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Hold Out My Hand: Danny Guinan helps us to start all over again with ‘The Greatest Gift’

Taken off his delightful 8-track EP called ‘Now is the time‘, Danny Guinan holds out his strong hand and urges us to live again with the stunning new single ‘The Greatest Gift‘.

Danny Guinan is an Ireland-born, Netherlands-based solo folk singer-songwriter who used to tour with Luka Bloom and Shane McGowan while also fronting his former band Speranza.

As a songwriter, Danny Guinan draws comparisons with artists like Beck and Nick Drake, although his Irish roots are unmistakable in his music as well.” ~ Danny Guinan

Shane McGowan shows us all his expertise with a positively top performance that has us opening up those lonely curtains to see what is actually happening in the world. There is much to like about such an impressive song, that grabs you close and has you feeling reinvigorated again.

The Greatest Gift‘ from the well-respected Ireland-born, Netherlands-based solo folk singer-songwriter Danny Guinan, is a wonderful presentation that recommends us to stay positive and move onto brighter days. He lights up the candle and shows us where to go, as we move away from the darkness and back to happier circumstances. Sung with real gusto and majestic lyrics, this is a song to close your eyes with as you imagine better times.

Hear this fine new effort on Soundcloud and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Alyssa Keen & Nickay – thanks but no thanks: emboldening ‘over you’ indie pop

For her latest single, singer-songwriter Alyssa Keen teamed up with Nickay to create the ultimate emboldening ‘over you’ track “thanks but no thanks”

Alyssa Keen’s natural, elysian and airy vocals make it all too easy to succumb to the soul in the romantically scorned track that reminds the listener how sweet it is to take back emotional power over yourself.

Around the easy acoustic guitar chords are stunning nuances of shoegazey indie and elements of style that fans of Kurt Wilde will instantly want to melt into. The single is so much more than your average bitter and coming age of single. Alyssa Keen’s motivation to pull optimistic perspectives out of the bad to enlighten the world is enough to restore your faith in humanity.

thanks but no thanks is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get Me Outta Here: NYC’s Ceb pretends that the ex doesn’t exist on ‘Makes Sense’

As she appears so crushingly heartbroken but tries to get over a past relationship rather hastily, Ceb puts on that expensive dress and dances until she feels like herself again on ‘Makes Sense‘.

Ceb aka Caroline Baniewicz is a Dallas, Texas-born, New York City-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who makes that honest music about love, life and finding your destined path in this overly-confusing world.

Ceb puts all her emotions into her music so her loved ones will be able to tolerate being around her. She is a bedroom artist, recording music with her keyboard and MacBook Air, despite the noise of NYC outside her window.” ~ Ceb

With her lovable style and sumptuous vocals simmering breathlessly into the window by your bedside, Ceb displays so much maturity in deciding that she is in charge of her own destiny. She sings with a real authentic personality and saturates each note with understandable emotion – to give the world a real sense of where is headed – in this unfortunate quick-swipe and recently-altered time warp that needs to be changed back to that old school romance.

Makes Sense‘ from the Dallas, Texas-born, New York City-based indie-pop singer-songwriter and multi-creative Ceb, is that all-too-familiar story of feeling so low but trying to rise up. After feeling so disappointed, the drinks sink in and you start to feel that you are actually so much better single as that person in the past was obviously completely wrong for you. Moving on despite the empty feeling inside your stomach is the way this courageous woman is headed and rightly so. Life is about being happy after all.

Lather your ears on Spotify and find out more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Weather The Storm: Swedish singer-songwriter Ann Winsborn kindly shows us the right ‘Way To Go’

Written and produced by Dominic Bugatti and Gunnar Nordén, Ann Winsborn leads us into a warmer place that is far away from the cold climates of grief with ‘Way To Go‘.

Ann Winsborn is a much-loved Malmo, Sweden-based indie folk/pop singer-songwriter who has been making music for almost 20 years and keeps on evolving fantastically.

Ann Winsborn is absolutely spellbinding on one of the kindest tracks you will hear in 2021. She sings with such a pure love on a sweet story all about helping out a lost soul – and features a catchy production – that will have you feeling so much calmer than before.

Way To Go‘ is such a peaceful song from an authentically kind human. She shows love for those who are misplaced and need a gentle face to help them feel much better, in a world that can freeze you to death if you aren’t too careful. Being lost is a scary feeling and with her gorgeous voice and genuine characteristics, this is a song for anyone who needs to find their inner compass again.

Hear this lovely new single on Spotify and see more of her moves on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Throw Me Down: Chenza is tired of being treated like a spare doll on ‘La Bambola’ (Patty Pravo Cover)

Taken off her classy new 4-track EP release that is filled with such beautiful melodies which will have your mind in such a happy place again, Chenza is quite exceptional on the story about feeling like you are being used by someone who doesn’t actually care about your feelings on ‘La Bambola(Patty Pravo Cover).

Chenza aka Chenza Puno, is an excellent indie singer-songwriter, vocalist of rock band Room 4 and music duo Restless Balloons. and daughter of the late-great music icon Rico J. Puno, who was a Filipino singer, television host, actor, comedian and politician.

The West Covina, California-born, Metro Manila, Philippines-raised and Los Angeles, California-based Chenza shows us her stunning voice – and that admirable fiercely independent attitude flowing from her veins – that has her in peak form with a dazzling display that is quite mesmeric at times. You seem to fall in love with her angelic voice that sends shivers down your spine, as you hope that she may find that extraordinary soul who truly values her as the strong woman she is.

La Bambola(Patty Pravo Cover) from the elegant indie singer-songwriter and guitarist Chenza, is a real story for the ages that has been brought to life again by a young artist who is an old soul. She sings with a flourishing love and just wants to be with someone who genuinely cares about her, and is there for her when she is sad. This is one of those classic songs that are still relevant in today’s world, that needs much more consideration and kindness at every corner possible.

Hear this lovely new single from a glorious singer via her Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Trapped Up: New York emo rapper Francois feels like he is going insane on ‘Junkie’

Dropped off from his fire 8-track recently-released debut EP called ‘Broken Record‘, Francois rips his ex to pieces who broke his heart and made him feel like he wasn’t worth the time on ‘Junkie‘.

Francois is a 20-year old Scotchtown, New York-born, Newburgh, New York-based indie emo rapper, gamer and singer-songwriter who started making music when he was 17.

Music was a big part of Francois’s childhood and helped him battle depression and anxiety growing up.” ~ Francois

Francois sings and raps with a gusty edge that is such a bass-busting listen – that shows us a creative who is releasing his true emotions – that keeps on bringing his mind back to those romantic moments that were thought to last forever. This is a powerful effort that keeps you locked into the story and grips your curious mind, as you nod your head to an artist that flows with an efficiently illuminating technique.

Junkie‘ from the New York-based indie emo hip-hop artist and singer Francois, is really heartbreaking track from a man who is feeling the brunt of those sensations that are slamming hard in his face. He is endeavouring to get over her but just can’t seem to stop thinking about that cute smile – and the laughs that were so prevalent – as we hear the passion swirling genuinely through your speakers at home. This is one of the more break-ups fueled singles you will detect all year, from a rising artist who carries his heart on the sleeve and doesn’t ever hold back.

Hear this quality new single on Spotify and find out more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pretend For You: Wigan native Joe Stan brings us a real anthem to sing with on ‘For You – Prototype’

Acquainting us with a proper track full of sensual lipstick stains that gives your beating heart a little boost in the love department, Joe Stan knows that they might not make much sense as an item but he is keen to try anyways on his marvellous debut track called ‘For You – Prototype‘.

Joe Stan is a Liverpool, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter and University student who started his fledgling career gigging around his cosy hometown of Wigan when he was just 16.

Taking influence from artists such as Declan McKenna, Rex Orange County and Sam Fender, “For You – Prototype” is Joe’s first full-band production, brought to life at The Motor Museum by producer Bob Mackenzie.” ~ Joe Stan

There is so much to cherish about an extremely promising singer-songwriter like Liverpool’s Joe Stan, who seems to boldly grab the mic with such conviction and brings us a piece of true encouragement on his hot debut track ‘For You – Prototype‘.

This track is about desperation, chasing someone, but trying to look cool about it. That you are willing to change yourself to get them, “tell me your type and I’ll be it”. But also trying to look like you don’t care if they take you, or leave you. The new track doesn’t necessarily fit into a genre, there’s not much out there like it, Indie bedroom vibes is how I would explain it.” ~ Joe Stan

For You – Prototype‘ from Liverpool, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Joe Stan, is that try-to-impress-the-girl track when you have your eyes set on a special individual. You are doing your best to stay chilled but your love interest definitely knows the keenness level, as we hear a fantastic young artist who is clearly on the way upwards. Joe sings with tremendous energy that you are only born with, as his relatable lyrics brings us a sense of hope in a seemingly romantically barren world.

Listen to his new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Walking Down The Street: Rocky Rose is at her five-star best on ‘Let’s Ride’

While she cutely glides on those chic blue sunglasses with the full tank of gas ready to roll, Rocky Rose takes the picturesque view to take in all of the sights and sounds with her lucky new crush on ‘Let’s Ride‘.

Rocky Rose aka Allison Piccioni, is a multi-talented indie-pop artist, cat whisperer, vocal narrator, professor and songwriter for Square Panda’s Letter Lullaby children’s iPad app game and console, and also a featured artist for Burl Audio.

With an undergrad from Berklee College of Music and a Masters from the Royal College of Music, London, she wears many hats – as a Professor of Orchestration, film composer for This Changes Everything, Thank You For Your Service, Graceland, White Collar and more.” ~ Rocky Rose

The wonderfully talented Rocky Rose has many things going on in her life but manages to sound like she is only a full-time singer-songwriter on ‘Let’s Ride‘. There is much to get enthusiastic about when a positively imaginative artist is in her prime, with her glowing eyes wide and her vocal technique filled with so much quality.

Let’s Ride‘ from the tremendously skilled indie-pop singer-songwriter, professor and voice artist Rocky Rose is a bass-thudding road trip of a track, that takes you for a journey that will open up your eyes. With her sensual but classy mindset, this is a summer anthem to belt out loud when you are travelling around with your new friend. Featuring a funky fresh and drum-filled beat, this is a terrific single that will capture your imagination and take a picture you won’t forget.

Hear this fine new release on Spotify and see her moves via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rescue You: LA pop artist and model Kel Adore drops highly memorable debut release ‘Fool for the Pain’

Invigorated by artists such as Jon Bellion and Julia Michaels, Kel Adore sings with rare raw emotion and inspiring style with her hot debut single all about being with the wrong person on ‘Fool for the Pain‘.

Kel Adore is an elegant Los Angeles, California-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and thriving model. She is a newcomer to the scene but sings with a mature outlook, as she performs with a luscious vocal ability and smartly-penned lyrics.

I love how music helps us relate to each other through stories and emotions.” ~ Kel Adore

Kel Adore is absolutely exquisite on her debut single that roars into life and takes you into an unhappy bedroom, that needs to be changed before that valuable heart is truly broken for good. Sung with a magnificent flair and featuring a glowing production that only heightens the tension, this is a stunning effort that will be shaking in your mind like a rattlesnake ready to pounce.

Her mission with music is simple: to uncover the truth and help people feel understood. Adore shares her music not to merely entertain, but to feed the soul. Kel believes that music has a special way of connecting us and reminding us of what matters most, especially when it is brutally honest.” ~ Kel Adore

Fool for the Pain‘ from the Los Angeles, California-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and model Kel Adore, is a truly striking effort from a young woman who has the world at her feet. She sings with such a tremendously exciting gusto and her voice enlightens your core at times, as she brings us a highly relevant story that should wake up so many to do the right thing.

Being with the wrong person is only going to damage your precious soul after all.

Check out this top new single on Spotify and see more from this classy artist via her thriving IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

See You There: South London’s Martin Wapshott takes us honestly through the road he currently seems himself on with ‘Inside My Mind’

After the success of his recent single ‘When You Close Your Eyes‘, Martin Wapshott eloquently returns with more quality that is so easy to be spellbound by on his latest single called ‘Inside My Mind‘.

Martin Wapshott is a South London, UK-based indie Britpop solo singer-songwriter who sings with the inspiration of his heroes Oasis, The Jam, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen.

It’s so easy to get lost in his calming edge as his outstanding music shines through – to graciously grant us a real treasure here – during a period that most of us truly understand. The doors have been shut and the locks tight on the core of the world, as many of us, have been biding our time and waiting to meet someone special.

You sense that he has been rather frustrated recently, as these have been such tough times for us all. He pitches his voice to effortless appeal and there is much to like about these smartly-penned lyrics, that have clearly been made from the bottom of his heart.

Inside My Mind‘ from the South London, UK-based indie Britpop singer-songwriter Martin Wapshott, is that I-need-to-fly-right-now track – that is filled with an insightful glance – from a man who has felt rather isolated lately in this rather cold world. Sung with his trademark gritty vocals and with riveting guitar riffs to have your hairs standing up to full awareness, this is another immense effort from a fast-rising musician who is only just getting started.

Hear this exciting new track on Spotify and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen