Andy Michaels Shares Stunning New Release

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Singer-Songwriter Andy Michaels is at it again with his infectious new album, “Incendiary Heart,” which has us on the edge of our seats listen after listen. The artist who brings charming doses of his own eclectic and inspirational sounds to the table, offers up a collection of songs both unique and heartfelt. Throughout the record we hear an artist that is clearly making music on his own terms. Each piece is heartfelt, and well-thought out, as the instrumentation drives the lyrics home.
Standout songs for us include “Darling It Hurts, and “Humming Bird”…but make no mistake….Michaels’ songs clearly hold his own in a musical landscape that is forever shifting and moving. His vocal works offers up a dose of heaven, and each piece truly comes from his heart.
As he takes over the world, his songs have been played on radio all over the world, including Australia, USA, New Zealand, England, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Russia, and Netherlands…impressive to say the least!

A true man on a mission if you will; and with good reason. The artistry in his songs are crafted and altered to bring each piece to great new heights, making Andy Michaels a name to remember. This isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from the Australia native, as we can tell his career will show no sign of slowing down. Reminiscent of artists such as Coldplay and Pink Floyd, Michaels shows instantly that he has staying power, as he brings to the world his best release to date.
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Don Mai Treats Us to a New Single

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Don Mai releases one of our favorite singles of the Summer, “Won’t Let You Down,” and we are certainly head over heels!

The singer-songwriter brings an out a unique and flavorful sound that has him recalling artists such as Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and the classics such as Tracy Chapman. The new single is equal parts Pop driven with ambitious acoustic guitar elements which intertwine. The song creates a beautiful aura around Don Mai’s vision, as his lyrics take you on a very special journey.

Don shares of the single’s inspiration:

“I was inspired to write “Won’t Let You Down” because I was really into someone, but she had been through some bad relationships and had her walls up. Still to this day I’m not sure if she didn’t like me or if she just didn’t want to be hurt again. I was actually writing another song at the time but it wasn’t going anywhere, but as soon as I started writing this song. Everything pieced together perfectly and we even finished the whole recording in 1 day”

Don’s new single will resonate with many as it brings love and relationships to the table; proving we all have our walls in one way or another. The song brings emotional and sincere elements to the table within the lyricism, which is held up by a stunning bed of instrumentation that drives the song home. Give a listen to the new single below, and fall in love with Don Mai.

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Young Goats Come to Life on New Record

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Young Goats is a Hip Hop duo on the rise. Hailing from the City of Angels aka Los Angeles, the artists bring  a heavy dose of Urban infused music to life with their new record “Goat Life Vol 1.”

The record is filled with stunning and captivating lyrical flow as it’s held together by a steady batch of beats. Bringing in doses of a late night club vibe, Young Goats impresses with a 80s and 90s vibes laced throughout.

Standout tracks for us include “Only Need You,” which offers up a heavy dose of dancehall beats, with “Beautiful” and “Gaze On,” as top favorite contenders as well.

Made up of members Young Sauve and Goatey, the two recall the classic elements of Wyclef Jean, with the modern day fascination of artists like Drake. Truly creating a sound and vision of their own, Young Goats are not your cookie cutter group.The music and lyricism are fresh, and bring epic doses of musical greatness to the table. Produced by Jaz Williams, who helped bring the album to life, it’s safe to say that Young Goats have staying power in the modern Hip Hop scene. Their music is unique and like nothing out there you will hear today. With their heart and souls put into it, the record is equal posts poetic and catchy….jump into their world as you will be certainly surprised.

 

Check out the videos here:

Miami Nights: https://youtu.be/04WxyLg-_js
What Love Is: https://youtu.be/1D0Ro8TS6Ps

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Mark Martyre Releases Impressive New Single

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Canadian born and raised Mark Martyre is currently sharing his new single “Wait,” which premiered a couple of weeks ago via Aesthetic Magazine.
His prolific songwriting has produced 6 full-length studio albums since 2012: Down, Record (2012), London (2013), Red Letters (2014), Bluebird (2016), Rivers (2017), and Light Years (2019), as well as several live records, and bootlegs. His music has garnered critical acclaim and attention both nationally and internationally, and has earned him “Best Songwriter” and “Album of the Year” nominations. In 2019, Mark also published a collection of his poems, and has also had several poems published in online journals and literary magazines. In 2018, Mark wrote and performed music for theatre, for the play “That Moment When.”

 

 

PREMIERE ALERT: Brother Spellbinder Shares New Single “If You Change Your Mind”

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Brother Spellbinder share another epic single with the world today in the form of “If You Change Your Mind.” The group that has been making major waves with their infectious and down-to-earth tones, bring a bold and brilliant sound to the table that has our ears perked and listening. The track is from the band’s new album “We Were Children Yesterday,” which is an impressive collection of songs from the group.
“The band’s unique sound relies on dulcet cello tones, ethereal violins, lilting ukulele, both acoustic & electric lead guitar, & frenetic rhythms,” which creates a glorious and epic sound that lingers throughout. Lead singer Alzara Getz’s vocals tie the songs together with an emotional fluidity and feminine mystique come alive with the help of the band that bring the songwriting journey to life. “If You Change Your Mind,” is already one of our favorite as we head into 2019 and we can’t be more pleased!
Listen to the new single and dive into the record as a whole, here:

Video Voyeur: 3Qs with SAFFELL

Saffell has quickly become one of our favorite artists of the year with his intriguing new record, and now his glorious new video for “Be The Love That You Need.” His enchanting sound is elegantly placed with the video that brings a whole new level of life to Saffell’s buzzing sound. We caught up with Saffell regarding his new video and every detail within.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?

The initial inspiration for the song came one evening several years ago after attending the funeral of a friend who committed suicide. He was a musician and music teacher. I was in my music studio with my wife that evening and we were sharing memories of him and I was sitting and tinkering on the piano. Out of nowhere the main chorus riff just came out. The song is not about him directly but more about that despair many people feel. It’s about the endless searching outside of ourselves to fill a need that seems is never fully, authentically fulfilled until we are comfortable in our own skin and can know our self worth beyond just the ego. Its just a reminder for my own self as much as anything. As far as why I chose to visualize this video, that was a hard decision because I would love to make a video for all 13 songs on the new album. I gave the film director 3 song options and asked which was more inspiring to him because I wanted his creativity involved as well. We settled on “Be The Love”, and at the time I did not have a story plan for the video yet, that would come later.

 

What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?
The inspiration behind the visuals was to use visual metaphor to show the critical, negative self- talk that can go on in our minds and create our own hell. The women on either side of me while I’m sitting represents those incessant conscious or unconscious thought like, “You’ll never make it”, “Your not good enough”, “What the hell did you do that for?”, and so on. Bringing the candle to their feet represents bringing awareness and attention to those thoughts and consciously witnessing what is going on inside of us. And then that awareness leading to more perspective, seeing more clearly as represented by finding my way up the ladder and into “the light” as I go up to the roof. There are of course many more subtitles and complexities to this kind of journey toward healing. My own journey is still a work in progress. But I have faced a lot of my own demons and wanted to try and use visuals to show a piece of that.

What was the process of making this video?

We shot the entire video in one day at an empty warehouse in Oakland Ca. Their were 7 of us that day, the director, Jamie DeWolf, the lighting designer Cody Martin, the drone and steady cam operator, Adam Parmalee, the two dancers Emily Cox and Alyssa Decarro, myself and my wife Lara who helped in all manner of smaller logistics. About two weeks before the video shoot the whole story line came to me all at once. I even got involved in making a list of specific shot angles because I could see what I wanted so clearly in my head. I met with the dancers ahead of time to work out what would be happening in the video and they came up with a lot of great ideas. I also met with the director ahead of time and we made plan of how to get all the shots we wanted. He was great because he knew what was actually possible verses some of my ideas which sounded good but were not doable on my budget. It was a very full and very busy day of shooting to try and get through all the shots. I didn’t realize until we were shooting that my list of ideas to capture was a bit ambitious. This was February and it was freezing inside the warehouse. We would shoot for a few minutes with the girls in their dresses and in-between my wife would run over and bring them big coats while the film crew changed a lens or discussed some logistical matter. But everyone stayed in good spirits and we worked as a team. We shot in several locations inside the warehouse as well as outside and on the roof. While we were shooting in one scene, Cody the lighting designer would be running and hustling to set up lighting for the next scene to shoot in another space. Everyone worked really hard and for me it was fun to see how a real film crew operated. There were a few things that didn’t work, like the shot where I was going to drop or throw a candle in a glass vase and catch the breakage in slow motion. After setting up all the lighting and all the cameras (which is a lot of work) to capture the shot, the glass vase bounced and then broke but out of frame of the camera because it bounced to far away. There was no back up vase so you just move on to the next shot. Then there is the process of editing which is a massive job trying to take all this footage and assemble it into a cohesive story. I met with Jamie the director a few times to weigh in on some of the editing. In the process you find certain shots you spent a lot of work on can’t be used due to some logistical error, like when the flying drone camera got too close to me, its motor was so loud I couldn’t hear the backing track of the song and my singing would get out of sync, so the footage gets tossed. I actually enjoy the editing process, I am the type that can withstand that kind of attention to detail for hours on end. All in all everyone involved did a great job and it was definitely a collective effort. I am happy with the results and hope people enjoy it.