Exclusive Review: KÍTA – “Postponed” Album/LP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

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Icelandic recording artist KÍTA is quite the trifecta. She diligently recorded, wrote, and produced her multifaceted Electro-Pop debut album ‘Postponed’ over a 3 year period (hence the album title reflecting the process of pushing back the production, or “postponing” it over that time period). But just like almost anything that takes a crucial amount of time and hard work, the end result is rewarding and fulfilling; and this reward comes in the form of the atmospheric and indie debut of KÍTA‘s record ‘Postponed’ in its finished greatness.

Comprised of 8 versatile tracks with messages of empowerment, heightened moments of life, adversities and many different moods and stories that surround the album, KÍTA brings forth a signature sound that is vivacious, charismatic and multilayered with many different ambient additives to deliver a powerful Pop sound with electronically-infused textures to tie it all together into an album of joy and fascination. While plenty of melody is offered on this record, her story-telling lyrics echo like a choir with many layerings of her own vocal projections to emphasize each track into something more than meets the ear. She shares a reminiscent vocal quality similar to super stars like Lorde and Dua Lipa, but with more class and less flash – leaving her musical persona more mysterious and out in the open in a way where you can draw your own conclusions about her. When listening to ‘Postponed,’ you gather a sense of a girl that will not be judged but leaves subtle hints of a mysterious portrayal. And by that, we mean portrayal of herself – no matter how you may view her. But when listening to her, it all comes together for her where it’s what she says that gives her the biggest presence. Showcasing herself as an artist with a loud, powerful and effective message that resonates throughout the landscape,

The two standouts on this album are definitely back-to-back tracks “Actions Speak More” and “Still Young.” Songs with subtlety, sounds of nature and beautiful additives of upper 3rd harmonies. But each have their own uniqueness. “Still Young” has that finger snapping “Royals” feeling with lyrics that speak of nostalgia, but still remaining in the moment, and refusing to take your youth for granted. The bluesy Tracy Chapman-style guitar progression is an amazing musicianship factor in this song and really brings this song to life with its uniqueness and versatility.

Overall, ‘Postponed’ is definitely an album worth waiting for, for those who have been involved with the project since the beginning – especially for KÍTA herself. These are 8 unforgettable tracks you’ll be coming back to time and time again, and hopefully her next release won’t take three years [smile]. The album is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.

Cover Art of KÍTA’s debut album ‘Postponed’

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Press Release: Toronto-based Indie/Hip Hop Artist Holy Ramen Brings Us On A Visceral Journey Of Emotion With Her Debut Album “Oblivion”

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Holy Ramen’s Album/LP “Oblivion”

When it comes to solidifying a signature sound that is vital, impressionable and attention-grabbing with versatility, a lot of the time it can take several trials and errors to finally gather all the musical elements needed to encapsulate that manifestation of creating your music to mix all the ingredients just right, in a way where all flavors come together for any listener who discovers you through their insatiable taste for something new. Then every once in awhile, there are rare gems that come out of the woodwork with something that hits the ground running from the very first try. That gem is Holy Ramen‘s debut release of “Oblivion.” A 10-track juggernaut of multifaceted keyboard driven songs with several dynamic vocal styles that lend each track their own sensibility of balance and composure; touching on equal parts originality and familiarity in clever ways throughout each song.

Utilizing vocal styles that sway between melody, spoken word and rapping, HR‘s very self aware stylization is filled with many thought-proving measures that explore subtlety, anticipation and buildup all in the right places that keep you fascinated on her vocal approach and overall demeanor. Her many moods and stories are at times very sad but also cross into more vital territories that bring you on a rollercoaster ride of steep hills, twists and turns; sometimes unexpected. But this definitely adds to her unwavering cleverness and tends to lead you down a path where your expectations are far different from the outcome. And all in the best possible ways.

The Hip Hop banger on this track is definitely “Possessed,” an in-your-face Hip Hop onslaught that never lets up once the verses drop. HR‘s swaggerish rapping style is showcased relentlessly on this track through many angles, including a smooth yet projective flow that gets her rhymes to come together diligently but almost flies right passed you if you take your attention off these finely-tuned details that require some next level attentiveness. Closing title track, “Oblivion,” however, is a beautifully melodic track with sensual piano progressions that really showcase many crucial facets of HR‘s artistic merit through her mind, body and soul. It’s the perfect ending to a brilliant debut record that really explores endless moods, auras and atmospheric textures that really get us to understand Holy Ramen‘s ideas and emotions. Her artistic approach to this album encompasses something different with each song, but you can still tell that it’s coming from the same artist. If you truly wanna hear a debut album that hits it out of the park from the very first try, then ‘Oblivion’ is a must listen in every way and will easily become a favorite for 2020. The album drops on August 8th, this Saturday. It will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Press Release: Rising Recording Artist Toby TomTom Gears Up For The September Release Of His New Single “Love-o-Lution”

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Toby Tom Tom’s new single “Love-o-Lution

There have been many anthemic tracks that have utilized the revolutionary mantra over decades from the like of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Prince, Rage Against The Machine, Tupac, The Who, Nirvana, Sex Pistols, and many others of a similar caliber. Each song and artist over those years have had insatiable influences on many passionate music fans and events that impacted the revolutionary complex with its massive followings and compelling message.

With recording artist Toby Tom Tom, we conjure a similar construct that once delved into those concepts – except with love as the centerpiece instead of anger in the desire for societal change by force; which is brave and a positive concept to behold considering the current political climate that has been sweeping the nation this year. Toby‘s electronically infused sound is very effective, well structured and includes female feature artist Mac Mittens that brings out a hip hop edge throughout the song’s duration that is multifaceted and attention-grabbing. Toby himself puts a modern bliss throughout the track that is wholesome and brings a major presence to the song that really gets you to hone in on his craft, lyrical components and overall message with his largely composed musicianship factors. This song overall is effective, utilizes state of the art production value and really adds many flavors to keep the listener interested. “Love-o-Lution” is a modern anthem that really explores many angles of Toby Tom Tom‘s talent and will easily convert you into an instant fan.

This type of song will also get you to really delve deep into Toby‘s catalogue as well as pay attention to his future releases. His eclectic sound is very versatile and serves up a perfect balance and composure between touching on equal parts originality and familiarity. It’s a signature sound that really draws you in and you’ll be loving this artist in no time. “Love-o-Lution” will be dropping in mid-September and will be available on several digital music streaming platforms. Keep your eyes (and ears) open!


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Exclusive Review: Jay Svpreme – “Flex In Ya Face” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Jay Svpreme’s “Flex In Ya Face” Single

With some of the best lyrical outbursts possibly ever put to SoundCloud’s at-times convoluted platform, Jay Svpreme‘s flow comes out swinging from the very first measure with his new banger “Flex In Ya Face.”

This gem, though right out in the open, is quite the track to behold when realizing just how crucial it is. Jay‘s furiously approached flow is concise, precise and is executed in a way that is far beyond what is expected of the underground SoundCloud format, and really sets the bar higher for the indies altogether. This atmospherical banger beat’s genius comes from the fact that it’s completely open to any expectations of any kind before any lyrics any start – leaving us room with plenty of insatiable anticipation on Jay Svpreme‘s end of the spectrum. Then he comes out swinging from the very first bar and never lets up until it’s over, which at this point, is to be expected of someone with Jay‘s specific craft.

Once again, like his predecessors, Jay puts a multifaceted cleverness with versatility at the forefront that allows him to completely kill it lyrically from one measure to the next when it comes to conjuring a signature sound. This sound still remains amazingly authentic and wholesome just like his other material but truly showcases a perfect balance and composure that dynamically touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving each fan a visceral and nostalgic m is why Jay‘s powerfully projectional vocal approach and beat structures are few and far between when it comes to the true inspiration behind underground Hip Hop. And if he keeps his tracks up to these standards while also raising the bar at the same time, then he’ll be going places much higher if he keeps up this kind of momentum. “Flex In Ya Face” is also an early debut album preview, so be sure to pick up the track on your favorite digital music streaming platform today so you can give it a listen yourself. You won’t be disappointed.


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Exclusive Review: THANKYOUCHASE – “Merrick Road” Debut Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of THANKYOUCHASE’s Debut Single “Merrick Road”

Hip Hop fans know that the underground is where the true magic happens. The greatest music often comes from artists that most casual fans haven’t quite heard about yet, but who are pushing hard to get their message out into the world. Brooklyn-based Hip Hop recording artist THANKYOUCHASE is a rapper on the rise who is doing exactly that with his debut single “Merrick Road,” a song he also produced and mixed himself as well.

Utilizing an atmospheric beat that encapsulates moods and textures that immediately draws you into the song, “Merrick Road” is an ambient and innovative track that really captures THANKYOUCHASE‘s craft in many effective ways that showcases his artistic merit. His sing-songy stylization with auto-tone blends that compliment his vocal structures, this track is quite an impressive feat for a debut release. It’s an anthemic first effort that will definitely leave an everlasting first impression – which in this era, is one of the most crucial parts of starting off a career on the right foot.

On top of the top-tier production value and next-level beat structure, THANKYOUCHASE‘s vocal melody choices are precise and polished, giving the listener an easy way to delve into his lyrical content. “Merrick Road” touches on subject matter that involves one-sided feelings, unrequited love and the realization that the one you love has only a cold shoulder to offer; something almost any music listener can resonate with. Most notable part of this single, without a doubt, is the chorus. It’s simple, effectively structured, and has catchiness that really reaches dangerous levels. So no matter what, you’ll be singing this one in your head repeatedly even long after it’s over. For a debut effort, it doesn’t get much better than this THANKYOUCHASE single. “Merrick Road” is available now on Apple Music, Spotify and all other digital music streaming platforms. Expect much more from this artist as 2020 continues to play out!


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