Exclusive Artist Review: Cory M. Wells – “The River” & “Change Of Heart” Singles

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.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Sarah Rae – “Crimson Rose” Single

Atlanta-based recording artist Sarah Rae has graced our platform before and left an undeniable impression on our readers. Her distinctive, ambient signature sound has paved the way for her to a thriving career, recently signing with indie label Bentley Records who is helping her gear up for touring in 2022 as well as her subsequent releases. So today, we bring Sarah Rae back into the spotlight with last week’s release of her newest single “Crimson Rose”, proving that she continues to hit the ground running from all directions.

“Crimson Rose” is a retro wave, 80s synth pop tune written about the highs and lows of human connections, and letting things go. It’s an emotional song with anthemic vocal melody placements that truly showcases Sarah Rae in the most effective angles throughout the song’s duration. Comprised of melodic alt-emo guitar swells and progressions accompanied by very multi layered synth leads, Sarah Rae’s vocals are a complete standout of their calibre that delivers a diligent range of emotions and projections. You can feel her passion, her energy and her insatiable appetite to serve up an anthemic song with unrelenting staying power. And that’s one thing this single definitely has – staying power, the power to stay with you even long after it’s over.

“Crimson Rose” is a powerful release for Sarah Rae that continues to raise the bar and reach new heights. The rising artist has really manifested into an innovative artist that is constantly climbing the incline in a way that leaves every listener with an everlasting impression. Both old and new fans will have endless love for this song and her flavorful vocal style that is made very apparent from beginning to end, especially on this distinctively atmospheric track. “Crimson Rose” released on August 4th and is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Morningside Lane – “Temperamental” Single

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.


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