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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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Nothing’s Wrong Showcases Elza’s Enchanting Vocal Style

13 Oct

Close your eyes and be prepared to be taken away by Elza’s voice in her album Nothing’s Wrong. For those who enjoy listening to storytelling through music, specifically from female vocalists, add Elza to the list. Comparably speaking of vocalists in reference such as Feist, Florence Welch, and Alison Sudol, she finds a way to reflect and story tell within her music and take her listeners on the journey. Throughout the album, it waves between power ballads, marked by the heavy synth and drums and the softness of simple vocals and light instrumentals. Listeners will be surprised that her sound is pleasantly moody, leaving room for unexpected themes and vibes on the album. A standout track on the album, Swayed best exemplifies this auditory observation. It mixes a level of raw and rebel vibes in all the right ways. Everything is right about the words that make up this album and the voice and music that make it all possible.

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Nocturnal Animal’s Writing On The Walls May Be The Next Best Thing In Atlanta

2 Oct

When you tune up Writing On The Walls, kick back and get teleported back to the hair metal and classic rock. The album showcases a variety of songs and moods to each one. Some of the standout tracks include Shiver and Fake Love. Fake Love carries the tone of the classic rock goodness and traditional rock synth. Shiver on contrast, sounds like a mixture of Smashing Pumpkins and Silversun Pickups. Nocturnal Animal’s overall sound sounds effortlessly organic, evolved, and authentic. In a music culture that sometimes steers musicians and groups in other directions, this band sounds like they know exactly who they are and how their sound should evolve. Amongst the local Atlanta music scene, I have not gotten the chance to hear them until now. With all of that aside, the musicianship and musical arrangement sounds well thought out, effectively mixing it up between moody rock and something all their own. Nocturnal Animals, hopefully I’ll get a chance to see you in Atlanta soon.

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