Throughout music it's taken more than words to pack stadiums. Simply words is not enough. It takes something more. Something that moves you. Something that sweeps across the nation. And that has people of all ages talking. I'm talking about feeling. That Feeling as sang by James Brown and other great R&B vocalists expressed the feelings of the people. And it would be these people that would spend their hard earned money to relive the first time they heard some of the most iconic voices and vocal performances. Chris Richardsson is an artist looking to become a great and his latest single "Feel Good" is step in the right direction.
Chris Richardson is an R&B artist born in Houston that now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Natural-born talent is what he brings to the table, from being able to hit a wide range of notes, to songwriting, to delivering a worthwhile performance, Chris Richardson is on his way to becoming the star that the music industry has been waiting on.
The song Feel Good is almost like a choreographed waltz that incorporates precision notes. Chris Richardson delivers a very expressive vocal performance. Even thought the track is only 3 minutes and 7 seconds soo much feeling is being conveyed, it's as if his feelings come thru the track. The young artist shows he's a student of the game and paying homage to two of the biggest R&B records by incorporating lines from Usher's "Nice and Slow" and Silk's "Freak Me". With his song writing ability and vocal talent it won't be long til he will also has records that other artists cover.
So checkout Chris Richardson's latest track "Feel Good" below,
Covert Run is a band from Chicago that considers their style of music to be Alternative/Pop which can be heard in the tracks they select. The band consists of three members Daniel Kremer, Jack Lorenz, and John Penrod. And as you can see from their pictures above these musicians take their craft serious. So lets get to know the group a little.
Why do you make music? To bring people together, bring people closer to life, and to make the world a better place.
What do you want people to get from your music? We want people to get a better understanding of what it means to experience.
What's the meaning behind your debut single Floating? Floating is a combination of multiple experiences and feelings around certain events. The line "Floating" in the chorus is really meant for the listener to just figure where and when in their life they are "Floating" and what that means for them.
Now that you know a little bit more about Covert Run. Let's get into their debut single "Floating". The instrumentation of this track is what really sticks out. From the melodies to the chords down to the strumming of the guitar on the track seems very detailed and purposeful and really speaks to their musicianship. The chorus comes in like an explosion of sounds that are as powerful as the crashing waves described in the song. If I had to make a comparison to a something I've heard on the radio I would compare this track to Owl City's smash hit "Fireflies". I say this because of the nursery-like tone that the track starts with, to the building of the energy that is leads into the chorus. And having your song compared to a No. 1 hit is not bad, To be clear this "Floating" has the potential to be that smash hit for Covert Run.
Swear you said you went out flyin baby wait,
So check out Covert Run's debut single "Floating" below:
Cold. Icy. No Feelings. Or simply FROZEN. It's hard to feel the feeling when there is none. The point being that your heart and all feelings are numb is and the only expression is no expression. But somehow the feeling of no feeling can still be felt in music. Whether it be Omarion's "Ice Box" or Kanye West's "Heartless", the feeling in the songs are the same even if the name of the song is different the. And as LonelyBands explains it. How are you to feel when your feelins are FROZEN?
Tell me how I'm 'posed to feel when my feelins are frozen,
What sets LonelyBands apart from other singers is that he has a very soulful voice that is years beyond his age. But what really captures your ear is the pain, the pain in his voice reflects his experiences of life of which is highlighted on this track. The song Frozen touches on things like death of his grandmother, depression, and survival. One thing that also stands out about this track other than LonelyBands voice is his flow. This isn't your average singer who is showing off his vocal range on a song that has no substance. LonelyBands's flow is more of a stream of conscious thought that depicts image after image of LonelyBands life. And it's the second verse is what really makes LonelyBands comparison to a rapper solidified. Artists like Tory Lanez and Chris Brown who have shown this same dual musical talent of being able to both sing and rap are examples of how much of a talent LonelyBands is.
Checkout LonelyBands latest video "Frozen".
Where real niggas will hate you for no reason,
They say "The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence." Whether your out in traffic or performing in a music video, confidence can be the defining trait of two people wearing the exact same thing. Or the guy who gets the chick with only a $10 outfit from Targets vs. the guy in the Armani suit who goes home alone. Confidence is a major key. And no where else is this better exhibited than in Chubbs Perry video "Lookin Good".
It goes without saying that Cutty Forever dropped a project (EP if your into semantics) that the whole city has gotten behind and supported, His EP "Forever" has been shared on multiple social media accounts and has been on the playlists of fans and fellow artists. It's safe to say whether or not you follow Cutty Forever's accounts, the impact of the EP is hard not to notice. Read more the track review here: Track2Track : Go Ask 'Em
They say "when in France do as the French do". And when in the 'H' do as the swangers do. And we not talkin about dirty dancin'. Urban dictionary defines swangers as: "83 or 84 elbows chrome spoke rims that goes on a slab(car)." But definitions are always up to interpretations, and one artist by the name of Ray June is showing his interpretation of the Houston car culture that is swangin' in his latest video Swervin.
"It's better to ask for FOREGIVENESS, not PERMISSION." This was the approach Tulsa artist Dial Tone and videographer VideoHero took when shooting their music video "Laser Quest" at the AHHA Tulsa. The art gallery located in the heart of downtown Tulsa had recently opened an exhibit called "The Experience" which is just as the title says "an experience" and a must see. But unbeknownst to Dial Tone, VideoHero, and AHHA Tulsa this would also be the perfect location for "Laser Quest."
Some think Wednesday's are boring, That's until Jarry Manna started Wave Wednesdays, which is a day that the artist Jarry Manna dropped exclusive content to his loyal fanbase. The Local Waver has seen some major success and all without a major deal. When we say major were talking about the million streams on Spotify. Yea, Major! You would think he has nothing left to prove right? Wrong. Jarry Manna is proving that if the majors won't open the door than the WAVE will get him to his beach. And as his recent release states, he's here to "Collect"!
Midnight has always been associated with images of a world that lives by more than what's 'Right'. A world where the rules get bent, and where certain codes are followed. You know the things that are easily done by the camouflage of the night. But what happens when the when that line between day and night gets blurred? Some call it "Midnight in Broad Daylight". For T3DA it means "Broad Day Gang", which is a recent release that explains just who T3DA is.