Exclusive Review: Jerry Impini – “Been Bad For Me” Single

Some musicians can truly hit it out of the park when they find their versatile niche. This is definitely one of those rare cases. Hailing from the NYC borough of Queens, classically trained pianist/vocalist and Universal Music artist Jerry Impini hits the ground running with his first ever double-dueling piano rock single, “Been Bad For Me.” A contagiously catchy and upbeat song that is brilliant in its execution and multifaceted throughout every measure; which truly showcases Jerry‘s artistic merit from start to finish.

This is definitely a track that is bound to leave an everlasting impression on you. Comprised of dynamic piano licks and multilayered vocal melodies, “Been Bad For Me” is good for the soul and puts the rock into piano like no other artist in today’s modern music spectrum. Utilizing bluesy progressions and a punchy rhythm section with solidly precise percussion, the rapid tempo changes in this track are cleverly placed and the pacing is consistent while also staying completely versatile throughout the track’s duration. The song is a true breath of fresh air for rock fans and will find this song an anthemic and atmospheric piece of music to behold.

One thing about this song is the sustainability and staying power, where the song stays with you even long after it’s over. Jerry‘s vocal delivery parallels brilliantly with the craftiness of each musical element and really delves deep into the skill set he possesses throughout the track and beyond. It’ll definitely entice you to look further into Jerry Impini‘s career, discography and musical presence altogether. Whether you’ve been a fan from the beginning or find yourself just discovering him now, “Been Bad For Me” is an absolute treat and must-listen in every way. The single is available now on Spotify, BandCamp, YouTube and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad that you gave it a listen.


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Exclusive Review: Pia Salvia – “Dark Longing” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Pia Salvia’s Single “Dark Longing”

Dynamic, atmospheric and versatile might be a few ways to describe the many facets of Pia Salvia‘s musical talent. But in the grand scheme, her stylization and signature sound has endless musicianship factors. And her fresh, hypnotic new single “Dark Longing” is a perfect demonstration of how effective her craft is when it’s brought out to the forefront. Salvia, raised in Belgium and now living in New York, began hitting the ground running in the music realm at the age of six; eventually becoming classically trained for the next 10 years. And some time later would also discover her love and passion for the harp and vocals. Since mastering her craft, Salvia has been composing, arranging and performing her own original material in a vast array of settings and styles of music. She even landed in the top 20 on the world renowned show The Voice (France) in 2012.

Now, with the release of her anthemic single “Dark Longing,” the track has been acquiring some major critical acclaim and recognition among the music world. This single, which is also featured on her album ‘Blissful Sigh,’ which released today, is an atmospheric and ambient song with beautiful harp swells and progressions, classical layers of Pop, Blues and Jazz, and shares reminiscent qualities similar to the likings of Regina Spektor, Dianna Krall and Nora Jones. Her vocal approach is unwaveringly effective and encapsulates an array of styles from spoken word and Hip Hop elements to mid-to-high range melodies that truly make her a standout with all things combined. Her poetic lyrics are also beautifully projected with a story telling method that can easily resonate with any listener. The production value is right where it needs to be and never outdoes itself with post production antics. It’s a song that is authentic, raw and performed with strong precision and method. Salvia‘s lyrics on this track are thought-provoking, poetic and really showcase a crucial angle to her principal songwriting structures.

Cover Art of Pia Salvia’s album “Blissful Sigh” – Out Today July 10th

Her album ‘Blissful Sigh’ just hit the market today and is currently available on Apple Music, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. This is definitely one of the most notable artists so far in 2020 and we highly recommend checking out her single and the full album as well.


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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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