Leading up to her forthcoming album ‘Private Party’ genre-bending artist Cloe Givelin releases two new singles. ‘Thank You For Leaving Me’ emphasizes her one side’s Rock leaning sensibilities, with a stadium-ready chorus, electrifying guitar solos and fast paced percussion and driving drums ‘Thank You For Leaving Me’ is an anthem for freedom, new beginnings and self worth. Effortlessly switching gears Cloe displays her versatility with the Dance heavy ‘Rainbow’ a song that is all inclusive and equally euphoric. With a pulsating bassline, hypnotic synths during the chorus, and lush chords ‘Rainbow’ combines various sonic elements as an example for combining and bringing together people of all walks of life. Both tracks contain an optimism that is palpable, one in overcoming a personal turmoil and the other in overcoming social taboos. ‘Private Party’ is set to continue this split of Rock and Dance that only Cloe Givelin can deliver.
Dc bred artist Chvrles Vnthony‘s single ‘On & On’ is a pristine mixture of introspection, soul, and ambition. Over smooth production a soundscape of lush chords, filtered muted keys, soulful background vocals, deep bent basslines, and programmed drums that knock with Gospel-chop fills at each crescendo. Chvrles Vnthony dives deep within and delivers ‘On & On’ like a mission statement covering topics like direction, purpose, ambition, drive and perseverance. All making ‘On & On’ more than a personal offering but an anthem for all who are motivated. After a successful SXSW trip Chvrles Vnthony is showing all who doubted why he is “unstoppable but you didn’t listen”, making an impact that only keeps listeners wanting more. IG & TikTok: @ChvrlesVnthony
Virginia The Genius displays a unique versatility that spans over a multitude of songs with true honesty. The LA-based singer touches on different techniques in delivery and presentation -even alternating genres. ‘Heaven Above’ is a tune of triumph, positivity and spirituality that combines both R&B and Hip-Hop seamlessly. Virginia pivots flawlessly and can craft a catchy club banger like it ‘Throw It All’ which features lush distant sensual chords, distorted muted vocals ingrained into beat, thumping kick drum bass knocking in a slowed down Jersey-Club pattern, and even signature bed squeaking to add to the effect. ‘Dress Code’ boasts an island feel with off beat syncopated percussion, smooth guitar licks, and deep bass. Virginia The Genius’ vocals are distinct and direct and her songwriting is catchy, honest, and intoxicating. ‘Picture Me Holding You’ combines every element in her arsenal and makes for another undeniable track that only leaves listeners wanting to hear more from the LA-based songstress.
Over a crisp smooth instrumental Marq flawlessly flows on ‘Every Other Day’. Detailing street knowledge and wisdom Marq boasts his signature style. Distant subtle muted chords add a Jazzy edge while booming 808 bass thumps and jumps up and down the pitch scale. Snaps, crisp snares, and syncopated stuttering hi hats all come together to complete the lush soundscape that makes for the backdrop to Marq’s witty one-liners, punchlines, and slick bars. ‘Every Other Day’ is the perfect single that showcases skill, vision, perspective, personality and sound. Every aspect that is needed comes off effortlessly for Marq only making the listener eager to hear more.
Lividus’ debut single ‘Digital Boy’ is an energetic offering that both excites and enlightens. The brainchild of songwriter and producer Matt Beesley, Lividus is a project spawned from the Covid lock down. Not one to waste time or fret Matt Beesley crafted Lividus utilizing Airgigs, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and other tools to create a “virtual” studio. The irony is that the latest single brilliantly critiques the current climate of society and particularly the youth of this generation and their fixation on a digital world and neglect of the real world. With stadium-ready guitar riffs and a booming chorus Lividus not only entertains but also challenges. Fast paced riffs, thrashing percussion and catchy melodies all combine to electrify the listener. Matt Beesley distills down his inspiration from Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin to craft an instant hit that connects immediately. Adapted to the attention span and tastes of today but still staying true to his roots ‘Digital Boy’ is the perfect trojan horse to wake up a sleeping generation.