Feature Of The Month: Carbonaddy – “Holly Groove” Single

Artists can be dime-a-doze, but there is only one Carbonaddy.

This dynamic duo brings forth a pop/groove signature sound to the table that is insatiably witty, charismatically original and contains more versatility than most mainstream groups you’d hear in today’s music spectrum. A solo project conjured from quarantining during the COVID pandemic and comprised of Comp band members Wesley Jensen and Kyle Hawthorne, Carbonaddy brilliantly fuses together a stylization with a futuristic aura that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving each listener something completely fresh yet still identifiable. Utilizing an electronic-infused production style with rhythmic drum sequences and theatrical tempo changes, their newest single “Holly Groove” proves that the title lives up to the name – and grooves away throughout the song’s duration.

This track’s versatility is very apparent and encompasses several multi-layered measures between the bassy progressions and mid-to-high range duel vocals. Each element plays a crucial role in this song and has a structure that is not only clever but multifaceted as well. Diligently executed tempo changes bring additional atmospheres to the forefront, all while holding down consistency between the track’s theatrical edge. And this is perhaps not only one of the biggest charms this track has going for it, but a masterfully mixed production value as well; putting emphasis in all the right places. Wesley’s vocals have a plethora of styles and ranges utilized throughout each verse, chorus and breakdown; delivering something different each time but still letting the listener know that it is indeed the same singer pulling this all off at the same time.

Another notable component is the essence of groove this song puts forth. From solid 8th note rhythms to strong snare & bass measures, the addictively rhythmic raucous creations through the dexterous rhythm section is impossible to go unnoticed, and parallels perfectly with Wesley’s powerful and distinctive vocal textures, ranging from breathy to full-on projection. All done with clarity and precision, as well. “Holly Groove” is currently available on YouTube, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. This is one you’ll be very glad you gave a listen. You can thank us later.


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Exclusive Review: Jerry Impini – “Been Bad For Me” Single

Some musicians can truly hit it out of the park when they find their versatile niche. This is definitely one of those rare cases. Hailing from the NYC borough of Queens, classically trained pianist/vocalist and Universal Music artist Jerry Impini hits the ground running with his first ever double-dueling piano rock single, “Been Bad For Me.” A contagiously catchy and upbeat song that is brilliant in its execution and multifaceted throughout every measure; which truly showcases Jerry‘s artistic merit from start to finish.

This is definitely a track that is bound to leave an everlasting impression on you. Comprised of dynamic piano licks and multilayered vocal melodies, “Been Bad For Me” is good for the soul and puts the rock into piano like no other artist in today’s modern music spectrum. Utilizing bluesy progressions and a punchy rhythm section with solidly precise percussion, the rapid tempo changes in this track are cleverly placed and the pacing is consistent while also staying completely versatile throughout the track’s duration. The song is a true breath of fresh air for rock fans and will find this song an anthemic and atmospheric piece of music to behold.

One thing about this song is the sustainability and staying power, where the song stays with you even long after it’s over. Jerry‘s vocal delivery parallels brilliantly with the craftiness of each musical element and really delves deep into the skill set he possesses throughout the track and beyond. It’ll definitely entice you to look further into Jerry Impini‘s career, discography and musical presence altogether. Whether you’ve been a fan from the beginning or find yourself just discovering him now, “Been Bad For Me” is an absolute treat and must-listen in every way. The single is available now on Spotify, BandCamp, YouTube and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad that you gave it a listen.


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Exclusive Review: December Fades – “Say Their Names” Single

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December Fades is the musical moniker of LA-based singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Kevin Rogers. He is an eclectic musician that has created refreshing signature sound that is cathartic, radio friendly and inspiring in its own right. Since emerging onto the scene in 2015, Rogers has successfully built an insatiable fan base with his cleverly dynamic Rock and Hip Hop calibre. He has put out several releases that have created a strong buzz and continues to rise in his respective scene and its surroundings. And with the recent release of the emotionally supercharged new single “Say Their Names,” December Fades proves that his evolving style is bringing him to new levels that is taking his career to massive heights, and for very good reasons.

Delving into the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the adversity of police brutality related to it, December Fades brings forth a powerful and gripping performance with this track and holds nothing back. With a very effectively catchy piano progression and visceral vocal melodies, “Say Their Names” enters a realm of rare gems that most artists rarely ever get to. The song isn’t just brilliantly crafted, it’s also diligently executed – giving every listener a nostalgic listening experience that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. It mixes a perfect multi genre blend between 90s radio hits (when radio was actually good) and today’s mainstream Pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. You’ll be amazed at the talent and production value that this song offers, and goes far out of its way to exceed expectations in epic proportions.

December Fades‘ atmospheric mid-to-high range vocals is one of the strongest components of this song and really puts his versatile stylization to high new levels in today’s modern music realm. His vocal harmonies are strong and well placed, which never outdoes itself in any way. You can also hear the raw emotion coming from December Fades throughout the song’s duration without any production theatrics of any kind, proving that “Say Their Names” is not only a precise single, but authentic as well. It’s currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music platforms. You’ll be very glad we recommended this one.


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