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South African folk fairy Leoné Murphy echos the current world with spellbinding ”Chaos”

I’ve always wanted to play crochet with a real fairy.

In a world full of chaos there are always those good souls that send us messages and leave clues behind to help us. This is one of those moments. When you hear true words that have been created with only good intentions. This is the reminder that all is not lost.

Dubai based South African singer-songwriter Leoné Murphy sends us a peaceful message full of guidance on her new single ”Chaos”. Her stunningly crystal clear voice that is like a fresh waterfall gushing with true stories that have not been tainted at all. I have goosebumps and my heart is happy again. Each word means something.

In a world full of mystery and depressing news, Leoné is a leading light to find the right way and not get sucked into the oil-spilled carnage of current events. The South African folk singer with an incredible voice and real lyrics impresses so much hear that I’m still shaking my heat and smiling. There is light and with music we all heal.

Chaos” from Leoné Murphy is 2020’s turning point and one of my favorite songs by far. This is a soundtrack that needs to be cherished and enjoyed with family & friends. We can all escape if we are together as one.

Stream this stunning song full of worldly beauty that will transfix your soul on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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LaiLaiTee reminds us to always have love ”On Your Mind”

Tokunbo Samuel aka LaiLaiTee is an Irish-Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer. Recently, he relocated to Johannesburg in South Africa to study and record music. LaiLaiTee describes his style of music as Afro-fusion and that’s exactly the vibe going there. It’s Africa to the core and I personally love it. Being South African born, this reminds me of some wild parties and music to bounce to while in the mini-bus taxi headed to work.

On Your Mind” is a well-produced song that is passionately delivered with outstanding vigor from a clearly talented artist. This is a man who knows what is wants and is finding out what is on her mind. He wants clarity and won’t stop until he has the answer. LaiLaiTee is currently in the City of Gold in South Africa where he will find the biggest music industry in Southern Africa. He has a big future and big things are set to come. You can feel his willingness to put in 100% and not expect anything given to him.

Stream this new track right here on Spotify.

Head to his Facebook page to get more info on future gigs.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Peaceful energy by South African singer Beverly Jayne on her beautiful single ”Breathe”

When you are thinking too much it can be easy to forget something so simple like breathing. You get caught up in the moment and overthink for hours while pilling up worries like rocks in your backpack. Eventually you are going to be weighed down while climbing that mountain and fall back. Rolling down that hill will be sore but you will learn. Taking that breath will make you feel lighter and happier.

Beverly Jayne is one of the great female rock singers in South Africa and has made her mark fronting SA band Concussion Girl. From growing up with a rocker dad to her music teacher Gran- Beverly was always destined to be on stage. She is renowned as a phenomenal live performer with a distinctively unique vocal style. I get in lost in her voice and I feel like this artist deserves the biggest possible stage.

Breathe” is a strong song and gets you thinking about your hopes and dreams. The track is simple but effective and I suddenly start breathing more while remembering that everything is going to be okay. I’m excited by Beverly Jayne’s song and it makes me feel happy. This is an artist with real stories and soul. She has played all of the country and hopefully will get a chance to tour overseas so that new fans can be born.

Click on the YouTube link to hear this good song and get more from this wonderfully talented musician.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sparking real change with inspirational Ark 4 Africa’s new anthem ”It’s Just a Memory”

Ark 4 Africa are an evolving group of musicians with a massive mission of epic proportions on their shoulders. They have just released the inspiring song for their new single ”It’s Just a Memory”. If you stream this song from iTunes or other music platform you are helping Noah’s Ark and its Global Conservation and Climate Action initiatives.

Noah’s Ark is a state of the art animal and ecological conservation park. It will cover 100 square kilometers on the North East coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. This will be the largest and most ambitious conservation project in history. The construction was scheduled to start in August 2020. The aim is to save species on the brink of extinction from all over the world.

This is the follow up from 2019’s ”It Takes the World to Make a Miracle” which is a song that really made a splash. ”It’s Just a Memory” follows the same formula and we are brought into a story that involves a world without animals for our kids to see up close. The vocals are beautiful on this song as we are taken on an emotional ride.

Help out this extremely valuable cause by streaming the song on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Folk-Rock artist Bruce Dennill shows the world his quality with reflective single ‘’Don’t Let Me Be the Reason That You Leave’’

Based in the City of Gold, Johannesburg in South Africa, well-known singer-songwriter Bruce Dennill is back with a new song and it’s a very touching track. Possibly losing the one that you care about the most is the theme here and he puts his heart and soul into this one.

With top South African Booking Agent Jack Rahme in his corner, Bruce has established himself as one of the best singer-songwriters around. Performing live since 1990, you can hear that Bruce is totally comfortable in his skin and his powerful voice is in full flow on ‘’Don’t Let Me Be the Reason That You Leave’’. 

Inspired by Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen just to name a few, Bruce has released a really good track that is sure to be popular with music fans, young and old. With more music to come including a duet with the fantastic Megan Victor-Carelse, Bruce Dennill is making a big name for himself and we hope for more quality releases.

Look for more songs from Bruce on Spotify as he establishes himself internationally and takes the next step upwards.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Josh Middleton releases Caught Up – A soulful and acoustic pop ballad

Already acclaimed for being a notorious act in festivals and European tours, up and coming singer-songwriter Josh Middleton has released his new single Caught Up, a knitted weave of soulful and acoustic pop.

Caught Up bases its structure on acoustic guitar and vocals, and even though it gets more rhythmically entertaining when drum loops and percussive sounds enrich the harmony, it could still function beautifully without. When just a few instruments can make the whole tune, it means that the song is already a hit at its core.

This helps explain why Josh Middleton has been recognised as such a talented artist, measuring up to renowned characters such as Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.

He’s been drawing likes from his fans, both online on social media and offline at gigs, for his mature and groundbreaking lyrics, proving that not all things pop have to be meaningless or shallow.

Josh has an impactful and talented force to grow ahead of him and you may want to follow his progress by listening to Caught Up.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Chevelle Franklyn’s new release ‘Go in Your Strength’ is worthy of high praise

Gospel and psalm singer Chevelle Franklyn has released her inspiring new track ‘Go In Your Strength’, her latest release from new album ‘South Wind Vol 1’.

The acclaimed and much lauded worship songwriter based in Jamaica finds her feet from the get-go with an acapella rendered introduction to the track before it kicks into a congregation-clapping groove. The track highlights what has made her such a force in the international gospel scene and will be sure to delight her fans and followers with a message of thankfulness, hope and purity.

The track shines in its high level of production and Franklyn’s exceptional vocal performance on top of a backing choir in the latter stages of the track is clearly where her fanbase has found its love for her. It’s one worthy of high praise indeed – and it might just pull in some new believers too.

You can listen to ‘Go In Your Strength’ on Chevelle Franklyn’s YouTube channel here.

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EL-Shaheen has released ‘She Dreams Away’

South African musician EL-Shaheen has dropped single ‘She Dreams Away’ an upbeat and catchy piece.

The sound of rain crashing against the floor to start the track, as the distorted vocals begin to come through. The Rap takes the lead with its slow pace, ensuring you can hear each word, clearly keeping this steady flow.

Adding in them electronic style sound effects that hover over the vocals, intertwining this infectious melody and smooth vocals that bounce off one another, with the added in effect of the rain and the distorted vocal that comes in and then begins to fade out. A piece that has this energetic melody to it and a feel good tune.

Listen to EL-Shaheen’s single She Dreams Away by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Savannah Fay has released ‘Free’: A truly magical piece

Artist Savannah Fay has released her latest single ‘Free’ a truly mesmerising track with meaningful lyrics and an overall powerful piece.

As soon as you listen, you can instantly hear the roar emotion that comes pouring through the vocals, the relatable lyrics and the incredible amount of positivity that shines through. This song is honestly incredible and Savannah deserves all the recognition she receives.

Throughout this song, it really moves you and each lyric stands out as Savannah takes you on a journey through her story and the way in which mental health can impact you. Letting her feelings come through in every high note she hits effortlessly, each second is immersed with this overwhelming sense of emotion through the amazing vocal ranges she portrays.

As the piano glides alongside when she reaches higher and illuminates the background. Towards the middle, a choir appears all combining their voices into one another and creating this powerful intense feeling.

An insane piece of music from Savannah and one that you must listen too, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Listen to Savannah Fay’s single Free by heading on over here.

Review by Karley Myall

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ELIAZ has dropped latest single How

ELIAZ has dropped her latest piece ‘How’ through this Pop track a lot of emotion pours through the vocals and the soft instrumentation.

Pure emotion pours through the vocals as the lyrics have this poignant meaning, through the powerful vocal range and instrumentation this track is truly mesmerising and the feelings that come through the voice giving it that brittle tone.

The piano keys create this calming instrumental as the vocals get higher and higher, having that smooth texture to them, sometimes the voice tends to crack and the brittle tone comes through more so when the vocals are at a lower volume.

But ELIAZ has a wide variety of tones when it comes to her voice, she’s not afraid to take it higher and she’s certainly not afraid to push this overwhelming emotion through her voice. The instrumentation does take a bit of a turn near the end, it has this more Hip-Hop style electronic beat where the vocals have this more distorted texture to them then going back into the slow pace style, an incredible piece.

This is one to check out for sure, we can’t wait to see what ELIAZ does next.

Listen to ELIAZ How by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall