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.
Pennan Brae’s sound is steeped in the sound of classic American rock and blues, storytellers such as Muddy Waters, BB King, and Elmore James. He’s also influenced by the likes of Elton John, and the sounds of the 80s: in fact he describes himself as the kind of rocker who “travels back in time yet remains unmistakably contemporary”. He builds huge rock songs, based on three or four chords, and gives them a timeless classic quality, turning humour, nostalgia, pleasure and pain into intense pop-rock and piano-driven ballads.
The video for ‘Our Love Is Beautiful’, by Ethan Gold, features fans from all over the world singing Gold’s words, one at a time, in clips from their home countries. The faces of people both young, and old, energetic, and weary, weathered, and beautiful come together in a sequence that is somewhat mesmerising.
‘Baby Yellow’ (In A Dream)’ is the latest single from JHelix, and comes from his fevered musical imagination. The track sees the songwriter and producer take propulsive beats and pair them with the smoothest of psych guitar rhythms, which in combination with the dream experience music video, makes for a very pleasing few minutes away from our reality.
Austrian post-grunge rock band Psycho Village have been around for more than a decade, having been started in 2009 by lead singer Dani Wagner. They released their first ever single in 2013, which reached the top 10 on iTunes, and the top 40 in their homeland. By the time 2019 hit they’d played more than 15o shows all around the world, and signed with Pavement Entertainment in the US, Seven Us Media Group in Europe, and partnered with Sony for distribution.
Yoga, wellness, meditation, and all round healthy lifestyle aficionado Wai Lana has provided inspiration for millions of people around the world, primarily through public tv’s longest running fitness series, which she created, directs, and hosts. As part of her lifestyle promotion, Wai Lana has released a new single and video, every year since 2015, to coincide with International Yoga Day. This year, while the world is in Covid-19 lockdown, she’s released perhaps the most inspirational and hopeful single of them all, ‘Lay Me Down’.
The second single from actress Natasha Heschélle, ‘Without Your Love’ is a love ballad that is at the same time a full on dance groove. The track is the follow up to ‘Can’t Nobody Bring Me Down’, which she released earlier this year. ‘Without Your Love’ was written as a part of the Canadian TV series, ‘Zahara: The Return’, which can be seen on Amazon Prime.
Christopher Leopold has been producing and playing music in bands around Los Angeles for a while now, and he currently fronts Human Barbie, from which he’s released his solo bedroom indie-pop album, ‘Get A Life’. The title track is, in the words of Leopold himself, a “snapshot of one person’s experience of confusion, sadness, and resolve.”