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Lake Folks – The Old Man and The Lake: Sonorous Simplistic Sound at Its Finest.

This one’s for the Indie Folk lovers. Lake Folks is a solo act from a visionary talent revelling in his talent which is allowing him to dominate the folk scene.  To describe his new debut track ‘The Old Man and The Lake’ as a serendipitous wonder would be an understatement.

The solo artists sound is a unique, intoxicating blend of pop & a tranquil taste of indie folk. It’s impossible not to get caught up in the lucid angelic melodies which invoke a serene melodic transcendence. The music is teaming with plaintive inspiration which they find in their dulcet home town of Aix -les-Bains and notable acts such as Bon Iver, Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley. The Old Man and The Lake is steeped in sincerity, entwined with acoustic splendour.

There’s some elemental darkness to Lake Folks tracks, their latest track in particular, which makes their latest hit a true testament to the harrowing times that the world is lingering in. The lyrics are steeped in bittersweet sorrow, their music is delectably easy to swallow thanks to the angelic upbeat jingle of the guitar combined with the inventive use of instruments.

Check out their latest track on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4IYXfzK9vE&feature=youtu.be

You’ll find a plethora of twee, euphoric covers from the Lake Folks on their Youtube Channel. So if you want to hear a sweet acoustic folk style version of Taylor Swift and Daft Punk be sure to check out he videos!

Follow the Lake Folks on their social media links below!

-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakefolks/
-Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lakefolks
-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAzttJsAeTbf1zLsMcQY1Iw/

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Listen And Sing Along To Benjamin Marshall’s Harmonious “Our Own Key”

Benjamin Marshall is a promising singer songwriter with some cool interesting ideas and a fresh sound that intelligently blends folk, pop and alternative into one distinguishable sound. His song “Our Own Key,” taken straight out of his new album “The Final Giraffe,” showcases his unique style and invites us all to sing along in a message of unity, truly using music as the best tool to bring people together. With bright guitar and organ sounds, a steady beat that carries you along and catchy melodies with lyrics we can relate to, this song definitely has a lot to offer.

Upon first listening to this song, especially as the bridge unfolds, it is very difficult not to imagine the music being played live in front of a crowd that is singing and clapping along joyfully. It is just one of those tracks that carries you along, no matter who or where you are. It has the power to unify people while also showcasing a great ability to craft a good immersive track. Apart from this, the performance quality in the recording also makes it even more obvious that this music should not only be played on the radio but also enjoyed live in concert with the Benjamin Marshall’s energy and that of the rest of the crowd.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja

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A&R Factory Present: Adam Melchor

Adam Melchor is a 24 year old recording artist from New Jersey. In his debut EP The Archer, Adam weaves intensely personal lyrics with colloquial melody to create a vivid yet vulnerable narrative. Carried by his folk guitar playing and impressive vocals, the songs showcase a musical empathy rare for an artist of Adam‘s age and comparable to contemporaries like M. Ward or Conor Oberst.

The lead single from the forthcoming album is “Brook Revisited”, a stark, emotive song born out of a reacquaintance with a childhood friend through tragic circumstances. It is, in part, a personal tribute to a companion who died of a drug overdose. With “Brook Revisited”, in all its emotional complexity, Adam has created a cathartic and auspicious debut single.

1st single “Brook Revisited” out Feb 24. 2nd single “The Archer” is out March 17. Full EP is out March 31.

https://www.facebook.com/adammelchor/

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