Her relentless creativity, unapologetic bluntness, and sincere storytelling are as inspiring as they are wholly original. Once I Was Loved, Acousticmaddie’s latest single, sees her unique style of sound art continuing to push the idea of music as creative expression.
Fusing the classic unity of a reggae vibe with superb songwriting is always something Jah Cure succeeds at masterfully. In this case, the song presents a sense of consciousness and a simultaneous ray of light that listeners can feel drawn to and reassured by when times get tough
What first emerges here as a simple folk sound, soon shows its true colors as a much more broadly influenced, heartfelt and warm presentation of stunning songwriting. Justin has built this with intention, and you can hear the various layers and intricacies emerging one by one as you make your way through the short collection.
“I’d like to be honest in this, no layers, no filters – no formulas either to attract people for an easy listening. I’ll be appreciated though, from the true music listeners.”
It’s not all that often anymore that you come across a thoroughly refreshing, original sounding indie act that leads with impressively unique yet humble songwriting. Enter ABOUTMEEMO, an indie artist with a sound that’s quickly recognizable as being his.
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.
Josh Elliott’s creative angle is one of a sort of humble artistry, there’s a story to be told, a feeling to be dealt with, and he lets the music do all of that on his behalf.
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.
Although he grew up in Germany, Georg embodies the spirit of country music better than most southerners. His lyrics and his stories are the main focus of his music, and This Ain’t My First Rodeo is a perfect example of that.
Justin Magnaye drives with an impressively soulful RnB vocal on top of a lightly funky, trip-hop-style beat for this single All Time Low.
That voice is one that never grows tiresome – the sort of raspy yet deep & hypnotic vocal you only stumble upon once or twice in a decade. As the lyrics evolve, the performance intensifies & subsequently falls away, and this progression from the lows to the highs & back is what gives the song this snake-like quality as it slowly surrounds you.