Song of the Day: Past The Evening – Michael Baker

Following singles ‘One God Damn’ and ‘Baby Books’, the Bright-based artist MICHAEL BAKER reveals another piece of empathic songwriting in ‘Past The Evening’ from his forthcoming album, ‘Salt’ out next year.

This time around, not only are we treated to the Anglo-French musician’s serene soundscape, but also his authentic performance style which shows Baker as someone deeply connected to his craft. Sonically rich throughout, ‘Past The Evening’ is connected to one of Baker’s personal life moments.

Speaking of the intimate release, Baker says: “I remember that feeling of listening to vinyl records and how an album can fill a room. In this song I talk about listening to ‘Ring Of Fire’ by Johnny Cash in my university days as it was one of the first vinyls I got at an old charity shop. The music industry can feel like an uphill struggle, but this track is about remembering why I got into music in the first place, a reminder to sow down enough to keep enjoying the process. This song is my realisation that I don’t think I’ll ever stop making music. Maybe not for everyone else, but just for me.”

Check out the lyric video below and sing along to Baker’s nostalgic single…

Valencia James Delivers Acoustic Video For Single ‘Dreamers’

Following the release of her debut single ‘Flames’, which garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, VALENCIA JAMES is back with the highly anticipated ‘Dreamers’. The single is an anthem reminding us that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and is another example of the songwriters’ praised edgy-pop style and powerful lyricism.

Valencia reveals, “I wrote Dreamers at a time in my life when I was learning how to dream again and believe for dreams that I had forgotten about. It’s kind of that song where I was just like, ‘Why can’t I do all the things that I want to?’ I had just come out of a period of depression about my future and this was my song … let’s all just start dreaming again and going for what we want in life”.

With the aspiration that her music will encourage others to believe in themselves, Valencia preaches that we can do whatever we set our minds to and that we have more in us than we think we do.

‘Dreamers’ is currently available worldwide. Check out the video below:

EP Review: Echo – Turya

TURYA‘s latest EP ‘Echo’ is immediately compelling thanks to the acoustic and intimate setting which, at times, is accompanied with a bed of airy electronic and folklore soundscapes, featured in title track, ‘Echo’, ‘Magical Moments’ and remixed version of her well-received 2017 single, ‘Rain’.

However what makes this South London singer/songwriter so intriguing and captivating is her stellar vocal performance in third effort, ‘There Will Be A Place’, which heavily draws influence from, what I believe it to be, the technique of Hindustani singing.

It’s great to see TURYA back on full form by pushing her Hindu beliefs/bohemian influences further into the forefront. To be honest, I didn’t think she could top her previous EP, ‘Ocean’ – but hands up, I was soooo wrong, because this mini collection is something else.

Check her out below:

Must Listen: Echo, Will There Be A Place, The Man with the Child in His Eyes

New Track: Be Mine – Vadé (ft. Jermaine Riley)

R&B/A cappella sensation VADÉ released their loved-up single, ‘Be Mine’ today, just in time for Valentine’s Day today.

The latest offering crushes most women’s misconception of men being ‘players’ and proves there are still good ones out there who are more than willing to settle down. Written by band member Jermaine Sanderson, ‘Be Mine’ documents a man’s burning desire make a commitment to his love interest …and makes it potently clear that he’s not into playing silly games.

Born as a brainchild of Philip Yeboah and JJ Hammerslay back in 2013, VADÉ now includes three powerhouses, Jermaine Sanderson, Roy Crisp and Joseph Anti to enhance their rich soulful harmonies, armed with a jazzy/R&B fusion.

The winners of Sky 1’s Sing: Ultimate A cappella 2017 release of their debut album, ‘Cry Your Heart Out’, recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios. Following their 2017 debut release, VADÉ continues to generate recognition, scooping the 2018 A cappella Awards for Best Quintet along the way.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the five-piece act as their latest soothing love note may be their breakthrough single. Check it out below:

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WRmZFsekldnGI9cum10PD

 

New Track: No Curtain Call – Across The Board

Canadian rock band ACROSS THE BOARD releases ‘No Curtain Call’, their third and final single of their latest award-winning album, ‘Sonic Boom’.

Written by front-woman Jacqueline Auguste and produced by MC2 Music Media, ‘No Curtain Call’ describes the point in a musician’s career when no one seems to be listening, watching or paying any attention.

With over 600 YouTube videos, three albums and sold-out shows across the country, ACROSS THE BOARD has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards and nominations – including two gold medal Global Music Awards, four Josie Music Award nominations, an Indie Music Hall of Fame award and a Radio Music Award for Best Rock Song –  ACROSS THE BOARD has immense online and terrestrial radio airplay, even reaching number four on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, ‘Sonic Boom’. Their videos have been selected for major film festivals including Indie Best Films Festival and Alternative Film Festival.

ACROSS THE BOARD is currently in studio recording their fourth full length album, slated for release in March 2019.

Watch the video for the duo’s stunning single: