Dublin-based singer/ songwriter Honas is set to release a powerful indie/folk/pop tune, “I Can Get You Out of This.” With reverby guitars, ambient synths, and energetic drums, Honas creates a cinematic soundscape complete with a compelling vocal performance.
Honas says, “The song is about having a friend or loved one thats having a hard time mentally. It’s about standing on the outside, wishing you could help but not quite sure how. It’s about feeling helpless.
He goes on to say, “I started writing the song about five years ago, but then moved away from it. I had an experience in a similar vein that brought the song back into my head. As I started living it again, I completed the song in a new light.”
Sonically, he says, “The hypnotic acoustic riff carries the whole way through the song. I wanted to create an atmosphere that conveyed the song’s meaning. I’ve always been drawn to ambient sounds, swells and evolving tones, to create something really immersive. We wanted an energetic, aggressive, chaotic drum sound, the result being a mix of programmed sounds and real drums.”
The song was recorded by Adam Redmond in Flaked Studios, where Adam helped sonically bring the song to life. The pair were inspired by the likes of Bon Iver, Dermot Kennedy, and Ben Howard.
The Irish singer-songwriter combines honest, raw songwriting with an ambient sonic palette. He has written and produced with several artists, as well as being a key part of Irish indie-outfit Orchid Collective playing bass and songwriting. The band was the outlet for his music for many years, though he was still writing on his own.
He ended up with a group of songs he was happy with, and came across producer Adam Redmond. In 2019 he turned his attention to his own debut album. His first three singles have amassed over 1.7 million streams on Spotify, landed on several Spotify editorial playlists, and gained acclaim from several major blogs and publications.
a true marker of talent - freddie long is excited to share his new single 'the nowhere times'
Bringing a new and meaningful rhythm to the forefront, Freddie Long announces the launch of his latest single ‘The Nowhere Times’. Passionate and life affirming, the new release encompasses raw instrumental and profound lyrics that will transport you into an alternate musical world. A powerful message is delivered through this expressive track that pushes the genre norm to new heights. The vocals work beautifully with the driving guitar and steady percussive beats – leaving listeners inspired to embrace new beginnings whilst accepting the errors of the past.
Inviting you in, Freddie’s signature vocal ability has a gravelled undertone to it, making you feel exactly what he is feeling – conveying a sensation that breaks your heart and for fleeting moments, puts a smile on your face. Sussex-born and at the epitome of the millennial generation, the DIY singer/songwriter is a true marker of talent and has naturally started to develop his distinctive sound and styling.
Touching on past love with the lyrics describing the inability to stop thinking about someone who you just can’t get over, the overall feel of the new single is emotive and powerful. Combined with the upbeat pace and liberal use of instruments the song generates a sense of optimism whilst hitting something deeper.
Working alongside producer and Grammy Award winner Adrian Bushby, who has worked with popular artists such a Muse and Foo Fighters, the ‘Nowhere Times’ is a single that you don’t want to miss.
Alongside producing melodic tracks, Freddie has also received accolades from Complex, Notion, Wonderland, Official Charts, TMRW Magazine, CLASH, Mahogany and BBC Introducing. He has performed live at The Great Escape, Sundown Festival and BBC Introducing Live. Labelled as ‘One to Watch’ from MTV for his previous single, Freddie Long is fast becoming the artist he was always destined to become.
“I’m really excited to share this track. I feel like it’s one of my most personal releases to date. Not only that it was amazing working with Adrian Bushby (producer), who really brought the sound out. It’s definitely a more live-sounding record compared to my earlier stuff, which I really wanted for this. Super raw, vocals, guitar, and drums. Was such a vibe recording this with the band and I can’t wait to get out and play it live with them.”
soul & pop vibes combined with upbeat sounds, kelly jane just dropped her new single 'runaway'
Kelly Jane is a Singer/Songwriter from Northamptonshire, whose fusion of pop and soul with jazz influences offers a sound that’s as refreshing as it is infectious. At the age of 13 Kelly took up guitar to support her singing and soon found a passion for writing music, she has been gigging every weekend since. Kelly recorded her debut EP ‘Took Some Time‘ in 2017 with producer Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Gallops) and it was released independently in December 2017.
Kelly’s influences and inspiration include Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Matt Corby and Jack Johnson amongst others. Kelly will be releasing more music in early 2021 whilst living back in her hometown Northamptonshire.
Kelly's new single ‘Runaway’ has been released today, 23rd October 2020. This song is an expression of the confusion and anxiety of being thrown into adult life in your twenties and being totally lost. Written with electric guitar and vocals the song has transformed into a powerful and emotional expression of these confusing years.
The track was born in Kelly’s tiny SW London flat, written 6 months after graduating, she was frustrated, lost and had no idea what to do next, Kelly says "I don’t think anyone can prepare you for your twenties, you’ve had everything mapped out and then suddenly, bam you're in the adult world."
This feeling triggered her need to ‘Runaway’ travelling and she booked a flight 10,000 miles to the other-side of the world. Runaway is Kelly expressing the unknown and confusion of these years’.
The lyrics are real, honest and express the invasive emotions you go through when stepping away from the ‘mundane life’ and trying to find out who you are, chorus lyrics; ’I don’t know where I wanna go, where I wanna be, if I wanna stay. I don’t know who I'm meant to be, who am I, help me find a way’.
Producer Jamie Ward says ‘Runaway’ is the sound of Kelly really finding her feet as a songwriter. She has a real gift for making fancy jazz chords sound effortlessly natural and contemporary. Couple that with her sublime melodies and I really think Kelly has the makings of a great song writer.”
debut collab from newah & amber prothero born from chance meeting to create a rebellious genre bending hit 'let it burn'
Newah and Amber Prothero are thrilled to announce the release of their new single 'Let It Burn' on Friday 23rd October 2020. Let It Burn takes inspiration from jazz and disco, and is the perfect blend of Amber's soulful voice and Newah's vibrant productions distilled into a jazzy pop hit. The song begins the night in an intimate jazz bar and explodes into the club as a euphoric synth anthem.
BBC Introducing artists Newah & Amber Prothero, from London & Liverpool, met by chance in Paris last November, and whilst chatting discovered they shared a love of music. Although their plans were thwarted by lockdown, Zoom enabled them to work together and in their very first session, they wrote Let It Burn in a matter of hours. Every aspect of the song was created and crafted by Newah and Amber, and Newah also mixed and mastered the track from his home studio.
Newah is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who fuses together live and electronic instrumentation into his productions and has performed at venues including Ronnie Scott’s and Half Moon Putney.
Amber is a dynamic musical force whose dreamy vocals and raw confessional lyricism allow her to effortlessly transition between any genre. Her most recent pop-ballad ‘Won’t Let This Love Go’ has amounted over 40k views.
new zealand based indie rockers odds & ends whose new song 'don't look down' flew below your radar
From Auckland, New Zealand, comes the indie-funk four-piece band Odds & Ends with their upbeat song “Don’t Look Down”. The opening track of their self-titled EP brings you an unfamiliar and yet refreshing new sound that is dangerously easy to sing along to. Make sure not to play this song on public transport because even humming these melodies will peak your neighbours’ attention.
“Don’t look down” fits nicely into any BBQ, summer, and fun themed playlist you have. Perfect for the summer, or any other season of the year, Odds & Ends are like the ideal musical fruit salad; filled with juicy melodies, tasty songs, and sweet, sweet harmonies.
Listen to a few songs here via Spotify!
discovered by the team behind nelly, dutch sensation odillia, now links up with snoop dogg for new single 'break it down'
Hip-hop and pop crossover sensation Odillia, is releasing her most impressive track to date on 2nd October, seeing her team up with none other than Tha Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg on the brand-new track, Break it Down.
Break It Down comes hot on the heels of her chart-topping debut single End of the World, featuring Atlanta’s Lil’ Keed that racked up over 10 million views on social media since it premiered in February. Break it Down is accompanied by a video shot on the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Lukevision owner Will Luke, alongside his business partner Courtney Benson, whose label signed Odillia, say they couldn’t be more excited about the success of his new artist, “Odillia is that rare breed of young artist with heart, soul and the talent and dedication to match! She has been an amazing addition to the label and we couldn’t have asked for a better performing debut than End of the World. We can’t wait to see how well the new single performs, especially with the legend Snoop on the track.”
Leaving home to pursue her dream at only 16-years old, the 24-year-old Netherlands native shot to fame after appearing on the hit BBC talent competition All Together Now. After moving to Los Angeles in 2019, Odillia landed a major record deal, secured artist representation and was in the studio working on her US debut within months. She is thrilled to be working on this collaboration with her long-time inspiration Snoop
Break It Down, which was written by Odillia, explores the ups and downs of a relationship with one partner in need of clarification of where things stand.
“I write all of my own songs,” she explains. “They are all based on things I have personally experienced or the experiences of people in my life. Sometimes, when two people are in a relationship but not on the same page, there comes that moment of honestly where they just have to break it down and say what it is they want or don’t want from each other. I’m excited to play off those emotions in a back and forth with Snoop with beautiful Aruba as the backdrop of the story.”
Odillia pushes the limits of pop music with her talent and drive. She’s an all-round artist who sings, dances and raps as great as she looks. She doesn’t care about boxes and refuses to be put in one. She has a vision that surpasses genres and crosses oceans and a mindset to conquer the world.
“Choose your own battle and fight it so many times you win, keep on fighting. Losing doesn’t mean you can’t win eventually. Rock it like you think you are the shit”.
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this cover song will bring you back to the 80's - jordan freewood with his interpretation of 'tausendmal du' by german band mÜnchener freiheit
The German newcomer Jordan Freewood grew up in a very musical family under the name Jordan Freiwald. The mother, a successful singer, and the father, a well-known guitar player, passed their talent on to Jordan. Under the strong influence of his mother, Jordan came into contact with soul, funk, blues and pop music at a very early age and shaped his childhood and musical development, in particular through bands such as The Gap Band, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Kool and the Gang, Prince, Michael Jackson or the SOS Band.
Totally motivated, Jordan uses every opportunity to present his singing to the audience, whether at family celebrations or parties. Jordan's dream has always been to write, produce, and release his own music, to live rock n roll. Jordan loves the songs of artists like Craig David, Michael Jackson and Usher and uses every moment to perfect his voice. In order to create synergies, it was time to find a producer who would realise his dream and write, produce and market his music professionally.
He found this partner in the well-known Frankfurt music producer and label owner Steve Erinle from Fat Vibes Music. Steve immediately recognised the potential of the young talent and signed him.
After several single releases in English, Steve and Jordan made the decision to record new songs in German. The first step on this path is the single release of the "Münchener Freiheit" hit single "Tausendmal Du".
The song has already been streamed over 202,000 times on Spotify and is also very popular on YouTube with 216,000 views.