Texas-bred & Nashville-based country artist and guitar virtuoso Billy Dawson has an important message to share as the country unites to celebrate unity this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dawson wrote “UNITE” with Eric Varnell in 2015 and felt he should release it in 2020 as a deeply divided United States descended into chaos.
Indie-rock singer-songwriter and pianist Rob Kovacs debuts the new single, “Bitter Memory,” on January 15th, 2021. The song is the latest offering from Kovacs’ forthcoming solo debut album, Let Go, to be released on February 12th. With its ambitious compositional palette and hauntingly potent songcraft, the album affirms Kovacs as a fully focused and steadfast artist, evincing a commitment and creative persistence rarely seen in our ever more short attention span society.
Today, NYC-based psychedelic pop-soul septet Melt released a new single, Hours. The ruminative ballad is the third offering from the band’s debut EP, set to be released next month. Available across all streaming platforms, the single captures the band’s sonic and lyrical maturity and is a welcome presentation of their impressive studio acumen. A balanced combination of fervent low end, cascading synth leads, and inquisitive guitar lines create Hours - a lover’s sojourn, explicated through melody.
On January 15, 2021, progressive rock project exo-X-xeno launches its debut single of aspiration and hopefulness, called “Onward, Love.” The song release, along with a companion inspirational promo video, pushes the prog rock boundaries of space and time with expansive, melodious vocals and sonic instrumental layering - all accomplished with a star-studded roster of musical greats.
It’s been a LONG time coming…
Out on all major digital music outlets January 15th, 2021, Organ Fairchild's Seepin’ is a song almost forty years in the making.
The single, mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive, marks the very first original music output from three long-time veterans of the jam band scene.
The East Nashville-based singer/songwriter Matt Urmy muses on the duality of the human experience today with the release of his new concept album ‘South of the Sky.’ Inspired by Willie Nelson’s two-sided narrative album ‘Phases and Stages,’ Urmy’s ‘South of the Sky’ attempts to explore and celebrate the multi-dimensionality of human life.
Listen to ‘South of the Sky’ HERE
“Somewhere in trying to figure out how to craft a good song, I figured out how not to just write a pile of sad songs,” Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nate Fredrick says about his new album, Different Shade of Blue, set for February 26 release. “It’s not that my situation is different or even better, but I’ve found a different way to perceive my personal circumstances.”
This past August, months into the COVID-19 lockdown, the Brooklyn-based musician Ana Egge heard from her friend, producer/songwriter Dick Connette, about collaborating on a song concerning the ongoing social upheaval. “I jumped in with both feet after our first conversation,” Egge explains. For her, it was an important way to use music to bring people together.