Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.
It has been officially announced that Netflix have renewed ‘The Umbrella Academy’ for a second season, with the cast – comprising Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin Min – reprising their roles. Further casting news for season two will be announced at a later date.
When you mention T-Pain, what do you think of? I think of his vocal effects, the imaginative, otherworldly sounds which he’s incorporated into his songs. Many have copied, but at the end of the day, T-Pain is the OG of voice processing, and his experimentation always kept him at the front of the barrier.
19 year old Canadian artist Michael Bright was deep into hip hop, pop, and R&B by the age of 7. Later on, he schooled himself in the music of the greats of those genres, including Chris Brown, Usher, and Michael Jackson. Now Bright is determined to live up to his name and burn even greater. His single, ‘Heartache’, comes with his first ever music video, which fully captures the pain of a broken heart, together with the slow tempo track.
Although Jordan Astra is from Toronto, Canada, the singer-songwriter is making a name for himself in Australia, where he’s found himself a base in Melbourne. His new single, ‘All Blessings’, is an irresistable track – dancey, catchy, and complete with bouncy synths and a brilliant vocal from Astra himself.
Astha looked like she had it all. A flourishing career, with sold out shows across the UK, Australia, and Asia, touring with her boyfriend, who also worked as her producer. All was not as it seemed however. Behind closed doors Astha was having breakdowns, falling asleep in tears, and waking up exhausted. Something was missing – she needed more.