Beginning with the beautifully uplifting, energizing folk-pop offering that is Pour It On, immediately we’re gifted with strength of song-writing, soulful & expressive vocals, and pristine production.
Driving with absolute strength of song-writing and a beautifully crisp, organic pop-rock set-up, Alex Su’s Open Call engages and uplifts in a gorgeously classic fashion.
Comparison is the lifeblood of most reviews, but apart from the nods to other artists and songs already mentioned above, Astoria sits quite comfortably in a an alt-country / rock / folk pocket all on its own. Leo Harmonay sounds very comfortable and accomplished in that skin and the breadth of his vision is impressive indeed.
Superb acoustic guitar work guides us into this stylish alternative folk album from artist and songwriter Nate Newburn.
Creatively taking its time to build & envelop listeners entirely, Crimson Calamity’s single Ghost proves an artistic & deeply emotive hit of story & song, with a powerful sense of humanity & depth at its core.
An absolute anthem of a folk-pop hit – you can’t help but get swept away on the brightness & positivity of the whole thing.
Stunning, in short – a completely unique take on contemporary songwriting & performance, with a level of theatre & imaginative art that proves distinctly gripping, and increasingly likeable with each revisit to the song.
Country warmth and quality songwriting unite for this instantly likeable new single from Karen Lee Batten.
Driving with a brilliantly free creative reach, Isaiah Mclaughlin’s second EP Revolution kicks into gear with an appropriate fusion of industrial rhythms and a notably contemporary vocal-tone and production finish.
A powerful song of longing & uncertainty – questioning the listener, calling out for help, and provoking a deeper level of consideration for those struggling to connect.
Capps loses himself in the moment with these songs, because, as the EP seems to explain, he lost a huge part of his life and his personality in experiencing the horrors of war.
Things soon progress from good to great on the songwriting front, ultimately resulting in a realm that feels partly pop-rock inspired & partly of the Elliott Smith-esque contemplative writing style.