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South Californian singer-songwriter Autumn Knight sings of a new perspective on the excellent single ‘Start Again’

South Californian singer-songwriter Autumn Knight sings of a new perspective on the excellent single ‘Start Again‘ and this is such a glorious song. With an effortless style, the vocals here transcends this horrible year and we are in for a treat here with this extra bit of quality.

Taken off the full album called ‘Here and Now‘, this is such a gorgeously made single that is performed so effortlessly and the vocals are so crystal clear. Raised by a music-loving family, making music was always on the cards and you can feel this natural talent inside your bones and also the many hours spent to perfect each second.

You are strong but know you need to start again and be in control of your own journey. Heartbreak is hard but you know that it is needed to heal and that is what you are going to do.

Autumn Knight is a young artist but performs with such maturity on ‘Start Again‘. You can feel the pain in her voice and she puts on a real show here with a stunning song that patches up that sad heart.

Sometimes in life you hear a song and just know that this is someone that just has it. A fine single with a real story is always appreciated and this is a highlight for our soul to enjoy.

Here is the Spotify link to hear this stunning track.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian songstress Kristen Plati sings with self-awareness on the stunning new single ‘Stone’

Kristen Plati sings with self-awareness on the stunning new single ‘Stone‘ and this is quite the fantastic effort from the young singer.

Kristen Plati is a soothing singer-songwriter, model and actress originally from Perth in Australia. She is currently living in New York and enjoying her American adventure. This is a young lady who likes to push the boundaries and learn new things, challenging herself to be better each and every day.

Kristen was most recently seen in the BravoTV show “Your Husband Is Cheating On Us“. She is a busy artist and doing all she can to get her name out there to the world.

Stone‘ from Australian singer Kristen Plati is a lovely escape from the real world, you feel the strong vocals here, this is a woman who sings with passion and soul. This is a song to turn up really loud and enjoy with friends or when you feel like reflecting by yourself. The voice is majestic, the lyrics are real and gritty. This is a fine song.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Kenan Davis has made a tenderly mesmerising Indie debut with “Real Thing”

22-year-old Austin singer-songwriter Kenan Davis made their debut on October 9th with their tenderly resolving single “Real Thing”. I already know that it’s going to be a track to turn to whenever I need a portent hit of emotion.

I’ve listened to more love songs than I’ve had hot dinners, but I can’t say I’ve ever come across an artist who was able to so easily draw you in by their debut release. There’s an assured and mature feel to the soundscape, but the vocals resonate with humility and a sincerity that’s so scarce on the airwaves that I’m surprised there isn’t a black market for it.

If you’re always on the hunt for smooth soulful indie hits which hit the evocative spot, prepare to melt into the gorgeously-produced soundscape which allows you to feel every ounce of emotion projected into the dreamy tonally-resolving release.

You can check out Kenan Davis’ debut single Real Thing for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ben Kidson flows in with his soulful music on ‘Mind Made Up’

Ben Kidson is a producer, creative and blessed singer-songwriter who has just dropped his new single called ‘Mind Made Up‘.

This has cats, fires and lost love. A song all about breaking up due to personal differences can be very tough and this is an indie story that delves deep into the heart. You can’t do everything so there needs to be two people on the same mindset otherwise it just won’t work unfortunately.

With a pop-filled grungy guitars with ravishing RnB sexy synths to sprinkle a sonic platter of a full meal of music. The self-described “punk-pop and everything pink” style is foremost in the mind. The sparkle is bright here and you sit while thinking of past relationships here. Your mind races and you think of how to be a better person next time.

Ben Kidson sings with such passion on Mind Made Up and this is a song to put on full volume on your lonely speakers. With a top team of cinematographer Miguel Carmenes and direct by indie filmmaker Oh Neve on the video, this makes everything right again. A top song and an excellent video to match.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Ghost Town’ from MikePowerNYC is a real story about the world and the damage caused by humans

New single ‘Ghost Town‘ from MikePowerNYC is a real story about the world and the damage caused by humans and terrible decisions.

New York City-based Mike had to play some slide guitar because has unfortunately ripped open his finger, running it up the neck. Adversity sometimes leads to opportunity due to the ghostly sound of the slide with harmonics interwoven. Sometimes things go wrong but that is actually leading you into the right path. This is a great story about how a song was made and this insight is brilliant.

MikePowerNYC sings with such passion and grit, he is a fine singer with real stories on ‘Ghost Town‘. The world is in a strange place and it’s a scary place. This is a man who performs for the art, he loves music and this is his message to the rest of the globe. He is honest and for that, we need to listen. This is a rare indie real gem of music, sounds that show a growing frustration to the world. This is a wise poet who sings with meaning.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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UK singer-producer William Moore is dynamic on ‘Four Nights in One’

William Moore is a Kent-based indie singer-songwriter and this is his new and excellent release called ‘Four Nights in One‘. The follow up to his latest effort ‘Cambrian Road‘ from August, this is a terrific song to further cement his name with our ears.

This has a club-like start, the vocals soon erupt into a woven lust that makes the hair on your arms stand up to attention. The beat catches you off guard, your body moves and you like it. This is the party song, lots of memories lost as they were so close just the night before.

Your problems tomorrow are not today and this is such a true notion. You have 4 parties on 1 and this has totally broken you but you but you enjoyed it. You didn’t worry about the day until you woke up.

UK singer-producer William Moore is incredible on ‘Four Nights in One‘ as this indie-pop journey is a tasty ear listen as the quality production and crisp vocals win the day. This is music perfect for those chilled days when you are in a reflective mood.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Free to Love’ from Georgia singer LaShonda Schofield is Queen-like on soulful beat

Free to Love‘ from Georgia singer LaShonda Schofield is Queen-like on a soulful beat that simmers down the tension in the world.

This is all about the good vibrations and this is such a pleasant listen. This is an R&B-Soul journey all about love and loving properly, all with that genuine energy that helps both of you.

You are so happy that you found each other, the love is so real and inspirational. The future is bright with you two together and you hope that it never stops. You are better together and this is the true bond right here. When you are together, nothing else matters and you feel like you are living in a dream.

LaShonda Schofield is an amazing singer-songwriter who has a joyful voice. Her Mom encouraged her to sing when she was 3 and this was a great decision. She writes with real meaning and you can tell that each word has been carefully written. ‘Free to Love‘ is a song about believing in love and doing what you can to keep the flame alive. Each moment is special and we need to be grateful and do what we can to keep the fire lit.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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North West England’s NTHN brings us hauntingly beautiful album ‘Delta’

UK singer-producer NTHN brings us a real gem with the release of his latest indie-electronic album called ‘Delta‘.

Singer and producer from the North West in England, NTHN draws from hip hop and emo rap. Composing and sampling dark and ambient atmospheric sounds inspired by metal and emo genres, NTHN is inspired by his immediate surroundings and is using his music to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and displays of vulnerability. A self-taught producer, he started out as purely instrumental but has begun to bring in his own vocals as he becomes more confident in his sound.

Expansive and nuanced, NTHN’s debut album ‘Delta‘ is a candid and therapeutic exploration into his own journey with mental health. Taking inspiration from early Bring Me The Horizon and Clams Casino, this new album sees NTHN exploring new sounds and influences whilst resampling his older work providing seamless continuity.

Totally written and recorded and produced by himself, NTHN explains the process as cathartic, allowing him to accept the many facets of his identity. Wanting to break the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly men’s mental health, ‘Delta‘ is structured in three distinct phases; awareness, acceptance and action. Wanting to celebrate his different influences and showcase his versatility as an artist, the album varies in genre, with each track addressing a different aspect of his struggle with mental health. He certainly has achieved his goal here as standout tracks ‘Alone’ and ‘Enough’ are so terrific and really hit home the hard truths of the powerful mind.

I love how honest this album is. NTHN has brought us an important message and the hope is that other men reach out if they are feeling down. The only way to feel better is to reach out to those close to you as another soul is so important to your heart right now. With closed doors and staying inside too much due to covid, mental health is even more vital right now. ‘Delta‘ is such a terrific release and helps with it’s soothing energy and top production. This is a top release that must be heard by young and old.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Head down the rabbit hole with Winter Rae’s new Alt Electropop single “One of Us”

Atlanta-based Pop artist Winter Rae has invited you down the rabbit hole with her latest single “One of Us”. With a touch of archaic experimentalism within the infectiously fresh Alt Electropop mix, you can’t help but be immersed in the ingenuity which boasts quaint nuances of cabaret. Yet, One of Us stands as one of the most stylistic Pop drops of 2020.

“Fuck you but have a good day” may just be my new favourite lyric of all time. Winter Rae’s sound exceeds expectation on every single level. The authenticity, the alluring vocal timbre, the witty sass-dripping attitude in the lyrics, the commitment to ensuring that a song like One of Us has never been on the airwaves before, it’s all there. Watch this space.

You can check out One of Us on all major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nathasha Rumbos – Echate Pa Ya: Exotically Riff-Driven Pop

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I don’t know what I was expecting when I hit play on Venezuelan singer-songwriter Nathasha Rumbos’ seminal Latino Pop single “Echate Pa Ya” but my mind was unequivocally blown within the first 10 seconds.

The viscerally anthemic infusion of Latino Pop and extremely nuanced Rock was like nothing I’ve ever heard before. You’d probably be hard-pressed to find more impressive guitar solos in any Rock song, but with Echate Pa Ya you’ve also got the rhythmically danceable beats which are transfixing beyond definition.

The cherry on the aural cake are the insanely cutting lyrics “Your name is not on his phone, you’re just an unknown number”. How could we not be excited about Natasha Rumbos’ trailblazing career after hearing Echate Pa Ya?

You can check Echate Pa Ya which was also co-written by John Stewart for yourselves by heading over to Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast