The luxe sounds of electronic and dance music collide on the latest track release by artist KRISTII, “Break The Rules” DJ Rebel Remix. “Break The Rules” is a highly-addictive dance mix with enticing rhythms and sultry vocals. KRISTII draws listeners in and hypnotizes them with unparalleled prowess. “Break The Rules” is a subtle groove with cool lyrics and the inherent ability to get the party lit.
“Break the Rules” is on the cutting-edge of sound, encompassing elements that are not only current but those that have yet to be imagined. The track speaks to the many facets of electronic music and its wide appeal in that it slides in from the underground but appeals to the massive. KRISTII’s latest track is massively appealing. While the mix is underscored by synths, they are not heavily driven. Instead, the synthesized instrumentals on the track provide a delicate cushion for the song which is a complement. “Break The Rules” is not a heavy production but rather it expresses a comfortable sequences of rhythms that are likely to connect with listeners.
KRISTII is a spectacular vocalist and showcases her talent on the mix. While many forms of electronic music are often centered more on the instrumental aspect and less on the vocals, KRISTII takes the genre to a new level and ups the ante on the dance factor. She takes every moment on the mix and places her heart on the record. Through her voice, listeners will experience the highly relatable emotions that are conveyed through the songwriting. KRISTII has a youthful voice that is vibrant with positive energy.
“Break The Rules” produces great songwriting. Music fans that gravitate toward substantial lyrical content will appreciate the work done on the song. KRISTII opens up with a conversation about taking risks in romance despite not knowing what the future holds. KRISTII talks about stepping outside her boundaries to break the rules one in a while without any strings being attached. Contentwise this is a song that anyone can relate to. It is bold yet classy, liberating yet cautious. KRISTII sings, “I really need a dose of you” and fans will be begging for another fix of this amazing artist. Listen to “Break The Rules” now.
Listen to KRISTII “Break The Rules: (DJ Rebel Remix) on Spotify
If you enjoy artist like Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson, and Tove Lo, you will enjoy the sounds of KRISTII.
KRISTII is an Austrian EDM and Pop sensation that has been making waves since her debut EP and Billboard chart-topping single “I Can’t Live Without You”. Based in LA, the artist has crafted a signature sound which fuses together electronic music, pop, dubstep and other genres. Wes Ogden of That Drop describes KRISTII’s sound as being “a club-fueling conglomeration of blasting bass and pop hooks” (That Drop). “Recovery”, another smash single from the artist reached the #8 position on Billboard.
Last year, KRISTII released the single “Lightening” a collaboration with singer Chris Brown. In an Interview with Meagan Meehan of Blasting News, KRISTII Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson as two of her musical influences (Blasting News). In the article KRISTII describes herself as a small town girl who loved music and enjoyed performing for family and friends.The artist comes from a family of musicians and singers and she often performed with her grandparents who enjoyed bands such as the Beatles.
KRISTII forayed into the entertainment industry by way of the film Chagall-Malevich where she was cast as Bella Rosenfeld. In the movie, KRISTII was given the opportunity to showcase her singing skills and the rest is history in the making. This past summer, she took the stage for Summer Sessions with some of pop, hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars.
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“Graveyard Dog” the latest music release from the band Dr. C & the Gris Gris is making waves from their base camp of Lafayette, Louisiana and reaching a global audiences. The band describes their sound as “incendiary rock music with a southern twist” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). “Graveyard Dog” is certainly lighting up the scene and the band is giving one memorable performance that sizzles.
The band delivers a full listening experience to include the deep and soulful sounds of southern rock fused with electrifying rock waves. “Graveyard Dog” performs at a moderate tempo with varied degrees of slow and sultry sounds and colliding frequencies of a higher pitch. The song is sonically textured while garnering attention with synergized instrumentals performed by the band. The feeling of of the song conveys a series of emotions that range from frustrated to elated, exhausted and sometimes playful. Dr. C & the Gris Gris deliver enticing energy and almost hypnotic ambiance for listeners. Rock, country and alternative music fans will enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog”.
Popular music fans will also enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog” as it follows a similar path of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” which was heavily rotated in the mainstream between 2013 and 2014. “Graveyard Dog” however, is less dark in terms of the songwriting. The song has a much lighter feel though it does present some very expressive lyrics and stark metaphors.
One of the first verses on the song includes the lyrics, “I long for the days when she petted my face, like a good ol’ boy”. The band makes a correlation between a pet owner and their dog and a man and a woman’s relationship. The dog provides an interesting metaphor and listeners cannot help but to wonder what the subject of the story is feeling. Are they lamenting the loss of a loved one, are they now disillusioned by this relationship or are they continuing to stay loyal despite being treated like a dog? The song suggests the star of the show is willing to be treated like a graveyard dog who refuses to leave his owner’s side or in the case of this stunning portrayal, a lover’s side.
Dr. C & the Gris Gris recently released an Official Music Video for “Graveyard Dog”. The visuals present a clean and crisp look into the song with a bit of dramatic irony. The video is set against the backdrop of an actual graveyard where the band members are playing their instruments while a dog runs about throughout the scene. The music video is simple, yet effective in conveying the overall message and feel of the tune. The video is set to black and white which provides a nice contrast for the lyrics versus the instrumentation.
Watch Dr. C & the Gris Gris Perform “Graveyard Dog”
The band’s latest release is an evocative performance that is certain to continue making gigantic waves across the music scene. Dr. C & the Gris Gris is one of the few bands we’ve experienced that captures the essence of rock without fail. While their sound is equally as eclectic as it is electric, they still take listeners down home so to speak, calling on the American spirit. “Graveyard Dog” is a powerful song concisely sums up a range of emotions and experiences using familiar metaphors while still taking the time to entertain listeners. “Graveyard Dog” is a rich experience that delivers on great music, meaningful songwriting and all of the feels.
Dr. C & the Gris Gris call Lafayette, LA home and after listening to their sound their roots can further be understood. The band creates a distinct fusion of rock and roll with “hits of Cajun and swamp rock influence” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). Fans will also hear the band’s inclusive elements of sludge, hard rock and alternative.
The band, which has garnered global recognition stretching outside of Lafayette, is known for giving a phenomenal live show. No strangers to the scene, members of the band have opened up for acts such as Cheap Trick, Fuel, Sevendust and many more.
Dr. C & the Gris Gris have been likened to legendary acts such as The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Guns’N’Roses and Audioslave to just name a few. The band is known for performing ‘monolithic drums, thundering bass and sleazy guitars (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). We love it!
The band’s debut release is “Hexes with Axes”and it is representative of the band’s signature elixir which fuses “memorable hooks, larger-than-life guitar solos, and in-your-face style” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). The band is not always setting souls on fire as they have been known to slow down the tempo and kick out a mellow ballad or two. Regardless of what tempo the band performs, they are certain to offer plenty of personality for rock lovers who enjoy a great tune.
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Singer, Songwriter and Musician Nick Lamb just released a new song titled “Simple Man”. In a time when materialism seems to reign supreme and relationships seem to be born out of interest, Nick Lamb is singing a completely different tune. The rock performer suggests, “maybe love is all we need”. It sounds like Nick is on to something and we just had to take a listen.
“Simple Man” is an inspiring rock song with a touching message. Fans who have not had the opportunity to listen to the track can expect to hear heartwarming guitar melodies and Nick’s soul-stirring vocals. “Simple Man” is an entertaining performance which will reveal an authentic perspective on love and life.
As Nick Lamb sings, “yeah I’m just a simple man doing the best I can, just trying to make ends meet”, he connects with everyday listeners who happen to come from all walks in life. As we are constantly bombarded with glitzy images, gold-digger types and social climbers on social media and on reality television, it is sometimes hard to stop for a moment and appreciate the simple things in life. Nick Lamb’s “Simple Man” reminds us that love is not all about what someone can do for you or what someone can give to you, but genuine friendship and affection.
The California-based singer and songwriter has penned a fantastic song. In terms of the lyrics on song, Nick delivers heartfelt verses and an infectious chorus. The song makes contemporary references that speak to matters of the heart and the struggles that individuals face in trying to navigate through relationships. Nick keeps it one hundred and lets it be known that, “Now I can’t buy you diamond rings and no fancy clothes you gonna get from me”. Nick is not here to promise the moon and stars but he assures that he is there to be a friend in any time of need.
Not only can we appreciate that Nick Lamb isn’t here for the broken promises and is unapologetically rock and roll with his guitar in tow, but he also showcases his singing prowess on “Simple Man”. The singer gives a soothing vocal performance as he croons his verses which are woven within the song. Nick’s voice is warm and inviting, a calming escape from the often jagged, unpolished and redundant sounds of popular music.
“Simple Man” is aesthetically pleasing with regards to its crafty layers. The song performs like an acoustic ballad, conveying emotion through each chord. Nick delivers a textured auditory experience that is both dynamic and soothing. The vibe of “Simple Man” is relaxed, allowing listeners to focus intently on the lyrical content of the performance.
Nick Lamb’s latest release is an exceptional fusion of soulful rock sounds. Nick gives an incredible performance that will resonate with fans who appreciate uncut music with calming ambiance and a relevant message. “Simple Man” is an original song that embodies the spirit of rock and roll from its earliest days through the present. Nick’s style is unique and the message on his song even more extraordinary. Nick Lamb encourages listeners to appreciate the things in life and love that simply cannot be bought.
Listen to Nick Lamb “Simple Man”
According to Nick Lamb, “music is the soul’s interpretation of life’s moments”. Hailing from a small coal town in Central PA, Nick was the third son of a musical couple Tom and Lorraine Lamb. Tom, Nick’s father was known about town and recognized as a local celebrity because he played music and performed country on local rock and roll radio stations and at town functions. Nick’s father was recognized for his voice, charm and acoustic guitar, ultimately “bringing down the house” during his performances. WPHB in Philipsburg, PA held an all-day tribute in Tom’s honor when he passed away.
Nick’s mother, Lorraine was a passionate writer who juggled managing the home, raising 5 boys and being a wife to Tom who was affectionately named “the Animal!” (Nick Lamb). Lorraine wrote 3 romances, one contemporary novel using a traditional typewriter and conducting research for her work at the public library. Nick says Lorraine was the “greatest author you’ve never read!” She once told him, “you have the best parts of both your Father and I” (Nick Lamb).
Around the age of 13, Nick received his most prized gift which was a one-speaker cassette deck and two Def Leppard cassette tapes. It was at this time that he started to dream of a career in music.
Nick’s foray into a music career was inevitable, sealed by fate as he suggests. He is a self-taught musician who not only sings, but plays the guitar, bass and drums. At 29, Nick Lamb earned his Bachelor’s degree in film and video at Penn State University and later went on to get his MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University.
Nick has a variety of influences in creating his signature sound. According to Nick, “there is something special about a guitar accompanying a great rhythm section that awakens his spirit inside” (Nick Lamb).
Though Nick grew up in poverty, it did not stop him from from appreciating some of the best things in life to include family, friends and passion. He was able to see beyond the superficial and now writes music about personal moments in his own life, friendships he has made along the way. To Nick Lamb, music is his religion and he has been described as a master at capturing emotions in life’s moments through storytelling and composition. Though Nick respects all genres of music, he has a special preference for Rock & Roll. Nick says, “life is a storm and music is one of the may forms of shelter we seek” (Nick Lamb). For Nick, music has provided shelter his entire life (Nick Lamb).
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Hip Hop Maniac is back with a new collaboration featuring an All-star ensemble of artists including Clay Ivory, George Skylar, Andrea Zattiero and Jimmy Ferris. “Swampland Chronicles” is the track and fans are in for a dope listening experience. The mix is a unique hybrid of elements that are entertaining and nostalgic, completely unconventional and righteously addicting.
DJ Spank Master Boogie is an avant garde artist that is not afraid to color outside of the lines when it comes to producing edgy music. Here is a glimpse of what fans can expect on the track release.
“Swampland Chronicles” is a rare fusion of sounds which are drawn from several different genres. Again, DJ Spank Master Boogie is an original so the sounds heard on the track will be ones that have never been experienced before. The production is a mashup of underground hip-hop, metal music, rock, and soul harmonies. “Swampland Chronicles” exudes the balmy mist of southern Florida and the gritty essence of the dirty South.
Underground hip-hop fans will revel in the throwback vibe of the track while fans of alternative rock music will enjoy the instrumentation performed over the track. “Swampland Chronicles” is an upbeat song that is full of positive energy. The track is sonically enjoyable and instrumentally textured.
Andrea Z lends her vocals on the infectious hook which beckons to be repeated. The verses on the track create a unique visual experience while navigating through the many facets of life in the South. The instrumentals only enhance this experience, creating a scene that is as diverse as the area and its many influences. “Swampland Chronicles” is a story that is relatable, especially for people who are familiar with the nuances of the area which are expressed lyrically.
Listen to the latest track from Hip Hop Maniac “Swampland Chronicles”
Omar Jefferson who goes by the moniker Spank Master Boogie is a vinyl enthusiast and self-proclaimed Hip Hop Maniac. The artist who is known for his signature fusion of sounds has been producing hype sounds for the masses and continues to evolve. His latest endeavor “Swampland Chronicles” is just one example of the various faces of Spank Master Boogie and his natural ability to create popular music. As an artist, he is a chameleon, able to morph before your ears and reinvent almost any style of music.
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Anthony Rodriguez is embarking on a new music journey under the moniker of AIR + KILOMETERS. The undertaking has led the Nevada-based producer to release 1 self-produced track every month for an entire year. While this type of adventure is not for the faint of heart, Rodriguez is no stranger to the scene. For over 10 years the artist has been making music, mostly in the realm of Jazz and Soul. The latest release under AIR + KILOMETERS is a track titled “Bomb Bay”. The production is the first project to released from the year-long endeavor. If “Bomb Bay” is any indication of what is to come, it is going to be one intense year for the accomplished producer. Fans are eagerly awaiting the wild ride as AIR + KILOMETERS has already received some positive press from the pre-release of “Bomb Bay” towards the end of last year.
For electronic music fans, “Bomb Bay” will represent a fresh reinvention of an ever-evolving genre that continues to morph itself into infinity. There are literally millions of DJ and producers creating electronic music at the speed of sound, however, no two DJs and producers are alike though many of the sounds that have gone mainstream are rooted in the core of the genre and its subsequent offshoots. Standing out as a unique artist and having the staying power to be relevant before the next big producer makes waves, remains to be a challenge. “Bomb Bay” makes a bold statement, kicking in doors and appropriately taking names just for good measure.
One of the biggest questions out there in the music sphere is, within this massive sea of electronic music, how can one artist truly stand out? Whatever the secret sauce consists of, AIR + KILOMETERS is mixing up a delicious concoction for the discriminating ear. “Bomb Bay” is an avant garde production that ventures away from the hybridized pop-infused sounds of electronic gone mainstream. Through the mix, AIR + KILOMETERS bulldozes over the status quo, dismantles it and draws a new lane. The final destination is still to be foreseen but for the time being, we’re thinking that this is a solid look for a seasoned producer who has been courageous enough to trek it out into some new territory.
“Bomb Bay” is purely an instrumental track so there is no lyrical content by which to draw from however, the way that the sonic layers are constructed speaks to audiences loud and clear. AIR + KILOMETERS, through music offers a unique voice. Moreover, the progression of the track appeals to the sensory much in the way that words on a page might convey a poetic message to a reader. The track is highly expressive, sends out distinct energy and elicits feeling.
The track opens up with a some high-pitched synths and speedy sequences and an unmistakable Latin flair of the reggaeton variety. The mix drops a series of heavy, industrialized synths which reverberate continuously throughout the track. As pitchy sirens ring the alarm, the production takes on several different personalities throughout its 3 minutes and 16 seconds of play.
“Bomb Bay” is as electrifying as it is electronic, drawing on the future bass sounds and channeling elements of trip-hop, trance and the high-voltage sounds of dubstep. The track is a fusion of dark beats, frenzied melodies and ambient waves. AIR + KILOMETERS churns out an infectious groove that positions club-friendly waves and thunderous audio experiences side-by-side while moving listeners with dramatic washes and dreamy fades.
Listen to AIR + KILOMETERS “Bomb Bay” on SoundCloud
AIR + KILOMETERS is simply dope. The track holds a powerful grip on electronic music, one that will change the tone and up the ante for DJs and producers alike. While fans anticipate the release of the artist’s next 11 tracks to highlight 2018, they will revel in the fact that AIR + KILOMETERS is bringing experience back into what has become a global phenomenon, not just the latest trend. Can you keep up?
About the Artist
Bronx native Anthony Rodriguez who has developed Soul and Jazz music for over a decade has launched a new “passion project under the moniker AIR + KILOMETERS from the remote expanses of Northern Nevada, USA desert” (airandkilometers.com).
The project AIR + KILOMETERS consists of instrumental electronic music which is influenced by well-known collectives and artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Noisia, Union Analogtronics, Gramatik, ODESZA, hermitude, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, San Holo and others.
AIR + KILOMETERS is launching the new year by producing and self-releasing one track per month from January through December 2018. The project, according to Rodriguez is “sort of a real-time album creating experiment called ‘Threshold’”. “Bomb Bay” is the first track to be released from the project. In regards to the initial track “Bomb Bay”, Florian of KMS Music Blog says “the elements are interlocked and seamlessly glued together” (KMS Music Blog). Learn more about AIR + KILOMETERS by following the links below.
Eager music fans no longer have to wonder when international artist Martin Strecker will drop another hit for the masses. The wait is over as Martin has just released “Sweet Memories” an energetic synthpop mix with a purpose. Martin, who took a long break from music returned to the studio and laid several new tracks which have been spinning for global audiences. “Sweet Memories” is a strong comeback for the artist who toured Europe, performing with popular groups. “Sweet Memories” is a welcome reintroduction to Martin Strecker and the lavish sounds of Synthpop.
While synthpop continues to influences popular sounds, it is refreshing to get a view into its earliest flavors. Martin immediately grabs the attention of audiences with a reverberating “yeah” that soon gives way to an addicting drum kit. The percussive nature of “Sweet Memories” is punctuated by a friendly dance beat that is no overly powerful. The track puts out just the right frequency to get bodies on the floor without overshadowing the vocal performance delivered on the production.
Martin Strecker performs formidable dance vocals on “Sweet Memories”. Though it is no secret that Martin has been in the music game for quite some time, his vocals on this track are timeless. He shines brightly with positive vibes and exuberating energy. Subtle sound effects enhance Martin’s voice without doing so excessively. He has a youthful voice that reverberates throughout the track as he meanders through the lyrical content of the song. Martin sings, “a thought comes to my mind…” verses slowly drifting off to eventually introduce a slightly industrial sequence of instrumentals.
The synth-driven influence on “Sweet Memories” is strong and this helps to deliver unmistakable appeal to the track. The electronic layers on the track are formed in such a way that they are hypnotic to the listener. The song washes over audiences like a gentle wave, enabling them to focus on the collection of elements to include voice, music and message.
Martin shows off his songwriting skills on the song, giving fans an interesting perspective often forgone on electronic music mixes. He sings, “leaves dancing to the ground, tell me is it fall?”, “the howling wind at night puts me to rest” The lyrics on the song are rather heartfelt and also descriptive as Martin navigates through his thoughts on the production. Overall, the lyrical content of the song is uncomplicated and does not take away from the instrumental facet of the production but rather complements it.
Martin Strecker truly showcases his inclination towards the sounds that fans love. “Sweet Memories” is on the crest of the mainstream while still catering to the underground legion of electronic music lovers. Martin offers fans a subtle groove that is rooted in dance music and one that conveys an experimental style. The track is forward-thinking, delivering future sounds which are likely to eclipse time.
Listen to Martin Strecker “Sweet Memories” on Spotify!
“Sweet Memories” was co-written by Martin Strecker and Laila Cichos. There is more great news about the artist’s latest release. All of the money generated from the sale and stream of “Sweet Memories” will be donated to the UN Feed The World Program #Sharethemeal to help Syrian Refugee Children. Fans can use the team hashtag #martinstrecker to show support. So far Martin has raised enough money to fill 72 meals. Download the ShareTheMeal App and join Martin’s team!
About the Artist
Danish-born Martin Strecker belonged to many musical and theatrical projects throughout the 90s. While in school he also performed at a theatre-cafe in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark. As a result, Martin had his first ever studio recording session in 1996.
Martin toured throughout Central Europe with The BDB in from 2002-2003. In 2005, he decided to become a devoted school teacher and eventually an award-winning radio host.
After a 10-year hiatus, Martin Strecker returned to the recording studio which happened to be located in the historical surroundings of The Galata Tower in Istanbul. Martin recorded several projects as both a solo artist and as a featured vocalist on several other works.
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Artist BLOW_FLYY has just released a music video for the track “You Know You Like It” from his album ‘It’s Like I Got a Set of Wings’. Check out the visuals, now streaming on YouTube.
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Canadian Hip-hop and Rap artist Anthony Grant who goes by the moniker BLOW_FLYY is inspired by a passion for music and his personal experiences. He is bringing a new sound and unique style of performing through his lyrical content and throwback rhythms.
BLOW_FLYY started penning poetry at a young age which led him to creating his signature flow. His style is a fusion of hip-hop and pop. He spent a good deal of time in the underground scene and was able to study the industry, and later open up opportunities for other indie artists. With a knack for growing an audience through online communities, he has made new discoveries and perfected his craft.
The artist is known for delivering a clean but entertaining experience, one that skips over vulgarities that are common with rap music. BLOW_FLYY is a rare find. BLOW_FLYY continues to pursue a career as an independent artist, gaining global respect within the industry and breaking new ground in both Canada and the U.S.
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Tel Aviv-based singer and songwriter Eyal Erlich recently released a collection of singles on the popular music streaming platform Soundcloud.He is a talented musician who performs Indie Alternative Rock. His new song releases deal with topics of life, love and loss.
Eyal Erlich-The Music
Eyal Erlich is a multifaceted performing artist that has placed his live recordings on digital for fans who have embraced his sound with vigor. Check out our thoughts on the artist’s latest music releases below…
The Alternative Rock song “All In All”, is an acoustic sounding performance with contrasting melodies. Listeners will feel relaxed when listening to this song. “All In All” is a textured performance which expresses the various facets of rock music from its early ages to present day. Although Eyal’s sound encompasses a variety of influences, “All in All” is performed with great distinction.
“All In All” appeals to the senses. It delivers hypnotizing energy as the singer beguiles audiences with his vocals. Fans will feel a deep connection to the performance. The song moves from frustrated to optimistic. “All In All” channels a diverse range of elements to not only rock and folk music but modern alternative influences.
Observing the songwriting angle on “All In All”, he demonstrates once again his natural inclination as a wordsmith. While the poetic nature of “All In All” is profound, Erlich makes experiencing the performance so easy. The song, while bringing out its own complexities in terms of how the lyrics are arranged, is likely to resonate with fans who are able to connect with the very personal story being shared.
Listen to Eyal Erlich “All In All”
The performer draws fans further into his unique realm of sound with the deep, churning performance on “It Don’t Seem Right”. Though subtle, those that hear the track will sense all of the musical elements of the song in their hearts. Listeners will appreciate the melodies and harmonies as well.
Once again, Erlich shares with fans his wide range and skillful control of each note. Through his vocal performance, fans are not only able to become engrossed in the music but also allow the lyrics to slowly soak the senses. Often times an artist’s unique voice is lost in the sound. Eyal on the other hand creates a delicate balance between both which is undeniably remarkable. Like waves in a rising sea, his voice transitions between low and raspy to slightly elevated and noticeably crisp. The navigation through his vocal performance is comfortably gradual permitting the audience to savor each moment on the song.
“It Don’t Seem Right” is another Alternative Rock performance, however in terms of songwriting, the structure does seem to be built on several popular rock conventions as well as influences from other genres such as blues and folk. “It Don’t Seem Right” offers a very distinct ambiance that is deep, soulful and slightly dusty. The singer and songwriter shares that the song is about questioning life, music, love and career wondering how a person can feel as if something is just not right though everything seems to be going great.
Listen to Eyal Erlich “It Don’t Seem Right”
Fans who enjoy indie music will love the melodic but often melancholy ambiance on the song “Pain”. The musician, through music and performance illustrates some very heartfelt moments. The song is vastly different from some of the other performances that he has given fans, however it is equally as fitting. With regards to originality, “Pain” is unequivocal.
As we have already established, the songwriter has a very distinct vocal performance. He sings softly over this particular song. He delivers a youthful sounding voice but audiences will still connect with the inspirations that led to developing such intense translations of experiences into music. In fact, the artist tells us that the song is about sexual abuse or the rape of a loved one a topic that is very timely right now.
Eyal boldly presses forth with another display of flawless songwriting. In fact, fans who encountered “Pain” have described the vibe as being intense, touching, heavenly and pure. Erlich performs with a soulful voice that resounds deep within the psyche. He delivers a fresh and unforgettable sound that calmly croons freely.
Listen to Eyal Erlich “Pain”
Another heartfelt song is “Mourning Love”. “Mourning Love” is a moving song that churns out at a slow but building tempo. As progressive layers cascade along this feely performance, Eyal stirs up detailed visuals for audiences.
“Mourning Love” is developed with exquisite instrumentation. Though the song is heavy in terms of ambiance, the musical score is light on the ear. Even when he quickens the riffs and increases the pitch periodically throughout the performance, it is done so in an aesthetic manner.
The musician clearly has a knack for songwriting and this shows to be true on “Mourning Love”. The verses on the song are incredibly expresses as he slowly delivers each one over the elegant acoustics. He uses relevant symbols to express the depth behind each verse, singing verses such as “although she comes in mysterious ways she shines and shines on” and “when beauty dies” for example. His songwriting style is easy to absorb and telling enough to be meaningful to the audience. According to the songwriter, “Mourning” is actually about the death of a loved one or lover which of course everyone can relate to at some point in life.
Listen to Eyal Erlich “Mourning Love”
Another song about death is “Rain” which is scored by the melodic sound of a strumming guitar. The singer gives a strong performance with the downtempo recording which is very moving unto itself. “Rain” presents a smooth production with soothing melodies.
On the track, Eyal showcases his songwriting prowess with a collection of poetic lyrics. Through Erlich’s voice, audiences are able to tap into the emotion behind the song and it’s verses. As he sings, “love is a blind adventure”…fans will quickly come to know the intricate metaphors that the singer-songwriter incorporates to tell a very vivid story such as the verses “lay down your empty body” which we think represents a body whose soul has left or “skies sing your gentle breeze” which we feel might reference the spirit of a loved. There are so many lovely yet painful verses on “Rain”, each holding very significant meaning which has thus far been captured by audiences and received well.
The musician has a unique sounding voice which is conveyed through all of his tracks including ‘Rain’. Through his voice, fans are able to experience the music and lyrical content of the song with awe and appreciation. Listeners will get lost in the sadness and pain on this track. Erlich is clearly a talented musician with a compelling voice. He carries a rare tune with indescribable range while sometimes expressing quivering waves which leaves fans lingering with chills up and down the spine.
Listen to Eyal Erlich “Rain”
As fans eagerly await more music from Eyal Erlich, his current fans and followers are raving over his latest song releases. As a singer-songwriter and musician, he is introducing to music lovers an exceptional experience that will remain with them infinitely. Each of the artist’s songs contains his signature style. He delivers heartwarming melodies and compelling verses on every performance and he is in tune with modern nuances while sometimes drawing on conventional inspirations. His music in fact, is inspiring, gathering fans into a very personal realm and sharing intimate musings that they will most often find to be relatable.
About the Artist
Eyal Erlich is originally from Israel but moved to the United States at the age of 5. He lived in Miami, FL and New York. While in the U.S. he was exposed to different styles of music including the English band the Beatles through his father.
Erlich started playing the guitar between the ages of 14 and 15 having been influenced by an uncle who was a classical guitarist. Since then, the singer-songwriter has performed music on and off even taking a break for about a decade. It has been only in the last 2 years that he has performed in Israel. As recent as September 2017, he embarked on an Israeli Tour, booking over 100 gigs through October 2018.
The Israeli-based musician is set to begin work on his debut album in February. He is now looking to tour Europe and the United States in the near future as new offers have started to pour in. In recent months, the musician has released several tracks on Soundcloud and they have all been well received. The releases have garnered millions of plays and just as many positive comments from his fans.
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The latest music release by Sam Neher “What You Gonna Do About It” ft. Vivian Lam from his album ‘Travels to Nowhere’ is a slow-tempo song that carries a catchy tune. Sam Neher creates an entertaining fusion of pleasant melodies, smooth vocals and tranquil instrumentals. The track consists of ambient waves, the orchestrated sounds of the violin, deep grooves of indie-soul and drum and guitar sequences which are unmistakably rock. Sam’s vocal performance on “What You Gonna Do About It” is compelling and his songwriting as an artist is inspirational. In fact, we were blown away by this artist’s talent and cannot wait to share it with you! Check out our music roundup below…
Sam Neher is clearly a great musician and fantastic singer. Fans of the art will find this to be true when first coming into contact with the musician’s work. Sam spent over 200 hours in the studio putting together his project ‘Travels to Nowhere’ and we must say that the album is certainly impressive.
On the track, “What You Gonna Do About It”, Sam performs with a soulful voice that has a calming ambiance. He has a youthful tone when he sings, one that will most certainly resound with younger audiences. The song opens up with gentle harmonies sung by Sam along with a musical accompaniment to include a deep percussive sequence, the pensive strumming of a guitar and emotive piano chords. Instrumentally, the song transitions to complement the tonal changes in Sam’s voice and his personality at specific moments on the track. His voice as an instrument works well to communicate the message embedded within his song. As a vocalist, he showcases himself to be a calming force.
As “What You Gonna Do About It” progresses, the song delivers textured sound layers that navigate through various tempos and levels. The track, which is more alternative rock than pop has some very cinematic nuances mostly driven through a compelling string performance which expressed throughout the entire track. There are some pop vibes that are conveyed through some bouncy notes ⅓ of the way through the song when Sam sings, ‘“reap what you sew and I’ll share with you and it’s not a place that you want to see”. This measure quickly morphs into a melodic phrase which then opens up into an acoustic section where the singer scats a few harmonies before converging with the string and percussion-infused chorus.
The lyrical content on “What You Gonna Do About It” is deceived by the title itself. Prior to listening, audiences may expect to hear just another pop song, but this is not at all the case. “What You Gonna Do About It” shares an copious amount of songwriting. Each verse on the song is penned with poetic lyrics. For example, Sam sings, “turning pages on a park bench, the pages of your life that are turning too fast”. He asks, “what are you gonna do about it?”. Sam later sings, waiting on the payphone, and the land line stops ringing”, “what you gonna do about it?”. The verses on the song are powerful and likely to get listeners thinking about significant moments in their life. Sam is sure to let audiences know that he can relate.
Sam uses a selection of vivid imagery to create a sonic experience. Through every verse, fans can visualize with great detail and imagination what is taking place on the track. He brings it down with an inspiring chorus and hook using metaphors such as, “caught in the water of the open sea” and “fire’s in the air like the Fourth of July” and “the story of a leaf in a cloud of blue”. The singer tells audiences that the world isn’t some glitzy show, he wants to know what’s really going behind the facade.
Listen to Sam Neher “What You Gonna Do About It” on Soundcloud
“What You Gonna Do About It” is a must-add song for your playlist. Sam Neher has delivered an original song which contains all of the makings of a hit. “What You Gonna Do About It” will have listeners playing it over and over again because of its soothing energy, descriptive songwriting and of course Sam’s infectious vocals. The song is by no means basic as it is a complex composition which includes many layers and a great deal of depth. We would suggests taking a several listens with your eyes closed to really connect with complete body of work especially if you appreciate musicality over the simplistic beats often heard today.
If you like listening to the sounds of artists such as Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth or Adam Levine, you will enjoy listening to Sam’s latest release.
Sam just released a music video for “What You Gonna Do About It?” on YouTube. The video takes audiences on an artistic journey into one couple’s relationship troubles. Videography for the visual work was done by Santiago Bukovsky. The scenes include a beautiful ballet dance performance by Jennifer Sun and montages of Sam performing his song. Fans will get to see Sam as not only a singer but also a multi-instrumentalist! The video presents some touching moments that will strike a chord with audiences. Check out the music video for “What You Gonna Do About It” below. Be sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends.
Sam Neher is a recording artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The singer-songwriter and musician is of French and American descent and grew up in France until he was 17 years old. Having gained inspiration from his personal life experiences and travels he’s been able to, “weave songs that combine lyrical journeys, intricate storytelling and heavy harmonies” (Sam Neher). Sam is a pediatrician by day and “hopes that his music can soothe what medicine often cannot: the soul” (Sam Neher).
Recording artist King Solomon recently released his album ‘Illuminate the Dark’. The album depicts a very personal and emotional journey of one man who is led to faith through his experiences. According to King Solomon’s Official Website, ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is an honest look into faith and spirituality from the approach of a prodigal outsider coming back in.” (www.kingsolomonmusic.com). Through a combination of performances which include a fusion of sounds, King Solomon sheds a reflective light on the turmoil that many may face when coming to know the Lord.
The album opens up with the title track “Illuminate the Dark” (ft. Jay Singh). The production is scored by a downtempo beat, pensive melodies and a series of poetic rap bars. King Solomon delivers a powerful story while exuding intense emotion. His lyrical performance on this song is inspiring, uplifting and his words resonate with listeners. Artist Jay Singh lends R&B vocals on “Illuminate the Dark” which are a great complement to the performance.
King Solomon sends out a moving messages for fans. He challenges listeners to consider what it means to be shown the light and path. “Illuminate the Dark” is a track that not only offers fans a captivating beat, but it also delivers compelling lyrical content. King Solomon has an infectious cadence that is raw and feely. Each bar will leave an indelible mark on the psyche.
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King Solomon kicks the story up a notch on “Altar Call”, a track which is certain to leave chills behind. “Altar Call” opens with a sequence of beautiful piano chords and slowly building synths which do not overshadow King Solomon’s voice. He performs with a combination of spoken word, rap lyrics and sung verses. The song opens up with a humble prayer that is offered up to the Father.
Throughout “Altar Call” fans are given a look into the conflicted world that is associated with turning from faith or choosing to walk by faith. King Solomon seems to cry out over this track, washing it with tears of a very personal confession. After an encounter with the Savior, he shares from different perspectives what a life of doubt holds. King Solomon teaches fans that even though living by faith is not easy, it is worth it to be welcomed into the arms of the Father. By the end of the song, King Solomon sets aside all things worldly and returns to faith.
King Solomon introduces another collaboration on “Yahweh” (feat. Truthz & Moyege). The title of the song references the Hebrew term for God. “Yahweh” through soulful melodies, uplifting vocals and another set inward rap bars delivered courtesy of King Solomon. King Solomon shares with fans a series of questions that arise after reading through the bible. The questions delve into themes about purpose, where God exists, and if God is able to hear the calls of his followers. As King Solomon croons, “I’m facing a terrible crisis of faith”, listeners are encouraged to dig deeper into the meaning of the term “Yahweh”.
The questions that King Solomon offers up are highly-relevant and likely lingering in the minds of followers whether they are convicted or still sitting on the fence. King Solomon challenges the stereotypes of religion and interpretations that are often taught to instill a fear of God vs. fearing Him with reverence.
“Yahweh” is a beautiful production that handles some pertinent themes. Through it’s infectious performance, the track makes it feel easy to explore and ask questions to gain further clarity on what it means to call on the name of the Lord. King Solomon is not afraid to engage in discussions that need to be had, conversations that will advance humans forward into greater insights.
The next cut on the album is “Be a Man”, an upbeat track with an equally as energetic beat. The synth-driven production continues to navigate through the world of confusion of living between two worlds. Using a series of furiously laid bars, King Solomon attempts to reveal answers to the questions of why. Why encompasses the stereotypes and generalizations linked to the idea of what it means to be a man.
One thing that is fascinating on not only “Be a Man” but the entire album thus far, is how King Solomon ventures into a places that are likely in heart of individuals of all walks of life. On the track, he lists one by one the expectations of the of the world. Fans will experiences the frustrations of simply trying to exist in a world where people are telling you what you should and shouldn’t be in one way or another. “Be a Man” is a song that will resonate with anyone who encounters it as it provides an authentic view into the struggle of just living out each day.
“Focus” emerges on the album behind “Be a Man”. The track delivers soulful melodies with jazz-infused instrumentals. King Solomon continues chronicling worldly nuances that have led to the decline and various imbalances on a society level. The artist makes it known that he is here to evoke change if not have a direct hand in it. Where there is no hope, King Solomon is here to change that.
While there may be times when believers have a narrow focus, King Solomon finds through his song that party of the journey is to give attention to issues that are affecting the world beyond the bible. He says abruptly, “I am chasing kingdom glory, that doesn’t mean that I can’t be focused”. This is a valid point to consider when thinking about one’s personal journey and its impact beyond self.
The next song on the album is “Lullaby” (feat. Anjee). “Lullaby” is a distinctly melodic track with subtly orchestrated instrumentals. The title of this song is ironic as it conveys a childlike ambiance however the content delivered on the song is far more mature in terms of coming to a greater level of understanding.
“Lullaby” is the type of song that provides comfort and reassurance that “it will be alright” as Anjee sings. Every once in awhile, even those individuals who walk by the word need to be reminded that they are free to experience human emotion. Often times we are led to believe that a life based on faith means a separation from all worldly concepts, including love, but with this piece we are reminded that this is not the case. King also sheds some light on the type of artist he will be moving forward, not limiting himself to what is stereotypically expected of a ‘gospel’ rapper.
King Solomon invokes the name of the Lord on “Oluwa Provide”. “Oluwa” references a Yoruba term that is also used for “God”. On the track, which consists of tropical melodies and a warm beat, King Solomon asks “Oluwa” to light his path. King Solomon shares that he is a little apprehensive about taking the journey and isn’t quite sure what to expect.
Sometimes the road to redemption feels lonely however, knowing you can count on the Lord to guide you along your journey brings comfort. The artist shows audiences that it is okay to ask for help along the journey. The Almighty is there to illuminate the road ahead but the believer must continue to walk. Before the end of the song, King Solomon finds resolve and confidence in the Lord’s ability to be a light along the path.
The textured tropical vibes continue on “Everybody Cries” (feat. ërin Hebrews). “Everybody Cries” is a lighthearted production with gentle melodies and a captivating dance beat. The lyrical content on the track is inspirational, telling audiences that it’s okay to cry if you want to. Fans will find this song to be ironic as King Solomon makes references to familiar elements in a world where we are taught to hold our emotions inside.
Through, “Everybody Cries” opens up a whole new world of enlightenment while challenging the status quo of societies and cultures far and wide. King Solomon is not afraid to go there and makes it very much known that everybody cries, figuratively and literally. The song is a powerful showcase of King Solomon’s innate ability to be original.
Ironically, “Sinking” (feat. ërin Hebrews) expresses the challenges of walking a different path than the majority and what becomes of it. “Sinking” is a song that expresses feelings of abandonment and vulnerability. King Solomon’s performance along with ërin Hebrews is fraught with angst and frustration which are conveyed through the artists’ voices but still, within the song is a measure of hope.
Fans will also relate to this song especially if they are struggling with faith in a realm where it may not always be considered a popular choice. You can literally feel that you are being pulled in different directions and desperate for relief. “Sinking” is a song that will make you feel uncomfortable but hopeful.
The realization that faith can be exhausting is expressed on “Tired (Small Voice) [feat. Moyege]. By this song on the album, King Solomon has shared with listeners an epic battle against the norm while fighting hard to uphold the power of the blood. You can imagine what it is like to traverse over a shaky terrain where you are just one of a few, a minority an individual who has turned in a different direction from the crowd.
Consider, the excursion that sometimes meets resistance, often leaves you in a desolate space and sometimes brings danger but still in your heart, you must continue to persevere. You continue pushing through because you know that on the other end of the journey is something far more glorious than words can describe. The aforementioned is the experience that King Solomon shares on “Tired”. For anyone who feels like giving up and turning away from the path, King Solomon offers more powerful words of encouragement.
The weary mood on “Tired” finds rejuvenation on the track “Rise (feat. Anjee)”. “Rise” is another stirring track which metaphorically lifts believers up after peril. One can expect that walking by faith is no easy trek. A faithful follower can anticipate being beaten and bruised mentally and sometimes physically but even if you are at lowest as King Solomon and Anjee tell us, “you can rise”. “Rise” is an intoxicating track provides encouragement, cheering believers on like that little voice inside that tells you to keep pushing.
As ‘Illuminate the Dark” starts to wind down the track, “Hallowed Be Thy Name” (feat. Bethia Morris & Joshua Kilonda) takes on an optimistic tone. King Solomon is not afraid to let it be known that there was a time when his faith did fall by the wayside, however as part of the experience he was able to rediscover joy and enlightenment. The experience of rolling away darkness and bringing in the light is a very personal story, one that will inspire hope and redemption, something that souls may be in desperate need of.
“Hallowed Be Thy Name” is a very musical production that is scored by festive pianos, progressive percussion and electric guitars and synths. The song delivers a strong feeling of resolve while performing as an inspirational piece. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” casts a gorgeous light upon the name of God and all that believers are able to bear witness to.
‘Illuminate the Dark’ concludes with the acoustic stylings of “A Love Song”. At this point on the album, fans meet with a brand new King Solomon who summarizes the adventures involved in coming to eventually know Christ and everlasting love. While King Solomon is sure to mention that there aren’t enough words to express exactly how deep his love runs, he gets his point across.
“A Love Song” conveys as the end of one journey and the start of another which will lead to the ultimate destination. King Solomon places his heart on this track in which listeners will again be able to feel the emotions poured into every lyric and measure played. King Solomon speaks to fans from a very reflective point of view and the message can easily be digested over the easy tone of the performance.
‘Illuminate the Dark’, a powerful album by King Solomon could not have been released at a better time. When humanity as a whole has seemingly reached new and unsettling crossroads, it is comforting to know that there are artists using their platforms to make a difference. Whether it is to lead people to faith or to offer stories of hope, music is a powerful tool and the voices behind the music even stronger.
King Solomon has presented fans with a rare, adventurous and sometimes tumultuous journey into the arms of the Father. His performance on ‘Illuminate the Dark’ offers a striking amount of authenticity as fans will be able to connect with the emotion in his voice on every single album track. From playful melodies to soulful musings, the album delivers a myriad of vibrations that are moving and spirit-filled.
King Solomon’s lyrical content on ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is raw and full of truth. He showcases a reflective body of work that speaks to a number of themes relating to religion and what it means to walk by faith. Fans are confronted with the cliche “good, bad and the ugly” parts of the journey which may mean something different for every listener. Still, King Solomon engages in relevant conversations over intense rhythms and emotional overtures. He exemplifies courage in the face of adversity and celebrates individuality while acknowledging the role one faithful individual in a global community.
‘Illuminate the Dark’ is drawn from a fascinating perspective. The album engages listeners while also entertaining them with modern-sounding music. King Solomon is a lyrical force who exudes confidence on the revealing project. King Solomon communicates feeling through his cadences at times allowing listeners into a very intimate spaces. ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is intricate by design but the messages are anything but. While there are not enough words to truly describe the power of this album, but we will leave you with the thought that fans can expect the entire project to be life changing.
King Solomon is a hip-hop artist and musician who inspires people through music. While his sound as an artist has been likened to performers such as Chance the Rapper, Tauren Wells, Lecrae, NF and Travis Greene, he has a style that is all his own. The UK-based artist delivers a fusion of hip-hop music blended with emotive melodies and warm harmonies.
In a recent interview with Twist Online, King Solomon shares that he started playing music at the age of 11 and released his first single at age 15 titled “Hands Up” but that he only recently has forayed into music as a career. The artist who is just 20 years old released ‘Illuminate the Dark’ which is his debut album as an indie artist.
King Solomon doesn’t just make any music, he makes music with a message. He seeks to inspire people, encouraging them to reach greater heights. The young artist who is currently a student has received a positive response to the album’s release though it is an independent project. ‘Illuminate the Dark’ which the artist shares, “follows the journey of a wayward Christian attempting to make his way home, and rekindle his relationship with God” is currently available on all of the popular streaming music sites. Learn more about King Solomon by following the links below.