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Tropic Tells The Narrative of Memories & Heartbreak In EP Bittersweet

31 Aug

Take one listen to Bittersweet by Tropic and you will see why listeners can get entranced. Reminiscent of 90s R&B and hip hop, this band sounds like Boyz II MenLuther Vandross, and Michael Jackson all in one. With lyrics that connect to the heart, “I can’t seem to get enough, I know a little goes a long way” all point to the concept of a suitor with a guarded heart. With a mixture of synth, finger snaps, and just the right amount of beat variance, Tropic stands out by combining the retro feel of classic R& B with the new age influences of electro genius. The standout EP has tracks that surge through the feelings of past and present. Overall, Tropic crafts a story from beginning to finish with all the perfect points of emotions as an added bonus.

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Temporary Hero Idolizes One Of The Greats In Newest Album, Tusk

19 Feb

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In a complete artistic transformation, Temporary Hero evolves in a new way with his newest project Tusk. Compared to his acclaimed CHET, Tusk shows that Jonah Bell has a wide musical range. A complete modernization of Fleetwood Mac’s songs off the album Tusk form a linking connection with the past and present. Dubbed an “artist’s artist”, it’s clearly apparent to listeners that Jonah makes his music from the heart with heavy soul undertones. In regards to his voice style, listeners will find that it reminds them of Copeland’s Aaron Marsh, with the steady harmonies and sophisticated vocals. Jonah Bell has a way of taking his affinities for certain artists and spinning it in not only an appreciation piece, but an extension of his musical range. While the Tusk project only covers half of the original Fleetwood Mac album, Jonah Bell has brought a merging of the past and future, and hopefully a renewed interest in one of the greats in music.

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Nobody Quite So True, Temporary Hero Delivers A Storytelling Anthem

8 Dec

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Listening to the initial 1950s doo-wop opening track of the album “Chet”, Temporary Hero sweeps you away into another world. With folky undertones of sound of snapping fingers on tracks and ba da da’s, one can say the approach Temporary Hero takes in his music stands out. It should not surprise new listeners to the band, that he has already made two other albums previously, paying tribute to Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Some tracks on the album such as Time After Time, and I Get Along Without You Very Well, sound a little bit more electronic inspired than the soul and borderline hip hop sounding  I’ve Never Been In Love Before. The sum of the lyrics on this album point to that of more than your typical musician, it goes more alongside the thought of finger tips tracing outlines of a writer’s innermost thoughts, building upon the layers of surreal dreams. Without a doubt, Temporary Hero makes listeners experience a variety of emotions from the lighthearted heart thump to a sense of melancholic daydream.

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