Week29 |Tobi’s New Music Monster Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our
New Music Monster

Music Reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

Break Point by X.AriArtist: X.Ari
Track: “Break Point”
Bittersweet alt electro-pop artist X.Ari returns with Midi Jones produced heavy synth hook and stutter, burn low on the down and out, “Break Point”. Caught between the two worlds of hyper-confident anthemic chart bangers and dysfunctional electronic pop, X.Ari is a difficult artist to pin down; the 3 minutes 21 second shard of sonic scream in anguish, ‘Cattle Call’ a glorious demonstration of all that is great, raw and noisy about Independent Music; could not be more starkly contrasted, than by that of the brazen mass appeal and uber ‘Boom Boom’ of ‘want you up in my room’ crowd pleaser, ‘Stay Go’; the release of these two tracks not separated by years, but rather featured on X.Ari’s second EP ‘Dis-Order’. To date ‘Vapors’ perhaps represents her most successful endeavor to reconcile these two opposing creative forces; both perfectly formed slice of consumable electro-pop and problematic expression through lyric, introspective and raked with self-doubt. With latest release, ‘Break Point’ the young artist and songwriter draws upon painful memories of her own mental breakdown; the protracted shattering of self and sense of dislocation; which, to this day, she still carries the psychological and emotional scars. X.Ari’s talent for crafting vocal lines of engaging and contrasting percussive pattern is evident throughout, as she walks the beats with well-practiced finesse. The verse twists and turns through the lyric; a tightening spiral of scattered thought, flashback and abstract impression. The chorus presented in two halves; the first, a sharp series of melodic splinters that cut and snap at the ear; the second, a rapid vocal cascade and collapse. X.Ari’s smart use of vocal structure to reflect the weight of her words is further enhanced by well-judged and imaginative production and sound design by producer Midi Jones. Deep impact kicks and stuttered beat are combined to form an odd, stunted rhythm, paired with a lumbering, grungy synth and smartly blended reverses and quick rises; resulting in a compelling and unique listening experience. Additional musical and sonic elements add rich variation and surprising depth and detail to the on the face of it, stark pop production. Tastefully arranged backing vocal support, compliment, and counterpoint X.Ari’s own impressive vocal performance. Although eclectic, there’s a consistency of thinking behind the design/arrangement of the song that is evident throughout. ‘Break Point’ may well be X.Ari’s most accomplished work to date; no small achievement, considering the stand out quality of her work so far. With a Midi Jones produced EP slated for release, X.Ari is standing tall on shoulders of her hard-earned successes of last year, and looking straight up at the stars. To her great credit, she continues to turn her pain into our power.

Facebook.com/xARIofficial
Twitter: @xariofficial
IG: xariofficial

 

Stuck in the House by Cream with a K

Artist: Cream with a K
Track: “Stuck in the House”
Former J Pop front-woman Cream with a K drops a five-minute slice of ultra-cool alt-pop oddity groove, new single “Stuck in the House”. Having spent five years behind the mic with J Pop group NEKO PUNCH, the British born Independent musician and visual artist released her first solo material early 2018. Driven by a retro drum machine, saturated trashy and sat back in reverb, debut single, ‘Burn’ contrasted fuzzy lo-fi guitars and gloriously draggy bass line, with sweet vocals, delivered lazy, laid back and luscious. Two further singles followed last year, the stuttered bit-crushed skip and distortion fest of ‘Terrible Voices’, and trash-compacted beat, stupefied guitar breaks, and surreal feedback dance ‘5:35’; both adding weight to the integrity of fledgling solo artist’s songwriting and musicianship. Latest release “Stuck in the House” adds awesome alt synth drone and noise to the do it yourself digital drums and grungy over driven six strings. Cream with a K works the ‘at odds’ instrumentation with impressive finesse, successfully crafting a unique and cohesive sound. The production is willfully ‘garagey’ and stands in stark and, no doubt, intentional contrast to her self-described ‘bubblegum J Pop band’. The hazy, dazy vocal delivery, idle lines and undersung/talked lyrics further contrast the super-catchy/hyper-singalong melodies of NEKO PUNCH. And yet, despite a seeming indifference in presentation, a keenly developed sense of songcraft is nevertheless hard at work, as “Stuck in the House” quietly catches your ear, holds your attention and encourages you to sing along. With musical influences ranging from early electronic through grunge to pop, Cream with a K stands apart as a strikingly original and exciting young artist. One to watch in 2019.

Facebook.com/Creamwithak
IG: cream_with_a_k

"Beast of the Night" by CatbearArtist: CATBEAR
Track: “Beast of the Night”
South London Electro Indie Grrrl Band CATBEAR’s debut release, “Beast of the Night” is an uplifting neo-synthpop infused independent pop gem of stand out quality. Released in late November 2018, “Beast of the Night” is a well-worked production of soaring sequencer, ambient pad, and carefully placed riser. Punchy electro snare and pumping dance kick smack and thump the three minutes twenty-second track forward in tight percussive stanzas. Additional sound design and clever use of automation ad extra depth, width, and movement. The vocals delivered, quietly confident and with understated cool; lyrics running through a shifting, building mood, impressively reflected in the shifting, building arrangement. Although very much kept on the down-low, “Beast of the Night” represents an accomplished demonstration in musicianship and songwriting. An impressive debut release. More CATBEAR, please!

Facebook.com/catbearmusic
Twitter: @catbearuk
IG: catbearmusic

 

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About Tobi Davis (BRASH! Magazine/Blog Writer)
​Good producing is like good plumbing. If you do your job right, no one notices. Mix, Remix + Master. Run @monsterthread w/ Singer Songwriter Jon Magnusson. Host Thursday’s @musichouruk. Music Reviews for BRASH! Magazine. Promote. Occasional Lyricist. Love my beagle Enzo + fav bands Little Empire and Moxi.
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Acceptance is Key | “22, Not in Love” by Jennifer Rae

Latest Single from Jennifer Rae, “22, Not in Love”

Nashville based pop artist Jennifer Rae recently released her latest single, “22, Not in Love”.

22, Not in Love by Jennifer Rae

With deep-yet-relatable lyrics like Don’t know who I am, but I know one thing, I’m not in love, Jennifer Rae’s new “non-love song” is sure to be a hit among fans. “This song is extraordinarily important to me because it is about uncertainty and self-reflection,” she explains. “It is about not knowing who you are and learning to accept that. The only thing I felt I was sure of was that I wasn’t in love.”

“22, Not in Love” was written, performed, mixed, mastered and distributed by an all female team. “I believe songs by women about identity are crucial. There is so much pressure for us to be everything, but we are only human,” the wise-beyond-her-years artist professes.

“22, Not in Love” is Available Now on iTunes Apple Music Google Play & Spotify!

Pictured: Jennifer RaeAbout Jennifer Rae
With songs that have been celebrated as “poetry in motion” (Amelia Vandergast, A&R Factory), New Jersey native Jennifer Rae artfully composes heartfelt and honest songs that are accentuated by her velvety-smooth voice and rich piano accompaniments. She transitions between her vocal registers effortlessly, and creates lush textures and harmonies combining jazz and pop into captivating and emotional compositions. Heavily inspired by songwriter masters like Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, she is currently enamored with artists like SZA, St. Vincent and Half Waif. As a recent transplant to Nashville, TN, Jennifer started out playing numerous shows in the NYC-area, such as the NY Historical Society, Arlene’s Grocery, The West End Lounge, Smash Studios, and Bushwick Public House. Jennifer has worked extensively with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Cole Lumpkin of 300 Entertainment. She is also a founding member of Cleveland’s Sofar Sounds. She recently completed a degree in Music from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a concentration in Songwriting.
www.TheJenniferRae.com
Facebook.com/TheJenniferRae
Twitter: @JRaeOfficial
IG: TheJRae

Ending it With A BANGER | “DRUGZ” by EG¥PT

Singer/songwriter and recording artist breaks 40,000 plays in 24hrs

EG¥PT a new artist breaking barriers early before 2019

Charlotte, NC – Self-taught, singer/songwriter and recording artist, EG¥PT, recently released her single “DRUGZ”. “DRUGZ” is one of the nine songs on her soon to be released EP, early 2019. Only a year into her music career and she’s breaking barriers by reaching 40,000 plays on “DRUGZ” in just 24 hours.

"DRUGZ"  by Egypt

Fans adore EG¥PT’s artistry because of her soft, soulful voice, songwriting ability and her sexy, edgy but yet classy style. Fan’s think it is safe to say that EG¥PT is that mix of Rhianna’s edge, Aaliyah’s mysterious and soulful vibe and the crazy, sexy, cool of TLC; that we’ve been yearning to see in this industry.

Listen to “DRUGZ”

About EG¥PT
As a former actress and starting her singing and music career just a year and a half ago, EG¥PT is moving fast through the industry. She infuses her own style and edge with the modern trap-soul genre to give a refreshing sound to the Hip- Hop industry. She continues to grow and evolve her musical ability, brand, and following, to maximize her career and become a power player within the industry.

Twitter: @iamegyptmusic
IG: iamegyptmusic

 

Week25 |Tobi’s New Music Monster Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our
New Music Monster

Music Reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

 

Kelsy Karter Catch Me If you CanArtist: Kelsy Karter
Track: “Catch Me If You Can”
Unofficial Angelina Jolie/Mick Jagger one night stand, bastard lovechild and rock n roll animal, Kelsy Karter delivers a lean, mean, overdriven jump up n down and scream machine, new single, “Catch Me If You Can”. The New Zealand born Artist, first gained traction, with a feature vocal on Israeli psytrance electronica duo, Infected Mushroom release, ‘That is Gold’; part of their 2013 release, ‘Friends on Mushrooms Vol.2’. A highly creative partnership with composer/producer Stephen Barton (‘i, Robot’, ‘Deja Vu’, ‘Alien: Covenant’) followed, with Kelsy’s soulful, raspy vocals featured on a string of showstopping cover songs, across the four seasons of hit Sci Fi show, ’12 Monkeys’; including a staggering. stripped down rendition of Simple Minds’ iconic 1985 hit “Don’t You Forget about Me”. Latest release, “Catch Me If You Can” marks the Independent Artist’s firth single of the year; and whereas most Artists, are releasing Christmas cosy ballads and Autumnal introspection on the low down and/or lofi, self described, ‘switchblade carrying, blue eyed rock & roll lady rebel’ Kelsy Karter, has instead stamped on the loud pedal and aimed it straight at the vanishing point. The three minute eight second track arrives a gut rush of kick/snare kick/snare and ripped up bassline on the mustang drag; Kelsy working the vocals percussive, through the verses; nailing the lyrics to the beat. Tight stops punctuate the track, adding funk and swagger. The chorus opens and lifts up with layers of fuzzed guitar, panned hard left/hard right. Kelsy switches up, rising on the melody; hitting the beats on the sly. The talented vocalists demonstrates further variation in the middle eight (if indeed, middle eights even exist), by pulling over to the side of the road, taking a break from the burn and breaking out the melody in glorious swells and surges. “Catch Me If You Can” is a perfectly formed pop rock gem; one of those rare tracks, that makes good on all it promises. Sharp production, further enhanced by creative use of sound design, successfully frames and elevates the smartly written song ; with well crafted and engaging lyrics, coupled with Kelsy Karter’s barnstorming vocal performance, combining to push the track over the top. An out and out playlist slayer, “Catch Me If You Can” could and should be tearing up the Christmas Party mixtapes.

Facebook.com/KelsyKarterMusic
Twitter: @KelsyKarter
IG: kelsykarter

 

Brigitte NuesArtist: Brigitte
Track: “Le Chat”
French duo Brigitte drop a 3 minute 27 second slice of strings on the slide and bit beats on the dry with “Le Chat”, taken from their 19 track release, ‘Nues (Deluxe)’. Although originally released in 2017, Aurélie Maggiori and Sylvie Hoarau aka Brigitte delivered a ‘deluxe’, double album edition of ‘Nues’ November 30th; with eight additional tracks, including “Le Chat”. Steeped in the vibrant and vital, Art and Culture of 60s France; and named after three female icons of the era, Bardot, Fontaine and Lahaie, Brigitte fittingly began their music journey with the bluesy, hazy, folk ballad, ‘Les Vacances au Bord de la Mer’, for the 2010 film ‘Thelma, Louise & Chantal’. A debut EP, ‘Battez-Vous’ followed and included two of what are still currently, Brigitte’s most popular tracks on Spotify, title track, ‘Battez-Vous’ and their singular take on Suprême NTM’s 90s Hip Hop anthem, ‘Le Benz’. “Le Chat” marks the stark musical distance traveled, from the dreamy, sweet nostalgia and wistfulness of their soundtrack debut, to the tight, pop produced, sonic knife edge of “Le Chat”; structured/constructed very much like the sample/loop productions of Hip Hop, with lofi beat and pulsating bass; strings swinging percussive, in stutters, glitches, swoops and slurs; kick landing dusty and snare, snapping and biting; touches of piano key set light and almost decorative. The talented pair of vocalists, treading the beats with great flare; breathing and slinging the lyrics in short rhythmic salvos, doubling, underlining and reinforcing each other. The chorus open up in bittersweet vocal melodies, teasing and terse in tone; supercool nursery rhyme for the bohemian streets and borderline extro/introverts. Recorded at Henson Studios (Los Angeles) with Aurélie living in the hills above LA and Sylvie in Paris, the characteristically high standard of production synonymous with the City of Angels, creating an engaging and intriguing contrast, with the inspired oddity of Brigitte’s lyrical/vocal stylings. A stand out track, both original and contemporary. Brigitte are a class pop act. And very worthy of your attentions.

Facebook.com/brigittemusic
Twitter: @brigittetheband
IG: brigittedefrance

 

Tobisonics DarkCityArtist: Tobisonics
Track: “Noirstar (Dark City Edition)”
Las Vegas based duo and professional genre-blending noisemakers Fans of Jimmy Century 2018 release “Noirstar (Memories of his City)” gets the Tobisonics cinematic synth-scape re-imagination treatment, with his debut drop “Noirstar (Dark City Edition)”. Tired of streaming media platforms forever creating new ‘Tobi’ profiles with every remix, thus making it impossible to build momentum and/or fan base between releases, the Luxembourg based Producer/Remixer reluctantly came to the conclusion that he needed to invent and control his own brand. Every bit a ‘behind the scenes man’, the reclusive Tobi living a life of solitude, with his beloved beagle Enzo, in the Luxembourg countryside, he preferred to work in quiet service to the creative vision bands/artists; the majority of his time spent mixing and/or mastering for others; however in the social media / brand dominated Independent Music scene, Tobi needed to make a bit of noise. Tobi had also thought of his collaborations as ‘alternate versions’, rather than ‘remixes’; that the term ‘remix’ did not serve his work well; moreover he felt uncomfortable placing himself alongside talented EDM producer/remixers, who had skills he simply didn’t understand, let alone be able to duplicate. The ‘Tobisonics’ brand represented an opportunity to ‘reframe’ his alternate versions, reflecting the way in which he approached and felt about them. The singular, theatrical, operatic musical world of Fans of Jimmy Century offered the perfect starting point ; their lesser know release “Noirstar (Memories of his City)”, inspiring an odd, cinematic landscape of isolated counterpoints, stripped down bassline drives and vast, expansive synth stanzas; the 3 minute 11 second track build around the cryptic, neo-noir myth conjured by Alicia Perrone’s lyrics; drawing heavily on Victor James’ pulsating, bass line and recasting it a modulated/phased sequencer bass. True to his inability to stick to the straight forward or obvious, Tobi breaks the track at 2 minutes with tribal chants and scattered, stutter beats and pitch drops. Far from the maddening crowd of formulaic dance-pop, lumped together by ambitious, chart hungry producers (with little love apparent, for the genre in which they work), “Noirstar (Dark City Edition)” is a sonic oddity and difficult to pair with obvious playlist and, therefore, walk the well trodden path, of so many electronic productions (both good, bad and indifferent) ; thus making the possibility of success, regrettably uncertain. But success or no, given his pathological inability to even recognise the box, let alone think inside of it, we can sure that whatever Tobisonics dreams up next, it will be interesting. Stay tuned.

Facebook.com/tobisonics
Twitter: @tobisonics
IG: tobisonics

 

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About Tobi Davis (BRASH! Magazine/Blog Writer)
​Good producing is like good plumbing. If you do your job right, no one notices. Mix, Remix + Master. Run @monsterthread w/ Singer Songwriter Jon Magnusson. Host Thursday’s @musichouruk. Music Reviews for BRASH! Magazine. Promote. Occasional Lyricist. Love my beagle Enzo + fav bands Little Empire and Moxi.
Check out Tobi Sonics – Mixes + Remixes!

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About The Monster Thread
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Week22 |Tobi’s New Music Monster Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our
New Music Monster

Music Reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

I Like Drinking by IndianaArtist: Indiana
Track: I Like Drinking
Self proclaimed narcissist and born again fiercely independent alt-pop-attitude artist Indiana drops the anthem for your Friday Night/Saturday Night/Every Night (delete as needed), with new EP I Like Drinking. Signed to Sony in 2014, with debut album, No Romeo released in 2015 and single, “Solo Dancing” racking up 10 million streams on Spotify, Loughborough born Indiana had apparently hit the music industry jackpot and surely everything a ‘small town girl’ could ever hope for; everything except what the talented young Artist needed above all else, creative freedom. With the record deal and 3 years behind her, Indiana released the ten track LP, Not Girlfriend Material earlier this year. Part musical expression/part life mantra/part testament to her Independence, Indiana describes the album as ‘representing me, not everyone else’s me’. Track three of the ten, I Like Drinking is a pulsating, heady mix of throbbing electro-funk bass line, tightly dabbed kick and scattershot stutter beat, with smartly placed instrumental and vocal hook. The 3 minute 53 second track shifts through a contrasting series of well blended musical scenes, each providing satisfy variations of dynamic, width and depth; well placed ear candy catches the ear, fizzing and bursting left to right/right to left; the track rising and falling in well worked overlapping layers that complement and / or counterpoint each other, in an defy finessed production that flows with an accomplished ease from beginning to end. Indiana’s voice teases and talks in breathless tones and hushes; the talented vocalist delivering the lyrics with a laid back, uber-cool nonchalance. Though instantly catchy/pub pop singalong, the lyrics successfully engage on a deeper level with intelligent use of language, quietly insightful observation and conflicting idea, juxtaposed to great effect. ‘I’m a narcissist, but I don’t see that as a negative thing – it’s part of who I am.’ A common theme runs throughout Not Girlfriend Material, that of accepting yourself and being okay with it. In learning to be okay with ‘not being girlfriend material’, Indiana has crafted a message for us all, it’s okay not to be okay.

Facebook.com/indianathegirl
Twitter: @indianathegirl
IG: indianathegirl

I Can't Help Myself by Liz Longley - BRASH! Magazine BlogArtist: Liz Longley
Track: I Can’t Help Myself
Pennsylvania born singer/songwriter Liz Longley makes a welcome return with quietly breathtaking, on the slow burn rendition of The Four Tops 1965 iconic hit, “I Can’t Help Myself”. Having scored a number one on GarageBand.com with song, “Naked Trees” while still at high school, completed her self released debut LP, Somewhere in the Middle while studying on a scholarship at Berklee Collage of Music, and won a slew of songwriting competitions (including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition); not to mention scoring a regular rotation on Sirius XM with her cover of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”, opened shows for major artists and landed songwriting cuts on hit TV shows  it is a testament to the uphill battle all Artists face in a ‘post download’ music industry, that despite her hard earned successes, this stand out, talented young singer/songwriter still had to seek ‘crowdfunding’ to finance her next album, self titled and follow up to the 2010 release, Hot Loose Wire; a fourth album, Weightless followed in the 2016, which included her most success single to date, with nearly 4 million streams on Spotify, the hauntingly beautiful, ‘Rescue my Heart’. Liz Longley’s latest release re-imagines The Four Tops uptempo, swing beat classic, as graceful, stripped down ode to fidelity. Much of the three minute twenty three second track is carried by vocal and electric guitar ; the six string grinding and grunging in spits, crunches and drives, it’s tone rendered blunted and distant, with well judged use of saturation, tape slap and reverb. Liz Longley’s works her voice with inspired variations of technique and tone ; hushed deliveries open up into gentle whispered lingers, only to drop back into perfectly placed under-sung phrases, that draw the ear closer; Longley’s voice taking flight, but breaking back, in a compelling series of vocal waves that build in rises and falls. At its finale, the track slow bursts into an eruption on the down low, of deep pounded drum thud, resonating feedback and metallic, distortion shift; oscillating in quiet ambient cacophony, that reverberates about the stereo field. Liz Longley’s voice, gently howling melodic, like a wolf serenading the distant moon, in testament to its lifelong love; her incredible vocal performance collapsing down upon itself, exhausted, and onto the words, ‘I can’t help myself. I can’t’.

Biographical information can be found on Liz Longley’s Spotify Artist Page and was written by Thom Jurek

Facebook.com/LizLongleyMusic
Twitter: @lizlongley
IG: lizlongley

Waiting for you by Katie & Lillias - BRASH! Magazine BlogArtist: Katie & Lillias
Track: Waiting for You”
Premiered on BBC Introducing and written/recorded in one day, whilst heavily hungover, singer/songwriters Katie and Lillias release a 3 minute slice of vocal delight, rhythm, blues and soul on the live side, with their debut single, “Waiting for You”. The talented young duo first met at University, where they become fast friends and developed an instant creative rapport. Despite Lillias returning home to Glasgow, the two were determined to continue working together; and so, Katie bordered a train to Scotland, along with her laptop, USB audio interface and microphone; Katie having invested in the equipment for her own second EP (to be released early 2019). “Waiting for You” shuffles along in syncopated stabs and starts; heavy slung bass line and raspy, low mid deep acoustic guitar play off each other, in an alternating blues standard; weighty stomp pumps and punches the track, in thick subby dabs; the instruments shifting about each other in lively jolts and loosely timed slews. Katie and Lillias’ vocals soar, dip and dive; playing across the width of the mix; their voices resonating in surging harmonies that compel and enthrall in equal successful measure. Additional backing vocals from Zara Holme (recorded post hangover, back at Katie’s home near Liverpool), linger and echo, deep in the room ambient; adding a beautiful, even poetic, sense of height and depth. Imaginative stereo placement, further enhances the listening experience, with Lillias’ lead and bass sat halfway off to the right, with Katie and acoustic, even further to the left; leaving the center to the stomp and Zara’s third vocal line. This odd arrangement creating both width and a sense of intimacy. The track carries a full spectrum feel, rich in bass and busts of treble lifting upwards. Already promising artists in their own right, Katie and Lillias bring a wealth of songwriting talent to their new collaboration ; and yet, it is the open, natural, uninhabited way in which ‘Waiting for You’ moves from section to section, that will really catch your ear; an ease in the creativeness, as though the two young women were born to make music together.

Twitter: @katieandlillias
IG: katieandlillias

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About Tobi Davis (BRASH! Magazine/Blog Writer)
​Good producing is like good plumbing. If you do your job right, no one notices. Mix, Remix + Master. Run @monsterthread w/ Singer Songwriter Jon Magnusson. Host Thursday’s @musichouruk. Music Reviews for BRASH! Magazine. Promote. Occasional Lyricist. Love my beagle Enzo + fav bands Little Empire and Moxi.
Check out Tobi Sonics – Mixes + Remixes!

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New Bangerz! | “You Like It” by Sean 2 Miles

Chart-topping Recording Artist & Producer and Bravo TV’s Vanderpump Rules Season Regular, Sean 2 Miles Releases His New Single, “You Like It”

“You Like It” is generating national buzz at radio with spins already taking place in Las Vegas, Tampa, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Augusta, Memphis, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Washington DC and on Music Choice.

You Like It by Sean 2 Miles - BRASH! Magazine Blog

“The creative process started with my homie, Track Savage. He sent the idea of the track over and Tha Hitbangaz made it a hit. I then put my sauce on the production and lyrics and within minutes, “You Like It” was fresh out the oven,” chuckles Sean 2 Miles. “The song is lifted from my recently released project, “Headaches & Turn Ups”, available now on all digital platforms” he adds. The Bravo TV, Vanderpump Rules’ season regular, Sean 2 Miles will be returning and making appearances in the upcoming season of the show, airing this fall.

In the coming weeks, Sean 2 Miles will embark on his national “You Like It” promotional tour in support of his new hit single, cities includes: New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chattanooga, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Tampa, just to name a few.

Sean 2 Miles - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Sean 2 Miles
Sean 2 Miles, the extremely talented kid out of Farmhaven, Mississippi is ready to take over the globe with his versatility as an artist, songwriter, producer and engineer. His newly released single, “‘You Like It” continues to receive national airplay and has generated over 2 million plus Soundcloud plays. He partnered with Charve The Don and Concore Entertainment to take his talents to higher heights. Sean 2 Miles, has been able to build an impressive discography with already four #1 records under his belt, including his work with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and Bravo’s TV star Scheana Shay from Vanderpump Rules, just to name a few. Sean 2 Miles is a also a series regular on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules.

www.Sean2Miles.com
Facebook.com/SeanTu.Miles
Twitter: @Sean2Miles
IG: Sean2Miles
www.concoreentertainment.com

Fanning the Flames | “Heart on Fire” by Morrison

Electro-Rock Artist, Morrison, Releases New Single “Heart on Fire”

Heart on Fire by Morrison - BRASH! Magazine Blog(New York, NY) – Miami-based rock/pop artist Megan Morrison (aka MORRISON) bursts onto the indie music scene with her incendiary new single, “Heart on Fire.” The song is the first release from Morrison’s debut solo EP, Appetite for Freedom, set to release in Spring 2019.

Listen to “Heart on Fire”!

Morrison’s music career began at a very young age while growing up in Massachusetts. After singing in high school choirs and musicals and ranking at the top of her high school All-State competitions, she pursued a music degree from University of MA Amherst. Studying opera, she discovered she excelled at musical theatre having nabbed the lead in the musical, Cinderella. For her senior year, she moved to New York City to attend Hunter College and audition for Broadway musicals. Eventually, she began singing in rock/punk bands throughout the City where she found “her calling.” She moved to Miami in 2009 where she formed her first official band, Dorothy’s Surrender, for which she wrote all the songs influenced by her biggest inspirations: Hole, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails and Audioslave. Her second band, Revlover, formed in 2016, and had more of a folk, inspirational rock sound.

She Makes Music called Morrison’s vocals “full of rebellious attitude and a tone to back it up.” Miami New Times named Morrison one of the “Five Miami Women Artists to Watch on International Women’s Day” in March 2018, noting her five areas of expertise–a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, model, and fire dancer. Her last skill led her to guest appearances in music videos by Pitbull and Elvis Crespo and onstage with pop singer Jessie J.

Morrison - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Today, Morrison has a new band for her solo project that has more of an electronic rock sound that she attributes to her favorite band, Muse. (She considers herself the female Matt Bellamy!) Be sure to look out for her new music video for the “Heart on Fire”, featuring the artist dancing with fire!

www.MeganMorrisonMusic.com
Facebook.com/MusicMeganMorrison
Twitter: @MMorrisonMusic
IG: MeganMorrisonMusic