Coming out of a very successful year with a new album Sweet Decay that has already risen on some of the most acclaimed foreign charts is Ireland based singer/songwriter Ciaran Lavery.Not only has he had the opportunity to play on some of the biggest stages and has gathered thousand of dedicated fans, but he has the skill and talent that support his rapidly growing success. Recently, he has been awarded the Northern Ireland Music Prize for is 2016 album Let Bad In. Along with this tremendous achievement, Lavery has acquired over a million followers on Spotify and he doesn’t plan to stop there.
Throughout this wonderful album, Lavery explores self-growth and reflection through his smooth, hypnotic beats and rhythm. Vocally, it can be said that he has a very melodic voice that blends easily with the beautifully composed guitar and percussion portions of each of the tracks on the album. This attribute of Lavery’s sound is especially highlighted in, “Bones 4 Blood,” which is then followed up by a much lighter track, “Wicket Teeth.” Without a doubt, however, one of the greatest skills that this up and coming artist exhibits is the ability to fill each lyric with the appropriate emotion that almost seems tangible in the atmosphere as one sits and enjoys the musical masterpiece that Lavery has put together for his fans. In he future, this international star hopes to move his success across a grander demographic and hopes to continue to perform for adoring fans that appreciate the poetic lyricism of all of his music.
Out with an exciting new video, created to accompany one of his greatest singles to date, “We’ve Got Love,” is up and coming, rising talent, Calan Mai. Since the release of the single, fans all over the country have fallen for this infectious Australia-based artist. Due to this positive reaction, it comes as no surprise that the colorful visual spectacle that now accompanies this track is another success on Mai’s resume. At first glance, this music video encompasses a light hearted folk-vibe that fills the room with joy and light. However, as one considers the wonderful lyrics, there is a deeper meaning that speaks of unconditional love and family.
While listening to this beautifully light track, it is hard not to fall in love with the clean vocals and feeling of happiness that often surrounds work produced by Mai. In an article written in Glide, it described Mai’s track as “Distinct folk-pop… soaring vocals delivered with warmth and ease, intricate lyricism and detailed storytelling… the states will certainly be hearing more of his unique song-craft.” Without a doubt this Australian artist has a bright future ahead of him as he continues to team up with those who enhance his already natural and pure sound.
Sine the release of his wildly successful synth laid single, “Let It Go,” singer/songwriter Lonely Benson has been working towards the release of his newest self-titled LP. Not only is “Let It Go” the perfect sneak peak to this wonderfully laid back LP, but every song that Lonely Benson contains is full of the same indie pop magic that fans have come to love from this artist. Throughout the entire release, the listener is taken through story after story that has been perfectly executed with the use of clever lyricism and dreamy vocals. One of tracks in particular, “Lazy Lover” aligns itself to this description. Lonely Benson is the ideal listen for any occasion or circumstance–whether you are spending time with friends, laying on the beach, or on a drive by yourself in the countryside.
Throughout all of his tracks, fans will fall in love with all of the thrillingly nuanced synth-pop influences and skillful guitar work. Along with this killer skills in his back pocket, Lonely Benson has the unique ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with his music that is both infectious and highly coveted. Without a doubt, this artist has what it takes to make it big time, seeing as there is already a significant amount of buzz surrounding this new project. Since his debut as an artist, he has been featured on Apple Music’s alternative list and has been awarded over 2 million streams on Spotify. Along with killing it with his now millions of stream, he has also created a following through his coverage everywhere from Indie Shuffle to KickKickSnare. No doubt, this new album is going to satisfy all of those who have jumped on the Lonely Benson band wagon.
Distancing himself from the overwhelming status quo of the modern music is up and coming South-London based artist DWY. Since his debut, DWY has effectively distinguished himself from other artists by producing music with so much soul and unique talent. His most recent release, “Over You,” is further evidence of this truth. Like many of his other tracks, “Over You,” is composed of simple yet beautifully produced pieces that, when put together are the perfect combination of well written lyrics and talented vocals. As fans listen to this wonderfully constructed single, they will experience music in one of its purest forms–without overpowering instrumentals or other effects, just clean simple, beautiful lyrics. DWY transports his listeners to a world that he creates with his smooth emotive voice that both calms and soothes the soul.
Above anything else is the irrefutable fact that DWY brings something unique and beautiful to the music industry. “Over You,” being his most recent addition to his ever growing musical lexicon is no different. For those who have had the please of experiencing his version of soulful electronic pop , the new single will be a welcomed new piece to enjoy. For those who have not yet discovered this young talent, it will be a refreshing, new experience that will capture their attention and renew their view on modern music.
Since his debut in his home country, New Zealand, budding artist Matthew Young has been on the rise and has continued to produce music that captivates and entertains his fans throughout the world. Most recently, he released a smooth new addition to his rather extensive musical lexicon entitled, “Fix Me Up”. Not only does this single have everything that fans have come to expect from such a young talent, but he supersedes expectations with his infections rhythm and repetition. Adding to his credibility, Young has come to be marked as “Lorde-approved.” This is a huge indicator that Young has a place for himself in the music community.
“Fix Me Up” is a radically innovative use of synth loops and warm toned vocals that seem to ebb and flow with the rhythm of the music. With all of this skill and talent, fans have come to look forward to any new releases from this artist and, judging from the news that Young’s team has recently released, they are not going to be disappointed. In fact, this last single is precursor to an EP that is scheduled to drop later this year. Young has proven himself over and over again with his talent and skill that speak for themselves–it is clear that there is no stopping this artist from achieving exactly what he set out to reach.
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