The album encapsulates the issues of today, politically & socially, and does so in a passionate & original, recognisable way. Equal and Opposite is, it turns out, the perfect name for the album.
Holly Zell has something quite special & currently very unique about her writing & her musical approach in general, not to mention an unstoppable, ever-impressive singing voice. So many stages await this kind of talent & genuine love for performance.
Inches From Sin write and perform from the heart, so regardless of genre, it’s a song that connects in a natural, believable way. Furthermore, though the topic is clearly personal & unique in story-line to the songwriters, it’s presented here in a somewhat vague, widely accessible manner.
This album has the power to take you somewhere else for a while – maybe to the lake-side motorcycle festival, or the depths of the West country for an all nighter at the bar with some live bands. It’s a mighty collection & would make for a fitting, refreshing gift for those who’ve almost lost faith in the future of classic blues rock & roll.
Lil Tomahawk offers a laid back approach to modern hip hop, fusing rap and melody in a carefree way that suits the simple echo and loop of the musical backdrop pretty well.
An interesting concept draws you over to this song – it sounds humorous at first, and strangely familiar, but the track actually evolves to be a genuinely heart felt outpouring of love, loyalty, and desperation.
Being able to work with Beyoncé was an incredible experience. When it comes to my approach to music, she always says to be true to yourself especially with the music I am writing. For me, I always want my music to be real & something that I have experienced.
The sound is crisp & colorful, and although there are many layers to the soundscape, the original emotion & authenticity of the idea & the human voice have been highlighted at every step. The electronic ambiance takes nothing away from the organic realness & positivity, so you get the best of both worlds.
State Royale are walking their own creative pathway, taking hints of influence from various places but essentially sticking to their guns and the intended message and vibe they wish to portray.
“I would tell artists to become resourceful, be mindful of your business, leverage your network & have fun. Join organizations, listen to music business podcasts. Find the way that works best for you in order to learn & arm yourself with information that can help you in your journey.”
Having toured with the likes of Beenie Man & Jimmy Cliff, Mullings’ experience & connection to the arts is unquestionable. On this track, his skills meet with the simple good vibes of the reggae genre, bringing together a free-flowing guitar solo & a lightly uplifting soundscape.
What appears at first as a fitting and simple addition to the world’s hip hop, later evolves to be something more of a connection to a thoughtful, skillful individual – something fresh to find solace in.