Jade Moss Wows with Neo-Vintage Single ‘Hey Babe’

After just the first listen, you’ll have this catchy hook stuck in your head all day. Written by Jade, composed by Etto and arranged and mixed by Vita de Luca, Jade’s latest offering talks true love in an ever-shallow world.  

Jade’s intoxicating vocals have shades of her long time influences Grace Jones and Lauryn Hill, while she maintains a truly unique sound that is hard to categorise.  Her eclectic style has wide appeal and brings emotionality to her work, pulling retro 1940s vibes gleefully into the 2020s. 

Nostalgia, glamour and undeniable attitude, ‘Hey Babe’ has it all. Jade’s honest song writing and vocal delivery paired with the seamless production will only leave you wanting more. 

‘Hey Babe’ will be featured on Jade’s upcoming EP ‘Only You’ which will be released in April of this year.

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Raw Soul Express’ Thought-Provoking New Single ‘Fate of the World’

2021 has seen the return of the soul and funk force of nature that is Raw Soul Express. In watching the new video for their single ‘Fate of the World’, it’s easy to forget that the song itself was written some 25 years prior. Long-time bassist and vocalist, Albie Manno explains that when he was planning on making the video in 2019, he had no idea what the images would be. Manno claims that this new take on a classic reaffirms the band’s long held belief that their music should reflect the times.

‘Fate of the World’ isn’t afraid to deal with the big issues, with lyrics and themes touching on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, global warming and the economy. However, it is not often that artists deal with such raw and current issues without appearing preachy. ‘Fate of the World’ prefers not to offer an opinion; instead it simply poses the question: ‘Is this the fate of the world?’

Rick Washington’s lead vocals shine through on this killer track with its ominous bass line and relentless drums from Harold Seay. The extraordinary musicianship of every member is obvious and the band’s years of experience playing together is evident. In a feat almost unheard of in the music industry, the band have retained the original line-up and remain as tight and talented as ever.

Raw Soul Express’ new single is raw, current and thought-provoking. If, like the band, you’re socially minded and you have a deep concern for the state of the world today, then watch the video above and decide for yourself if this really is the Fate of the World.

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Saint blesses us with new EP, ‘Lucid’

Consciousness is a useful tool for a rapper. Saint shows us exactly why on ‘Lucid’, his new EP. While the brash and boastful do well on surface level, the self-aware make music to think to. While remaining highly enjoyable, Saint’s songs provide a depth not usually explored.

PsyRo, the beat-maker behind ‘Lucid’, places Saint in a place where he thrives. It’s important for a musician to never feel too comfortable; pushing forward, out of your comfort zone, is where the magic can really happen. Saint feels pushed to prove himself, rather than being laid down on a cushy beat, waiting for the music to come to him. 

And prove himself he does, with the stand-out example being ‘No More’ – I feel like I want to breath for him in this one. So many words are fitted in to this track, and not in a quota-filling way. It sounds like the very life is being squeezed out of the track, nothing being left behind, everything being thrown out of Saint. It feels like confession.

UK hip-hop is a genre that has never been more popular, and justly so. There probably isn’t a more difficult type of music to try and make a name for yourself in. However, choosing the easy path doesn’t quite seem to fit in with Saint’s vibe. If it doesn’t come with hard work, is it worth it? By the sounds of Lucid – an EP where the effort is painstakingly clear, producing a truly heartfelt project  – I would think not.

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Toby & Pip Bring Joy with ‘Little Lady’

Being the muse of two musicians must be nice. It must be nicer if those two musicians happen to be your parents, too. That is the case for married duo Toby & Pip’s daughter, the inspiration behind their single, ‘Little Lady’.

For those of you who enjoy smiling (masochists, ignore this), this tune should be right up your street. With the ukulele, AKA the instrument that indicates happiness in films, at the driving helm, it’s hard not to feel a grin make its way across your face. Little Lady’s lyrics tell the story of the parents’ young child, and brim with optimism. 

It’s definitely cheesy – there’s no running away from that – but what’s wrong with a little cheese? Especially on such a touching and personal subject, leaning in to their overtly positive outlook is nothing other than a selling point for Toby & Pip.

If you’re a fan of Passenger, The Shires, or not feeling sad (again, masochists pay no mind), then I can safely say that this song will brighten up your day. The accompanying video, where one second of every day of their daughter’s life has been brought together with the song that was inspired by her, feels very much like a full-circle project. It makes a lot of sense, all of this. And that, I would think, is how Toby & Pip might feel about their Little Lady.

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Davie Furey’s ‘Haunted Streets’: hopeful and heartfelt

Davie Furey sounds like a songwriter through and through. His pedigree is clear in his latest effort, ‘Haunted Streets’. Where some might fall flat in a Folk-Rock genre steeped in history, Furey shrewdly relies on a classic writing style and some musicianship from guests such as Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Darren Holden (The High Kings) and ELLYD to impressively mark his territory.

Irish Folk-Rock, to the layman, may seem intimidating. Most people tend to think of a slow and trundling ballad sung by a trundling and slow dullard. However, Furey makes this idea completely forgettable, proving that authentic lyrics and emotive music is all that is needed to retain a listener’s attention.

For fans of Mark Knopfler, those who like something a bit more up-tempo, look no further than tracks Fire and Gold and The Final Frontier. And, for those looking for something more familiar, dip in to Secret Life for a warm and comforting lie down. 

I reckon this album would be good for a hangover. Like a robust hug, it’ll keep you company. And, for when the headache gets a bit much and the tears begin to rise, let the beautifully crafted and delicately mixed ‘Haunted Streets’ allow the tear ducts to burst and the emotion run out. Lean in to the sadness with an album that sounds a bit like hope.

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Chris Andreucci Releases New EP “What Don’t Kill You”

December 2020 saw the release of Chris Andreucci’s EP, “What Don’t Kill You.” The Scottish musician, signed to Century Music Group, recorded the EP with the hope of moving to Nashville. Featuring prominent session musicians and produced by Taylor Swift’s producer, Justin Courtelyou, the EP perfectly showcases Andreucci’s country sound.

“What Don’t Kill You” is a collection of songs themed around love, loss and forgiveness. The mood ranges from upbeat (“The Only Love That Never Broke My Heart,”) to nostalgic (“Thunderstorms and Rain”) and bittersweet (“Tonight I’m Yours”). The deep tones and soul searching lyrics from the Glasgow-based artist reveal a maturity beyond his 22 years. Country fans will love it!

Words: Annabella

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Melanie Masson Releases New Single, “Seasons.”

Melanie Masson has released a new single “Seasons”. The track is a Northern Soul cover of “Seasons” by Future Islands. Produced by the legendary Tristan Longworth, the single boasts an all live performance.

“Seasons” allows Masson to shine with her strong, powerful vocals centre stage. Soft harmonies and a funky brass section create an ultra upbeat, feel-good song. Perfect for lockdown!

Words: Annabella

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Araya Maps Internal Journal in Debut Album ‘Atlas’

January saw the release of singer songwriter Araya’s debut album, Atlas. The Brooklyn based artist has been gaining critical acclaim from the music press and distributors alike.

Having written music from a young age, Araya perfects his skills in this album, which charts his quest for self knowledge. This reflection is particularly evident on the track ‘Eden’, which suggests that self acceptance is Araya’s route to happiness.

Atlas, with its soulful vocals and slick production, has the makings of a successful, soul-tinged pop album. The album journeys from the funky keys of the upbeat ‘Dancer’, to the mellow guitar in the reflective ‘Sad Song’.

‘Color Palette’ is a fun, bouncy celebration of colour, but it’s the deep honesty of ‘Eden’ which makes the track my favourite.

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Ruth Brosnan Releases Her New Single ‘Electric Gold’ for the Superheroes of COVID-19

Electric Gold’ is Ruth Brosnan’s newest single after ‘Good Enough’ and ‘Toodle-oo‘, which were released earlier this year.

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Influenced by a mixture of 80s and modern electronic music, ‘Electric Gold’ is a motivational, uplifting single which gives strength to all of us who have endured isolation and poor mental health during our global pandemic, COVID-19.

Electric Gold reminds us, through all this hardship we are not alone and the single gives us hope that soon we will come together again and it will be over. The message of the song is to provide hope and escapism in the uncertain times we face but also to reassure us we can survive this period of social isolation.

“It’s about realizing that we are all our own heroes and will overcome these tough times and emerge together stronger. It is a shot of adrenaline to all of those obeying the rules so far to keep on going and a thank you/acknowledgement to frontline staff.” – Ruth Brosnan

Singer-songwriter Ruth Brosnan is based in Cork, Ireland. She graduated at CIT Cork School of Music in 2018 with a First-Class Honours BA in Popular Music.

Ruth then moved to LA to go on to hone her craft, where she won The Great American Song Contest. Following this success, she then moved back to Ireland where she went on to write and release her debut single ‘Good Enough’.

Electric Gold will be available to stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer and Apple Music. You can watch the music video on Vevo/Youtube/Facebook/IGTV.

Written by Francesca Bass

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The Portland-based trio ’87 and The Toys’ have released their new alt-indie EP ‘Japanesy if you Pleasey’

The seven track’s show the trio’s affinity with off-the-wall indie artists from across the years, showcasing likeness to Violent Femmes and Neutral Milk Hotel, whilst still staying true to their unique quirky style.

The band consists of Dave on Bass and guitar; Hana on min-drum kit, piano, and vocals; and Patrick on rhythm guitar and vocals. The trio have developed a style which incorporates American and Japanese cultures, especially evident in their songs ‘All you can eat sushi’ and ‘Ramen’ which are both on the new EP.

The band also pride themselves on being completely musically authentic. They record strictly without filters, overblown production techniques or autotune. 87 And The Toys subscribe to the school of absolute musical purity which is part of their commitment to their artistic authenticity.

This is shown in their recording techniques as they use their own DIY methods of production, which includes their new EP being entirely recorded on 8-track via a tiny Tascam recorder. 

With a unique sound stemming from their alternative production techniques, 87 And The Toys are one to look out for especially if you’re after old-school punk rock with modern themes. 

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