Justin Goren – Cocoon (Spotify)

“Cocoon the latest single release from songwriter Justin Goren is a dense chamber pop song with a multilayer arrangement of instruments embelished with unique soft vocals in a memorable melodic composition ”

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Artist shared with us few words about this song:

"I wrote Cocoon while laying in a beachside hammock under the stars in 2015. I felt very safe as I gently swung along; Listening to the oceans waves ebbing and flowing along the shore, with a cool breeze to accompany. The song itself is about the safety you feel in a certain place, with a certain person - really it could be anything that makes you feel at ease. A safety net. But nets can break, and the safety is not always unconditional. Sometimes relying on that supposed safety can foster too much dependence, and that takes away from your own independence in feeling content. The song is kind of about that grey area."

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Delphine Maillard – Garçon timide (official video) (Video)

“Ever wonder how a jazz piece could unite rhythm and serenity into a soft warm embrace? Then you should better listen to the latest release from French songwriter Delphine Maillard who captivates melodies by steady bass and subtle drums supported by harmonious guitar and a funky videoclip ”

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The first single from the album “Paris”, released on on Timezone Records. Enjoy!”

It all starts with a sensation: the first rays of the sun after a summer rain. The softness of the voice of Delphine, very close and unpretentious. Sensual and light, clear and without rushing, her voice oscillates above the music and refined rhythms.

Delphine Maillard is French and Berlin has been her home for over 10 years. She has released her second studio album. Many things happened since her debut in 2015. The bassist and jazz school student became a mother. The songs from her new album seduce thanks to richer arrangements, without losing the lightness of their beginning. She unwraps for us her personal universe in which aerial sounds are carried by subtle texts. The carefree early days gave way to clarity and maturity. It gives off a feeling of love, trust and closeness. The girl in love has given birth to love.

Delphine Maillard talks about the love so great it surpasses us, about the love between a mother and her child or the love of the people she trusts the most.

But sometimes wounds occur too: the song “Paris” was written after the terrorist attack on the Bataclan. Delphine sings her sadness confronted with the unimaginable and her refusal to accept violence and weapons. “Paris, my heart, Paris, my pain, Paris, I cry, Paris”.

Delphine Maillard writes her own texts and music. We hear dancing and captivating melodies carried by her steady bass and some subtle drums. The guitars weave effortlessly through the harmonies while supporting them. This second album ranges from french song to folk and to jazz. Rhythm and serenity unite and bring the soft warmth of an embrace.

Delphine offers us 11 songs which by their musicality, their virtuosity of language and their touching intimacy act on us like an island: a place where everything is close, where any encounter is possible.

http://www.delphinemaillard.com/

Nicky Romero – Nights With You (Official Lyric Video) (Video)

“Nights With You by Nick Romero is an exploration to his soulful, deeper yet soft pop side. Through a downtempo groove and heartwarming vocal performance crafted with his sound quality in layering, we assume a dance version will not delay to come and fill more our music nights.”

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Nicky Romero makes his debut on Universal Music with “Nights With You,” which finds the dance music titan exploring his softer side. Opening with a piano solo, “Nights With You” delivers soulful vocals and gently undulating basslines that meld into soaring cinematic acoustic strings. The song’s organic and raw style compliments lyrics like “I’ll hold you like I know you were mine,” making for a wistful and cathartic experience that will hit you right in the feels. Since his initial fame as one of the progressive house’s frontrunners, Romero has experimented with different genres of musical influences, and “Nights With You” is one of his most radio-friendly singles yet. Nicky Romero recently launched his dark progressive house project Monocule with the inaugural EP and now the Protocol Recordings label boss expresses his excitement at the release of new dance-pop crossover with Universal (Protocol Recordings will continue to release music of Nicky Romero and other Protocol artists independently):

“‘Nights With You’ is a song I have loved from the very first moment I finished the demo. We went through many versions of this record, but when the acoustic strings came in, I knew instantly we had something special. Sometimes, to get the best results and bring out the magic, certain elements of a track need to be preserved as raw. Partnering with Universal on this release is also exciting news, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming edits and remixes we have planned for ‘Nights With You’.” – Nicky Romero about “Nights With You.”

“The team at Universal Music has been thoughtful and flexible in the way they look after artists in 2020, particularly in dance music. I feel like they understand me as an artist and don’t attempt to put a box around creativity. I’m really excited about this partnership between our brands and look forward to what I know we’ll accomplish together” – Nicky Romero about the new partnership with Universal Music.

After taking the world by storm with early hits such as ‘Legacy’ (with Krewella) and #1 single ‘I Could Be The One’ (with Avicii), Nicky Romero quickly proved that his talent is ever-evolving and here to stay. After launching his Protocol Recordings imprint in 2012, the renowned performer, producer, and label head continued his personal successes with a string of high-profile releases, ranging from collaborations with David Guetta, Mike Williams & Amba Shepherd, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, DallasK & XYLØ, Timmy Trumpet and Steve Aoki & Kiiara to remixes for the likes of Kygo, Rita Ora, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne and more. While showcasing his label’s roster via his weekly Protocol Radio show, Nicky Romero continues to innovate and evolve during these unprecedented times in the music industry. He recently debuted his ultra-modern “Another World” live stream concept this summer, and now has proved again his ability to turn into gold everything he touches, so keep an eye out for what’s next from him.

https://umusic.digital/nightswithyou

Buel – Lemon Smile (Video)

“A multitalented artist like songwriter and performer Buel delivers one more time a refined and seductive indie pop piece with stellar dynamics and a melody that entrances in the keys accompanied by a highly artistic videoclip”

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BUEL is an indie-pop artist based in Los Angeles. She started singing when she was 4 and went on to write/arrange her own songs soon after. She started to play in public when she was 12, first playing piano, and then singing as a member of the school band. Around the same time, she also began writing short stories, poems and essays that were eventually published in her school’s magazines as well as local newspapers. These compositions would go on to become the source for some of her cryptic lyrics. She taught herself how to play guitar when 15 and started to focus on her solo career where she started to build her artistry drawing inspiration from Nirvana, Meredith Monk, Yoko Ono, Morphine, Mazzy Star, Kate Bush.
https://www.buelmusic.com/

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Kelsey Mira – See You on Sunday (Spotify)

“Songwriter Kelsey Mira well-known for her career as a singer in video games industry is coming up with a new powerful pop song with bits of retro '80s vibe which incorporates stacked harmonies and vocals with great intensity and execution ”

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See You on Sunday is a powerful pop anthem, produced by Pete Mills of The Sweet Kill. It is commercial pop meets a bit of a retro 80's vibe. Kelsey is known for her work as a singer for video games and her sound often includes stacked harmonies and vocals with great intensity and execution, as can be heard in "See You on Sunday!"Kelsey Mira's passion for music can be traced back to the tender age of 7 after battling a deadly case of bacterial meningitis. As she recovered it became clear her short-term memory had been affected due to the massive swelling of her brain.At a time when neurologic music therapy was an understudied topic, her neurologist suggested putting everything to rhythm and melody. The creative side of her brain made new connections and essentially re-wired the injured part of her brain. She began to see music in color. Anything new that she struggled to retain, became a song.Kelsey received a full scholarship to study vocal performance at Xavier University where she continued to thrive, using the power of music in all of her subjects. She became the first freshman to make it into the prestigious 8-person choir, Schola Cantorum directed by the renowned, Scot Buzza.Once Kelsey took Cincinnati by storm with her sold out original shows, she moved to LA and soon became infamous for her live performances at 208 Rodeo where she had a weekly residency, located at on Rodeo Dr. and Wilshire Blvd, at one of the most well-known tourist spots in the world.Along with performing regularly, Kelsey is known for her singing in the video game world. She can be heard on Immortals Fenyx Rising, Darksiders Genesis, ‘Luma Pools’ in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, as well as others coming out in 2020, and beyond.Kelsey is currently living in Los Angeles and working on her album, as well as writing music for other artists.https://www.kelseymira.com/

King Lekan – You Know (Spotify)

“King Lekan having worked with some of the best Afrobeat artists of the world is coming forth with his exciting debut EP where we found You Know a track that takes listeners on a captivating musical journey of rich sounds and superb composition”

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The first track from the the debut ep "NO TIME" of King lekan, featuring Bemisoul.LISTEN HERE THE FULL EP: https://kinglekan.ffm.to/no_timeHaving been working behind-the-scenes with the biggest Afrobeats stars in the world, including Wizkid, Davido, Mr Eazi and Olamide, among others, New York-based Nigerian American producer and musician KING LEKAN is stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight with the release of his exciting debut EP titled No Time, with the help of some of the finest artists bursting onto the global afrobeats scene, including UK afrobeats rising star Moelogo, Billboard supported world music collective The.WAV, rapper-singer Mojeed, and recent emPawa 30 cohort BemiSoul.From the superb afropop sounds of ‘You Know’, which is led by the soulful vocal performance of BemiSoul, and the smooth Moelogo-assisted afro-R&B offering ‘Give You All’, to the infectious mid-tempo bop ‘Money Calls’ featuring The.WAV, and the afrobeats and palm wine music vibes of ‘Jaiye Oni’ with Mojeed, King Lekan takes listeners on a captivating musical journey throughout the No Time EP, driven by rich sounds and superb compositions, infused with live instrumental arrangements, highlighting his artistic credentials and musical pedigree from start to finish.Speaking about the inspiration behind the No Time EP, King Lekan says, “for me, ‘No Time’ means that the time is now to show the world what I have to offer as a frontline artist, songwriter and producer. I want the project to highlight love and working hard in a positive light, and the songs on the project lend themselves to these two pillars – I want listeners to see that it’s a good thing to fall in love and to work hard to make money the right way. Hopefully listening to the project will leave you with a feeling of empowerment to continue to strive for success, but also to remember to leave room for love and happiness while on your journey to success”.Born and raised in Nigeria, before moving to New York, King Lekan started his musical journey as part of alternative hip hop trio OMG, then went on to launch his production company The Music Geekz, before taking the leap to become an artist in his own right. Over the years, he has opened for Pharrell Williams, played for the likes of Wale and Akon, produced for Lion Babe, performed at Coachella, BET Music Matters, and The Late Late Show with James Corden, while also touring with Davido, Mr Eazi, Olamide, and Adekunle Gold, to mention a few highlights for the burgeoning producer and musician, who is coming into his own with his new EP No Time.Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/king_lekan

Black Magic Piano – Jump Right In (Spotify)

“Black magic piano is the indipendently released debut album of the homonym group that creates a unique ambient through neoclassical approach to music. Jump right in is a beautifuly orchestrated track with deep warm vocals embelissed with piano and guitar solos”

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The first single from an independently released debut album. The visual album premiered on Amazon in October here: https://amzn.com/B08J1WW48C

Riley Michaels – Now I Know (Video)

“Ever broke up and reflected on what you truly want out of a relationship with a person? Riley Michaels and his band are coming with the track Now I know to pinpoint exactly this with a pop song with nicely arranged riffs and characteristic vocals that will entice you”

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ABOUT THIS SONG:

“The song’s message is simple, and it is upfront and bold – “Now I Know what not to do.” This is a song detailing a person who has had bad experiences with relationships, and now that person has a grip on their desires, and what they truly want out of a relationship with a person. They know the signs and the red flags now, and they are hell-bent on not making the same mistake twice. It’s about giving your all, and only getting a little bit in return, and how unfair it is. It’s a warning to not get too attached to this new love interest because you can see the red flags, and you don’t want to get hurt again. The recording process took months to do. We started with little demos and little bits and pieces of songs that eventually we just pieced together. But it all started with a funky bassline and an in-your-face drum beat.” – Riley Michaels

ABOUT RILEY:

From Beamsville, ON, Riley Michaels started making music at 8 years old after winning 1st place in a local singing competition. When he received Guitar Hero for Christmas, he jumped deep into the “rabbit hole” of Classic Rock, Blues and other similar genres.

Today, the music Michaels makes is a combination of Pop and Adult Contemporary, with a range of influences. From his new releases, you can hear the smooth guitar playing of John Mayer, the subtlety and groove of Prince, the emotion of James Bay, and even some pop progressions that sound like Harry Styles or the Jonas Brothers. He even mixes in a little country, in the style of Chris Stapleton!

Riley’s new songs evoke the vibe of driving down the highway with the roof of your car open, a day at the beach, or even a dance club. Others offer intimate feelings that audiences will connect with on a deeper level.

In 2017, Michaels wrote, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered his EP “Toxic Love” in his home studio, featuring 5 self-written songs with full-band instrumentation.He continues to write and record at his home studio in Beamsville, and he is currently planning the release of new music that he has been writing since March 2018.
https://www.instagram.com/rileymichaelsofficial/

DANIEL JONES – We’ve Been Here Before (Spotify)

“Despite all the restraints covid-19 imposed in 2020 Daniel Jones was determined to deliver his seven track album until the end of the year and he succeeded. We've been here before is an acoustic folk guitar solo of high caliber with warm vocals that will surely stir emotions”

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After being signed to a Parisian Music producer in November in 2019 but the project being put on pause, due to the COVID 19, Daniel started writing and using his time to write his first EP that will be released in September 2020, his first single Take Your Time was released in June 2020 the Old Home Town in July which both got Radio play in England and Daniel was interviewed by BBC RADIO for his track Old Home Town and showcased on London Hayes FM!
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