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Stay Away: Brice Robell urges caution with those tempting City Lights

With twists and turns which show us deep inside the mass-produced enticements which can soil even the cleanest, Brice Robell rockets an honest story to actually believe due to its well-constructed aura inside City Lights.

Brice Robell is a Seattle, Washington-based indie RnB/soul artist who loves to swim upstream when others choose to stand still or follow the normal path.

Blessing our senses awake with an insightful interview recently which you may read here, Brice Robell is in peak form and has constructed something hugely imaginative. There is a story for the ages on offer which certainly will relate to millions.

City Lights from Seattle, Washington-based indie RnB/soul artist Brice Robell is a rather spectacular song for all the right reasons. There is honesty in droves on offer. We are treated to a delightfully striking soundtrack from a wise figure who has reminded us to be careful out there.

With so many lurking shadows waiting to take a bite of whatever they want, advice like this should be surely valued.

Listen up on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Seattle psychotropic duo Thee Simulation drops weighty new single TRAIL OF DEAD KINGS


Experimenting with diverse dark atmospheric compositions and digging through those powerfully constructed canyon walls, Thee Simulation has led us into the ominously described TRAIL OF DEAD KINGS which might put startled bones into a shiver-layered fantasy to terrify the living daylights out of most humans.

Thee Simulation is a Seattle, Washington-based duo that creates psychotropic musically inspired exorcisms with Colin Dawson and producer/engineer Paul Walsh navigating the choppy waters of potential doom.

Soaking blood-drenched desiccated limbs into tunnels many would rather avoid without a second of thought, Thee Simulation has gruesomely eaten a hole into innocent hearts. Previous calmness has been radiated out of place with some aplomb on this haunting creation made for only the brave.

TRAIL OF DEAD KINGS from Seattle’s Thee Simulation is a totally back-spasm-like experience which has put the universe on notice. If you love to be frightened and like to find out where demons live, this is for you.

Tortured to the core and bursting through with a magnetic appeal, Thee Simulation peels back the dusty curtains and has made a modern-day evocative classic to consume greedily.

Listen up on Bandcamp.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never Settle: I-am-us sees no reason to stop on WHEELS FALL OFF

Sliding onto that beast mode and delivering his zero tolerance for anything getting in the way of success, I-am-us shows us the grit needed to keep the money flowing no matter what on WHEELS FALL OFF.

I-am-us is a Seattle, Washington-based indie singer-songwriter who loves to push the boundaries on what is actually possible in life despite the odds stacked against him.

With a grind-now mentality like none other witnessed so far this year, I-am-us shows the kids what is required in this fast-changing world. Sung and rapped with real insight and demonstrating a rather smart mindset, we find a release made to open up the eyes of those who have lost their edge.

WHEELS FALL OFF from the vibrant Seattle, Washington-based indie singer-songwriter I-am-us is a hustle song for the ages and doesn’t hide away from that fact. Replenished with a thoughtful melody and packed with so much to be inspired by, this is an anthem for anyone who knows that grind world all too well.

When you’re in form and looking upwards, the future shall always look bright.

See this new music on YouTube. Find out more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Loving You So Long: Tyrone Bradley stays on track with Don’t Want You Back

Taken from his latest 7-track Loser/Lover LP, Tyrone Bradley opens up about the time he thought the love would be strong forever on the raw new single Don’t Want You Back.

Tyrone Bradley is a Seattle-based and Lynx Records powered hip hop artist who spits hard bars to feel better with on each of his tracks.

After dealing with so much fakeness and unnecessary pain recently, Tyrone Bradley leads himself away from a reoccurrence and walks away for good. Showered in distance and a need to break the toxic relationship before the venom reaches the soul, we are treated to a hungry rapper who slices the past away rather impressively.

Don’t Want You Back from Seattle-based hip hop artist Tyrone Bradley is a passionate sizzler to turn up on max when it’s time to end something which is unhealthy long-term. Wrapped in so much electrifying lyrics and a speaker-breaking beat, this is an underground track for anyone who needs to move on to a new love.

Turn this up loud on Spotify. See more of the energy connect on the website.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Do You Feel The Same: Arlene takes us into her bedroom on when i call

Wondering why she is playing this childish game with a greedy lover who is clearly wasting her valuable time, Arlene senses perhaps she is a side girl to a player who isn’t ready for genuine love on when i call.

Arlene is a Seattle, USA-based indie pop singer-songwriter who creates those sweetly delectable gems that will be stuck in your head for hours.

Soaring so high after a tragic event while shepherding us through her sore heart, Arlene projects the feelings of so many who have been let down in this swipe-quick world where true love is so hard to find. Despite always being available and opening up her hopes, while now feeling the frigid winds of realization that it’s probably over.

when i call from Seattle, USA-based indie pop singer-songwriter Arlene is an eerily honest story that so many of us have felt before. Those lonely nights waiting for a call that never comes is the picture presented, in a lovely way, by a stunning vocalist who puts her whole heart into this fine effort.

Sometimes walking away from a cold love is the only to be happy again.

Hear this terrific song on Spotify and see more good vibes on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Susan G wants that smell of his cologne all over her body on ‘Could You Be’

Urging her new lover to take her home so that they may share another round and start to move closer as their lips tingle with excitement, Susan G returns with a song so sensual it might cause heart palpitations on ‘Could You Be‘.

Susan Galbraith aka Susan G is a Seattle, USA-based indie-pop artist, lifestyle writer and content creator who makes that finger-clicking music you can’t help but enjoy.

You’ll often find her collaborating on projects with her husband Jake, writing about the harsh realities of trying to get anything done with kids at home, and laughing too loud in public with her ride or die group of friends.” ~ Susan G

With a wonderfully electric atmosphere that has your eyes wide awake as you imagine this drink-filled moment of feeling like you have met the perfect connection for tonight, Susan G is at her imperious best with a saucy new single that will have you grinning broadly with a cheeky wink.

Could You Be‘ from Seattle, USA-based indie-pop artist, lifestyle writer and content creator Susan G, is a stranger-packed story that will steam up the windows as the danger unfolds right before our eyes. With salacious vocals and naughty lyrics that might have you unwrapping this hot picture, this is a single that will warm your whole body as you remember meeting that new lover who took your breath away.

Take another sip with this hot new track on Spotify and see more of this incredible talent via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Legendary Seattle folk artist Jim Page is at his best with the instant classic ‘Sleepin’ on a car seat’

Taken off his 24th album called ‘About The Time Is Now‘, Jim Page shows us his incredibly inspiring experience from touring in 17 countries on his latest single about making do with what you have on ‘Sleepin’ on a car seat‘.

Jim Page is a highly-regarded and much-respected Seattle, USA-based indie folk singer-songwriter who is the type of rare prolific artist who has played so many gigs that his name is entrenched into the souls of music lovers wherever he travels.

The core 3 players; Jim, Dune (bass), and Joel (drums); recorded ensemble, each in isolation. The other parts were added individually later. It had to be that way. The ideas came together during the summer of street uprisings and climate change fires, and you can hear some of that in the music.” ~ Jim Page

Jim Page is one of the most beloved musicians around and returns with another glorious soundtrack that should be lodged into our minds forever. This is the message about sleeping where you must – as you get to the next day – even if it’s not the most comfortable bed you will ever find. With witty lyrics and a smooth vocal ability, this is a really enlightening release made by a true underdog great.

Sleepin’ on a car seat‘ from Seattle-based, California-born indie-folk royalty Jim Page is the story about doing what you must to survive in this rather odd world. This is an artist who has travelled all over the world on his mission to get his music out to as many people as possible – while seeing places he probably would love to go back to – while others he will definitely avoid.

We are in the midst of a true storyteller who has blended in wherever he goes and should be admired for never giving up on doing what he truly loves. If you believe in yourself enough and are willing to do what it takes, the quest is always worth it in the end, even if your wallet might go missing sometimes.

Hear a true great at work on Soundcloud and find out more about his incredible life on his website.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Seattle-based pop artist Hila wants to be taken to paradise on ‘Thoughts Out Loud’

Returning with her 4th single, Hila wonders if this relationship will end like the others or be something different and long-lasting as her hungry heart desires that special love after many disappointments with ‘Thoughts Out Loud‘.

Hila is a fast-emerging Seattle, Washington-based indie-pop solo singer-songwriter who makes the type of music that is lyrically honest and is vocally superb.

She wants to inspire people to follow their dreams, and to believe in themselves no matter what obstacles they face in life.” ~ Hila

Showing us into a world that so many feel right now as the various emotions of the past two years have traumatized so many, Hila sings with an effortlessly-seeming style that is quite exquisite and has you wondering if she will soon find that lover who has her back no matter what.

Thoughts Out Loud‘ from Seattle, Washington-based indie-pop solo singer-songwriter Hila, is a love-filled single from a romantic soul who just wants to find that fairytale courtship. After being let down so many times before by greedy ex’s who just wanted a piece of her, we find a young woman who sounds ready and wants this special feeling so badly. Feeling content and not anxious anymore while being held close, is something that is on her mind and is eloquently expressed on this sweet pop single.

Listen to this new release on Spotify and see more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Meet your new slide guitar hero in Forest Ray’s psych-folk single, Always

Forest Ray

The notion of forever may be farfetched, but Forest Ray’s title-single from their upcoming album, Always, melodiously exhibits the beauty in love persisting. The folky psych rock soundscape carries the finger-picking influence of the late and great John Prine as the psychedelic nuances freshen the familiarity under the honeyed timbre of Forest Ray’s vocals.

The soaring guitar slides bring an absorbing dynamic to the release, entrenching Always next to the roots of Americana while simultaneously bringing in the future of psych-rock. Forest Ray deserves to be equally as revered as Kurt Vile for their hazy and cathartic sense of soul that leaves you with no question over their sincerity. For your sanity’s sake, delve in.

The single, Always, will release on January 22nd with the official music video.

Check out Forest Ray on SoundCloud, Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Out Of The Cold: Seattle’s Lauren Drake drops reflective 3rd single ‘Play Along’

Recorded and produced by John Lowell-Anderson, Lauren Drake shows us all that it’s vitally essential to learn that self-worth, love, and find your ultimate purpose, that is all interwoven inside your soul already as you just need to believe in yourself on ‘Play Along‘.

Lauren Drake is a Seattle, USA-based singer-songwriter and actor who studies at Pepperdine University. After her much-loved previous releases called ‘Malibu‘ and ‘Okay‘, we find a highly thoughtful artist in a contemplative mood with a song she wrote back in 2019.

She writes to fill a void of articulated emotions and shares her music in order to help others have their different feelings, emotions and situations become seen and understood.” ~ Lauren Drake

Showing great courageousness to elegantly navigate us into this emotional story that is so personal, Lauren Drake holds our hand with supreme care and guides us into her past life while also thrusting us into the future. This is a determined young artist who was lost for a while in the winds of change, but found her inner compass and now is so much more self-enlightened as she emerges victorious.

Play Along‘ from the Seattle-based indie singer-songwriter and actor Lauren Drake is a regret-filled track about wishing that you could just do it all again to avoid all the pain that really broke you down for a while. After a period of profound introspection, this is a deeply inspiring song that shows you that you can’t change the past and that is a good thing. Growing stronger and figuring out who you actually are when the chips are down, is the best way to see through the fake smoke and mirrors and into a better world that actually completes you.

Hear this new single on her Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen