LA. Blues. Rock. Pop. Chrystyna Marie has it all on her new album “LIFE.” Marie has a similar sound to Elle King, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse. You’ll hear bass, drums and percussion throughout the album. And you’ll listen to plenty piano, organ and guitar… the harmonic and trumpet.
The album LIFE was produced, engineered and mixed by David Gavin Baxter at Knob & Tube recording, mastered by Phil Demetro. There are eight songs in total that will have you jamming from start to finish. Some of my favorite tracks are ‘I want That Boom Boom,’ ‘Mr. Insecurity,’ and ‘A Woman Knows.’
Originally hailing from Toronto, Marie sings with a powder keg voice over a cocktail of grungy blues and pop. She is a classically trained singer. Marie also has a background in acting, with lead roles in local community plays such as West Side Story as Maria and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
Pop star Blakeley has a single called “Caffeine & Nicotine,” out and it’s definitely worth a listen. The single has a bouncy variant of electronic rock and gritty thematic elements. If you enjoy bubblegum pop and surf rock, you’ll appreciate this track. It reminds me of chilling in an alternative culture, coffee shop, quintessentially Brooklyn. And it gets better. Blakeley has a new EP coming out this winter. Fromgirltogirl highly recommends checking it out if you are someone that is looking for an EP to vibe to that isn’t oppressive or over the top topics. Listen to “Caffeine & Nicotine” on Itunes.
She delivers a bold crossover composition that merges elements of folk, EDM, rockabilly pop to present a marriage of confessional poetry, deep house music, and effervescent guitar twanging.
She writes, produces, and performs her work in different mediums.
Find more of her music, videos, and galleries on her official website and Facebook. Let us know what you think of Caffeine & Nicotine.
With daring and wrenching presentation, eclectic electro-pop musical artist Temporary Hero releases his newest LP ‘Indigo’ as a producer and performer acclaimed for the top 20 track ‘Wildjoy’ and the music video ‘Circus.’ If you lovethe dance music genre, you will enjoy the boldness of this album. Check it out on Spotify.
For the ‘Indigo’ album, Temporary Hero traveled to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, after a personal tragedy to reinvigorate his life. It also allowed him to found inspiration from the island, ocean and his inner soul. Every song from the album is conjured through his experiences on the island. Listen to the song ‘ Can I Kiss you Now?’ and you will hear a story within the towns ofChristiansted and Frederiksted on St. Croix. The island sounds are woven in some of the tracks, without overt pop/reggae songs – except for the only bonus track a cover of Blondie’s faux-reggae song The Tide Is High.’ That song is performed on the mandolin.
‘Temporary Hero’ has sounds like Sade and Justin Timberlake – you will hear this in “Can I Kiss You Now?” But he is also like Ed Sheehan, John Mayer, and Shawn Mendes. We love kiss you now because of smooth guitar and beat of the drum against the sultry vocals of ‘Temporary Hero.’ One our favorite songs from the Indigo is ShipWrecked – it is jamming.
Starting out making underground club records like Ballet remixed by legendary Andre Lodemann, the artist pushed his craft into contemporary dance music territory after forging his way into the top 20 Billboard club chart with WILDJOY featuring Jason Walker. After, he visited a cross-genre platform focusing on current and futuristic pop music with first full LP”Sunset People” featuring the MTV hit “Circus.” The pop and dance circuit is just the tip of the iceberg for this artist. He has covered Sinatra and Bing, Chet Baker and then covered 1/2 of Fleetwood Mac’s polarizing TUSK album to critical acclaim.
In a highly politicized society,political statements and powerful, informed dialogues matter, even in the form of music. ‘Resist’ by Agency gives thatand more with a political statement in the form of highly politicized music of the 60’s and 70’stranslated in the style of modern R&B. Listening to the album, you’ll hear traces of world, electronic, pop and rock influences, while enjoying the breadth and eccentrics of modern R&B. You can listen and share ‘Resist’ on Spotify and iTunes today.
Agency is similar to musical artists such as Frank Ocean, Sampha, Gallant, James Blake, FKA Twigs, and Drake. As an artist, Agency’s attitude is grounded in music story telling to cover the human experience, shed light, support hope and let go of regrets and fears. In between recording the followup to the critically acclaimed debut album IDENTITY, Agency decided to discuss, the utter turmoil and social upheaval centered around the US political climate.
Drawing upon various musical influences, including house, hip-hop, funk, and even blues, this set strives to expose the inequities, fears, and hope of existing generations and generations to come. Some songs, like original “Till & Marrow” draw the subject from racially charged incidences from the past. This song specifically address the killings of Emmet Till and Henry Marrow.
Senses of Insecurity is a breathtaking lamentation, setting a poem by Maya Angelou to stark instrumentation and melody. And tackling two covers, the lesser known Sinead O’Connor tune “Black Boys On Mopeds” and Jimi Hendrix’s Machine Gun, the act demonstrates through song that many of today’s issues are rooted in the past. To learn more about Agency, follow the @the_world_of_agency via Instagram as well as Facebook.
Electronic based pop music, also known as electropop, is popular from east coast to west coast and even worldwide. Looking for new electropop music to add to your playlist? Los Angeles pop/electropop artist CarlyHarpur Hollander has a brand new single entitled ‘ Little Less Shy.’ This is the first single from her new EP ‘Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes.’ Have a listen here:
Hollander has music vibes similar to Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, and the 1975. You may recall Hollander for acting on Showtime’s House of Lies; Best Actress at the Moondance Film Festival in 2015 for her work on ’The Boy at the Window.’Her background in children’s musical theatre really shaped the way she uses her songs for story telling. Follow Hollander on instagram @CarlyHarpurHollander and Facebook.
Need some new music to rock to this fall? Fast-rising Welsh indie rockers, The Stangs, will soon release their EP ‘American Sessions.’ Two signals are out now from the album: ‘She’s a Stranger’ and ‘The Beekeeper.’ It is definitely two singles that will keep you in good company on long road trips, on the way to work, or even when you are enjoying a cold or hot brew.
The Stangs are from Pembrokeshire, Western Wales. The band’s genre is a blend of rhythm & blues, alternative rock, and indie rock. If you enjoy skiffle, brit rock, and pop punk, you will enjoy hearing new music from The Stangs. Have a listen to ‘She’s a Stranger’ and ‘ The Beekeeper’ now. Let us know your thoughts and follow the band on Facebook.
Aradia ’s CEO electropop music video has an 80’s feel in all the right ways. The synth-infused power power-pop anthem is upbeat and full of girl power themes as well as other zeitgeists of culture. This is Aradia’s first single from her upcoming EP ‘CEO,’a Los Angeles based artist. Listen to CEO plus two remixes on Spotify today.
The music video diversity keeps viewers and listeners engaged. Share Aradia’s new single with a boss chick CEO near you and let us know your thoughts. Learn more about Aradia’s originality and depth in electropop on Facebook and Instagram @AradiasMusic.
What we love about Aradia
– She composes and produces her own music
– She’s independent and creativity
– She designs her own futuristic fantasy garb
– She reps the Aaron Copland School Music
– Aradia is a New Yorker
Love listening to Swedish music and looking for fresh songs or music to add to your Spotify or Apple playlist? Adding ‘It Ain’t Me’ by music artist Kaiak may be just want you are looking for. This Swedish duo releases locally grown, organic music from the Swedish countryside every Friday – 52 weeks a year. That is one new song every week and definitely worth the listen. This song is an Acoustic, Indie cover. You can hear ‘It Ain’t Me’ by Kaiak on Spotify now. You may also be interested in checking out the music video below:
Spring is in the air; summer is around the corner. That means news music is ready for your consumption, including indie pop artist Belle Vex with his new music video ‘Make It Good for Her.’ After the release and excellent reception of his EP, ’15 Minutes of Fame,’ this track will please fans and pop fanatics as it enraptured listeners with an appealing vocal hook and flawlessly matches the percussive, and heavy bass-oriented arrangement (compliments of Ryan Kienle from Matchbook Romance), to seamlessly evolve into an all-out dance anthem set to infiltrate radio waves and dance floors worldwide.
What we like about Belle Vex is his boy next door all grown up appeal combined with his beguiling electronic rock-pop – a perfect anecdote to his palpable cynicism. He sings with his heart-on-his-sleeve, making music fans feel content and feet moving to the beat.
Belle Vex also recently voiced a video game character for an upcoming release. With over 9,000 combined followers on Twitter and Instagram, Belle Vex has the hooks and the looks to break through within Indie Nation. Imagine a combination of the bouncy 90′s style of pop vocals with a touch of a punk rock attitude and combine them with contemporary EDM grooves. That’s the sort of ambiance listeners get when listening to Belle Vex’s much anticipated hit, “Make It Good For Her.” He also showed off his acting abilities as a TV Host on a show called, “How the World Works,” this video teaches viewers how to get the woman you want and how to mutually benefit from each other’s presence.
Dripping with irony and a bit of reticent cynicism, this video imparts wisdom on the ironies and double standards in society, portraying a man changing his appearance and attitude that magically gets him the girl. This artfully crafted, fully realized, high quality video will have viewers tapping their feet, charmed by this sinister beat and Belle Vex’s starlit performance. Learn more BelleVex.com.
Spring officially starts this week and with a start of a new season, plenty of new music is out. A new music video and single is out from New Jersey pop artist Carolyn Marie entitled “Wanna Be Cool.” You can watch here:
From the fashion to killer dance moves, Fromgirltogirl loves this new music video. It has a bit of a 90’s feel that makes us nostalgic and definitely a tune to add to your workout routine or dance class. It is also nice to watch a music video with plenty of diversity.
This smooth, spellbinding video highlights the classic human struggle of fitting in and brilliantly showcases Carolyn Marie and her supporting dancers’ mesmerizing dance talent. The video is shot in a warehouse with a call-to-action to not trust thoughts at 3am.
But what about Carolyn Marie? What is her story? She is a compelling musician and really showcase her extraordinary dance skills in “Wanna Be Cool,” a funky alternative rock song that encourages viewers to dance right along with the Jersey Girl. Carolyn’s self-titled debut album is coming out this year, which was recorded with Cooper Anderson, who has worked with artists such as John Legend, FUN and Justin Bieber. The album was also mixed by Ken Lewis, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey. Learn about Carolyn Marie on her Facebook Page.