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What We Need: Hidden Shackles feels them watching like flies on ‘White Collar Lies’

Feeling our society being used and taken for a ride at every corner, Hidden Shackles knows that we have to remain sharp, otherwise our fragile brains may be washed into the machine forever on ‘White Collar Lies‘.

Hidden Shackles is a UK-based indie rock band who performs from the heart and refuses to let anyone blind them from what the truth is.

A politically motivated anthem written to resonate with anyone who is fed up with the current dismal state of the world. It echoes the voices of those most oppressed by capitalism and informs those who fall ignorant. It also calls out the rich and powerful who misuse societal systems through their webs of corruption and self interest.” ~ Hidden Shackles

Urging us to keep our souls alive forever and away from those sketchy narratives that are only teaching us the wrong things, Hidden Shackles bravely encourages us all to unite and to stand up for what is right and not let the greed seep into our conciousness like a poisoned apple.

Whether it’s inequality, human rights, politics or social justice issues, they use their music to vent their anger and frustration.” ~ Hidden Shackles

Sung with an extraordinarily courageous tone and with a rocking vibe that will urge you to speak up for humanity despite the risks associated, this is an important single from a tight group who gel together rather sweetly.

White Collar Lies‘ from the UK-based indie rock band Hidden Shackles is a fearless song from a team who believe what they are doing will indeed make a difference. Showing us that we need to avoid the slippery slopes that can take you into rocky climates if you let it, this is a reflective experience to remember deeply.

Leading the way and bringing us into a mindful place that is away from the rubbish we can easily consume, this is a welcome guiding light into a better place where we know what is real and what isn’t.

Listen up to this thought-provoker on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Standing up for what is right: Rich Chambers rock and rolls his way into our hearts with the truthfully-aware ‘I’m So Tired’

Rich Chambers shows his growing displeasure with the current political climate in the USA, with his new single called ‘I’m So Tired‘.

A former band member and now a true solo indie-rock singer-songwriter, Rich Chambers makes that moving-the-soul kind of music, that gets you thinking and grooving at the same time.

”Inspired by, or should I say appalled by, the events I saw in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, as an angry mob stormed Capitol Hill, I put together this video.”-Rich Chambers

With a rocking delivery that certainly gets his point across as the graphic video hits home hard, we are treated to a real pro that has seen the ups and downs of the music industry. He has such a strong voice with a driving guitar style that simmers into your heart and flows through to your whole body. He voice shows the frustration with what so many incompetent leaders have let grow for years and enough is enough.

I’m So Tired‘ from solo singer-songwriter Rich Chambers is an honest story about how this self-aware artist felt after witnessing the horrific events on Capitol Hill, as he felt the need to express himself to the world. With a passionate tone and gripping lyrics that tell you how it is, this is a welcome addition to a movement that is growing and growing each day. Finding solutions to solvable problems is the call and this is not much to ask.

When you are fed up, the best way is the express yourself through art and this is exactly what happened in this fine track. Even the most patient human has a line and this is it, right before us.

Hear this truthful song about life in the USA on YouTube and see his IG for more stories.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘American Villain’ is the fiery new Indie-Rock political track from Seattle-based singer-songwriter Rusty Reid

American Villain‘ is the fiery new Indie-Rock political track from Seattle-based singer-songwriter Rusty Reid as he shows his frustration and ultimately anger, with how the previous four years has gone in the USA.

Rusty Reid is a true singer-songwriter who has seen the ups and downs of the music industry. After early success in his career in various bands, he moved around a lot with stints in Houston and LA. After his music career unfortunately faltered out just after 9/11 due to a few factors, he retired from the game for over 10 years. Then, the creativity came back and the hunger to make music was burning inside.

This is a true American comeback story. This is a man who knows who he is deep inside and being totally honest is one of them.

“Shortly into Donald Trump’s term as president I realized that he is truly a villain. in every sense. He’s a liar. He’s a conman. He’s a chauvinist. He’s a racist. He’s homophobic. He’s anti-science. He’s anti-democratic. He’s a thug. He’s a thief.”- Rusty Reid

Rusty Reid sings about his true feeling on Donald Trump with his new single ‘American Villain‘. He connected the dots and soon realized that something was wrong. He went with his gut and releases a brave single that is all about how things have gone backwards in the country he loves. With a gritty voice, skillful guitar playing and lots of lyrics that cut deep into the truth, this is a singer to be admired.

Here is the Soundcloud link to hear more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Family Hike’ from Bay Area group Driftr is a woke Hip Hop track for modern times

Family Hike‘ from Bay Area group Driftr is a woke Hip Hop track for modern times and this comes right before the USA elections in 2020. With a sharp lyrical arsenal, this one is a track you need to hear.

This is all about relating to what is going on right now and keeping sane too. A Hip Hop track with a real message, this is rapped with much skills and the beat matches perfectly. With future soul influences, this is a song that gets into your head and never leaves- in a good way of course.

Driftr rap about politics and real life on ‘Family Hike‘. They speak on common fears about modern times and what is currently happening in the USA specifically. This is a song with a sense of humor too as they say that the revolution will be on Netflix rather than on the streets. A ability to have a sense of humor in 2020 is highly needed.

This is a track with a powerful flow and you need to admire this effort in trying times. A real star in the making here, this is a cleverly made track that will upset some people but inspire many others. No two songs are the same from this exciting act and this is another gem. Don’t forget to vote America,

Click here for the Soundcloud link to hear more.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

”Bad Govament” is a powerful message from Nigerian singer LADe

There comes a time where you feel upset with what you see each day. You can either keep it inside or find a creative way to express your feelings. Music can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.

LADe is the stage name of Omolade Bisiriyu, a Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer. He made his name as an underground artist with the release of his first single ”Pause” back in 2018. LADe is currently signed to Naki Music and is an artist on the rise with his laid-back style and powerful lyrics. This is a man who is clearly frustrated with the current political landscape in his country.

LADe sings with passion as isn’t afraid to speak out on difficult issues. His music is relevant and big things are expected on the Nigerian music scene for this young artist. With a easy going style and dance hall influences, you feel like you are listening to a friend who is being totally honest with you. The production matches this artists dreams and this is a quality single for the tough times. ”Bad Govament” is a politically charged release that is built up from years of struggle in Nigeria and we hope that conditions improve quickly and everyone can live in peace through music.

Stream this song here on Spotify and check out his whole music collection.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen