San Antonio-based award winning Country/Americana artist Jeremy Parsons has been a driving force in the southern Country market and has built up an insatiable presence since his inception years ago. With a thriving career that has landed him prominent gigs and tours in Europe and all over the US, Parsons continues to prove that he is not going anywhere, and is indeed here to stay. And with the recent release of his newest album ‘Things To Come’ this past January, he has also continued to raise the bar after already setting it high to begin with.
The first anchor single off this record, “Something Other Than You Are”, is an anthemic acoustic number with a climactic buildup, sensual melody structures and a distinctive style that showcases the most effective vocal techniques that Jeremy Parsons utilizes throughout the song’s duration. His vocal range covers many melodic angles and could easily draw comparisons to industry heavyweights like Tom Petty and James Arthur. His vocal precision is also more than impressive and really grabs the listener’s undivided attention from the very first measure without wearing out its impact. Second single “Lillian” is a full band track that diligently blends Country and Rock with driven guitar progressions and an energetically tight-knit rhythm section. Once again, Parsons comes out swinging on this track with crafty lyrics and knockout melody structures that truly make this song an absolute gem. This is definitely the type of song that will have you hungry for more, and you’ll most likely be eager to check out the rest of the album after the first listen. Parsons approach on this song is solid, effective, catchy and truly carries the torch from start to finish.
The production value on these tracks are traditionally mixed and really encapsulates today’s more modern aura when it comes to today’s industry standard. The performance value parallels it perfectly and if you are a country-rock fan, ‘Things To Come’ will definitely be your draft pick for 2021. You can get your copy today on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for doing so.
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Boston-based veteran musician Eric Sommer has been an active artist in the music realm since the 80s and has built an insatiable fan base since his inception into the market. Known for his dynamically bluesy and rhythmically catchy signature sound, Sommer has proven over many years through several releases that he is a standout of his calibre, and continues to remain relevant in today’s industry standard.
His single “Red Dress” from his 2016 album ‘Brooklyn Bolero’ is an anthemic and rhythmic tune with a solid twangy guitar lead that carries the torch throughout most of the song. This track in particular really showcases Sommer‘s versatility and touches on several angles of his artistic merit. His multi-layered vocals are effective, fun and truly brings his multifaceted edge to the forefront. The rhythm section in this track cruises from start to finish and really rumbles throughout the song’s duration. This is the perfect song to deliver a strong first impression for any listener just discovering Eric Sommer and is clearly a fan favorite for those that have been following him over the years.
Another standout single is “Red Neck Parking Lot” from his more recent 2019 record ‘Turning Point’. This track encompasses more bluesy components with traditional chord progressions. It delivers that feeling of nostalgia but still brings a more modern edge to the song’s entirety. It’s a great balance between originality and familiarity, and gives the listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.
Eric Sommer is an artist that has been in the market for decades and these tracks are direct evidence of his skill sets and passion as a veteran musician. If you haven’t discovered him yet, then these tracks are a perfect way to get to know his distinctive style. You can find his music on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave him a listen.
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Trio of California friends in The 30Somethings are a completely fresh band that formed last year in 2020, but have known each other for almost two decades. After getting together to create music with good vibes and planting their roots on TikTok with several catchy covers, the group continues to manifest their signature sound with the release of their debut single “Someplace New”.
Featuring an acoustic-infused alt/indie sensibility, The 30Somethings bring their creative style to the forefront with this catchy new single and their talent as a unit is made apparent from the very beginning. With eclectic female vocals leading the charge, “Someplace New” touches on several vibes including a contemporary 90s one that has brought many crucial artists to the market over the last few decades. This track also brings forth a more modern take on the indie realm and really showcases the band’s authentic approach, giving each listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable in the music world altogether. It’s a fantastic debut entry for such a fresh group.
This single is also the type of song that will entice you to dive deeper into the band’s career and keep a close eye on their future releases. With social media at our fingertips in today’s music market, The 30Somethings have started to form an impressive impact on the TikTok platform with several cover songs as well as original fun content that they themselves have created. And with the release of this debut single, the trio of besties are already heading in a promising direction and many of their listeners (us included) are eager to see what they come up with next. You can listen to “Someplace New” exclusively on YouTube and Spotify at the links below.
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