It’s that time of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere at least, when the weather starts getting colder and we start hankering for the warmth of an open fire, and thinking about our friends and family and the new year ahead. Jake Miller reckons we don’t have to wait until November and December, but instead that we can have that joy 365 days a year, and he proves it in his new song, ‘I Got You’.
ADVM doesn’t mince words in new single, ‘She’s Gone’, as he sings in the chorus, “My guard got up but I still got hurt”. His lady love has walked away, and while his criticism of her is unsparing, he’s nonetheless still open to self-reflection, as he considers the nature of love, and whether or not he is indeed, a candidate for romance at all.
Rising pop singer-songwriter Baker Grace is not just some girl-next-door. She’s a pioneering female artist seeking to empower others with her edgy and vulnerable interpretations of these challenging times, and her new single and video, ‘Painkiller’, is the perfect setting off point for those who aren’t already familiar with her sound.
‘Saint & Sinners’, the new single from Honey Trap, is a stunning example of what this band has to offer. Opening with a blues-infused riff from Bouras, underpinning Rendon’s steamy vocals, the song builds gradually until its zenith as a superb head-banger of a track. Written during the Covid-19 pandemic, the lyrics reflect how the pandemic affected us all – saints and sinners alike – putting us on an equal platform. The lyrics, and vocals in turn, go from gentleness to full-blown rage, a reflection of the inner turmoil we all feel in uncertain times, and did particularly feel back then.
An artist inspired by the likes of singer songwriters such as Donovan, and Bob Dylan, AKoVA uses music as a healing tool. Based on Australia’s Gold Coast, AKoVA says, “You either get bitter, or you get better”, and his new single, ‘Please Move’ certainly should be considered as such, along with the gorgeous accompanying music video.