Chad Rico, from Richmond California, is not all he first appears to be. Entrepreneur, financial analyst, clothing manufacturer/designer, filmmaker – he’s been all of these, and a maths college professor as well. Now add hip hop artist to the the list! His debut 7 track EP, ‘Myth’, was released in 2018 to much acclaim, from which comes his single ‘New Level’.
Denver folk-rock band Milquetoast and Company bring flights of fancy not just to their latest single, ‘Hummingbirds’, but also to the accompanying animated music video. The clip sees the band join forces with animator and visual artist Brendan Huza, winner of Genero TV’s “Director of the Year” award.
Katie Kittermaster is a singer songwriter from Kent who has recently been making real waves. This year would have been a very busy one with live dates a plenty in her own right and as a supporting act for some substantiated names in the industry. She toured with a recent interviewee of mine, Lucy Spraggan, and is about to release her new single, a cover of the classic ‘Every Breath You Take’. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her a few questions about what she’s been up to, the single and the sumptuous backdrop of the video to accompany it. Katie’s version of the song comes from a different place to the original and works beautifully.
Cleveland’s Michael Ghould takes the Blur classic, ‘Girls & Boys’ and ramps it up to 11 with a party sound like no other, along with a largely green-screen enabled music video, filled with bright colours and neon lights. The track comes as the first single from his ‘Private Disco’ EP, which is set to see the year out with its release on December 31.
Alt/Dreampop duo EMERGER have released the music video for their new single, ‘State Of Mind’. The pair, comprising Emma de Goede and Gerry Matthee, both studied music at the University Of Cape Town, South Africa, and after graduation concentrated on writing material which would become their debut self-produced mini-album, ‘Bloom’. The new release is the first since that album, and marks a musical turning point for EMERGER.
New York artist Kira Rizavi brings soaring vocals along with warmth and positivity in her debut single, ‘Breathe Down’. The young singer-songwriter, who has been favourably compared to Diana Ross, and Rihanna, has already performed at Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan Opera, and The Bitter End.
You may think you’ve heard this Christmas favourite before, but you’ve not heard it like this.
As re-imagined by country superstars for KING & COUNTRY (over one and a half billion global streams and an airplay audience of more than five billion can’t be wrong!), Little Drummer Boy takes on a dramatic, epic quality all its own.
Maryland faith-based artist Kevin Phillips knows who to thank for every blessing in his life, and every day, when he loses sight of the better things in life, he turns to God for help and inspiration. Kevin started his music career back in his teens, with ‘Trilogy’, formed with two friends. The trio was signed to record deals in New York City. Now a solo artist, Kevin’s infectious energy and faith in God has provided him with plenty of lyric matter, and his record label – Phillips Music Group also pays homage to his Lord, with its acronym also standing for “Praise Mighty God”.
Do we love AV Super Sunshine? Yes we do! And when we saw the name of his most recent single, ‘X File 8675309’ we laughed out loud, because, if you’re of a certain age, you’ll instantly know what it means – in 1981 it became the most most famous phone number on earth, belonging to Jenny, from the song by Tommy Tutone, ‘867-5309/Jenny’. The song doesn’t just use the number, but it also features the hook from that song.
The Tennessee Werewolves take classic American country music, with all its darkness and perfect harmonies, and add high energy tunes when they’re singing about those low points in life. The latest single from the trio, ‘American Dream’, released via Verado Records, is stripped down heartfelt angst, which comes with a near guarantee that you’ll be sobbing.