Chadwick Easton

You cannot quell the human spirit. All of us, to one degree or another, has suffered in some way since the beginning of the pandemic. COVID-19 has redefined our connections, interactions with our environment, dress, and countless other aspects of everyday life. Music lovers of every stripe are longing for a less elegiac and tortured
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When you name a song, “Why,” not only are you leaving a wide open interpretation, but you are isochronously asking the most powerful question. In the case of rapper, Ronnue, his reason for asking is rather simple. If you aren’t having sex with someone, why do you care whom they are having sex with? Some
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Jarod Grubb’s “What She’s Drinkin’ On” is a rambunctious yet tasteful new single from Montana’s Jarrod Grubb. He’s based out of Nashville now, pursuing his dreams in Music City U.S.A. and, going off this new track, it’s hard not to imagine this will push him to higher peaks than ever before. It illustrates, in a
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“Feeling Good About Us” is the latest single from talented singer and songwriter William Maselli. It isn’t a name carrying any commercial cachet, at the moment, but that’s poised to change. The new single is part of Maselli’s new album release On the Back Nine and, judged as a preview for that collection, this release is an
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Elektragaaz is a fascinating musical experience created by a reclusive young Frisian composer who goes by the pseudonym Poppo Redband and a group of talented musicians mainly from the New York Metro area. Their anticipated third EP, “The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing, Pt. 3,” was dropped on September 14th. It contains six tracks that
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There’s a beauty to endings that doesn’t get discussed enough, or even properly portrayed in the media. Yes, endings are somewhat inherently sad, but the emotional depth and beauty that can be unpacked from the emotion is seemingly limitless, but often unexplored. “Over” the latest single from R&B soulful duo Norm Adams and Julia Robertson
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If the new song “Regeden” were a movie, it would be a Terry Gilliam-style piece. The peculiar and dramatic tones, courtesy of Switzerland’s Johanna Rittiner Sermier, has an undeniable imprint that it leaves on the listener. Where other songs may leave a tattoo or hook the lister with a catchy chorus, it’s Reittner Sermier’s haunting,
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Songs from the Land is Luis Mojica’s third album release following on the heels of the David Baron/Simone Felice produced collection How a Stranger is Made. Mojica’s work marks him as a true iconoclast in a musical world obsessed with surfaces and material success. There is no question Mojica would continue writing songs even if he never
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Los Angeles’ Chris Wills proves he’s prime time ready with the sparkplug “All American”. Bursting with energy and a catchy chorus that doesn’t lose its grip, “All American” is the pop rock track we’ve been patiently awaiting for all of 2021. Inspired by a dream that will never die, “All American” roots itself even further
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It is all but impossible to dislike Ed Roman’s new single “Happiness”. The popping creativity audible throughout this song has a contagious positive feel, an infectious optimism that, nevertheless, isn’t Pollyanna fluff. Ed Roman’s target audience, consciously or otherwise, are music devotees rather than casual listeners and his past songwriting reflects this. Cuts such as
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Album rollouts can be a tedious art form, entirely reflecting the structure and message of an impending album within a PR landscape while giving spotlight and focus to a select few singles that will undoubtedly do the heavy lifting for most casual listeners in a musical artist’s audience. The distinction of an album single doesn’t
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With Prix6 and Charles King in the booth for good measure, Monsieur Job redefines the parameters of a slick Latin hip-hop groove in the song “Ese Tumbao – Remix,” but much as it is in the more rock-inspired “Malevo Maleva,” the vocal harmonies are a bit more transcendent than the percussive frills are. “Da Funk”
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Concept albums, once a relatively common phenomena in popular music, are scant nowadays. Listeners, moreover, associate the form with sprawling theatrically inspired releases and not condensed fare like Little King’s Amuse De Q. Its brevity, however, isn’t unsatisfactory. It’s driven by the deceptive economy of the band’s songwriting, handled by front man and guitarist Ryan Rosoff, rejecting
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Reggae’s modern stars would likely be called too experimental to have run with a lot of the preceding generation of leading players, but that said, there’s something really special about what’s going on in the genre right now, and artists like the independent Robert Minott are the reason why. Instead of leaning in on a
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