Boca Raton, Florida native Brandyn Burnette, just released his latest single “Run”, inspired by Burnette’s journey as an artist and a person. The song is melodic, funky and jazzy. “Drinking too much coffee- didn’t get my education, but no that didn’t stop me,” sings Brandyn on his road to success. “Run” was inspired by Burnette’s decision to leave a full ride scholarship to pursue his dream of creating music. The song is very inspirational and has a great message for ambitious youth. My favorite line is “When that moment comes, will you grab it by the horns and run?” While Brandyn knew that he may not “get his education,” that did not stop him from following his passion. This is why “Run” is so powerful and uplifting.
On his journey, Burnette says,
Each chapter has helped me reach the next level of my emotional and artistic development. I would take the qualities and experiences I loved about a certain place or time with me, leave others behind that didn’t fit, and start over as a newer, better version of myself, finding my own lane among those influences.
The L.A. based, We’re No Gentlemen just released a new video for their latest single “Promises”. The band was recently featured on Imperfect Fifth’s site with the release of their last music video for “Night.” “Promises” shows the band in playing in an intimate venue, with fans running to them. The video pans from each band member giving us an intimate look at We’re No Gentlemen.
Front woman Amanda Gabel really takes the lead as she sings to the camera and dances with fans on stage. The video is classic and incorporates fans and audience members jamming to “Promises”. The song itself channels early 2000’s rock with a garage feel. “Promises we make, promises we break, it’s too much to take everything is fake,” sings We’re No Gentlemen. My favorite is “Change me, no they cannot break me…I already broke in” as the band states that they are here to stay.
Budding pop star Syrena has just released her latest song “Diamonds In My Head”. The 20 year old NYC native is woman of many talents including belly dancing, fire eating, and snake charming. Her most recent talent includes her cunning knack for music. Her latest “Diamonds In My Head” is a pop song with a style all its own. While the beat is what captures you, Syrena’s captivating vocals ranging high and low, are what will keep you listening. The writing is inspiring as well as Syrena sings on empowerment and ambition. “I’ve got diamonds in my head, you see- Imma to do what I want….I’ve got diamonds in my voice, in my soul.” The most powerful lyric for me is “Love is great, love is kind, but it’s just not on my mind.” Syrena is focused on her goals on “Diamonds In My Head”. “Power and confidence are big themes in my music. Maybe it comes from being a New Yorker, or maybe it comes from performing live since I was three…if you doubt yourself, this city will eat you alive,” says the pop artist. Maybe it does come from performance, or maybe Syrena just has “it.” Either way, after listening to “Diamonds In My Head,” I felt more inspired,and focused. And to me, that’s music worth listening to.
Skyler Stonestreet, noted songwriter of hits such as Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” and the Chainsmoker’s “Kanye” has released her own anthem “Bankrupt.” Inspired by her battle and overcome of cancer, “Bankrupt” really touches on leaving the negative emotions in the past. The track hits with as electronic with sounds funky and synth beats. The chorus really touches on the meaning of the song singing “I’m bankrupt emotionally I can’t spend the another moment thinking about you.”
While the song has a somber meaning behind it, you would never know as it plays like a track you can dance to. Skyler brings us the best of both worlds on her well composed “Bankrupt.”
Vacation Forever just released their latest “Kamikaze Love”. The Sweden-based band is joined by producer Jeff Bhasker, who has worked with names such as Kanye and Kendrick. “Kamikaze Love” isn’t rap though. Instead, Vacation Forever brings a sweet indie sound to “Kamikaze Love”. “Take my heart, take my everything,” the chorus belts. The track has a summer sound to it with a hazy feel and remains adorably cheesy, but not to cheesy. The visuals to “Kamikaze Love” are equally as stunning with a 90’s spin.
Revolutionizing the way their music is enjoyed is just one of the many positive attributes of Biffy Clyro and their incredibly emotional and intricate tracks. How does just one artist do all of this you may ask? Biffy Clyro will soon be releasing their first-ever live, all-acoustic album MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London. However, before they release their tantalizing full acoustic album, they have just released a teaser video that fully captures what this album is all about. Recently, they have launhced a live video of their hit, “Black Chandelier,” which is available now for listeners to enjoy. Not only does this Scottish trio have what it takes to make it in their home country, but the release of this single video has proven that their new and innovative sound has the potential to travel across the globe.
Throughout the full length of their latest release, fans are transported to a world created by the beautifully arranged soundscapes of the acoustic instruments and beautifully decorated stage. Together, the sound and overall set up of the stage gives the performance a very organic and down to earth feel that rings true to their roots. Vocally, there is an impressive authentic timbre to each of the band members voices that is soothes the soul and invites listeners to continue listening. Without a doubt, their full acoustic album release will be a launch pad into an even greater and more widespread success.
The MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London album will be released on May 25. On May 26, the MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London television special will air at 9:00 P.M. ETand again at 12:00 A.M. ET. Additionally, the show will repeat 5 times the following week.