VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:51:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Sono Vero: “Roses for the Reckless EP”- A talented young band from Southern California http://videomusicstars.com/sono-vero-roses-for-the-reckless-ep-a-talented-young-band-from-southern-california/ http://videomusicstars.com/sono-vero-roses-for-the-reckless-ep-a-talented-young-band-from-southern-california/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:51:18 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9364 sono-vero-680

Sono Vero is a talented young band from Southern California and the 2014 Artists In Music Awards Best Reggae Artist winner. They reached a major milestone in 2014 as their single "Never Say Goodbye" topped the world famous radio station KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles for 18 straight weeks as the most requested artist. The Los Angeles based recording artist shared the Top 10 with other artists including Matt Cardle, Cher Llyod, Glitter Rose, The Neighbourhood, Pierce the Veil, Carleton Stone, Soren Bryce, Melanie Taylor and Walla.

From the beach to the city, Sono Vero is a product of their California surroundings. This Alternative/Reggae/Hip-Hop group has performed across the country and has shared the stage with some of the most reputable names in the scene. Sono Vero recorded their latest "Roses for the Reckless EP" with legendary producer Lewis Richards. And have also released a second single from the Ep, entitled "End of Forever" .

Sono Vero is one of those bands that just hit you. They have a ton of great songs. Awesome stuff - these guys are relatively unknown and they are absolutely tremendous musicians. If you like great grooves and a high recording quality then get this.

Sono Vero mix a nice blend of Reggae, Rock and Urban sounds. It’s very modern and hip sounding with a definite Cali vibe. It has very good melodies and soothing rhythms. If you like artists like: 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Rebelution and Sublime, you will absolutely love this music.

"Roses for the Reckless” is an inspired, fresh EP with creative lyrics and stellar melodies colliding to create a recording that you can jam out to and just "mellow" to. It’s pretty simple, hop in your ride, drop the windows, and hit play on any one of the five tracks.

You’ll hear a perfect and more importantly never forced blend of reggae, rock and hiphop. All of the songs are unique and super catchy. Not least the two opening tracks, “Give You The World” and “Leave With You”. The bass is infectious, the beats are fun, and the style varies from song to song to keep you on your feet.

However it’s the silky melodies with the smooth harmony lines of “Back And Forth (feat. Rico Of Ease Up & Moi Of Tomorrows Bad Seeds)” and “Never Say Goodbye” that mostly capture my attention. Each track has a distinguishing groove, riff, and beat that keeps you jamming to their sound the whole way through. “End of Forever” is a testament to Sono Vero’s ability to make a simple acoustic driven song into a melodic and lyrical masterpiece.

Charlie Ueda - Lead Vocals, Nathan Ueda - Keys/Vocals, Dan Rodriguez - Vocals/Rap, Anthony Kochis – Drums, Steven Ingraham - Vocals/Guitar and Buddha Foster – Bass, have not even reached their full potential yet and they’re already a true shot in the arm for the alternative reggae movement.

If you feel down or need some motivation pop in the "Roses for the Reckless EP” . This is power music for your soul; good vibes, great band, immense inspiration!

sono-vero-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website Youtube iTunes Instagram Twitter]]>
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Sono Vero is a talented young band from Southern California and the 2014 Artists In Music Awards Best Reggae Artist winner. They reached a major milestone in 2014 as their single "Never Say Goodbye" topped the world famous radio station KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles for 18 straight weeks as the most requested artist. The Los Angeles based recording artist shared the Top 10 with other artists including Matt Cardle, Cher Llyod, Glitter Rose, The Neighbourhood, Pierce the Veil, Carleton Stone, Soren Bryce, Melanie Taylor and Walla.

From the beach to the city, Sono Vero is a product of their California surroundings. This Alternative/Reggae/Hip-Hop group has performed across the country and has shared the stage with some of the most reputable names in the scene. Sono Vero recorded their latest "Roses for the Reckless EP" with legendary producer Lewis Richards. And have also released a second single from the Ep, entitled "End of Forever" .

Sono Vero is one of those bands that just hit you. They have a ton of great songs. Awesome stuff - these guys are relatively unknown and they are absolutely tremendous musicians. If you like great grooves and a high recording quality then get this.

Sono Vero mix a nice blend of Reggae, Rock and Urban sounds. It’s very modern and hip sounding with a definite Cali vibe. It has very good melodies and soothing rhythms. If you like artists like: 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Rebelution and Sublime, you will absolutely love this music.

"Roses for the Reckless” is an inspired, fresh EP with creative lyrics and stellar melodies colliding to create a recording that you can jam out to and just "mellow" to. It’s pretty simple, hop in your ride, drop the windows, and hit play on any one of the five tracks.

You’ll hear a perfect and more importantly never forced blend of reggae, rock and hiphop. All of the songs are unique and super catchy. Not least the two opening tracks, “Give You The World” and “Leave With You”. The bass is infectious, the beats are fun, and the style varies from song to song to keep you on your feet.

However it’s the silky melodies with the smooth harmony lines of “Back And Forth (feat. Rico Of Ease Up & Moi Of Tomorrows Bad Seeds)” and “Never Say Goodbye” that mostly capture my attention. Each track has a distinguishing groove, riff, and beat that keeps you jamming to their sound the whole way through. “End of Forever” is a testament to Sono Vero’s ability to make a simple acoustic driven song into a melodic and lyrical masterpiece.

Charlie Ueda - Lead Vocals, Nathan Ueda - Keys/Vocals, Dan Rodriguez - Vocals/Rap, Anthony Kochis – Drums, Steven Ingraham - Vocals/Guitar and Buddha Foster – Bass, have not even reached their full potential yet and they’re already a true shot in the arm for the alternative reggae movement.

If you feel down or need some motivation pop in the "Roses for the Reckless EP” . This is power music for your soul; good vibes, great band, immense inspiration!

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Jowayayjan Entertainment Announces the New Song Concrete Angel from Cornelia DéFloré http://videomusicstars.com/jowayayjan-entertainment-announces-the-new-song-concrete-angel-from-cornelia-deflore/ http://videomusicstars.com/jowayayjan-entertainment-announces-the-new-song-concrete-angel-from-cornelia-deflore/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:26:05 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9361 cornelia-de-flore-ca-680

Tallahasee, Fl – Jowayayjan Entertainment and Cornelia DéFloré are thrilled to announce the release of the latest single from Cornelia DéFloré, Concrete Angel available everywhere on September 22, 2014.

Concrete Angel is a remake of Grammy Award winning Country Singer Martina McBride’s heartfelt medley. This song brings awareness to Domestic Violence, specifically child abuse that is unfortunately a very prevalent issue in today’s society. Cornelia DéFloré most recent accomplishments include a steady spot on National Airplay Charts for 12 weeks with God Bless the Child from the CD Simply DéFlor and Billboard Top 200 in Digital Tracker Radio Plays. God Bless the Child is the third song to be charted and make Billboard from the album Simply DéFlor. Concrete Angel is the First Single release from her new project DéFlor Sings. An International CD Single Download Independent Artist Release party is set for September 22, 2014. OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter, Walcor Music Group]]>
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Tallahasee, Fl – Jowayayjan Entertainment and Cornelia DéFloré are thrilled to announce the release of the latest single from Cornelia DéFloré, Concrete Angel available everywhere on September 22, 2014.

Concrete Angel is a remake of Grammy Award winning Country Singer Martina McBride’s heartfelt medley. This song brings awareness to Domestic Violence, specifically child abuse that is unfortunately a very prevalent issue in today’s society. Cornelia DéFloré most recent accomplishments include a steady spot on National Airplay Charts for 12 weeks with God Bless the Child from the CD Simply DéFlor and Billboard Top 200 in Digital Tracker Radio Plays. God Bless the Child is the third song to be charted and make Billboard from the album Simply DéFlor. Concrete Angel is the First Single release from her new project DéFlor Sings. An International CD Single Download Independent Artist Release party is set for September 22, 2014. OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter, Walcor Music Group]]>
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TIGERPUNCH take their gritty sound to an accessible rock that listeners can get into immediately http://videomusicstars.com/tigerpunch-take-their-gritty-sound-to-an-accessible-rock-that-listeners-can-get-into-immediately/ http://videomusicstars.com/tigerpunch-take-their-gritty-sound-to-an-accessible-rock-that-listeners-can-get-into-immediately/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:53:04 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9358 tigerpunch-680

In early 2013, after the dream of becoming a Pokemon Master fell through... Jay Wolfwood (Bass ) was drinking his sorrows away one night. Then erupted into a heated discussion with 'handsome man' Rich Reynolds (Guitar & Vocals) about Kung Fu Panda the movie, and somewhere among the mess of gibberish and dark rum came the word "Tigerpunch".

That summer, the pair came across the most smiley of smilers; a former hitman and canoe enthusiast, Russell Latham (Drums), who joined and completed the team of heroes. Since the end of 2013 the trio has been playing all round the West Midlands, appearing numerously in Birmingham at venues such as The Flapper, O2 Academy 3 and The Actress & Bishop.

Spring 2014 saw them supporting touring rock group I AM GIANT at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton and EMP!RE on their "Where the world begins" Tour in Birmingham. In March, Tigerpunch went into the studio to record their first EP.

'Fight of your Life' is a great rock EP that offers different tempos, moods, and concepts. Tigerpunch can play and create several different atmospheres with just 3 members, in perfect ‘Power Trio’ style. As a band, they write more than competent rock music. Most songs contain some riff or melody that makes every song memorable.

On the EP, Tigerpunch has taken their gritty sound to an accessible rock that listeners can get into immediately. Yet at the same time, they surpass most commercial rock acts in originality and emotion. Rich Reynolds really knows how to use his amazing voice in songs, to really pull as much emotion as possible out of the song. His guitar licks and riffs are also incredibly powerful and fitting with the rest of the band.

'Fight of your Life' is just loaded with chilling melodic vocals, addicting choruses, killer energetic riffs, driving thumping basslines and solid powerful drumming throughout. The lyrics of course are just excellent and full of meaning too.

tigerpunch-300As mentioned previously, Rich's vocals are just absolutely chilling, melodic and powerful and his guitar riffs are loud, booming and abrasive throughout. Jay's driving basslines are solid, thumping and pulsating throughout, and Russell's drumming is still solid, hard hitting, and it definitely gets the job done.

Every song on 'Fight of your Life' is just excellently incredible, but here's a look at some of my favorites. The intense rocking "I Am Alive" starts off with some haunting chords that soon give way to booming abrasive riffs. "Blonde" is an awesome catchy driving bass-thumping riff-heavy oriented song. My two favorite standout songs on this album however, are both "Takedown the Bull" and "Serve the Freakshow" which both feature catchy melodic choruses, booming heavy riffs, strong driving basslines, and pounding drum beats.

Recently I have found myself at the point where my Tool albums were making a sad little rotation from stereo to holder constantly. I had almost given up on rock.  But the Tigerpunch EP is flawless. The good old grainy crunch of every song makes 'Fight of your Life' a must-have, must-listen for everyone.

Tigerpunch isn't out there to create ambiance, they are out there to rock!

tigerpunch-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website Soundcloud Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram]]>
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In early 2013, after the dream of becoming a Pokemon Master fell through... Jay Wolfwood (Bass ) was drinking his sorrows away one night. Then erupted into a heated discussion with 'handsome man' Rich Reynolds (Guitar & Vocals) about Kung Fu Panda the movie, and somewhere among the mess of gibberish and dark rum came the word "Tigerpunch".

That summer, the pair came across the most smiley of smilers; a former hitman and canoe enthusiast, Russell Latham (Drums), who joined and completed the team of heroes. Since the end of 2013 the trio has been playing all round the West Midlands, appearing numerously in Birmingham at venues such as The Flapper, O2 Academy 3 and The Actress & Bishop.

Spring 2014 saw them supporting touring rock group I AM GIANT at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton and EMP!RE on their "Where the world begins" Tour in Birmingham. In March, Tigerpunch went into the studio to record their first EP.

'Fight of your Life' is a great rock EP that offers different tempos, moods, and concepts. Tigerpunch can play and create several different atmospheres with just 3 members, in perfect ‘Power Trio’ style. As a band, they write more than competent rock music. Most songs contain some riff or melody that makes every song memorable.

On the EP, Tigerpunch has taken their gritty sound to an accessible rock that listeners can get into immediately. Yet at the same time, they surpass most commercial rock acts in originality and emotion. Rich Reynolds really knows how to use his amazing voice in songs, to really pull as much emotion as possible out of the song. His guitar licks and riffs are also incredibly powerful and fitting with the rest of the band.

'Fight of your Life' is just loaded with chilling melodic vocals, addicting choruses, killer energetic riffs, driving thumping basslines and solid powerful drumming throughout. The lyrics of course are just excellent and full of meaning too.

tigerpunch-300As mentioned previously, Rich's vocals are just absolutely chilling, melodic and powerful and his guitar riffs are loud, booming and abrasive throughout. Jay's driving basslines are solid, thumping and pulsating throughout, and Russell's drumming is still solid, hard hitting, and it definitely gets the job done.

Every song on 'Fight of your Life' is just excellently incredible, but here's a look at some of my favorites. The intense rocking "I Am Alive" starts off with some haunting chords that soon give way to booming abrasive riffs. "Blonde" is an awesome catchy driving bass-thumping riff-heavy oriented song. My two favorite standout songs on this album however, are both "Takedown the Bull" and "Serve the Freakshow" which both feature catchy melodic choruses, booming heavy riffs, strong driving basslines, and pounding drum beats.

Recently I have found myself at the point where my Tool albums were making a sad little rotation from stereo to holder constantly. I had almost given up on rock.  But the Tigerpunch EP is flawless. The good old grainy crunch of every song makes 'Fight of your Life' a must-have, must-listen for everyone.

Tigerpunch isn't out there to create ambiance, they are out there to rock!

tigerpunch-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website Soundcloud Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram]]>
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Genesis7 Productions, LLC -If you’ve got your pen and paper ready, but need that jaw-dropping beat! http://videomusicstars.com/genesis7-productions-llc-if-youve-got-your-pen-and-paper-ready-but-need-that-jaw-dropping-beat/ http://videomusicstars.com/genesis7-productions-llc-if-youve-got-your-pen-and-paper-ready-but-need-that-jaw-dropping-beat/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:36:01 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9355 genesis7-680

Reggie Haith is the founder and owner of Genesis7 Productions, LLC – a company devoted to curating original beats and music in the HipHop, Neo-Soul, RnB, and Contemporary Gospel tradition. Reggie has over 20 years’ experience in music as performer, DJ, composer, and producer. Haith, who is a native of Chicago and holds a degree in General Engineering, has been hired to produce original music and beats for a diverse range of industry services, including:

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- Commercial Advertisement – Converse Shoe Commercial – 2014 - Feature Film – Christopher Nolen’s “Four Seasons Movie” (Best Director Award – Urban HipHop Magazine) – 2012 - Reggae & Soul Artists – Sarah K. and Tony Anthony (Canadian Juno Nominee) – 2011 HipHop & Neo-Soul Artists – Monique-Danielle, K-Sera, Verbal D, John Jay, Ty Maduro, Baby Juice,  Saffire’d Soul, Tonia Marie, Soh             Mehni, Quote, Profess, and many more!

Through the years I’ve paid special attention to beatmakers who create their own style and sound and contribute significantly to the beatmaking tradition. Such is the case with Reggie Haith on both fronts. Reggie creates his own signature style and sound that includes a soul-sample-based foundation, flanked by a distinct snare sound and slightly off-beat drum shuffle, and often underscored with wide, elongated bass-stabs.

genesis7-400However Reggie can produce just about any kind of beat. His loop style can swing hard, never be off beat or too tight. The key factor is that Reggie never forces a beat; he does only what he feels the beat needs. Quick-chops of music snippets arranged in tightly wound rhythms. Straightforward loops with cuts, scratches, minor drum fills and percussion over the top, these are all elements of Reggie Haith’s diverse style and sound.

There’s a timeless mix-sound component to Reggie Haith’s beats. They sound honest, like baked goods at the local whole-in-the-wall baker that everybody stands on line for, not the mass-produced chain brand that’s always missing that unique flavor.

Bottom line: Reggie Haith can flip several different styles and sounds, and he’s at his best when he hangs close to his neo-soul roots. His recent beats reflect that sensibility. However, whether you want your style to be sample-based, non-sample-based, or hybrid, Boom Bap, Soul, RnB, Neo-Soul, or an eclectic mix of different styles, Reggie can carve out your signature sound.

If you’ve got your pen and paper ready, but need that jaw-dropping beat, check out Reggie’s catalog over at Genesis 7 Productions LLC at the following links:

Official Website: www.Genesis7Productions.com Soundcloud: www.Soundcloud.com/Genesis7Productions Follow on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Gen7Productions

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Reggie Haith is the founder and owner of Genesis7 Productions, LLC – a company devoted to curating original beats and music in the HipHop, Neo-Soul, RnB, and Contemporary Gospel tradition. Reggie has over 20 years’ experience in music as performer, DJ, composer, and producer. Haith, who is a native of Chicago and holds a degree in General Engineering, has been hired to produce original music and beats for a diverse range of industry services, including:

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- Commercial Advertisement – Converse Shoe Commercial – 2014 - Feature Film – Christopher Nolen’s “Four Seasons Movie” (Best Director Award – Urban HipHop Magazine) – 2012 - Reggae & Soul Artists – Sarah K. and Tony Anthony (Canadian Juno Nominee) – 2011 HipHop & Neo-Soul Artists – Monique-Danielle, K-Sera, Verbal D, John Jay, Ty Maduro, Baby Juice,  Saffire’d Soul, Tonia Marie, Soh             Mehni, Quote, Profess, and many more!

Through the years I’ve paid special attention to beatmakers who create their own style and sound and contribute significantly to the beatmaking tradition. Such is the case with Reggie Haith on both fronts. Reggie creates his own signature style and sound that includes a soul-sample-based foundation, flanked by a distinct snare sound and slightly off-beat drum shuffle, and often underscored with wide, elongated bass-stabs.

genesis7-400However Reggie can produce just about any kind of beat. His loop style can swing hard, never be off beat or too tight. The key factor is that Reggie never forces a beat; he does only what he feels the beat needs. Quick-chops of music snippets arranged in tightly wound rhythms. Straightforward loops with cuts, scratches, minor drum fills and percussion over the top, these are all elements of Reggie Haith’s diverse style and sound.

There’s a timeless mix-sound component to Reggie Haith’s beats. They sound honest, like baked goods at the local whole-in-the-wall baker that everybody stands on line for, not the mass-produced chain brand that’s always missing that unique flavor.

Bottom line: Reggie Haith can flip several different styles and sounds, and he’s at his best when he hangs close to his neo-soul roots. His recent beats reflect that sensibility. However, whether you want your style to be sample-based, non-sample-based, or hybrid, Boom Bap, Soul, RnB, Neo-Soul, or an eclectic mix of different styles, Reggie can carve out your signature sound.

If you’ve got your pen and paper ready, but need that jaw-dropping beat, check out Reggie’s catalog over at Genesis 7 Productions LLC at the following links:

Official Website: www.Genesis7Productions.com Soundcloud: www.Soundcloud.com/Genesis7Productions Follow on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Gen7Productions

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Sarantos: “A Country Song” – Gentle in its Execution http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-a-country-song-gentle-in-its-execution/ http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-a-country-song-gentle-in-its-execution/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:57:30 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9350 sarantos-acs-680

Sarantos has released his latest song entitled "A Country Song" . It’s his ninth single release in row.  Sarantos has been nominated for 2 awards for the upcoming International Music & Entertainment Awards on October 4th 2014—the categories are Rock Song of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

Sarantos who originally falls into the genre of modern pop-rock, tinged with an 80s feel, has been extending his musical boundaries into every genre and style he could get his hands on during the past few months. His moved as far afield as rap right into his latest country effort. This time around Sarantos has even gone one step further than just genre-bending. “A Country Song” is also a duet with a female performer!

“This is classic country song duet about a man and his wife," says Sarantos. “They are absolutely in love with each other. Their love is strong in spite of the challenges of every daily life. This is a country song he wrote for her. They really get each other. It's all so simple and easy, just as it should be. On this song, the vocal styles both contrast as well as complement each other in a very unique way!”

This latest release maintains the high level of excellence that one has come to expect of Sarantos. “A Country Song” can legitimately stand alongside the best of Sarantos' vast catalog. He has been astounding us with his remarkable songwriting for quite a while now. Most normal people would run out of material by now. But he’s mind is always clicking, his eyes are always seeing, and his ears are always hearing. They never completely stop. They may rest every now and then, but never totally stop.

The result is a song that is, gentle in its execution, but Sarantos still maintains the fire and passion that he always has in his songs, but here it's tempered, focused to the personal, the internal, feelings about love and intense relationships. And he is ably assisted by his female counterpart in the song.

Sarantos Melogia is a performer, songwriter, a man of integrity, strength, warmth, wit, experience, passion, intelligence, gentleness and tenderness -a human of the highest degree and that is what “A Country Song” shows.

As he has sincerely done on each release, Sarantos is once again donating to a charitable cause. For "A Country Song," Sarantos has chosen to donate 33% of any music related sales profits to the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.

sarantos-acs-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Sarantos Website Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube iTunes Vimeo Reverbnation Soundcloud  ]]>
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Sarantos has released his latest song entitled "A Country Song" . It’s his ninth single release in row.  Sarantos has been nominated for 2 awards for the upcoming International Music & Entertainment Awards on October 4th 2014—the categories are Rock Song of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.

Sarantos who originally falls into the genre of modern pop-rock, tinged with an 80s feel, has been extending his musical boundaries into every genre and style he could get his hands on during the past few months. His moved as far afield as rap right into his latest country effort. This time around Sarantos has even gone one step further than just genre-bending. “A Country Song” is also a duet with a female performer!

“This is classic country song duet about a man and his wife," says Sarantos. “They are absolutely in love with each other. Their love is strong in spite of the challenges of every daily life. This is a country song he wrote for her. They really get each other. It's all so simple and easy, just as it should be. On this song, the vocal styles both contrast as well as complement each other in a very unique way!”

This latest release maintains the high level of excellence that one has come to expect of Sarantos. “A Country Song” can legitimately stand alongside the best of Sarantos' vast catalog. He has been astounding us with his remarkable songwriting for quite a while now. Most normal people would run out of material by now. But he’s mind is always clicking, his eyes are always seeing, and his ears are always hearing. They never completely stop. They may rest every now and then, but never totally stop.

The result is a song that is, gentle in its execution, but Sarantos still maintains the fire and passion that he always has in his songs, but here it's tempered, focused to the personal, the internal, feelings about love and intense relationships. And he is ably assisted by his female counterpart in the song.

Sarantos Melogia is a performer, songwriter, a man of integrity, strength, warmth, wit, experience, passion, intelligence, gentleness and tenderness -a human of the highest degree and that is what “A Country Song” shows.

As he has sincerely done on each release, Sarantos is once again donating to a charitable cause. For "A Country Song," Sarantos has chosen to donate 33% of any music related sales profits to the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.

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Tim Korry to Release a Remastered and Re-Energized CD Entitled “Above the Snakeline” http://videomusicstars.com/tim-korry-to-release-a-remastered-and-re-energized-cd-entitled-above-the-snakeline/ http://videomusicstars.com/tim-korry-to-release-a-remastered-and-re-energized-cd-entitled-above-the-snakeline/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:16:47 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9344 tim-korry-ats-680

Tim Korry is an interesting and intelligent songwriter that is releasing a remastered and re- energized CD entitled “Above the Snakeline” to people interested in positive and provocative lyrics.

The aim of the songwriter is to release the CD on September 9, 2014.

Above the SnakeLine introduces an exotic style of music that combines Christian, electronic, rock, alternative, indie-pop and some world music. This is a new and exciting album where Tim has the opportunity and pleasure of performing his energetic and thought provoking original songs with no boundaries. The album presents futuristic and current textures and sounds all throughout. This album is very different as it combines Christian, Electronic, rock, alternative, indie-pop, Goth with a hint of world music flair.

Apart from that, the songs are deep and catchy as the vertical songs are all aligned in loving and looking up to God. The production, songwriting and performances are all professional and sonically amazing. The eastern scale intended for the title reprise and tracks are to be loved as they pervade most from the album.

The interesting title for the title track and the theme have tied the album together as a full album listening experience. The album is more about submitting oneself to God and rising higher than the “snakes’ that sometime poison our every move. The complete package of being a songwriter, lyrical vocalist, and guitar player are all seen in the album. The songs presented in the album are captivating and intelligent.

Above the Snakeline is great as it kicks back and allows listeners to enjoy various ranges of instruments, beats and musical styles. The music is powerful and the songs on the album are melodious. There are many surprises on the album that are a re-energized and lively mix of different musical influences and complex arrangements. Also, the message in the album is unabashedly inspirational and gentle.

Tim is consistently amazing with the superb performance and quality in his singing voice. The sheer speed and dedication allows him of rising on top of any musical challenge. As a songwriter, he has conviction and passion in singin

It is expected that the extremely reliable and highly talented singer will provide the greatest and utmost pleasure in the release of the remastered and re-energized CD entitled “Above the Snakeline”.

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Tim Korry is an interesting and intelligent songwriter that is releasing a remastered and re- energized CD entitled “Above the Snakeline” to people interested in positive and provocative lyrics.

The aim of the songwriter is to release the CD on September 9, 2014.

Above the SnakeLine introduces an exotic style of music that combines Christian, electronic, rock, alternative, indie-pop and some world music. This is a new and exciting album where Tim has the opportunity and pleasure of performing his energetic and thought provoking original songs with no boundaries. The album presents futuristic and current textures and sounds all throughout. This album is very different as it combines Christian, Electronic, rock, alternative, indie-pop, Goth with a hint of world music flair.

Apart from that, the songs are deep and catchy as the vertical songs are all aligned in loving and looking up to God. The production, songwriting and performances are all professional and sonically amazing. The eastern scale intended for the title reprise and tracks are to be loved as they pervade most from the album.

The interesting title for the title track and the theme have tied the album together as a full album listening experience. The album is more about submitting oneself to God and rising higher than the “snakes’ that sometime poison our every move. The complete package of being a songwriter, lyrical vocalist, and guitar player are all seen in the album. The songs presented in the album are captivating and intelligent.

Above the Snakeline is great as it kicks back and allows listeners to enjoy various ranges of instruments, beats and musical styles. The music is powerful and the songs on the album are melodious. There are many surprises on the album that are a re-energized and lively mix of different musical influences and complex arrangements. Also, the message in the album is unabashedly inspirational and gentle.

Tim is consistently amazing with the superb performance and quality in his singing voice. The sheer speed and dedication allows him of rising on top of any musical challenge. As a songwriter, he has conviction and passion in singin

It is expected that the extremely reliable and highly talented singer will provide the greatest and utmost pleasure in the release of the remastered and re-energized CD entitled “Above the Snakeline”.

tim-korry-ats-400OFFICIAL TIM KORRY LINKS: Artist Website Reverbnation Facebook Twitter Soundcloud YouTube]]>
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Fruit n Beef: “A Little Crazy” – A crowning achievement http://videomusicstars.com/fruit-n-beef-a-little-crazy-a-crowning-achievement/ http://videomusicstars.com/fruit-n-beef-a-little-crazy-a-crowning-achievement/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:58:43 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9341 friutnbeef-680

Fruit n Beef from Santa Barbara, CA is a four piece rock band in which the fruit represents the juicy, soulful, rocking female vocals and the "beef" part, the heavy riffs and sound of guitars and blood pumping drums. Since the fall of 2012 when the band started to write as Fruit n Beef, they have been focusing on playing live shows but still managed to record 4 tracks at Playback Studio in Santa Barbara. The band released the debut single "In My Head" followed by "Hollow" in the spring of 2013. That same year they released their debut EP "Into the Light".

The trio Henrieta Stepanovsky, Mario Stepanovsky and Robert Kminiak has been together for over a decade, creating and recording different musical projects and growing as a band. After 5 years of performing and recording in their home country Slovakia they hungered for a better life and relocated to the United Kingdom, and two years later to the state of Texas USA. 4 Years later, the band moved to California and continued to play live, evolving into what is now known as Fruit n Beef.

After drummer Zac Godlove’s departure, the band focused on producing new songs and later started rehearsing with Austin Beede, a local Santa Barbara drummer, who would later record with Fruit n Beef at Playback Studio. The band has recently released their new single "A Little Crazy" supported by a music video.

It’s early days yet, to say if this is a slight move in direction, or just a short detour,  but "A Little Crazy" is infused with heavy reggae rhythms as opposed to the straight crunchy hard rock of "Into the Light". Not that the rock has disappeared. It’s still there, flourishing across the choruses. It’s just that the band have added another dimension to this track.

After hearing this single it is clear that Fruit n Beef has become much more cohesive as a group. The new release is their crowning achievement. Granted, they presently only have a small body of  recorded work, but the new single indicates the sky is the limit for this band. I believe this recording is an improvement from the first release, especially if the band is moving toward more mainstream approval.

You only have to give this track a couple of listens before you realize that it is a great piece of crossover work. It is a template on how classic music is made. Henrieta Stepanovsky is a stellar vocalist in the rock genre and she captures the mood of this song perfectly with her powerhouse vocal inflections. The guitar work by courtesy of Mario Stepanovsky separates the Fruit n Beef sound from their competitors, while Austin Beede and Rob Kminiak do a great job in keeping the rhythm section pumping without ever overplaying, as they move through a reggae jam verse to a rock anthem chorus.

"A Little Crazy" is fantastic as it stands on its own. Yes it’s different to their previous EP release, but musicians are artists, and as such must expand upon and move into different areas to develop creatively. If you want growth you must expect change.

What comes across loud and clear however is that these guys and a girl are group of talented musicians who have paid their dues and refined their style over time. "A Little Crazy" is good, fun listening, and it finds Fruit n Beef coming into their new musical phase in life. Great job!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Artist Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

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Fruit n Beef from Santa Barbara, CA is a four piece rock band in which the fruit represents the juicy, soulful, rocking female vocals and the "beef" part, the heavy riffs and sound of guitars and blood pumping drums. Since the fall of 2012 when the band started to write as Fruit n Beef, they have been focusing on playing live shows but still managed to record 4 tracks at Playback Studio in Santa Barbara. The band released the debut single "In My Head" followed by "Hollow" in the spring of 2013. That same year they released their debut EP "Into the Light".

The trio Henrieta Stepanovsky, Mario Stepanovsky and Robert Kminiak has been together for over a decade, creating and recording different musical projects and growing as a band. After 5 years of performing and recording in their home country Slovakia they hungered for a better life and relocated to the United Kingdom, and two years later to the state of Texas USA. 4 Years later, the band moved to California and continued to play live, evolving into what is now known as Fruit n Beef.

After drummer Zac Godlove’s departure, the band focused on producing new songs and later started rehearsing with Austin Beede, a local Santa Barbara drummer, who would later record with Fruit n Beef at Playback Studio. The band has recently released their new single "A Little Crazy" supported by a music video.

It’s early days yet, to say if this is a slight move in direction, or just a short detour,  but "A Little Crazy" is infused with heavy reggae rhythms as opposed to the straight crunchy hard rock of "Into the Light". Not that the rock has disappeared. It’s still there, flourishing across the choruses. It’s just that the band have added another dimension to this track.

After hearing this single it is clear that Fruit n Beef has become much more cohesive as a group. The new release is their crowning achievement. Granted, they presently only have a small body of  recorded work, but the new single indicates the sky is the limit for this band. I believe this recording is an improvement from the first release, especially if the band is moving toward more mainstream approval.

You only have to give this track a couple of listens before you realize that it is a great piece of crossover work. It is a template on how classic music is made. Henrieta Stepanovsky is a stellar vocalist in the rock genre and she captures the mood of this song perfectly with her powerhouse vocal inflections. The guitar work by courtesy of Mario Stepanovsky separates the Fruit n Beef sound from their competitors, while Austin Beede and Rob Kminiak do a great job in keeping the rhythm section pumping without ever overplaying, as they move through a reggae jam verse to a rock anthem chorus.

"A Little Crazy" is fantastic as it stands on its own. Yes it’s different to their previous EP release, but musicians are artists, and as such must expand upon and move into different areas to develop creatively. If you want growth you must expect change.

What comes across loud and clear however is that these guys and a girl are group of talented musicians who have paid their dues and refined their style over time. "A Little Crazy" is good, fun listening, and it finds Fruit n Beef coming into their new musical phase in life. Great job!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Artist Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

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Bob Sinclar: “Back Again” -Fired up for pure dance-floor pleasure http://videomusicstars.com/bob-sinclar-back-again-fired-up-for-pure-dance-floor-pleasure/ http://videomusicstars.com/bob-sinclar-back-again-fired-up-for-pure-dance-floor-pleasure/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:06:54 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9338 bob-sinclar-680

Typically known as the ‘heavenly father of French House’, the hugely successful music producer and deejay, Bob Sinclar has returned to release his latest single, “Back Again” on Tool Records. So what do you do when everyone tries to sound like you? What no one would expect, that's what. Unlike recent remixes or massive past hits that cracked up the world music charts, Bob Sinclar has chosen a purest minimalistic approach for this track. A total turnaround compared to this season’s hit-making dance producers who have been featuring top class vocalists and every other electronic trick in the book.

Instead Bob Sinclar concentrates on creating a solid bassline and steady rhythm, fired up for pure dance-floor pleasure, without distractions. That means no extravagant vocals or hook-line choruses this time around; just crystal clear music.

Once again proving that Sinclar is a musical God, who is able to turn a simple track, into a dance masterpiece, without all the fluff usually required by his colleagues. Not many can put together sounds like Bob Sinclar. He has a knack for producing high-energy music that is tranquilizing at the same time.

Bob Sinclar - Back Again on MUZU.TV.

“Back Again” is no exception. This track is the definition of minimal House. It simply seduces your senses. The bouncing bassline pulsates through you, and the rhythm just hypnotizes you! You listen to the song and you have to keep hitting repeat.

It's like you can't get enough; literally like an addiction, and as always, everything sounds so pristine and detailed, but done in a very subtle way under a flawless production.

Having pioneered the house scene in France and Europe -and being an ingrained producer of world-famous danceable hits and remixes, Bob Sinclar continues to produce quality material in his spare time. Upon listening to this fabulous track, I was taken aback by the subtle complexities of the sonic architecture on “Back Again”.  A sultry innovative beat, and stylistic overtones normally found only on the elite underground circuit

Clearly Bob is back, to blow you away with a gorgeous, sweeping track that will get you moving on the dance floor, rather than have you humming along to your old radio station!

bob-sinclar-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website Stream/Download Track Facebook Twitter]]>
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Typically known as the ‘heavenly father of French House’, the hugely successful music producer and deejay, Bob Sinclar has returned to release his latest single, “Back Again” on Tool Records. So what do you do when everyone tries to sound like you? What no one would expect, that's what. Unlike recent remixes or massive past hits that cracked up the world music charts, Bob Sinclar has chosen a purest minimalistic approach for this track. A total turnaround compared to this season’s hit-making dance producers who have been featuring top class vocalists and every other electronic trick in the book.

Instead Bob Sinclar concentrates on creating a solid bassline and steady rhythm, fired up for pure dance-floor pleasure, without distractions. That means no extravagant vocals or hook-line choruses this time around; just crystal clear music.

Once again proving that Sinclar is a musical God, who is able to turn a simple track, into a dance masterpiece, without all the fluff usually required by his colleagues. Not many can put together sounds like Bob Sinclar. He has a knack for producing high-energy music that is tranquilizing at the same time.

Bob Sinclar - Back Again on MUZU.TV.

“Back Again” is no exception. This track is the definition of minimal House. It simply seduces your senses. The bouncing bassline pulsates through you, and the rhythm just hypnotizes you! You listen to the song and you have to keep hitting repeat.

It's like you can't get enough; literally like an addiction, and as always, everything sounds so pristine and detailed, but done in a very subtle way under a flawless production.

Having pioneered the house scene in France and Europe -and being an ingrained producer of world-famous danceable hits and remixes, Bob Sinclar continues to produce quality material in his spare time. Upon listening to this fabulous track, I was taken aback by the subtle complexities of the sonic architecture on “Back Again”.  A sultry innovative beat, and stylistic overtones normally found only on the elite underground circuit

Clearly Bob is back, to blow you away with a gorgeous, sweeping track that will get you moving on the dance floor, rather than have you humming along to your old radio station!

bob-sinclar-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Artist Website Stream/Download Track Facebook Twitter]]>
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“THE BLUE ALBUM” by RICKY REBEL-Discovered by Michael Jackson,Toured with Britney Spears and Signed to Madonna’s Maverick label http://videomusicstars.com/the-blue-album-by-ricky-rebel-discovered-by-michael-jacksontoured-with-britney-spears-and-signed-to-madonnas-maverick-label/ http://videomusicstars.com/the-blue-album-by-ricky-rebel-discovered-by-michael-jacksontoured-with-britney-spears-and-signed-to-madonnas-maverick-label/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:22:00 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9335 ricky-rebel-pr-680

ricky-rebel-250bRicky Rebel was discovered by Michael Jackson, toured with Britney Spears, signed to Michael Jackson’s custom-label at Sony, then Madonna’s Maverick label.  Now, the former lead vocalist of No Authority, Ricky G., now known as Ricky Rebel, is back with an edgy solo release, “The Blue Album”, featuring his single “Star”.  Ricky produced the album, Claudio Cueni (JLo) mixed the tracks and the album is available through iTunes (http://bit.ly/1tsDZY1) and www.RickyRebelRocks.com. “The Blue Album” is a journey of decadent, glam-pop rebel-music tracks with hints of Adam Lambert and Madonna.  The songs are musical stories of love, loss, ambition, inspiration, rebellion, salvation and living unapologetically without fear.  The collection is also a reflective look at the events that have shaped his life after dying his hair blue. "My life changed dramatically when I turned my hair blue,” Ricky explains.  “Blue is associated with healing elements of the sky and heavens.  Blue is beautiful, but it’s also associated with dark feelings and depression. I created an album that reflected all of the complexities of the color. There are light-blue and dark-blue sides to the album." The album opens with the anthem-track “Star” then dips into the emotional highs and lows through songs including the tongue-and-check “Boys And Sometimes Girls” in which Ricky hilariously sings about a “rather freaky problem” that he has, “Around the World (Sekaijū No)”, a nod to Ricky’s deep love of Japanese culture, and “Rebel the Darkness”, a track dedicated to the LGBT community that encourages people to take a stand for those who are afraid to stand on their own. “The Blue Album” is the follow up to Ricky’s 2012 “Manipulator” album that features the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track.  “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, and MTV’s “Good Vibes” also featured music from the album.

About Ricky Rebel

ricky-rebel-pr-250aTHEN In 1997, recording artist Ricky G. burst on the scene as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority who later toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson among others.  Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears) produced their first album, “Keep On”, and Michael Jackson signed the band to his own MJJ Music custom-label at Sony.  In 2000, they signed with Madonna’s Maverick label to release their namesake album.  The album reached #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.  Their signature hit, “Can I Get Your Number” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 40 chart while “I’m Telling You This” appeared on “The Rugrats in Paris” soundtrack.  The band then toured with Britney Spears.  Following the break-up of No Authority, Ricky became the lead vocalist of Harlow from 2004-2009 during which time he released "Unstoppable" (2005), mixed and engineered by Jay Baumgardner at NRG Studios and produced by Grammy-winning producer Randy Cantor (Ricky Martin). Ricky also leant his voice to films including “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks, “Anywhere But Here” starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman and the “Anastasia” soundtrack.  In addition, he appeared on episodes of “American Dreams”, “Boston Public”, “Audrina” (Vh1) and starred in Debbie Allen’s ballet, “Pepito’s Story”, which opened at the Kennedy Center in New York City. NOW Ricky G. became Ricky Rebel and embarked on a solo career after My Chemical Romance invited him to costar in their “NA NA NA” and “Sing” videos.  In 2012, he won the Artist of the Year at the RAWards and released the “Manipulator” album featuring the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track.  MTV’s “Good Vibes” also featured music from the album.  In 2013, “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase Chart, the chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”.  Now, in 2014, Ricky is taking the stage again with his new self-produced release, “The Blue Album”, mixed by Claudio Cueni (JLo). ]]>
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ricky-rebel-250bRicky Rebel was discovered by Michael Jackson, toured with Britney Spears, signed to Michael Jackson’s custom-label at Sony, then Madonna’s Maverick label.  Now, the former lead vocalist of No Authority, Ricky G., now known as Ricky Rebel, is back with an edgy solo release, “The Blue Album”, featuring his single “Star”.  Ricky produced the album, Claudio Cueni (JLo) mixed the tracks and the album is available through iTunes (http://bit.ly/1tsDZY1) and www.RickyRebelRocks.com. “The Blue Album” is a journey of decadent, glam-pop rebel-music tracks with hints of Adam Lambert and Madonna.  The songs are musical stories of love, loss, ambition, inspiration, rebellion, salvation and living unapologetically without fear.  The collection is also a reflective look at the events that have shaped his life after dying his hair blue. "My life changed dramatically when I turned my hair blue,” Ricky explains.  “Blue is associated with healing elements of the sky and heavens.  Blue is beautiful, but it’s also associated with dark feelings and depression. I created an album that reflected all of the complexities of the color. There are light-blue and dark-blue sides to the album." The album opens with the anthem-track “Star” then dips into the emotional highs and lows through songs including the tongue-and-check “Boys And Sometimes Girls” in which Ricky hilariously sings about a “rather freaky problem” that he has, “Around the World (Sekaijū No)”, a nod to Ricky’s deep love of Japanese culture, and “Rebel the Darkness”, a track dedicated to the LGBT community that encourages people to take a stand for those who are afraid to stand on their own. “The Blue Album” is the follow up to Ricky’s 2012 “Manipulator” album that features the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track.  “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, and MTV’s “Good Vibes” also featured music from the album.

About Ricky Rebel

ricky-rebel-pr-250aTHEN In 1997, recording artist Ricky G. burst on the scene as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority who later toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson among others.  Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears) produced their first album, “Keep On”, and Michael Jackson signed the band to his own MJJ Music custom-label at Sony.  In 2000, they signed with Madonna’s Maverick label to release their namesake album.  The album reached #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.  Their signature hit, “Can I Get Your Number” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 40 chart while “I’m Telling You This” appeared on “The Rugrats in Paris” soundtrack.  The band then toured with Britney Spears.  Following the break-up of No Authority, Ricky became the lead vocalist of Harlow from 2004-2009 during which time he released "Unstoppable" (2005), mixed and engineered by Jay Baumgardner at NRG Studios and produced by Grammy-winning producer Randy Cantor (Ricky Martin). Ricky also leant his voice to films including “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks, “Anywhere But Here” starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman and the “Anastasia” soundtrack.  In addition, he appeared on episodes of “American Dreams”, “Boston Public”, “Audrina” (Vh1) and starred in Debbie Allen’s ballet, “Pepito’s Story”, which opened at the Kennedy Center in New York City. NOW Ricky G. became Ricky Rebel and embarked on a solo career after My Chemical Romance invited him to costar in their “NA NA NA” and “Sing” videos.  In 2012, he won the Artist of the Year at the RAWards and released the “Manipulator” album featuring the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track.  MTV’s “Good Vibes” also featured music from the album.  In 2013, “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase Chart, the chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”.  Now, in 2014, Ricky is taking the stage again with his new self-produced release, “The Blue Album”, mixed by Claudio Cueni (JLo). ]]>
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“Love you Soon” – Depth of Expression from Frank Topper, Drew Corey and Jimmy Kraft http://videomusicstars.com/love-you-soon-depth-of-expression-from-frank-topper-drew-corey-and-jimmy-kraft/ http://videomusicstars.com/love-you-soon-depth-of-expression-from-frank-topper-drew-corey-and-jimmy-kraft/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:54:58 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9332 frank-topper-lys-680

Frank Topper, who lives in Greenbrae, California, is an organizational development consultant. He writes lyrics as a hobby and finds artists willing to make songs which he posts on YouTube for fun. Just a couple of weeks ago we reviewed another one of Frank’s songs, “Race of Love”, and quite honestly, if he does this for a hobby, I wonder how successful Frank is with the things he does on a fulltime basis!

“Love you Soon” is brought to life, musically by Drew Corey, with the help of vocalist Jimmy Kraft. Drew has done almost a dozen songs for Frank including “Stops Me Breathing” and “Wish I Did”.

The song, apparently one of Frank’s personal favorites, is about a woman's last words on the phone to her loved one. She says "love you soon" as she drives to meet our hero. While talking, she loses control of the car and dies.

The pointblank outpouring of the human soul - in a state of anguish, disbelief and  mourning - receives its full measure in this simple but exceptional piano arrangement by Drew Corey;  sung with truly unique voice inflections and intonations by Jimmy Kraft.

We hear our hero conceptualizing that the accident “never happened”, to conciliate his loss and hurt, as he keeps remembering his loved one’s last words "love you soon..."

Jimmy Kraft’s silky utterances easily immerse the listener in the strength and power of his heavier vocal chords - when he pours it on, "Soon hasn’t happened, won’t happen again. Time isn’t going anywhere and neither are we."

Frank Topper’s use of the imperative within the lyrics is so forceful and direct; it heightens the impact of the song, and renders us as wrung out with catharsis - as our hero is.

The angelic-like female harmony accompaniment, builds plot and ‘grief motif’ within Drew Corey’s piano arrangement, while Kraft’s intensity, his passionate vocal affirmations becomes a powerful crescendo towards the end of the song.

The depth of expression from within Frank’s lyrics – together with the artistic performances- causes us to grieve, as we listen to the final refrain and empathize with the hero’s loss.

“Love you Soon” is simply engulfing. You’ll be drenched in the emotional culmination of this song each time, upon re-playing it. And with the click of an icon, on Youtube or Soundcloud, it is yours to enjoy whenever the mood is right.

Thanks To Frank Topper’s part-time hobby!

[caption id="attachment_10882" align="alignleft" width="160"]Drew Corey Drew Corey[/caption]

About Drew Corey:

Drew Corey is a composer and performer from San Francisco, CA. As well as being an accomplished singer and pianist, she composes music in a unique way. She feels the vibrations from the piano strings in her arms and bases her note choices partially on how they sound and partially on how they feel. This technique allows her to create music that should sound dissonant, but instead is replete with rich clusters. Her music is able to balance chordal density and beauty without losing its ease. Currently, Drew is enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts and is pursuing her BFA in Music Composition. Drew hopes to continue to expand her upon her skill-set by combining disparate genres in new ways and progressing on her sensory music project.

[caption id="attachment_10883" align="alignleft" width="300"]Frank Topper Frank Topper[/caption] OFFICIAL LINKS: Frank Topper Twitter YouTube Drew Corey FaceBook]]>
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Frank Topper, who lives in Greenbrae, California, is an organizational development consultant. He writes lyrics as a hobby and finds artists willing to make songs which he posts on YouTube for fun. Just a couple of weeks ago we reviewed another one of Frank’s songs, “Race of Love”, and quite honestly, if he does this for a hobby, I wonder how successful Frank is with the things he does on a fulltime basis!

“Love you Soon” is brought to life, musically by Drew Corey, with the help of vocalist Jimmy Kraft. Drew has done almost a dozen songs for Frank including “Stops Me Breathing” and “Wish I Did”.

The song, apparently one of Frank’s personal favorites, is about a woman's last words on the phone to her loved one. She says "love you soon" as she drives to meet our hero. While talking, she loses control of the car and dies.

The pointblank outpouring of the human soul - in a state of anguish, disbelief and  mourning - receives its full measure in this simple but exceptional piano arrangement by Drew Corey;  sung with truly unique voice inflections and intonations by Jimmy Kraft.

We hear our hero conceptualizing that the accident “never happened”, to conciliate his loss and hurt, as he keeps remembering his loved one’s last words "love you soon..."

Jimmy Kraft’s silky utterances easily immerse the listener in the strength and power of his heavier vocal chords - when he pours it on, "Soon hasn’t happened, won’t happen again. Time isn’t going anywhere and neither are we."

Frank Topper’s use of the imperative within the lyrics is so forceful and direct; it heightens the impact of the song, and renders us as wrung out with catharsis - as our hero is.

The angelic-like female harmony accompaniment, builds plot and ‘grief motif’ within Drew Corey’s piano arrangement, while Kraft’s intensity, his passionate vocal affirmations becomes a powerful crescendo towards the end of the song.

The depth of expression from within Frank’s lyrics – together with the artistic performances- causes us to grieve, as we listen to the final refrain and empathize with the hero’s loss.

“Love you Soon” is simply engulfing. You’ll be drenched in the emotional culmination of this song each time, upon re-playing it. And with the click of an icon, on Youtube or Soundcloud, it is yours to enjoy whenever the mood is right.

Thanks To Frank Topper’s part-time hobby!

[caption id="attachment_10882" align="alignleft" width="160"]Drew Corey Drew Corey[/caption]

About Drew Corey:

Drew Corey is a composer and performer from San Francisco, CA. As well as being an accomplished singer and pianist, she composes music in a unique way. She feels the vibrations from the piano strings in her arms and bases her note choices partially on how they sound and partially on how they feel. This technique allows her to create music that should sound dissonant, but instead is replete with rich clusters. Her music is able to balance chordal density and beauty without losing its ease. Currently, Drew is enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts and is pursuing her BFA in Music Composition. Drew hopes to continue to expand her upon her skill-set by combining disparate genres in new ways and progressing on her sensory music project.

[caption id="attachment_10883" align="alignleft" width="300"]Frank Topper Frank Topper[/caption] OFFICIAL LINKS: Frank Topper Twitter YouTube Drew Corey FaceBook]]>
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