Keep On Driving By Geoff Gibbons Channels Life of The Road

3 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close your eyes and tune into the latest single Keep on Driving from Geoff Gibbons and get ready to reflect. Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada, he brings an unwavering dose of talent. With powerful lyrics like “I gave them my soul and they buried me deep” setting the tone for an anthem, Gibbons brings his heart into this song. With the sultry instrumentals combining the sounds of the tambourine, guitar, and cabasa, Keep on Driving brings an extra layer of diverse sound as well. This is a perfect song to reflect and tune into if you are in the mood for reflecting and listening to music ready to ignite your soul. By combining the Americana sound with the strong lyrics, Gibbons creates something quite remarkable. It should not surprise listeners that while listening and trying to pinpoint a direct influence within his music, you’ll feel like his music intertwines that of an artist on the road, not being tied down to one sound and one source of inspiration.

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Artist Website

https://www.geoffgibbons.com

 

 

Guy Grogan Sings His Heart Out In Newest Album Same Morning Light

20 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From start to finish, Guy Grogan’s album sounds like an eternal daydream. With the songs having a tonality of beach and surfer rock, it also adds a dash of space rock in there too. The synthesizer adds texture to his songs on the album and intertwines you on the musical journey. The Wind Will Blow Us Home is a significant track within Same Morning Light because it balances the feelings of wandering and reflecting. With lyrics such as if we lose our way, the wind will blow us home characterizes the emotions of taking your own path and blending it with that of optimistic melancholy. Grogan’s voice remains consistent on the album, waving up and down in all of the right parts of his songs. If hearing his voice on his album and not recognizing the talent here, Grogan has received awards for his songwriting from New Mexico Music Awards, Indie International, Song of The Year, American Song-Writing Awards, and UKSC. Reflecting on who vocally shares the same sound, the voice of Andrew Kenny from American Analog Set comes to mind. The storyteller writing style and the simplistic music arrangement further adds similarities as well. I’m mainly asking myself why have I not heard of Guy Grogan before this? Although he has been releasing music since 2010, this album definitely stands out as one that is raw, real, and unapologetically carries the aura of brilliant confidence. Guy, you have a new fan.

Website

https://guygrogan.com

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Patrick Ames Releases New Single Reawakened 2020 With Energy Fueled With Change

20 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Ames releases his newest single Reawakened 2020 and channels the theme of change and equality. Definitely drawing inspiration from the world and the political climate, Ames integrates the power of our voice. In terms of when he wrote it, he actually wrote this back in January 2017 during the Inauguration Day for Trump. With the style being sung in that of  Rockhouse Gospel, the power of the words and the vocals being full of spirit, listeners want more from Ames. The mix of Ames and Jon Ireson’s guitars add even more texture to this song. Standout lyrics such as the hour has come for the power of belief reiterates how the power of change and fighting for what we stand for is here to stay. By banding together on shared beliefs and justice, we as a world can take inspiration from Reawakened 2020 and march on to bring a new start all of us want to see begin.

Artist Website

https://patrickames.com

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Sundogs Jams Out In Latest Album Entitled The Code & Shows The Musicsphere Where They Stand

16 Jun

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Listening to the band, Sundogs will have you jamming out right there at the start of their album The Code. Drums get going and the sounds of rock echo after in the first track. With lyrics such as “I want it now”, you can sense the urgency and impatient mood that the song carries. Throughout, the theme of storytelling and the musical characteristic of Americana runs within the songs. When thinking on their sound and how they fit in the musicsphere, listeners will find similarities between them and the likes of Tom Petty, Steely Dan, and Paul Simon. Musically, the songs vary from track to track with some being slow and whimsical. Others differ with little to no drums on the tracks, with a heavy emphasis on the piano instrumentals making up a big portion of the arrangement. As if the artistry of the tracks that make up this album aren’t carefully thought out, videos are planned for all 12 songs as well. The vocals of Jed Moffitt on Ride add a layer of intensity to the album. Specifically, with this song it paints the picture of symbolism, environment, and history. The scene is set with tequila, the Aztecs, and mentioning of piñatas. Although initially categorized as a collection of Americana stories, the genre and tone of The Code would be best categorized as a mix of easy listening, rock, and lyrical.

Artist Website

https://sundogsmusic.com

 

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Let’s All Sing Together By Drew & Luke Gives Renewed Hope In The World

11 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close your eyes and listen to the voices of Drew & Luke and the sound of the tambourine. With the anthem of Let’s All Sing Together and the messages of bringing change, watch out for these two and how their music makes people feel. Prior to COVID-19, they would usually collaborate virtually and halfway across the world from each other. Now, quarantined together in Los Angeles, Drew & Luke are using this time to recharge and create. Heavily influenced by the music of the 1970s, you can hear that through this single. Instrumentally, the song effectively balances out the key sounds of the piano, the intertwining of applause, and the tambourine ringing at all the right spots. When thinking about musically who Drew & Luke sounds like, I’m drawn to find similarities with Dr. DogFleet Foxes, and even a dash of Vampire Weekend. Though both musically and lyrically, Let’s All Sing Together will without a doubt stand time post COVID-19 and anchor an impactful start for a new world for Drew & Luke to be a part of.

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Artist Website:

https://www.lukeanddrew.com/home

 

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