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Dangerous By D.G. Adams Packs Aspects Of Warning & Optimism In Latest Single

18 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.G. Adams gives us a hint as to what is coming up with his album Nexxt with his latest single Dangerous. While he is not in the throws of Shakespearian words on stage, he is coming up with deep music. Adams’ history had him rooted in acting and then it has evolved into full time musician, kicking it off back in 2011 with the nudging of best friend Torquil Campbell. The standout lyrics from this single are “so pray and shout, but don’t you forget to cast the devil out”. It plays with the symbolism of religion, but packs a heavy punch in the aspect of understanding and relating to the world around us. Instrumentally, the rhythm guitar adds atmosphere to the song and provides this rock, yet folk vibe. In the unusual time that we are living in, the lyrics fit what a lot of people are probably experiencing and mulling over in their minds. By combining the aspects of warning and optimism, D.G. Adams has listeners intrigued and wanting more.

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“Anything Could Happen” by The Academic

5 May

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We could all use a good pick-me-up right now. Nearly everywhere we turn is a reminder of our seemingly inevitable dystopian destiny – a dismal melancholy that can spiral even the Panglossian acolyte into a great depression. If this sounds familiar, it would behoove you to take a listen to this jaunty tune “Anything Could Happen,” which is a guaranteed head-bopping face-contorter – in no time at all that frown will transform into, dare I say, a smile. In fact, one might even suggest that it would be academic for you to listen!

Cheesy pun aside, “Anything Could Happen” by Irish alt/rock outlet The Academic is a jovial hit – a true ray of sunshine in the darkness. Even the video – a crowd-sourced collection of couples at home during the lockdown – is a testament to love and perseverance. The track has a heavy 80s feel – jumping synth, prominent percussion, and a catchy vocal. In fact, the opening synth mirrors “Cars” by Gary Numan (which, although seemingly an 80s staple, was released in 1979). The song actually takes a bit of a time jump from 80s-style verse to a sing-song, anthemic chorus where the band chants “anything could happen” and pairs this with some well-placed “oo..oos.” It all comes together at the end and, yup, there it is, a smile. See, I told you. This is what we need more of. Hey, The Academic, keep churning these out – you are building your music the right way. I, for one, look forward to seeing you rise up the charts here in the States.

 

Beyond Beyond Carries A Variety Of Tones & Eternal Sound From Lightning Hunter

6 Dec

If one merges the concept of eternity and experimental music, they will get the creation from Lightning Hunter. With the style of progressive rock instrumentally strung throughout the album, listeners identify quickly the raw and organic undertones that Charles Scandura intertwines in his music. With a heavy emphasis on time in this album and drawn out synths, you can hear the mixing of self expression and passion all mixed in one. Compared to the bands Placebo, Silversun Pickups, and Soundgarden, Lighting Hunter has made a name for themselves within the progressive music world. Between mixing references to brain science and our connection to the universe and more philosophical musings of our existence and our human-ness, they leave the listeners thinking. As an aside from having strong music, the songs on the album hold powerful meanings to the words that make up the lyrics, shattering the bonds of time and space infinitely.

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Fields of Ancient Light From Beyond Beyond

 

 

Ripple By Stimuli Brings Back The Goodness of Metal In Latest Video

9 Oct

Get that play button ready to go as this Oakland, California band will not disappoint with their latest release. Ripple by Stimuli carries all of the best qualities of heavy metal music and classic rock. From the opening instrumentals to the powerful lyrics, Stimuli does not stop their strong instrumental and lyrical presence at all through the following release. This video is a new release after the song made its debut off of their They Are We album back in 2018. An interesting fact about this song is that it was originally titled Ripple in Perception, making a reference to the concept of time and how people experience it. Making up the band includes the talents of Jimmy Tomahawk (vocals and guitar), Tai Hake (bass), and Cole Andrew (drums). Overall, the instrumental base of their song and their music carries into the comparisons of being similar to Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and Nirvana. Its easy in the world of rock music to apply heavy bass, “textures” throughout your music, and scream lyrics. Stimuli shatters the stereotype of wannabes and brings the acclaimed qualities that those who have a soft spot for metal, both classic and modern all together to listen to the rawness that the world of music offers.

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Michael Bruner Showcases The Idea of Reconnection In Don’t Mean Broken In Latest Music Video

24 Mar

Michael Bruner and his heartfelt messages of re connection are showcased in his Don’t Mean Broken music video. The music video showcases the cycle of their friendship and how it came around full circle. Bruner’s voice sounds very similar to musician Jack Johnson, surf pop, and a little dash of contemporary island music. In addition to making a strong name for himself alone, he has worked on alot of collaborative work with the artists below: he takes private clients as a co-writer, producer, and engineer. Michael has worked with emerging artists and producers such as Rodrigo Cotelo, Ella Poletti, Mothcircuit, Kacie Swierk, Sipe, and Jack Glover.

With Bruner’s strong voice centered around what matters, the theme of reclaiming what is lost is felt by his listeners

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