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Stevie From Stevie Cornell Channels A Sense of Remembrance & Tradition In Latest Album

22 Apr

Upon listening to Stevie, you will be teleported to a moody ethereal sort of place. The album starts off with you feeling like you are onlooking Stevie Cornell perform in your head in a neighborhood bar and nodding along to his sultry voice and the smooth slow drum sounds. The track I Couldn’t Reach You stands out on the album with the lyrics “the clock was ticking and the telephone was sitting there so silently, I couldn’t reach you”. Its musical arrangement is mixed with strumming of the guitar but also the full sounds that are reminiscent of Americana and old school Country music. As the album progresses it still carries the listener through stories and a journey. Another track titled Hope Came By Today merges the past and present in one with lyrics like “she chased my blues away, she sure shows know how to brighten up this dreary town”. The musical arrangement of the song is slow but steady with the acoustic guitar creating a folk and soulful atmosphere. Overall the album feels like a heartfelt long visit with an old friend and you are there just for the ride to re-experience it all.

Artist Website: https://steviecornell.com

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Backyard Astronomy From Chris Forte Invites You To A Magical Music World

22 Apr

When listening to Backyard Astronomy by Chris Forte, listeners will hear a musician flat out within the first strums of the guitar. Everything is seamless when you take a listen and are taken by the musical arrangement from the beginning. A fun,standout track on the album would definitely be In A Funk. Although it’s instrumental you can hear the waves and dips the song takes the listener instrumentally. With the packed sound and the keys of the keyboard, the track will get listeners hyped. As the album goes on, its a mix of not only more instrumental tracks, but those of different genres as well. The track Tranquillo mixes Spanish influences and rhythmic beats that sound worldly. It takes you to a musical world of romance and a feeling of passion. The whole album from start to finish literally feels like Forte holds your hand into a trip of music time travel mixed with his musical world he has created.

Artist Website: https://chrisforteguitar.com

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Welcome To The River From Westrock Channels All The Country Feels Loud & Proud

22 Apr

When listening to Welcome To The River by Westrock, you can listen and feel all the crafted storytelling instantly. Of course, country music is notorious for this and Westrock does not disappoint. A standout track off the album includes Life From A Lift Chair with the musical arrangement that consists of an eclectic mix of guitar, killer vocals, and the fiddle. Some of the lyrics from the song include “Colorado, in the middle of March makes the world a little brighter, “worries fade into the sky” and it sets the environment for listeners. You can close your eyes and feel the cold air of Colorado through the lead vocals of August Huckabee. A beautiful mix of Americana and Country music, Westrock does an amazing job of setting the tone for this strong collection of songs that not only capture lighthearted emotion, but also that of an adventurer as well.

Artist Website: https://www.westrockband.com

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Ellis By 1st Base Runner Captivates Rock Into Another Dimension

22 Apr

Take one listen to Ellis by 1st Base Runner and listeners are captivated by the rock-flo style as they are pushed into another dimension. The sounds of low-fi keyboard paired up with the drums on track Near Me really entice the listener into what they are hearing. As the album progresses, so does the style of music. When listening to Ellis, the best way one can describe it would be that of a portal of sound is opened every time you get deeper and deeper in the album. Numbers really shifts the listener to a darker sound, with lyrics such as “I never learned to believe in myself”. With the synth sounds and ethereal arrangement, the track alone makes the album. When reflecting on influences of the band and who they sound like, one can draw similarities between Radiohead, Aphex Twin, and Godspeed!, but the band really does have a sound all of its own.

Artist Website: http://1stbaserunner.com

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Venus Blake Connects Us To Our Heart Through The Other Side of Midnight

1 Feb

Take one listen to Venus Blake and you will hear such a strong vocal sound that can only be described as musical darkness and magic. Some standout tracks from The Other Side of Midnight include Red Wine and Love We Lost. Overall Venus Blake’s sound mixes a blend of piano instrumentals and beautiful vocal hymns in the background of accompanying vocalists. When listeners listen to her, they will immediately notice a heaviness in her lyrics and sound. This is simply what contributes to her greatness and the overall standout quality of this album. Similar female artists would definitely be Amy Lee from Evanescence and Alanis Morrissette. With some standout lyrics from Red Wine “cry me an ocean, don’t know what else I can do”, her lyrics connect her right to the heart emotion and feeling of overall melancholy.

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Artist Website

https://www.iamvenusblake.com

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