Caleb Joseph – Strange Times (Spotify)

Caleb Joseph – Strange Times (Spotify)

“Strange Times from Caleb Joseph, goes bit further out of the usual forma of indie electronic, experiment bit more into sound design, with gentle piano arpeggios and orchesral swells which are giving a more melancholic, sometimes dark mood into its hypnotic yet soft as feather vocal line, a song about the odd state of the world today with a unique character.”

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The Bow – Desire (Spotify)

The Bow – Desire (Spotify)

“Desire from "The Bow" at TAOF Records is a minimal indie pop song with a dreaming melancholic vibe which come across through a soft piano and the the warm deep vocals of the band, layered with gentle beats and partly with a synth line, a storytelling for a couple who have fallen out of love.”

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Indie pop group The Bow releases new single ‘Desire’ on August 1st on all major streaming platforms. The song takes the listener on a dreamy journey with a couple who have fallen out of love.

Self-described as a “creative and emotional journey”, The Bow combines the raw emotional vocals of Rafael Sotomayor and the musicianship of Tomek Witiak and Robin Schwarzfeld to create dreamy indie pop tunes leading up to their debut album, which is set to be released later in 2020.

Influenced by Coldplay, Muse and Ed Sheeran, The Bow have previously released three singles and accompanying music videos, with the latest single “Quiet Night” described as a modern lullaby. These songs all provide a glimpse into the full experience of The Bow and what they have in store. Their latest single ‘Desire’ is out now on all major streaming platforms.

Formed in 2019, the trio consisting of Rafael Sotomayor, Tomek Witiak and Robin Schwarzfeld combine their unique styles into a melange of Indie and Pop. The newly formed band has released three singles since the beginning of 2020 and have many more to come all the way up until their debut album, set for release later in 2020. With many years of making music on their backs and having previously been in the successful band The Art of Fusion together, the group is now looking to create their own new Indie Pop sound with catchy melodies and lyrics. The decision to strive more towards Pop music was made as this allows for reaching a bigger audience while talking about personal experiences. The band strives for an emotional sound and to achieve their dreams of sharing their music with the world and connecting people through it.

Originating in the town of Frankfurt, Germany, the lead singer Rafael wants to make his dream come true of touching people with his music and his personal views on life and love. With the strong and emotional vocals of Rafael Sotomayor and the deep and soft instrumentals of his band members they produce their unique sound, which is, in their own words, Pop music with a pinch of Alternative. The ideas for the songs came during a period where Rafael had to fight with his own feelings and tried to process these into songs. With their goal to create links between people with their music, The Bow wants to remind their audience that emotions are one of our greatest gifts. With the success of their four already released singles and their music videos, as well as the success story of their previous band, it seems The Bow is a group to watch as they are making a buzz in the Indie Pop scene.

In the bands words: “Through our music, we open ourselves to the listeners and as an artist we compromise to not ignore the problems in the world and this we consider a must. We as musicians are with our art a mirror of society and to influence it in a positive way is our aim. Confronting injustice and dreaming of a better now.”

The Forever Now – Reciprocals (Spotify)

The Forever Now – Reciprocals (Spotify)

“The Forever now with their song "Reciprocals" deliver us a top notch sound layering minimalism, where through their solid mix and production level push all the shine out of those warm vocals and place it among the wonderful pop chill track we have listen lately.”

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At times an honest and naked statement about the end of a relationship, while others the relationship becomes a metaphor for broader statements about the world, “Reciprocals” is a bittersweet song about failing to recognize one’s own shortcomings and over-analyzing a situation rather than acting out of compassion. Beautifully mixed by Ken Andrews (m83, Nine Inch Nails, The Naked and Famous) and mastered by Randy Merrill (Adele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga) It plays on the double meaning of the word, “is that reciprocal?” as in “do you feel the same?” and “I’ve been spending time with reciprocals” as in “I keeping looking at this as an equation”.

After 10 years of demos, this song is the professional debut for The Forever Now. The song was a true labour of love with 4 years of songwriting, 1 lifetime savings, 2 (thankfully negative) Covid tests, and 1 band break up in the making. Written and re-written, recorded and re-recorded countless times over the 4 years it took to complete the song around a master’s thesis and a full-time job, the song marks a return to form for the The Forever Now, coming back to the indie synth-pop sound of their earliest demos, while adopting a more organic sonic textures.

WAITING FOR YOU Tania Vinokur Electric Violinist (Original) #taniaviolin #downtempo #electricviolin (Video)

“Waiting For You from Tania Vinokur is a euphoric world music flavored anthem, infused with her wonderful violin skills and warm vocals. Lush sound which flirts with trance though the synths used here and with details in music layering gives you a tickling harmonic groove on until end.”

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Tania’s main musical inspirations are drawn from Gypsy, Electronic, Pop and Classical music. The subsequent sonic and movement focused creations are enhanced during her live performances. Live shows fully emulate Tania’s triple-threat approach to sharing her artistry with the world portraying her chameleon-like abilities to playing the violin, dance, sing and drum. Her stage presence is therefore simultaneously theatrical and magnetic, transporting audiences to her custom realm of music and movement-driven integration leaving them stunned. In recent years, Tania has performed globally on European, American, Thai and Cuban stages as well as at various festivals throughout her career. Most recently she has performed at the ADE festival in Holland and appeared on TEDx Jaffa during which she received an ovation for the most original performance at the event. This honor praised her distinct combination of dancing and violin playing which Tania states is “…the most natural thing for her to do.”Tania Vinokur is soon releasing her new album Dream Again,recorded with the aclaomed producer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Vanessa Mae, Bond) in his London based studios.https://www.instagram.com/taniavinokur/

Magic Bronson – “ITILYN” (Video)

“We think you love this now as we did! Magic Bronson’s new song ITILYN is all about good vibes and leave in the present moment, discover the beauty that is all around you, yet sometimes due of bad mood you act blindfolded.”

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Los Angeles born-and-based duo Magic Bronson return to the forefront of the indie-pop rock scene with their upcoming single “ITILYN” (I Think I Love You Now), due out next week! The woozy new track follows the recently released “Surfin” and “Tell All Your Friends” which have garnered praise far and wide and will all be on the forthcoming SWEAT album, due out this fall!This new synth-tastic track features cruising vocals and syncopated percussion to create this head-nodding song. “ITILYN” (I Think I Love You Now) is a fresh take on a love affair with Los Angeles. With references to “skating down the boardwalk” and a love for all her quirks like sitting in traffic, life slowing down has taught us to appreciate all the things we often overlooked. “‘ITILYN’ was inspired by our love/hate relationship with Los Angeles,” the duo share. “We were both born in LA and still live here so we definitely have a unique perspective. I think sometimes when you grow up in a city you can take it for granted a bit and not realize how much great stuff there is to do and see as opposed to someone who moves to LA and is really excited to go out and see the sights. We’ve both lived on the East and West side and they both have their own cool quirks and qualities which we wanted to touch on in the lyrics. I think a lot of people in LA get stuck in the traffic or bogged down by the high rent and have these fantasies of moving somewhere else that’s cheaper or easier but then you get an LA sunset or a perfect day cruising the boardwalk and you realize ah man this city’s actually pretty great. Just when you feel like you’ve had enough something happens to remind you why you actually do love living there and why you put up with all the hardships.” “ITILYN,” “Surfin,” and “Tell All Your Friends” will all be included in Magic Bronson’s upcoming album SWEAT. Magic Bronson continue to spearhead music trends, tackling social issues and the anxiety of what’s going on in the world and coupling it with sensational and experimental melodies. The new album is fun, enlightening and uplifting all while tackling topics like the power of friendship and the uncertainty of trying times.

Earthphish – ‘Rite Of Life’ (Video)

Rite of Life from Earthphish is about the challenges in life and to embrace them as a learning experience.
A downtempo electronica, trip hop infused and with solid groove, certainly will move your body through its ritual vibes.

Few words about Earthphish:
Formed in Switzerland 2001 by Donovan John Szypura, Aleksandra Mirjana Crossan, and Andre Ledergerber. Earthphish later converted to a duo – Choreographer and Singer Aleksandra Mirjana Crossan and Composer and Producer Donovan John Szypura became a symbiosis of music and dance. They produced numerous award-winning contemporary dance pieces between 2001 and 2005. Their demo CD ‘Metropolis’ was produced in 2001, followed by their debut CD ‘Soft Green Exit’ in 2003. The last EP ‘Earthphish’ was released in 2006.

Earthphish fell into hibernation. They appeared in Australia in 2012 and are now based in Tasmania. Earthphish awakened in 2020 and released the single ‘Rite Of Life’. Earthphish announced to release a set of singles before releasing the album called ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ in November 2020.

Lee Scratch Perry, the grandmaster of Reggae and Dub will be featured on the song ‘Deadlock’.

RUNWAY FOR 2 – It’s a Runway for Two (Official Promo Video) (Video)

A bright guitar riff combined with powerful electronic sound that wins your interest from first second and keep your mood and groove on until end.
A solid mix nd production and with wonderful harmonic layering.

Few words about RUNWAY FOR 2:
Over the years Alexander has written and produced over 60 songs that were published in 16 countries. Since 2009 Alexander Maltsev worked on the creation and development of his own big IT project. After a 7-year break in his musical career he decided to return to producing and creating music. As a result, in April 2020 a new musical project RUNWAY FOR 2 (RF2) was created. In May 2020 the first single It’s a Runway For Two was recorded. July 24, 2020 single It’s a Runway For Two was released by German label KHB MUSIC.

Download or stream now at
www.feiyr.com/x/RunwayFor2

The style of music of the RUNWAY FOR 2 is Electronic dance blues Music (EdbM), Indie Dance, with elements of Electronic Alternative Music and Electronic Indie Pop-Rock.
More: www.runwayfor2.com

Align, Jenni Potts – Reflections (Spotify)

Align, Jenni Potts – Reflections (Spotify)

Chicago-based producer ALIGN has prepared a shimmering new single called “Reflections”, out now via Lowly. Grounded in atmospheric, emotional production stylings, the track features a dreamy vocal performance from ODESZA-collaborator Jenni Potts to match.

ALIGN explains, “I wrote ‘Reflections’ on an airplane ride. I was kind of forced to sit there and just keep expanding the idea. It became kind of a delicate airy beat and melody. I could tell there was room for more, so I reached out to Jenni, and she really tied things together with a relatable story. Her vocals are what the song needed. I think ‘Reflections’ walks through ups and downs that we’ve all felt before.”

ALIGN (born James Fisher) prides himself on thought-provoking music for the everyday listener. Throughout the beginning of his promising career, ALIGN has already appeared alongside the likes of Louis The Child, Illenium, Autograf, Hayden James, Thomas Jack, SNBRN, and GTA among a host of others. Additionally, both his remix for Win and Woo's “Constellation” and original collaboration “All in Our Eyes” with fellow Chicago artist Mielo reached #1 on the HypeM popular charts.

MONOTRONIC | Kids of Summer (Video)

A bright, full of positive vibes and wonderful mix is “Kids of Summer” by Monotronic.

Monotronic share few words about this song with us
“The music and beat of Kids of Summer was inspired by some of the electronic music I have been listening to these days. It’s got an upbeat vibe that feels right for summer, but also speaks to the times, in terms of all the youth energy we are seeing out in the streets, which I think is leading to real change”

Monotronic is a collection of musicians based in New York City that blend a wide array of genres and styles to produce a unique sound of their own. The band was founded in 2016 by guitarist/producer Ramsey Elkholy, who is also the band’s leader and primary song writer. The band’s sound can best be described as a mix of indie and electronic music with strong world music influences. Monotronic has been featured in several music publications, and has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals.
https://www.instagram.com/monotronicband/

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