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.
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.
For the last ten years, Austin-based Alt-Rock recording artist Jordan Hasto has emerged onto the market with his uniquely versatile and catchy signature sound; drawing influences from a vast array of industry heavyweights like John Mayer, Jimmy Page, and Marvin Gaye respectively. Since hitting the ground running, Hasto has diligently put out an array of eclectic releases that showcase his multifaceted songwriting, authentic performance value and several crucial angles of his musicianship factors that really shine a light on his ability to write wholesome songs with deeper meanings behind them. And Hasto’s two newest anchor singles are perfect examples of this formula.
The first single is “Blood Red Moon”, an upbeat track with a funky guitar progression, smooth rhythm section and soulful vocals with thought provoking lyrics that immediately draw you in from the very first verse. Jordan Hasto’s ability to create an anthemic and atmospheric aura on this track is very apparent, utilizing multiple instrumental layers in the arena-like chorus including keyboard swells, melodic harmony placements and chorus-driven backup vocals that truly give this song an ambient atmosphere. It’s a track that you will easily find yourself identifying with lyrically while also fully embracing the soul soothing nature of the song’s instrumental structures. If this is your first discovery of Hasto’s discography, then you’ll become an instant fan from this song alone. It delivers a first impression that will easily stick with you.
The second new single is the more crunchy guitar-driven “Where Is Home”, definitely the highlight of both tracks and completely compliments the other. This atmospheric number really encompasses Hasto’s mid-to-high range vocal melodies and makes great use of the same ambient formula as the other track, but this time implements more crafty chord progressions that allow Hasto’s vocal structures to perform more at the forefront while adding a more innovative Pop sensibility with its production value that definitely makes it more of a standout of its calibre. It’s an Alt-Rock song that diligently balances both originality and familiarity in a way that garners the listener with tastes of something completely fresh yet still identifiable with its doses of nostalgia that take place in several parts of the song.
Overall, Jordan Hasto’s newest duo of singles have immense staying power – the power to stay with you even long after its over. They will also definitely entice new listeners to do a deep dive into his discography as well as keep a close eye (and ear) on future releases. We can’t recommend these songs highly enough. They are currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.