As we approach Christmas, a traditionally family and love orientated holiday, a time of the year when we can get caught up worrying about what we might give to others, what could be better than to take a break from the sleigh bells and mistletoe to listen to an EP that is so beautifully crafted and vocalised, so emotionally invested that it really is the perfect gift to yourself. It’s a record that says:
“if it’s real, I’ll just wait for it, if its real, this could be our story. Everything we want will come true”
Francis Karel has a fairy tale back story. It’s the sort of tale that you’d almost think you’d only see in a movie but this endearing story is a true one and it’s a story that has inspired a huge following for an artist with a wonderful ability to weave a lyrical story with a hugely captivating voice and persona.
I hope you take the time to read what Katie Kittermaster has to say and maybe help her support this amazing charity. Enjoy the interview and if you feel that you need to chat with someone you can find My Black Dog at www.myblackdog.co. If you’d like to find out more about Katie, her music is available on all major streaming services.
Jada first came to my notice with the powerful ballad ‘I’m Back’ earlier this year but anyone who has been following her social media knows that she has been quietly kicking up a storm in her home country Denmark with releases like ‘On Me’ and ‘Nudes’. Her quite mesmeric performance on the Zulu Awards Show highlighted just how incredible she is as a live act and it’s no surprise that she will be headlining at the legendary Orange Stage at the Roskilde Festival next year.
Coming from Ukraine and already garnering critical approval from The Independent and Headliner magazine, Alex, the 23-year-old behind Marineris, has really managed to take his inspiration from his beginnings in an industrial town in Ukraine to something that is globally applicable. After all, at the moment in the throes of a global pandemic, we all suddenly find ourselves in the same predicament.
Sofia Lafuente’s name translates as ‘the fountain’ and it seems that she’s at a point in her artistic life where her music is flowing in a very powerful way. Out on all platforms, her stunning new single ‘Good Intentions’ is certainly more introspective than her debut EP ‘Control’. It marks a new direction sonically for this talented multi-faceted artist as she sings in her native Spanish for the first time and this track really does serve to illustrate her ability to tell a story and bring it to life in a dramatically relatable way.