“I’m doing this for “me”, not a record deal. I’m not rolling the dice to “make it big”, so that takes away from the stress of it, and allows me to maintain the joy of making music. But I’m still pursuing an audience.”
The Grind is a great song, intentional and clear-cut in its purpose – fresh yet easy to connect with and relate to. The song is fun, performed with passion and a sincere love for the art-form, mildly theatrical and entertaining in every way possible – yet at the same time, still firmly and authentically rooted in that raw, real and hypnotic Americana sound that is so very easy to get on-board with.
Dust is a raw and beautifully raucous country-rock track that pays an emotional tribute to the harsh reality of life as a cowboy. As is always the way with Rob Georg’s music, the song deals with the real world – real feelings, honesty, passion and struggle.
It’s a simple song, but it works – everything is on point – effective riffs, minimalism, realness, fun; the makings of a smooth hit are there. A great song and one with a fairly timeless quality.
Bud Summers combines detailed story-telling with a simple and spacious blues backdrop and some quickly familiar melodies on this new project Hard Lessons.
Fresh from their project Road Trip Mixtape, Stories is a song that introduces The Jon Johns as a band with a beautifully heartfelt approach to songwriting and performance.
The Wonder EP in full is a joy to have in your life. Rather than a playlist to explore for the sake of the artist, it’s one worth exploring for the sake of you – the music fan.
The UK’s own The Firefly’s bring together great music and good hearts on this latest, upcoming album Only Us, Northern Lights. The 45 minute record makes for an uplifting journey, a playlist of bright tracks with connected ideas and stunning musicianship.
The @if’s latest release reacts to 2019’s National Women’s Day, on March 8th. The song quickly brings through the band’s unmistakable creativity, offering a slightly Americana-inspired musicality and a rather heavy anthem that’s quickly memorable. The @if’s approach to this song is seemingly to address feminism from, as implied by the title, the perspective of … Continued
Do yourself a favor, whether you typically like this kind of music or not, give this album a listen. I guarantee you’ll end up a fan.
With this fine balance between character and skill, and that softly hypnotic rasp to the voice, this project will hopefully fast-track Damian Sage to his rightful position as a widely appreciated artist.
Thirteen Days is a refreshingly thoughtful bit of writing, with a widely accessible folk sound. It’s an easily enjoyable and reflective single, and the video gives it the majestic and soulful visual glow it deserves.