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Vampire’s Ball From Sluka Delivers Enchanting Visuals & Powerful Energy In Latest Video

4 Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Sluka delivers enchanting visuals in the latest video for Vampire’s Ball with an opening piano intro that draws similarities to David Bowie in his vocals. Directed by Eric Bishop, the video begins with a view of a boardwalk and visual images around the idea of common place areas that everyone frequents to that of Sluka in front of an ethereal backdrop and then finishing into a statement on social activism, something our world needs right now. With lyrics like they cry all the time, and we may never look back demonstrates the uncertainty in the world, both in pandemic and social issues. You can definitely sense an international tone to his music and a worldly view to what is important to this group. Finding musical inspiration in Japan, Sluka previously had released albums there as he felt more connected to the musical energy. If you aren’t inspired already, Christopher Sluka is an artist through and through, creating oil paintings and having shown his art in galleries all around the world. Tying the greatness of the band with an accompanying visual masterpiece with love, pain, and hope wrapped all in one will exceed audience’s expectations as they tune in.

Artist Website

http://www.sluka.com

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Your Life Is A Song By My Autumn Amor Album Captivates Rebellious Optimism At Its Finest

25 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready to dance the night away and listen to the album Your Life Is A Song by Autumn Amor. With lyrics from the Your Life Is A Song track like “thank you for being you” and “dance like the world is ending”, add an undercurrent of rebellious optimism in the tone of the song. Instrumentals that form a baseline in the background that are subtle and steady, climax into an upbeat jam session with the drums and heavy guitar only adds to the rock session that the album creates. Throughout the entirety of the album, there is a tone of activism and optimism. Heavy punk undertones fill up the album both in music style, lyrics, and instrumentals. When thinking about other bands that share similar sounds, Nickleback, Lemuria, and Smashing Pumpkins all come to mind. From a storytelling perspective, a lot of the songs on the album describe unrequited love, pushing through life’s obstacles, and embracing the chaos along with the way.

Artist Website

http://www.myautumnamor.com

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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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