The Jess Novak Band - Treat Me Right

The Jess Novak Band – Treat Me Right

 

The Jess Novak Band - Treat Me Right

The Jess Novak Band – Treat Me Right

 

ARTIST NAME:  The Jess Novak Band

 

SONG TITLE:  Treat Me Right

 

ALBUM TITLE: Fireworks and Fairytales

 

GENRE: Pop, Rock, Soul

 

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Jess Novak takes no prisoners. With a fiddle on fire, powerful vocals and a fierce band behind her, this pop, rock, soul-pumped group from Syracuse…

 

Known for their energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd, this is a band on the rise.

 

Having touched audiences across the country – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL to San Diego, CA – and with Novak playing more than 250 dates annually, the sound gets tighter with each show.

 

Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals, piano, percussion, looping) works with Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Otis Taylor) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot) on electric guitar, Jabare Mckinstry (Chris Ames Band) on bass and Gavin George (Strange to Look At, BSG) on drums to create a powerhouse sound, often with Nick Fields on trumpet.

 

Novak’s work is being played on radio stations worldwide (WTYT 960, D.C. Coast to Coast, Women of Substance Radio, IndieOutbreak) and written about at home and across the ocean.

 

Novak has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC), The Saint (Asbury Park) and Nectar’s (Burlington, VT), opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and performed with groups and artists including Devon Allman, Tas Cru, Jimmy Hall, Ghost Town Blues Band and members of Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.

 

Novak released her solo debut album, “Bad Habit”, in December 2013.

 

Her group, The Golden Novak Band, released their self-titled debut album in August 2014 and their follow-up, “Rodeo”, was released in October 2015.

 

The Jess Novak Band released “Inches from the Sun” on November 5, 2016. The album won a Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Pop in March 2017.

 

The band released a live album (Jess Novak Band Live at the Nelson Odeon) in June 2017 and released “Fireworks & Fairytales” in November 2017.

 

On December 31, 2018, Novak released “Fear is the Cage. Love is the Key.” a double-album featuring members of JNB. In October of 2019, Novak released “Rise” with Ben Wayne. The four-song EP features tracks recorded in Nashville, TN with some of the best in the business, including guitarist Jeff King, producer Bill Warner and songwriter Kirsti Manna.

 

Novak has played with projects spanning Ladies Night at the Palace (an all-women show) to Vinyl Albums Live to BeatleCuse, providing a strong musical background, easily adaptable to any situation or genre.

 

She’s been nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Best of Syracuse competition four times and won the award in 2018.

 

She placed third in the 2016 Country Showdown sponsored by WOLF 92.1FM.

 

Her work spans hip-hop beats to throw-back soul to straight-up pop making for music that engages any listener.

 

Novak was also the cover girl for Syracuse Woman Magazine in September 2016. See it all here.

 

Novak also won the Indigo Productions Songwriter Series in Syracuse for her song “Rat a Tat” in July 2018.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Life inspires me. Every day I find myself writing songs in my head based on a word I hear, a conversation I have, a movie I watch. There are so many stories to tell, so I feel constantly inspired all the time.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.

There are a lot of people I admire who can play songs just like they hear them. When they go to cover a song – they do it exactly like the original. I think that’s amazing – and something I can’t do. I can’t help but reinterpret everything I hear.

 

So, my style is based on my constant reinterpretation of everything. All the artists I love the most, idolize, want to be like – I feel like I’m just a reinterpretation of them, so my style is a big mix of characteristics drawn from so many places. The result is a style that’s all mine and I love that. Love it or hate it – it’s distinct and that’s what I want.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

I’m bored by albums that sound like one continuous song and so many artists are like that. Often, it’s because they’re encouraged to get a style and stick exactly to that, so fans know what they’re getting. That makes some sense as people like what’s familiar – but as a listener, I think it’s incredibly boring.

 

So, multi-genre music brings pieces of all different types of music and finds a way to make them work together and complement each other. This is especially at work in my band because everyone comes from a wildly different background.

 

My favourite part of making an album with them is the time we sit down, and everyone adds something, and the result is at least five different genres slammed together. You can’t duplicate that. It’s the energy of many people mixed together. I love it so much.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

Being genuine. This comes across on all platforms. Whenever I post something, it’s because it’s important to me and I feel it’s necessary to share it. That’s usually pretty effective in reaching my fans.

 

Likewise, getting out and pounding the pavement is also effective. And when I do and I’m face-to-face with fans – I’m genuine and that’s still the best way to connect then, too. It’s easy to get caught up in the “most effective” platform, but really, I don’t think it matters. I think it comes down to what you’re sharing and how real you are whether it’s face to face or on any of a hundred social networks.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

Endless work. Endless determination and tenacity. The process begins when someone tells you you’re good. Then you start playing, creating, being encouraged and you think it’ll just snowball into whatever you want. In some ways it does, or it did for me. Once the ball was rolling, I knew it wouldn’t stop. But it’s fuelled by my work ethic.

 

As you grow as an artist, in what you create, you have to grow as a businessperson, marketing professional, social media manger, booking agent, everything. The process is never-ending and limitless.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

You start with an idea. You have something to say. So, then you start deciding on how you want to say it. Will you tell a story, speak in metaphors, etc. Whenever I get stuck on a song, I just go back to beginning – what am I trying to say? What feeling am I trying to get across? I think if you stick to that, you’ll have better success.

 

I also feel the words and chords need to match, so that helps inform the lyrics. You’ll feel how things fit with the chords, the meter, and it usually comes together naturally. I think the more forced it is, the more you can tell. I’m always about being real.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

That usually just happens. When I have something to say, I have a mood in mind. That mood dictates the chords, the scale. Then you start trying melodies within that to build the song. Maybe there are people who do it in a more precise, mathematical way, but I’m all about letting it flow out of me.

 

I think we’re just vessels made to communicate something a little bit beyond us.

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.

If I could build it – I would want a huge room, preferably in a cabin in the middle of the woods where it’s totally peaceful and quiet.

 

I’m a big fan of recording live, but with isolation if possible, so a big room, with glass walls, so the band can see each other.

 

When you play live, that’s the energy. It’s the way everyone reads each other but can also close their eyes and feel the music, too.

 

And to be fully in the music, I need to be away from the bustle of life, so being away in the woods is like a dream for recording. In the woods – or at the shore in the winter when it’s peaceful and dead and you can go stare at the ocean anytime you need to restart.

 

For me, recording is intense. You need a place where you can really work and a place where you can really detach. For me, that’s nature – and ocean or woods/mountains are the best for it.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

Soul. I don’t care about the style, the kind of lyrics, the instrumentation, the form, none of that.

 

The key to a good song, to me – is purely about if you can feel it and believe what the artist is communicating.

 

I’m a fan of very clear lyrics, but it isn’t necessary. For example, I love Gwen Stefani. So much of her early No Doubt songs are straightforward, and I love that. You can tell that she means it.

 

But I also love Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan who have very poetic ways of communicating things. And again – you can feel it – in the words, the delivery and the music.

 

I think once a songwriter gets rid of the notion that you need a certain formula to have a great song – the better you’ll be.

 

I have four-chord songs that kill every time. Then I have songs, I think, that are very in the Bob Dylan vein – that don’t have as much success.

 

The idea of a “good song” is difficult to describe because everyone has a different interpretation of that.

 

But I think if you’re real and communicate your soul – you’ve got it.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

Music has been such a gigantic part of my life, it’s overwhelming to hear how my songs affect people.

 

I’ve had lots of fans tell me the songs got them through a situation or they can’t stop listening to it because it strikes a chord with them.

 

I’ve had people tell me they’ve cried listening to some of my songs or performances. They FEEL something, which is all I’ve ever wanted to do – help someone feel something.

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Tell us about your working experience with producers and music directors.

I’m all about collaboration so I love working with producers and directors.

 

I love hearing the creative input of other people. It’s invigorating to me and I love it when I start with one idea and it transforms into something bigger and better.

 

Robyn Stockdale, who has done a lot of my album artwork, is a great example of this. I will give her the seed and she will make it bloom into a whole garden. That kind of collaboration is amazing.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

Proud, but also aware that it’s just the beginning. I feel that songs are like kids. You have them, create them, and then they keep changing – becoming themselves. It’s amazing to see.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

I’m critical of so many of my early songs because to me, now, I feel like they lack direction. I didn’t think them through enough to fine-tune certain aspects.

 

But, incredibly, some of them are STILL my most asked-for songs! So, it’s hard to say they’re bad when people still love them. That’s also why my answer to what makes a good song was so broad. You never know! And different things resonate with different people. As long as you’re being genuine, I think you’re onto something.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

There is inevitable growth in my music all the time. You can’t help but keep learning new things and interpreting life.

 

I’d like to get more comfortable on guitar to expand what I can do instrumentally, and I think that will change my songwriting, as it has in the past. Every time you learn a new chord, a new instrument, you make another leap. It’s fun when that happens, like the beginning all over again.

 

So, I hope to keep growing and that will change what comes out musically.

 

I also hope to keep expanding my topics. It’s easy to write about yourself at the beginning – it’s what you know best. But it’s fun to expand that and write about books, characters, the world, imaginary situations to express an idea, etc. as you get better at communicating ideas.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

This song was inspired by Anna Kendrick’s Cup Song. Everyone kept asking me to play it and eventually I realized – it’s just words to a beat. I can do that.

 

So, I wrote this song when I was feeling a little mistreated by a potential boyfriend. It was my warning to him. The rest of the song was, again, the brilliance of asking my bandmates to contribute what they felt.

 

I remember Anthony, my guitar player, picking up a beer bottle when we played it at a gig and blowing into it. I freaked out and knew we had to add that to the song in the studio. It’s amazing how those brilliant little ideas come together. You have to trust your team. When you do – everyone gets better and the songs benefit.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I recorded in Nashville last year and I’m hoping that will help bring some new traction to my career.

 

Music is all about networking. I don’t need to be a household name, but I do want to share my music on a bigger level, play more shows to quiet, listening audiences, tour further, etc. I write music to be heard, so I want it to be heard on a greater level.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

Music is one of the most infuriating businesses because there are absolutely no guarantees. There’s no ladder and when you stay long enough or work hard, you don’t just move up. And sometimes you watch people much newer, younger or maybe not as good as you fly beyond you.

 

The only way to overcome all of it is to stick to your belief in yourself and not give up. Every time I feel upset or frustrated, I use it as motivation to get better and work harder. I view every obstacle like it’s gasoline on my fire – not water.

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Elaborate on the song.

I feel like women are taught to tolerate more than they should have to…

 

This song is a declaration to be treated right. It’s also a warning – “don’t stand a chance, I start a fight.” It’s saying not to underestimate me and that I realize, “you’re full of (sh)it, just like everyone else.”

 

I’ve found myself in a lot of situations where the man thinks I won’t catch on to whatever the game is that he’s playing or that even if I do, I won’t call him out on it. Wrong.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

The Jess Novak Band was a natural move from a previous band I had that used two last names from the group. I didn’t want people to get confused when I changed the name after that member left, so I kept it as simple as possible.

 

The name of the album, “Fireworks & Fairytales” is two of the song titles put together. The two songs speak directly to one another, so I thought it was a cool way to draw attention to both. I also loved the imagery that came with that and the wings on the cover demonstrate that fairytale aspect.

 

Jamie LeRose - Princess Cray

Jamie LeRose – Princess Cray

 

Jamie LeRose - Princess Cray

Jamie LeRose – Princess Cray

 

ARTIST NAME:  Jamie LeRose

 

SONG TITLE:  Princess Cray

 

ALBUM TITLE: Princess Cray

 

RELEASE DATE: November 18th, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Jamie LeRose is an up and coming female pop singer on a rise to the top with her powerful, stylistic vocals, charismatic performance, and inspiring life story.

 

Massively influenced by Lady Gaga, the now 19-year-old singer began performing when she was just three years of age. Often being teased by the other kids for her love of music, Jamie has continued to persevere in her goals to become a famous singer.

 

From a crowd of 100, Jamie has worked her way up to performing in front of 30,000 people, at NJ Pride Fest 2019.

 

Now working with some of the biggest names in the industry, gaining a large following on “Tik Tok”, and following the release of her debut single ‘Fame’, Jamie LeRose is a name the world is going to be seeing a lot more of very soon.

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

Mixing is key. By mixing the vocals and track, you can take a demo and make it finished sounding. Take a step away, then come back and re-listen. Don’t say something is finished after your first time mixing it. Listen to it on different types of speakers.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

There is not just one way to write a song. Everyone has a different process.

 

For me, I come up with a topic/title and I write it down. I then see a visual art that goes with it.

 

For instance, my song “Simon Says”. I saw a visual of a girl, dressed as a puppet, being controlled by strings. The strings represented society controlling people. I then put the visual with the title and my song “Simon Says” became about people doing what Simon says (society being Simon) to fit in and wanting to rebel.

 

I then work with a producer on making a track that fits the visual art of the song and I wrote a melody over it.

 

 

For the lyric, I write down ideas, that fit the song and form them into lyrics.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

I don’t like songs that are so “literal”. I try to make songs that are so different; they’re intriguing. All my songs’ titles are weird and stand out, make you want to listen to figure out their meaning. They all have performance in them from theatrical tracks to grand melodies.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

My song “Princess Cray” has all the qualities of a great song. I’m proud of its captivating lyrics, catchy melody, danceable beat, theatrical yet current track, and powerful vocals. I have only released three songs, but have many songs coming out very soon.

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Tell us those behind your music process.

I am the largest part of my music process, but I don’t do it all alone. I come up the song idea, title, lyrics, melody, and track vibe.

 

My producer, “Richard Keller” mixes and produces my songs. I’ve worked with some other producers in the past, but Richard is my main guy!

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Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.

After joining an app called “Tik Tok”, I gained 360k followers and 10 million likes in 3 months. I promote my music in Tik Tok videos on my page.

 

Also, I hold competitions where my fans have to watch, like, and comment on my music videos to win a follower or facetime. My Tik Tok is my main source of promotion. Just recently I had wild posting done around Manhattan as well.

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

Since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of being a pop star. My big goal is to get a record deal and get my first number one song. I will accomplish that by growing my numbers online and writing songs every day.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

The music has changed. The music today lacks, feeling, art, real vocals, and emotion. Everything is about the same topic, just something to dance to, or is filthy. People are just putting out songs to make money and fans.

 

Artists should be putting out music that makes them feel something, makes the audience feel something, but that’s so rare now. Real instruments are barely used in music as well! It’s crazy.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

Never write a song with the goal of it being a hit. Just write.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

I boost my performance by having confidence. When I step on a stage, I flaunt confidence.

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Explain the structure of the song.

There is no set structure to a song, but the most common is two verses, two pre-chorus, a bridge, and three choruses. The chore structure of a song is the melody.

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Discuss the relevance of instruments to a song.

Instruments behind a song can change the whole feel of a song, they make the feel of the song complete.

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State your musical skills.

I am a singer, songwriter, and producer.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

Acting has always been a big part of my life. I incorporate acting into all my songs and performances. I would love to one day act in a movie, a leading role of course.;)

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

You make sure it is very quiet in the studio. Then, if there’s a noise behind your main vocals, you hit “Noise Removal.”

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Since I was 7 years old, Lady Gaga has been my most cherished artist, my idol. I also love Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Melanie Martinez.

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

I’m very inspired by anything weird and different. I just dig deep into my mind and think of the most different thing I can write about.

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Elaborate on the song.

I was lost, as an artist, for a while. One day, I excepted who I was. I couldn’t just write a song, there had to be a character, a performance, a story. So, I came up with the idea of a crazy, yet hot character, and I wanted to tell her story through music. The first part of her story was her knowing she’s crazy and expecting it. That’s how “Princess Cray” was born.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

My artist name is my birth name. I always love my name. The title of my album describes the character who’s a story I’m telling in every song.

Josef Salvat - In the Afternoon

Josef Salvat – In the Afternoon

 

Josef Salvat - In the Afternoon

Josef Salvat – In the Afternoon

 

Artist Name:  Josef Salvat

 

Song Title:  In the Afternoon

 

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Josef Salvat unveils an amazing music video for the song entitled ‘In the Afternoon.’

 

Josef thrills with his compelling vocal while the video is appealing.

 

The arrangement is outstanding and there is harmony between the vocal and the instrumentation.

 

The colour-grading is perfect, and the lighting is notable.

 

 

Andrea Mae Perez is the director of the video.

 

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A song, a video, a state of being. ‘modern anxiety’ serves as a postcard of Josef’s time away.

 

Josef burst onto the international music scene in 2014 with the dark, brooding electropop of ‘Hustler’.

 

He went on to release the critically acclaimed debut album Night Swim while quietly becoming an underground hero as a featured vocalist on tracks with the likes Gryffin and Tourist among others.

 

He has sold out multiple tours in the UK, Australia and Europe where he also scored a #1 airplay record with ‘Open Season’, a Gold record with ‘Diamonds’ and a gold album with Night Swim in France.

 

Salvat’s speciality is for electronic music with a human pulse, drawn in bold, technicolour stripes with indelible hooks and grown-up themes.

 

 

His music roams circuitously around his search for identity, never quite touching a conclusion which feels a whisper out of its author’s reach.

 

Lyrics:

You like your coffee black and your drinks strong

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

You like your hair pulled back and your nights long

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

So, stay for a while

I’m not busy if you wanted you could spend the whole afternoon

And if you get tired

I’ll cook you dinner and maybe you could spend the whole night too

 

Just let me know

What you want to do

What you wanna do

Love in the afternoon

Love in the afternoon

 

You like your oceans cold and your days hot

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

You don’t like politics, but you know a lot

And I like you yeah

I like you

 

So, stay for a while

I’m not busy if you wanted you could spend the whole afternoon

And if you get tired

I’ll cook you dinner and maybe you could spend the whole night too

 

Just let me know

What you want to do

What you wanna do

Love in the afternoon

Love in the afternoon

 

So, stay for a while

Please just stay for while

Oh, if you get tired

You could just stay for a while

 

Just let me know

 

What you want to do

Love in the afternoon (just let me know)

Love in the afternoon (just let me know)

Love in the afternoon

 

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch - Ballin'

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch - Ballin'

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Artist Name:  Mustard + Roddy Ricch

 

Song Title:  Ballin’

 

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Mustard teams up with Roddy Ricch to drop an amazing music video for the song entitled ‘Balling.’

 

The delivery of words is outstanding while the beat is appealing.

 

Ballin’ video is top-notched, and the lighting is perfect.

 

The song is pleasing to the ears.

 

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The man born Dijon McFarlane, formerly DJ Mustard (just Mustard from here on out), is at his best on his third studio album, Perfect Ten. “My life is at a perfect 10 right now,” he told Apple Music’s Ebro Darden. “Sometimes I wake up and I be like, this can’t be true. I got three kids. I got engaged. My mom is good. I just bought my sister a house. I won a Grammy [with 10 Summers label signee Ella Mai]. Just period, my life.”

 

Perfect Ten’s 10 songs, then, are a reflection of everything in Mustard’s life in its right place. Throughout the project, there are numerous allusions to how this came to be, including the post-hyphy young California sound he pioneered (“Intro”), the ratchet R&B he perfected with Ella Mai (“Surface”), and another big-room crossover smash to add to his collection in “Pure Water.”

 

Frequent collaborators Ella Mai, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign are of course present, but so are curveballs like A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and Future.

 

Closing out the album is a collaboration with the late fellow Angeleno Nipsey Hussle, which features the fallen hero philosophizing between the verses he spits over conspicuously drum-free production.

 

Hussle’s influence on Mustard went far beyond music, as he told Ebro. “I see a lot of people with ‘the marathon continues’ thing,” Mustard said, referring to Nip’s catchphrase. “The thing is, the goal is to keep it going. He was doing everything. When you really look at his life and what he’s doing, he’s doing it all. It’s up to everybody to keep that going and really lock into it.”

 

Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Artist Name:  Justin Fancy

 

Song Title: Long Time Comin’

 

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Justin Fancy is a homegrown east coast Canadian musician whose love for guitar was passed down to him from many influences including a beloved uncle at the tender age of 13.

 

Born and raised in Conception Bay South, Justin’s roots are firmly planted in the rocky Newfoundland soil with family hailing from Notre Dame Bay, specifically Change Islands and Fogo Island.

 

His passion to perform was cultivated during his summers spent in Lewisporte with family and friends, where his whimsical, musically inclined extended family would gather around him and his guitar and sing for hours.

 

Although he could play you just about any tune due to his phonological memory, Justin’s major musical influences lay primary in country and western musical genres, where the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, The Eagles, and Alan Jackson have inspired his personal songwriting.

 

 

His genuine demeanor and musical talents landed him a spot in Canadian Idol’s top 200 in 2008 and traveled to Toronto to compete with Canada’s best. This was a defining moment in his music career, which catapulted him to earnestly pursue a career in music.

 

Later that year, he started entertaining and singing all over Newfoundland and became a desirable man in George Street pubs and around the city.

 

When he landed a contract to perform on the Marine Atlantic Ferry in 2010, he met Gord Cormier, a music industry veteran who was kind enough to take Justin under his wing. He is forever grateful for the valuable insight and mentorship Gord has provided him over the years. That same year, Justin got his first taste of radio play with the release of his rendition of “Colleen Malone,” which still receives airtime today.

 

As an innate collaborator, Justin has been an integral part of several musical groups. After Canadian Idol, himself and 3 other contestants joined to form Caught in the Act, which toured Newfoundland for 2 years before pursuing individual careers.

 

 

Justin also had traditional Newfoundland and Irish roots and in 2014, himself and a good friend, John Dale, formed Eastern Passage, which released a debut album that same year. Their album was nominated for the Celtic/Traditional Album of the Year by MusicNL in 2015. Justin wrote one of the featured singles, “The Tide”, which is still played on the radio today. He also engineered and produced this album with bandmate, Steve Oakley.

 

His latest venture focuses on recording his first solo country album, which will include all original music and compositions. This project will highlight his lived experiences and feature songs he has written over the years.

 

All in all, Justin has had a longstanding, vested interest in the music industry. He is a well-connected and well-rounded individual who has turned his passion for singing and playing into an established career. His journey has been marked by music makers and storytellers who share his commitment to his craft.

 

His young daughter, Kayleigh, is an endless source of support and motivation, as well as inspiration to his music.

 

TOnX and Poetics - Veneno

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

TOnX and Poetics - Veneno

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

Artist Name:  TOnX and Poetics

 

Song Title:  Veneno

 

Release Date:  01-03-2020

 

 

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‘Veneno’ is the newly released single by TOnX and Poetics. A song that will get you moving with hints of reggaeton grooves, trap elements, and provocative lyrics.

 

The song lyrics are written/performed by Stephen Clarke (Poetics), and the production put together by Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ), and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo).

 

RJ and Mateo form a producer duo, TOnX (pronounced as tonics) and are the next up and coming hit producers!

 

TOnX are of Salvadorean descent and Poetics of Trinidadian/Venezuelen descent.

 

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TOnX (pronounced as ‘tonics’) producer duo from Toronto, Canada.

 

Our names are Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ) and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo). We are two Salvadorian-Canadians brothers and music runs in our blood. As musicians, we like to incorporate our Latin background in our music and at the same time keep it urban.

The Rebel Heart Band - Light the Fire

The Rebel Heart Band – Light the Fire

 

The Rebel Heart Band - Light the Fire

The Rebel Heart Band – Light the Fire

 

 

Artist Name:  The Rebel Heart Band

 

Song Title:  Light the Fire

 

Release Date:  09-27-2019

 

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Rebel Heart is a rock band hailing from the Independent Republic of Vancouver Island whose sound is an unapologetic jump in the air for fans of classic Rock Music.

 

Staking out a wide territory in the classic rock genre, with a sensibility that only time could bring to their music, the songs are a blend of the social commentary of Steve Earl combined with the wry humour of Warren Zevon.

 

Yuk Fu (Album) was released in September 2018. The response to the album has exceeded the band’s wildest expectations. The album has received national and international attention with radio stations in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

 

Lyrics:

Take a chance

Just let go

Don’t hold back

Seek

and you will find

That passion that lies inside

Time slips away, and you never get it back

Don’t wait till it’s too late to light that hidden flame

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

You will find

When you let go

Fears gone cold

Believe in the power of bold

Testify with your inner soul

Take what is given coming from on high

Count it as a blessing as you live your live on fire

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

Take these walls around you and burn them to the ground

What rises from the ashes is who you are unbound

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

Ella Eyre - New Me

Ella Eyre – New Me

 

Ella Eyre - New Me

Ella Eyre – New Me

 

Artist Name:  Ella Eyre

 

Song Title:  New Me

 

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Ella Eyre brings to light an amazing video for the song entitled ‘New Me.’

 

The music video is high class and the colour grading is outstanding.

 

Excellent lighting enhances the clarity of the video.

 

Her performance is impressive, and the lyrics are deep.

 

Ella delights as she sings from the heart with her raw vocal.

 

Her delivery of words is exceptional.

 

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With a double platinum number one single under her belt, a BRIT Award, two MOBO Awards, two further platinum-selling singles, and a top 5 album, perhaps you’d expect Ella Eyre to rest on her laurels. You couldn’t be more wrong. The four years since her debut album, Feline, have taken Ella around the world on a mission to find herself both as a solo artist and as a person.

 

In the wake of her father’s sudden passing in 2017, she experimented with sounds in the US, found healing and limitless inspiration in her fatherland, Jamaica, and returned to London full of confidence and a hard drive bursting with hits.

 

As she’s grown and matured as an artist, so too have her ambitions. Hits are great but she’s now more interested in a long, stable career than she is about hitting the number one spot.

 

“It’s not about ‘Oh did you get into the top ten?’ anymore,” she says. “That was very much my mentality on the first album. Actually, longevity is what success means to me now -having the ability to do what I do for a really long time.”

 

Already an industry veteran and a much-loved star, her future in the pop pantheon seems secure. What she wants to do, more than anything else is perform these new tracks for her dedicated Eyre-heads.

 

“I really, really have missed that,” she sighs. “I can’t wait, especially now I love the music so much – there’s definitely a lot more fun in these tracks. It makes me smile when I listen to the music. And that’s how I know I’ve got it right.”

 

Video Credits

Director: Sophia Ray

Producer: Stephanie Paeplow

EP: Mayling Wong

Production Company: Partizan

DOP: Ben Todd

Production Designer: Lucy Cooper

Choreograper: Kimmy Taylor

Ella creative Director: Daisy Deane

Ella MUA: Kristina Theodoris

Ella Hair: Marcia Lee

Editor: Kit Wells @ Final Cut

Colourist: Jonny Thorpe

Post-production: Glassworks

 

Lyrics:

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

Didn’t have time when you knew me,

Why you tryna call like booty,

 

Take a step back and 180,

I could play you like you played me,

Really don’t care for it lately tho,

 

You need to change,

Your story babe,

Tell me you want to talk,

Not what you came here for,

 

This heart is closed,

That girl you know,

Don’t live behind that door,

Anymore,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Funny you think you can come here,

Man I don’t miss your assumptions,

Never did care what I wanted,

 

Lemme just say you’re a kill joy,

Loving the sound of your own voice,

Think you talk smart but is just noise,

 

You need to change,

Your story babe,

Tell me you want to talk,

Not what you came here for,

 

This heart is closed,

That girl you know,

Don’t live behind that door,

Anymore,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Not now never

Not now never

Not now never

Not never now

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

Issa new new me issa new new me.

 

 

Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do

Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do

 

Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do

Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do

 

Artist Name:  Jonas Brothers

 

Song Title:  What A Man Gotta Do

 

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Jonas Brothers drop a fascinating music video for the song entitled ‘What A Man Gotta Do.’

 

The music video is captivating while their performance is great.

 

‘What A Man Gotta Do’ is memorable, and the lyrics are easy to grab.

 

The music video is appealing, and the instrumentation is driving.

 

The harmony between the vocals and instrumentation is perfect.

 

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The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music.

 

They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold-out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they’ve achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications.

 

Jonas Brothers notably received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best New Artist,” garnered “Breakthrough Artist” at the American Music Awards, won Billboard’s “Eventful Fans’” Choice Award for “Best Concert Tour of the Year,” and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence.

 

The tremendous success of the band provided a launchpad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.

 

The Jonas Brothers recently announced their highly anticipated return to music with new single, “Sucker.” The release of “Sucker” marks the band’s first original release in nearly six years, and debut under their new partnership with Republic Records.

 

Credits:

Video directed by Joseph Kahn

Video produced by Charleen Manca

 

Lyrics:

Cut my heart about one, two times

Don’t need to question the reason, I’m yours, I’m yours

I know the other lose a fight just to see you smile

‘Cause you got no flaws, no flaws

 

I’m not tryin’ to be your part-time lover

Sign me up for the full-time, I’m yours, all yours

 

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta say?

What a man gotta pray?

To be your last good night and your first good day

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta do?

What a man gotta prove?

To be totally locked up by you

 

You ain’t trying to be wasting time

On stupid people and cheap lines, I’m sure, I’m sure

So, I’d give a million dollars just to go grab me by the collar

And I’m gonna be lost, be lost

 

I’m not tryin’ to be your part-time lover

Sign me up for the full-time, I’m yours, I’m yours, woo!

 

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta say?

What a man gotta pray?

To be your last good night and your first good day

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta do?

What a man gotta prove?

To be totally locked up by you

 

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Tell me what a man gotta do?

 

So, what a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do?)

What a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do, yeah?)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

What a man gotta say? (What a man gotta say?)

What a man gotta pray? (What a man gotta pray?)

To be your last good night and your first good day (Aay)

So, what a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do?)

What a man gotta do? (Woah)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

What a man gotta do? (Hey, baby)

What a man gotta prove? (What a man gotta prove?)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

 

 

Goodnight Suzie - Spinning Around

Goodnight Suzie – Spinning Around

 

Goodnight Suzie - Spinning Around

Goodnight Suzie – Spinning Around

 

ARTIST NAME:  Goodnight Suzie

 

SONG TITLE:  Spinning Around

 

ALBUM TITLE: Boombox

 

RELEASE DATE: March 30th, 2019

 

GENRE: Indi Pop (Acoustic)

 

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Goodnight Suzie is a hot new indie/pop band, featuring a husband and wife duo as lead vocalists. This music is contagious! The group was born out of the popular Seattle cover band “The Side Project”, and they are starting a new adventure with all new members!

 

Their debut album “Boombox” has up-tempo hand-clapping singalong pop tunes, and sweet emotional ballads.

 

The new band features a duo to 8-piece, depending on venue, with electric guitar, bass, percussion, violin, ukulele, and even a rocking organ organist/piano player.

 

Suzie and Ben say that artists such as Portugal. The Man, Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Benjamin Clementine, and Amos Lee were a few of their influences as they developed this new sound and style.

 

The two have had their music featured on shows such as “Dancing with The Stars” and have had their music broadcast in Starbucks locations across the U.S.

 

Together, they’ve performed thousands of concerts throughout the Pacific NW and beyond, and they are excited to bring you this new sound.

 

They have shared the stage with artists such as Vicci Martinez, Chasing Jane, Dulcinea Renee, Dax Johnson, The Beatnix, Gypsy Soul, and Grammy award winner Eric Tingstad.

 

Their debut album, Boombox, released on March 30, 2019.

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.

Two Words!

 

Pre-Production. This saved us time and money

 

We all got together after the songs were mainly finished in a living room to take time to complete the song, get the beats per min and have everything ready to go by the time we reached the studio. Chelsi Lee Marie was also a great vocal coach and energy worker for each song during the recording process.

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song.

Getting the idea from the sky (usually in the shower) – recording that rough idea on the iPhone (super important) and lastly sending to get it mastered.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.

Stay true and treat it like a business. If you do not, then you won’t survive. Stay close to your faith. This is the only way we have a true compass.

 

Try everything and find the joy in everything you try.

 

 

Tons of character gets built while being venerable when sometime it would appear that no-one cares. The biggest advice is finding JOY always.

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Discuss your worse experience in the music business.

Having to be a cover band to survive is tough but I have always said, and I coin the phrase. “I’d rather sing a song than serve a plate” nothing wrong with seeing a plate I’ve done it but when you have a passion and gift it beats out the latter.

 

Our worst experiences have been bad judgment of overplaying, spreading ourselves too thin and letting us be pulled by people that just wanted us to be the party.

 

The whole feast and famine are a tough thing to juggle. Now at 38 years old, I’m finally learning to take care of myself without the guilt. Just say no if you need the rest. they will be fine without you! The world still goes on. 🙂

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Poorly at first! Then after many times you just learn they are not for you and make room for the ones that are. I always tell myself rejection is God’s protection.

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.

From what I have seen, we have inspired others to take leaps of faith of their own by being true to what we love and by being free. We live full time out of our truck and trailer and are free to go where we are rated to play music. We are going on year 4 this month! We go out of our way to make people’s nights by singing them a special song and getting to know them.

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Tell us the music that makes you happy.

Creative music makes us happy. We like the unusual chord changes and admire unique artists.

 

Benjamin Clementine, Billie Eilish is really interesting right now and we actually just watched for the first time ever “A hard day’s Night” movie by the Beatles. I’m a big Karen Carpenter fan, Love Eva Cassidy. We are big fans of Amos Lee, Tori Amos, Chris Stapleton, Feist.

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Tell us how you make instrumentation to your song.

Strum through the chords/piano or guitar first then pick out some lead lines to add melodies later.

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Tell us how you feel when you sing, and your fans sing along to your song.

Well sometimes I get nervous that I’ll forget a lyric that we wrote, and they won’t. Of course, it’s the greatest feeling of being known.

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.

Right now, it’s the heart sometimes it’s the singalong factor but to have both of those in one song is the ultimate song for sure.

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Tell us your approach to writing.

It’s the hardest thing to do the discipline side. I put it on our calendar and to-do list. Sometimes it comes in a spontaneous way but mostly we make ourselves have sessions and lately we have been writing with Grammy Winner Eric Tingstad. Helps to have a 3rd person in addition to Ben and me since we are married 14 years and life can blur in the days

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Tell us how you plan to develop a unique music style.

Keep coming up with fresh ideas. My latest idea is to grab a quartet and beatboxer for a song and see what happens.

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Tell us how to record a song. 

We left this part up to our producer and engineer.

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.

As mentioned before yes on collabs and sometimes alone. 🙂

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Discuss your experience with fans.

They have become like family. Their support over the years is the main reason we can keep going. It’s a precious special relationship that has a fate and manifestation quality that only music can do.

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Tell us what you know about booking gigs and shows.

I started out as our booker and I enjoy it, so I’ve been good at it, however, I really love that we have multiple other agents that help fill the calendar through the year and am more than happy to pay the 10-15% because I know the work that goes in. When we are super busy, I can usually pass it along and if we are slower, I take it on myself as part of the day job.

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Tell us if you consider a song placement in TV or Film.

Heck yes!!! and we are working right now with Jon Delange of http://www.tinderboxmusic.com actually today shopping to cable television the album Boombox. I have had a cover song of ours on Dancing with The Stars and SYTYCD. So, I know the power of that media. We have also recently been to the Durango Song group learning about licensing and publishing.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Spinning Around’ is about dreaming but being stuck. Distractions were keeping us away from our joy. New awakenings on the road of #Trailerlife have opened the doors along with life coaching and higher power-seeking.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

We have played 200 shows (mainly cover shows) a year for over a decade. At the end of the night, fans would say “It was a good night Suzie” I would struggle with going to bed and being wound up having wine and so then it was a different tone of “goodnight Suzie”

 

It’s a homage to a bit of the Jekyll and Hyde in us all 🙂

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