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Beth De Bacci – Loved Like This: Reflectively Oceanic Alt Pop

Ready for summer? You may just find that you are upon hearing Alt EDM Pop artist Beth De Bacci’s transcendentally downtempo single “Loved Like This”.

Loved Like This comes with that timelessly-immersive reflective Oceanic feel as the uncomplicated yet atmospheric single unravels through succinct yet efficacious builds in momentum and good-vibe energy.

Beth De Bacci’s vocals are undemanding as they synergistically follow the melodies. Yet, the natural magnetism in the singer songwriter’s vocal range will ensure that you’re hooked right up until the outro. The wit and ingenuity in the all too relatable lyrics is the cherry on the cake in this cathartically colourful track.

You can check out Loved Like This for yourselves by heading over to YouTube where you’ll find the official lyric video.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ben Burke releases latest single The Winds Of Change: Spreading positivity through the powerful creations of music and sound

Ben Burke released his latest track ‘’The Winds Of Change’’. A song that sheds a positive vision of hope for the world and humanity.

A mixture of Rock, Soul Music and Pop Music, sharing similarities to artist like James Bay, he has this soft calming voice and through every lyric there’s this roar emotion that cuts through it, trying to let his listeners hear what he has to say through suspenseful high-pitch vocals.

The instrumentals consist of acoustic riffs, clashes of the drums and the fast pace overpowering sound of the piano. Towards the end everything gets that little bit heavier and quicker as the vocals begin to pick up there pace and this overwhelming feeling of suspense, it just shows how much a change in the overall sound can engage a listener a lot more and makes the track a lot more intriguing to listen too.

Ben Burke has shined a light on the importance of living life to the full and how important it is to look out for one another, spreading positivity and happiness throughout this amazing piece of music, with a voice you just have to love. It’ll be exciting to see what Ben has planned for the rest of his endeavours within the music world.

Check out Ben Burke’s The Wind Of Change by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Sofia Werner drops her killer hit Leave Me Alone: A pure talented and creative Pop track

Latina-American singer-songwriter Sofia Werner has taken the music world by storm and created such an amazing track, it’s one that deserves so much recognition. ‘’Leave Me Alone’’ is definitely one that is a hit in itself.

With only being 16 years of age, Sofia has taken her creativity and determination and turned it into something magical. There is so much she still has left to learn about the music industry, but with only being young, she stands out so much already and her new track proves just why.

It’s simple, not in a bad way, there’s nothing that’s too in your face and nothing too boring, it’s just right. Sofia’s vocal ranges are insane, she hits the high notes perfectly and she can transition between ranges fast but it still flows so well. Going from low-pitch vocals to a more acapella style.

There’s so much emotion and feeling that goes with Sofia’s vocals which makes it so much easier to listen to and connect with. Throughout this track you can hear the upset and anger in the voice and as well as the lyrical approach it gives off this poignant meaning of heartbreak, it’s done so beautifully.

Sofia Werner has proved just why we love Pop music so much and even though she’s only just started out and has lots of time to grow and learn, she definitely has our attention. We can’t wait to see what Sofia gets up to next!

You can check out Sofia Werner’s new single Leave Me Alone by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Kela Parker releases new single Come Spring: A truly mesmerising piece of music

Los-Angeles Folk singer-songwriter Kela Parker has recently released her new single ‘’Come Spring’’. An enticing and mysterious track, with dark yet angelic vocals and slow soothing instrumentals.

Kela has such unique vocals, the style ranges it’s something that you wouldn’t normally hear on a daily basis which is what makes this track so enchanting. There’s this rather chilling instrumental at the start, with the sound of a deep breath flowing alongside. Then within the first few seconds your hooked in as Kela’s vocals take the track to a whole new level, sounding fairly brittle at times, but as she gradually starts to go higher her voice is very strong and melodic.

This whole track makes you feel this curious amount of suspense, but not in a bad way, it has you listening to every second carefully, because it is so compelling to listen too.

Kela Parker has created a track that leaves you wanting to hear more and to see the ever growing talent of her vocal ranges, we can’t wait to see what she does next.

Check out Kela Come Spring by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Dan Plants and Nate Cronk- Stay: A journey through the sound of Synthwave

‘Stay’’ was created by two great friends Dan Plants and Nate Cronk, it dives straight into the Synthwave style as it introduces a variety of different sound effects as well as some catchy vocals.

From start to finish it has this up-lifting beat that gives the track so much energy, there’s a mixture of hard-hitting drum beats, insane riffs on the guitar as well as the synth effects that intertwine themselves into the vocals and instrumentation.

It tells a story throughout about love and heartbreak, but even if it tends to have a more poignant meaning, it still manages to keep your spirits high as the melody is so contagious and it gives off this cheery feeling.

Dan and Nate have made something that’s creative, something that may not be for everyone, considering the overall sound is not as popular as it once was, but even then Stay shows just how good it can be. It has some incredible rhythms and a superb lyrical approach, if you’re one that hasn’t really delved into the world of Synthwave music then you must!

You can check out Stay for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Natasha Jane Julian has put her own evocative twist on Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness”

Up and coming Pop artist Natasha Jane Julian completely transformed Lana Del Rey’s iconic hit “Summertime Sadness” with her innovative cover.

Summertime Sadness may have been released while we’re still in the grips of winter. Yet, with the ethereal chill which lingers between the pensive notes and Natasha Jane Julian’s striking almost barque vocals, fans of arcanely melancholic Pop will definitely still want to pay it some attention.

You can check out Natasha Jane Julian’s atmospheric restyling of Summertime Sadness for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

With a newly formed band by her side, Natasha Jane Julian will be taking her sensually resounding sound on tour in 2020. You won’t want to miss a chance to see it.

Keep up to date with new releases and tours via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Petra Jasmiina releases single ‘Hours’: A creative and mesmerising story

Finland songwriter Petra Jasmiina has released her single ‘Hours’ with a combination of Indie Pop, Folk and Rock they all interlace with one another to create something poetic and sincere.

The track Hours comes from her four-track debut album ‘Cygnet’. It shares this story of love, nostalgia and loneliness in a storytelling essence. Emphasising how she feels about the beautiful scenery in Finland to the manic life in New York.

A song that describes the way in which time ticks too fast, Petra has a very soothing voice, it has it’s high-pitched tones but it’s mellow and a perfect voice to share a journey through lyrics and instrumentals.

Throughout you hear this chant with the powerful thumps of the Native American drums as it begins to pick up in speed and the suspense begins to take place.

It gives off this feeling as if Petra is running through the forest at a fast pace, this whole track makes you feel like you’re in some sort of fantasy story and it’s amazing how it can do that with mesmerising vocals and calming instrumentals.

You can listen to the new single for yourself by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Karley Myall

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Nicholas Hennink releases moving single Warriors: ‘A tribute to first responders’

Nicholas Henninks poignant track ‘Warriors: A tribute to first responders’ is truly astounding in so many ways.

A Paramedic and Singer/Songwriter who began his musical journey during his childhood, he embraced his acoustic guitar and created inspirational lyrics making his name well known in his homeland Cape Town, South Africa.

He creates music that gives those a voice of hope and the ability to be able to speak up about how they feel. It’s hard rock at it’s finest, his voice has this roar emotion behind it and it gives the track a whole different meaning, it’s so overpowering and hooks you in within the first few seconds.

It shares this heartbreaking story of what it’s like to be a first responder and the devastating things they have to go through daily. Nicholas has these compelling vocals, the word ‘Warriors’ is one that stands out from the rest, the overall sound gets heavier as he wants the audience to hear the most important parts.

Be sure to check out Nicholas Hennicl’s track and moving music video by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Karley Myall

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Ashley Singh – Can’t Look At Me: Dungarees with a Cumber-band!

All great song writers carry you with them, and keep you riveted to their story right through to the very last note. ’Can’t Look At Me’ succeeds in making sure you stay along for the ride.

Ashley Singh’s’ relaxed, flawless vocal tells a honest story of remorse and the need for redemption. It is beautiful in its simplicity and haunting lyrically. It’s uncomfortable because it is a relatable tale. We all have moments, mistakes, and mishaps that we would happily erase by magic if it were at all possible but, listening to Ashley’s melodious method of transport through his own personal experience,  we are plunged into the warm, healing baths of his catharsis. His journey quickly becomes ours and its hard to know where one begins and the other ends.

Like dungarees with a silk cumber-band, this relaxed guitar led track is complimented by some deceptively well orchestrated strings and some seriously classy production and mastering. Still waters really do run deep with this talented singer-songwriter but, with such an outstanding release in January, we can expect Ashley Singh to make some huge waves in 2020.

Listen to ‘Can’t Look At Me’ on Spotify. We think you’ll love it!

Review by Susan Harriott

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Ramsey Perkins – My Time’s Run Out: Accordantly Captivating Acoustic Indie

Up and coming singer-songwriter Ramsey Perkins dropped their latest video; a transfixing rendition of their single “My Time’s Run Out” on January 21st.

Armed with just an acoustic guitar, Ramsey Perkins was able to instantly captivate through the lo-fi recording of their single which is sure to enamour any fans of Johnny Marr’s virtuosic Jangly guitar style. Paired with the reflectively deep lyrics, Ramsey Perkins succeeded where many artists fail. He made connectable human emotion the cornerstone of his sound and utilised his nuanced instrumental and vocal ability to make the soundscape arrestive from the first verse to the last.

You can check out My Time’s Run Out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast