Denver’s Cory M. Wells began hitting the ground running in the music realm during his early teenage years, diligently mastering his craft in guitar, piano and violin as his weapons of choice. And soon enough, he began writing his own material and also formed his well-known rock outfit Falling Through April. But on top of his band efforts at the time, Wells in 2016 officially launched his solo career and quickly began taking the scene by storm. At age 17 he won the prestigious “Queen City Idol” competition and also began working alongside prominent producers like Rene Moore (Michael Jackson, Jay-Z) as well as performing opening slots for industry heavyweights like Third Eye Blind and many others. Now in 2021, Cory M. Wells has established a promising career for himself after several successful releases, including his track “Change Of Heart” and his most recent single “The River”, two diligently crafted tunes with distinctive flavors that showcase two very effective angles of Cory’s signature sound.
“Change Of Heart” is very atmospheric with multi layered drums, blissful acoustic guitar swells and ambient keyboard leads that tie the anchor melodies together. Cory’s mid-to-high range voice is right out in the forefront of the mix and really delivers passionate measures of melody. His performance value parallels the production value almost perfectly and really captures his biggest strengths as a songwriter and performer. This song serves up quite the visceral journey and you will be instantly impressed with it upon first listen. Which brings us to Cory’s most recent single “The River”, a piano-based anthem that captures the same musical essence as his previous track but also brings a more traditional flavor to the table. This beautiful song really shines light on Cory’s writing ability and really delves deep into his vocal melody structures. This track will easily get stuck in your head, but it isn’t some kind of pretentious Pop sensibility or one-trick method, this song delivers solid hooks that bring out every melodic measure from start to finish. It’s performed with a very natural approach, impressively embracing more traditional production methods as opposed to today’s tendency to have producers throw in overproduced studio theatrics. “The River” truly captures Cory M. Wells’ authenticity and his overall artistic merit – bound to leave a strong impression on anyone who comes into contact with this single.
Both singles are very strong releases that really deliver solid performances from Cory M. Wells’ craft. If this is your first time hearing him, then it definitely won’t be your last either. You can find both singles now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.
New Jersey quintet Morningside Lane has been hitting the ground running with their distinctive futuristic Rock signature sound and hit the market by storm with their 2015 debut EP ‘Mellow Drama’. Flash forward 6 years with a handful of catchy singles later and MS has proven that their hard work ethics and manifestation of their style has paved the way to a thriving career for the band – catching the ears of endless Rock fans of many calibers and eras. Now, with the recent release of their smash single “Temperamental”, the five-piece powerhouse has once again raised the bar for themselves and continue to diligently innovate their craft with new and improved musical angles.
Brilliantly crossing over a distinctive approach from bands like Walk The Moon and Franz Ferdinand, Morningside Lane serves up a flavorful pot of catchy goodness with many multi layered elements that truly bring out their sound. The funky guitars and 80s style synth lead perfectly embraces yesterday’s Pop music charm with today’s more inventive aura, delivering a catchy yet futuristic melody that parallels the specific vocals quite effectively. The subtle verses are very well balanced, leaving the perfect amount of room to introduce the dynamically placed vocal melody that sets the tone throughout the song’s duration in a way that is memorable and impressionable. It’s not your average catchy Rock song, it’s a diligently-written single with unwavering staying power that will tickle the fancies of both long time fans of the band and those just discovering them now.
And that’s the major defining factor of this song – staying power. The power to stay with you even long after it’s over. The five-piece unit not only delivers a solid and tightly knit performance, but really goes out of their way to showcase their innovative style and bring every element from each member to the forefront. From smooth bass lines, rhythmic drums, twangy guitars and next-level vocal hooks, Morningside Lane shines brightly as a whole from start to finish while still being able to highlight each band member’s distinctive contributions. “Temperamental” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave title a listen.
London-based rising Artist Zizzo World has been grinding away for several years in the music world now and has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with his own signature sound and stylization. After an array of several successful releases, he has built up an insatiable fan base and continues to garner a strong presence as new fans discover his music. He has become widely known for his very distinctive ambient EDM style, and with the newest upcoming single “Beautiful (feat. Nes Mburu)” coming to fruition, Zizzo World’s career comes right to the forefront and easily stands as his best release thus far; pulling out all the stops from production value, musicianship factors and artistic merit.
Zizzo World serves up an atmospheric and hypnotically rhythmic beat that combines crucial elements of World and Roots; delivering a sound that diligently balances originality and familiarity – something that is brilliantly materialized on this track with Kenyan feature artist Nes Mburu. “Beautiful” gives every listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable, bringing a vintage approach merged with today’s more modern sensibility. Zizzo’s visceral vocal melodies are anthemic, coherently structured and really showcases his ability as a songwriter and performer. His vocal delivery is cohesively punctual and his attention to detail will easily grab your undivided attention from start to finish. Feature artist Nes Mburu really adds a multi layered presence on this track with his impressively high range and charismatic delivery. His vocal measures parallel brilliantly with Zizzo’s and the structure between both vocal tracks mesh in a way that is not only effective, but musically atmospheric as well. Both vocalists enhance the visceral listening experience on this song and both artists are completely a standout of their calibre.
“Beautiful” is a single with absolute staying power – where it stays with you even long after it’s over. It presents Zizzo World at the top of his game and any first time listeners of his music will be highly enticed to do a deeper dive into his career and discography altogether. “Beautiful” officially releases on August 20th and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You can pre-save the song at this link: https://ffm.to/btfsong