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This Beautiful Life Vol. 1 By Calvert Showcases Perfect Balance Between New Age Modern Music & Classical Music Undertones

11 May

When you start This Beautiful Life Vol. 1 in your headphones, you will immediately want to start humming along and dancing to the music that CALVERT creates. You will find familiarity in hearing a cover of Betty Who’s track Wanna Be in this album. From the synths that vibe throughout the whole EP and are reminiscent of Flo- Rida, Diplo, and many more in the EDM/DJ space, its quite clear that CALVERT is talented. The themes of the album include pushing through barriers and using strength as a superpower. He reflects as well on love, life, and loss. Listeners should not be surprised that his music has been showcased in Rent and Altar Boys. CALVERT’s voice sounds not only strong and well rounded, but it carries an empathetic quality that is infectious when you listen to his music. The album takes some twists and turns bringing in the sounds of the violin, unplanned piano melodies, and vocal runs that alot of talent lacks in the music space. CALVERT not only soars with this premiere album, but watch out for him in 2019, as I have a feeling he will not be unknown for much longer.

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Words Of Yesterday Represents Everything That A Phoenix Needs To Rise From Their Ashes And Transform

6 May

Upon first listening to Benny Bassett, one can close their eyes and visualize the idea of chance and how it fits in the realms of love, life, and other areas. With his lyrics and unique storytelling, he paints visual pictures with lyrics such as “I want to show you this heart on my sleeve” and “mood is heavy, heartache forgotten with just one stare” in one of the songs Window to Forever. listeners can pick up on his reflective and meaningful way of intertwining his stories in his songs. Words of Yesterday overall sets up each track representing lost opportunities in certain situations, culminating in the heavy collection of songs. Bassett not only inspires listeners with the album, but it’s also to be held with a sense of empowerment as well. With every loss, there can be wins that are found. Following his second album, this 6 track EP will draw even more of a potential audience to his music. Instrumentally strong, the sound of the album sounds intentional and a varied mixture of rock, easy listening, and lyrical. There are dashes of country influence riffs and grit that will appeal to anyone taking a listen.

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Love & Change Brings The Sound of Americana & Folk From Todd Warner Moore

29 Apr

Love & Change released from Todd Warner Moore channels everything a listener loves about Americana and Folk Music. The overall album spans across different moods and vibes within the track list. When thinking of additional bands that come to mind that carry the same feel as Todd Warner Moore, different ones channel aspects of Moore’s sound. For a more contemporary aspect, Joshua Radin sounds very similar. Honing in on the Americana homage points to the vocals of The Weepies and Jaymay. With lyrics that focus heavily on the art of storytelling first meetings, tough goodbyes, and everything in between, Moore characterizes the definition of a raw musician. “Goodbye on a sunny day, brightens all the shadows in a beautiful way” is a memorable lyric as it coexists among the emotions of happiness and sadness all in one. For the music connoisseur who wants to kick it back to original and one of a kind musicianship, do yourself a favor and start streaming the playlist.

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GEA Sings With Her Heart First In Newly Released EP Snow

20 Apr

GEA is a master storyteller as she crafts her songs with her unique sound. With her EP Snow, there is a mixture of easy listening tunes and heavier ones as well.  The song Snow itself was influenced by a death of her friend. The story is of a young boy who tells his mother that he came to the world to be a snow angel. Fast forward 10 years later, and he passed away when their town got the first snow of Winter. Linking up that song with the way GEA delivers the memoriam is breathtakingly heartfelt. The musical arrangement is that of another world, with piano, violin, and synthy dream pop working together to yield a galaxy signature sound. Additionally, when listeners pair up GEA with similar artists she spans more than Nordic rock, but also can be put in the categories of EDM, Indie Pop, Dream-Pop. Only gaining recognition in September 2017 with her music, she has been nominated by the NBT Music Radio in Germany for that album and many others ever since including Hollywood Intl Golden Film Award Best Soundtrack Award for other songs. Hard work pays off as she recently released her single Time at SXSW this March and her showcase was completely sold out. By the power of connection and having a pure and organic sound, listeners recognize that GEA is unapologetically herself and the popularity follows.

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Catching Me In Stride Carries 90s Vibes By Voyce Memos

19 Apr

Following Voyce Memos’s first single Division and latest release of IndifferentCatching Me In Stride showcases the musical talents of Richard Borger, lead producer/audio engineer, drummer, Stephen Mokulis, and multi-instrumentalist/producer, Akash Gupta. Hailing from Houston, TX, what started off as a casual side project soon evolved into a strong cohesive band with an intentional sound. With different musical traits evolving from track to track on the album, one can get a sense of evolution on the album itself. The beginning of Catching Me In Stride starts off slow with reflective tracks and very organic in musical structure. As you get towards the middle of the album, a variety of riffs, vocal styles, and tone shifts into a different tone. When pulling references to draw similarities to in the music sphere, the bands that come to mind    include The 1975, Radiohead, and Phoenix. With a strong album that highlights the different sides to their sound throughout, listeners should mark down Voyce Memos as a band to watch for 2019.

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