Video Voyeur: 3Qs with Frantic Romantic

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Frantic Romantic quickly become our favorite band this Fall with the release of their new video “Among the Stars.” Themed with ‘Day of the Dead’ elements, the group outdoes themselves not only musically but visually as well. With bursts of color and darkness, Frantic Romantic will have you intrigued within first listen and view. We had the chance to catch up with the group for a very special Video Voyeur, below.

1. Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
When we wrote this record, We as a group had suffered some losses. I know specifically the lyrics to this song, are about Michael’s former band mate and friend passing away, but the bigger theme in the song is also coming to terms with the idea that as we move forward in our lives, we are powerless against change, we move for our careers, or relationships, and we lose touch of things from our childhood, friends, places etc. and when we don’t realize that, till those things are gone, and we’re left missing something that use to be.

2. What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
I feel like the visuals are fitting, it’s an homage to what is left behind, much like what is celebrated on “Dia de Los Muertos “, where in the Mexican culture, we honor our loved ones we lost. I’ve always had a deep connection to my Mexican roots, being that my parents were Mexican immigrants, and I was fortunate enough to get to know Mexico well as a child. As far as the story line, Chris conceptualized the heist element, to me it feels a little reminiscent of movies like “killing them softly “, but with the make up and lighting to make it memorable.
3. What was the process of making this video?
We had been filming a bunch of videos for this new record, with all that creative energy, we got inspired to take this project on, and really just shotgun the process. We had our cinematographer friend Brian Godoy Palma come and physically shoot and conceptualize the look, and help with set design. We had another friend Ana Palacios, come and assist with the make up design. Then we just focused on capturing the performance, and telling the story. It was a long processor, but because it was something we did with our own hands, it was rewarding when we wrapped.

Listen to “Among the Stars” on Spotify:

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Find Frantic Romantic Online:

Website: https://franticromanticmusic.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranticRomanticMusic408

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRMusic408

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/franticromanticmusic/

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Niki Kennedy Shares “The Weather Up There” Out Today!

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New Zealand songstress Niki Kennedy just dropped her debut EP, The Weather Up Here. The 5-song reflection presents the highs and lows of life following her journey of love and self acceptance. At 16, Niki moved to Toronto, Canada to become a part of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. This big move and academy has clearly brought out her amazing artistry and the evidence is in the music.

 

Her first single off the EP is called “Cheque, Please” is a jazzy-pop track filled with crisp melodies and sweet sounds.The song gives off amazing vibes all around. Her voice is sultry and smooth, and it is clear how well trained she is lyrically and vocally.

 

A track we love on this EP is “I’m Your Girl.” The song is beautiful from start to finish. From the piano chords to Niki’s sweet voice, the song is an absolute work of art The ballad is about a past lover and hoping the memories shared are cherished on both end of the relationship. The song hits home and the lyrics really speak to us.

 

The Weather Up here is an amazing debut EP and we are beyond excited to see what’s in store for the talented Niki Kennedy.

 

Connect with Niki and grab the new record, here:

https://www.nikikennedy.ca

https://www.facebook.com/nikikennedyca

https://twitter.com/nikikennedyca

https://www.instagram.com/nikikennedyca/

Watch This Video On Human Rights & Gun Control and Please Go Out and VOTE.

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“Colors In A Dream” is a new single released by Alan Scott Band. The video that came along with it holds a very important message today – November 6, 2018.

It seeks to spark a change and motivate people to head to the polls.

 

The videos main focus points are human rights and gun control.

It features many political activists that we have all seen in the media, including Manuel Oliver – father of the late Joaquin Oliver who was a victim of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Parts of the were filmed at a handful of important events, including at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

 

We encourage you to watch the video and go vote.

Connect with Alan Scott Band:

http://www.alanscottband.com/

facebook.com/alanscottbandofficial

twitter.com/alanscottband

instagram.com/alanscottband

 

The Hate Club Get “Unplugged” On New EP

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The Hate Club kick off the week with a stunning EP, “The Hate Club Unplugged Pt. 1.”  Fronted by musician Alex Poe, for the release he offers up stripped down acoustic versions of songs from “Misfits,” and “Space Born” ; two notable releases that won over our eardrums right from the get-go.

The 5-song releases is a nice treat for the ears, as it give a whole new dimension and feel for each song. Featuring standout singles such as “One Mile Away,” in another form, it skillfully shows Poe’s talents as both as songwriter and performer. Whether acoustic or electronic The Hate Club will make your draw drop as you dive in a bit deeper into the alluring sounds.

The Hate Club releases “The Hate Club Unplugged Pt.1” out today via all digital outlets.

Tracklist:
1. Hello, My Friend
2. Poison
3. One Mile Away
4. Fire
5. Little by Little

Heather Gruber Unveils Upcoming Record

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Heather Gruber is an artist steadily on the rise, and with her bold new record in tow “Dance into the Desert,” she gears up for November 30th release. Currently circulating her new single “Stepped Outside,” it is the perfect first glimpse we get into the world of Gruber’s vibrant song-crafting. On the album we hear an artist that is creating music on her own terms.

 

As “Stepped Outside” drew me in with prominent lyrics and instrumentation, she carried the piece alongside the gorgeous track “Dancing on the Edge.” On the record she blends strong elements of Indie, Folk, Rock and Pop, as she quickly proves she has staying power.

For fans of artists such as Regina Spektor and John Mayer, Gruber is ready to play for the masses. On the album she stands out with songs such as “Letting Go” and “Ready or Not,” as each piece ties elegantly into the next.

We are eager to hear more from the charming artist in the months to come, as she is gearing up for her best year ever.

Listen to Heather Gruber, here:

Stepped Outside

Dancing On The Edge
Connect with Heather Gruber via:

Instagram
Twitter
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Youtube Channel
Spotify

 

Elza Releases a Delightful Treat, “Nothing’s Wrong,” Out Today!

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Hailing from Canada meet your new favorite artist…Elza. Today sees the release of her new album “Nothing’s Wrong,” and it’s safe to say we are head over heels. Influenced by artists such as PJ Harvey, Bat For Lashes and Portishead, the sultry songwriter adds her own elements of musical goodness into the mix.
As a solo artist Elza puts on many hats for the record including writer, composer, arranger and producer. A true labor of love the record took the artist over 2 years to fully complete. The result is a gorgeously crafted collection of songs that leaves our hearts beating a little faster.
 Standout singles on the record include the acclaimed “Swayed,” which entices your ears further into the record, and “Moonlight and I” which kick the album off with a bang.
 Throughout it is evident that her strong songwriting and performing skills create a charming masterpiece that will stand the test of time.
“Nothing’s Wrong” is out today, November 2.
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