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Miranda Journey Takes Experimental Indie Rock to the Next Level with “Oh My!”

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Anyone who has had to deal with insipidly passive-aggressive people should find plenty of powerful resonance in Miranda Journey’s latest Indie Folk Rock single “Oh My!”

The up and coming Ontario-based singer-songwriter created high-tempo hit which may flirt with elements of Pop, but the Synth-infused chaos in Oh My! allows the track to remain firmly in the Alt Rock arena. And with Surf Rock guitars thrown into the mix, I can guarantee you’ve never heard anything like the rhythmic frenzy in Oh My!

Miranda Journey may be fresh from her inception after releasing her debut EP earlier in 2019, but her eccentric and electrifying artistic charisma already allows her to stand out with distinction. It’s going to be incredibly exciting to see what comes next from Miranda Journey.

You can check out Miranda Journey’s latest single Oh My! for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Hannah Lorimer – Rewind: Alchemically Cathartic Neo-Sou

Sublimely smooth servings of Neo-Soul will never go out of style. Especially not ones as alchemically cathartic as the latest single “Rewind” from up and coming artist Hannah Lorimer.

Any fans of Norah Jones, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Etta James are definitely going to want to turn their attention to the song which pulled so much inspiration from these artists. Yet, Rewind doesn’t solely rely on assimilating what already lingers on the airwaves.

Hannah Lorimer’s distinctively contemporary approach to Neo-Soul incorporates transfixing elements of Jazz, giving Rewind a sense of free-flowing rhythm, which is all too tempting to be pulled along with as the track unfolds. It’s intricate, it’s captivating, and your playlists will thank you for welcoming the soulful resonance of Rewind onto them.

You can check out Hannah Lorimer’s latest single Rewind for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Singer-Songwriter Roxie Jane is Set to Drop an Anthemic Masterpiece with “Gold”

Roxie Jane

Up and coming Pop artist Roxie Jane is set to release her hardest-hitting contemporary ballad yet. “Gold” is a single which makes no apology for the evocative meaning it shares, or the clever use of anthemic effect it uses to really drive that undiluted pensively empowering message home.

After only hearing a short teaser of Gold, it’s all too impossible not to be convinced of the massive commercial potential behind the singer-songwriter. Her sound boasts a rare authenticity and conviction which remains palpable through the powerful delivery of her lyrics. Roxie Jane also easily sets herself apart through how much she dares to express through her lyricism to create a massive hit.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Gold for yourselves. So in the meantime, head on over to the artist’s Spotify page.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Carly and Martina – 10 Years Later: Stylistically Smooth Sun-Soaked Pop

People can change a lot in ten years unless we allow our pasts to define us. Which is aptly alluded to in Carly and Martina’s latest stylistically smooth Pop single “10 Years Later”.

Expect Californian sun-soaked melodies and a chorus so catchy that it might need some persuading to leave your synapses alone. But the Chicago-based duo did much more than create just another easily ingestible earworm. They used their introspective and experience to how far you can come by not letting rejection and regret shape the future. With resonant lyrics in the verses leading up to the insanely infectious countdown in the chorus “8 crazy exes, 7 big mistakes…” 10 Years Later is a track which bleeds radio-ready resonance.

The power of the Country Pop harmonies combined with the authenticity of the sentiment behind Carly and Martina’s latest release definitely isn’t something you hear every day. Especially from 17-year-old songwriters.

You can check out Carly and Martina’s latest single 10 Years Later for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hannah Acfield Makes Her Soulfully Enamouring Debut with the Album “Searching”

It’s not all too often that I get the pleasure of describing tracks as ethereal, moody, and soulful all at the same time. But Hannah Acfield certainly isn’t your average artist, and her debut solo album “Searching” perceptibly isn’t your average aural offering from an up and coming artist either.

Fans of Nadine Shah will undoubtedly appreciate the tensile, feminine power which is found in the title track of the album.

While the ability to project soul-splintering harmonies isn’t a requirement in music, it certainly helps you to become captivated with this soundscape which incorporates elements of Soul, Indie, Folk, and Pop.

Debut tracks really don’t come much more promising than Searching; the funk in the basslines and the creeping wails of the organ come together in a stylistic aural smorgasbord of catharsis. And there are very few ways to accurately allude to Hannah Acfield’s arrestive vocal dynamics.

You can check out Hannah Acfield’s debut album which was released September 9th for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Penelope Darling releases brand new single ‘My Mind’

Covering Abbey Smith, aka Yebba, Penelope Darling releases a version of her song ‘My Mind’.

An amazing range, a powerful voice from bass vocals to higher pitches along with a robust vibrato, this is an excellent take on ‘My Mind; adding to the original song a pop feel and a lot more instruments. Currently based in London where she’s mainly performing, Penelope Darling draws inspiration from artists such as Sam Smith and Adele but also shows a big passion for Yebba – the reason why she decided to cover the song.

It is to be expected to get new material that she’s likely to drop in a couple of months time. 

Review By Jim Esposito

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 F4CADE – Sand: Captivatingly Expressive Indie Art Pop

I can imagine that up and coming up and coming artist F4CADE is destined to read through countless Kate Bush comparisons throughout their career. And while there are some vocal reminiscences through the captivatingly artful harmonies, there is plenty more to be found in this artist’s expression. Especially when it comes to their latest single “Sand”.

Sand will leave you with the irresistible compulsion to crank up the volume to hear the full intensity of the Indie Post Punk instrumental arrangement which will leave you mesmerised by the intricacy which perceptively intensifies as the track progresses.

Allowing Sand to build up into a stunning arrangement of groove-soaked guitars and crashing percussion at the end allows the feeling of rhythmic satedness to carry on for long after the single has crept to a close.

You can check out the official music video for F4CADE’s latest single “Sand” for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Francesca Mondi Releases her Latest Artfully Jazz-Infused Single “In a Man’s Arms”

“In a Man’s Arms” is the latest archaically inclined arrestive single from up and coming Jazz Fusion Pop artist Francesca Mondi. Of course, there was no forgetting her ethereally enamouring voice after we checked out her 2017 Jazz Fusion hit “Devil’s Door”.

But in the time between the releases, the London-based songstress has found even more alchemic ways to infuse nostalgic sounds into contemporary soundscapes which can be defined by their mellifluous harmonies and cathartic rhythms.

Put it this way, if the new Bond film is looking for a sensual jazzy track for the soundtrack, they wouldn’t go far wrong with Francesca Mondi’s stunning contribution to the airwaves.

You can check out the official video to Francesca Mondi’s latest single In a Man’s Arms for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bronwyn Silk – Nobody Likes You: Sensuously Emotive Chill Pop

Thankfully, Bronwyn Silk’s latest single “Nobody Likes You” wasn’t the ‘empowered’ mean girl Pop which I anticipated from the title.

Instead, the ambient chill Pop single offers an inventively emotive soundscape which is soaked with authentic soul. Many Pop artists will try to refrain from sounding human and vulnerable in their tracks, but Bronwyn Silk isn’t one to hide behind smoke and mirror melodies, instead, she lays herself bare through the deep introspective found in her lyricism.

There really is little room to wonder why Bronwyn Silk is amassing plenty of attention with her sensuously captivating approach to Pop. With over 1 million streams on her collaborative singles, it’s evident that this is just the beginning for Bronwyn Silk.

You can check out Bronwyn Silk’s single Nobody Likes You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Melica – Calling: Soulfully Melodic R&B Pop

London-based up and coming artist Melica has recently dropped her fourth single “Calling”, which will definitely be of appeal to any fans of 90s R&B Pop.

While Calling may carry the same empowering evocative energy as urban earworms created decades ago, Calling still carries plenty of contemporary appeal thanks to the infusion of Trap into the soulfully melodic hit.

As much as we appreciated Calling, it was easy to feel that the backing vocals were slightly unnecessary in the mix. Melicia has such a powerful vocal dynamic which wouldn’t have failed to stand alone in Calling. Yet, that’s not to say that Calling wasn’t a hit; Melicia is an emerging artist with plenty of potential – you only need to listen to the raw power in her harmonies and the expression in her lyrics to realise that.

You can check out Melica’s latest single Calling for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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