If you had to sum up Garvey’s debut release in one word, smooth is the most apt one that springs to mind. It isn’t just that this slow but powerful, pop infused R&B ballad is a wonderful blend of the infectious vocal hooks and sultry late night vibes, there is also something in the way that it is put together which sees it out pace its musical rivals.
Sitting easily alongside modern acts such as Sam Smith and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man it also draws on older references such as gospel harmonies and the songs of the soul music heyday and threads them together around a slow burning dynamic build as it heads towards its crescendo. Rock guitars, plaintive pianos and sumptuous vocal treatments are all gathered in to build the drama and drive on its way to its conclusion and the result is a wonderful calling card for an artist who is definitely going to be one to watch from now on.
Pop singer-songwriter, Nick Deutsch, announces the release of his new single, “Under Your Ocean.”
The track is the first taste from his EP “Heart Saver” released this past November. The EP is a follow-up to his 2015 release, Crazy Ride . Melissa Kucirek of Hot Indie News , raved about Crazy Ride, stating, “I’m convinced Nick Deutsch is the next big thing. Convinced. Overall, he garners a solid A+ review for his enjoyable Crazy Ride. ” The new track “Under Your Ocean” has already gained recognition, earning a UK Commended Entry Nomination for Best Pop Song 2015 and a semi-finalist for Best Pop Male Voice at the 2015 International Vocalist Competition.
The New York-based musician started making music at the age of 10, and by his early teens, he was performing at his local Border Books Cafe and coffee houses. Taking after his musician mother, he developed a love for jazz and classical piano. Deutsch made his way to NYU, where he befriended the CEO of the New York Songwriter’s circle,Tina Shafer (who has worked with Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin Degraw and Norah Jones).
Shafer’s support and guidance led Deutsch to booking shows at venues such as CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Cafe Vivaldi and Ella Lounge. Soon after, he began working with award-winning producer Joey Auch (Rachel Platten, Erin Bowman, Brittany Cairns). Deutsch has performed with Ian Axle (Great Big World), Jillette Johnson and performed with American Idol finalistMarissa Pontecorvo. Aside from his awards for “Under Your Ocean,” he was the recipient of the 2011 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Award and the 2011 New York Songwriter’s Circle Award. His lyrics for “Crazy Ride” have wonmmultiple nominations and were printed in the American Songwriter Magazine in 2014. Deutsch has been featured onBuzzfeed, Pop Vulture Magazine, Spoke Magazine and more . Stay tuned for more from Nick Deutsch and his upcoming EP!
The HOLY video was directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph, who recently was awarded by the White House with the 30 under 30 Emerging Carribean American Leaders Award. The video stars Golden Globe nominee and Satellite Award Winner, Sarah Hay and was choreographed by Polish So You Think You Can Dance star, Ida Nowakowska Herndon. The song and video also feature Rhea Dummet, who tours singing with Pharrel Williams and sang on his hit song ‘Happy’.
The electro-soul-funk band of multi-instrumentalists led by joint frontmen Edan Freiberger and Adam Epelbaum have been sparking up dancefloors at 1am in sold-out clubs around their adopted home of Los Angeles since they found each other at UCLA. Their set-up of falsetto swagger, horns, electric violin, and endless keyboards have made them a must-see band around the local scene of East Hollywood and Downtown LA. B00TY are the ideal visceral hedonistic party hang for anyone who wants to channel themselves back to the original vibe of 1970s primetime Sly And The Family Stone via the modern twist of electropop pioneers like Flume and current soul messiah D’Angelo. As you can tell by the name, which they’ve realised bears certain challenging connotations, B00TY don’t take themselves too seriously. They channel a goofball carefree attitude, shared by their comedic heroes. Having released three singles over 2015 and the start of 2016, this summer begins for B00TY with single ‘Holy’, their biggest and boldest statement to date. ‘Holy’ is a swelling, soaring R&B ballad with an indie flavour. It’s the type of drama-heavy, piano/strings-led soul vibe the likes of Jessie Ware, BANKS, and The Weeknd have breathed new life into.
Edan and Adam both came from prolific artistic backgrounds; Edan via San Francisco’s Bay Area following a childhood perfecting the violin, then learning every other instrument he could get his hands on, and Adam from Miami where he grew up obsessing over films, comedy and screenwriting. Both hold down full-time day jobs, Edan producing music for Hollywood (he’s currently working with Sir Anthony Hopkins on a project), Adam writing scripts with a dream to make the major studios some day. By night, however, they’re joined by childhood friend and drummer Connor Irias (who doubles up as a co-producer), guitarist Nick Setter, bassist/horn player Jesse McGinty and back-up singers Rhea Dummett (sings on Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’) and Sadé Clacken Joseph. Via ‘Holy’ the B00TY family seek to further establish themselves on the map as one to watch. The track showcases the mature side to a project that has so far combined B00ty’s musical passions with their constant search for good times, soulful intervention and a relentlessly positive outlook to life on the West Coast. “Improvisation is at the heart of everything we do.”