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I wanna be loud, I have a dream: Sasa Zola speaks for those who can’t on the beautiful ‘What If’

As she shows the world that the quiet and downtrodden need to have their turn to speak up away from the unnecessary noise of this often harsh world, Sasa Zola is simply exquisite on her absolutely outstanding new single ‘What If‘.

Sasa Zola is an incomparable Bristol, UK-based based Italo-Senegalese singer-songwriter, model and ex pro windsurfer. She makes that rare type of music that touches your heart where it was thought unreachable before.

Her caring vocals and self-aware lyrics has you feeling so dreamy, sad and reinvigorated, all somehow at the same time. This is a sublime creative who loves to feel that adrenaline boil in her blood — as she sheds off the doubts from before — to bring us a sensational song with so such care and love, wrapped carefully into a beautiful bow of belief.

She blinks briefly and looks away from the hate of the world, as she draws all of her new-found belief to help others get through the day that seems so dark and sad. She sings right into your inner consciousness to have you feeling you have just witnessed something so exceptional, that you feel compelled to listen again and again.

What If‘ from the beyond remarkable Bristol-based multi-talented musician Sasa Zola, is an awe-inspiring track from a supremely talent woman who puts her heart and soul to everything that she does. Showing that true leaders speak up for those that can’t, this is a special song that needs to be heard by those who feel that they are helpless right now.

Hold onto that dream, you are not alone.

Immerse yourself into the striking visualizer on YouTube and see her vibrant IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Show Me A Sign: UK-based EDM producer Vekken shows us the light with ‘Never Felt So Good’ (ft. Brooke Telling)

Dropping his debut single to have us thinking that hope is on the way, Vekken shows us that good times are coming back with his debut track called ‘Never Felt So Good(ft. Brooke Telling).

Vekken is a UK-based EDM music producer, who brings forth a real message from his creative imaginations, as he opens the door to positive energy to return again, when there was just darkness before.

With a whirlwind effect that has you smiling again, whilst peering through your window and looking a bit deeper than before. The atmospheric beat has you lifting the keys from the table and venturing out again to see if its safe outside again. This is the mood changer that is needed, as staying home and being glued to the screen and stuck into your pajamas like glue, has become way too tiresome.

Never Felt So Good‘ (ft. Brooke Telling) from UK-based EDM progressive house producer Vekken, is a catchy new single from a new artist that has decided to shove away the negative vibes, to score a goal with this awesome new single that will have you thinking that better days are ahead, no matter what it says on the news.

Watch this fine video on YouTube and check out his IG to see future releases and visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music Pop

It Will Hurt More: Manchester electro-pop artist Test Card Girl reminds us to avoid going back to the pain on ‘Don’t Go’

As she energetically starts her cozy car and thinks about turning back to the incredible times that sadly moved swiftly to heartbreak, Test Card Girl stays strong and remembers that she is on the new path now with her quality new third single called ‘Don’t Go‘.

Test Card Girl is a terrifically unexpected solo project by the wonderful Manchester, UK lofi synth-folk singer-songwriter Catherine Burgis, who ditched the dull office life and now makes music to help us all realize that life is too short for regrets.

After recently being awarded a much-cherished Arts Council England grant to write and release her first EP, her career has skyrocketed upwards and you can hear why so many love her authentic nature that sits satisfyingly in your happy stomach.

”Combining elements of synth pop with a simple folk playground melody, this is a summer song inviting you to get up and dance away bad times and regrets accompanied by an imaginary band of synthesised players”.-Test Card Girl

This is the story of not going back, no matter what the magnetic pull says or does to your beating heart. You left for a reason and despite it being easy to go back, you are telling yourself to have the strength to overcome this lust to go again. Instead, the new plan should be to look for a new road that will make you truly happy, inside your deepest feelings of content.

Don’t Go‘ from the fast-rising Manchester electro-pop artist Test Card Girl, is a stunning array of synth-filled soundscapes that washes all over your mind to give you a feeling of relief, that you made the right decision to avoid heartbreak part two. Trusting that gut is always a good idea, even if your heart wants something different sometimes.

Stream this lovely new single on Soundcloud and check out the IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

The Future Is Here: Sensational UK band Third Lung move up the ladder on the excellent ‘I A Fire’

With a bubbling translucent soundscape that offers breathtaking pureness, Third Lung shake down the door with their terrific new single called ‘I A Fire‘.

Four-piece UK indie rock n roll in-your-face band Third Lung, willingly bring us a crisp layer of textured goodness to snack on gleefully – as they make that special sauce type of music that is so rare on your willing palate – you just know you want some more like Oliver Twist.

This is the story about looking towards the future as you say goodbye to the past, while energetically destroying all the doubts that have stuck onto your potential moves. The only way to go and reach your dreams, is to actually try after all.

Their sound is supremely electric, as they ferociously push through the shaking speakers with such quality oozing from their spirit, you might still be blushing. This is a band on the rise, with such acclaim already and with festival slots surely on the horizon, when the world goes back to almost-normal in 2022.

I A Fire‘ from Third Lung is an exceptionally well-imagined piece of modern beauty, as their world class sound meshes so well into your glowing soul. They have the ability to mesmerize where others dial back, their seemingly effortless foray yields incredible results that will have you sweating in delight.

Hear this smashing new single on Spotify and see their IG for more song and future gig news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Look Upward: AINT hungrily tears the speakers to shreds on the thunderous techno single ‘AB’

With a mysterious start that wakes up your sleepy inner senses, AINT is back with a new single taken off his latest album called ‘E1 Massive‘, that gets you in the mood to party like it was 2019 on ‘AB‘.

London, UK-based techno producer AINT, makes that catchy bass groove that has you imagining those sweaty dance floor days, with a powerful array of beats up his sleeve for us to enjoy.

The underground and unsigned producer is influenced by artists such as Helena Hauff, Mall Grab, Mount Kimbie, Nine Inch Nails, Airhead just to name a few, as you feel all of his love for different genres shine through on this diverse single.

You feel like you are climbing high, stretching each sinew of your body to reach those heights that you truly desire in your heart. The soundscape has you motivated and ready to take on any challenge.

AB‘ from London techno producer AINT, is a rapid fire array of busty beats that certainly has your attention the whole way through. This is an ode to the good times when clubs were full and heads were a bit more weary at 4am.

Stream the new fast paced single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Feelings Won’t Change: East London’s Shannon sings lovingly from the heart on exquisite new crush-filled single ‘But He’s There’

As she nervously twists her curly hair in his presence and giggles at his jokes, Shannon was over him for a while, ‘But He’s There‘ again and her bursting heart wishes he would feel the same.

Shannon is an enchanting East London, England-based solo indie modern-folk singer-songwriter, who tells us sweet stories about love and life in this complex world, that can take your heart for a wild ride full of ups and downs, if you let it control you.

”The lyrics reveal inner thoughts of uncertainty about stepping out of one’s comfort zone to fulfill an exciting idea of love. As the song builds, the story unfolds and reflects the fantasy for a closer relationship.”- Shannon

You hear her feelings for her best friend rise and rise, the idea is firmly planted in her curious head as she listens closer and looks deeper and deeper into his eyes. Her stunning voice reflects that true love and she hopes that someday (soon), he will realize that she is actually the one for him too.

But He’s There‘ from the captivating East London singer-songwriter Shannon, is a cute story about how your fondness for a real friend can really cloud your mind. You love them dearly and the lines between lovers and friends is so close in your consciousness, but is it the same for them?

Sometimes you can’t be with someone even if you wish it so, the world has other ideas and even though it hurts real deep inside, the lesson taken is that you need to let things come to you spontaneously. The heartbreaking anguish is too sore to bare otherwise.

Stream this carefully crafted love letter on Spotify and see her adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

The calling: Remilekun sends out beautiful message on Christian Gospel single ‘Revelations’

Calling on all nations to come in peace to worship God, Remilekun is on top form via her new faith-filled single named ‘Revelations‘.

Remilekun is a wonderful Nigeria-born, London-based Christian Gospel musician and Choir Director, who has a deep hope for a better future and sings with the wind at her sails, as she teaches us the word of her God, to help us find meaning in our lives.

Her voice travels far and wide over the calming ocean, as her deep lungs fill up sweetly with stunning and relaxing energy to help us see through the scary fog, that is so prevalent in modern days.

She sings to worship her Lord and to show him that she is doing this to send out his name to all that can hear, with the sole purpose of making the world a better place.

Revelations‘ from Nigerian Gospel singer Remilekun is the most glorious song you will hear this week, as her voice shines above all the hate and horrific deviousness thwarting current times, as he portrays only peace and love with this fine single.

Having faith in these dark and confusing times, is the true test for any believer and music like this certainly warms the heart with so much joy.

See this stunning music video on YouTube and find out more about her on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

In the mood for having fun: Damola Davis bring the heat with the catchy gem ‘Oshomo’

Damola Davis returns with his charmingly pleasing style to get the party started, on the freshly-brewed bass sounds of ‘Oshomo‘.

Nigeria-raised, UK-born Afrobeats/Dancehall artist Adedamola Ogundipe aka Damola Davis, makes the type of music that gets you out of the corner of the club and into the limelight. With a voice that gets you smiling, he projects a vibe that you can’t help but like and you feel compelled to groove the whole night.

After spending most of his childhood in Ibadan, Nigeria-you can feel his pure love for making that true sound as music runs through his veins. This is a man with an inner knowledge of what the people want and he delivers here with a song that makes dancers out of novices.

A diverse artist who has been in bands before and tried out different genres, it feels like he is happy with this particular sound for now and is only going to get better like fine wine. His vocals are exciting like scoring a 89th minute free kick to win the World Cup and with a beat that is so hot you might get sunstroke in the blazing heat, this is a winner all the way.

Oshomo‘ from the exciting talent Damola Davis is that Dancehall fused sound that blends rather smoothly with a taste of Afrobeats, to get you in the mood to up your confidence level. He has an illuminating personality that makes him stand out from the rest and this is the song you turn on if everyone is bored with the DJ, as you know the audience will be dancing again thanks to this gem of a single.

Stream this bouncy party track on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Moving on from the lies: Paul James Rooney courageously fights the pulsating pain of heartbreak on ‘Save My Soul’

With the painful memories still close to his heart, Paul James Rooney sings gloriously and with unwavering personal passion on the special ‘Save My Soul‘.

Paul James Rooney is a world-renowned Copenhagen, Denmark-based international ballet dancer/teacher, choreographer, rehearsal director and singer-songwriter from the UK.

He performs his majestic music intertwined closely with his love for dance and jazz, as he tells you about past memories that are entrenched in his soul and need to be soulfully expressed, so he can find true peace and move on from being lied to by his former lover.

‘Exploring issues of hurt, distress and verbal and psychological abuse in a past relationship, ‘Save My Soul’ brings up issues we rarely discuss. Sticks and Stones may break our bones but words cut even deeper.’- Paul James Rooney

With a stunningly pure voice, issues that are normally swept under the carpet are at the fore, on his music and dance combination that shows so much grace and skill.

Save My Soul‘ from UK singer and ballet legend Paul James Rooney, is a tale of what the past looks like as he asses the scars and find the strength to move on from the negativity-filled thoughts, to blossom fresh again. This experience has hurt deeply and comes with long-lasting scars, but the time to move on and be free again has arrived.

See this real video made with love on YouTube, hear more on Spotify and find out more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

This is who I am: Linda aka Sand is simply remarkable on genre-bending gem ‘Naked’

Inspired by her fascinating world travels and working out who she really is, Linda aka Sand shows us her true soul to heartwarming delight on ‘Naked‘.

Linda Gambino is Linda aka Sand, a multi-skilled Rome, Italy-born, Berklee College of Music Boston graduate, indie soul/funk/jazz singer-songwriter, who has made a recent move to usually-thriving London in England.

She makes that genuine soundscape that is classy cool, who fills you up gently with hope and life throughout dusting away inner doubt and growing disillusionment in the world. This is a woman who is ready and sings so gloriously.

Produced by Italian composer Enrico Solazzo, this is a beat that fills you to the core and brilliantly reaches your soul as you marvel at the whole production. The song is so cinematic, the story of a woman who has made it through all those winding roads and avoided the tempting nature of this wild world.

Naked‘ from exceptional Italian musician Linda aka Sand, is that real moment you feel only once in your life. She projects the feeling that means you are ready for whatever challenges come your way, as your armor is so strong and absolutely priceless. This is who you really are.

Stream this stunning single here on Spotify and see her story on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen