Exclusive Artist Review: Eric Sommer – “Red Dress” & “Red Neck Parking Lot” Singles

Boston-based veteran musician Eric Sommer has been an active artist in the music realm since the 80s and has built an insatiable fan base since his inception into the market. Known for his dynamically bluesy and rhythmically catchy signature sound, Sommer has proven over many years through several releases that he is a standout of his calibre, and continues to remain relevant in today’s industry standard.

His single “Red Dress” from his 2016 album ‘Brooklyn Bolero’ is an anthemic and rhythmic tune with a solid twangy guitar lead that carries the torch throughout most of the song. This track in particular really showcases Sommer‘s versatility and touches on several angles of his artistic merit. His multi-layered vocals are effective, fun and truly brings his multifaceted edge to the forefront. The rhythm section in this track cruises from start to finish and really rumbles throughout the song’s duration. This is the perfect song to deliver a strong first impression for any listener just discovering Eric Sommer and is clearly a fan favorite for those that have been following him over the years.

Another standout single is “Red Neck Parking Lot” from his more recent 2019 record ‘Turning Point’. This track encompasses more bluesy components with traditional chord progressions. It delivers that feeling of nostalgia but still brings a more modern edge to the song’s entirety. It’s a great balance between originality and familiarity, and gives the listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.

Eric Sommer is an artist that has been in the market for decades and these tracks are direct evidence of his skill sets and passion as a veteran musician. If you haven’t discovered him yet, then these tracks are a perfect way to get to know his distinctive style. You can find his music on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave him a listen.


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Exclusive Artist Interview: Olya K

Known for her distinctive and versatile sound, California-based recording artist Olya K has been leaving an insatiable impact on the music world ever since she emerged onto the market. Originally from Bulgaria, her hit song “Hollywood” and the more-recent “Waking up in Nashville [Eggs and Bacon]” are brilliantly crafted, catchy tunes that have won over countless fans since their release dates – and so far has risen the bar for the rising artist. As Olya K continues to hit the ground running, we got the chance to sit down with her for an exclusive interview about her past, present, future, and what’s in store for her as she continues to pursue a very ambitious music career.


•How did you choose your stage name?

I have a very long last name so I decided to make it easier for my fans and I picked Olya K. I was born in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria as you know.

•How do you like Los Angeles?

I moved here from Nashville in 2014 and I love it. I also miss Nashville and I’ve been there twice since I moved.

•The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?

I miss the live shows but I didn’t have many anyway. So I just focused on sending my best 2 songs to radios and magazines. My Pop song “Hollywood ” kept me busy throughout 2020. It reached 150,000 plays on Spotify alone. It was on the top of the MTV promo site charts for unsigned artists for a few months.

•What are some of your music influences?

I’m a versatile artist with a huge range of musical influences, I like Pop, Rock and R&B. A good song with a good melody and lyrics-that’s what I admire. It can be any style.

•What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.

I wrote my Pop song “Hollywood” after my 5th year in California. Similar thing happened after living in Nashville. So here we have a interesting pattern- I tend to write about my life in the city I’m in…

I like to use a dash of humor- in those 2 songs in particular. I don’t want to take myself too seriously...

•Tell us something about your new song “Waking up in Nashville”

I went back to Nashville in the end of 2020 to record a new Country-Rock version of “Waking up in Nashville”. During the time I lived there, that song was mostly known as the “Eggs and Bacon ” song…Now it’s in a happier tempo- a faster version.

•What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.

I’m getting ready for shooting a new music video for “Waking up in Nashville “. I’m so glad I returned to music in the last couple of years with “Hollywood”- I wasn’t very active prior to that. Now, this year, my latest release “Waking up in Nashville” will keep me busy with interviews and radio appearances. And I hope the video turns out nice. Would like to thank all the fans for requesting my songs to be played on the radio. And please follow me on social media. Good luck to all!


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•Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olyasongs

•Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/olyasongs

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Exclusive Artist Review: Arhkota – “Victoria” Single

Known for his versatile style and dynamically distinct signature sound, LA-based recording artist and drummer Argel Cota (known as Arhkota) has been hitting the ground running in the music realm over the last two decades and has collaborated on more than 70 projects. Nowadays, Arhkota continues to be a sought-after musician for live and in-studio recordings, due to his ability to quickly adapt to all musical styles, his amazing fat sounds, and natural talent for improvisation.

Now with a solo career as Arhkota‘s primary focus and the upcoming release of his sophomore album, the veteran drummer continues to encapsulate his musical aura and amaze his fan base as well as the music world in its entirety with his new atmospheric anchor single “Victoria.” This ambient track is aligned with both top-notch performance and production value, paralleling with the songwriting and crafty style that is apparent from start to finish throughout the song’s duration. Produced entirely by Arhkota himself and featuring additional blissful and ambient vocals by Lubna Maher, “Victoria” encompasses an atmospheric indie approach and really showcases Arhkota‘s authenticity and artistic merit. Each component of the song is crucial and multilayered with multifaceted angles that bring forth a style that is diverse and magical. It explores several moods and delivers an essence of nostalgia through several measures that plays out with a story-telling method; leaving us with a listening experience that touches on both visceral and versatile textures.

There is insatiable staying power with this track where it stays with you even long after it’s over. It’s the type of song where you can truly feel Arhkota‘s craft and will definitely entice you to dive deeper into his discography and career altogether. It’s an amazing single that’ll create anticipation for what the rest of the album will deliver. The album releases on May 7th and is titled ‘Dreamy Hamilton’. But the single “Victoria” releases tomorrow (April 2nd) and we honestly can’t recommend it highly enough. It’ll be available on several digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and many others.


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