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As much as a beat can convey on its own, big rhythm tends to respond even more to a powerhouse vocal than it does something on the softer side, and it’s hard to argue with that in the new single “Down Crazy” by GiGi Vega. Stylistically resembling hip-hop’s poppier side whilst borrowing melodic frills from
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Navigating the ridges of a stirring rhythm in “Your Story,” it becomes clear to the listener early on in this selection from Let the Light In, Vol. 2 that we’re not dealing with the Chris Donohoe of the 2010s anymore. This singer/songwriter isn’t much for the flashiness of his mainstream rivals, and when given the opportunity he
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Billy Jeter’s passionate vision of the human experience, Shine Eye Landing, is going to be one of the defining works of his career, and a highlight for country and folk fans looking for something singing with heart this year. It’s a lean half-hour record that wastes no time and on a musical structure feels almost
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Just listening to Brooke Josephson’s singing can introduce you to the angelic qualities she has as an artist, but in the video for her new single “Rainbow,” these qualities are realized visually in a way that only complements the emotion in the song. While not quite as elaborate a document as the composition is on
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If you’re as gifted a singer as Enjolee is, all you really need to win over the audience is the sort of bright, bubbly vocal performance she submits in her debut single “Forever Man.” Although structurally on the simple side of the spectrum, “Forever Man” doesn’t feel like a track that underutilizes the capabilities of
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Drury, born in Arizona and for a time living in San Diego, brings a solid piano foundation to his work. As in previous outings like “Jealousy” and “Snowy Nights” Drury keeps the listener engaged with a sound that doesn’t fit the status quo. According to his press materials, “Alice”, which is from the upcoming multi-track release Alice It’s
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“You’re Looking at Me” is the latest single from Cece Bullard off her wonderful EP “My One and Only Love”. Bullard who comes from a lineage of performers has had the joys of working alongside acts like Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Joe Williams, and Jack Jones to just name a few. She’s had the privilege
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How long have you been singing? I know everyone says the same thing, but my entire life. I would memorize my older sister’s songs in her school plays, obsessively perfect Christina Aguilera’s vocal runs in my room for hours, I sang in choirs, studied vocal performance for a while, etc. I lived many years hiding
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In no uncertain terms, Kechi is a star. Her single “All the Time” from her album of the same name has all the makings of a classic pop tune from a distinct voice, from her astounding vocals to the razor-sharp production and a surprising subversion of the melody on the hook. I really couldn’t get
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Welcome Edwrds, excited to catch up with you today! To start out, tell us about your history in the music industry.  Hello, and thank you for having me. Music has always been a passion of mine. However, I decided to commit to creating music full time 3 years ago after getting a little buzz on
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While it certainly isn’t true that lyrics act as our only bridge into IndiaImani’s heart in the new single “Tell Me,” they’re undeniably one of the greatest aspects of communication this track has to offer us this spring. IndiaImani doesn’t waste a second of her time at center stage in this single setting up a
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