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River of Light Mesmerizes Listeners With Styko’s Sultry Voice & Feeling Of Rock + Roll

28 Nov

Listening to Kristina Styko will mesmerize you from the very beginning. With her sultry voice accompanying her acoustic guitar, Styko brings a feeling of rock and grill with a dash of grit. Out of all the tracks on her album River of Light, the one that is a strong standout is State Line Diner and At The Edge. From setting up the narrative to describing certain emotions in story form, Styko connects with the audience that is listening to her music effortlessly. Diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia back in 2017, nothing stops Kristina Styko which makes her music even more inspiring. Spasmodic dysphonia causes speaking and singing to be sometimes difficult to articulate and get sounds out. It should not come as a surprise that her isolated Thoreau like retreat in Vermont contributes to her unique and raw sound in her music. If listeners think that this is a talented musician, her talent exceeds that of a vocalist and she has put herself in the category of producer in her studio Pepperbox and record label owner of Thunder Ridge Records. If a strong female musician that organically creates her music by her own will, does not inspire you, I do not know what will.

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The Rightly So Combines The Feelings Of Nostalgia & Memories In Their Brand New Album Vandura

22 Sep

If you set your play button ready to fill your headphones with music from The Rightly So, the nomadic and expressive feeling that will emerge shortly after from their album Vandura should bring no surprise on how it was inspired. The band members spent the last year and half living out of their RV playing shows, singing songs, and living life as one big adventure. As you can imagine, being on the road has allowed this band to have a worldly view based on the experiences along the way, people they have encountered, and their perception of the world. When listeners hear their music, they will immediately think of The Weepies and even country undertones of the early days of Lee-Ann Rimes. With lyrics that draw on the day to day, there is a strong strength in their songs that has grit and angst. In the track, You Can Bet on Me, the lyrics “You can bet on me, we talked to 4 in the morning, oh lord how I missed your crooked smile” paints the pictures beautifully of characteristics of a person and a narrative as well. The captivating part about this duo is the level of authenticity they bring to their music. With that, the powerful visuals in the songs, and the light and traditional sounds of classic acoustic rock fill this album in all of its splendor. 

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AnnaMay Wows In Latest Single Grab The Moon Remix

27 Jul

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Annamay  meshes soulful rock and elements of country in her music. Her song sounds like that of a bard amongst the days of the Iliad and the voices of the Sirens. An interesting fact about Annamay that makes her even more fascinating is she developed herself to become an engineer specializing in the infrastructure of the underground and urban planning. With the lyrics “no time for sorrow”, the environmental lyrics of stars and the sky, she brings an element of starry eyed dreaminess to her work. Her music is so unique, I can’t quite draw exact similarities between her and other female musicians in her genre and space. The only one that is the slightest similar to her work is Lykke Li. She carries similar breathtaking vocals and carries an element of an unknown world in her lyrics and musical arrangement as well.

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The Time Is Now Builds Anticipation In Latest Album From Jay Clark Band

5 Jul

The Time Is Now released from the Jay Clark Band revs up like the anticipation before that band that you’ve been dying to see and it’s the night of the concert. You look around in the crowd and see head banging enthusiasts acknowledging your built up excitement and participate with the band. Upon slipping on your headphones, you will get this imagery flooding your brain. With lyrics like “I’m better off alone” and “don’t really understand, this wasn’t part of the plan”, slips on the edge of angst and optimism. Instrumentally, the Jay Clark Band excels in providing a multidimensional texture to their songs, surpassing the reminiscent sounds of Motley Crue and hair rock. From start to finish the album keeps its momentum from first listen to having the last track play. Bands that are similar sounding include AC/DC, Guns and Roses, and Brantley Gilbert. Any music aficionado who has a weak spot for guitar solos and easy listening will find that their sound fits in a general music genre, with specific highlights of greatness that are one of a kind.

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Lillimure Taps Into The Meaning Behind Success In Single Something

15 Apr

Lillimure’s breathtaking voice will captivate listeners in her latest single Something. If you thought what the combination of spoken word, jazz music, and a strong female singer of a band would yield, it’s definitely Lillimure. Following her debut EP Canvas, she continues to impress her audience with depth alongside her signature vocals. With lyrics such as “I try to stay so untouched by this world, but everyday I don’t know”, she taps into a combination of self reflecting and speaking about the world in her music. When thinking about who her voice is similar to, one can source the talents of Norah Jones, Alanis Morrissette, and Vanessa Carlton. At just 19 years old, her singing places her in a category of musicians who have a developed and recognizable voice. When listening to this single, listeners will not only hear confidence, but a wide variety of range that she carries within the runs of Something. Dial up the radar for 2019’s ones to watch with Lillimure on your next playlist.

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