Marije, ‘Stupid Lie’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Marije’s new single, ‘Stupid Lie,’ is rocketing to the top of the pop music radar. The song is ideal for individuals who crave lively dance-pop, and it rips through the industry noise with gusto!

Marije

The singer uses a vocal approach that gives the avant-garde of current music a new lease on life. The music is also significant, with an enthusiastic pace that will have you bopping your head in no time! Also, she possesses a certain quality that few others in the contemporary scene occupy.

You can take a listen to ‘Stupid Lie’ below.


Photo Credit: Marije.

Noah Lema, ‘One For You’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Noah Lema is the man of the moment, and with ‘One For You,’ he slaps the chops with vigour. It’s available now on all major streaming services, and given its high quality, it’s no surprise it’s climbing the ranks!

Noah Lema

Anderton provides the vocals for the music, synergising with Noah to create a timeless mix. Furthermore, the cadence is contagious, and the slew of arrangements that appear as the track develops leaks the kind of excitement that is needed now more than ever.

It begins with an 80s prelude that immediately establishes the tone for the rest of the single. But, as the road unfolds, Noah stays loyal to present times, with many fresh sounds jumping out of the compound.

You can take a listen to ‘One For You’ below.


Photo Credit: Noah Lema.

Xavier, ‘Marooned Again’

Words By Joey Rochert.

The North Carolina-based hip hop and dark pop singer Xavier has returned with a new single called ‘Marooned Again.’

Xavier

Xavier’s innovative approach to music captures attention from the minute he picks up the microphone. He’s fresh, and his charm seeps out of every note like a dripping faucet. The music is equally as captivating, with a futuristic synth loop and a percussion rhythm that will grab you in no time.

Overall, it is a terrific delivery from Xavier and one that we will remember for a long time!


Photo Credit: Xavier.

Tito Jackson, ‘Under Your Spell’, Review

Words By Joey Rochert.

Tito Jackson continues to cast his spell on the music world, and his new album, ‘Under Your Spell,’ is no exception. His latest album, which is out now on Gulfcoast Records and Hillside Global, is an instant classic, with his excellence reaching new heights.

Tito Jackson
@ Tito Jackson.

Jackson, who doesn’t typically venture into the blues domain, demonstrates his versatility here with a path to some of the best blues-rock on the planet. It all starts with ‘Wheels Keep Turning,’ and the feel-good sentiments begin with an unforgettable flavour. Tito is the man that holds the key to the good times, and he doesn’t hold back when it comes to spreading happiness with his instantly mesmerising singing.

‘Love One Another’ is the next track to hit the airwaves, and it’s no surprise that it’s already racked up over half a million Spotify streams in a short amount of time. It’s the song we all need in our lives, and it inspires change with a thought-provoking message on the need of spreading love.

Another fan favourite is ‘Dying Over Here,’ which features Kenny Neal, fellow music great. It’s a soulful blues treasure that leaves us wanting more! It’s tough not to sway your hips to ‘Rock Me Baby’, which features Tito’s buddies George Benson and Claudette Kings, among others.

‘I Got Caught (Loving In A Dream)’ brings the album to a close, and the tracks dazzling aura is enough to put it on the list of the finest new records of 2021.


Photo Credit: Tito Jackson.

Glitch Project, ‘Wane’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Glitch Project return to the forefront of indie music with ‘Wane,’ which is as cool as it gets. The two-piece female outfit immediately kicks us in the shins with a bass riff that demonstrates they aren’t afraid to try something new.

Glitch Project

The bass drives the track ahead, and anyone who enjoys the four-string sound will be dribbling from their guilt. The lead vocals quickly tower to the top, piercing with a message about confronting phobias. They rise with their message and position in the refrain, and the synths synergize with a dance rhythm, leaving us hungry for more.


Photo Credit: Glitch Project.

Thomas Cole And EJ Garlands, ‘Cringe’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Thomas Cole and EJ Garlands are two of the most exciting pop stars to jump out of the scene in some time. They have a charisma that is hard to come by, and they fill the air with excitement as soon as their new track, ‘Cringe’, kicks off.

Thomas Cole

The release is all about people maybe feeling cringed out by others being different. They advocate for welcoming difference and empower us with their strong message about accepting everybody around us. The music is uplifting, and there is so much going on within the mix that it is difficult to get it all down in one review.

Furthermore, a piercing dance structure pulls us from our seats, and the synths and thumping bass riff pulsate their way out of the speakers, leaving us clinging to the speakers.


Photo Credit: Thomas Cole.

780 Masochist, ‘Memories’

Words By Joey Rochert.

780 Masochist gives us the chills with his new release, ‘Memories’. It is a spooky track, yet something unique about it drags us back time and time again.

The opener kicks everything off in style ahead of a powerful rap performance from Canadian 780 Masochist. He is on point with his technique, and he smashes through his delivery with ease. Also, another exciting component about this track is the engaging beat rhythm which taps with unorthodox stamps.

Overall, a smashing track from 780 Masochist and one we will be keeping close for some time.


Photo Credit: 780 Masochist.

Julia Thomsen And Tre, ‘Barcelona Summer’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Julia Thomsen and Tre’s latest release, ‘Barcelona Summer,’ is relishing the summer air. The song is the duo’s first collaboration, and it gives us a glimpse into their mindset.

It’s lovely, with a serene, timeless design. The peaceful vibe of the birds in the opener is also enough to relax our stressed modern heads. In addition, as the music progresses, a piano arrangement grips the ears to every note, transforming it into a gorgeous masterpiece.

Julia Thomsen

Julia Thomsen has a wealth of classical jewels under her belt, and she rarely collaborates with others. It does, however, pay off handsomely, giving her a new edge and allowing her to stand out even more in the competitive classical space. Tre also has a heavenly aspect that adds a lot of flavour to Julia’s music, and both composers sparkle with multicolour throughout the performance.

The piece is titled ‘Barcelona Summer,’ and it appears to be a reflection of the beautiful nature that surrounds the Spanish metropolis, as well as the summer vistas that surround us all. It’s a brilliant road that leads us away from our chair and into a lovely refuge.

It’s also likely to start many collaborations between the two composers, who evidently enjoyed working together on this piece. It’s a refreshing experience to hear two creative composers collaborate, and they don’t hold back in letting their personalities shine through as the work progresses.


Photo Credit: Julia Thomsen.

Eliot, ‘Look At Me Now’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Eliot is the indie rocker whose latest single, ‘Look At Me Now,’ is a smashing accomplishment. The singer reflects on his tenure and demonstrates that anything is possible, often looking back with nostalgia.

Eliot

The singer’s voice is in top form, and he gives the present scene a new edge. He doesn’t hold back with his enticing vocal tone, which grows in leaps and bounds as he proceeds through his delivery. Similarly, the music is immediately appealing, with a traditional rock and roll vibe pervading the mix.

Overall, ‘Look At Me Now’ is a first-rate delivery that will last a long time due to its exceptional quality.


Photo Credit: Terry Johnson.

Calboa, ‘Love Is A Pain Of Its Own’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Calboa is a Hull-based indie rock artist who is steadily improving with each new release. Furthermore, his most recent release, ‘Love Is A Pain Of Its Own,’ is a gift for everyone who enjoys the best of indie music, and he establishes himself as one of the most exciting indie performers to hit the airways in recent memory.

‘Love Is A Pain Of Its Own’ has a similar tone to his earlier works, but he goes deeper into the melancholy territory here. Furthermore, the guitar melody that opens the music is dynamic, with emotion that immediately hooks us. Calboa begins with a fantastic vocal performance that sets the tone for the rest of the record. He sings about the realities of his life, and each vocal line hits with great conviction.

Calboa

The verse is concise and memorable. With its nail-biting hook and rhythm, it also brilliantly leads us into the chorus. Calboa also enters a new region, which sounds exceptionally different from the rest of the indie scene’s offerings. Calboa gets a handle on infectious melodies in the chorus. He’s no stranger to composing catchy hooks, but he’s never sounded as powerful as he does on this chorus. With his mesmerising charisma, he sings with character and creates a long-lasting effect.

Calboa unleashes an elongated vocal with a poignant tune that gets even more profound as the track nears its conclusion. Also, the instruments ratchet up the tempo, resulting in one of the most breathtaking indie track finales heard this year.


Photo Credit: Calboa.