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Dum Dum Gun By Grapefruit Sound Lab Brings Whimsical Symphonies In Latest Single

20 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dum Dum Gun by Grapefruit Sound Lab makes listeners feel like they are in a dream. The soft vocals and the symphonic structure aids to this significantly. Their album Eight Days Across America is compiled of eight songs, each one fueled with passion and meaning. With lyrics such as gather round everyone, put down that dum dum gun puts anyone who hears this song into another world. The lines of Its something we all should know, is how this story goes adds to the feeling you are in a place that is ready to announce importance. Musically, Dum Dum Gun has the sounds of the violin, cello, and the vocals of Sarah Naughton all conspiring to create greatness in this song. The song was originally created in response to the gun violence obstacle in America that our nation faces. Rather than being an aggressive song, it carries weight with meaning with its soft, but strong vocals and overall musical atmosphere that Grapefruit Sound Lab builds.

Artist Website

https://www.grapefruitsoundlab.com/

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Heaven Sent Delinquent By Shawna Virago Gets The Angst Just Right

19 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heaven Sent Delinquent by Shawna Virago gets the tone of angst just right in her music video. With a standout lyric of “cast my prayer to the wind”, the tone of religious rebellion is throughout. Watching the video, Shawna Virago’s creative direction excels mixing the perspective of her in her car on the road and her facing the camera making a stance. Mixed in with close up shots of her playing the guitar and the shakey camera, there is a tone of DIY realness that viewers will appreciate. I like that while watching the video, we aren’t watching cast actors or wannabes, we are seeing Shawna Virago, which makes it even better. Musically, Virago’s instrumental choices are strong with the guitar tones being intentional and full of angst, rock, and determination. Soft backup vocals make cameos in the background, light drums, and even the harmonica add even more to diversify the already unique sound she delivers.

Artist Website

https://www.shawnavirago.com

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Keep On Driving From Geoff Gibbons Channels The Theme of Reflecting & Being Still

19 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening to the music of Geoff Gibbons always recenters me, and watching the video Keep on Driving continues that trend. When paying attention the lyrics such as “If I just keep on driving, out to somewhere”, you can really feel how the road is an open world. Geoff Gibbons has an Americana style of songwriting, but it also is easy to listen to as well. These are hard times for our world right now and while we may be up in our own heads, we still have music and nature. With the visuals of the road and the cars on the road in traffic, it puts the feeling of certainty through the uncertainty of our society. The music he makes will touch your soul and have you not only look inward, but be optimistic at what lies ahead. When thinking about Gibbon’s idea of paths and the power of the road, it also brings the idea that we still have the freedom of driving down the road and have the windows down while looking at the clouds and being in a state of reflection.

Artist Website:

www.geoffgibbons.com

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Heather Gruber Is One To Watch For 2021 With Latest Track Hiding From The Rain

7 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just listen to one tone of Heather Gruber’s voice and strum of the guitar, and be prepared to get sucked into her world. With lyrics such as deep below the waves, the sky loses its clarity, and as the world floats upside down, the obvious is hard to see, points out not only thoughtful lyrics, but lyrics that are fueled with energy and emotion. The way she effectively intertwines self reflecting tones with almost commentary as an observer about the outside and personifying the ocean, Heather Gruber stands out. I think when more people listen to this, they will realize that during this time of solitude and transforming, that truth and strength is within Hiding From The Rain. When listeners hit play and listen, they may draw some similarities between The Weepies and Jaymay. If you are just as moved as I was listening to this one song by Gruber, take a listen to her other music as well. With a wide scope of talent, she not only is able to make music that is reflective, but she also has an impressive vocal range and takes it back to classic piano ballads in some of her other work. The super unique quality about her sound is it is raw, real, and poetic. It connects to those who listen and leave them with an imprint of music in their eardrums and beating in their heart.

Artist Website

https://www.musicglue.com/heathergrubermusic

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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

 

 

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