Song of the Day: Best Kind Of Light – Jess Knights

JESS KINGHTS‘ co-written ballad, ‘Best Kind of Light’, reflects on a graceful end to a relationship.

“It’s a choice to move on from any relationship with grace and integrity,” Knights says. “‘Best Kind of Light’ traces a reflection on what was with a recognition of what is, and a choice to remember the good and hopefully learn from the not-so-good.”

Fusing together Jess’ influences of blues, roots and revivalist soul, ‘Best Kind of Light’ – the title track of her latest album –  presents Knights’ luminous voice in its rawest form.

Absolutely stunning…Have a listen below…

Song of the Day: Out Of Sight (Out Of Mind) – Francesca Louise

London-based singer/songwriter FRANCESCA LOUISE‘s single, ‘Out of Sight (Out of Mind)’ is her most exposing song from her latest EP, ‘Melancholic Antidote’, a collection of personal experiences, life lessons, emotions and growth.

Straight to the point, the ‘Out of Sight (Out of Mind)’ is about becoming dependent on love and the denial of feelings due to the fear of vulnerability and potential heart-break. It touches on insecurities of giving your heart to someone else and the risks and dangers that are involved in being transparent with your feelings for another person.

Originally from Liverpool, Louise has seen success having supported the likes of Nashville based indie folk-rock duo The Harmaleighs, brit-pop band Echobelly at St Pancras Old Church in London and Juanita Stein, the former singer of Howling Bells. With radio plays and live sessions with BBC Introducing and independent radios alike, as well as taking festival slots in 2020, Francesca Louise is making her way up the musical ladder and is showcasing her capabilities across the UK.

Have a listen to this stunning single below…

 

Darren Parry Delivers Heartfelt Ballad, ‘Feels Like The World’s Stopped Turning’

DARREN PARRY‘s latest offering, ‘Feels Like The World’s Stopped Turning’ featuring Sian Elson, focuses on a relationship gone sour, leading to its sad demise.

Showcasing his three-and-a-half octave range, full of passion and conviction, Darren leads the heart-breaking pop ballad revealing his sadness and feelings of loss from a relationship. Trying to spare his feelings, Sian delivers her vocal with poise, expressing the desire to move on.

‘Feels Like The World’s Stopped Turning’ comes to a sudden climax as the pair’s emotively raw vocals becomes elegantly intertwined; a perfect build-up to a classic ballad.

2019 and 2020 has been a busy year for Darren with him winning the International ‘Male Vocalist Of The Year’ Silver Crystal Award in Atlanta, in the prestigious ISSA Awards (International Singer Songwriters Association). He has been writing with hit songwriter James Warren of The Korgis (who penned worldwide smash hit, ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’), performing all over and has a brand new podcast called ‘Music Matters’.

‘Feels Like The World’s Stopped Turning’ is available on all major digital platforms.

Lex Leosis Returns with Track ‘Ouzo’

If you fly by the blog regularly, then you should know that LEX LEOSIS is loud, opinionated, and constantly fighting for what she believes in. Check out her previous releases here.

From humble beginnings, Lex first found a home in hip-hop at rap competitions and cyphers. She met a number of creatives through online rap communities and has joined her peers in cities all over the U.S. to collaborate, make music and perform. Spending most of her time in the Bay Area of California, Lex has allowed her traveling influences to expand her music sound and capability.

Sonically different to her previous releases, Lex’s brand new single, ‘Ouzo’, adopts a downtempo groove-driven vibe with funk inspired riffs and smooth melodies juxtaposed with an attack in her flow.

Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Island – Quietype

Toronto-based trio QUIETYPE‘s latest single, ‘Island’ chronicles the feeling of isolation just before the end of a relationship, despite best efforts of keeping it alive. Through the message in the song, Quietype hopes to reach to those who had the same experience.

The guys confessed that ‘Island’ is their proudest work from their brand new self-titled debut EP as the piece is one of the first songs they wrote as a group.

Speaking of the release, Quietype says: “This one was a really interesting song to tackle when it came to recording. There were so many layers, so many unique sounds and tones we wanted to incorporate. For us, it was mainly about finding the balance of incorporating all the sounds we had in our heads while still keeping the song subtle and clear.”

Have a listen to ‘Island’ below…