Album Review: Delta – NTHN

Tackling the issue of male mental health, NTHN presents his latest album titled ‘Delta’. Written, produced and recorded by the Runcorn producer/artist himself, NTHN takes us through various stages of his own rollercoaster journey with mental health…

Barely audible airy soundscapes coupled with loops of daunting voices starts the turmoil journey with ‘Aware’ which leads on to feather light bed of electronica/pop backdrop which is almost overshadowed by a jarring bass through efforts, ‘Denial’ and ‘Falling’.

The sole presence of the woeful piano (in ‘Wasting Time’) replaces the alarming drive, before the album ventures into the realms of bluesy hip-hop/emo rap and grunge/metal (think along the lines of Nirvana). ‘Delta’ concludes with tranquil layers of feathery light electronica through ’03:35′, which reflects NTHN’s road to recovery to self acceptance and love.

It’s great to see such issues  – such as male mental health – becoming less of a social taboo. Although this album is NTHN’s personal journey, it’s also a sign of encouragement for others to break down the wall of shame and loneliness (two most common feelings that are associated with this issue) and reach out for help.

Have a listen to ‘Delta’ below and view the song recommendations below…

Must listens: Wasting Time, Conflicted

Ryan Whyte Maloney’s Latest Single, ‘I Am The One’ Tackles Depression And Suicide

Featuring melodic guitar riffs and light percussion, RYAN WHYTE MALONEY‘s new single, ‘I Am the One’ was written in one of the darkest times of his life. Fueled by negative feelings and traumatic past experiences that left a deep scar in his being, Ryan pushed through it all and channeled those feelings to make art.

‘I Am the One’ contains a strong anti-suicide message, in words of Ryan himself about this song: “I hope this song can be a mantra or a beacon of light in your life to merely say you’re not alone and everyone thinks of the dark thoughts that appear like a dark twin mirrored reflection. Wipe away that tearful reflection and know that tomorrow is another day to see what you’re still capable of becoming. You are worthy of live and were put on this earth to give energy and to be a working cog in this game of life. It’s never too late to start over again, it’s hard but every happy ending starts with a first step, so take yours today and make HISTORY remember you!”

Check out the lyric video for the single below…

Marina Massanova Releases New Single, Dank’o’holic

Ukrainian genre-fluid punk rap queen MARINA MASSANOVA‘s heavy-hitter, ‘Dank’o’holic’, is the perfect anthem for anybody who likes a good drink. Touching on subjects like partying and alcoholism, the single is inspired by alcohol addiction.

She wrote the song after her friend said she should stop writing songs about love. Being a bit of a boozer she instead suggested she wrote some music about being passed out on the floor drunk out of her mind. The song is the perfect recollection of a drunk woman having a great time. She took all the best memories of partying and brought in rapper Chris Jenkins to write the song together. The infectious beat perfectly captures the vibe of the track, giving the feel of a drunk person trying to play guitar over loose, heavy-hitting rhythms.

Marina is currently working on her first full-length album which will showcase her new found punk rap style.

Watch the video for ‘Dank’o’holic’. The production was all taken in one intimate shot, baring Marina’s soul as she goes wild in the music studio.

 

 

VOXXEN Shares New Single, ‘Salt’

Ronny Pi has been writing music since the nineties, both for bands and his solo projects. Over the last couple of years, the Norwegian musician has been working under the moniker VOXXEN, which sees him delves into the realms of Indierock, indiepop and indietronica.

His latest single, ‘Salt’ presents hybrid sounds, somewhere between electro rock and indietronica…have a listen below and see what you think.

Ronny will be releasing a string of singles this Autumn, concluding with the release an album later this year.

Song of the Day: Shine So Bright – The Optical Illusion

Following their single, ‘Travesty Of Justice’, which speaks up for the US citizens over the corrupt conduct of the Trump administration, brothers Keith and Wayne Cousin – aka THE OPTICAL ILLUSION – returns with something on a lighter note…

Headed by Keith’s tranquil, David Bowie-esque vocal performance, ‘Shine So Bright’, encourages each and everyone of us to be the best versions of ourselves, no matter what obstacles may come our way. Have a listen below…