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Soulful singer Harry Linacre sings with such passion on the love song ‘Make Up’

Soulful singer Harry Linacre sings with such passion on the love song ‘Make Up‘ and this is a track to play when you are going through a tough time in your life.

You want to be together with your lover so badly as you feel that they are the one. Things are a bit wild right now but the calm in the harsh wash of the undercurrent is slowly subsiding. You want this to work and you will do anything you can to make it happen, you can give up now. The love is too strong,

Make Up‘ shows us how to get back with that person you love. Singing a romantic song of course really helps a lot. Harry Linacre has an incredible voice and he is so spectacular here, you are amazed by his talented and this is such a romantic track. Love can get messy sometimes but if you care about each other enough, things will work out for the best.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Laela Giovanna – Wish I Would Have: A Tenderly-Imploring Piano Pop Ballad

NYC singer-songwriter & producer Laela Giovanna has released her tenderly-imploring piano pop single “Wish I Would Have” which allows you to find your own fraught regret within the stunningly extended vocal notes.

Think along the lines of Christina Aguilera’s iconic hit ‘Beautiful’, and you’ll be close to the mark. But no comparison could ever elucidate the striking authentic evocative appeal in this passionately stormy, melodically mellifluous track.

Wish I Would Have isn’t without its lament, but as Laela Giovanna runs through the verses, you hear her ascension from the ashes as she proverbially rises and you’ll get to share in the empowerment.

My only criticism is that the provocatively poised single should rank higher in the Pop charts.

You can listen to Wish I Would Have for yourselves here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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‘Million Miles’ by Indie-Folk act Alex Anthony Band is a true tale about moving forward in life

Million Miles‘ by Indie-Folk act Alex Anthony Band is a true tale about moving forward in life and to not let anyone hold you down. The world is wild enough and there is no time for doubters but you feel like you need to leave your current situation.

Taken off the recently released 7 track album ‘Lets Get Some Sleep‘, this is a lovely single that weaves into your heart like a cozy and well-fitted jersey made by Gran for Christmas. This is the type of song that has been missing in 2020 and we are in for a treat- without the trick.

After one of his songs was picked up by CBS’s The Young and the Restless, life changed for Alex and this shows you to follow your dreams. You just never know what is out there in this crazy life. With his band mates with him for this journey, you feel like Alex is in the right place now and doesn’t need to move away and find a new town.

Alex Anthony Band are fantastic on ‘Million Miles‘ and this is an effort to savor. The lyrics are made from real stories of life and the band are in full flow. This is that top drawer type of music that makes you think, heals your heart and deserves to be heard.

Click here for the Soundcloud page to hear this fine track.

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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‘Waste My Time’ from Chillhum and Devyn Sawyer is a bouncy true story of love

Waste My Time‘ from Chillhum and Devyn Sawyer is a bouncy true story of love that joins our hearts a lot closer. After a listlessly lonely year, this is a warm embrace that digs at the real issues.

Time seems to go a lot faster and you don’t want to waste your time with someone that doesn’t have the same morals as you. This is the culmination and exactly what happened to Ethan as he left college and relocated to Los Angeles where he studied production at Icon Collective. It was during this time that he took on the name Chillhum and from there music has been the major focus. The passion is here and the exquisite intrinsic intertwining melodies gave us shivers. This is a quality track.

Producer-songwriter-musician Ethan Bedell, aka Chillhum, brings to the table an unmistakably unique and genre-bending style that is clearly a sound crafted over years of experiences and lessons learnt. Life as a musician has inspired him to bring us a sound that is different, soaked is skills and love.

Click here for the Spotify page.

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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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

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Jesenia – Made It: Feisty Fresh RnB

Up and coming artist Jesenia has proven just how much feisty attitude can be thrown into RnB with her latest single Made It.

There’s nothing quite like succeeding despite the lack of faith from other people. With Made It, Jesenia perfectly captures that gratifying feeling of being able to say “Bitch I made it”.

Producer Harry Cuschieri AKA cuschicooks ensured that the smooth RnB Trap beats matched Jesenia’s fresh and strong approach to the genre. The soundscape may take some unconventional instrumental turns. But the exhibition of ingenuity will leave you transfixed by the track which drips with style, empowering conviction and magnetic energy which you’d be hard-pressed to find another track offering. Get her on your radar.

You can check out Jesenia’s single Made It for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ella has released her fiercely redemptive Pop single “Oops Oops”

If you like your Pop artists unapologetically fierce, breaking artist Ella has all the empowering attitude you could possibly ask for in her latest release “Oops Oops”.

If you turn on the radio, you’ll hear plenty of artists offering lovelorn introspection and abrasively sweet love songs and little else in between. Ella took a very different approach to contemporary Pop. Her redemptive single is a powerful reminder to women that you don’t need to turn into a snappish dolt every time you’ve been romantically screwed over. While we can’t exactly condone financial exploitation, we make no bones about celebrating this stellar radio-ready feat of Pop.

You’d be hard-pressed to find Pop hooks which are sharper than the ones that will grab you in the 90s-inspired perennial Pop earworm.

You can check out Oops Oops for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.