Exclusive Review: Benjamin Andrews – “Silver Lining” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art for Benjamin Andrews’ debut single “Silver Lining”

Hailing from the landscapes of Vienna, artist/songwriter Benjamin Andrews began hitting the ground running in the music spectrum many years ago, mostly playing in bands and collating with other musicians. But with his current situation not allowing him to meet up with his band mates, mostly due to location, Andrews decided to conjure up his own project, playing all roles, with the help of some session musicians, including engineer/producer. As the project nears the end of production, Benjamin decided to put out his debut single “Silver Lining” as a taste of what’s to come when his full project comes to fruition.

“Silver Lining” is a tasteful blend of Pop and Rock with many multifaceted textures that showcases Benjamin Andrews‘ talents with both performance and production value. It’s a song for everyone, and was written during Ben‘s first week of lockdown due to COVID19. The song is about hope and optimism even when times are dark, and really brings a feeling of not being alone and getting through trials and tribulations with togetherness. This brilliantly crafted tune has flavorful piano riffs, a tight knit rhythm section and undeniably catchy vocal melody choices that really bring the song’s charm to the forefront. But the standout to me was this song’s use of intelligent chord progressions and key changes. Utilizing a 90s-style Pop/Rock sound with a hint of Pearl Jam’s “Ten” album sensibility, “Silver Lining” is an exceptionally well written song with effective vocal harmonies and a Queen-style guitar solo that ties it all together into one big versatile package. The song is accessible, anthemic, and has staying power where the song stays with you even after the song is over.

For a debut single, Benjamin Andrews really hits it out of the park and will definitely get you pumped for what he has in store next. The song will definitely entice you to delve deeper into Andrew‘s past, present and future. “Silver Lining” is available now on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen.


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Exclusive Review: The Sullivan Sees – “Strange Times” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art for The Sullivan Sees newest single “Strange Times”

Hailing from the landscapes of London, The Sullivan Sees, led by songwriter/musician Mick Cooper, gives us a glimpse and snapshot of lockdown that pays tribute to the every day saviors with the new single “Strange Times”. An eclectic and collaborative song that showcases both the artistic merit of musicianship, and the distinctive message that parallels with it.

Alongside Cooper, at the helm of lead vocals, he is joined by a robust cast of feature artists at the top of their game on this track that includes Dan Harriss on piano, Mattias on guitar, Josue on trumpet, Jason Meekins on drums, rapper Mic, and a debut performance by Ann on backup vocals. The chemistry between these musicians is not just noticeable, but crucial as well, as you can hear a showcasing of each member’s craft throughout the song’s duration. With Cooper’s hauntingly mysterious low-to-mid ranged lead vocals, this song encapsulates an effectively ambient story telling technique that gets your attention from the beginning. The song itself has a clean mix between a lighter 90s-influenced indie rock sensibility with hints of jazz and a versatile vibe that touches on several other genre textures and moods. Cooper presents the song with subtlety and his passion is definitely apparent with both his performance and content.

Feature artist Ann’s vocal appearance is quite a treat. Her impressively high range with tour de force harmonies really adds a flavor twist to this track that really enhances the overall execution of the performance value, which compliments Cooper’s vocals diligently. And rapper Mic delivers some bars and hooks during the song’s bridge and breakdown that really adds to this track’s versatility. He’s unexpected, but certainly not out of place. Meanwhile the guitar work towards this part of the song has a true visceral feel with structured melodic swells, bluesy riffage and overall precision that really solidifies Mattias’s craft on this track that lends more elements to this song’s eclectic tone that makes it a standout of its kind.

“Strange Times” is also a great contribution effort, where all revenues from this song are going to NHS charities. The song is available now on Apple Music, ITunes, Spotify, and other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll definitely be adding this one to your playlist.


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Exclusive Review: Nick Davies – “Earth Without Art” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art for Nick Davies’ single “Earth Without Art”


If you haven’t heard recording artist Nick Davies yet, then you’re in for a very big treat. His newest single “Earth Without Art” is an exceptional track with a big anthemic signature sound that solidifies both musicianship factors and vocal ones. Tackling a concept of what the world would be like without music and art, Nick Davies proves himself completely worthy of your undivided attention with a brilliant balance of equal parts originality and familiarity.

Honing his craft with a distinctive style that tastefully blends Pop and Indie Rock, Nick‘s mid-to-high range vocal melodies completely carry the torch on this song with both vocal performance and lyrical ability. The track starts out with a clever piano intro with subtle vocals that builds an unwavering anticipation. Once the song takes off, it’s all uphill. With beautiful guitar textures, a solid rhythm section and 3-part harmony backup vocals, “Earth Without Art” completely hits it out of the park along with a strong message told in a story-like manner that almost anyone could resonate with, getting us to understand the impact that music and arts has on the world, and to imagine what it would be like if it didn’t exist.

This is the type of song you hear once and just know that you’re gonna love what’s coming. It has insatiable staying power, where it stays with you long after the song is over. And will also entice you to dive deeper into Nick Davies‘ musical catalogue and career altogether. “Earth Without Art” is available now on all major music streaming platforms as well as YouTube. You’ll be beyond glad that we recommended this one to you.


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Exclusive Review: Rita Pam – “Change The Tide” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Everybody loves good groovy verses and anthemic choruses. It’s a great formulaic balance between originality, familiarity and tasteful blending of tempos and moods. That’s why singer/songwriter and producer Rita Pam‘s hit single “Change The Tide” is a standout of its caliber and a fresh take on a Rock-inspired Pop approach.

This song has a mysterious subtlety that immediately grabs your attention; the out-front punchy rhythm section and texturized piano and keys during the verses are reminiscent of hit songs like Alannah Myles’ “Black Velvet”, which sets the tone for the track as well as the charm. Rita‘s impressively high vocal range is very apparent and is showcased very effectively in the chorus, giving her the breathing room to explore her artistic merit. When blended together, we get a dynamic song that is diligently crafted with elements of Pop and Rock that give a great callback to the 80s as well as today’s more mainstream chart toppers.

Rita has been a staple of the industry since she emerged in 2007, and its song’s like this one that have garnered her an insatiable buzz and growing fan base. Her album ‘Anna’ (which features this single) made amazing strides throughout the market and is an acclaimed record altogether. This hit single, as well as ‘Anna’ and Rita‘s full catalogue, is currently available online and several digital music platforms. She is an eclectic artist you really need to check out and keep tabs on as she continues to write, produce, and put out new material that keeps getting better over time like fine wine. You’ll be more than happy that you did.

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Exclusive Review: Bedroom Ceilings: “Clairvoyance Is Never Simple” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky


A lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into creating and composing music. The longer you do it, the more you develop a signature sound and niche as a musician. When you combine two musicians that hone their crafts with an aspect of composing their signature sounds into one dynamic unit, you get indie-duo Bedroom Ceilings. With their sophomore album ‘Another Bulb Burned Out’ coming close to its release date, the indie rockers have been teasing their fan base with singles from the record and building an insatiable buzz. Their newest track “Clairvoyance Is Never Simple” is one of them.

Comprised of songwriter/composer Dean Chittenden and multi-instrumentalist Ben Steer, Bedroom Ceilings comes to fruition beautifully with their ambient guitar parts, atmospheric vocal melodies and indie/folk rock approach reminiscent of Copeland, Coldplay, and even the Beatles. With a sound that has great callbacks to the early 2000s classic Emo scene, Bedroom Ceilings also bring fresh new ideas to the table that showcase their artistic merit in ways that really makes them stand out among today’s more convoluted music industry, which is a breath of fresh air.

“Clairvoyance Is Never Simple” is more of an anthem than it is just a song. The track comes together in a way that truly proves how much chemistry this duo has, and how seriously the songwriting aspect is to them. This single has an indie feel that is completely contagious, and you’ll be recommending it to your friends. This track will make you an instant Bedroom Ceilings fan, and will definitely entice you to check out their past catalogue as well as their upcoming album. The single is available now on Spotify and all digital music streaming platforms.

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Exclusive Review: The Harmalators – “Master Of The Speed Of Light” Album

Fun, energetic and charismatic might be a few words to describe music duo The Harmalators. Comprised of twin brothers Marlon Kay (bass guitar/vocals) and Norman Kay (guitar/keyboards and vocals), the Santa Rosa, California-based pair continue to pave their musical path with their latest album ‘Master Of The Speed Of Light’, produced at Mesa Recording in Sebastopol, California.

With a crafty and well put-together catalogue of 8 tracks on this album, The Harmalators bring forth a signature sound that has something for everyone; diligently combining elements of Classic Rock and Pop flavors reminiscent of both old and new music eras we’ve all come to know and love. With both brothers sharing vocal duties throughout this record, the album’s catchy melodies on songs like “Time Is On Your Side” and “Cell Phone Addiction” really showcase a fresh, fun loving approach that is bound to stick in your head. “I Love That You Love (I Don’t Want Our Forever To End” is also a standout on this album; a magical and uplifting acoustic track that adds versatility, depth and encompasses different angles to the duo’s songwriting style and technique. All 8 tracks tie together perfectly and provide a brilliant balance of equal parts originality and familiarity, giving the audience something fresh yet still identifiable.

The Harmalators have been going strong for over 10 years and have acquired an array of accomplishments including a feature on national television, the Mediabase charts, and have had three #1 hits on HitsYouLove Radio in Chicago. Now armed with a new album and an insatiable industry buzz that continues to expand, The Harmalators are ready to take 2020 by storm and proceed to hit the ground running without any sign of slowing down anytime soon. ‘Master Of The Speed Of Light’ is available now online and several digital music streaming platforms.

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Exclusive Press Release: TheFemiFactor – “Feels Like Summer” EP

TheFemiFactor Will Donate 110% Of Profits From the EP For Charity

About The Release

TheFemiFactor’s latest powerful, uplifting, and message-heavy hip-hop EP ‘Feels Like Summer’ is set to drop May 22nd. 110 percent of the profits will go to relief efforts due to the displacement caused by COVID-19. The 10 percent on top of the 100 will be given by TheFemiFactor and the charity of choice is Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The rising artists decided to do something about this pandemic, as a number of close friends and musicians lost their jobs.

Inspired by their stories, ‘Feels Like Summer’ took shape. The EP will uplift those affected and offer a medium to escape the madness. The six-track EP (with a bonus 7th track available exclusively on YouTube) contains strong basslines, catchy melodic elements, groovy beats, and grasping vocals by TheFemiFactor. Through the uplifting music and the captivating collaborations with the likes of King Los and others, ‘Feels Like Summer’ will leave an impact on the listeners. Go to www.TheFemiFactor.com/FeedingAmerica for more info

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