VA Rapper Camp Hip Hop Artist to Watch

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VA hip hop artist Camp

It’s no secret that the 757 has been home to some legendary hip hop artists and producers who by now are internationally recognized for their contributions to music over the last decades. While the earliest hip hop acts landed the area on the map as a formidable challenger in the rap arena, newer artists, groups and collaborations continue to emerge.

Still, giving a nod to their predecessors, the latest wave of rap artists are creating new styles, defining new boundaries and testing the limits of both creativity and imagination. One of the rising talents in hip hop is an artist who goes by the moniker of Camp. Based in the 757, Camp delivers a unique lyrical style that is equal parts grit and raw.

Check out the latest release by VA rapper Camp, “Gook”, now streaming on Soundcloud.

 

 

 

Just shy of 19-years old, artist Camp has always been drawn to music since an early age. The artist whose crafted a signature sound in his most recent release had aspired to be singer but later discovered rap and began penning his own lyrics and also performing freestyle. Keep an eye on the scene, your ear to the streets and stay tuned for what is to come from this hip hop artist to watch. Follow the links below to connect with Camp.

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Singer-Songwriter Missunderstood Performs at 2018 Hampton Roads PRIDE Book The Songbird of VA

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Dynamic singer and songwriter Missunderstood recently performed at Hampton Roads PRIDE where she headlined and shared the stage with  Jussie Smollett of the popular FOX hit series EMPIRE.

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Singer- Songwriter Missunderstood Headlining Hampton Roads PRIDE with Jussie Smollett.

Missunderstood, a highly-sought after musician, singer and songwriter has been making waves with her latest music releases “Wind Blow” and “Should’ve Loved Me” which are currently available on all digital music platforms.

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the highly-anticipated debut of Missunderstood’s album ‘Witness’ a labor of love and personal journey for the artist who is leaving her mark on the music industry.

Check out a clip of Missunderstood performing at 2018 Hampton Roads PRIDE

 

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Australian Singer and Songwriter Michael Burrows Releases Debut Single Please Don’t Cry from EP ‘Turn This Love Around’ Country, Folk, Americana and Roots Rock Revisited

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Singer-Songwriter Michael Burrows recently released “Please Don’t Cry” the newest single from his debut EP ‘Turn This Love Around’.  The song is a unique fusion of Country, Folk, Americana and Rock n’ Roots styles of music. The buzz on the street is that Michael Burrows is bringing “the quintessential mix of classic and contemporary music”, a blend in which Australia’s music scene has been jonesing for for quite some time.

“Please Don’t Cry” has been described as “a smooth, catchy and upbeat track that’s channeling inspiration from Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison” (Michael Burrows). The song, which debuted on Australian radio on Monday June 18th, was produced by GRAMMY award-winning Hall of Famer and Country artist Frank Myers, Jimmy Nichols and GRAMMY award-winner Steve Marcantonio.

Michael Burrows draws listeners in with a light-hearted tune which happens to carry a very powerful message.While the overall essence of the song is rather uplifting, one will not miss the somewhat sad them which is being conveyed through the lyrical content.

Through a combination of vocal prowess and purposeful songwriting, the Australian singer and songwriter provides a striking look into a personal moment between two individuals. When Michael croons, “I would be lying, if I said I was thinking about you”, fans will quickly understand the cruel reality of the song yet relish in its sincerity.

While “Please Don’t Cry” is not your average love song and despite the fact that it shares an unapologetic perspective, Michael Burrows, through a distinct performance, soothes what might be for some, a painful and troubling experience.

Michael Burrows offers fans a melodic performance with addictive ambiance and soul-stirring musings. Music lovers who appreciate a rich blending of heartfelt lyrical content and warm vocals will love the sounds of Michael Burrows. “Please Don’t Cry” delivers a slightly nostalgic vibe and a noticeable folk feel. The song is both touching and inspiring as it navigates the complexities of heartbreak, an experience that everyone can certainly relate to.

To experience the full effect of “Please Don’t Cry”, check out the Official Lyric Video by Michael Burrows, now streaming on YouTube. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and show some love by sharing it with your favs.

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Melbourne, Australia-based singer and songwriter Michael Burrows is an accomplished musician who has worked with performers such as Neil Finn (Crowded House) and Martha Washington. His style has been compared to bands such as the Beatles, Wilco, Eagles and Ron Sexsmith.

No stranger to the scene, Michael Burrows has performed as a solo musician and also as part of a band. His songs cover a range of complex themes to encompass family, love, home and trust. Ironically, however his songs are described as “deceptively simple” despite their complex nuances.

Having worked with a list of GRAMMY award-winning producers and writers. Michael Burrows has unleashed his latest body of work in the form of an EP titled, ‘Turn This Love Around’. The single, “Please Don’t Cry” is the first to be released from the project and so far has received critical acclaim in just a short time since its debut. Learn more about singer and songwriter Michael Burrows by following the links below. Be sure to spread the word about this amazing artist from Australia.

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Kenneth Kane Official Music Video Alive Highly-Anticipated Party Anthem of 2018

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Kenneth Kane Official Music Video Alive

Kenneth Kane Released the Official Music Video for his latest single “Alive”. Get ready for the ultimate party and infinite sounds as the DJ, producer and entrepreneur takes you through the most captivating visuals which accompany his smash electronic music release.

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Kenneth Kane is a DJ, producer and entrepreneur who is aiming high. Known for delivering rich electronic music that is full of depth, the artist uses his own personal experiences to take his music to the next level and connect with listeners. Having DJ’d gigs as a teen, he is no stranger to the music and inspires fans with his zest for life and passion for the creative.  “Alive” is his most recent release and fans are eagerly awaiting to see what is to come from the multitalented performer.

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Kenneth Kane Alive Uplifts the Psyche with Non-Stop Party An Energizing Electronic Mix with Positive Vibes

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Artist Kenneth Kane just released the Official Music Video for the track “Alive”, a sonically-pleasing and uplifting electronic mix with highly-addictive essence. As the track emerges and transforms throughout its three and a half minutes of play, fans are carried away on a memorable adventure that appeals to the body and mind. “Alive”, with its bright synths and intensely passionate electronic sequences allows listeners to coast along on an euphoric wave of sound.

“Alive” is a carefree listening experience that rouses the spirit and inspires the soul. Fans that encounter the track will get to know feelings of elation, flying as high as the vibes will take them from the intro to the fade out. Kenneth Kane delivers a feel good track that will improve the mood, especially on days when things don’t seem to be going so well and the good is overshadowed by the negative. Songs, like “Alive” are capable of pulling individuals out of their respective slumps and showing them a lighter side of life. The track gives hope to the hopeless and showcases with illuminating positivity what lies on the other side of defeat.

The instrumentals on the track are powerful. Every layer progresses with intensity, never stopping to rest. “Alive” consists of dance-worthy beats, sweat inducing grooves and luscious sonic waves. The mix, which is bold and screaming with personality will get even the most timid of soul up and onto the dance floor.

Kenneth is sure to deliver captivating synths with catchy sequences, cascading melodies and soul-stirring percussion on the track. Production on “Alive” is seamless and the mix performs like a mainstream club smash with massive appeal and global reach. Something tells us “Alive” is going to awaken the EDM lover in all of us.  

The music video for “Alive” is equally as vibrant as the track itself. Presenting a series of airy moments, the video plays out like a spring break getaway to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Fans get to experience amiable visuals which pair up groups of friends, lovers, and festival goers in familiar scenes that will resonate with youthful party people from one corner of the earth to another. We enjoyed living vicariously through the visuals on the video and relished in the attitude conveyed through the imagery.

Kenneth says that his new song “Alive” is about enjoying music, friends, love, festivals and loving life, a real tribute to my youth!” We can dig it. Check out the music video for “Alive”, now streaming on YouTube.

 

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“Alive” is a great track that will release your worries, free your inhibitions and get you ready to make some memories. With a world that is constantly spinning in toil, Kenneth’s project is a revitalizing break from the mad crazy nuances of life in the 21st Century.

Kenneth Kane is a multifaceted artist on the rise. He is an emerging DJ, producer and online entrepreneur. Kenneth has his sights set on the future and is ready to get the crowd moving while bring joy to audiences.

Kane started DJ’ing as a teen, playing house parties and local gigs. Now, having grown into adulthood, he is ready to take his music to the next level. His sound is a fusion of throwback elements and original music which is known for pacing the dance-floor and leaving a trail of “sweaty, happy people in its wake” (Kenneth Kane).

Kenneth’s music delivers the familiar emotional depth that is found in popular electronic music. He also draws on his own personal experiences as in the case of “Alive”, a track which is a tribute to his own youth.

Artists who have influenced Kane include Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Avicii to name a few. He also channels who he considers to be the “eternal greats” Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Outside of electronic music, Kenneth enjoys many other genres to include classical music, vintage jazz, blues and rock.

If Kenneth Kane is not on stage performing or in the studio masterminding next hit, he spends time traveling, cliff diving, getting familiar with new cultures, and enjoying the flavors of fine wine and cigars. Kenneth uses his passion music to inspire the world in life and happiness. Though the artist is just launching his career in music, he is certainly one to watch as he is poised to shake up the scene with fresh new sounds and bold ingenuity. Learn more about Kenneth Kane by following the links below.

 

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Damian Redd Caught in a Fantasy Official Music Video from Upcoming Album 'Birth By Sleep: Genesis of Damian Redd'

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Artist, Damian Redd released an Official Music Video for his single “Caught in a Fantasy”. The track is a sultry production with salacious rhymes and lusty ambiance. Check out the video to “Caught in a Fantasy below.

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Damian’s album ‘Birth By Sleep: Genesis of Damian Redd’ is now available for pre-order and on sale in all digital music stores on February 23, 2018. Learn more about Damian Redd by following the links below.

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Young Beyond Don One Day An Uplifting Hip Hop Track from Upcoming EP I Traveled The West

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Artist Young Beyond Don just released a lyric video for his latest track “One Day”. If you enjoy uplifting hip-hop with a positive vibe and dope lyrics, you will enjoy the sounds of Young Beyond Don. Check out the video for “One Day”, now streaming on YouTube.

 

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“One Day” is from Young Beyond Don’s upcoming EP Release ‘I Traveled The  West’, produced by YBD due to drop mid-2018.

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Interview with Shades Band Iowa City Indie Pop Duo Breaks Ground With New EP 'Can't See The Haters'

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This month we are featuring Iowa City band Shades, a brother and sister collabo whose debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’ is currently making waves across the music sphere. We wanted to get some further deets on the band’s project and gain some further insight into their ethos. Check out our interview with Shades members Casey and Mary Mattes below. 

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Can each of you share with us how you got started in music?

Our dad is a professional guitar player, so we’ve grown up with music as long as we can remember. I’ve played in small bands with friends since high school, and decided to pursue music on my own while studying it in college. Once I noticed my sister’s passion for the same creative arts, I knew we needed to team up to create something amazing.

What inspired you to team up to form a band?

Music is about expression. We’ve both been through so much, and we know that our fans have too. Mary puts her heart and soul into the lyrics of each song we produce, bringing forward problems that people our age are facing daily. We wanted to find an impactful way to address these issues presented throughout life and make our fans feel as though they’re not alone.

Shades has a very eclectic sound, who would you say are some of your musical influences? What types of music is in your playlists right now?

We’re huge fans of Twenty One Pilots, Jon Bellion, AJR, and Halsey. We’ve also heard that our indie pop sound reminds fans of The Chainsmokers, Daya, and James Blake.

Shades_Cant_See_HatersWhat made you decide to come up with the name Shades for your band? What is its significance?

We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters!

Can you describe what a typical creative session would be to come up with a new song? What goes into the whole experience that we as listeners hear on the other end.

We’ll be creating some BTS videos to demonstrate the answer to this question. But for now, I (Casey) produce instrumentals and hand them over to Mary. She writes lyrics, we record, and I mix/master the music. Our beats and lyrics stem from very personal experiences.

‘Can’t See The Haters’ is your first EP, how did you decide on the song selections for the band’s debut?

We created an array of songs, but chose these because of their importance in creating our image. They’re based around our band name and everything we stand for. And, man. This EP is just the beginning.

Most kids today are just looking for a good beat it seems, especially in the mainstream. How important do you feel lyrical content is in music?

Lyrics are everything. A song without meaningful lyrics is wasted potential.

As an indie band and being in control of all aspects of your art, are there any difficulties or challenges in putting your music out and if so what are they and how do you manage them?

It’s difficult getting your music out there for just about any band without many industry connections. We’re based out of Iowa City, IA, so that’s a tricky work-around as well. Our band manager, Teressa Mattes, is doing a great job distributing our music to our passionate fans around the globe via the internet. Mary and I are perfecting our live show now, as well as recording more dope tracks for future EPs/albums. We’re going to continue putting in the work! It’s all about the grind, after all.

How long did it take you to work on your EP?

Almost 2 months!

Now that the EP is out, how do you feel about its reception?

We love seeing the feedback on social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook. Our fans are the best!

Can you tell us a little bit about the music scene in Iowa City?

Iowa City has a very tight knit music scene. Most bands who play here are still in college, except for the occasional more prominent artists who plays at Blue Moose. I’ve played as a solo artist at Blue Moose a number of times, and am looking forward to returning with Mary this year.

What are the best and worst things about working with your brother/sister?

We value family most out of anything out there. It’s amazing to be able to collaborate with the people you know and love, and at the same time work together to bring new experiences and ideas to the table when it comes to creating new music. We both have our own taste in music, so sometimes that delays creating new tracks, but it is always for the best. If we both approve a song we work together to produce, we know that fans of multiple genres and sounds will too!

Are there any other acts that the band would want to collaborate with in the future?

We’re down for anything.

The new year is really just starting and you definitely kicked in some doors with your project, what is next for Shades?

Keep an eye out for our next EP drop at the end of March 2018! It’s as gritty and lux as it gets…

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Shades is an American indie pop band formed in September 2017. The duo consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer), and Mary Mattes (singer). Shades is a DIY pop group who writes, produces, and mixes/masters their own material from their home studio in Iowa City, Iowa.

Casey Mattes’ original music has been featured on “Spaced Out Magazine”, “VERSED”, and has won Artist Prolist’s Platinum Spotlight Challenge TWICE within the same year. Mary Mattes has been featured throughout Casey’s original songs over the last 4 years. Mid 2017, the brother and sister decided to combine their talents into the hit duo you see today.

Shades’ music style has been described as “dynamic”, combining elements of electropop, alternative hip hop, and EDM. Their lyrics, written by Mary, are poetry-based and reflect the all-too-real emotional states of many twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.

In January of 2018, Shades dropped their first EP, “Can’t See The Haters”, consisting of 6 songs. “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out,” said Casey, referring to their latest release. “This EP both introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our shades so we can’t see the haters, and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey continued, “This EP is just the beginning. We’re so excited to share with you what’s next.”

Their opening track on the EP, “Kill the Darkness”, was written to express the frustration built from the blossoming of an irrational, yet sweet fixation. Mary mentioned that this song represents an expression of consequence; when you let yourself recklessly fall in love with someone you can’t have, knowing damn well you’re diving into some murky morals.

In a nutshell, “Not Really Sorry” is a snarky, taunting song written about rejection. But more so, it’s lyrics represent the celebration of a sheer reluctance to compromise independence for a relationship. “Independence is an empowering trait,” said Mary. “This song for me conveys a realization of self importance and self empowerment… It’s just snarky as heck.”

Rainbowz” is by far the most unique song on the EP, loved by fans favoring all types of musical genres. “Writing this song was a unique experience. At the time I had just become homeless, so I was bunking in my car for the night. With nothing to occupy my attention, my mind fell down a Wizard of Oz rabbit hole, puzzling over how f***ing weird of a story it is, and all the conspiracy theory potential it has… Naturally, that segued into forcefully rapping about rainbows. But, in all seriousness, this song is an adaptation of the story’s concept- an interpretation reflecting my state of mind at the time.”

The statirecally written, romp of a song “American Dream” describes the current state of both our country and the world we’re forever evolving, for better or for worse. “I’m forever going to utilize social and political f***ery for creative inspiration,” stated Mary. The song lyrics take an independent stance for women and men of all traits, and implores acknowledgment from governmental personas.

Back & Forth” is an extremely catchy song about being fed up with shady powerplay in all facets of life… We’ll just let the lyrics speak for themselves:

Back and forth

lamenting the natural course

up and down of a power source

we’re stuck in a game, an oscillation

and I’m borrowed time

i’m reaching a decline

for a twisted rendition

of something more divine”

The title track, “Can’t See The Haters” started out as an instrumental track which Casey composed between midnight and the early morning hours of one single week. Mary was given the song, & told to “run with it”, both vocally and lyrically. Mary explained, “For a while, it was just ‘Sad Song in F’. We wanted something genuine and impactful for this song. It took delving straight into my feels and digging out my most vulnerable self to pull together the exact sound and feeling.” This anthem of a song is a fervent breath of fresh air in the music industry today. “Can’t See The Haters” is quickly becoming an intoxicating, enduring crowd favorite among fans.

Shades’ unique mix of indie pop and alternative hip hop has become a crowd-pleasing genre which the duo has used to gain a massive following in their hometown. It won’t be long before their music is sung by audiences across the nation!

Listen to Shades’ Single “Can’t See The Haters”

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Shades Can’t See The Haters EP-Casts a Brilliant Light through the Darkness Relatable, Gritty and Intoxicatingly Beautiful

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Iowa City Indie pop duo Shades recently released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’. The band, which consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer) and Mary Mattes (vocalist) is squad goals. After all, some of the best bands have had the sibling connection (Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance) so it only makes sense that Shades’ undertaking is purely in sync. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ consists of 6 singles, all of which showcase the band’s performance prowess, vocal talents, songwriting skills, and musicianship.

Though Shades is considered an indie pop collective, upon first listen it is evident that their music has a distinct mainstream appeal. Listeners will capture elements of alternative rock, hip-hop and EDM music. Casey and Mary are dialed into the sounds that are current today, the sounds that mean the most to younger audiences.  

Even though their music expresses a strong sensibility for what is trendy, Shades’ sound is by no means basic. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ is a complex formulation of luminescent melodies, inspiring lyrical content, and youthful vibrance. Though Shades’ inception is relatively new, it is evident that the respective artists have been working diligently to craft their sounds for quite some time. We’ll take you through the 6 tracks on the EP and share a few highlights, but we highly recommend delving into the sounds of Shades for yourself to gain the full experience.

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The first song on the EP is “Not Really Sorry” which casts a very bright light in terms of ambiance. The song has a pleasantly rebellious flair that is reminiscent to Tay Tay’s 1989. No shade (no pun intended!) we totally love Tay Tay but let’s keep it one to the hundred, “Not Really Sorry” has much more bounce and goes to places where Miss Swift probably wouldn’t dare. The track is edgy but not gritty, spirited but not vexed.

“Not Really Sorry” is layered with ear-pleasing instrumentals, delivering a fun pop sound with a bit of dirty bass making it a perfectly cool club sound factor or a laid-back chill tune. The song presents a fusion of synth-infused EDM, dreamy melodies and cooling ambient waves. Fans of pop and EDM blends will enjoy the festive feel of the song.

Although the track has an elevated feel, the lyrical content contrasts the vibe of the song. Mary expresses some frustration with a relationship and asks some pertinent questions that seem to lead to some form of self-discovery. Mary sings, “I’m not the type to follow your agenda”, which speaks to the freeing feelings associated with being independent. She goes on to sing, “maybe, we’ll see I’ll try to stick around, if you try to hold your ground, there is no guarantee”. This is a theme that anyone can relate to in terms of balancing a relationships and personal aspirations. We get the feeling that Mary feels no regret if she has to shelf a partner, friend or foe and focus on her goals, we can dig that.

The next track on the EP that fans will get to absorb is “Kill The Darkness” a dynamic track with a fantastic hybrid of electronic music elements. As the song progressives listeners will experience a wave of emotions as expressed through vocals and music intertwined. Once again, listeners will encounter a production that deals with the changing tides of human relations. “Kill The Darkness” conveys a conflicted experience that will resound with listeners.

As Mary sings, “we got problems, the list runs as long as the road that’s before us”, she makes no mistake to still mention, that she has “tunnel vision”. We really appreciate being able to experience the raw emotion behind this track which is complemented by the instrumentals. Mary showcases the diverse range of her skills by also spitting a few rap bars on this track, doing so in the most poetic manner.

“Kill The Darkness” starts of with warm set of melodies which quickly transform into electrifying sonic waves and dub sequences which roar across the mix. The track has an interesting tropical vibe that is temperate but also refreshing. The vibe of the track is energetic, uplifting and sensory.

Following, “Kill The Darkness” is the fitting mix, “Rainbowz” which has a grittier edge. At this point in the EP it is clear that the songs are arranged in such a manner to tell a story. “Rainbowz” takes a very direct approach and also has a slightly darker ambiance than the previous tracks, despite its title. The song morphs before the ears, delivering a multifaceted listening experience that journeys from street to dreamy and dark to light with vocal musings.

“Rainbowz” transitions through classical sounding instrumentals to cinematic waves and beyond urban-laced beats. The track has a deep dark base line and sharp percussive accents. Ambient waves peer through the arrangement while stretchy synths linger in harmony with Mary’s vocals which alter from theatrical to gritty rap.

“Rainbowz” is truly an artistic production that is deep in terms of lyrical content and complex in terms of musical production. The song is as aggressive as it is subtle and as uplifting as it is pensive. By the song’s finish, fans will feel an odd sense of elation and a touch of hope as delicate melodies and an epic vocal performance gently fade out.

A song that tells another moving story while showing off the band’s wide rage is “American Dream”. The track offers an orchestrated sound that is mashed up with a folksy feel and retro pop vibe. The song deals with many different topics and issues that are relevant today, making the song timely. Despite the energetic feel of the track, there are some heavy messages expressed through the songwriting.

When, Mary sings, “What would you say if I stood up an walked the fuck away”, listeners can feel frustrations with conventional means. The song is sung from several different perspective which creates an interesting balance in the storytelling. The focus of the song toggles in such a way that it conveys a series of emotions that range from anger and frustration to contentment and resolve. Lyrics that stick out which sum up the experience are “My dream is not your dream, but I really like it”.

Shades bring the tempo down on “Back & Forth”, another powerful song with enticing instrumentals and a compelling vocal performance. “Back & Forth” introduces fans to a different side of Shades, one that will not be experienced in the previous tracks. This song which also delivers quintessential songwriting, is immense though it plays out like lounge staple. Mary gives a sultry vocal performance over grooving sonic layers for a completely infectious experience.

Shades slays on this song in more ways than one. Mary sings, “Catch me and lock me up, cuz you’re in control, you’re on top” and then “ you out of line, a rogue detonator and when your trigger’s pulled my walls are fallin’ down’. We are here for this explosive track that is delivered with such subtlety that it will either hypnotize you into submission or leave you picking up the pieces.

We’re excited about the instrumentals on this track because they are a delectable fusion of throwback synths and futuristic ambient waves with a faint hip-hop vibe. “Back & Forth” is complicated and intoxicatingly beautiful.

‘Can’t See The Haters’ concludes with the title track, a song which starts out with cinematic waves and rich piano melodies. The song performs like a dark street ballad as each layer slowly builds from the dark, converging with illuminated moments before returning to shadowy areas. Fans will enjoy the changing textures of this track which convey feely vibes and an emotional vocal performance.

Shades gives listeners strong lyrical content and powerful songwriting that lingers in the mind touching on realistic complexities. Few artists are able to do this while also bringing good music to the table. Often we are forced to accept one or the other and take the trade-offs as they come for the sake of mainstream entertainment. “Can’t See The Haters” accomplishes the daunting task of putting out great music that speaks to the spirit while delivering powerful messages. Check out the single, “Can’t See The Haters” on Spotify.

Listen to Shades “Can’t See The Haters”  on Spotify

‘Can’t See The Haters’ by Shades is a street anthem for today’s millennial. The band touches on relevant themes that will resonate with listeners from coast to coast. Shades has discovered a way to connect with fans through inspiring performances that are both fearless and entertaining. Through descriptive storytelling, reverberating music and uncomfortable conversations, Shades ironically brings to light the challenges faced by young people on a wide scale. If you enjoy bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Chainsmokers, and Paramore, and artists such as Halsey and Melanie Martinez, you will enjoy the sounds of Shades.

Shades Band_Can't See The HatersHailing from Iowa City, IA, Shades is a “DIY pop group” meaning they write, produce, mix and master their own material right from their own studio. The producer and singer-songwriter duo are brother and sister and their eclectic sound has been described as “dynamic”. Shades is known for blending together facets of electropop, alternative, hip-hop and EDM. Mary, the vocalist of the team pens the lyrics and they are often rooted in poetry while also reflecting the ethos of twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.” (Shades)

Shades released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’ in January 2018. About their project the band’s producer Casey states, “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out”. Casey goes on to say, “This EP introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey lets fans know, “This EP is just the beginning, We’re so excited to share with you what’s next”.

Shades’ music is a fusion of indie pop and alternative hip hop, a genre which today’s millennial music lovers are drawn to. The duo continues to make ground with their music as they a have already amassed a legion of loyal followers from their hometown. It is just a matter of time before Shades becomes a household name and their songs are being sung by a global audience. Learn more about Shades by following the links below.

Connect with Shades Music

Listen on Spotify http://spoti.fi/2EYU4Qy

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The Wyatt Act Everything’s Fine Music Video Release A humorous visual and oddly familiar experience

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The Wyatt Act

 

If you’ve ever gotten tired of the small chit chatter from people who probably don’t actually give a smoking hot shit, then you’ll appreciate the latest release from The Wyatt Act “Everything’s Fine”. In fact, the song perfectly sums up daily life for many here in the Golden State. Turn your speakers up and check out The Wyatt Act perform “Everything’s Fine”, then let us know how YOU’RE doing.

 

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The Wyatt Act

 

San Francisco-based band The Wyatt Act is an experimental Slam Rock band that is known for their distinct sound, bold personalities and high-energy performances. Band members include, Guinevere Q (Bass and Vocals), Breakfast (Sax, Keys, Keytar and Vocals), Jason Young who goes by the moniker Young Sun (Drums, Guitar and Vocals) and Karissa McKelvey who goes by the moniker Captain KMac (Trumpet and Vocals). The Wyatt Act is currently touring throughout California, check out the links below for more music and tour dates.

 

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