Opener ‘Blue Sky Days’ features a marching band drum beat combined with rich strings and purposeful piano from Sage, on a track which seems to have an overall message of defiance. Her vulnerability is on show for all to see on ‘Bravery’s On Fire’ which documents her personal journey whilst she battled with Uterine cancer. The lyrics are relatable to people who have gone through similar hardships and may be a real comfort for some people.
Pennan Brae’s sound is steeped in the sound of classic American rock and blues, storytellers such as Muddy Waters, BB King, and Elmore James. He’s also influenced by the likes of Elton John, and the sounds of the 80s: in fact he describes himself as the kind of rocker who “travels back in time yet remains unmistakably contemporary”. He builds huge rock songs, based on three or four chords, and gives them a timeless classic quality, turning humour, nostalgia, pleasure and pain into intense pop-rock and piano-driven ballads.
The video for ‘Our Love Is Beautiful’, by Ethan Gold, features fans from all over the world singing Gold’s words, one at a time, in clips from their home countries. The faces of people both young, and old, energetic, and weary, weathered, and beautiful come together in a sequence that is somewhat mesmerising.
Getting your music to an audience is not a ball in the park, especially for new artists. But it is not impossible to draw some attention to yourself using a few marketing strategies. Going down the same route as everybody else might work but will only take you so far. You might have to find more unconventional methods, and here are a few to try.