The music video for The Orange Apples. track ‘Naked Love’ opens with a shot of two young women and a young man, similarly dressed, all very attractive, together in a field, with their backs against a tree. The grasses are swaying in the wind, and it’s both idyllic and slightly unsettling. The unease continues when another man approaches the trio; it’s all very intriguing and confusing, deliberately ambiguous.
Formerly known as Maxxy From The Trap, Atlanta based R&B singer MaxKaella launched her new persona in August, with ‘In My Bag’, a soulful and buoyant, yet uproarious duet with Dasia Gray. Her new single, ‘Money Dance’, keeps the momentum going – she previously showed she’s got it, now she’s gonna flaunt it.
Stacy Gabel has made the step from behind the scenes to centre stage, moving from her position as a promo producer and writer at Nickelodeon, to in front of the camera as a creative. A native of Eastern Pennsylvania, Stacy is a bit of a local icon, and has won two Global Music Awards for Lyricist, Song, and Musician, and the Lehigh Valley Music Awards of Fans Choice Award, Discovered Artist, Outstanding Female Artist, All-Around Performer, and Best Song, in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Phew! Seems like Stacy made the right choice to move to the front of the stage!
The lyric video for Keldamuzik’s latest single, ‘Can’t Keep Up’, was directed by Rob Fitzgerald, who’s matched it to the upbeat pop track. Keldamuzik’s attitude is empowering; she exudes pride and confidence, and we are encouraged to do the same. She will never tolerate time wasters, and that much is made clear with the assertive words on screen, appearing as she sings them.
‘Disaster’, by Ultra Major, harks back to those days when all you needed was a few friends, a few chords, and an earworm of a song to have a hit. There’s no gimmicks with these guys though, it’s straight up fuzzed-out rock guitars reminiscent of the 90s, the sort of thing that you listen to for years after.
2020 is a year that has proven, and continues to prove, to be one which saps our strength and test our positivity. Every day is another day filled with headlines and news stories that in turn fill us with worry and despair. Even the most positive people find their thoughts are taking a more negative bent.
Are you stuck in a boring 9-5 job that doesn’t provide you with any career satisfaction whatsoever? Do you love music? Combining your quest for a new job with your passion for music is a possibility that might just change your life as you know it! The music industry is a buzzing business filled with talented artists and countless opportunities, but figuring out how to get your foot in the door can seem a little tricky. Luckily, there are a few brilliant ideas and concepts that you can explore to make money from your love of music, and it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think to get started!
Never in the history of the USA has it been more important to vote than in this year’s presidential elections. For too long people have believed that their vote doesn’t matter, but it’s simply not the case. And to help that cause, to encourage people to vote, a group of every day American women from all walks of life, have rallied together for the cause, united in the belief that even a small group can make a big difference. The single, ‘We Need You’, by Women Get Out The Vote, is a powerful protest folk-pop song, and with any luck should prove as important and memorable as the rallying cries in the 60s and 70s.
The Vamps blessed the music scene all the way back in 2012 after meeting online and posting covers on YouTube. From that small garage band, they have grown into one of the biggest bands in the UK. After six headline tours, becoming the first band to perform at London’s O2 Arena five years in a row, a number one album, and performing to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans worldwide, Brad, James, Connor, and Tristan return with their fifth studio album titled “Cherry Blossom.”
Considering Nik Kershaw wrote the tracks on ‘Oxymoron’ before Covid-19 irrevocably altered 2020, there’s a great many songs which work very well in describing this year. But that says a lot about Kershaw doesn’t it; there’s a reason Elton John described him as the best songwriter of his generation. He is the consummate songwriter, his songs stand the test of time.
‘Getting Back To It Now’, set for release tomorrow, October 16, is the new single from Darren Jesse’s sophomore album, ‘Remover’. Best known as co-founder and drummer for Chapel Hill alt-pop act, Ben Folds Five, Jesse has had a 25 year history in the music business, and has released music since 2004 under the nom de plume of Hotel Lights. ‘Getting Back To It Now’ is the follow up to the single, ‘Cape Elizabeth’, which we wrote about at the end of July.