Palestinian-American singer-songwriter, Aladeen Alhyahek, takes his inspiration from Michael Jackson with is upbeat debut pop album, ‘Blue Flame’. Comprising seven tracks, the album, which has also been influenced by R&B, hip hop, KPop, and JPop, sees Aladeen singing and rapping, accompanied by a dance beat.
Released on January 1, ‘Cuts and Bruises’ is the debut album from Siimon, who has honed his skills over the years fronting Coldplay tribute band, Coolplay. The album has its roots in lockdown, with Siimon using his time to write and record, as well as demos of songs written at songwriting workshops in the past.
Hailing from Welywn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, England, D•SIPAUL is a musician, composer, and producer. The artist, real name Simon Paul Goold, pays homage to Depeche Mode with his new album, ‘Mode Formula’, which features guest vocalists, and dark instrumentals. ‘Mode Formula’ was released on December 11.
Tatty Bumpkin is the brainchild of Sam Petter, begun in 2014 as a more creative, holistic approach to the movement activities of children aged 0-7. The album, ‘Bendy, Giggly, Clever And Strong’ has been written by yoga teachers, educationalists, and musicians, and takes children on a story narrative to inspire creativity. The title track, ‘Bendy Giggly, Clever and Strong’ takes the four components of Tatty Bumpkin’s mission: Bendy – through yoga movements; Giggly – through creativity; Clever – through carefully crafted developmental links; and Strong – through mindfulness and relaxation.
Chris Stapleton is a five time Grammy winner, ten time CMA award and seven time ACM award winner. So to say that a new album from him is a Country music event is an understatement. In fact, such is the respect that this Kentucky born artist is held in across the board, this is quite simply a music event.
The Vamps blessed the music scene all the way back in 2012 after meeting online and posting covers on YouTube. From that small garage band, they have grown into one of the biggest bands in the UK. After six headline tours, becoming the first band to perform at London’s O2 Arena five years in a row, a number one album, and performing to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans worldwide, Brad, James, Connor, and Tristan return with their fifth studio album titled “Cherry Blossom.”
Considering Nik Kershaw wrote the tracks on ‘Oxymoron’ before Covid-19 irrevocably altered 2020, there’s a great many songs which work very well in describing this year. But that says a lot about Kershaw doesn’t it; there’s a reason Elton John described him as the best songwriter of his generation. He is the consummate songwriter, his songs stand the test of time.
Self-released on October 2, Nathaniel Bellows’ third album is aptly entitled, ‘Three’. The eight songs have also taken him three years to write, and started when his father’s health started to decline and then rapidly go into freefall. Bellows senior died in March last year, and although Nathaniel continued to keep writing after his father’s death, you quickly begin to see why the number means a lot to him.