SONGS WE LOVED! 13-19 March 2023
Wrap yourself up with our round-up of the most exciting song releases, to power you through the week!
Featuring The Miraculous Love Kids, Natisa Gogol, Larkhall, Mica Millar, Manasseh, Paul McCann, The Noise Who Runs, Jody and The Jerms, Chad Post, Elephant
The Miraculous Love Kids ft. Blake Shelton, Joe Walsh - I Won’t Back Down
The Miraculous Love Kids, a non-profit organization that served as Afghanistan's only school of music for girls and young women, faced an uncertain future when the Taliban took over. Despite the tremendous challenges they faced, they fled to Pakistan with the help of Lanny Cordola, the group’s American founder and director. Even though they were refugees in a country that was also struggling with social unrest, political upheaval, and economic instability, they wouldn't back down in their quest for freedom, prosperity, and happiness.
Their determination to continue making music and pursue a better life is awe-inspiring. To show their commitment to never giving up, they recorded a version of Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down with the support of American country music singer Blake Shelton and three members of the distinguished ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, and Matt Sorum.
The story of The Miraculous Love Kids and their journey to safety and freedom serves as a beacon of light in a world that can often feel dark and overwhelming and inspires us all to keep pushing forward in our own quests for justice, equality, and peace. The Miraculous Love Kids are a true testament to the transformative power of music to heal, unite, and inspire us all.
Natisa Gogol - Wind Of Hope
Ukrainian refugee and pop singer-songwriter Natisa Gogol's Wind of Hope is an inspiring and emotionally charged pop ballad that delivers a message of strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Inspired by Natisa's personal experience fleeing war-torn Ukraine with her young son, Wind Of Hope delivers a message of hope that can sustain us even in the darkest of times. With its lush string arrangements and soaring vocals, Wind of Hope paints a vivid picture of perseverance and determination, even in the most trying of circumstances.
A stirring reminder of the strength of the human heart and the power of love to conquer even the most challenging of obstacles.
Larkhall - Cascade (Ani Glass Rework)
Credit: Paul Samuel White
Larkhall's Cascade has been reborn into a lush and electrifying new anthem courtesy of Ani Glass' rework, offering a tantalizing glimpse into his upcoming album And You Were: Say You're With Me Reworked, set for release on 26 May 2023. Larkhall's majestic instrumentation is expertly reimagined through Glass' distinctive interpretation by masterfully interweaving gorgeous new grooves into the postclassical piano-based piece, transporting you to a realm of pure musical ecstasy.
Mica Millar - Trouble
The rising soul star has done it again with her latest single, Trouble. Mica's vocals are dazzling and commanding, overflowing with emotion and passion, capturing perfectly the themes of karma, fate and resilience that run through the song, while the instrumentation and the rich chorus of vocals create a vibrant soundscape that draws you in. Trouble is truly a tour de force that cements Millar's place as one of the brightest rising stars in soul music today.
Manasseh - LOVE 3.0
Taken off of Chicago soul singer Manasseh's latest album Variations V1: I’ll Be, LOVE 3.0 is a vibrant, sun-drenched anthem with Manasseh's velvet vocals melting over a bed of lush synthesis converging to create a sonic symphony that will ignite the imagination and stir the soul. Utterly invigorating from start to finish.
Paul McCann - Something Has Changed
This is everything you need to brighten up your day and lift your spirits. Taken from Irish songwriter/musician Paul McCann's freshly released album Alter Ego (listen here), Something Has Changed is a power-pop anthem that brims with impassioned, fervent vocals and a highly contagious, move-inducing rhythm that makes you want to jump up and dance, to let loose and forget about everything else. Four minutes burst of pure awesomeness.
The Noise Who Runs - Beautiful Perhaps
Beautiful Perhaps is an honest and raw reflection of the state of society and humanity and serves as a powerful introduction to electronic rock duo The Noise Who Runs' forthcoming album Preteretrospective due for release on April 7. Featuring a sublime blend of shimmering indie grooves, and textured vocals that perfectly complement the thought-provoking lyrics, Beautiful Perhaps speaks to themes of social commentary and the search for truth in a world that is often brutal and cynical.
"There’s a reason that 'Beautiful Perhaps' is the first single and also the first song on the album. It sets the tone for everything The Noise Who Runs is about," says Ian Pickering, "My truth, that’s got nothing to do with anything. People need to stop selling their truth, their subjective complaints and petty outrages. First and foremost, I was a journalist, therefore, I deal in facts and I think as a general overview of the state of society and of humanity (not just this century but eternally) - this is as honest as you’re gonna get. And it hits the nail squarely and firmly on the head. The truth isn’t pretty but it has to be accepted before anything I describe in the song can be addressed. That’s what’s beautiful - perhaps."reflection on society and humanity
Jody and The Jerms - Started Something
Jody and The Jerms' latest single Started Something is a delightful burst of sunshine, and the first utterly delicious taste of the band's upcoming LP Wonder, set for release in April. The band masterfully blended their signature jangle rock with melodic indie pop, to create the perfect backdrop for Jody's mellifluous vocals to shine through. Thoroughly wonderful from start to finish.
Chad Post - Fall From Grace
Chad Post's Fall From Grace is a soul-crushing pop ballad that engulfs you in its luscious soundscapes from the very first note. Post's emotive vocals soar smoothly over a bed of emotional, stirring melodies, with the lyrics imbuing each line with powerful raw emotion.
Treat your ears with Chad Post's full EP Fresh Reign
Elephant - Young
Young is a beautiful ode to self-acceptance and cherishing the distinctive attributes that make each individual exceptional. Indie alternative artist Elephant aka Shane Clarke, shares his own personal struggles during a challenging period in his life when he was grappling with sickness and pandemic-induced isolation. Gentle vocals delicately weave through the indie backdrop, blending together perfectly and resulting in something truly unique.
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