Singer-Songwriter & Acoustic Guitarist Saul Behan-Dunne Emerges with New Single “You Keep Me Warm”

Saul Behan-DunnThere are a few styles of music that encapsulate the spirit of love and the joie de vivire that humans often experience through intersecting paths. Acoustic music however, is one of the most natural forms by which singers and songwriters fuse the human experience with sound in a completely authentic and unrefined manner. Acoustic artists have a way of expressing certain truth through sound, free from inhibitions, and void of technical saturation. Because of this, listeners are able to take more away from the listening experience, appreciating the artistry, and relating lyrical substance.

The latest release  “You Keep Me Warm” from Melbourne acoustic guitarist Chris McKenna who goes by the moniker Saul Behan-Dunne (pronounced “it’s all been done”), is a spirited gust of melodic guitar rhythms combined with an exuberant vocal and lyrical performance. The production yields a genuine love song that will echo with fans who enjoy ingenuous lyrics and uncut music. In a frank tone, he expresses raw emotion against rolling waves of guitar chords and energetic dashes of trumpet play. The tone of song bears a resemblance to the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” beckoning fans to sing along.

Saul’s vocals are burly but also charming as they are delivered with a youthful tone and carefree approach. Although his vocal performance has the vibrancy of an emerging artist, it is more than evident by the overall musicality of the song, that he has indeed been there and done that and his journey has taken him far beyond the status quo. As a songwriter, his use of metaphorical phrases effectively conveys the theme of the song to fans in a lighthearted and jovial manner. “You Keep Me Warm” is an amiable and fun-loving track that will have star-crossed lovers of all ages walking hand in hand.

Saul Behan-Dunne, known for his work with The Sigh Company has now embarked on his journey as a solo artist. Delivering a pure uncooked acoustic sound, his music is a fearless expression of emotion and life’s various shades. His sounds are manifold consisting of pop, rock, folk, and acoustic styles. Keep an eye out for the video release of “You Keep Me Warm”. In the meantime, see what’s new with Saul on Triple J Unearthed Radio.

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German Pop Band Sidra Releases Music Video for New Single “Cangaroo”

SidraMusic The quintessential pop song invigorates the spirit, warms the soul, and expresses thoughts deep within that are often inhibited by our own resistance to exhibit truth within our selves and those around us. Ever so often, wandering among us is a band that speaks to the inner-self through their music, inspiring listeners, and illustrating lucid images of human relations through original ideas and sound. Sidra, a German pop band has emerged with a music video release for their latest single “Cangaroo”, exhibiting the ability of a band to captivate listeners artistically through lyrical and musical prowess.

A rare find among contemporary pop artists, Sidra encompasses the modern ambiance of Maroon 5 and the soul-searching, lyrical dexterity of Sarah McLachlan. Lead vocalist Lioba Moia will entrance fans with her delightful tone, and exuberant spirit. “Cangaroo” is a tightly woven story of love and fantasy fused with beautifully painted metaphors, and prepossessing imagery.

Presented in a brilliant display of bold self-expression, the track is a vibrant exploration of unsurpassed love, willing to go to any length to capture candid moments of joy and love in the most free-flowing forms. The song lyrics are descriptive and inventive, utilizing unconventional metaphors to illustrate the thematic vision of the track. As the song progresses naturally, Moia’s flawless vocal performance intensifies the message conveyed. Check out the music video release for “Cangaroo”, now playing on YouTube.

The music score on the track blends harmoniously with the vocals, imparting upon listeners a pop-rock feeling with a slight edge, appealing to a progressive and eclectic ear. An energetic drum beat maintains a comfortable flow throughout the track as sultry guitars meander in and out of the beat.  A sharp guitar riff slices with precision towards the end of the song giving the track added rock kick. From the intro to the outro “Cangaroo” is a breathless journey for all to embrace as it steadily rises the charts on digital downloads.

Hailing from Germany, Sidra is a multifaceted pop band featuring Lioba Moia on vocals, Martin P. Junker on guitars, Silke Micha on background vocals and percussion, Adrian Paciej on drums, Gerd Strasdas on guitars, Tohper Micha on keys and background vocals, and Alexander Bielefeld on bass. The band’s fusion of sound has been described a dynamic blend of free-spirited energy and infectious passion. Check out more news from the ban Sidra at www.sidramusic.de.

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Marcus “M-Positive” Parker releases new chart-topping motivational smash hit “Long Time Coming”

Marcus M-Positive Parker Hip-hop, much like other styles of music functions to serve numerous purposes through its intent, lyrical content, and overall delivery. While for some it is merely a form of entertainment, for others it is an outlet to express their aversion to social constructs. Rap music, often correlated with the glorification of materialism drugs, sex, money, misogynistic views, and metaphors of violence and loathing has been unfortunately credited for many social ills and toxic messages that are sprinkled throughout the fabric of youths.  From those already impoverished to those who are highly privileged, and everyone in between, the impact of rap music is indelible. The truth is, there is another side of the art-form that considers a more positive stance when distributing lyrically relevant content to the most impressionable members of our communities.

While symphonies from the streets have earned their place among the most popular rap tracks in history, often enticing pliable minds with lucid imagery and salacious lyrics, there are a few artists who have enlisted the viral power of rap to wield the influence of positive energy and empowering messages. Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and lyricist Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an artist that is using his music to preserve the community-oriented roots of rap where lyrics inspired and empowered. His latest release “Long Time Coming” from his album ‘Motivational Rap-Ten Years Underground’  is a pertinent observation on the direct impact that negative influences have had upon individuals struggling to find success in a world saturated with counterproductive experiences.

“Long Time Coming”,  a laid back track is delivered with unwavering truth and remarkable lyrical content. M-Positive sends a message of individuality, independent thinking, and resilience in the wake of tribulation. He clearly illustrates a well-defined purpose through each and every verse along with the resonating hook “…and all of my problems and hard times almost drove me insane but, still I had to try and maintain”. Without conforming to the commercial toxicity that has polluted airwaves over the last decades, Marcus conjures up a rare and refreshing perspective on life through the vessel of rap. With a distinct southern style beat and mellow cadence, the track will strike a chord with fans who are looking for a rousing piece of work that will uplift and motivate.

As a Texas native and certified underground artist, Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an best-selling author, lyricist, motivational rap performer and speaker. His critically acclaimed music has been a positive force in the lives of the youth that he influences for over 10 years. Encouraging youth and teens to remain positive in the face of adversity, he has spoken and performed at numerous schools in Texas. Marcus has been featured in a multitude of publications, magazines, and on countless radio shows. His music has reached over 500,00 YouTube subscribers and the number continues to grow. Learn more about Marcus on his website www.marcusparker.com.

 

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New Music Video “Your Light (Let it Shine)” from Artist John Blake featuring Elisa Polanco

JohnBlakePicThere is no doubt that music is a powerful force in influencing society. Considering the viral success of Pharrel’s single “Happy”, music and video have connected people on a global scale in ways that one could never have imagined in the past. Independent artists are no exception when it comes to innovating imaginative ways to extend their reach and touch souls. Songwriter and recording artist John Blake has just released a video for his critically acclaimed single “Your Light (Let it Shine)” featuring Elisa Polanco. The video brings to life motivation and inspiration behind the single which was released earlier this year.

Blake’s latest release exemplifies his vast scope of creativity as an artist, his ability to relate with fans in order to share his influential message, and his tenacity for performing far above the industry standards. The song which holds its own lyrically sends a chilling message about faith against adversity. The performance of John Blake along with Elisa Polanco speaks volumes about the depth of today’s pioneering artists. They are turning the tables on the mainstream while at the same time delivering a sound that undoubtedly appeals to pop culture followers.  Blake as a lyricist and songwriter is breaking molds and setting trends with his distinct and revolutionary style.

The video conveys razor sharp production and high-definition imagery. The production translates the uplifting message of the lyrics effectively while not only entertaining but touching on the core issues that are affecting individuals, families, and communities all over. As a voice of the people, John Blake shares a message of hope and  healing for the discouraged and manages to do so with an ever-present swagger that is often unseen among many aspiring artists. Fans will easily identify with the characters portrayed in the video and walk away feeling positively impacted. Check out John’s debut video on VEVO for “Your Light (Let it Shine)” featuring songstress Elisa Polanco.

On a steady climb upwards, John Blake is making a tremendous impact in the lives of those for whom his music touches. He is setting a new precedence for hip hop artists and empowering those in the world around him. He is a voice of today, producing a sound that is destined to transcend time and remain as an influential force in the future. Look for more information on artist John Blake on his official website www.johnblakenation.com.

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Ambient Artist Sun Uther Wahn reaches #1 on charts with new single “Four”

Sun Uther Wahn "Four"

From Mississippi to the world…

Emerging from Mississippi, the latest master of ambient music Sun Uther Wahn has unleashed his latest project “Four” a chilling track charged with an eclectic blend of sound elements and haunting vocals that linger on for days. A cutting-edge artist prepped for global domination, Sun Uther Wahn is positioned to lead music fans through uncharted territory with a revolutionary sound and style not seen since the arrival of music legend Brian Eno in the early 70s. Sun Uther Wahn, who has ventured away from the sharply defined roots of blues, country, and rock & roll, gives fans insight into many of these influences and so much more through his unique composition technique.

 

“Four” not only provides a framework for the elaborate use of instrumentals and special effects to create a distinct sound, but it all functions as a stimulating soundtrack against the backdrop of a forward-thinking culture that is freely testing the boundaries of predetermined industry standards; embarking on their own journey to pioneer imaginative sounds. No longer are artists being pigeonholed into one specific genre. The beauty of ambient music, as expressed in Sun Uther Wahn’s latest production is the fact that it is all-encompassing, truly demonstrating the power of an artist to interpret the aesthetics in the world around them and translate those discoveries into pertinent content that not only galvanizes the global spirit, but also entertains.

Sun Uther Wahn’s performance on “Four” is far beyond intriguing considering his southern roots where country music, and rock & roll are almost a way of life. Even on a contemporary scale, his music is far-reaching and undoubtedly innovative. He utilizes a multitude of instrumentals and electronic elements to deliver a futuristic sound. From distorted rock vocals, to deep chilling echos, the song is a vivid illustration reminiscent of Enya’s sound during the rise of new age and Celtic influences.

“Four” is a slow-tempo track with a mellow feel and music fans looking for a good chill-out vibe will want to keep this one handy. Sun Uther Wahn’s vocals are dark and distorted but have a retro rock vibe that might be likened to that of John Lennon. Though the feel of the song is mysterious, the combination of sounds are so intricately designed that it provides an entertaining listen and a pleasant non-conformist energy.

Storm Williams who goes by the moniker Sun Uther Wahn is a Mississippi native who has indeed broken the stereotypical mold of southern musicians. Citing influences such as Brian Eno, Daft Punk, and the Beatles, he is a pioneer on the current sound-stage. Known for “channeling a new vibe for the human tribe”, his latest album release ‘Jedi Mind Music’ has catapulted him to the #1 spot on Reverbnation. Learn more about the man behind the music on the Official Sun Uther Wahn Website.

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Artist N Wolex Inspires Fans with New Single “No Regrets”

N_Wolex_LogoThe steady rise of indie music has given way to an eclectic generation of producers, songwriters, singers, instrumentalists, and composers. The delectable blending of musical influences are evident in the newest sounds that are emerging from millennium recording artists. Their styles are not only indicative of the convergence between musical sub-genres but, suggestive of the ramifications of social experiences. Influential forces behind music often rest within success and failure, overcoming adversity, personal journeys to self-discovery, and rebellion against social contracts. Composer Nicholas Wolex, known by the moniker “N Wolex” is one such artist that has emerged with social awareness in mind.  His latest release “No Regrets” is an introspective observation that resonates as a powerful stance on overcoming adverse climates and toxic relationships.

Revealing his depth as a passionate composer, N Wolex inspires fans with “No Regrets”. The song merges soulful, female R&B vocals with a deep musical score. A stirring piano performance takes holds of listeners reminiscent of a spiritual track. Energetic drums kick out a steady cadence that when fused with the vocals and chorus work seamlessly to express the energy of the song. The female vocals are warm and inspirational while roving through different ranges and chords with ease. Fans will find themselves engulfed in the thick emotional ambiance of the song’s production which mirrors an early 90s soul-album likened to artists such as Regina Bell, Stephanie Mills, and Babyface.

Inspired by his experiences living in South-East London, N Wolex’s composition expresses the measurable interactions and relationships that one encounters throughout a lifetime. His latest track exemplifies a prominent venture towards joining the art of music with life experiences through a colorful lens. Through the song lyrics, listeners are encouraged to have “no regrets” and are reminded of this during the lively and resilient chorus. “No Regrets” is a powerful track that is certain to inspire and motivate.

N Wolex, a former fashion and editorial model is a self-taught composer who now surrounds himself with music. Known as a societal storyteller, he has gathered his observations as native African living in South-East London into thought-provoking music, rooted in socially relevant content. His style has been compared to that of Jodeci and Lilly Allen and a unique blend of R&B pop. Focused on giving a voice for those who do not already have one, N Wolex is using his music to connect the world. Through the use of digital technology, he has been able to reach a wider audience however, he can be found in upcoming performances supporting the release of his 7″ “If You Had/”No Regrets”. Check out the sounds of N Wolex on Soudcloud.

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“Don’t Look At Me” the latest song from the Rockin45s surges the charts


TheRockin45sNot Afraid to Say it…

There are often words between men and women that remain unspoken. These moments between the lines can lead to misunderstandings and conflict through which relationships are often eroded. The latest single from Farmingville, New York’s favorite party band the Rockin45s titled “Don’t Look At Me” challenges the notion that love conquers all. In fact, the band candidly provides a glimpse into the male psyche while exploring the feelings and emotions behind unrequited love.

Known for cranking up parties with their classic covers, the Rockin45s have gifted fans with a fresh, original piece that speaks volumes about the band’s extensive musical scope. While the band often performs up-beat, high-energy songs, “Don’t Look At Me” carries a more mellow tune for listeners to enjoy. The song conveys as a slow-tempo rock single but, it still emanates the vivacious spirit that the band has grown affectionately known for throughout the years. For music fans, the lyrical composition of the song will be a refreshing break away from the often frivolous, fluff of mainstream pop. The band succeeds in not only delivering an agreeable track but also provides a mindful observation of themes that hit closest to home; they do so in a clever manner.

Alongside the band’s thick, and saucy music accompaniment, tough rock vocals reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s style,  yield a gritty expression of man’s inner-working to listeners. The hook “If it’s love, don’t look at me” makes a bold statement from the perspective of a person who may be loved but is not actually loving. The song is presented from a point of view that we, as socially constructed individuals are not often privy to. Encouraging men not to skirt around their feelings and challenging women to accept the reality that “he’s just not that into you” is an unabashed concept but painfully real. Certainly a band that thinks outside of the box, the Rockin45s possess a distinct quality and aptness for handling topics that many other artists elect not to. This is exciting news for music fans on the prowl for righteous, fun music, soul-stirring content, and nostalgic waltzes with irony and life’s subtleties.

Based in Farmingville, NY the Rockin45s are one of the most popular cover bands of our time. While not only smashing it up with award-winning classics, they have an extensive catalog of original hits available for yearning ears around the globe. Comprised of Matt Nappo on guitar, Mike Barone on drums, Bill Capozzi on bass, and Mike Scarione on vocals, the entertaining shock-rockers have garnered thousands of fans around the world.  Listen to more music from the Rockin45s on Reverbnation and for the latest information on tours and so much more check out their official website at www.therockin45s.com.

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Pianist Jeffrey Hampton Captivates Fans with Samuel Barber’s Ballade, Op. 46

Jeffrey HamptonOne of the most captivating and impressive instruments on earth is the piano. The piano has the distinct ability to drive a composition through multiple sound layers. Through the expression of a meticulous pianist, the piano keys articulate almost any emotion that one can imagine. It can can make us feel agile and energetic, or dark and sorrowful, it can bring life and animation to objects that are otherwise dead.  A well-composed piano score can engulf listeners into a fanciful world of imagination and wonder. Contemporary pianists,sharing their prowess with the world, reach to pieces by Bach, Chopin, and others to illustrate the intricacies of musical expression. A pianist who has decided to share his personal journey with one of the world’s most famed instruments is Jeffrey Dean Hampton.

Jeffrey Hampton recently covered the works of Samuel Barber and released a video on YouTube for Ballade, Op. 46, the last of the composers works written before his death. Through his masterful rendition, Hampton effectively delivers the looming, dark emotion of the piece. As the piece progresses, Jeffrey flawlessly executes the agitato with relentless vigor and conviction. The overall effect is a dynamic interpretation of the score that fuses sharp phrases with melodious, lingering chords. Check out the video of Jeffrey Dean Hampton playing Samuel Barber’s Ballade Op. 46 below.

Through his expression of Ballade Op. 46, Jeffrey has illustrated not only the longstanding legacy of Samuel Barber’s work but, his own dedication in rendering such a monumental piece. Fans will take pleasure in the skillful translation of the composition while feeling the effects of the energy and emotion that go into composing and mastering a work. Jeffrey breathes a fresh breath of contemporary energy onto a classical jewel.

Having embarked upon his musical journey with the piano at 8 years old, Jeffrey Hampton currently studies at Indiana State. Known for his youthful energy and enthusiasm, his style has garnered him accolades from fans and peers all over. Inspired by the works of Brahams, Schumann, Chopin, and many others, Hampton’s work can currently be heard on his official website www.jdhpiano.com. He possesses a wide musical scope which includes not only classical, but contemporary pop sounds as well. While we await Jeffrey’s next musical sound-byte, eager fans will be excited to know that Jeffrey’s full album release is on the horizon.

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Transcending time: ‘For The Love of Music’ the new album from recording artist LiJames The Chosen sets the bar

LiJames The ChosenThere are few emcees that are able to transcend time. Those who do prove to be the most influential forces in our culture. A force to be reckoned with today is hip hop artist  LiJames The Chosen who just released his latest project ‘For The Love of Music’. The album is a definitive street symphony that speaks volumes about the current climate of society. The Chosen, a name given by his mother has gifted music fans with a crystal clear visuals and lyrical mastery not seen since the era of artists such as Tupac. ‘For The Love of Music’ is a progressive spin on the underground sound that catapulted hip hop to the mainstream decades ago. Evidence of LiJames’ musical influences and avid study of legendary emcees and musicians permeates throughout each and every track. LiJames The Chosen is redirecting hip hop fans to the long-awaited socially conscious origins of hip hop music.

‘For the Love of Music’ explores a myriad of themes on each of the album tracks. LiJames’ perspective throughout the album is not only genuine but refreshing. Like spoken word, the lyrical content is powerful, poetic, and driven by bona fide experiences that are faced everyday. His delivery radiates a voice of maturity and experience that is not often heard within the sounds of independent recording artists. Trudging through the lyrical battlefield, LiJames covers topics ranging from race relations and class to relationships, incarceration to world issues. In the album, he grapples with some of the toughest issues facing our nation, and does so from a highly relative perspective.

The critically acclaimed album which is already receiving rave reviews, has some really powerful tracks that will resonate with listeners. The track “Looking Out My Window” is gritty track that provides a view into a world that few who are on the outside can truly understand. The fact that an emcee can skillfully share the inner-workings of our culture is a symbol of the excellence that an artist like LiJames lends to the movement.

Another powerful track that will reverberate with fans is “Child Slavery” which exemplifies the depth of LiJames’ observations on world issues. Throughout his tracks, he shines light on the subject matter that is seemingly too politically incorrect to address in our current sphere. He switches up the tone of the album with the track “Life is Beautiful” which is a motivating anthem that inspires and influences a positive thought process. “Chocolate Girl” on the other hand, is a candid track that pays homage to natural sisters of the world, a nice diversion from the heavier content included on the album. The lyrical content on the album is balanced well in combination with the delivery and production.

Production on ‘For The Love of Music’ is among the strongest unleashed this year. There are some tracks that have a nostalgic feel such as “What A Shame” and “Knowledge is Power” while tracks such as “Remember Me” have a more progressive mainstream sound. The album incorporates skits, audio clips, and news footage to emphasize the overall story, working effectively to connect the content with current events and subsequently with the listeners. LiJames delivers phenomenal vocal quality in conjunction with a flawless flow. The album is a diverse collaboration that encompasses the authentic voice of underground hip hop but, conveys with the precision of a mainstream production.

Often compared to artists such as Nas, LiJames The Chosen has already been buzzing in the minds of loyal fans in the Big Apple and across the world, as his latest album has coveted thousands of digital downloads. Having jumpstarted his music life as a young kid listening to ciphers on the block, LiJames The Chosen, influenced by other neighborhood emcees later forged his own path to lyrical greatness. Given the middle name of “The Chosen” by his mother, it became early on that LiJames would find amazing experiences on the horizon. With an inclination for performance, his journey has led him to be one of the most sought after artists of our time.

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Need real hip hop? Look no further than the latest single “Soul Searching” by Emcee “Hemanifezt”

hemanifezt photoThe unique characteristics of hip hop have enabled it to evolve over time influencing numerous sub-genres. Although during this evolution, many commercial artists have drifted far way from empowering and socially aware tracks, indie artists who function outside of the mainstream still embrace strong lyrical content. Our artist of the week, Hemanifezt is an artist that delivers thought-provoking content through his work. His latest digital release is a single called “Soul Searching”. The track is bares a close resemblance to hip hop of the early to mid-90s when the lyrical content of hip hop was rich in-depth and cultural relevance and the music was influenced by soulful, retro-funk sounds, and earlier R&B music.

“Soul Searching” is a picturesque analysis of hip hop’s influence on life in one form or another. Hemanifezt brings some personal experiences into the lyrical storyboard illustrated on the track. He speaks to his listeners from an inspirational and motivational perspective. Through the track he has a powerful connection with fans and it is evident that he is a seasoned lyricist. His style can be described as Wu-Tang meets Common with a strong dose of Guru in that it reaches a deeper level requiring fans to truly engage with the music not only because of the sound but because of the thematic content. Early rap music in its infancy was often politically and socially conscious branded with haunting underground beats, paying homage to leaders and rebels who shaped and empowered the masses, making it stand out with such distinction that few could replicate it’s design effectively. Now, with the dawn of a new generation of hip hop enthusiasts upon us, Hemanifezt is likely to be one of the most empowering lyricists to bless the digital music-sphere.

 

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