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Dylan Emmanuel carves concordantly cathartic melodies with single “Hometown Glory”

If you could imagine an aural mash-up between the most concordant offerings from Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, and the 1975, you’d almost be able to imagine the stylistically saccharine latest single from Dylan Emmanuel.

“Hometown Glory” is the first track to be released from the artist’s upcoming EP in which Dylan Emmanuel will prove that their vocal harmonies are just as arrestive as their ability to carve out a restoratively mellifluous melody on the guitar. The acoustically led instrumental arrangement provides an indulgent amount of rhythm, while the lyrics will draw you deep into the imagery which is conjured throughout Hometown Glory.

While there are plenty of up and coming Indie artists throwing their Acoustic Pop folk hats in the ring, there’s no denying that Hometown Glory stands out with distinction.

You can check out Hometown Glory for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Capitansam – Uncle Joe: Cinematic Funk Pop Experimentalism at its Finest

If your playlists are crying out for something a little different, Capitansam’s rhythmically experimental aural treat of a latest single “Uncle Joe” is the perfect antidote to mundanity.

With each and every progression of the cinematic sound, there’s more ingenuity to appreciate as the soundscape bounces between orchestral layers, and Indie Pop Rock which simply oozes with Funk. There may be plenty of archaic elements weaved into Uncle Joe, but thanks to the ingenuity the vintage sounds were orchestrated with, Uncle Joe still resonates as a contemporary hit. The sporadic instrumental arrangement keeps you pleasantly unsettled as the track progresses as Capitansam offers their uniquely arrestive vocals which definitely have the Jim Jones effect.

You can check out Capitansam’s latest single Uncle Joe out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Neo-Classical Meets EDM Pop in Ada Pasternak’s Latest Single “Six Questions”

While Neo-Classical Pop soundscapes are often the most arrestive of all, quite often the accessibility isn’t there. Yet, Moscow born, US-based artist Ada Pasternak’s latest single “Six Questions” has all the commercial potential without the ethereal nature of the single being compromised. She may have left Moscow for LA, but that distinctive classical sound which Moscow is renowned for hasn’t left her.

The resounding piano melodies provide the perfect platform for Ada Pasternak’s pitch-perfect, naturally magnetic vocals with Six Questions. As the track moves through the verses leading up to the chorus, you’ll get to appreciate soft and subtle hits of the drum pads which gives Six Questions a contemporary feel without ever detracting from the raw tonality laid out by the classical instrumentals.

You can check out Ada Pasternak’s single Six Questions for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Raye Nicole proves to be one of the most powerful voices in Alt-pop with single “Not Sorry, Oh Well”

Women have been far too apologetic for far too long, and it tracks such as “Not Sorry, Oh Well” by up and coming singer-songwriter Raye Nicole which sticks an aural flag in society to mark the progress we’ve made. Female artists constantly get called “unapologetically fierce” or some variation on the term, but what did female artists have to be sorry about in the first place?!

Aside from the effortlessly powerful narrative behind Not Sorry, Oh Well, the LA-based artist uses her ethereally raw vocal talent to lay down the lyrics in the Alt Pop Rock track over a bed of stylistically orchestrated Rock instrumentals. As the track progresses, you come to appreciate the sardonic playfulness wrapped up in the radio-ready soundscape along with Raye Nicole’s experimental creativity which sets her apart with absolute distinction.

You can check out Raye Nicole’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Elijah Jamal – Little Secret: The R&B Soul Track That’s All About the Bass

Anyone who appreciates the funk offered by deep scratching acoustic basslines in R&B definitely shouldn’t hesitate in checking out Elijah Jamal’s latest single “Little Secret”.

The depth of the bass is amplified especially when it rests against the hits of the drum pads alone, and with the layers of harmony courtesy of Elijah Jamal’s smooth crooning vocals, Little Secret is transformed into an easily accessible, soulfully poignant soundscape.

Rather than overcomplicating the single, Little Secret is a track which progresses with sincerity, soul, and an authentically rhythmic pull. There’s plenty of progressions, ensuring there’s minimal chance of you tiring from the sticky sweet aural mesmerism offered by Elijah in this radio-ready hit.

Head on over to Elijah Jamal’s website where you can check out their previously released tracks and videos.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Adri Lavigne combines strikingly sweet with delicate Acoustic Pop melodies in latest single “Like a Fool”

“Like a Fool” is the candidly quaint expression of humility from Adri Lavigne; a French American singer-songwriter with the ability to bring plenty of distinction to the Acoustic Indie Pop genre.

With Like a Fool, striking vocal harmonies combine with delicate instrumental progressions which carve out cathartic melodies which have been deftly produced allowing you to appreciate the full weight of this soul-deep soundscape. Anyone who appreciates music from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson, John Mayer and James Blunt will certainly come to appreciate the single which Adri Lavigne has poured their undiluted passion into.

Along with the obvious natural vocal talent on offer in Like a Fool, there’s also the more subtle layers of talent to be found as Adri Lavigne weaves his way through the frets and strings on their guitar which completely subverts your expectations of an Acoustic Pop track.

You can check out Adri Lavigne’s single Like a Fool for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Evan Petruzzi releases their authentically arrestive Alt Country Pop single “Warrior”

Country vocalists have always had the organic capacity to draw you into their soundscapes and allow the story contained within the lyrics to truly resonate. Evan Petruzzi’s latest single “Warrior” is definitely no exception to this rule – even with her slightly Alt take on Bluesy Country Pop.

Warrior is dark and it’s fierce, but it still contains catchy hooks and sticky sweet melodies which will leave you captivated by the atmospheric single which runs through with an Indie feel. It’s perceptible that Warrior wasn’t a track created just for the sake of putting music on the airwaves, it’s pure soulful catharsis; for the listener and the New York-basedsinger-songwriter.

With her magnetic vocal presence, the compulsion to orchestrate an instrumental arrangement that is anything but archetypal, and her commitment to speak truth through her lyrics, if any Blues Pop artist deserves to spring up from the underground in 2019, it’s Even Petruzzi.

You can check out Evan Petruzzi’s authentically arrestive single Warrior for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Francis Makes His Quaintly Enamouring Debut with the Ukulele-Led Single “No Doubt”

It would seem that Amanda Palmer has some new competition when it comes to eccentrically endearing ukulele singles. Up and coming recording artist Francis has recently released their acoustic Indie ukulele-led debut single “No Doubt”, and it may just be one of the most enamouring soundscapes which I’ve heard in 2019. The ukulele may get a bad rep, yet, the high pitch of the instrument is perfect for creating a vibrantly quaint soundscape in No Doubt.

Any fans of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Shawn Mendez will definitely want to put Francis on their radars. Even though romantically steeped acoustic Indie Pop tracks may be in no short supply from up and coming artists, the radio-ready production and the sincerity in the performance are enough to make No Doubt stand out with distinction.

You can check out Francis’ single No Doubt for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ala Ghawas Releases Their Latest Concordantly Mesmeric Single “Ember”

The word ‘mesmeric’ may get bound around a lot in music journalism, but there aren’t many other ways of poignantly saying that Ala Ghawas latest single “Ember” pulled me into a state of arrestive catharsis through its hypnotically concordant potency.

The stripped-back organic soundscape sets the perfect tonality for Ala Ghawas’ impossibly smooth vocals to gently float upon. The layers of harmony amplify the wistfully sweet sentiment found within the lyrics in the soundscape which moves at an ambient pace allowing you to drink in the waves of deftly orchestrated melancholy. With orchestral strings taking care of the outro, Ember is a track which will stay with you for long after it has softly drawn to a close.

You can check out the official video to Ala Ghawas’ latest single Ember for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kathrine Brøndsted Makes Her Debut with Album “Wisdom in Hindsight”

“Wisdom in Hindsight” is the debut single from Indie Acoustic Pop singer-songwriter Kathrine Brøndsted; an artist who keeps plenty of classical sensibilities behind her sound whilst simultaneously bringing Acoustic Pop into a brand-new era.

The soulful softness of the vocals gives the tracks a sincerity through the almost spoken word delivery, yet, there’s just enough melody in the vocals to allow Kathrine Brøndsted’s mellifluous vocals to fit in perfect synergy with the reassuring, restorative soundscape. The pacing of the singles allows Kathrine Brøndsted to gently drip feed you the catharsis of the soundscapes which have been produced to allow plenty of room for atmospherics in the sound. Any fans of Julia Holter, Bill Ryder-Jones, and The Twilight Sad are sure to appreciate what Kathrine Brøndsted has cooked up with her stunning 2018 album.

You can check out Kathrine Brøndsted’s debut album Wisdom in Hindsight for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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