Charlie Castell’s New Original Christmas Song is The Joy and Peace We All Need This Christmas

English-born indie pop-rock singer/songwriter, now based in Los Angeles, writes his songs with a deep meaning being it. He fuses the guitar driven styles of artists like Radiohead and Oasis, the acoustics and orchestrations of Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran, with the classical songwriting of Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, and Burt Bacharach.

Inspired by love and seeing the world around him, his Christmas song, “We’ll Have a Christmas,” has a “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” meets “Last Christmas” meets “Merry Xmas (The War is Over)” vibe to it. “We’ll Have a Christmas” was born from the pandemic, after Charlie noticed all the injustice, hate, and anger the world began to grow, but specifically the United States.

“Over the last four years, I’ve got more and more involved with work to make the US a more loving and tolerant place; to elect leaders who make policies that help people,” shares Charlie. “For those of us working in this space, it’s been so hard to find peace, when so many public figures are just trying to create anger and hate. Add to that a global pandemic, and we’ve lived through maybe the most difficult years of our lives. I wanted a song that brought back the lovely warm feelings of Christmas, and gave people the freedom to relax and find peace again at the end of another very difficult and tragic year. That no matter what was going on, we could come together and find peace at Christmas.”

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Charlies hope to spread peace and love throughout this country and the world by way of his music. The pandemic has made everyone’s lives more difficult already. He encourages others to feel joy during this holiday season. Listen to “We’ll Have a Christmas” now.

You can find Charlie Castell via:
Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // YouTube // Spotify // Soundcloud

Working Class Hussys Recent Single “Elaine” Catches Attention

Working Class Hussys have released a brand new single, “Elaine,” which offers up a delicious blend of alternative rock and Americana music. 

It is a catchy tune with upbeat guitar chords, and stand out vocals from lead singer Ian Patrick Gentles. “Elaine” is the first song in a while since their last album release “Diesel Tunes” in 2014. 

About “Elaine”, Gentles says: 

“ “Elaine” was written while revisiting the neighborhood I lived in as a child. Much of it today 

seemed neglected and run down, and I was reminiscing about how great it was as a child to be able to roam free about the town with friends all day long – a stark contrast to the children that grow up in today´s protective society.¨

Working Class Hussys can be described as a fusion of sound, from Southern Heartland music, alternative rock and Americana. Some of their influences include Marty Balin, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Burt Bacharach. Comparisons have been made with Weezer, The Beatles and Tom Petty music. 

Listen to “Elaine” and you will be transported on a journey of refreshing modern rock.  

Stay current with Working Class Hussys on their website www.workingclasshussys.com and on social media channels Facebook and Instagram.  

Stream music on YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud. 

The Future is Certainly Calling for Todd Omohundro

Singer-Songwriter Todd Omohundro recently released his Original Jazz Rock album, The Future is Calling. His unique melodies and poetic, yet poignant lyrics are what make the album whole.

Todd Omohundro has sung with Pink, Chicago, Broadway Stars, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, taught music to thousands of kids as a Pennsylvania Public School Music Teacher (directed 8 Broadway Jr. school musicals) and the musical journey continues! Todd was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. As a little boy he was ALWAYS enraptured with music… 

In 1977, Todd O saw Chicago perform in Hershey Pennsylvania and stood right in front of Terry Kath and basically had a mystical experience. He knew right then he wanted to be a musician who fused together jazz, rock, pop, classical and world music styles that gave people a joy in their souls that is magical! Other major influences were seeing Billy Joel and Sting at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, seeing River Dance in London with Michael Flatley before it hit big and performing at A Dueling Piano bar at 8th & Market Streets in Philadelphia for 5 years. Todd O has performed over 6000 times the last 25 years while being a public school music teacher including singing with the legendary jazz-rock group Chicago, Pink, The Philly Pops Festival Chorus and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Todd currently teaches in the Wissahickon School District, doing music theater, a drum line, chorus, strings and a school rock band. Todd has experienced a very rich musical life. Todd is a member of the Broadway Dreams Music Theater Community and even played a “detective” extra in the movie Law Abiding Citizen starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.

Find Todd Omohundro via his Website and social media channels Facebook,| Instagram and Twitter 

Talia Keys Is on a Roll with “Born in the Light”

Talia Keys is a foot-stomping, jaw-dropping soul-funk-rock n’ roll heavy hitting artist. Advocating for human rights Talia uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness, and love. Promoting compassion and respect for our Earth and one another. “Music is very healing. If I can inspire just one person a show, I feel I am doing something right!” The latest single “Born In The Light,” is vibrant rock piece that is laced with a dash of soul. With bold and bright horns that surround Talia’s voice, the song comes together like a musical explosion that will have you craving more.


Talia shares of the single:
My song “Born In The Light” is about the struggle you feel being different. Music is my therapy and so is nature. I wrote this song down in the deserts of Moab Utah. Inspired by the beauty, silence and stars. I am a loud, outspoken queer woman, I’ve lost countless “jobs” and fans who wanted me to stay silent and practically go back in the closet. This song is my answer to them. “You Can’t Change Who I am, Cause I was Born In The Light!” 

Recorded with my band The Love with special guests Omega Horns, we are so excited to share this song with you! 

Connect with Talia via:

www.taliakeys.com 

https://www.facebook.com/TaliaKeysMusic

https://www.instagram.com/taliakeys/

Stardust Crush’s Video for their Latest Single is Thick with Symbolism

Seattle based music project, Stardust Crush, lead by Chris Hill, just released their music video for their groovy song “The Gravity of the Goddess (No One Else Can Dance Like You).” The psychedelic rock and chill-pop song sounds like that of The Grateful Dead meets Pink Floyd. Inspired by a friend of his who was going through a hard and dark time, Chris initially wrote this song for him. He hoped that this song would help his friend out of the dark, and eventually “The Gravity of the Goddess” was born.

“The piano part made me think about a specific friend going through a hard time and I realized the song was writing itself to be encouraging to them…I was just along for the ride,” shares Chris. “I want people to know that they have more strength inside themselves than they realize.”

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“‘The Gravity of the Goddess’ video reveals how things seemingly juxtaposed are actually connected at a deeper level,” shares Chris. “Such as walking through the woods day and night or a film of boxing juxtaposed against lyrics about dancing. A small spinning Earth travels through an evergreen forest located upon its own spherical body… It is still at home even as it travels and so are you. You will encounter obstacles along your own yellow brick road through space but you can overcome them by knowing your self-worth…This knowledge is the key to the Emerald City.”

Chris Hill tells us to embrace the dark, because there is always light at the end. He hopes to bring out the inner strength within us all. The vigor of the music, the build up of sounds in the chorus, is the symbol of your inner warrior, who is fighting the battle of self-acceptance and self-love within ourselves. The joy and fearlessness in the music is a sign that that inner warrior is winning

You can find Chris Hill via:

Website // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // YouTube // Spotify // Soundcloud

FELLY RELEASES INSPIRING DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAKING OF YOUNG FEL 2 WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE

Following his signing with 300 Entertainment and the release of his highly-anticipated album Young Fel 2 in October, trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Felly, popularly known for the soulful “Heartstrings” with Carlos Santana and swagger-filled “Cheap Cheap” with Jack Harlow, has released his inspiring and philosophical new documentary “WAVES,” available today on YouTube HERE

WATCH “WAVES” DOCUMENTARY HERE

LISTEN TO YOUNG FEL 2 HERE

The documentary gives fans a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look at Felly’s incredible, multi-dimensional story as well as the making of his newest album, Young Fel 2. The eleven and a half minute video tells the story of Felly with video footage throughout his musical career. Sharing details of Felly as a person, the video highlights sources of inspiration, including his many introspective and often philosophical thoughts, and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his indie/hip hop/alt pop Young Fel 2 album. You can spot exciting scenes with UFC Superstar Jorge Masvidal and surging musicians like Dominic Fike (“3 Nights” – 650M), Landon Cube (“Red Roses” w/ Lil Skies – 600M), and more.

Speaking of the documentary, Felly stated, “WAVES is the quickest way to get to know me as a person and artist. It captures where my head has been the past 5-6 years, up until dropping my most recent album Young Fel 2. It goes in depth on the process of finding my sound, getting closer to myself and to my fans along the way. I feel like this doc is as important as the album – in terms of where I’ve been and where I’m heading…I’m a work in progress and always will be. There’s no destination here and that’s a good thing.”

“WAVES” comes one month after the video for his album track “Bones,” the album release and the significant announcement of his signing with 300 Entertainment, one of the largest independent record labels in the world and home to Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna and many more. Young Fel 2 consists of fourteen masterfully-crafted songs that showcase a culmination of Felly’s signature creative rap flow, supreme lyricism, diverse and unforgettable production, and beaming energy, while also clearly displaying evolved songwriting and growth as an artist. The project and its production have influences from a variety of genres and evoke a spectrum of feelings, beginning with the laidback and vibey focus track, “Fresh Water.” Other standout songs of the project include the upbeat and infectious hip-hop track “Fire Out Back,” the slower-paced and folk-influenced “Open Door,” and the deeply personal final song “Black Van.”