The legendary Raw Soul Express return with sensational new single ‘Fate of the World’

Raw Soul Express have released a refreshingly catchy, buoyant and daring new single that mixes addictive pop melodies with shadowy contemporary lyrics. Having been innovating the soul and funk genre since the early 1970s, Raw Soul Express have put their suaveness and maturity to use, so they can lyrically tackle salient subjects like the Black Lives Matter movement and global warming.

Raw Soul Express are uniquely able to merge pressing lyrics with a wonderful concoction of rapid saxophone playing from John McMinn that rips through speakers with a huge velocity, while Paul Mullen’s snappy keyboard playing could give Tom Coppola of Chic a run for his money. The addition of these outstanding musical components are boosted through the expectational drum and bass playing that will be impossible to get out of your head.

Raw Soul Express are respected veterans of the funk soul scene, having released their pioneering eponymous debut album in 1976. Originating in Miami, Raw Soul Express have remarkably managed to retain all of the original members since the band’s creation, an important feat considering the passion and creativity that each band member harvests. Their addition to the American funk soul scene and their musical prowess has not gone unnoticed, since they have performed in the past with iconic names such as Kool and the Gang and James Brown.

“In 1971 I answered an ad on a bulletin board in a music store for bass player wanted. I sat in one evening and jammed with the band. About three months later at 3 a.m. there was a knock at my door. Three band members woke me and asked if I wanted to be in the band. “You have to decide now” they said, we have a gig at Bethune-Cookman all black college. The bass player they had left them in a spot so half asleep I said yes. I believe I was the only hippie there that night. After doing the gig and losing about 20 lbs from pure fear and nerves not knowing what the hell I was doing, they decided to keep me and 50 years later here I am!Albie Manno of Raw Soul Express

Raw Soul Express were one of the most progressive, revolutionary bands of the 1970s by employing both black and white musicians to perform in harmony with each other, which served as a middle finger to the backwards nature of race relations at the time. With the ‘Fate of the World’ single, Raw Soul Express are incredibly able to tap into modern societal issues with a song that was surprisingly written in the 1990s.

“Because the song was written by myself and Rick some 25 years ago, I had no idea in 2019 – when I was planning to make the video in 2020 – what the images were going to be. To me it just affirms that what we’ve been doing all along is what we were meant to do. As artists I believe we should reflect on the times, may they be good or bad.”Albie Manno of Raw Soul Express

The music of Raw Soul Express has now been shared with a whole new generation of young followers that adore their music. Always the pioneers, Raw Soul Express have also crafted an exceptional music video that provides the track with supernatural and hypnotic visuals. Go check out this single if you haven’t already!

Watch the Video for Fate of the World here:

Check out Raw Soul Express’ Socials Below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rawsoulexpress/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rawsoulexpressofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rawsoulexpress

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-154014513
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5e8PzKR7GtAtJzBVARpNv6
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-1CuwLYeBhEgXrsg_N5Tiw/videos

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Simon Collins’ new album ‘Becoming Human’ is a prog rock gemstone

Simon Collins has merged together an exciting mix of futuristic electronics, personal and engaging lyrics and the blasting, undeniable undertones of prog rock.

His latest album, ‘Becoming Human’, allows us to transcend on a journey filled with expressive meaning. The title track itself describes a character transformation- what is it truly like to be human? Check out the video below:

Previously within the genre of prog rock there has been a sense of disconnection between the writer and the instrumentals. However, Simon Collins effortlessly merges his abilities as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to form what can only be described as a major force of the genre.

Simon’s legendary father Phil Collins has clearly adapted him to a musical way of life, unsurprisingly learning to play drums at the age of 5. Following in his footsteps, we can certainly expect to see lots more from this musical fanatic.

Links to Simon’s socials are below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simoncollinspage

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simoncollinsmusic/

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/album/5621

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New single ‘The Quest’ establishes InHibit as an influential alt-rock act

‘The Quest’ – a stunning new single from InHibit, which is out now – is the perfect mix of twanging guitar, sliding melodies, and overall pretty exciting tunes.

Despite being only 21, InHibit (Noah Roovers) has been divulged in the world of music since he was 5 years-old just starting to learn piano. He described himself as a poet, though his songs determine him as a true music composer; his 400,000 YouTube views, all accumulated in less than a month, also categorise him as something very special.

Alongside his single ‘The Quest’, we now also have stunning visuals in the form of a video. It can only be described as astonishingly eye-popping – see for yourself.

The track gives the vibes of late 90s rock, not unlike the style of Nirvana. But we can expect to see much more from InHibit, as he’s releasing not only further musical content but a book and a collection of poetry.

For more info and updates, follow his socials below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inhibitofficial/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inhibitofficial/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-665546627

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5ZELT1P81Usj8rIDc9BDOO?si=gCF4mMUJSkGfMDOQy7UDQw

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIHadk3BW40&feature=youtu.be

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Franki Pineapple goes full throttle with explicit punk single ‘F*ck it Man’

Once a screenwriter, novelist and journalist, now thriving as a singer-songwriter, Franki is certainly a unique taste.

Described as a force of nature, she’s thrown everything into this latest track – even bouncing back after Apple Inc recently sued her for her appropriation of a fruit.

Refusing to compromise, Franki won the fight and continued to use the pineapple logo which producer and partner Nararaji Tribino suggested epitomised her character – spikey on the outside, sweet inside.

The resulting track is defying and crazy; it’s an outburst of punk anger. With the word ‘f***’ used over 30 times, make sure you prepare yourself before delving into the world of fierce fire that is Franki Pineapple.

For updates on her latest, follow the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frankipineapplemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankiPineapple 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frankipineapple/

Website: www.frankipineapple.com

Odillia links up with Snoop Dogg for new single ‘Break it Down’

Listen below to the invigorating new tune from hip-hop pair Odillia and Snoop Dogg. It provides a funk and R&B stylised track, coming soon after Odillia’s latest major hit ‘End of the World’ with Lil Keed, which currently sits at 2.2 million views.

Despite her youth, Odillia excels in her performance dedication and writes all her own songs – including this one!

The song demonstrates the fragility of relationships, with one partner seeming to need clarification of where things stand.

It’s clear that this talented artist won’t be held down by the limitations of one music genre, but Odillia admits to being a hip hop artist at heart.

After leaving home at 16 to pursue her music, it’s inspiring to young musicians worldwide that she has succeeded in not only making her debut, but teaming up with legends like Snoop Dogg himself.

Follow her below:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/odilliahh/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/odillia/sets/ep-odillia/s-2tSOnVQHiaA

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VNAuq8DCfvmhXNIYhrSEj?si=hRJ6t7McQfu2eFMLTcuUyw

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYuqIl1_5AHyE_N6BdbffQ/videos

Kiey’s new single ‘Piccadilly’ envisions the heart of London

Electro-pop creator Kiey is multitalented; an artist whose instrumentation, production, and mastering are completed solely by himself.

New track ‘Piccadilly’ is so perfectly London-centric that it shocks many to know that the man behind it lives thousands of miles away in Vietnam.

The communist rule there does not make an easy environment for the production of exotic new tracks such as this.

His single ‘Piccadilly’ is rich in textures of electro and melancholic depth; it’s clear the artist yearns for the excitement of the dark streets of London

An accompanying video accentuates the creepy nostalgia, released just in time for Halloween.

The influence of Kiey’s musical heroes (Lana Del Rey, Sia and Troye Sivan) are evident in the bouncy tracks.

With a new album on the horizon for early 2021, this certainly won’t be the last we hear from an artist so passionately, talented in haunting beat creation.

Check out Kiey’s socials below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kieymusician

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kieymusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiey_nature/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ryanvia/tracks

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MeMe Detroit releases powerful rock single ‘Mean Rock n Roller’

Not only is MeMe Detriot’s sound a riveting mix of indie, grunge, rock and blues, they’re led by a woman who is undeniably independent (she has over 200 gigs under her belt) and fiercely willing to be herself. What’s not to love?

Despite having such an array of genre specifics, MeMe Detriot’s rock knowledge is classic and stringent. She is self-described as ‘Uplifting Angst’.

The band is made up of multi-skilled MeMe on vocals, guitars, bass and synth with Kallum McEwen on drums. This pair’s live shows are said to be delightfully immersive and energising.

Fans had the opportunity to feature in MeMe Detroit’s new video for ‘Mean Rock n Roller’. The duo describe it as suitably riotous and supplied with much-needed fresh grimy rock. Check it out below.

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From Yajna to ‘The Rising Phoenix’

It hasn’t been the easiest journey for Yajna. Having overcome many obstacles, including clinical depression, one constant has remained – her music.

Her debut release, Natten Lång, gained significant radio success in Sweden, and helped to refine her musical sound. However, it was in London she felt her true artist was discovered, The Rising Phoenix, and so it continues to be her ‘second home’ and music base.

It was there, where she recorded her epic power-pop trilogy, accordingly titled, The Rising Phoenix. The collection of songs represents her journey from her lowest points, and rising from the ashes stronger than ever.

Through her work and music, Yajna wants to “reach out with a message of hope, love and power, and help others into a healthy, strong and independent lifestyle.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yajnamusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yajnamusic  

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Website: www.yajnamusic.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yajnamusic  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjn4ac4V9o4OMNv9kXfPVA?view_as=subscriber  

Francisco Bayon ‘When I Call You’ Review

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The Skype call inspired  ‘When I Call You’  by Francisco Bayon is an uplifting and unique summer anthem. Featuring accordion throughout the track builds up to a huge festival ready texture from just the Skype ringtone. I think everyone can agree that it is a very creative way of using the ringtone. Francisco’s fantastic vocals then come in and deliver some very catchy lyrics and melodic combinations that have been going round in my head for ages after listening to it. Go and get it now!

Listen Here:  https://soundcloud.com/francisco-bay-n/francisco-bayon-when-i-call-you

Links:

Official Website              – www.franciscobayon.com

Soundcloud                     – https://soundcloud.com/francisco-bay-n

Facebook                       – https://www.facebook.com/franciscobayonofficial

Andrea Di Giovanni releases atmospheric new electropop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’

ATTENTION! This is a sweeeeetbeat…

21-year-old Italian-born singer, Andrea Giovanni, is set to release atmospheric new electropop song, ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’, set to drop April 15th. Taking influence vocally from Sam Smith and Jess Glynne, the artist delivers a soaring vocal performance that has the potential to appeal both to underground fans and the masses. Marco Casaluce produces the instrumental, opening with brooding synth swells before erupting with some hard-hitting bass.

Catch a teaser here: https://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2/ill-take-care-of-myself-teaser-andrea-di-giovanni

Raised in Rome, Andrea moved to the UK in 2013 to pursue his dreams as a singer. A sufferer of the rare skin condition vitiligo, Andrea was bullied in the youth for the affliction putting him in a very dark place. His strict Catholic upbringing also made it hard for him to openly come to terms with his bixesuality. Moving to the UK, he was able to finally find acceptance, learning to embrace them as strengths instead of weaknesses.

As he explains himself, ‘I started to see vitiligo as my edge and distinctive characteristic of my personality, a strength. I decided to show it in the covert art-work of the single, ‘taking care of myself’ means also the ability to transform what you’ve always considered weaknesses into beautiful strengths.

Andrea also has an EP ‘Soultrip’ on the way scheduled for release in July.

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(photo credit: Barbara Gallozzi – Photo Studio Imag&vents)

 

Links:

Website: http://andreadigiovanni.it/

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andreadigiovannimusic/?fref=ts

Twitter: @adigiovannioff