Tag Archives: 2020

Get On By From Doc Straw & The Scarecrows Channels Folk Reflecting

18 Oct

Get On By from Doc Straw & The Scarecrows channels the tone of folk music and appreciation. With lyrics such as “I got to get back on my feet and walk it out ” show the main character of the song having to push through life’s hardships no matter what. Musically, the song is filled with traits of folk music and has dashes of the harmonica, guitar, and the yearning vocal tone that folk music is known for. Continuing in on the reflecting throughout the song, the tone of being strong is spun within the lyrics as well.

In the world we are living in right now, this song hits close. No matter what people are going through insurmountable hardships, but must keep on. When listeners hear this song, I hope they find themselves in nature or in a reflective state, where they mix a tone of lamented sadness based on the world’s pandemic, but also appreciative that they are still here and they can get through this.

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Get On By – Doc Straw & The Scarecrows

https://docstrawandthescarecrows.com

Messages By Treasure Gnomes Pulls At Those Pining Heart Strings

18 Oct

Treasure Gnomes redefines what a love anthem should sound like. With the upbeat tempo and ebb and flow of tracks you would hear in a club, everything works together into its own masterpiece. The song originally started out as a love and hate letter to an ex. A lot of pining love songs usually set you up in the place or time where you saw them last. The unique thing about Treasure Gnome’s song is the rawness and realness of the lyrics as well.

With lyrics such as you got me leaving messages, you got me on that hang up call, saying things no one ought to hear definitely connects to that energy post breakup. As the song goes on and it morphs into the feelings of having to go on without that person connects to the almost second phase of melancholy the person going through the heartbreak will have to endure. Paired up with the fueled energetic beats and layered tracks, there are tones of anguished resilience of the heart as well.

The vocal contributions of Lachi throughout add a level of softness to the anger of a breakup or love lost. High and low the lyrics, music arrangement, and vocals all wrap up to bring you heartbreak in a song.

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Messages Song By Treasure Gnomes, Featuring Lachi

Soundcloud: @treasuregnomes

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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