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Cinematic Irish dance-folk artist Dora Gola drops captivating 3rd single ‘Jestem’

With her full album ‘Dance with Danger‘ that is due for release in September 2022 almost ready for us to swim lovingly into, Dora Gola is quite sublime on her latest single that shall set you free on ‘Jestem‘.

Dora Gola is an incomparable Poland-born, Lahinch, Western Ireland-based dancer and electro-pop/folk singer-songwriter who makes that sensually stimulating and classy soundscape that will send you into a much better natural world.

Jestem, meaning ‘I am’ in Polish, demonstrates the dark moon aspect of Dora Gola’s musicality.” ~ Dora Gola

After transmitting us into a beautiful forest to heal again on ‘Flying Tree‘, the supremely authentic Dora Gola is quite mesmerizing on her latest release that will have you floating freely away from any negative noise. Her graceful charm is rather special yet again, as she shows us that natural energy created with only honest intentions, is the most attractive thing you can ever experience.

Jestem‘ from Poland-born, Lahinch, Western Ireland-based dancer and electro-pop/folk artist Dora Gola, is one of the most outstanding singles of 2022 so far. There is so much to lather calmly into here, as we are taken into a delightful trance that sends us into a galaxy that was previously incomprehensible. She is like a kind angel that has been sent from another world, to lead us into a space that is safe and filled with only that sweet and innocent love.

This is a stupendous track that will have you pausing whatever you were doing before, to close your stressed eyes so that you may feel reinvigorated again.

Hear this enchanting new single on Spotify and see her vision on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ukraine-born Ludwik Konopko sends us into a calmer world of love with ‘Ana’

Returning with a crossover single that will send your mind into a wonderful gaze, Ludwik Konopko is quite fantastic on the instrumental gem that will have you feeling like your objectives are about to come true on ‘Ana‘.

Ludwik Konopko is a Lviv, Ukraine-born, Poland-based indie-jazz guitarist and composer who makes a soothing blend of loving music masterpieces that seems to fill your mood up just right.

Ludwik Konopko is the leader of the ZOA Band, he also collaborates with the well-recognized Polish flamenco group Que Passa. Earlier, he was a leader of the Acoustic Travel Band and a co-founder of the Cocotier band and the group Tea Fan Club.” ~ Ludwik Konopko

With a comforting air of serenity that has your mind into a new place of possible potential that is certainly looming, Ludwik Konopko is quite outstanding on this tranquil track that is rather terrific that simmers so swiftly and switches your mentality away from any self-doubts.

In 2022, Ludwik Konopko was a finalist in the 20th UK Songwriter Contest and in the 18th International Acoustic Music Awards in the USA.” ~ Ludwik Konopko

Ana‘ from Poland-based indie-jazz guitarist and composer Ludwik Konopko, is a pacifying single that is such a glorious piece of work that will send you into a fabulous shimmering mood to have you smiling broadly. There is so much polish here and you will find yourself closing your eyes as you meditate yourself into a better momentum, as he sends us an instrumental single to truly treasure beyond any previous level of comprehension.

Check out this new single on Spotify and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Follow My Lead: DORA GOLA takes us into the beautiful forest with ‘Flying Tree’

After impressing us all with her amazing ‘Dark Sand‘, DORA GOLA is quite excellent on a new song that will have you singing from the top of your lungs and looking for that much-desired peace inside nature again on ‘Flying Tree‘.

DORA GOLA is a Poland-born, Lahinch, West Ireland-based indie dark electro-pop/folk solo artist, dancer, vocal and performance coach, and courageous Vitiligo survivor.

Her music looks to rekindle the connection that has been lost between humanity and mother nature, forcing us all to rediscover the simple beauty of the earth and bridge the gap that has grown in these modern times. Through a spiritual language that holds no barriers, her music is a rediscovery of ancestral roots, mystery, and sensuality.” ~ DORA GOLA

With her naked bare feet guiding us into a safe space to truly be free again, DORA GOLA sends us a spark filled light to uncover our true consciousness again with a breathtaking display here. She sings with such pure enjoyment and you feel like her angelic ambience is so delightfully real, far away from the darkly-lit world that can bring you down so easily if you let it emerge victoriously.

Flying Tree‘ from the fearless dance-infused Lahinch-based solo artist DORA GOLA, is an absolute anthem that is all about keeping the love strong and never forgetting that hope is just around the corner if you look deep enough. With stunning vocals, a catchy beat that illuminates only good energy to blow away the doom and gloom, this is the kind of track to play when you are feeling a bit down and need some of that much-needed inspiration again.

Listen to this soul-healing single on Spotify and see more of her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Peaceful Place: Poland’s Ludwik Konopko puts our stressed-out minds at ease on ‘Zoa’ (Raia Version)

Taken skillfully from his recent ten-track album named ‘Raia‘, Ludwik Konopko carefully transmits so much heartfelt peace and rare care from his trusty guitar for us to bathe in restfully, on his latest single called ‘Zoa’ (Raia Version).

Ludwik Konopko is an accomplished and multi-talented indie-jazz and bluesy world-fusion musician, guitarist and composer who is based in Katowice, Poland. The ZOA Band leader, he is a highly experienced musician who has been playing at home and overseas since the late 80’s.

His guitar music incorporates elements of blues, jazz, flamenco, and world music.” ~ Ludwik Konopko

You feel so safe and warmly comforted by a true great who has an incredible skill – which has been trained up from all those years putting in the hard work – as you carefully close your worried eyes, so you can feel a sense of calm restoring into your blurry eyes.

He had his first public appearance as a guitarist at the age of 19, when he performed in an orchestra conducted by the composer Virko Baley at the Lviv National Philharmonic.” ~ Ludwik Konopko

Zoa’ (Raia Version) from the worldwide acclaimed Polish indie-jazz/blues/world artist, composer and guitarist Ludwik Konopko, is that true graceful effort which has your feet tapping delightfully. There are no vocals here to cloud our minds, only a fantastic beat and world class guitar playing, that has your weary head feeling so much more thoughtful than before. This is the type of track to put on when your whole body is racing off the tracks from too much stimulation, as you take a break and free up your consciousness, so that you may return confidently to former glories.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bravely Climbing Out: DORA GOLA desires so much more on her rousing new single ‘Dark Sand’

With a mesmerizing presence that has you eagerly awaiting her each stirringly sung word, DORA GOLA sings with such dynamism about how she wants so much more for her heart to flourish on ‘Dark Sand‘.

DORA GOLA is a sensational Poland-born, Ireland-based singer-songwriter, nature lover, professional dancer and vocal coach, with a heartfelt desire to reach her goals, no matter what obstacles are blocking her way.

She sings with a wild spirit that is so exciting and has you gazing into your soul as she keeps you alluringly captivated, her vocals catch your minds attention as you feel her pain and longing for something more, that is far away from the cold darkness.

This is the story about how you can feel like you are deep underground sometimes – as the warm embrace isn’t quite there yet – no matter how much you want it.

Dark Sand‘ from the wonderfully multi-talented Lahinch, Ireland-based singer-songwriter/dancer/vocal teacher DORA GOLA, is a spirited single that full of life from a vibrantly enthusiastic woman who gives her all each day.

Stream this new single on her Spotify and visit her IG for more inspiration from this incredible creative.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jalpa shows so much courage with this inspiring track ‘In Your Blood’

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is the home of Jalpa and this fine producer is back with ‘In Your Blood‘.

Jalpa produced this song after reading one too many horror stories about human beings not having the right to love. Now more than ever we need to all come together, as one to speak up about wrongs in the world that can be changed. With a 3rd of Poland is a ‘LGBT-free zone’. this is a terrible event that should be more well-known globally but due to current events, this has been lost on the world.

Jalpa shows such courage to send through this message on ‘In Your Blood‘. This is an indie edm track that picks up steam and is a worthwhile listen with some interesting layers to keep you guessing.

Standing up for what you believe in, is so important for the soul. This is what makes you stronger and wiser. This is a very cleverly made video that is nice and simple, a song that is meaningful helps too. With the world trying to recover, hopefully there will be a time soon that all Poland’s residents feel safe and not forced to move or hide who they are really are.

Find out more about Poland’s struggle with LGBT-free zones.

Click here for the YouTube video.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jakub Byzia is here with tremendous single ‘Beloved in the Fairground’

Polish singer-songwriter Jakub Byzia is here with a fantastic new song and it’s called ‘Beloved in the Fairground‘.

Jakub Byzia is a guitarist, composer, producer currently based in Warsaw, Poland. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Jakub pursues a career in the music industry as a solo artist. He is such a talent and the class shines through here.

Born in Warsaw, POLAND, Jakub started singing early on and later picked up the guitar when he turned 11. To further his music education, he studied jazz for two years in Dublin, Ireland and later completed his music studies in Boston. His performance history covers multiple music contests, various Warsaw music clubs, the Grand Orchestra of Christmas Charity concert in Berlin, Polish National Television appearances and a number of regular shows at the Warsaw music theatre, Studio Buffo.

This is about remembering your youth and those days in the playground. With exquisite guitar riffs and that fine voice, this is a top song with lots of heart. With a long intro, you really get into this song as it builds up all the way. ‘Beloved in the Fairground‘ from Jakub Byzia is such a fine effort as this has class written all over it.

Click here for the splendid Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Polish artist KAŚKA brings the beauty back to 2020 with the electrifying ”Insomaniac”

KAŚKA is a Polish singer-songwriter and producer based in South East London in England. She absolutely rips through the mic with her outstanding new single called ”Insomaniac”.

Electronics, jazz, hip-hop and ambient music is the vibe here. The song washes away all doubt in my heart and I feel like I’m living in a dream, floating on clouds with KAŚKA right beside me.

Pre-covid, KAŚKA was doing a postgraduate degree in Popular Music at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London. This is a musician that is pushing herself to be the best version of herself.

Insomaniac is a word that she created to describe a person who enjoys staying up late at night. This track is her celebration of the night and its unique sounds and vibe. As a night owl myself, I totally relate to this idea and notion.

Polish musician KAŚKA’s ”Insomaniac” catapults her right to the top of my music playlist. This is a song to be enjoyed late at night of course, while watching the stars or meditating to relax. I love everything about this track and feel so much more relaxed. The layers here are breathtaking- from the rattlesnake-sounding shakers at the beginning to the electronic influences that slithers through the skin of the track. This is an outstanding effort.

Stream this wonderful song on SoundCloud.

Head through to Spotify to hear more.

Facebook is the place to find out more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Up and coming artist Maz drops his first single Godfather

Barely 20 years old and with a confident drive, Poland-born and UK-raised artist Maz drops his first hip hop track Godfather.

Gaining groove from Drake-alike beats and rap style, Godfather is a minimalistic hip hop effort that clutches blunt words and lyrics while keeping the music in a steady loop, as if Maz was vocally announcing his debut into the music scene. Despite being a novice, Maz shows an energetic and thoughtful approach and stresses how important it is to encourage people to pursue music.

By drawing likes to his up and coming project, Maz hopes he’ll bring awareness to North Wales, where he resides, and undertakes a tough yet brave journey that his grit will certainly back up.

You can listen to Godfather for yourself on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.