‘Insomnia‘ is the spectacular new space-rockin’ jam from the Orlando planet wanderers named Saucers Over Washington.
A new side project of Grizzly Atoms songwriter, Nik Sidella, this is quite the breath-taking song. A powerful riff, the production on point, with a UFO-inspired theme that is a bit spooky, and fills your heart with inspiration to rock through the storms that await us.
Saucers Over Washington take their unique name from the now famous UFO flap that occurred in the Washington D.C. area in July 1952, their brand of shoegaze and noise rock is a joy to hear, you get lost in their music and this should be a definite playlist-adder to remember that great music is still around. It might be a bit harder to find but you can find it in abundance.
The idea for the Saucers Over Washington band name was originally conceived as an underlying concept for an album—namely a way to connect the paranormal with shoegaze music—that eventually took on a grander form as a blueprint for a new band and a new approach to both making music and connecting to an audience. This new direction is fantastic and shows how new forms of music will always appear organically. Always a better taste than music with no soul.
Lyrically, ‘Insomnia‘ explores the lead singer’s struggle with the debilitating fog of insomnia brought on by a history of horrific night terrors in childhood and the accompanying frustration of feeling like one has lost control of their own body and mind. The single is the first of two that will be released and eventually featured on a split EP with The Grizzly Atoms to be released later on in 2020.
With lots on the go, a new direction and a hunger to evolve, ‘Insomnia‘ from Saucers Over Washington is up there with the most creative music of the year.
Jared Sylvia portrays the world right now with the relevant ‘Wake Me Up Tomorrow‘. This is inspired by the dumpster fire that is 2020 and is sung with such purpose.
Singer-songwriter Jared Sylvia is from Orlando in the USA and he sings on this catchy beat that sums up this crazy year. This is a worthwhile listen and you will connect with this one.
You feel like you are going to die young so it makes no difference what is happening today. You feel like tomorrow is going to be a better day and you miss that special person. You lust for them and without them you feel lost and not yourself. Will you be able to break from this and move on or stay in this state forever? You can’t sleep all the time however and need to snap out of this funk that you find yourself in. Or will you stay in this mode forever? Time will tell.
Jared Sylvia sings with such relevance on ‘Wake Me Up Tomorrow‘ and this indie-pop number is a great song in 2020. What a year it’s been right? This single will make you feel better as tomorrow should be a better day.
Orlando-based Hip Hop artist Nature has recently dropped their lyrically-charged experimentally fresh standout single “Correction”.
If you didn’t feel passionate about the BLM movement before hitting play on Correction, you will after the progressive track has faded to a close. Correction kicks off with archaic hazy tones before the rattle of the Trap beats dominate the mix and creates a solid platform for Nature’s bars.
Expect clean and crisp beats with rapid-fire Rap delivery which leaves you hooked on every syllable in Nature’s verses as the track starts. But as Correction progresses, the soundscape drops in tempo making Nature’s lyrics even more resonating.
With lines like “I’m terrified someone wants to end me” after a lyrical attack on the vicious pious prejudiced minds who reinforce systematic racial oppression, Correction hits insanely hard.
You can check out Nature’s single Correction for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
PANDDA was born in Fayetteville, Georgia. He now calls his Orlando his home. and has moved up to near the top of the Hip Hop ranks. I like how he wants to take out the materialism in the music game and this effort must be appreciated.
The song is well-produced and I like the feature from Young Drumma as he spits truth bombs on this one that deserves our eyes and ears. This lyrical ability from PANDDA is very easy to see and he rhymes about real like stories. Life is emotional so we need to keep out cool when the pressure is at it’s highest.
”Emotions” is a tight track and these two make a good team. This could be the call for a new sound in the world as we move past what was old and slide in the new future music stars. A new dawn is here.
Head to Soundcloud to hear more from this Hip Hop team.
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Under the influence of 90’s alternative rock and grunge and with a handful of songs produced within multiple past acts, Night Hymn is the first single by the solo project named Ghost and Ember.
Night Hymn presents itself as a rock ballad with mellow hints of alternative rock and grunge that you can mainly appreciate in each instrumental section in the arrangement. With drums and bass beautifully sticking together for a solid rhythmic section, an overdrive guitar accompanies the pleasing vocal melodies, giving back a pop rock feel that many of us were so drawn to in the 90’-00’s.
By channelling all of his previous efforts, Ghost and Ember is the project by Shay that embodies and fulfils the artist’s experiences throughout the years. It’s a combination of different opportunities where he definitely had enough time, and drive, to hone his song-writing and sound, supporting his dream to become a renowned musician.
Known for their breakout reggae infused debut song ‘’”Freedom on the Line” from 2016, G.W Souther are back with ’We Don’t Wanna Talk About It’’. It’s a solid song, with all the right moves and top musicianship. This is the final song on their new ‘’F I S H’’ album from 2020.
After working with Christina Milian, G Eazy, Jeremih, and Snoop Dogg lately, this band is growing each day and are making quite a name for themselves with festival appearances in the US.
I do feel like they should go back to their reggae roots but totally understand the change of direction on new album ‘’F I S H’’. Each band must evolve but I do prefer the earlier releases from ‘’Freedom On The Line’’. They had a special groove going that I miss.
Look out for more quality music from G.W. Souther, a band who seem like good guys that just want to make good music and entertain. They have soul and make people happy, the whole point of music in the first place.
Billy Mick has released his track ‘’Take It As It Comes’’. With a variety of sounds from Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, he has created something that gets you feeling good.
With an up-lifting rhythm and a cheerful atmosphere to go along with it, not to mention the crazy amounts of energy that is injected into it. Billy sure knows how to take his audience by surprise, at first you’d think it’d be more a 80’s classic hit, with the use of synthesizers, gated snares and programmed beats, the synth of the song leads you into many dimensions and that’s why this one needs to be added to your playlist.
But then this full on Country sound comes rolling in and combines with that 80’s throwback style, a rather diverse mixture but one that works so incredibly well together.
Billy Micks has completely delved into music in such a positive manor, not being afraid to mix it up and rather than modernising his sound to be more up to date with this day and age, he instead wanted to hook his audience in and send them back on a journey through time and it’s so mesmerising to listen too.
Check out Billy Micks Take It As It Comes by heading over to Spotify now.
There aren’t many tracks that can get me to proclaim feelings of love before the chorus even begins. But Handmade Amigo’s second debut single “Let it Roll, Or the Whale” hit the spot like no other musical collective have before. The Psychedelic Soft Indie Rock & Roll Jam is a carnality of uplifting pleasures that reminded me of the sweet melodies of bands such as Dinosaur Jr.
They teased the introduction with a lullaby of sonorous sound before crashing into the verse with a raucous ensemble of percussion headed by a bass soaked atmospheric beat. Attempting to deconstruct this track is ion impossible. The complexities and melodies fuse themselves so tightly together, it’s just best to sit back, relax and enjoy the cacophony on offer from The Orlando, Florida based quartet.
The Handmade Amigo’s switch from rattling guitar riffs with an adequate pinch of moody reverberations straight through to piano sweeps to reincarnate the song through every second of the 04:26 duration.
Judging by the innocently charming music video, they’ve got a long way to come in the industry, but I’m most definitely sold on what they have to offer.
Project X is an EDM producer based in the United States with a strong vision and sense of aesthetic which translates to a sound that gradually evolves in metamorphosis with themes leading into each other in a steady flow. “The X Complex” is indeed an example of this, featuring persistent melodic phrases with gradual changes in texture and form and a pumping rhythm which highlights the lower part of the texture. Although constant change is one of the main factors in Project X’s sound, the thematic material and instrumental tones chosen remain distinguishable throughout until the very end.
Starting off with a low and steady beat together with one of the main melodic phrases, although maintaining a thin texture, the material is delivered convincingly with a swift change into a heavier texture that pushes the beat forward and immerses the listener further. With a slightly haunting and dark character the music constantly grows through to the end, providing newer melodic themes that keep developing. All the sounds are mixed in balance and the sonorities chosen indeed give the track its own particular sound which creates an immersive atmosphere of a morphing illusion, making the song ready to hit the dance floors.