Songs We Liked - August 20, 2021

We had an AMAZING bunch of music submissions this week, and MusicNgear is handing out 7 spots to those great songs that really pushed themselves to be recognized. All songs were great as well - it was hard to narrow them down, but these 7 had a special something to them that stood out!

Feat Joy Denalane, CeeV, Abby Bryant & the Echoes, BECAH, Monarchy, A Place To Bury Strangers, Volkan Uca

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Joy Denalane - "Forever"

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Joy Denalane, who achieved international acclaim as Germany's undisputed Queen of Soul, returned with her new release Forever, from her eagerly awaited new album Let Yourself Be Loved – Deluxe Edition, set to be released on September 3rd.

On the song, Joy says: “The song was quite a challenge. The melody and arrangement have less of my signature than many of the songs on the album. I deliberately wanted to write something that theoretically other artists could also sing. Something classic.” 

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CeeV - "Twenty Three"

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Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Caoimhe McAleavey aka CeeV released her third single Twenty Three, a gorgeous slice of pop with sweeping harmonies and a striking guitar.

On the song, CeeV says: "Twenty Three is a story. But it’s also a lesson. It shows two different perspectives of leaving a relationship. One might think it’s the end of the world but the other knows there is a future out there for both of you even though it’s apart"

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Abby Bryant & the Echoes - "When I’m Gone"

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Taken off of their forthcoming debut LP Not Your Little Girl set to be released on October 15th, When I’m Gone brings back the feel of old school Southern Soul-Rock with soulful and bluesy vocals that will take you back to a nostalgic time in your life.

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BECAH - "Reminders"

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Photo Credit: Aaron Andrews

Taken off of her upcoming debut album Freak, the indie alternative artist from Lurgan shares her new single Reminders, a powerful and emotional song that empowers all of those who have been affected by toxic relationships.

BECAH says on the song: I wrote ‘Reminders’ in the aftermath of a very toxic relationship with a past girlfriend. The coinciding music video, filmed by Chris McCann and directed by John Dynes and Chris McCann, presents a glimpse into that story - the good times I had with her in the beginning, to its violent turn. The lyrics speak of the struggle I had to feel like myself again, and how all my attempts to push away all the little details and memories of that time felt futile.

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Monarchy - "It's All Good"

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Prepare to get out on the floor with Monarchy's refreshing sounds of their latest musical adventure Syzygy. Every song on the album is bursting with exciting sounds that are outside the realm of conventions, full of charming French touches, disco-infused dance-pop, and upbeat synth sounds. 

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A Place To Bury Strangers - "In My Hive"

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Photo Credit Heather Bickford

The NYC-based noise rock band breaks the sound barrier with their newly released EP Hologram, a 5 track album full of psychedelic, atmospheric, and scintillating musical delights.

The band announced a 2022 North American tour, tickets available here

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Volkan Uca - "Smack"

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Smack, the latest song release by Dj, producer, and founder of The Sin Records Volkan Uca, mixes the best of the techno and house genres to deliver you a summer vibe with a banger of a track that you can't help but hit replay on.

Connect with Volkan Uca
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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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