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LUC Should Be On Repeat On Your Next Playlist With Album Glow

10 Nov

The enchanting and mystic vocals of Karl Kimmel and Joe Corcoran should make the group LUC a repeat on your next playlist. With the album Glow kicking off with a stardust galaxy laced sound, listeners will want more, ready to indulge their vibe. The tracks on the album are fast paced, emotionally charged, and nothing short of wanting to be immersed in the sound waves of their music. Ghost, stands out on the album and is a song that a lot of people will probably connect to. With the lyrics “playing back all the things you told her” connects the past with the present-day. It puts you in the past and present simultaneously. Aside from their standout sound, their words and narratives connect listeners and have them not only pay attention, but connect on a whole new level. Their sound can be characterized as majestic and ethereal. Those who enjoy listening to Young Galaxy, MGMT, and Empire of the Sun to name a few will most likely enjoy the similar sound LUC has. For those who are wanting to get their headphones blasting with some new addicting music, go ahead and take a listen.

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Weakened At The Asylum Shows The Power Of Rock Opera From Midwest Soul Xchange

1 Nov

When you combine politics and rock opera anthems, you get Midwest Soul Xchange. Midwest Soul Xchange sets the scene of their rock opera story by following certain characters who experience the Flint Michigan water crisis. Growing up around The Who, Pink Floyd, and classic rock, they draw heavily on these influences within their music. When one thinks of such a heavy piece like this, one’s mind goes to think about musicals. Fifteen Parts sets up the lyrical narrative with metaphors and lyrics that create detailed visual imagery for listeners to come up with in their mind. Narrowing in on the emotional feelings of this tragedy and bringing in positive references to “headphones filled with dreams” gives the characters optimism in the opera. Two musical artists that Midwest Soul Xchange reminds me of include The Decemberists and Jersey Boys. They both are very effective at storytelling through lyrics and are able to mix it up with power ballads and monologues within their music. For an unique genre of rock opera, most listeners will find that these comparisons are where their similarities are the most. Alongside the main subject being centered around the Flint Michigan water crisis, the band does an amazing job of intertwining storytelling, informing, and the significance of perceived normalcy in times of tragedy. Not only does Weakened At The Asylum point out significant political heaviness, but it also sheds light on the struggles of these characters and their point of view. 2018 is the year of possibilities and they show we can be the first to make the change and to not wait.

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Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz’s Matterbloomlight Shakes Up The Power Of A History Connection In Latest Track

21 Oct

With the track sounding so reminiscent of appalachia rock, Matterbloomlight showcases a lightness and heaviness all at the same time. Standout lyrics such as “we cannot become this light” point to the metaphor of eternal life. Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz have a history of making music together on and off, now reunited again. Unlike shifting out of collaborating with each other, these two have been a huge part of each other’s musical careers. Their fusion of talents on this single should prepare listeners for nothing but good things on their upcoming album Ghosts To Ancestors. Matterbloomlight pays homage to George Saunders’ novel Lincoln In The Bardo. For those unfamiliar with Saunders’ novel, it takes place all in one night, set in bardo. Bardo, a Tibetan term for the Buddhist principle describing the time spent between life and rebirth. With the spiritual significance and their collaborating magic, listeners are anticipating what the next road in the journey will be for these two and what they create.

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Leon Seti Brings The Vibes of Synth Rock Anthems In Single Silver Linings

13 Oct

Leon Seti sounds very reminiscent of Prince, Apples In Stereo, and Stars. The single Silver Lining takes listeners to an electronic space dance age dimension. When listening to the lyrics and viewing the music video for this single, you can tell that Leon Seti is an artist without a doubt and thrives on presenting facets of his spirit. The cinematography of the video mixes important symbols and metaphors throughout alongside Seti experiencing everything. By mixing the film noir like qualities of this single and the moody, yet poignant imagery, Seti keeps the listeners attention and has them pay attention to the depths of the song and his music. The symbolic and visual explanation of fear through the tracks makes me even more inclined to go back and rewatch, relisten, and reflect.

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LeeSun Brings Life, Spunk, and A New Level of Realness In Album My Life

13 Oct

Take one glance at LeeSun and she gives you eyes of fierceness and fearless attitude that makes you think words of truth are all that exist within her music. Listen to her music and you will find a deeper depth than just fierceness. LeeSun sings from the heart with her lyrics being a mix of whimsy, life’s musings, and painful experiences turned lighthearted melancholy. She brings themes of identity, adulthood, and the journey of an artist through her songs as well. When LeeSun’s voice fills my headphones, I smile reflecting on my love for The Moldy Peaches, Regina Spektor, and Marina & The Diamonds and the similarities that the album My Life has with those musicians. Authenticity and the free spirit of her music will connect with listeners and find you reflecting on your own life, struggles, and the happiness that lies in the success of succeeding.

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