It’s an absolute joy to catch an artist on their way up towards stardom. Astraea is one such artist – having already proven her worth as someone who can soundtrack truly heartstring-pulling moments (her music has been played during key moments in Love Island, for example), and collaborating with huge names in the industry such as Ward Thomas and Lewis Capaldi.
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.
During the pandemic, we have to make do with what we have. Whether that be baking bread every day of the week, watching all of Netflix or just vibing, we’re all out here doing our best. But Live Nation have really pushed the envelope, putting into place a pioneering new way to watch live music – and Taylor Castro is right at the forefront.
It’s a solo offering from the woman responsible for some of the greatest hits in today’s musical landscape – those by acts such as Ward Thomas and Lewis Capaldi. But now stepping out from behind the producer’s desk, it’s clear that this release is something producer Astraea has been sitting on for some while now, and is read to unleash.
‘Abyss’ is the latest release from Taylor Castro, who is currently broadcasting to countries all over the world in partnership with Live Nation. This virtual world tour is a brilliant example of the resilience of the music industry, proving that artists can and will find ways around the coronavirus pandemic to bring us music in whatever way possible!