Georgie Femme – (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me

Georgie Femme – Sweet To Me

 

Georgie Femme – (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me

Georgie Femme – (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me

 

ARTIST NAME: Georgie Femme

SONG TITLE:  (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me

 

RELEASE DATE: 26/04/2019

 

GENRE: Indie-Pop

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Georgie Femme bring a fresh queer perspective to modern British guitar-pop.

 

Frontwoman Georgie McBurnie’s lyric-heavy, allegoric songwriting touches on themes including love, loss, mental health, gender euphoria, and trans experience, supported by high-energy guitar arrangements between herself and lead guitarist Ali Hitit, and danceable grooves from bassist Eve Singleton and drummer Tom Mitchell.

 

The band started after Georgie, sick of hearing her songs sounding ‘half finished’ on acoustic guitar, asked her housemate Tom if he wanted to “start a band and take over the world”.

 

After recruiting Ali and Eve, plans for world domination are still in the works, but they are definitely now a band – and that will have to do for now.

 

Musically, the band takes influence from Talking Heads, Queen, Devo, Ween, RHCP, and The Cat Empire, while their lyrics have been compared to those of Courtney Barnett, Belle and Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and Regina Spektor.

 

In the five short months, they have been together as a band, Georgie Femme have developed an hour-long set of original material and amassed a small but devoted following in Brighton.

 

Their debut single ‘((Yo Yo Yo) You’re So So) Sweet To Me’ is available to stream and download now, with more material scheduled for release over summer and autumn of 2019.

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Discuss your composition and melody. 

The title hook was the starting point for the composition of the rest of the song; I [Georgie, Vocals, and Guitar] was experimenting with the ragtime cadence at the end of the hook (Do7 into Dmaj7) on piano and thought it sounded cool, so I set it up with the rest of the harmony in D Lydian and constructed the melody by ear from there.

 

The verses of the song shift tonality into A Ionian, which sounds a little more grounded but still provides a bit of lift by contrast when the chorus comes back in.

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song. 

This song was recorded by the eminent Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley at Brighton Electric recording studios.

 

Win has a long history of making great sounding records with bands and did a lot to put us at ease while we were recording which helped us to get some really nice takes while we were there. I mixed the song myself, and it was mastered by Zac Chandler.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song. 

Last year, my dentist told me I’m not allowed to eat sugar anymore. I found it really hard to stop, especially because I adore sugary coffees and fruit juices…

 

It just so happens that this all took place shortly after I’d ended a relationship with someone I really liked and still have a lot of respect for, but who couldn’t give me any personal space. I saw some parallels between the two circumstances and this song felt like a natural conclusion.

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Elaborate on your music career. 

Since our first gig in December 2018, we’ve built a small but devoted local following in Brighton. We’ve had an incredibly warm response to our first single, and we have more material ready to release later this year.

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music. 

We’ve had a lot of feedback from fans that our lyrics and the vibe of our music are easy to connect with, which has been pretty reassuring.

 

We’re completely self-sustaining as a band, so we’ve had to teach ourselves the ins-and-outs of social media promotion to try and reach as many people as possible.

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Discuss your motive behind making music. 
Making people dance and smile! It’s as simple as that really; as a wise woman once said: groove is in the heart. We just want to connect with as many people as possible to spread joy through our tunes!

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Discuss your lyrics and songwriting. 
I try not to take myself too seriously with our material for Georgie Femme songs.

 

A lot of our tunes have a biting, sardonic humour to them which I think often drives home more serious ideas in a more effective way than a deadpan delivery can.

 

There aren’t many transgender lyricists making the style of music that we do.

 

I have enormous love and gratitude for trans artists who make more political punk or acoustic music, which seems to be more common across the demographic, but I’ve always had a thing for funky pop-rock music and that seems to be the niche we’ve ended up filling with Georgie Femme.

 

That said, I think by the very nature of my personal identity, our music as a band becomes socio-political even though I often disguise gender-related lyrics behind a layer of metaphor or allegory.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career. 
We sold out our debut launch show and we’ve been described as “the most original band in Brighton right now” by a promoter. I’m not sure if that last statement can really apply to anyone band considering how varied the music scene is, and how much talent there is here, but it’s certainly nice to hear considering we’ve only played four gigs so far!

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics. 
I try not to use a rhyming dictionary if I can help it, but I don’t think there’s any shame in it so long as you aren’t compromising the point the song is trying to make.

 

As for writing software, again I don’t use it, but I think it depends on the aesthetic of what you’re trying to create.

 

For some styles of electronic music it’s ideal, and even for rock music, well, it worked for Bowie with ‘Life on Mars’ I guess, and that’s kind of difficult to argue with.

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Discuss the music industry. 
From what I can tell, major labels are still calling many of the shots in terms of who you hear on the radio and in Hollywood films a lot of the time, but more now than ever, the music industry is comprised of independent artists, labels and promoters making cool stuff, and making cool stuff happen.

 

The way that technology (streaming and social media in particular) has shaped the industry seems to be a double-edged sword.

 

Yes, it’s easier than ever to get your work out and represent yourself, but that’s true for everyone.

 

The result is this ‘tyranny of choice’ where you need to really go above and beyond to get your music heard.

 

To say that you have to ‘really want’ a career in music is an understatement; it has to be a necessity.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session. 

Chai tea and tai chi.

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo. 

It totally depends on the song! If the lyrics are super-sad, then maybe a 120 BPM shuffle isn’t going to be the right backdrop.

 

More often than not I’d rather dance than cry though, so keep that funky mid and up-tempo grooves coming all day and I’ll be a very happy bunny.

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Discuss your shows or live performance. 

We are definitely genre-hoppers at heart, and I think that really comes across in our live shows.

 

We keep everything as tight as possible and try to include the crowd as much as we can.

 

Ultimately, we’re there to give a good night to whoever comes out to our shows and I think it is important to let them know they’re appreciated.

 

Also, we haven’t missed yet with finding banging support acts!

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Share your press release and reviews with us. 

Gladly! Check out these lovely words from the folks over at Dusty Studios Productions:

Prepare yourself for the catchiest earworm since possibly ever with Georgie Femme’s stunning debut.

 

“(Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me” begins on a smooth tone: for just a moment it’s unsure sure what kind of journey this track will take you on, before it cements itself firmly in that sweet-spot between easy listening and dynamic creativity (the funky, dancey kind).

 

It ramps everything up a little with each passing verse, the tune and lyrics are simple and catchy enough to grab attention, and the rest is history.

 

Frontwoman Georgie’s impressive vocal range forges the way for diversity in the melody.

 

The whole song is peppered with harmonies and tongue clicks like Easter eggs.

 

The bright guitar and groovy back-beat make the perfect soundtrack for your summer barbecue and wine evening. Or your commute to work, you are in-shower concerts or maybe even your journey to the cinema to watch Infinity War. Whatever you’re doing this coming week, we can assure you this is the easy-listening pop groove you didn’t know you needed to brighten up all the dull parts of your life. Washing the dishes will never be the same.

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters. 

A big fat THANK YOU if you’ve listened to our single or come out to one of our shows, and if you haven’t had the chance yet, then we look forward to meeting you!

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Discuss the storyline of the song. 

(Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me is a story of true love and tooth loss.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others. 

As far as I’m aware, it’s the only break-up song out there about dental hygiene!

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Tell us the themes of most of your compositions. 

It really does vary song-to-song! While this is our only song about teeth, we have tunes about love, devotion, loss, emotion, being fantastic, running away to the Pyrenees, seasonal depression, gender euphoria, transphobia, body image, teenage disillusionment, trains, bonfire night, and nature worship. We’re really glad to have (Yo Yo Yo You’re So So) Sweet To Me out there in the world, but we have so much more music to deliver – and we’re beyond hyped for it!

 

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Amber – Alive

Amber – Alive

 

Amber – Alive

Amber – Alive

 

ARTIST NAME: Amber

 

SONG TITLE:   Alive

 

RELEASE DATE: 26-4-2019

 

GENRE: Alternative Pop / Reggae

 

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The dynamic vocal tone of Maltese born performer Amber became widely recognized following her representation of Malta in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

 

Since scooping the maximum 12 points Amber has continued to develop her unique style and sound.

 

For the past few years, Amber has been under the vocal guidance of Pamela Bezzina.

 

Amber has taken to the stage across Europe performing at sell-out shows in the UK, Austria, Malta, and Russia whilst duetting with names such as Joseph Calleja alongside Ronan Keating, Gigi D’Alessio as well as Suor Cristina, winner of ’The Voice Italy’ 2014.

 

In 2015 Amber performed during the CHOGM opening ceremony held in Malta, in front of all the Commonwealth heads of states including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

 

In 2016 Amber was invited to perform for a sell-out audience at the Isle of MTV concert alongside Wiz Khalifa, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Steve Aoki amongst others.

 

Following this, she went on to top the iTunes and local radio charts with hit singles “Messed Up Love”, “What They Say”, ”Power” and “Warrior.”

 

Amber has also performed during the Valletta 18 opening as part of the ‘Erba Pjazez’ show.

 

Amber was also part of the writing team of the official song for the shooting world cup held in Malta 2018 which she performed alongside Christabelle.

 

Redemption, released November 2016, is Amber’s debut album release.

 

Amber has recently taken part in the musical ‘Il-Ħanina Maddalena’ where she played the part of Serrafina Danieli.

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Name the artists that have influenced you so far.

I have been influenced by many artists in my music. I like to listen to different artists from different genres.

 

But the most influential artists in my career are Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Etta James.

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Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time.”

Definitely Beyoncé.

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Discuss composition.

When writing my music, I try to get inspiration from anything around me, including any experiences which I am going through.

 

I first come up with the top line. I try out different melodies and see which one suits best my idea and which one is the catchiest.

 

I always believe that music has to be appealing to the listeners. I will then start with the writing of the lyrics. The topic of the lyrics will be determined as to what I might be going through whether it’s good or bad and what message I would like to transmit. I always want the listeners to relate to my lyrics.

 

After this is done, I will then work on a very rough demo. What I usually do is play the demo as much as possible, in my car, at the gym or at home.

 

I take note of any amendments which I would like to make to the track.

 

The next part is the exciting part.  I head back to the studio to start working on the production together with the producer. This will take quite a lot of time, but it’s super worth it. Once this is ready, the track is good to go. 🙂

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Today marks Amber’s comeback. Silent for a while, Amber has been working on a whole new studio album.

 

Although she kept performing and working in the music industry, Amber was working on her music to release a whole new album later on this year.

 

This album will be a collaboration with different producers all working to highlight Amber’s particular timber and style.

 

Through this new release, Amber went back to her roots, finding her true self in music and genre.

 

This album will be all penned by Amber herself, in a self-exploratory journey through music and life experiences.

 

Alive, composed by Elton Zarb and Amber at WickedandLoud, is a song about love.

 

Love has no age, no limit, no races, and no genders and as cliché as it might sound… Love is just love.

 

The music video, directed by Olwyn Jo, shows a couple who met in a day centre and fell in love.

 

Each day they exchange little glances, a smile… until they realize that love is never too old… with a cheeky ending.

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Elaborate on this song.

Alive is the first track released from my upcoming album. Alive speaks about true love.

 

Unfortunately, at times society gives us a time restriction on when and where to find love.

 

Once the time is up, the love is lost. But that is not always the case.

 

We may find love in a time where it is not accepted – Turning up to be special. And this is what the song is about. Never ever giving up on love…you might be surprised on how it may turn out.

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Rate social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

I use mainly Facebook and Instagram for the promotion of my music. It helps me gain more access to my fans. As well as give my fans an exclusive taste of my busy schedule as well as some behind the scenes juice of musical events I will be performing…

 

I do believe that social media plays an important part in the artist’s career. It gives the opportunity to the artists to have more direct contact with the fans and vice versa.

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State the areas that need improvement in the music industry. 

The music industry has gone through various changes due to the great development technology has made. I do believe that artists now have more exposure to expose their music.

 

But unfortunately, we have lost the true element of what an artist truly is. At times it’s not about the music anymore.

 

It’s more focused on exposing oneself to social media, being an appealing artist as much as possible.

 

It’s all about having thousands and millions of views on YouTube.

 

The rawness in music has been lost, unfortunately, and that needs to come back.

 

Upcoming artists need to listen to different genres and different artists to get inspired and understand better the passion other musicians and artists had.

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Explain how you are getting your songs to stores and getting it to fans. 

I’m on all digital stores as well as YouTube and Spotify in order to make it more accessible to listeners. I also promote my music on Facebook and Instagram…

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Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show.

I like to be super focused before a performance. I do my vocal warm up and eat. I like my tummy to be happy before a performance. Food helps me calm my nerves. I usually stay alone in my dressing room, sitting down quietly. I say a little prayer and getting ready to hit the stage.

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Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

It depends on the artists and their fan base. I prefer releasing two or three singles and releasing an album straight after. This helps in creating the hype amongst the fans and listeners. But it all depends on what the artist has in mind.

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Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

I would LOVE to see Stevie Wonder live in concert. I was going to see him in London this summer, but I had to cancel due to music commitments here in Malta. But it’s still a dream.

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Tell us the themes of most of your songs.

Most of the themes of my songs are inspirational…most of them are about power, love, and being you.

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Discuss your recording.

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to recording. Especially when recording my vocals. I like them to be clean and right. I spend a lot of times taking different takes. Being certain of what you’re doing and confidence play an important part in the recording.

 

The vocals will reflect on how you are actually feeling, therefore need to mean every-word sung in the lyrics.

 

I’m also present in the recording of the instruments. I like to get a better feel of what is being recorded by being there.

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Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

The music career is a roller coaster of emotions. It’s never boring though.

 

There are moments where you would be more inspired than at other times.

 

Music gives me the opportunity to work with various musicians and artists and helps me gain more knowledge and experience.

 

I get to travel and appreciate different cultures and their music as well as share my music with others. I wouldn’t change my career for the world.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Amber – Amber Dominique is my original name. However, I found it to be very long and very difficult to remember. So I decided to shorten it and go for Amber only. I like things which are short, sweet and striking. There were no other artists here in Malta with the name Amber so I went for it.

 

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Studeo – Tomorrow is a Brand New Day

Studeo – Tomorrow

 

Studeo – Tomorrow is a Brand New Day

Studeo – Tomorrow is a Brand New Day

 

Artist Name:  Studeo

 

Song Title: Tomorrow is a Brand New Day

 

Album Title: These are our days

 

Genre: Adult contemporary

 

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Studeo is an adult contemporary band whose songs cover a number of genres. Studeo’s songs vary from Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Country. Studeo’s harmonies and lead vocals, as well as harmony guitar, are their signature…

 

A Match Made in Musical Heaven

When Jeremy and Christine Stork first joined forces in the late ’70s (in the popular cover band Casablanca​)​, they had no idea what the future would bring, or that their union (both matrimonial and musical) would evolve into the beautiful, genre-defying mix of melody, vocals, and top-notch production which, as Studeo, ​has led to – in less than two years – multiple single-and-EP releases, a record deal, and international acclaim​.

 

​Bringing a wealth of talent and decades of experience (Jeremy played guitar for Melbourne’s Moby Dick prior to the formation of Casablanca, opening for such legends as the Little River Band, AC/DC, and ​Skyhooks​; Christine has played in multiple cover bands and is a formally-trained vocalist), Studeo’​s songs are as refreshingly-real as their love for the music and one another is enduring.

 

Following 2017’s release of not one but three ​Eps…which rose on international charts to levels previously unseen by an Australian independent act), ​Studeo ​signed with Bongo Boy Records, who included their song “Our Perfect Place to Be” on a compilation CD, “Love Is.” That song went on to win the Jazz/Blues Song of the Year honors at the 2018 Josie Awards (considered the Grammys of Independent music), held in Dollywood​ in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

 

In August of 2018, the label released the duo’s first full-length album, “These Are Our Days.”

 

​Studeo continues to expand their musical and songwriting horizons, turning their life experiences and world travels into songs which take us to new heights and in exciting new directions, covering the best of contemporary musical spheres.

 

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2018 An Award-Winning Year For Australian Duo

 

Studeo takes home prizes in multiple ceremonies…

 

When husband/wife and perennial bandmates Jeremy and Christine Stork began recording in 2017 as “Studeo,” they felt that the songs they had written together, drawn from their life experiences and world travels, might resonate with the public. They had no idea.

 

When their three self-released EPs that year began getting world-wide airplay, with two songs, “I Wanna Make You Mine,” and “Don’t Wanna Play These Games,” rising on international independent charts to heights previously unseen by an Australian Independent act, they thought they might be on to something. They were right.

 

When they traveled to Nashville to accept a Josie Music Award (considered the Grammys for Independent artists) for “2017 World Artist of the Year,” they started thinking that perhaps it was a harbinger of even greater success. Indeed it was.

 

2018 has been a year which has seen the genre-blending duo’s career reach heights they’d only dreamed of, with their first full-length album and a deal on Bongo Boy Records. The awards were just the icing on the cake. That cake had a lot of icing.

 

The New Year’s confetti had barely settled when they found themselves in California, accepting an Arzuk Radio Music Award for “Jazz/Blues Song of the Year” for their song “Our Perfect Place to Be.”

 

In April, they focussed on America’s West Coast to accepting a “Best Rock/Pop EP” prize at the Akademia Music Awards, for the EP of which the aforementioned “Our Perfect Place to Be” was the title track.

 

In early 2018, the pair signed their record deal and released “These Are Our Days,” a collection of previously-released and brand new songs which was lauded by Skope Entertainment as an album which “radiates warmth and tenderness…nicely bringing together neon-hued soulful balladry along with a soft rock emphasis.”

 

Studeo was honoured twice in September: first, they received their second Josie Music Award (again for “Our Perfect Place to Be,” this time as “Song of the Year” in the Jazz/Blues category); that song was then named “Adult Contemporary Song of the Year” by the Clouzine International Music Awards.

 

October was a stellar month as well, with their song “This Time” receiving a Bronze medal at the Global Music Awards, and – in perhaps their greatest and most promising achievement of the year – their album “These Are Our Days” was accepted by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles for first-round voting for “Pop Vocal Album” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

 

As 2018 winds down, one can’t help but wonder what 2019 holds in store. To paraphrase the title of their latest album, these are definitely Stud.

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Discuss your composition and melody.

Our songs begin life either as a melody, chord pattern or a theme or phrase and are usually sparked at a point in time, depending on where we are or what we are doing. We have written a lot of our songs whilst traveling….

 

Once we have the initial idea we try to build a story around it. What are we trying to say? Similarly, with melody or chord ideas, we try to build on the initial idea within a song structure, verses, chorus, bridge outro, etc….

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.

Our producer is Paul Rockwell. Paul is a musician and songwriter as well, which really helps because he understands the structure of songs and he also adds his ideas. This also contributes to developing the unique sound of Studeo…

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

Tomorrow is a Brand New Day is saying that no matter what, tomorrow is a new day and you can get away and escape your problems by moving on. Don’t get stuck in a rut, but be positive and move on with your life. Find things that you can strive for….” crossing bridges, climbing mountains”, you can overcome your daily problems….encourage your partner to come with you to build a new start; you don’t have to do it on your own.

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Elaborate on your music career.

Christine and I began playing together in the mid-1970s in a band called Casablanca.

 

We worked for many years doing covers and working in all kinds of venues.

 

At the same time, we got married and had a family together who have grown up and have their own families now.

 

In 2016 we met our producer Paul Rockwell, who suggested that we try writing and recording our own material.

 

He offered to assist us, which he did and kicked off Studeo. We started by writing and recording three EP’s which we released ourselves and began playing all over the world.

 

We had a promoter, Sue Walton, who also got us started and introduced us to radio airplay and more broadly other aspects on the independent music business.

 

In 2017, we signed with Bongo Boy Records and have been included in five compilation albums, three singles, and our own album, “These are our days”.

 

We are currently working on releasing a new album in August 2019……

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.

It is a huge job to promote our music and ourselves. It is a constant task to keep writing, recording and releasing our music as well as maintaining our social media to reach out to fans.

 

Our music is available all over the world at most online retail outlets. We are on Spotify, iTunes and have been played over 50,000 times on Jango.

 

We have a website, we are on Facebook and Twitter. We constantly have information going out to fans on our activities such as radio stations we are playing on, charts, awards, travel, gigs, etc. via our social media.

 

Bongo Boy Records does a lot of promotion for us as well for both our music and our videos……

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

Music is something that we both have grown up with. I have been playing in bands since I was fifteen and Christine started when she was in her late teens.

 

So, we have been involved in music for most of our lives. It has been a significant part of our lives in both supporting our family and now developing Studeo and building our following around the world. It is something that we both love and provides a challenge to develop our writing skills and improving our songs.

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Discuss your lyrics and songwriting.

Our lyrics and songs are heavily influenced by our travels…we have written a lot of our songs in the US, Thailand, Corfu etc….we try to develop a story behind each song. What are we trying to say? Once you have that, it helps the process flow…..we don’t have designated songwriting sessions as such, but if we have an idea, we will try to work on it until it is finished.

 

We have the ability to record on our phones as well as document lyrics at all times where ever we are. I also travel with a small Taylor travel guitar so that we can write anywhere…

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

Studeo has been in existence for around three years now. We have had a great time over this period and had a lot of success particularly with awards.

 

We won our first award in 2017 in Nashville at the Josie Music Awards:

 

September 2017

Josie Music Awards (Nashville) – Artist of the year 2017 (world category, countries outside of US and Canada)

 

January 2018

Arzuk Radio Music Awards 2017 (California) – “Our Perfect Place To Be” Song of the Year (Jazz/Blues)

 

April 2018

Akademia Music Awards (California) – EP “Our Perfect Place To Be” – Best Pop/Rock EP

 

September 2018

Josie Music Awards (Dollywood TN) – “Our Perfect Place To Be” Song of the Year (Jazz/Blues)

 

September 2018

Clouzine International Music Awards – “Our Perfect Place To Be” Best Adult Contemporary Song

 

October 2018

Global Music Awards – Bronze Medal – “This Time” –  Adult Contemporary

 

October 2018

Studeo’s Album “These Are Our Days” – Accepted by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles

 

Fall 2018

​​​World Songwriting Awards – Finalist – Best Jazz Song “Our Perfect Place To Be”, Best Modern Country Song “This Time”, Best Pop Song “Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day”

November 2018

Global Music Awards – Silver Medal – “Our Perfect Place to Be” Best Song

 

January 2019

Clouzine International Music Awards – “Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day” Best Pop Song

 

February 2019

Belter Radio Scotland – Artist of The Month – “Our Perfect Place to Be” Best Song

 

March 2019

Global Music Awards – Bronze Medal – Best Adult Contemporary/Pop Song – “Can’t Stop Loving You”

 

April 2019

Akademia Music Awards (California) – Executive Award

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.

We don’t use any tools to write songs. We have an advantage in that there are two of us together all the time and we can bounce ideas off each other.

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Discuss the music industry.

The music industry is like all industries in that we are going through huge changes, both in technology, commercial environment, and the world is changing with so many things becoming global now.

 

The key thing for artists now is to define what success is to them. The commercial side of things is difficult, so you need to set your own goals.

 

There are so many opportunities now with so many independent radio stations demanding content.

 

The key thing for artists now days is how much can you do yourself.

 

There are so many things that you need as an artist such as photos, playing on your recordings, graphics, writing bios, articles, production, distribution etc….it all costs money. The more you can do yourself, the better.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

Well, Christine needs to sing and practice to warm up for vocal tracks. For me, the key is tuning. Making sure my guitars, bass are in tune. Setting levels and trying to keep a good mix as you develop the song. That way you can better manage the end result.

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

I think our songs are mostly mid-tempo and I think that is our preference as well.

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

Whilst we love playing live, we haven’t had many opportunities to play live over the past couple of years. With our travel, songwriting, recording managing all aspects of the band take up so much time.

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TOMORROW IS A BRAND NEW DAY

Giddy energy pours through the clear-eyed intensity of Studeo’s “Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day”. Everything works from the classic rock style to the commanding, confident vocals that rest at the heart of it all. The optimistic glow permeates every element of the track lending it a reassuring quality.

 

Bongo Boy Records Release STUDEO – ‘These Are Our Days’

by Skope • October 19, 2018

STUDEO’s “These Are Our Days” radiates warmth and tenderness. Nicely bringing together neon-hued soulful balladry along with a soft rock emphasis, the whole of the album resembles a grand journey. Cinematic flourishes add such an epic scope to the mix. By far the highlight of the album comes from the intensely felt vocals. Lyricism has a gorgeous quality to it as it swirls about in a radiant haze. The multiple layers of sound work in unison to create a great tapestry of sound. Infinitely tasteful, the album has a timeless classic quality to it. Every detail feels carefully considered from the slow contemplative rhythms to the nimble guitar riffs.

 

“Can’t Stop Loving You” opens the album on a high note, featuring some particularly fine vocals. Going for a distinctly 80s pop sound is the gracious “I’m Falling For You”. Things are stripped down to the absolute essentials on “These Are Our Days”. Reflection reigns supreme on the nostalgia-tinged “This Time”. A jazzy airy tone defines the lush dream world of “Our Perfect Place To Be”. Fiery to its very core, “My Superman” serves as the true highlight of the album. Playfulness takes over the gentle tempos of “Anymore”. Delicate guitar work rules over “Island Paradise” which has a bit of a tropical vibe. Neatly bringing the whole of the album to a fantastic close is the spacious “Even Misery”.

 

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Huge thanks to all of our fans, supporters, and friends. We appreciate all of the support you give us particularly with your votes for all of the things we do (charts, awards, promotions). Please keep an eye out for our new album due for release in August 2019.

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Discuss the storyline of the song.

Tomorrow is a Brand New Day, has a simple storyline in that talks about “don’t despair you can get away and escape your problems by moving on. Don’t get stuck in a rut, but be positive and move on with your life. Find things that you can strive for….” crossing bridges, climbing mountains”, you can overcome your daily problems…. you don’t have to do it on your own.”

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

Tomorrow is a Brand New Day has a unique sound with some great vocals and harmonies. We have tried to be a bit different in the sound with an 80’s feel and tight overall production.

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Tell us the themes of most of your compositions.

As previously mentioned, our themes revolve around travel and also around our relationship. So our songs are usually positive.

 

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Moonlight Social – Valleys and Peaks

Moonlight Social – Valleys and Peaks

 

Moonlight Social – Valleys and Peaks

Moonlight Social – Valleys and Peaks

 

ARTIST NAME: Moonlight Social

 

SONG TITLE:  Valleys and Peaks

 

RELEASE DATE: 4/26/19

 

GENRE: Country/Alternative/Pop

 

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Nashville-based duo Moonlight Social are excited to release their new single “Valleys and Peaks,” an earworm that Jeremy Burchard calls “the catchiest, most upbeat thing to come from me being depressed.”

 

Written by Burchard and Jennica Scott, “Valleys and Peaks” is the first song from a forthcoming album. A brand new music video also accompanies the single.

 

Burchard produced the song himself, also playing all of the instruments and mixing the tracks. Matched by Scott’s impeccable vocal arrangements, “Valleys and Peaks” emerges as a toe-tapper with serious substance.

 

The duo also produced, directed, and edited the music video, which serves as a visual representation of the themes in the tune — from the mental isolation that inspired the song to the resounding conclusion of reflective optimism.

 

Blending elements of country, alternative, and pop, Moonlight Social are no strangers to catchy songs.

 

After relocating to Nashville from Austin, TX in 2016, the band “incubated,” as they put it, for nearly two years before releasing their 2018 EP Make You Smile — undoubtedly a high moment in their budding career after debuting on the Billboard charts for the first time and amassing more than one million independent streams of their music (a notable growth from the 30,000 or so that preceded the EP).

 

But it was, as life goes, peppered with the debilitating troughs, both personal and professional that always seem to pull you back down to earth. Ultimately, it was somewhere there on the ground that Burchard and Scott found perhaps the most important song of their young career.

 

“I was dealing with a bout of depression and I just felt defeated,” Burchard says.

 

Lying on the couch, feeling feckless under the weight of chemical indifference, he resolved to shovel his way out of that emotional hole one word at a time.

 

“I knew in my heart of hearts I didn’t believe those thoughts I was having — so I inverted them and slowly began building a chorus as a mantra that I do believe in,” he says. “I wanted to remind myself that it’s ok to feel the way I felt — that life is not a linear curve, or a ‘hockey stick’ — that embracing the lows is as important as celebrating the highs.”

 

And that’s how “Valleys and Peaks” began. But as Burchard emerged feeling stronger and more resolute, the song temporarily sat on the shelf. The exercise had, at the time, served its purpose – Until not long ago, when the duo had to say goodbye to their beloved beagle Jodi.

 

“She was a huge part of our lives,” Scott says. “It’s something you know is in the future, but you still can’t prepare for.” The animal lovers among us can relate.

 

One quiet evening not long after Jodi passed, Burchard brought out the guitar and began plucking the song.

 

“I felt like I never wanted to love anything again because it hurt so much,” he says.

 

Sitting at the kitchen table, the duo again took that raw emotion and turned it on its head, formulating a bridge that serves both as a personal tribute and a resounding bow tying the song together. “The song just poured out of us,” Scott says. They knew this was a message they needed to hear, to sing, to believe in, and to share, constantly.

 

“Valleys and Peaks” is the next level for Moonlight Social. It’s their most personal song to date and a commitment to continually make music that refuses to bow to the clichés of genre. And it’s a sign of things to come.

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Discuss the story behind your music video.

We wanted the music video to represent several things throughout the song.

 

When we started writing “Valleys and Peaks,” Jeremy was feeling really low.

 

The couch in the middle of the void represents a sense of emotional isolation, which is how the song started.

 

But throughout the video, the performing versions of us slowly start to take over, and then at the end, the two different versions of ourselves meet.

 

It symbolizes how this song is as much a reminder to us as anything. Jeremy produced, directed, and edited the music video.

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State the name of the locations in your music video.

We used a warehouse in Nashville that used to be a T-shirt factory. Now it’s also attached to a recording studio called South By Sea!

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List the members of the crew that produced this video and use this opportunity to thank them.

Our friends are amazing. Besides Jeremy and Jennica (the duo), Richard Storbeck (guitars) and Brady Reuter (drums) appear in the video. The crew of the video is:

 

Jeremy Burchard: Director

 

Luis Rey: Camera Operator

 

Brian Huefner: Playback

 

Nick Gergens: Production Assistant

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Explain your emotional state while shooting the music video. 

While shooting the actual video we were really excited; it’s so fun to create.

 

But Jeremy describes the song as “The catchiest, most upbeat thing to come from me being depressed,” so we really needed the video to capture that sentiment.

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Discuss your music career so far.

We met as members of the marching band at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Jeremy recording our EP in his garage apartment between classes at school and we eventually started winning local band and songwriting contests.

 

We crowdfunded our first record, Heading South, and toured around Texas for years.

 

We started traveling to Nashville and in 2015 put out a single called “Rub A Little Dirt On It,” which won the SongDoor International Songwriting Contest (Country Category).

 

We moved to Nashville for good in 2016 and in 2018 put out our EP Make You Smile, which debuted on the Billboard charts for the first time in our career.

 

We then committed to putting out more singles and music videos and in April 2019 released “Valleys and Peaks,” the first song off a forthcoming 2020 album.

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Tell us if you aspire to go into acting.

Jeremy would love to do acting if the opportunity came up! And maybe Jennica…Who knows? We have a great time on camera though and pretty much act the same regardless.

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Tell us your gains and losses in the music business.

So many ups and downs – Obviously, it’s nice to get the kind of love and encouragement we’ve gotten from both fans and critics throughout our career.

 

But there are so many things you can’t plan for. We’ve played huge festivals and we’ve played to empty bars. We signed a booking agreement and left that booking agreement. We’ve made money and ran out of money.

 

Ultimately we’re at the point where we’re not going to let anything get in the way of putting out music that matters to us. And we have to trust that hard work and honest music will help us get to the level of financial independence to keep doing it forever.

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List the media that have supported you so far with this song.

We just started promoting! But we’ve gotten some great love on Spotify, a YouTube channel called IndieVibes, and this website: I Am Tuned Up.

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Tell us how you manage your time.

Honestly, when we’re not doing odds and ends to pay the bills, we’re writing, recording, filming videos, and working on promoting ourselves. It’s a LOT of work and we don’t sleep much, but we believe in ourselves and know that’s what it takes.

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Tell us how you are able to actualize success in your music career.

It comes in waves; having people who believe in you to help you along the way is always great, but it always comes down to knowing that nobody is going to work harder for it than you are.

 

We spent a lot of time being able to record our own music and videos so that we don’t have to raise thousands of dollars every time we want to put music out, and that’s been huge for us.

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Tell us if you an independent artist or you are a signed artist and tell us how you run your music career.

We’re independent with a small team of trusted confidants and compadres who help us run everything.

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List the individuals responsible for writing, production, recording, directing, choreography, promotion, and marketing of this project.

Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott – Literally, outside of the crew who helped us film the video, we did everything.

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Tell us the instruments put together for the song.

Guitars (acoustic and electric), drums, mandolin, dobro, shakers, tambourine, keyboards, other effects and samples, and a bunch of singing!

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Tell us your experience recording in the studio and shooting the music video.

It was awesome. We’ve done projects in all kinds of ways, and now we’re working largely out of our home studio we built, which affords us the time and space to make music how we want to make it.

Same goes with the video — we have the equipment to make the video, so all we really need is the location and time.

 

It’s so incredible being completely in control of your own artistic output.

 

Jeremy spends a lot of time on the mixing and editing, which is great — but can also sometimes become a situation where it’s like, “Ok, just step back from this for a moment because you’ve been working on it so long that you can’t see the forest for the trees anymore.”

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Tell us the advice you will give to a new artist planning to shoot a music video. 

Be really, REALLY good to your crew — no matter how big or small. Also, treat location and lighting like actors. If you only have a very small or modest budget, use the less expensive camera and lens but don’t skimp on the lighting or the location.

 

This video is as cool as it is because of how we were able to light and edit it. All in, we paid less than $500 on renting location and lights. Also, plan as much as you can. Storyboard. Have a vision. Whatever amount of time you think it’s going to take, increase it by 50%. And most importantly, HAVE FUN.

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Tell us the estimate of a commercial music video based on your experience. 

$3,000-6,000 is a pretty common price for an indie or small label shoot in Nashville. Some people want a lot more than that depending on the concept, but if the song is good you can create a compelling music video with nothing but an iPhone and clever editing.

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Tell us the reason you shot a video for this song.

It means a lot to us and we felt a video could do a really good job of capturing the ethos of the song.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

“Moonlight Social” is a name we chose to represent those super honest moments in your life when it’s late at night and you’re lying on the floor with your best friend having the most honest moments of your life. That’s what we want our music to feel like.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Valleys and Peaks” captures the entire point of the song — life is ups and downs and it’s okay to embrace both for what they are.

 

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Music Mag Book 18

Broadtube Music Mag Book – Volume 18

 

 

Broadtube Music Mag Book – Volume 18

Broadtube Music Mag Book – Volume 18

 

 

 

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