We’ve had The Harmalators duo on our platform before, and they have yet to do disappoint. Since that time, the elite Californi-natives have put together another plethora of colorfully eclectic songs with top notch production value and songwriting technique versatility – some which have landed them in award/charting positions. Comprised of eight amazingly blissful textures and structures that melodically soar throughout the musical landscape, the two brothers in The Harmalators have truly hit it out of the park with their 8-track collective, titled ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike‘, an exercise in innovation, thoroughness, blissfulness and so much more that’ll captivate your musical aura and ambience.
Opening track “Love On Fire” really emphasizes their vocal melody approach, all while keeping that indie feel at the forefront with several facets of different instruments playing their respective roles. Each vocalist really helps enhance the other and you can tell that their togetherness and solidification really puts the melody strength into the writing structure in its entirety. It’s a brilliant intro to the album that will easily entice you to listen to the duration of the record in its entirety.
“Where Would I Be Without You” is a much more simple listen but is undeniably a much more basic structure – and that is held to the highest regard. It’s a shorter song, one that is easily to take in as a classic, and could definitely be heard as an intro to one of those 90s sitcoms (a GOOD one, by the way). Another facet of this track is to find it impossible to get it out of your head. From its title track lyrics, addictive melody structure and just overall charming presence with its well-put-together.
Overall, ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike’ insatiably showcase both brothers’ strongest points in both production and performance value in ways that entice any listener to hear what they’ve put together over the years together and solo-wise as well. They’ve put out a small catalogue of their innovative gems in the past foür😝 its time, but this 8-track collection of highly-produces bliss will definitely turn some heads; especially when an album like this is in the band’s arsenal.
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If this is the first time you’ve heard the first time you’ve heard The Harmalators, then it definitely won’t be the last!
LA’s Randy Wilde is no ordinary artist, but more of a manifestation of both passion and musicianship alike. The bass guitar and songwriting pioneer over many years has diligently made his rounds in the industry, garnering a two-time nomination for the Best Bassist category at the LA Music Music Awards and has worked/performed alongside industry heavyweights like Chaka Khan, Louis Johnson, Boo-Ya, T.R.I.B.E. and many others. Now with his solo career off the ground, Randy has brought his masterfully crafted signature sound to the forefront and quickly began hitting the ground running after the release of his first single “Whatcha Gonna Do”, an anthemic, multi layered Alt-Rock track with a 90s sensibility that delivers both nostalgia with its aura and freshness with its innovative textures.
Released last year as his debut single, “Whatcha Gonna Do” comes out swinging with Randy’s smooth bass lines and punchy slaps, giving the rhythm section a strong foundation to really put the song into cruise control. Inspired by the many controversial events of 2020, Randy’s message in this track speaks for itself with the song’s anchor hook “whatcha gonna do when you make a change?” It’s an upbeat chorus that really has that staying power to stay with you even long after it’s over. It’s an inspiring song that could influence change. But the song is also just as strong with its many crucial musicianship factors. Randy’s distinctive mid-range vocal style diligently parallels the multi layered and well-put-together melody choices. Every lead instrument from guitars to keys plays a vital role in this song and effectively showcases several angles of Randy’s songwriting ability. It’s a next-level single that really proves just how next-level Randy is altogether
So with Randy setting the bar high for himself, he knew he would have to deliver on the goods once again, if not more so this time around to maintain the momentum and enhance it at the same time. So he did just that with his recent follow-up single “Rise Up”, another strong track with a strong message of unity, positive change and rising up to make it happen. Randy again serves up his signature crafty bass riffs and really shows an effective sense of subtlety in the verses. We again have an anthemic chorus that has several crucial layers and a vocal delivery of catchy melody choices and diligently structured measures throughout the song’s duration. It’s an exceptional follow up to Randy’s debut single that really brings out his musical authenticity and artistic merit.
Both of these singles will be on Randy Wilde’s upcoming EP, which has garnered strong anticipation since the songs hit the market. His influences include Prince, Jimi Hendrix and his love for Funk and Rock is a major presence in both songs, but is executed in a way that encompasses Randy’s authentic approach. These tracks will leave an undeniable impression on you and will definitely entice every listener to delve deep into his career and discography for many years to come. You can listen to both singles now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.
South Carolina’s Heather Smith began hitting the ground running in the Country Music realm in 2018 with her debut album “A Brand New Start”, a spiritual Gospel/Country record that introduces her captivatingly catchy and distinctive signature sound which garnered her an insatiable buzz upon release. That same year, she followed up with her sophomore album “The Gift Of Love”, a second anthemic record that further manifested her style and artistic merit altogether, amassing a wider fan base and a multitude of new listeners that would immediately draw into her catchy catalogue of wholesome and spiritual Country songs with the same Gospel factor that made her debut release just as effective; proving that her talent and hard work perfectly parallels her passion to make memorable and impressionable music that any fan of the Country genre could enjoy.
Now in 2021, with several successful releases under her belt, Heather Smith has put together “Took My Breath Away”, a catchy new single that encompasses her musical aura and presence in the world of Country that showcases her graceful vocal delivery, diligent songwriting ability and her distinctive recipe for vocal melody choices that truly capture her versatility. This single has top-of-the-line production value that parallels Heather’s performance on this release, brilliantly blending a classic country approach with today’s more modern sensibility. It’s a track that could easily be heard on today’s more prominent Country radio stations and could easily draw comparisons to today’s biggest Country stars.
One major factor of Heather’s new single however is the staying power – the ability to stay with you even long after it’s over. It’s a track that will easily get passed around among today’s biggest fans of the Country genre, and you could definitely see a rising artist like her on tour with some of the genre’s more successful artists in the Country music circuit. With the success of her releases and top-notch production value that accompanies them, she’s on her way to doing just that – and so much more. Heather Smith has really raised the bar with “Took My Breath Away” not just for herself, but for the genre altogether. She’s definitely not an artist to sleep on by any means, she’s making major headway with her career and now would be a good time to get to know her before she makes it to the world stage. The single is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.