New Jersey-based Country Singer/Songwriter Starlet The Red Betty started her musical journey around 2010 as a singer and guitarist, but it wouldn’t be until 2018 that her passion for songwriting in the Country music market would start to come to fruition; setting her sails on a journey that would eventually lead up to her distinctive and notable debut album in 2023, Couch Fables, which releases next month in February.
With her album finally released, The Red Betty would quickly start to gain traction and critical acclaim within the Country music world, winning the hearts and admirations of countless fans of all ages across the region. While the Couch Fables record as an entirety completely holds up to a gold standard in its own right, it’s her anchor single “Manma, Let Me Tell You” that truly makes the debut effort shine. This distinctively catchy Country number implements several crucial angles of the Classic Country aura, but still offers up that modern sensibility to appease just about any fan of the genre, both old and young.
The Red Betty’s mid-to-high vocal range diligently parallels the twangy single-coil Fender Strat guitar progressions, dueling fiddle harmonies and effectively subtle rhythm section. The production and performance value is very apparent, and The Red Betty’s storytelling lyrical approach truly makes her versatile vocals a standout if their calibre. Her emotionally driven hooks and measures are breathy, sincere and will easily draw you in with an ambient and atmospheric presence. The song as a whole integrates an overall buildup and climax that not only entices the listener from start to finish, but also keeps you invested into every moment throughout the song’s duration. It has that unwavering staying power – to stay with you even long after it’s over.
“Mamma, Let Me Tell You” is undoubtedly one of The Red Betty’s gems on this debut album, and will easily win you over with its charm, versatility and sincere emotion. She is an artist on the rise that has a promising career ahead of her, and this single is direct proof. It is currently available on Spotify, ReverbNation, and several other digital music streaming platforms. You won’t regret adding it to your playlist whatsoever. Couch Fables officially drops next month in February.
We’ve had The Harmalators duo on our platform before, and they have yet to do disappoint. Since that time, the elite Californi-natives have put together another plethora of colorfully eclectic songs with top notch production value and songwriting technique versatility – some which have landed them in award/charting positions. Comprised of eight amazingly blissful textures and structures that melodically soar throughout the musical landscape, the two brothers in The Harmalators have truly hit it out of the park with their 8-track collective, titled ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike‘, an exercise in innovation, thoroughness, blissfulness and so much more that’ll captivate your musical aura and ambience.
Opening track “Love On Fire” really emphasizes their vocal melody approach, all while keeping that indie feel at the forefront with several facets of different instruments playing their respective roles. Each vocalist really helps enhance the other and you can tell that their togetherness and solidification really puts the melody strength into the writing structure in its entirety. It’s a brilliant intro to the album that will easily entice you to listen to the duration of the record in its entirety.
“Where Would I Be Without You” is a much more simple listen but is undeniably a much more basic structure – and that is held to the highest regard. It’s a shorter song, one that is easily to take in as a classic, and could definitely be heard as an intro to one of those 90s sitcoms (a GOOD one, by the way). Another facet of this track is to find it impossible to get it out of your head. From its title track lyrics, addictive melody structure and just overall charming presence with its well-put-together.
Overall, ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike’ insatiably showcase both brothers’ strongest points in both production and performance value in ways that entice any listener to hear what they’ve put together over the years together and solo-wise as well. They’ve put out a small catalogue of their innovative gems in the past foür😝 its time, but this 8-track collection of highly-produces bliss will definitely turn some heads; especially when an album like this is in the band’s arsenal.
“Two Great Minds Think Alike” have also garnered them some award status. Including…
If this is the first time you’ve heard the first time you’ve heard The Harmalators, then it definitely won’t be the last!
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.