UK’s Saskia Vese has been dominating the Country Music spectrum these last couple years with her charismatic vocals, stunning good lucks, wholesomely catchy lyrics and an artistic merit that has been very consistently versatile. Her single “Say Hello” hit the ground running immediately, being featured as “Song Of The Week,” then quickly upgraded to “Song Of The Month” in the prominent US Radio circuit. The skyrocketing track was also used as a theme song for another radio station and also began climbing the Country Music charts in the UK and EU, igniting a fire for the song’s popularity as a fan requested favorite. These past few weeks, she grabbed the industry’s attention again with her highly anticipated single “Headlights,” which amassed an insatiable following in the Country Music community and garnered sever positive reviews and critical acclaim since the track dropped on July 12th.
Now, relentlessly keeping her momentum thriving at locomotive speeds regardless of the barriers created by the COVID virus, Saskia proves once again that nothing can stand in her way when it comes to keeping her career climbing to new heights. Her follow-up single “Good Girl” has been fully written, tracked, mastered and is ready to be unleashed throughout the Country Music world and beyond, and this time she has really raised the bar. While her past singles have showcased her artistry in a way that has delved into her growth, ideas, thoughts, lyrical concepts and everything else an artist goes through – “Good Girl” truly captures a dynamically fun side to Saskia’s writing style and takes us through a journey of a heart, mind and soul of a good girl looking for a bad boy; the type of scenario almost any young lady in her teens and twenties could resonate with by putting this song in their own shoes while sharing their own stories of a story all too familiar – chasing the bad boys!
“Good Girl” right from the beginning kicks in to high gear with a Bluesy guitar riff that sprinkles in that Country edge that Saskia’s music is identifiably known for and completely encapsulates her distinctive signature sound we’ve all come to know and love since her first single. Featuring story-telling vocals with diligent additives of upper 3rd harmonies to compliment each measure, Saskia immediately shows the listener from the very first verse that she has a story to tell and an arsenal of vocal skills to showcase. The chorus in this single is powerful, wholesomely presented and comes together in a way that fully embraces Saskia’s unwavering knack for multilayered and multifaceted vocal projections. Her stylistic mid-to-high range is performed solidly without any post production additives and is brilliantly executed just like her previous singles where her authenticity remains at the forefront. Her band on this song provides tightly-knit rhythmic verses, exuberant drum and bass fills accompanied by a lead guitar and key section that emphasizes every measure of this song. The instrumentally-perfected unified unit of renowned pro musicians truly bring out the best of Saskia’s vocal approach and even heighten her potential throughout the song’s duration.
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!
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 outin 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 hecomes 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 versatilityat the forefront that allows him to completely kill it lyrically from one measure to the next when it comes toconjuring a signature sound. This sound still remains amazingly authentic and wholesome just like his other material but trulyshowcases a perfect balance and composure that dynamically touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving each fan a visceral and nostalgic m iswhy Jay‘s powerfully projectional vocal approach and beat structures are few and far betweenwhen 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.
Very few artists can truly tackle the creativity and precision like recording artist David Cummins with his album/LP ‘Reflections.’ Reminiscent of a more energetic Pink Floyd vibe, this tightly knit 11-track juggernaut is magnificently versatile with a signature sound that has innovative multi-layers, but still remains consistent with its structures and dynamic use of several instruments to articulate its artistic merit. And that’s why doing a deep dive into David‘s album is not only interesting, but rewarding as well.
If this is the first time giving David Cummins a listen, then you’re in for quite a ride. Each track has a unique presence of balance and composure that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving the listener nostalgic callbacks to previous Progressive Rock eras, but at the same time, offering up something fresh and new that stands out on its own and really grasps its own flavorful textures. With impressively dynamic use of synths and keys throughout each song, along with solidly smooth crunchy guitar leads to parallel the atmospheric rhythm section, David Cummins voice is presented in a way that’s effective, clean and magically ambient with the additional harmonies throughout every vocal melody choice that is utilized. His mid-range vocals are perfect for this album’s vibes and really showcase his integrated use of harmonies and transitions, but it’s something you really need to hear to believe. It’s an intense ride into atmosphere and melodic soundscapes, and truly gives you a soothing listening experience with several elements to take in as the album’s duration plays out.
One track that really stands out is the more upbeat “Caterpillar Eyes,” which features Calum Robertson (who performs on several tracks on this record). This groovy and synth-driven track is doused with beautiful dual guitar work, multifaceted use of piano/keys and poetic lyrics that really adds to the song’s overall atmosphere. The futuristic production value and intelligently crafted transitions make “Caterpillar Eyes” one of the most notable on this album, and is truly thought provoking upon the first listen. Overall, ‘Reflections’ is an album that will definitely be analyzed by musicians and producers in the years to come, and beloved by those who get ahold of this record. It’s honestly unlike anything you’ll hear in today’s era of contemporary artists and really raises the bar for other artists truly trying to capture a masterpiece of atmosphere and versatility like David Cummins craft in ‘Reflections.’ The album is currently available on Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. We can’t recommend this one highly enough.
Norwegian dance-pop sensation K-Syran invites you to liberate yourself from lockdown lethargy with the release of her uplifting new single, “Search for the Hero.” An exuberant, dance-infused reimagining of the 1994 M People track, K-Syran’s rendition of “Search for the Hero” serves as a rallying cry to celebrate the extraordinary strength, kindness and resilience of everyday heroes. With Covid-19 making studio time an impossibility, the song – and its accompanying video – was recorded at K-Syran’s home in Switzerland. K-Syran said:
“Recently, we’ve all had to search for that little hero within ourselves. To see over 100 people participating in the video for this song – each from their own homes across the world – is a beautiful testament to idea. I hope it spreads a little joy and encourages everyone to keep moving forwards to the better times that lie ahead.”
Offering a glimmer of hope amongst the cancellation of music festivals, Eurovision and hundreds of Pride events, on Saturday, June 20th, 2020, a preview of “Search for the Hero” was livestreamed as part of Virtual Pride: a 7-hour online party featuring dozens of artists and DJs.
Dan Thomas, who produced and remixed the song, said:
“Around the world people have to search for their inner hero, to collectively overcome a global pandemic. We will come out the other end of this stronger and more connected than ever before – we will each become our own heroes.”
K-Syran’s new single “Search for the Hero” is out now on Intimacy Records, and is available on all streaming platforms.