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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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Who doesn’t love a good coming of age soundtrack? From vintage hits of The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueler, and even recent successes like Booksmart, it’s always fun experiencing the sounds of teenagerhood in a cohesive musical form. FEATURE FM: https://ffm.to/theneverlistsoundtrack The Never List from Director Michelle Mower and screenwriter Ariadne Shaffer have a simple, if
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Great albums have plenty of single-worthy tracks on them, and in this sense, Rob Alexander’s Dream out Loud isn’t that much different from some of the icons to have come before it. However, this doesn’t discount the fact that the latest single to be cut from the record, “Instant Sex,” has radio-love written all over it from
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Hi Mark, excited to catch up with you today. To start with, tell us about your history in the music industry.  My history, hmmmm, well I started working as a teenager. I became the Music Director for “MUSIC OF MANY LANDS”.  A television series produced in Anaheim, about a mile from Disneyland and I played
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The thoughtful consideration and emotional investment heard throughout Sam Green’s songwriting is an increasing rarity. Even a cursory listen to the tracks included on his Spotify page reveals a writer and musical artist whose frame of reference is wide. It encompasses American and English folk music, classic country, and blues in various guises. The songs
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What is a habit you are learning to develop as you get further in your career?  To talk to people I do not know. It was easier for me to stay quiet or surround myself with people I know. I am trying to focus on the opposite approach, not being afraid to reach out to
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With a bit of stealth and a lot of raw charisma, Jay Bang lays down one verse after another in her new single “On Sight,” bringing us ever closer with every heavy breath she draws. Even with a strong linguist like Oz the Hitmaker in the studio, it’s clear from the jump who’s really in
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What do you feel like has been the most pivotal part of your year so far?  The most pivotal part of my year has been to be able to stay at work as a supportive teacher, to have more freedom in creating my musical material, to cooperate with music professionals. What has been a big challenge so
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The delicious unhinged quality of Brian Shapiro’s vocals is obvious less than a minute into the album All That We See. “Three Things” opens the collection with a loose, relaxed musical rave-up complete with kazoos. Yes, kazoos. It has a distinct low-fi punch, seemingly by design, but Shapiro’s near-ranting vocals occupy a central place in the
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Manny Cabo and songwriter Bonnie Warren continue to make magic in their latest collaboration “Worst Bad Decision”, a country-rock pop offering. Featuring Cabo’s wide vocal range and sincere, sage advice, “Worst Bad Decision” is top-tier songwriting and a platinum-worthy performance. Cabo, years after his national stage, chair-turning appearance on The Voice, proves once again he’s more
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It’s tough to think of a topic for hit songs more successful than that of the classic break-up anthem; maybe love songs, but the two go hand in hand and wholly rely on each other to maintain their cornered market, so the idea of one being more successful than the other is irrelevant. For every
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Hi Aries! It is great to have you here! You just released your EP! Congratulations! What would you like our readers to know about it? Thank you so much!! I wrote all of these songs in 2020 during some challenging times. I was going through a growth journey and during the process I did a lot of
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As if divinely sewn together, Asia Karin’s stirring lyrics join with the supple tonality of the guitar that backs her in the new single “One Day,” and by the time we reach the song’s first chorus, there’s no debating whether or not this young woman is in the right line of work. In “One Day,”
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