Lola De Hanna Delivers Reflective, Yet Blend of Soft Sound Within Welcome

6 Aug

When listeners first take a listen to Lola De Hanna, they will first and foremost pickup on the reflective, yet poignant nature of her music. Drawing similarities from female vocalists like Amy Lee from Evanescence and Natalie Imbruglia, Lola’s vocal talent doesn’t fall short of great. Overall, the album touches on the thoughts of dreams, angst, and heartbreak. Hailing from the sound as well that 90s rock has, the lyrics of her album stay with those who listen. “There are other ways around this, we can make it work” are just a few bits and pieces of her deep and meaningful lyrics within the Welcome album. For those wanting an audio flashback of the greatness of the 90s in present day, be prepared to play Lola De Hanna on repeat.

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Isolated Thunderstorms Stuns With Jared Weiss’s Intense Storytelling Craft

31 Jul

Upon listening to Isolated Thunderstorms, one can appreciate the mixture of pop, rock, and heartbreak anthems within this album. Between the lyrical metaphors of the transformation one goes through during a breakup to the unique way of storytelling through Isolated Thunderstorms, listeners are hooked since the first track. Weiss refers to the person of interest, as an isolated thunderstorm that keeps everyone out. While all of the tracks are musically strong and carry heavy lyrical weight, the songs Julia and Reni are key players on the album. Weiss’s voice sounds very similar to that of John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats. The right mixture of emotions, heartbreak, and storytelling balance out the roller coaster of memories. Anyone wanting to listen to a standout artist that not only has a strong musical talent, but has a way with words that connect to audiences and emotions they may have experienced deserves a call-out to nothing short of musical brilliance.

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Of All These Things Encompasses A Heart’s Emotions In An Album

23 Jul

With the album Of All These Things, listener’s hearts will burst with emotion when hitting play. Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz combined make magic with music. The overall sound of the album varies from light acoustic to heavy emotional tracks. The themes within their music range from journeys, soul searching, and love. Musical groups that are similar to their sound include the Cary Brothers, Conor Oberst, and Iron & Wine.  Both of their voices complement one another throughout Of All These Things and carry more than just a duo dynamic on an album. Their voices connect and make powerful points to those who hear their music.

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Tall Pines & Tangled Vines Tangle Up Emotions, Peace, and The Idea of A Journey

23 Jul

With their newest album called Tall Pines & Tangled Vines, Odhran Linsey and Lucy Mckinlay do an excellent job vocalizing a beautiful blend of acoustic and folk greatness throughout the album. One of the most powerful tracks is Wild which explores the idea of being on a journey and the path that leads to an individual’s map to answers. Alongside the beautiful vocal talents, the musical arrangement of the album encompasses a variety of sounds which include the mandola, harmonica, and bodhran. When referencing similar artists, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Devendra Banhart, and Iron & Wine all have close similarities to The Rabbitts’. If you take a listen and close your eyes, The Rabbits give you a sense of wonderment, internal reflection, and a feeling of peace as their music hits your soul.

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Shawna Virago Transforms With Her Track Tranimal

15 Jul

Combine the edginess of Blondie and the attitude of Joan Jett, and you’ve got Shawna Virgo. Virgo makes several statements throughout her songwriting that are in your face and bold. Reflecting on history and society and having a raw and bare musical arrangement seem to be at the forefront of Virgo’s vision within the music video for Tranimal. For first time listeners, while this particular track is intense, Virago demonstrates her range in other tracks online such as Late Night Sugar. From making statements about society throughout history , the term Tranimal , and transgender identity, Virago gives listeners many things to think about. Shawna Virgo makes her presence known and has let the music world she’s going to do it her way.

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