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Why can’t we accept ourselves: Arja Kraska bravely speaks up and sings with substantial class on ‘Standards’

With her honest insight into a traumatic issue that has been plaguing teenagers and young women for years, Arja Kraska sings so passionately about the blurred ‘Standards‘ made popular by fashion magazines, that only creates unnecessary anxiety for impressionable minds.

Electrifying San Francisco, California-based singer-songwriter Arja Kraska, has grown up with music flowing through her creative veins, from getting the taste of the arts at elementary school, to returning to her true love when she was sixteen years old. She sings with that real passion and her meaningful voice makes your whole body shiver with admiration, at what her message is portraying.

This is the sadly very real story of a talented young woman who has grown up like so many before her, scrolling through airbrushed fashion magazines and looking at skinny models, wishing that she was like them and worrying about her looks.

Her voice grows stronger as the song moves into high gear as she has grown the self-awareness that she is indeed real, while other girls use their looks to get free drinks but inside, are actually unhappy and don’t have anything else to offer the world. She is worried for fellow girls like her, who haven’t been able to break free and instead starve themselves, hurting their malnourished bodies in the process.

Standards‘ from California’s young pop starlet Arja Kraska, is a truthful gem that shows her glorious voice to the world and maturing role model mind at one, realizing that she is on the right path to ignoring mainstream hype that is actually damaging and not helpful for her health in the slightest.

Her real message is one that needs to be heard worldwide, over and over until things change. Accepting yourself is the only way to true freedom and those that truly care about you, will lead you into the right direction of fulfillment with that real love.

Hear this inspiring new track on Spotify and see more from this incredibly gifted young singer on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Put that mask on: funky.teacher urges us to be safe during this ‘Quarantine’

funky.teacher returns with a real and simple message to his students and to the world; on the new single ‘Quarantine‘.

Stanley Williams aka funky.teacher is an indie singer-songwriter and full-time teacher, who makes music from the heart to help others heal.

Chill, funky and electronic music forged together is the aim and this is music that has all three of these exciting elements, all meshed into a happy classroom of listeners and good grooves that makes you think. Simple advice is often the hardest for some to follow as they seem to know everything sometimes. This is an artist who strives to send out a positive message that is sensible and easy to consume.

With the whole world in home-bound detention for the time being, a song like this is welcome relief as it is catchy and gets the message across quite nicely. His boundless energy and foresight shines through the school hall of life and into our hearts from this genuine multi-skilled musician and full-time teacher.

Quarantine‘ from funky.teacher is a soulful and relevant message from the real school teacher and solo musician. If we could all follow simple advice and not be on different pages, the world would be a much safer place and probably over this horrid pandemic right now.

With a music style that keeps it real, this is an artist who only seeks to promote safety and common sense during these wild times. Just like a proper role model should.

Stream this true message on Spotify and see the story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Atlanta R&B singer Diamonn shows us her incredible vocal ability on ‘Blame Me’

Atlanta R&B singer Diamonn shows us her incredible vocal ability on ‘Blame Me‘ and this is such a strong effort from a musician with substance. She certainly delivers on this new single and we need to all take notice.

A recently enrolled student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, you get the feeling that this young artist is just getting started. She has that quiet confidence which has to be admired. This is a well-brought up young lady, she has class and is creative, her strength is clear to see. She wasn’t accepted at Berklee last year so what did she do? Give up and blame everyone? No, she applied again and won. That is called backing yourself.

You blame yourself for what has happened and are taking the time to have a think about everything. They have a hold over you and you blame yourself for catching feelings, you couldn’t help it. You are now going to be stronger and wiser from this experience.

Blame Me‘ from Diamonn is a bright song, full of fantastic visuals and she shows the world that this is an artist who is here to stay. The Atlanta singer is a shining light in a dark year for the world.

Click here for the YouTube page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen