Jasmine Rodgers – Flies
Cross-genre artist Jasmine Rodgers returns with her first release since album ‘Blood Red Sun’ in 2016. Titled ‘Flies‘, one thing is for sure, I wish I was a fly on the wall while Jasmine created this track. Weaving through a mixture of influences, it’s hard to pin-point this track to one specific genre. Influenced by the likes of rock, blues, soul, folk and even country, ‘Flies’ is intricate and cinematic. Having a definite idea of how she wanted the track to sound, Jasmine co-produced the number.
On the lyrical content of ‘Flies’, Jasmine states “People can take life too seriously, but life is so short in the grand scheme of things. But it’s a bit of a double-edged sword, as that is probably why people take it so seriously and make certain choices about the way they want to live.” Utterly enchanting and continually growing in momentum, the track begins stripped back to vocals and guitar. Led by Jasmine’s unforgettable vocal tone, the track eventually adds layers of reverb, piano and impressive harmonies. Tense and leaving you on the edge of your seat, this passionate number showcases how powerful Jasmine’s songwriting truly is. Taken from her forthcoming EP, this is a songwriter that should stay on your playlist no matter what.
Dom Malin – Eye of the Storm
West Midlands based artist Dom Malin creates melodies like no other. Living up to expectation, his latest single ‘Eye of the Storm‘ is an angelic body of work straight from the heart. An emotive singer-songwriter that channels a warm folk-pop atmosphere to his tracks, the latest release from Dom was written in his bedroom during the COVID lockdown. Dom explains; “everything I write, and everything I say, is the truth. The song describes the moment you realise your love has faded, you no longer connect and your heart is empty. Like the final chapter of a book your story has come to an end.“
Feeling everything emotion that Dom is feeling, ‘Eye of the Storm’ is relevant and something that will pull on your heart-strings now more than ever. A typical folk track that tells the story, the production within this number is from another world. Elevating and dynamically wonderful, this is the type of track you’d show your friends straight away. A track that showcases Dom’s personal songwriting down to a tee, you can hear influences from John Mayer, Jack Garrett and Ben Howard strongly. ‘Eye of the Storm’ is Dom’s fourth release of the year and pushes the artist’s songwriting ability up another notch.
Calm Canopy – Always Around
Released October 23rd, Calm Canopy return with their second single of the year ‘Always Around‘. An indie rock number that’s filled with vibrance, the psychedelic music video to go with the strong contender is in your face and hard to ignore. Consisting of Mike Papaloni and Bruno Werner, Calm Canopy are influenced by a range of artists such as Tame Impala, Broken Social Scene and Mac DeMarco to name a few. Produced by the duo and partially recorded in Burlington, Canada and Nanaimo, Canada, the drums were recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
On the release, Mike quotes, “Always Around” is an expression of one’s addictions- a substance, a relationship, a passion. Upbeat, sunny, punchy, guitar-driven indie rock is the vessel to convey the darker story.” There’s something about ‘Always Around’ that will give you the get-up and go you need for your day. Highly elevating and motivational, ironically, the track will become your new addiction. An upbeat number that you lets you put your own twist into it, the alternative rock meets indie track has subtle elements of lo-fi and bedroom pop in it’s mix. A track I’ll be sticking on repeat from here on out, that’s for sure!
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