Once A Tree – Without You from Phoenix Album

I love it when musicians I follow break into a wider stream. It means they  are finally getting a wider recognition they deserve. And yes persistence plays an important part.

Once A Tree are a Canadian duo(comprised of Jayli and Hayden Wolf) that make ethereal tinged electronic  pop. They just released their debut album called Phoenix and it is getting critical acclaim, including a good article in Billboard.

Check out their amazing music video called Without You!

Official video for the single Rising Water by James Vincent McMorrow

Finally! The official music video of James Vincent McMorrow. I love his two albums. I know the latest and third wont disappoint!

Pre-order the forthcoming album ‘We Move’: https://jamesvmcmorrow.lnk.to/wemoveYo

Official Audio for ‘Get Low’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R594f…

Tour Dates https://jamesvmcmorrow.lnk.to/tourdat…

Starring Annel Ramírez Chavarin, Ruben Valencia Rivera, Miroslava Wilson, Oscar Prado Lopez, Perla Sarahi Torres Ortiz, Andres Garcia, Monserrat Baltazar and David Mariano.

Director: David M. Helman
Production Co.: Freenjoy (http://www.freenjoy.com)
Executive Producer: Nathan Scherrer
Producers: Jeff Kopchia, Mariana Rodriguez Cabarga & Gabriel Stavehagen
Director of Photography: Trevor Wineman
Choreographer: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Production Designer: Ricardo Silva
Editor: Nick Rondeau @ Arcade Edit
Wardrobe: Daniela Maung

Production Coordinator: Paulina Gutierrez
1st AD: Bernardo Jasso
2nd AD: Vicente Rojas

Gaffer: Oscar Inzunza
1st AC: Alicia Pharris
2nd AC: Bret Watkins
Film Loader: Kevin Clark

Sound Mix: Ben Freer @ Eleven Sound
Colorist: Greg Reese @ The Mill
Post Production Producer: Adam Parker @ Arcade Edit

Special Thanks: Camtec, Arcade Edit, The Mill, Eleven Sound and Fotokem.

Shot in Popotla, Mexico.

Website: http://jamesvmcmorrow.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jamesvincentm…
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jamesvmcmorrow
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jamesvmcmorrow
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/jamesvin…
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jvmcmorrow

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Something Groovy, Something Different: J.P. Kallio – I’m Not Ready (Official video)

For several releases, J.P. Kallio’s signature sound has always been rooted in bare, acoustic rock with occasional session players, but it’s always been just his voice and the guitar. I’m Not Ready came as a surprise because of the introduction of the beats and vocal layering. Released February 12, the song is now available via YouTube and Bandcamp.

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Me, enjoying Kallio’s YouTube video inside Starbucks.

I really like it because it is a kind of sound you can listen to when you are on the go. It can be loud but at the same time laid back. And the ‘laid back’ quality of his music has led him to have loyal followers or supporters of his music.

I give two thumbs up to the quality of the song and the video. For those who aren’t aware yet, Kallio is based in Ireland, fronting a Celtic rock band  Sliotar- that is if he is not pursuing his solo career.

The video was shot in Dublin, showcasing the sparkle of the river Liffey by night and also various places like Powerscourt and so much more. If you watch the video you will see various landmarks that I am sure you are familiar with.

More info:

To find out more about this track, visit:  www.jpkalliomusic.com/im-not-ready/

lyrics

I’m not ready

City lights and neon signs they shine so bright
All through out the night
Through the electric glow Its hard to see the stars
high up in the sky
I can hear a rumble and the beat
The rhythm of this town
Some say it’s just noise I believe its music
And I sing out loud

I’m not ready to put it all behind just yet
The thought of leaving makes my heart ache
There’s still so much to say before I forget
But I can see there’s not much more you can take

I remember just like yesterday the street where we had
Our first kiss
I remember how you broke my heart
Piece by piece
But you picked up the pieces
And mend it into one

credits

released February 12, 2016
The song was written, performed and recorded by J.P. Kallio

 

Redsulfur by Rakans

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Once in a while I like being shocked. I love provocative themes. I feel uncomfortable when I have stayed in the same environment for so long because it means I am getting stagnant. Redsulfur by  Rakans is an example of a an idea that creates an impact. Perhaps it is challenging in a visual level that draws me in. Or it is the music that sounds provocative and so totally different from what I am used to that tickles my fancy. Whatever it is, something is happening when I listen to the music and the music video.

Rakans is a solo artist. His musical style is a fusion of experimental pop and electronica. With a background in fashion and design, it is not surprise that his visuals are intense.

How about you? Do you like being challenged creatively? Do you hate it when you follow the pattern of the same beat?

You can see the lyric video here: http://www.rakans.com/

JC Wrightson. Hear this artist out!

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http://jcwrightson.bandcamp.com/releases

I discovered this artist via Twitter. JC Wrightson is from Sweden and his music is acoustic-based. His singing style is mellow and expressive. He just released a single called The Tree. Nothing is Forever is the B-side. The title track is powerful and evocative.  This song is begging for a good movie. According to him:

I started making music in 2004 when I found myself homeless in Glasgow, Scotland. Music quickly became a cathartic process, and as the years have passed, it has continued to take up almost all my focus. Music is a way-of-life that gives me far more pleasure, and reason for living, than pursuing any of the capitalist idylls.

This is my first release of many. This 2-track single is free to download, I only ask, if you like my work, please show your appreciation and share it with your friends. Because, while I maybe a dreamer, I’m not the only one.

Thanks 🙂