Song of the Day: Celestial Body – Maidin

MAIDIN presents her debut single, ‘Celestial Body’, which showcases her impassioned vocals soaring over melancholic acoustic guitars, echoing harmonies, and velvety-laced soundscapes that gently seduce and envelop the listener for an immersive and heart-wrenching experience.

‘Celestial Body’ details a love that’s just out of reach and a longing to be with someone that you ultimately can’t have. Maidin confides, “the first idea for ‘Celestial Body’ came to me on a beach in July, when the moon was out in the middle of the day. It’s a really unsettling thing to see, as I’m sure most people know. I started thinking of the image of a “celestial body” to represent somebody who I would’ve liked to be close with, but this person was keeping me at a distance. A celestial body is something beautiful, that you can admire and love from far away, but you can’t ever reach. Melodically and musically, the song seemed to come out of thin air.”

Drawing influences from the likes of songwriting powerhouses Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton, along with experimental pop musicians St. Vincent and Sylvan Esso, Maidin aims to create music that captures the vivid storytelling of folk music with a fresh and modern alternative pop sound. Her upcoming releases detail coming-of-age relationships and all the relatable emotions that go hand-in-hand with experiencing love, loss, yearning, and grief. 

Have a listen to the stunning single below…

Song of the Day: Without Me – Celine Ellis

Hailing from Northamptonshire (UK), accomplished singer-songwriter and independent recording artist CELINE ELLIS has 20 years of songwriting tucked under her belt and has been around a block or two, and down enough roads to have a few stories to tell. Songs like ‘Without Me’ and ‘Fallen Angel’ show us just how deeply Celine see’s the world, and she conveys this with such honesty and grit. ‘Drive On Through’ shows us her adventurous, playful side, and really brings home that catchy, singable chorus that defines any road trip playlist.

‘Without Me’ is the latest of Celine’s original releases and will be the lead single on her brand new EP being announced soon. Inspired by a quote written by a friend on Facebook, Celine was encouraged to confront a previous breakup and write what she had wanted to say all those moments ago…

Echoing the melancholy of the lyrics with a stripped back arrangement, the track demonstrates a gentle vulnerability and delivers a pensive look at this situation.

Have a listen to ‘Without Me’ – and I guarantee you that this stunning single will grab your heart from the very start.

Jayne Doe Shares Single, ‘Welcome To Hollywood’, A Candid Anthem Of Sacrifice

Oozing soul-stirring vocals, moody guitar riffs and a catchy hook, Los Angeles – based artist Sydney Agudong – aka JAYNE DOE – presents her new single, ‘Welcome To Hollywood’, which describes her experience in pursuing her dreams in the ‘city of stars and angels’, putting her health and heart out on the line without knowing what the future holds.

She says of her experience: “Hollywood’ is glamorized as a place where people can be whoever they want to be and live out their wildest dreams, but no one ever talks about the thousands and thousands of rejections and thoughts of giving up and giving in to one of those critics or “no’s” that tell you it’ll never happen, whether you or someone else is the critic themselves. No one talks about the mental strength and sacrifice it takes to make a dream come true.” 

Born and raised in Hawai’i, the 21 year old, made her first on-stage debut at 18 months old, and knew that’s where she belonged. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Jayne spent her childhood years singing in local talent shows and competitions, receiving awards and recognition at every stop. At 10, Sydney wrote and recorded her first original song called ‘I’m So Sorry’ that was later played and requested on local Hawaiian radio stations.

Jayne is currently collaborating with Al Machera, a music industry veteran that engineered the famous “Salt N Pepa” and co-founded Westlake Recording Studios, a highly utilized and respected recording company known best for Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Album.

When she’s not in the studio and out performing, Jayne is quickly developing her on-screen credits in TV and film. She shot a lead role in her first feature film titled, “West Michigan,” and booked a recurring guest star role on Netflix’s “On My Block”.

Jayne Doe, is in the process of developing her album. Until then, have a listen to her latest single, ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ below…

Penelope Antena Delivers Touching Piece, ‘Back To Say’

Belgian and French singer/songwriter PENELOPE ANTENA is carving out her own genre melding path that has garnered praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and France Inter. Her mother is renowned singer Isabelle Antena (a pioneer of Electro Samba) and her grandfather is jazz pianist Marc Moulin (the reason Blue Note opened its EU headquarters, and who was sampled by the likes of Jay Dilla).

Her touching ballad, ‘Back to Stay’, which is taken from her glowing sophomore effort, Beamorose (out 19th August on Youngbloods), adapts folk, Americana, and gospel sensibilities. A powerful cover of John Martyn’s 1967 single, Penelope’s soaring vocal work and free-flowing piano arrangement emphasizes the original heartfelt character, casting a resonant ode to lasting love in the face of inevitable change.

Here’s your chance to listen to Penelope’s version of ‘Back To Say’ below…

Song Of the Day: The In Between – Favourite Daughter

FAVOURITE DAUGHTER‘s latest single, ‘The In Between’, is far cry from her previous wonderfully chaotic offering, ‘Long Distance, which chronicles losing control of your feelings.

Positioned in a guitar-led intimate setting, ‘The In Between’ is about meeting someone you really like and the cocktail of feelings encountered when taking the dating phase to the next stage – the anticipation of happiness, the anxiety of having to stay in the moment, and the fear of being vulnerable with someone new and getting hurt.

Speaking of her single, the Montreal singer-songwriter says: I wrote The In Between a few weeks after meeting my partner. I was adamantly single and had every intention to remain that way, but of course love always finds you when you’re not looking, and I found myself terrified at how quickly I was falling for her. I wanted to strip this song back to its bare essentials and make it feel as intimate as possible, so the listener feels like they’re the only person in the room.

Have a listen to this beauty below…





















Have a listen to this beauty below…