Tag Archives: 2019

Cass Clayton Brings Her Craft of Storytelling To Play Nice Album

14 Sep

Upon listening to Cass Clayton’s voice, you will be transported to the 90s and the sounds of crooning that is recognizable in country stars. Her sound is not country, but her stories are real and authentic. Musicians that will come to mind while listening to Cass include Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, and Melissa Etheridge. On this 12 song album, the favorites include Dawes County and You’ll See. The fascinating part about the collection of songs is the variety on such a personal album. Listeners will get wrapped up in the heartfelt storytelling of one song and then get filled with a never look back attitude. With lyrics such as “see where she wants to go, look within and you will see”, there are messages of a journey and the obstacles along the way. From the writing style to the level of rawness she has in her music, this should be at the top of your list for 2019 musicians to watch.

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Lillimure Redefines A Collection of Work With Latest Set of Songs

27 Aug

Singer Lillimure will wow listeners who hear her for the first time. Her sound is not only raw and real, but it exudes truth. Conposing songs and being around music as long as she can remember, its no surprise that she would release her latest album, titling it appropriately Lillimure. Originally aiming to be a gymnast, a wrist injury changed the path of her life forever. Earlier this year, she released two other singles as part of an album collection, titled WDYTM and Something. People have been buzzing about her work she released it and we can anticipate only more creative works coming from Lillimure as she will begin attending The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU in the Fall along with the musician’s grind of playing shows amongst New York’s bars and music halls. Her vocal styles are reminiscent of Regina Spektor meets Colbie Caillat and a dash of her unique voice. Often we see musicians put into a specific genre on the type of music that they flourish in and what the audience gravitates to. With Lillimure’s expression at the forefront and evolving state, its going to be hard for anyone to put her sound in a specific genre or vibe and close the door. And this for someone that has completed a strong collection of work? Not bad at all, its just the beginning.

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AnnaMay Wows In Latest Single Grab The Moon Remix

27 Jul

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Annamay  meshes soulful rock and elements of country in her music. Her song sounds like that of a bard amongst the days of the Iliad and the voices of the Sirens. An interesting fact about Annamay that makes her even more fascinating is she developed herself to become an engineer specializing in the infrastructure of the underground and urban planning. With the lyrics “no time for sorrow”, the environmental lyrics of stars and the sky, she brings an element of starry eyed dreaminess to her work. Her music is so unique, I can’t quite draw exact similarities between her and other female musicians in her genre and space. The only one that is the slightest similar to her work is Lykke Li. She carries similar breathtaking vocals and carries an element of an unknown world in her lyrics and musical arrangement as well.

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Sluka Releases Ready To Connect With Progressive Rock Genius

13 Jul

Take one listen to Sluka and you will find nothing short of energy within their vocals and songs. With the anthem repeating Ready To Connect, Sluka makes sure to sound militant and steadfast in their delivery. The progressive rock instrumentals setup this almost galaxy like world, and Sluka invites you into their auditory space. Their lyrics are somewhat political as they make a statement about society with force “ready to connect, every time we pick and choose, ready to connect”. One could infer that they are referencing society’s decisions and how much power an individual has in choosing to choose to connect, while in ironicness not connecting. When listeners hear this band, they can hear similarities to David Bowie, The Monkees, and Dhani Harrison. The band is made up of Lis Viega, Alexandra Holt, Anna Eppink, and Christopher Sluka. With the alternative rock and post punk vibes running through the single, audiences should listen to this single in anticipation of more out of this world music to come.

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Story of My Life Album Blends Folk & Soul Vibes

8 Jul

Story of My Life carries all the traits of a perfect folk song, while incorporating vibes of soul and bluegrass. With the vocals of Kevin West carrying the lyrics into an experience for the listener, it should not come as a surprise that West has been musical since a young age. Hailing originally from California, one can hear the beach-influenced vibes that are present in his music, best characterized by the light guitar anthems, and strong vocals. A memorable track from this album for me was One Too Many. One will notice first and foremost West’s way of crafting the story into a song and this one with the lyrics “I tried to rub away the cob webs from another late night”, and “I don’t know what time it was when I got to bed, I don’t know”. These lyrics hit the feeling of an all nighter with friends, paired up with the overwhelming excitement, recounting thoughts of when you don’t even know what time you went to bed. He paints the picture very well with his songwriting, he draws listeners in and promotes a level of coexisting with his audience as he recounts on his experiences, chances are they are also the listeners as well.

For more listening: Best of Mine

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