NYC’s IamOaks leads with a superb soundscape and a quickly addictive vocal rhythm on this track – throw in a smooth and memorable hook, a story-line that appeals to ambition and self-belief, and The Weekend is precisely the good-vibes track the upcoming summer months need.
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Fusing relevant elements of gospel music with those from various other genres and walks of life, the track manages to encapsulate the issues at the heart of such a tragedy – in a manner that screams out for togetherness and for an end to catastrophic division.
The sound is his, dramatic guitars and drums, expressive structures. Meanwhile multiple impressive melodies and riffs help build a sense of variety and offer anthem after anthem of soulful soft rock.
Structurally the track showcases a job well done – both in terms of the production and the artist’s own performance. A live show is likely to be where things burst into brightness all the more notably, but as a recording the track is perfect for bringing those somewhat nostalgic dance-pop vibes that were so prominent just a decade or so ago.
The verses vary in pace & passion, sometimes fitting in with the laid back ambiance, other times taking the heat & energy of the writing to the absolute maximum & really letting listeners know what they’re dealing with.
Right from this offset this release has such good vibes. The rhythm & lightness, that dance-hall or reggae-fusion feel, it lays the ambiance effectively & this is all backed up & enhanced by a considerably genuine, warm sounding leading voice.
It’s infectious to hear two guitars & bass playing the same thing that a drummer in a dance band would normally play. It’s also really exciting to be playing jazz & have folks dance to it.
The music industry has changed so much & most artists aren’t interested in creating full-length albums anymore. I believe that life & music is a journey told one song at a time, one chapter at a time. Satellites is our manifestation of that belief.
Winds & Walls are a sibling duo crafting undeniably unique musical soundscapes, complete with poetic, emotional songwriting, presented under a gorgeously smooth & colourful light.
Bringing together a distinctly dreamlike array of songs driven with an emotionally connected leading voice, presenting each concept & melody in a way that really opens the music up to a string of new audiences.
Capturing beautifully the precise energy & realness of their vast experiences as street performers, this self titled EP from New York six piece The Good Morning Nags offers audiences an authentic, uplifting experience.
Endearingly delicate & real – the lyrical honesty, the vulnerability in the voice, the organic softness of the surrounding, supporting instrumentation.