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.
Hailing from the landscapes of upstate New York, Indie and Electronically infused Artist/Producer Berry_ has been self-producing and composing her own signature breed of innovative and catchy Electronic music since 2014 and quickly began hitting the ground running since her inception into the market. After a slew of singles and self releases, Berry_ has brought her sound to full fruition with her debut album Synthesis, an 8-track juggernaut that is all self-produced as well as written.
This versatile record delivers several angles and auras within the Electronic world. Berry’s signature style is an intelligently crafty one that brilliantly balances elements of originality and familiarity, serving up flavors of old school Electronica influences you might hear from the 90s but also diligently implements a modern sensibility with several Indie and EDM angles. Her ability to compose a song is immediately apparent and her melody choices with the vocal leads are not only catchy, but very effective in their execution as well. Starting off this record is the chaotically instrumental “Boot Sequence”, a track that builds your anticipation with the many tempo changes, takeoffs and landings as the measures play out. Utilizing a lot of the Nintendo-era style synth leads that just about anyone will recognize, this album opener appropriately sets the tone for what’s to come with the rest of the record and sets the bar high for the subsequent tracks that are about to take place throughout the album’s duration.
Another standout track on this record is the subtle and hypnotic “We’ve Changed”, an emotionally-charged song with a very effective storytelling method that gives the listener a truly visceral experience upon first listen. The Indie components are very apparent in this song especially, giving a sense of subtlety within the lyrics, melodies and chord progressions. This track is a brilliant window into the soul of Berry’s versatility both as an artist and songwriter. One more noteworthy track on this album is the more upbeat “System Overload”, a song with notable old school Hip Hop flavors combined with Berry’s Indie-style vocals to bring forth a tasty concoction that is both unique and multifaceted. There’s a jazzy trumpet-style solo mid-song that leads back into the verses that really helps thrust this song into truly versatile territories. That’s one noticeable thing on this record; Berry’s ability to implement small-yet-effective flavors whether it’s through instrumentation or melody choices among the vocal approach. This track in particular shines a spotlight on Berry’s production value as well song structures. It really brings her signature sound full circle and will easily captivate any listener upon first listen.
Overall, Synthesis is a uniquely effective exercise in balance, composure and coordination within the spectrum of self songwriting and producing. It’s a next-level record that not only breaks new barriers, but sets new ones as well. Just about any fan of the Indie Electronic and EDM world will adore this record’s charm and versatility. It has that staying power of staying with you even long after it’s over, and will especially entice any listener to do a deeper dive into Berry’s discography, whether past, present or future. Synthesis is available now on Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. We can’t recommend this one highly enough.
British multifaceted and multitalented singer/songwriter TaniA Kyllikki manifested her love for music at a very early age, singing a vast array of genres including R&B, Pop and Soul. Not long after, she put out a series of Gospel singles and MySpace covers that would eventually amass millions of plays worldwide. She also started posting her covers to other social media platforms, further expanding her reach and fan base which would eventually lead to several prominent features/publications including the front cover for New Music Times UK, Premiere One, Top Hitz UK and several others. TaniA has also collaborated with several other artists including three-time Grammy Award-winning artist NeYo, who would end up presenting her smash single “Remind Me” on the industry world stage. Most recently, in January 2022, TaniA released her debut album Why Chapter One, debuting at #25 on Amazon’s Hot Top 100 New Pop Albums chart followed by an array of positive reviews and critical acclaim.
TaniA’s résumé is obviously impressive, which is why it’s no surprise that her newest single “H.W.C.” has already gained major traction. Comprised of her dynamic vocal range and storytelling signature sound she is known for, this passionate single right from the onset displays TaniA’s unmatched feminine energy and unwavering versatility. The production value and performance factors parallel perfectly in terms of quality, showcasing several angles of TaniA’s undeniably gifted vocal range as well as her ability to write a song that is not only effective, but memorable as well. Starting the track off with a more subtle approach, you can really grasp onto her artistic merit and atmospheric presence. TaniA’s voice is soothing, smooth, but doesn’t veer away from emphasizing certain aspects of the song when necessary.
This song has a storytelling format that really delves into TaniA’s multifaceted lyrics and concepts. It’s a scenario most listeners identify with, but it’s not done generically or stereotypically. She really grabs hold of the subject matter and truly puts her own spin on it, delivering a sound and stylization that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. Her knack for high levels of emotion never waivers, and as the “H.W.C.” storyline plays out, it builds up to a climax that grabs your undivided attention and really gives off that first impression that is easily unforgettable, both musically and lyrically.
TaniAKyllikki grabs hold of the listener and truly delivers an anthemic experience with this song. It has that insatiable staying power – the power to stay with you even long after it’s over. It’s definitely a single that will entice new listeners to do a deep dive into her career and discography. If you haven’t heard her yet, then this song will win you over instantly. “H.W.C.” is available now on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms. We can’t recommend this song highly enough.