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Luiz e Os Louises Brings A Collection of Melodies In Album Life’s A Cigarette

16 Nov

Life’s A Cigarette embodies not only a significant collection of work, but a masterpiece from Luiz e Os Louises. Out of the songs on the album that standout the most is Please Everyone and Time To Love. With the song Please Everyone, it reminds me of early Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly. The lyrics not only form a narrative, but carry the musical characteristics of classic rock at its beginning. It reminds us of a society where we have to please everyone and live up to the standards. The song not only is reflective, but carries a tone of optimistic melancholy. Time To Love carries a Devendra Banhart vibe with the light melodic tones of the guitar and whimsical tones. With lyrics such as the “night unfolds inside our bones and we will look back to say its all blown away”, its thematic elements carry the spirit of nature and tonality that is indescribable. 

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Coffee by Resurrection Fern Channels Reaffirmation of Self 

10 Nov

Upon first listen, Resurrection Fern’s voice channels enchantment and simplicity. Comparable to the voices of Sheryl Crow & Rachael Yamagata, its quite clear that her voice is raw. The setup of the track itself is nothing more than Fern’s voice and an acoustic guitar adding to the instrumental qualities of simple. With lyrics from the track Coffee on her album Savanna, they send a strong message about self identity and the path one can take in life. “Escape the machine, find a way to make it seem like I don’t care” says a lot not only from an individual’s point of view and their path, but also making a double declaration on society and the rules that we feel like we are binded to. Fern not only reaffirms herself in a conversation style of writing within her music, but this connects to her audience as well. While most musicians make a significant effort to connect with their audience, either through the message in their songs or in social media, Fern accomplishes this with little to no effort. Her music style, delivery, and lyrical content does not seem forced or replicates anything other than a sound that is unique as herself.

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Vestiges By Healing Spells Transcends With Moody Vibes 

21 Oct

Upon first listening to Vestiges by Healing Spells, the first thing listeners will pick up on is the ambient vibes and sound that is within their music. Every synth and xylophone beat meshes into a new world along the album. The song Sanctuary in particular has alot of ambient and sampled beats throughout. The collection is the solo project of the electronica music producer Past Lives. The diverse sampling of sound showcases an exploration of sorts that can be connected to the experimental artists Four Tet, Gold Panda, and OneOhTrix Point Never. Combined with Past Live’s love of nature and soundscapes, without a doubt intertwining it in his music has him stand out with the exposure to his time in India which heavily drove the mental and spiritual journey he took for this album. For anyone wanting to take a listen to experimental and electronica music that is unconventional and soothing, Vestiges should be at the top of your list to play next. 

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Savanna By Resurrection Fern Intertwines Emotions & Reflecting On Real Life Experience In Her Latest Single

9 Oct

Resurrection Fern not only is making herself stand out with her powerful musicianship, but also the platform she is sharing her music on as well. Recently partnering up with the company Twitch, she redefines what it means to be a musician in the 21st century. The idea of building a community and pairing up with a performer is becoming more popular as well. Ringing in the impressive statistic of being in the top 1.2% of top content creators on a community of 2.2 million streamers, Resurrection Fern is not any where close to stopping on her quest to spread her music. With lyrics such as “ you left me there stranded at sea, with nothing but a rosary” visually paints a story throughout the song. The song waves back and forth between reflective and reciting a painful memory. Resurrection Fern will wow those who listen to her smooth and hypnotizing voice as they listen to this song through their room. If one were to compare what her voice sounds like or who would even fall under the same category, one should connect the dots between June Carter Cash, Crystal Gale, and Amy Millan. 

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Ripple By Stimuli Brings Back The Goodness of Metal In Latest Video

9 Oct

Get that play button ready to go as this Oakland, California band will not disappoint with their latest release. Ripple by Stimuli carries all of the best qualities of heavy metal music and classic rock. From the opening instrumentals to the powerful lyrics, Stimuli does not stop their strong instrumental and lyrical presence at all through the following release. This video is a new release after the song made its debut off of their They Are We album back in 2018. An interesting fact about this song is that it was originally titled Ripple in Perception, making a reference to the concept of time and how people experience it. Making up the band includes the talents of Jimmy Tomahawk (vocals and guitar), Tai Hake (bass), and Cole Andrew (drums). Overall, the instrumental base of their song and their music carries into the comparisons of being similar to Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and Nirvana. Its easy in the world of rock music to apply heavy bass, “textures” throughout your music, and scream lyrics. Stimuli shatters the stereotype of wannabes and brings the acclaimed qualities that those who have a soft spot for metal, both classic and modern all together to listen to the rawness that the world of music offers.

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