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Debut song ‘Revolutionary Days’ from Poole singer Aaron James is a strong effort about real change

Revolutionary Days‘ from Poole singer Aaron James is a strong effort about real change that is of real meaning.

Aaron James is a singer-songwriter and musician from Poole in Dorset. He trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and this is a young musician who is putting all his efforts into music. There are Jazz, Soul and Pop influences all over this marvel of a track, you can feel the skill on each note which is glorious to hear.

This song is inspired by a deep inner longing for change on a revolutionary scale, and a feeling that change is coming, and can happen if we want it. The song is about a ‘spiritual revolution’, a changing of hearts and minds, and an awakening to the truth and standing up for what is right and just. It can relate to a revolution for human rights and freedom, against racism and sexism, for the preservation of the planet and the environment, for peace, against war, and for love and care for our fellow neighbor. It comes from a feeling that words are no longer enough, we need revolutionary action and now is the time for revolutionary days.

Revolutionary Days‘ from Aaron James is his debut and this is a top effort for his first released track. This song is made with a fierce attitude, his mindset is strong and he wants change. This is a feeling that millions of us are having currently, so many things have changed but not in the way that we want them to. A top song with real meaning is always welcome and you can feel the passion. This is music that means something and should be celebrated.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Bentley Robles – Cardiac: Meet Your New Queer Pop Icon

“Cardiac” is the latest euphoria-laced track to drop from breaking Pop artist Bentley Robles who hasn’t failed to amass plenty of hype since they made their debut in 2019. When you experience the wild energy in their bold and daring pop earworms, you’ll quickly understand why.

As a fellow queer, I can’t even express how in awe of Bentley Robles I am for the unapologetic expression contained in Cardiac. He provocatively owns his sexuality and invites listeners to embrace their own while simultaneously pulling you deeper in with the sultry grooves which come with a side serving of sticky-sweet romanticism.

Many artists fail to find the balance to feed you nothing but good vibes and grooves, Bentley Robles discernibly didn’t. Straight from the intro, you’ll be hooked into the anthemically-charged production.

With their transfixingly inviting vocals and massive sound, Bentley Robles’ name belongs at the top of festival bills. Remember those? They’ll be back eventually, I’m sure, until then, the NYC underground Pop artist will continue to dominate the airwaves. He’s the Queer Pop icon we never knew we needed, move over Peaches.

You can check out Cardiac via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Celebrate Romantic Freedom with Theofania’s sensationally raw Pop single “Heart Break Free”  

From the first vocal note in Pop artist Theofania’s latest single Heart Break Free, the sincerity becomes palpable, as does the sense that you’re about to embark on an emotional rollercoaster. When the chorus hits, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Starting off with a melancholic offering of introspection, Heart Break Free offers immediate depth and compassionately shares resonance with heartbroken. Yet, for the choruses, Theofania opted for high-vibe bass-driven energy which affirms that even if you feel like you’re drowning in apathy, the clouds will break, just like the chorus.

It’s tracks like Heart Break Free which really put into context the emotions, which if left unchecked, can ruin our self-esteem. With that in mind, Theofania’s Pop hit is worth its weight in aural gold.

You can check out Theofania’s single via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cami Bex is due to make her empoweringly salacious pop debut with “Type”

Cami Bex

Aussie Pop artist Cami Bex’s debut single Type is a melting pot of smooth grooves and empoweringly sultry lyricism which defies convention.

While some artists think that they need to be misandrists or crass to create feminist Pop hits, Cami Bex chose to utterly own her sexuality with some tongue-in-cheek attitude. And there’s even deeper lyrical context if you look past the flirty vibes. Type offers a nuanced assurance that even if you are messed up, you’re someone’s idea of perfection. If we’re all being a little honest with ourselves, we all need to hear that from time to time.

With producer Jordan Leonard on-side for her debut, Type was never going to fall flat. We’re stoked to hear what comes next.

Type is due for official release on November 6th. You can pre-save the single via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sedgeley lays down danceable grooves in their latest soul-soaked Pop hit “Dance with Your Lover”

Dancefloors across the globe may remain desolate, but that hasn’t stopped artists such as Sedgeley from producing seductively sweet tracks. Their latest release “Dance with Your Lover” is the amorous escapism that the airwaves have been crying out for.

There’s a beguilingly nostalgic air behind the track which contains plenty of appeal for fans of artists such as Seal, and aural nostalgia is more important now more than ever. It draws us back to a time where our lives weren’t quite so consumed with chaos and uncertainty. The sentimental air to Dance with Your Lover is consuming from the first verse. When the vocal sincerity hits, expect your soul to melt into the organic rhythmic alchemy of this stunningly produced release.

There’s plenty more in the pipeline from the London-based artist in 2020 and beyond. Save a spot on your radar.

You can check out the danceable grooves in Dance with Your Lover by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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‘Out of My Head’ from St. Louis singer Alibra is a passionate soul-saving call to find herself again

Out of My Head‘ from St. Louis singer Alibra is a passionate soul-saving call to find herself again, deep in the foggy midst of the wild jungles underneath us currently in 2020.

Alibra is a Los Angeles native and an Alt-Dark Pop artist with a flair of a seasoned creative, deep into her art-form and expression of her world right now. She is a whirlwind of a talent and this is all about making sure your ego doesn’t rule your head. You need to be clear in mind, body and soul to be truly happy inside. There are no quick fixes.

Your vision is blurry and something weird happens. You find your perspective know what you need to do.

St. Louis singer Alibra puts on quite the show with her electric style, she is authentic and not trying to be like another else. Quite the opposite in fact. This is a strong, intelligent and gifted artist who is putting her many talents to spell-binding results on ‘Out of My Head‘.

Click here to the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Never’ from Salt Lake City band Steve Michels & Foreign Figures is a widely enjoyable rock single

Orem in Utah is the home of Foreign Figures and they are in formidable form here on ‘Never‘.

The band members are Steve Michels, EJ Michels, Seth78, JonnyT and they all met while overseas and this bond has only strengthened over time. The sounds are explosive, well-delivered and with a flair that is so rare these days.

After proudly sharing the stage with the likes of X Ambassadors, Lukas Graham, Kesha, and American Authors plus touring their first EP ‘Overzealous‘ throughout the USA in 2019, the band hit the studio to create their next wave of music. The year has been crazy but productive too.

This is a love-filled pop rock track about wanting to be with someone so badly that it hurts. You are on a daydream and just want to be happy and not be a ghost. You feel that this love would be so strong if given the chance. Sadly things don’t seem to be working for you this time. You may need to find a new love or fight through for now.

Foreign Figures are on top form with ‘Never‘ and this is a late night song that is both sad and reflective, the mystery of love is all to see. The Utah band are a dazzling outfit that are worth a listen.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Inspired and focused: Enoka is quite radiant on ‘Salvation’

This is an artist who is inspired and lazer focused: Enoka is quite radiant on ‘Salvation‘, an ode to wanting a better life.

Enoka is a Swedish artist who has been doing vocal demo recordings for producers and artists but now is her time to shine. She is a joy to listen to and the whole combination of music is quite lovely to the soul.

You want a better life, you are tired of the average and want more. You just want to be happy and smiling each day. This is how life should be.

This the calling to the world from a ready woman. Enoka is quite fascinating on her new spiritual single ‘Salvation‘. This is a fine single that shows a maturing artist who is ready to make her own music, She feels free and ready to make as much quality music as possible. This is the start of something special.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Angelika Ates has started a fire with her new single ‘Hearts Alight’ ft Gabriel Rizza

You can almost taste tonal warmth when you hit play on EDM Pop artist Angelika Ates’ second single “Hearts Alight” featuring Gabriel Rizza.

Right from the intro, the ecstasy in the warmly anthemic steady beats starts to work its way into your bloodstream. After a sensually soulful build-up, you’re seamlessly shifted in an entrancingly rhythmic production which boasts the perfect touch of tribalism within the modern and stylistic feat of Progressive Tech House.

The structuring and the way Angelika Ates pulls Hearts Alight together makes it so much more than just vocals finding synergy with instrumental melodies. It’s all-consuming. It’s soul-serving. It’s pure transcendence.

Hearts Alight is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jessamine Barham – Marching On: A Sanity-Preservation Playlist Staple

After the release of her second album, there’s never been a better time to indulge in Jessamine Barham’s captivatingly devastating Alt-Indie Folk Pop sound.

The perfect introduction to her melancholically arrestive style is “Marching On” which compassionately addresses the very real fact that globally, we’re suffering from a loss of faith. Not just in a religious sense, but a loss of faith in our futures, ourselves, our leaders. The list is endless, but, as Jessamine Barham so poignantly alludes in this haunting release, it’s not easy to pull yourself out of a depressive hole, but that doesn’t mean that it is an impossibility for you to see more than just futility.

This track isn’t for the fainthearted. The directness of it may rub some salt in the wound, but just as with that tired old analogy, the salt (track) can heal after it stings.

I don’t make a habit of expressing personal gratitude in my reviews, but Jessamine Barham deserves so much more than fancy adjectives, she deserves recognition for this truly priceless record, for how candidly she approached the lyrics, for how cathartically resolving the soundscape became. So, thank you.

You can check out Marching On by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast