With a powerful message, the upbeat ‘Good Life’ is produced using a slick combination of modern beats, mixed in with early 2000s sound effects, the end result being a perfectly addictive rhythm throughout the entire track. Avé’s gorgeous vocals however are the real focal point, as she pitches every note without fail, proclaiming the lyrics as the ultimate testimony to God.
Jor’Dan Armstrong has been performing since he was five years old, but he’s loved music since he was even younger than that, attending church as a very small child. His admiration for God has stayed strong throughout his career, remaining a constant theme in his songs, albeit with a mainstream twist, allowing him to rewire the world of Gospel Music.
From early childhood Jojo Engelbert has always been surrounded by popular entertainers, beginning with her siblings, whose nationally syndicated variety programme, ‘Ariel & Zoey & Eli Too’, was followed by a social media audience of millions. It should come as no surprise then that she never once doubted that her destiny also lay in entertainment, and her irresistible personality and gorgeous voice, from appearances on Ariel & Zoey & Eli Too as well as its companion programme, ‘Steal The Show’, ensured her introduction to her own fans. While not entirely ‘Grown Up’, at 14 Jojo feels she’s well and truly ready to shoot for the stars, with her new single.
Pre-Sexual Activities, a producer duo from New York City, know about the impact of digital media providers on music these days. They know how much streaming has disseminated popular music from its roots – no longer is it necessary to visit a local record store, or a nightclub, to hear the latest tunes. You don’t need to buy anything, you don’t even need to listen to the radio. Music can be accessed everywhere, it exists in a cloud…but clouds vanish. Although there are and have been many streaming services along the way, none have made so much of an impact as Spotify – and PSA lay the blame squarely at their feet – as heard in their latest single, ‘Spotify Your Life’.
Joyann Parker, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a great blues musician who has always known she was made for the genre. Starting her career in church, she soon expanded and developed, and now combines soul, R&B, gospel, jazz, and traditional blues in her versatile sound. New single, ‘Out Of The Dark’, is the closing and title track on her latest album, and is a fitting wrap up of the message of the previous 10 tracks.
The Rodgers And Hammerstein classic, ‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame’ was written to be sung by four male voices. We think it’s high time that was rewritten, as three Dames of the Realm, Dame Vera Lynn, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dame Helen Mirren – and Olivia Colman CBE – are pitted against each other in a chart battle like no other, this November!
Following the recent announcement of Kraftwerk’s 3-D The Catalogue (Dolby Atmos Surround Mix) and 5 German language studio albums (Trans Europa Express, Die Mensch-Maschine, Computerwelt, Techno Pop and The Mix) being made available to stream for the very first time, Parlophone Records have confirmed that the 2009 UK and German vinyl 12345678 Catalogue remasters are to be made available as limited edition, individual heavyweight LPs, most of which have never been pressed on coloured vinyl before.
The video for Michael Pinder’s latest single, ‘Soar’, shot by Rob Fitzgerald, captures him in a beautiful setting – it’s northern California, so it’s raining; he’s not the main character however, he’s merely the narrator, telling the story of a woman’s journey from resignation to overwhelming confidence.
Shara Vallée is from the tiny West Indies island of Anguilla, and the singer and performer is set to explode on the world with her silky smooth vocals. We present to you two of her songs, as well as the official videos, for ‘Tipsy’, and ‘Young, Wild And Free’. When Shara Vallée becomes a massive international star, don’t forget where you heard it first!
Sun & Flesh know that hard rock is all about making sharp snaps between clean and dirty sounds; the juxtaposition of heavy and light, comfort and terror that makes the best rock songs, well, rock. The band’s very name does it too – the comfort giving sun in congruence with the ominous sounding flesh.