"This is my new beginning, and it's about damn time." Working with top-notch producers like Ben Jaffe, Mike Shimshack, Mark McKee, Brent Bourgeois, and Brandon Friesen, Kylie Hughes bares it all on her self-titled album. The songstress split her time between Nashville and Los Angeles, crafting a collection of songs that bring fans through the highs and lows of her life, showing an artist deeply rooted in knowing exactly what she wants. "This album is 100% authentically me," Kylie remarked, "For the first time I'm really, really proud of what I've created and curated." Pure M Zine recently praised the project saying, "Hughes has delivered an endearingly diverse and dexterous synthesis of country, folk, pop, and rock that remains remarkably warm and arresting from commencement to conclusion."
The 12-track album takes listeners through a myriad of emotions, from the darker ballad "Always On Your Side" to the ironic, dreamy mid-tempo "Hungover" - This is Kylie Hughes like you've never heard before. Kylie released the first taste of her new sound with the project's lead single "Heat" - The accompanying visuals, a tribute to cult-classic Talladega Nights, were released last month alongside an interview with The Huffington Post: goo.gl/pXG1Dt. On the forthcoming album, Myspace lauded Kylie saying, "While few musicians are open to accepting change, Kylie Hughes eagerly welcomes it, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone and reaching heights of musical ingenuity she never thought possible, preventing this California girl from drowning in the sea of here-for-today pop sensations."
Starting at the age of 12, Kylie has always been writing and recording music. Her debut EP, 2014's Calipopicana, earned her fans and critics, landing features in Examiner, Good Day LA, K-CAL TV 9, InStyle.com, Music Connection and more. Kylie's contagious, spontaneous energy has led to performances alongside the likes of The Beach Boys, John Mayer, Jewel and Michael W. Smith - Just to name a few - as well as performance opportunities like her most recent run at SXSW 2017. Unwritten remarked that, "Kylie isn't afraid to sound different from her fellow female artists. She stands out from the crowd - which is a necessity in today's world of music."
The self-titled album marks the first full-length project from Kylie Hughes, released on Friday, May 26th.
“Change It All,” which follows the viral success of “Sense Of Home,” the title track from his 2015 debut EP. “Sense Of Home” placed prominently on key Spotify playlists, amassing an impressive 8.5 million-plus streams.
It’s been a lifelong journey for the troubadour to reach this point. Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, a five-minute walk from the ocean, he fell in love with music as a young kid. Storm went from listening to Neil Young and The Beatles to becoming a disciple of Jeff Buckley, City and Colour, and Angus & Julia Stone by high school as well as devouring the works of Jack London. Along the way, he developed a singular style, merging impressive classically inspired finger-picking and a soulful hypnotic vocal delivery equally resonant of alternative, folk and blues.
“I was in a real rut when I wrote this song [“Change It All”]. A sort of slow spinning, downward spiral you can find yourself in when things become monotonous,” he admits. I was quite down about everything. I’m usually an optimistic person, but I wasn’t enjoying music as much as I used to. Then, I got this message from Terry and it really lifted my spirits,” says Harrison.
The track is the latest single from the whimsical debut album“ThroughTheMagic”,whose singles gained local and international radio play, the band sold out of the first print of the album while performing at some of their home country’s leading festivals and venues. Dorin Yanni is one of the most interesting up-and-coming artists to emerge from Tel Aviv’s burgeoning indie music scene. Following her appearance on the local edition of the show The Voice, where she was praised for her distinctive and emotive performances, Dorin set out to write the music that was closest to her heart. After recruiting a talented bunch of musicians to play the violin, banjo, trumpet as well as guitar, bass and drums the newly formed collective began performing under the stage nameDorinYanni and the Band.They have been winning over audiences with their indie-folk charm wherever they played ever since.
The song comes from Twin Bandit's new album 'Full Circle', which will be out this summer on Nettwerk Music Group. Twin Bandit is Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott. Together they bring you an intimate folk songs, with a sheen of pop brilliance.
"At first listen these two songs may seem to be opposites in sound and message but to us, they belong together. Everything Under the Sun was one of our first experiences with Co-writing. We were excited to be in Nashville for the first time and wanted to write a song that expressed our gratitude. A tune for the highway on a sunny day, feeling your freedom, bright eyed and thankful. To Stay is a song that Jamie wrote. A more personal expression of struggle on days when it's hard to get out of bed. It's a reminder to pull yourself up and keep working for the things you hold dear in life. You've got to take the joy with the struggle, we believe that's what life is on about!"
Starting in 2011 when Johnstown, PA artist Jake Dryzal was only 12 years old, Blue Navy was conceived through his love of indie music and surrealism. Crafting fictional stories that dealt with relationship strife or dreamlike circumstances, Blue Navy released several demo EPs between 2011 and 2013. Jake took a hiatus from Blue Navy in 2014 to focus on his post-metal project, Pallor, and later returned to Blue Navy after the breakup with a girlfriend. Influenced by slowcore, dream pop, and shoegazing music, Jake released his debut album, "Mine" in early 2016 to critical acclaim. Another bout of unrequited love hit Jake in early 2017, resulting in the production of his newest album, "Ours," which was released that May.
"Ours" is Blue Navy's sophomore LP - another concept album that covers topics such as heartbreak, loss, and memories following the destruction of a meaningful relationship. Along with introspective, confessional lyrics, "Ours" contains balanced elements of stripped-down acoustic folk, as well as dense layers of lush, ethereal, and reverberated ambient soundscapes.
These Are Truly The Last Days is a musical project with a driven experimental twist. Their music blurs the lines between various genres, including ambient, electronica, glitch hop, and more. The project’s self-titled studio effort features 11 studio tracks.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’