Polish rapper Soul Digger has been mastering his craft with the art of Hip Hop over the last several years, but only recently started bringing his career to fruition. Known for his very versatile rhyming style, the rising artist has been grinding in the studio putting together tracks that he believes will make him a vital voice in the world of Hip Hop. And with the release of his most recent single “Marathon”, Soul Digger proves that he is exactly that.
Utilizing a beat that is hauntingly ominous and effective, Soul Digger serves up a signature sound that is multifaceted and nostalgic; diligently combining crucial elements of old school Hip Hop and today’s more modern sensibility. Co-produced with prominent music producer Jaca, this collaborative track effectively showcases Soul Digger’s musicianship factors and artistic merit. His distinctive bars are coherently crafty and really delivers a visceral listening experience. His clever lyrical outbursts have almost a theatrical story-telling approach that keeps your undivided attention very focused on the content at hand. It’s very next-level and truly encapsulates an aura rarely heard in today’s Hip Hop.
This track also has insatiable staying power – where the song stays with you even long after it’s over. It’s an effective first impression that will definitely win over just about any Hip Hop fan that has a passion for the genre. It’s currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. It’ll definitely be one of your Hop Hop favorites for 2021.
Known for her distinctively catchy vocal style and hypnotizing good looks, recording artist Presley Tennant began hitting the ground running in the musical realm after auditioning on NBC’s The Voice – whom was hand selected by show judge Kelly Clarkson to join her vocal team, also prompting her to make a full transition into the world of Country music. She has sung the National Anthem for team greats like the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, and has also performed alongside several prominent Country stars including Tim McGraw, Cody Johnson, Mike Montgomery, a Vegas duet with Kelly Clarkson, and many others.
Now, with the recent April 12th release of her third anchor single “Bite The Bullet”, Tennant continues to prove that she is a vital voice in the Country market and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Her full record “Wish I Could Be That Strong” is slated for release this June and she so far has built an insatiable presence and fan base since the inception of her solo career – winning over fans from several Country music eras nationwide with her natural talent and multifaceted signature sound. We got to sit down with Presley Tennant for a comprehensive interview about her career as well as what she has in store for 2021 and beyond.
•How long have you been active under your current artist name?
I’ve always gone by my normal name as my artist name, so pretty much my whole life – haha!
•What music scene/city do you currently represent?
I’m born and raised in Norco also known as Horsetown U.S.A! It’s a small little town in Southern California. Everyone knows each other and is such a warm and friendly town!
•The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?
The pandemic has definitely taken a toll on performing and live music but has also given artists more time to really hone in and perfect their craft and create more music so as soon as the pandemic is over, we can pick up right where we left off.
•What are some of your music influences?
I grew up listening to many different artists from many genres, but the ones that really shaped who I am would be Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Etta James and so many more!
•What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.
I tend to write my music off of personal experiences and stories that I’ve heard from others. I love to write about things I have actually been through, whether it’s just a feeling or a certain situation because I feel like I can connect to the song a lot differently and more personally than I would with a song written about something I haven’t experienced.
•When is your next release coming out?
The next release is coming very soon, but in the meantime I just released a new song called “Bite the Bullet”. It’s out now so make sure to stream everywhere and stay tuned for the music video to follow.
•What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.
You can expect lots of new music in 2021 as well as different shows and performances. Next month, I’ll be in Arlington, Texas singing for the Texas Rangers and soon after in Florida for a series of shows.
The passion behind Grafting The Vine’s creative mind comes from a place of past adversity, trauma and a journey of tragedy to triumph. And this album proves that it’s also a place where some of the best art is created. After amassing critical acclaim from the artist’s debut effort, Grafting The Vine comes out swinging from every artistic direction on sophomore album ‘Golden Gate’, an 8-track juggernaut of instrumental anthems comprised of raw energy and emotions encompassing an authentically passionate signature sound.
Utilizing a progressive and heavy stylization that diligently combines crucial elements from several influential Rock eras, Grafting The Vine encapsulates an ambient and atmospheric aura that is effective and visceral – bringing together a dynamically unique sound that stands out from other artists of a similar calibre. Opening track “Otis Burning” serves up a clear and cohesive demonstration of this progressive style and truly introduces a crafty structure that sets the tone for the rest of the album’s duration. The track “Ushauri” is more rhythmic and in-your-face with distinctive low-end guitar progressions with hauntingly ominous leads. This track has a pounding rhythm section with intricately placed drum fills that cruise each measure into a dynamically transitional structure. The multi layered and multifaceted guitar parts are clear, concise and pay precise attention to detail in the overall execution.
“Alpha Romeo” is very symphonic and anthemic, delivering a wholesomely full sound that brings each distinctive measure to the forefront to shine a bright light on the artistic merit of this song. It’s like a deep and dark painting without leaving out any colors, even if there is an absence of brighter ones. Closing track “Dream Collective” ties the album together with a progressive presence that showcases the songwriting structures throughout each track. Overall, this diligently crafted prog-metal record acknowledges the essence of emotional creativity that is made apparent in every song. It emanates with raw passion and balances energy with subtlety in a way that is rarely heard in today’s modern music realm. While ‘Golden Gate’ has an anthemic and futuristic approach, you can still hear several clever elements from many previous Rock eras.
This album is a must-hear for anyone that wants to dive deep into musicianship factors and dynamically executed production value. It just released on May 1st and is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, BandCamp and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen – it’ll easily become one of your favorites for 2021.