The project ultimately reflects upon the role of the self, the weight of a life learning things through turmoil and blessing combined. There’s plenty to unpack lyrically, and fortunately the beauty and character of these four tracks allows for an easy re-entry to listen to time and again.
Instantly likable, catchy and engaging, and beautifully dedicated to a young rockstar named Elton, People Like You is not only a soulful anthem to celebrate the wonder of life, but an evocatively personal look at the happiness one specific person has brought to our protagonist.
“It´s very important to find the right musicians. For this one I hired almost every musician and engineer from fiverr.com and send files back an forth online.”
St Louis country rockers Midwest Avenue bring the beauty of a live band straight through the airwaves, for the 14-track original album Moon Goes Down.
Noting lyrics that read like a poem yet rain down with the pace and grit of pop-punk, Life is Beautiful hits as if a nostalgic pop-rock anthem from a simpler era – only with a welcomed edge of literary reflection that really raises the bar.
Honest indie-rock blending warmth of writing and tone – Spike Ivory delivers a heartfelt anthem of pop-rock purity and colour, for Outside Looking In.
Introducing a sensational Celtic Folk anthem blending musical brilliance with passionate conviction and political depth, European Festival legends Brophy’s Law deliver a boldly evocative, catchy and poignant anti-war single, for Stand Together.
American Gothic is an audio adventure not unlike a movie as it plays out in full. Mighty songwriting and musicianship, unparalleled composition and performance, intriguing and contemplative stories, all uniting both darkness and sheer fun throughout a timelessly enjoyable album of originals.
“I do not see myself as a budding star, just somebody who wants to share his songs with everybody.”
The lyrics feel incredibly unique, unorthodox yet still profoundly relatable – a line walked with faultless ability from McKay.
Canadian Indie Folk gems Campfire Sigh light up the room in an instant, with the multi-layered harmonies and soulful organic embrace of their latest EP Mother Brown & Other Assorted Chestnuts.
As things progress, we delve into the topic with increasing passion, the doors opening wide to reveal a clear sense of self-discovery and longing that’s beautifully inspirational.