Hip-hop Artist Flex Kartel Drops Collaborative Record Featuring Sada Baby

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Maryland-based hip-hop artist and creator, Flex Kartel, recently dropped a hot new record for fans across the world. “Get a Bag” (Feat. Sada Baby) centers around the concept of getting up and going for it. “What are you doing if you ain’t getting money. Go get a bag” tells Flex Kartel through song.

“Get up and go hustle as hard as you can–even if you think it’s going to take all of these tools. You just need to start. Once you start, it all falls into place,” shares the artistl. Flex Kartel’s latest single is all about the hustle. It’s also about creating art. Reflecting on his music, Flex Kartel describes his sound as “different, beautiful art.” “I would say it’s a Picasso.

If you listen to my records, you won’t get the same beautiful painting out of every record. There is always something different and beautiful about every song.” This single in particular is high energy, blending rap with melodic R&B melodies to create a sound designed to flow through your body and make you want to move.

“Get a Bag” began with a beat. “I was in the studio and created the record that night in 30 minutes,” shares Flex Kartel of the creation behind the song, which was designed to become a collaboration with Sada Baby. As soon as he heard it, Sada Baby was psyched to jump on it–and the rest is musical history.

When it comes to creating music in general, Flex Kartel sees his creative process as more than a method: “It’s something that God gave me.” When he goes into the booth, songs come to him. “They become a free painting. I paint a picture, and it becomes a story. Every song is a story.

“At the end of the day, Flex Kartel is happy when his biggest supporter is happy. “My mom is my biggest supporter. For sure. After all, she made me,” teases Flex Kartel about making his mother proud through his art, which is also a beacon of hope. “I want people to know that anything that you dream of or think of is possible. And if you feel like working with me, I’m always open to creating with artists who have the time andare down for the grind.”

In the next year, Flex Kartel is excited to release more music to his fans. “I’m really excited to give them another high energy record. I’m working on two EPs right now” tells the artist. He’s also in the midst of performing live at venues in the near future.

Make sure to stay connected to Flex Kartel on all platforms for new music, visuals, and social posts.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/flexkartel?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Twitter: https://twitter.com/flexkartel
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Flexkartel/
Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/c/FlexKartel

Gr8ful is bringing new light to our emotions with his project PERSPECTIVES

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Since he was a young man, Gr8ful has always been in love with music and the influence that it had on people. At only 13 he was writing his own music and freestyling for other kids in the park. Several years later he is releasing his latest project, a set of singles under the title PERSPECTIVES.

PERSPECTIVES comes to the table with two main focuses to it. Not only does the project look at the different ways to approach the topic of finding your place in the world, it also hints towards the artist’s own name. “You have to look at things from different angles to practice gratuity sometimes,” Gr8ful explained. “I think the project, and the rest of my music is a representation of that.”

As a project, PERSPECTIVES includes two songs, “Pop Off” and “Carry On”. Each song uses its own unique methods to get you to the main idea of the project, that everyone has a place and role in this life. You simply are not alone.

Starting with “Pop Off”, this track takes on the more energetic half of the project. A collaboration between Gr8ful and a few talented artists of various backgrounds, the track blends together seamlessly. “It was so rare to get such a quickly cohesive feel from such a diverse group,” he said. “It’s something I want everyone to be able to feel. In this track and their own lives.”

“Carry On”, unlike its partner track, is inspired by a groovy 80’s sound. “This song is about being able to carry on no matter what is thrown at you.” Having a gorgeously communal feel to it, this song is a representation of the knowledge that you will always have someone in your corner.

“I chose the title PERSPECTIVES because each song takes a very different approach,” Gr8ful explained. While “Pop Off” has a very forward and high tempo feel, “Carry On” takes on a smoother, more Funky sound. Despite coming from different sides, the two songs lead you to the same important conclusion, live your life to the fullest and love who you truly are.

Following the release of the PERSPECTIVE tracks, Gr8ful is looking forward to the release of several different videos, ranging from behind the scenes moments to visual representations of the music. He will also be gearing up for future tracks and releases. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this artist.

“As a South African artist, I think that my culture and I have a lot to share with the world.” There is so much that Gr8ful has yet to share and he is sure to continue to turn heads.

Make sure to stay tuned in to Gr8ful on various platforms, especially Instagram, for new music, visuals and social posts.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClk9_vh020lzEgri3QDQGIw/videos
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gr8fvl/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaad.baderoen.3/
Website: Gr8ful.co.za

Benjamin Hey! Embraces His Music Career One Song At A Time

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On April 15th, 2017, Benjamin Hey! took on a daily songwriting challenge. The NYC-based artist and producer, who was then working as an actor and model, has written a song every day since.

“It’s like one of those situations where I thought I was done with music, but it wasn’t done with me. So I decided to just try it again. But this time around, I said to myself, I have to have fun, so I can’t take myself too seriously. Whatever songs come through, I’m going to write it—if they are good songs, bad songs, if they’re serious, if they’re silly, I’m just gonna create it and not judge it. It led to me just doubling down on my commitment,” explains Hey! “I didn’t plan on writing a song every single day for over five years. It just happened.”

Hey! started writing music in 2008 as an independent artist. Feeling that music had been following his various paths serendipitously—taking acting courses that always ended up having singing involved—he decided to return to music-making after a 30-day challenge that was brought to his attention by a friend who was a contestant on The Voice. The friend ended up with 4 songs, while Hey! wrote 22 songs. He soon reached out to a producer friend in L.A. (Jonny On The Rocks) and started production on those 22 songs.

That soon led to writing and producing “Beat For The Gods” by actress Laverne Cox, which reached no. 41 on the Billboard Dance Club charts. That pushed Hey!’s energy threshold to songwriter even more, but this time having fun with that drive and creating music with an organic heart.

“It’s a journey where I’m learning to just be open, be flexible, and especially with writing a song every day, I never know what the subject matter is going to be, but I do show up to write it when it does drop in,” says Hey!

In another cosmic shift for the artist, after traveling to Puerto Rico to visit friends, Hey! ended up filming a music video. Word of mouth led to connecting with musician John Beyer, leading up to a writing and collaborating partnership that produced tracks such as “Powerless” and Hey!’s latest tracks “No Samples” and “RA-TA-TAT-TAT.” While Beyer’s musical influences ranged from balladeers, crooners, and classic rock, the pair managed to meet in the middle symbiotically and have maintained their musical partnership for 3 years.

“No Samples” is about not compromising when one knows what they want, written during the COVID-19 quarantine when Hey! was feeling isolated.

“I got through most of the pandemic by myself, then I said, okay, if I’m gonna want those things, and I do want love in my life, I’m not trying to settle for it. I want the steak. I want a 5-course meal. I don’t want no Happy Meal.” he explains, then quoting the song’s lyrics with a beat reminiscent of old-school R&B, “I’m holding out for something special and amazing.”

“RA-TA-TAT-TAT” is an anti-gun violence track co-written with Beyer. Since Hey! had grown up in the projects in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, he’d initially been resistant to releasing the track that’s lyrics run dark. But just like his openness as a songwriter on his other tracks, he wanted to embrace “RA-TA-TAT-TAT” and realized its significance. Hey! soon had the hook for the song and its structure.

“As much as I did not want to touch it, it’s important because it’s a problem. We need to hear more songs that are anti-guns that have the recognition of the problem in all the major cities it’s happening in,” says Hey! “When we wrote the song, it was definitely geared towards inner city violence, black-on-black crime. But as we know now, bullets don’t discriminate, and this song is for everyone that’s been affected by gun violence.”

Since its release, Hey! and Beyer have performed the track at Spotify headquarters, and it has reached over 100,000 streams on the platform. Hey!’s daily songs are also leading him to a future EP release and continuing his songwriting partnership with Beyer—including what they describe as a potential hit track, titled “Money Girl,” a female-empowerment song about financial independence.

Benjamin Hey!’s journey over the past 5 years has led him to a lush music career–embracing opportunity one song at a time.

“New York Listeners Embrace DJ Sincere’s Expansion of DRTYBSMT Radio”

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Queens, New York’s Underground Urban legend DJ Sincere announces the 2023 expansion of his long-standing platform DRTYBSMNT Radio.

Since the shows inception in 2012, DRTYBSMNT has interviewed guest such as Peedi Crakk, Wu-Tang Clan’s 4th Disciple, Louie Rankin (Ox from Belly), Mathew Knowles, Cee Knowledge (Digable Planets) Dres (Black Sheep) Mr. Cheeks, Club Nouveau, Mc Eight, Teairra Marie and The Force MD’s

Although DJ Sincere has sat down with the legends, the Queens native has also invited hundreds of indie artist to his show to promote their brand and discuss social issues and well as politics and entertainment news.

“I’m a DJ first and Radio personality second. I started In Queens, New York when I was eleven )11) years old and by the time I was 18 I was DJing professionally at private events and soon elevated to lounges then celebrity parties and clubs such as Copacabana and Club New York”. DJ Sincere. 

The new weekly platform is now available on Spotify and Apple Music and will continue to host some of the top movers and shakers in the business. In 2023 DRTYBSMNT will be expanding its syndication to provide listeners with the best in entertainment news.

Hip-Hop Group The Underdogs Aspire to Inspire

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Hip-hop group The Underdogs are embracing imperfections, and creating a brand and musical identity that emphasizes on helping others through hard times.

On their latest single “Be About It,” the New Jersey-based trio—Lady Ink, Rafayel, and Butta—go straight to the point on the track, and see it as a gateway for listeners towards the rest of their music.

“We have Spanish records, we have records about the struggle, but I feel like people receive those things better when they know you better. And so that’s why I felt “Be About It” was one of the stronger ones to push as a record and to drop first because it’s very straight to the point,” says Lady Ink. “We’re just trying to engage the audience before we try and convince them of anything. When it goes like the more emotional records or the records that we’re trying to pull out people’s heartstrings we have to get the people engaged first before we drop those.”

The Underdogs met through mutual friends. Butta is cousins with Raf while Lady Ink re-connected with him through Instagram after he moved from Florida to NJ. Lady Ink has experience in the industry, previously signed to Hit City Records at 17-years-old, and Rafayel’s own project has over 80,000 streams on Spotify.

Their music ranges in variety—trap music, Latino rap that represents their Dominican and Puerto Rican cultures, and East Coast-style bars. On their 2022 record Who let The Dogs out? The Underdogs represent all of that, showing listeners what they’ve got.

But that isn’t all that they’ve got. Underdogs are both their sound, and a collective brand and movement. Under the name 360 Underdog, the group sells a luxury sneaker brand handcrafted in Italy. It’s not just about the aesthetic, but a way for Underdogs to help and advocate for others in need

“The whole point in creating the brand was to reach those people who we can relate to, people who come from nothing and those people who have those doubts and kind of hard to believe in themselves to do anything in life,” explains Lady Ink. “I want to be the advocate for comfortable living, basic human needs, and giving back to the communities in ways where it’s consistent […] We buy into so many things and we support so many things and there seems to be little to no return in doing those things. And I really want my brand Underdog to be that one where I invested in this brand, I’m wearing it, and I can really see how it's putting structure in my life or affecting my life in a positive way and it's not just for show or for glamor. It's really helping people at the end of the day consistently.”

Underdogs want to connect in-person with fans once they begin performing live, and getting their energy out there. But there’s no rush—the group wants to create as much content as  possible for listeners to see and for them to understand how serious they are about their work.

“I don’t want to go out there and try to connect with people and they search us and we have one video and an album. I feel like I really want to get a good amount of content and product out there that when we do reach the consumers and we do get our energy out there, they have something to go off,” says Lady Ink. “We're really just taking our time and really putting our best foot forward and making sure that everything we put out there is 100%.”

Make sure to stay connected to The Underdogs on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/who-let-the-dogs-out/1645191998
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuJCaNDU_I
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/360underdog/
https://www.instagram.com/straight_outta_jerz/
https://www.instagram.com/kingbohailbutta/
https://www.instagram.com/therealrafayel/

G Quick – Make A Change ft. T-Rell Produced by: Mad Chemist

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Always one to put his life story into his music, East Moline, IL artist Gary Quick, professionally known as G Quick, tells his current chapter in the new single, “Make A Change”, a track about moving past the pressures of street life and wanting to make amends, grow as a person, and seek redemption.

The song is relatable to anyone who has experienced the rush of the “good times” and the heavy weight of the dark times of being entangled in street life. G Quick’s focus on becoming a better man for the sake of himself and his children keeps the listener engaged and resonating with that energy for the entire 3 plus minutes of the song.

G Quick’s flow and delivery on “Make A Change” ride perfectly with the piano-laden production by Mad Chemist. Add to this recipe a feature by Kansas powerhouse artist T-Rell, who as always brings a soulful melodic element to the chorus, “Make A Change” is definitely the single G Quick needs to release to gain a foothold in the industry, while at the same time taking steps for personal and professional development.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pachousequick/

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

TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@pachhousequick

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdS6LZWm0i8ZQOCW4b1WEFw

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6cTV5iNymQe7C9WPiaQ5sd?si=G0Ehs26STzeMFiVjm1Sp4Q

Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/g-quick/1161591429

Kandice Cherelle “Broken” A song about healing from the trauma of life and relationships.

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September 2023

Singer-songwriter Kandice Cherelle dedicates single to domestic violence survivors and victims

Atlanta, Ga.— In honor of domestic violence victims and survivors everywhere, singer-songwriter and R&B artist Kandice Cherelle, is dedicating her single “Broken” in their honor.

Kandice Cherelle, a Metro Atlanta native and domestic violence survivor, is using her firsthand experience with domestic violence to help uplift other women and men.

Kandice Cherelle’s single, “Broken” talks about taking time to heal from the trauma of life so you can be the best person you can be. Domestic violence is a cause that she takes very seriously, but brokenness can hail from any situation. She decided to release the single in October , because it is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click here to listen to “Broken” and access the official Broken EPK along with press approved photos.

Kandice Cherelle’s mission is to entertain, inspire, and help her fans heal through music. Transitioning from gospel, she is using her testimony to help others, especially domestic violence victims, who feel “broken.”

“I truly believe that healing is possible, especially through music,” Kandice Chrelle said. “We’ve all been broken or felt defeated at some point. This song talks about putting health and self care first. Healing is possible.”

Broken will be available for download on all digital platforms, October 14, 2022.

Kandice Cherelle is an independent, self-managed artist.

About Kandice Cherelle

Entertain, inspire, heal: this is the mission of R&B songstress and pianist, Kandice Cherelle.  Kandice Cherelle  is using her real life experiences of hurt, disappointment and shame to inspire: the true definition of turning lemons into lemonade.

She has shared her music with the world, winning several talent competitions such as Miss Georgia Congeniality Beauty Contest, the Junior Miss Academic Scholarship Contest, the Best Crowd Pleaser Award for the Unsigned Artist Showcase, the Talent Award for the Miss Georgia State University Pageant, and other local shows. Kandice was also nominated for the 2014 Prayze Factor Awards in the Urban Gospel, Christian Pop, and the Rhythm & Praise categories. Kandice was nominated for the Talented Tenth Christian Academy’s 2017 Female Christian Artist of the Year. Kandice’s music has also been featured on Sirius XM for many months.

She has performed for numerous functions including the National Head Start Program Convention. Kandice has traveled and performed throughout the country. She has opened up for gospel sensations Luther Barnes, Le’Andria Johnson, and Alexis Spight to name a few.

Kandice is passionate about writing music that is relatable. Her mission is to inspire, entertain and help her fans and listeners heal through music. Kandice is transparent with her fans and desires to build a relationship with them.She is also an advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors.

Kandice is finishing her EP, “The Makeover,” which is a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and Urban AC.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact press@kandicemusic.net.

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Dr. Kee’s “Sparkle Like 24k Gold” Seeks A Universal Language Of Love

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”Sparkle Like 24K Gold,” the latest release from Dr. Jefferey P. Kee, has hints of his Christian faith in it. He is, after all, a Baptist minister, and in a song about love it is natural for him to borrow some lines from St. Paul: “Love is patient, love is kind.”

“That says that love is not just on the good days, but it also encompasses the messed up Mondays and tore-up Tuesdays, the wayward Wednesdays, the tumultuous Thursdays, the frightening Fridays and the set-back Saturdays.”

Musically, he said, some people see it as spiritual, some say it has an R&B feel, and some call it inspirational, but it is a product of his gift and his experience of music.

It reflects, in his words, “a plethora of different genres of music.”

“Love is the universal language and emotion that every culture understands. And this particular song is a universal song.”

He grew up listening to funk, soul, gospel, and, through his father, country. He loves those kinds of music, he loves love songs, “and I tried to integrate that into a particular melodic tone so that others can relate to it.” Music, like love, is a language.

“It’s a story that speaks to people wherever they are in their particular situation. That, that’s what music is to me.”

This particular song came about because a cousin from Los Angeles who was planning a destination wedding in San Lucas, Mexico and wanted Dr. Kee to officiate.

“I called him and I said I have a song that has resonated inside of me that I want to have for your wedding,” and “Sparkle Like 24K Gold” was born.

His music, like his faith, is omni denominational, and he describes himself as The Pastor for the Master. He has been influenced by many interfaith churches, Catholic, Methodist and Baptist and other Protestant churches.

“I have the cross fertilization to be a person that loves God, but not to have boundaries to believe that my particular faith is predicated by a particular denomination or locality.” He has been pastoring in Columbus, Ohio, in the same church, for 30 years.

“Sparkle Like 24K Gold” is part of a larger project he is working on, an album on which people will hear some funk, soul, gospel, love. It will, he says, have “something that will make you feel like you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet,” and things that make you want to lament, “that will take you to a place where you can sort of reflect upon the losses you’ve had, the celebrations of life, your high moments and your low moments.”

He is aiming, in general and with “Sparkle” for an audience “that can understand the language of love,” a universal audience that is not solely anything — Christian, black, white or anything else. In the moment when one person feels love for another, “There’s something about that particular moment, for that individual, that sparkles like 24 karat gold to you.”

“It may not be that way to someone else, but to you, because the illuminating presence of what that person is to you, it sparkles like 24 karat gold, and that’s what I’m trying to get across.”

He graduated from the United Theological Seminary with a doctorate of ministry. He says he graduated “as a preacher for social change because I was more concerned about the mundane, about human existence and a greater level of humanity for all people.”

Faith informs his music but does not bind it. He believes that all people deserve to be loved and appreciated, not to be discriminated against. He seeks to present love musically in a way that transcends those human failings and gives people an appreciation of themselves and for the love of others.

“I am grateful because I don’t just hear the words. I love poetry and I like writing, but if I don’t have the music, it could be like a homily, or a sort of message or a poem, and I’m grateful that I can reach people through music in a message that people can relate to.”

Stay connected to Dr. Jefferey P. Kee on these platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Website: pastorforthemaster.com

Amazon Music: 

https://music.amazon.fr/albums/B01DQEAEDE

Apple Music: 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/now-is-the-time/1099246506

Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tb9nNZSLJzT8qYhpRqlXC

YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8wPuXEehg

Saynave Seeks To Help Hip Hop Become More Mature, More Relatable To More People

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Relatability, to Bryant Gilliam – Saynave (rhymes with rave) – means music that is about things relating to the lives that most people live daily.

Hence his newest single, “The Cookout,” released from his upcoming EP Stay Connected, scheduled for release on August 4.

“We threw a cookout for ‘The Cookout’ video,” he said. “I mean, it’s like, I go to a strip club here and there, but I’m far less likely to make a song about going to the strip club and spending a bunch of money, right? What do I go to more? I go to a lot more cookouts and barbecues.” Emphasis on “a lot.”

The cookout in the video features a party thrown by Philadelphia-based event group One Jollof. Bryant’s rap scenes were shot in the first hour, before the party arrived, and the rest of the video is of the party.

“It makes a much more easygoing song,” he said.

And that gets to more than just relatability. It also goes to his style, what he wants his music to be and do and how he thinks about it.

Another example is another single that has been released ahead of the EP. Called “Speak the Language,” it’s about many of the languages of daily life – money, time, clothes, favors, cars and boats, life, lies and, of course, love.On one level, it was inspired by one of his hobbies, learning languages, and his wife, who is from Kenya, so he is learning Swahili, one of the languages of Kenya.

And on yet another level, the cover for the EP Stay Connected will be a wedding photo of Bryant and his wife.

His style is laid back, and his subject matter of daily life and issues in the wider world are all tied in with the intent of his music.

Most of popular music, he says, at least in hip hop, is, “in the commercial space, not interesting. It’s very derivative. It’s easily replicable.”

“When I think of Radiohead, or The Kid Laroi, it’s very interesting. It’s all over the place. It’s weird, but very interesting. Tyler the Creator or Kendrick Lamar is very interesting music, you know? It makes you have an opinion.”

That view of music comes from a widely varied experience. His first real exposure to music was saxophone in middle school-high school band and orchestra. Then came video game music, and he can remember the name, if not, he says, the name’s pronunciation, of the video game composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Top 40 tunes also came before hip hop, introduced to him by a cousin.

“I started listening to a lot of like old Kanye, Jay Z, like a lot of that stuff which got me into the art of it. Nowadays, I’m listening to everything. I’m big into bands, big into just whatever is musically interesting.”

He mostly writes his own music and all his lyrics. In his songs he talks about things in his life and things he thinks about. One of his songs from earlier this year is “Pray for Ye,” about Kanye West and his troubles.

“It’s a quick single I put out because I was praying that Kanye wasn’t going crazy. And I had this beat, and I was like, ‘Oh I have an idea for a song.’”

And thus did a prayer became a song, and the feelings behind it led into another aspect of Saynave’s musical art.

Kanye’s early music, he said, was “thoughtful and relatable.”

“He was very unique in capturing emotions and topics that were really relatable in the hip hop space,” he said. “But now he has become a caricature.”

Expanding on that idea of caricature and pretense, he borrows a wrestling term, “kayfabe,” which is the name for the way the made-up storylines and rivalries of professional wrestling are portrayed as real. A lot of that same kind of pretense has worked its way into hip hop, he says.

Because hip hop is culturally based, he says, an archetype of what rap is and isn’t comes into being, almost like a law.

“Country music is probably the closest analogue,” he said. “It’s a very culture driven genre, and if you don’t pass the smell test, you’re almost not even let in.” He identifies a similar dynamic at work in rap and hip hop and results in a lot of nonsense “that’s just put out there and called art.”

“And I’m like, yes, it passes the smell test, but it’s not good. Or productive.”

As for him, where does he want to go musically? “Personally, I mean, obviously, take me to the Grammys, right?”

“But,” he said, “without sounding preachy, most people are out here working regular jobs, trying not to get in trouble, and could probably use music that more relates to what they have going on. My main goal would be to help evolve or mature hip pop in a way that makes rap more acceptable in a traditional sense. My goal is to help evolve the art form in a way that I think benefits everyone.”

Stay connected to Saynave to follow his evolution and look for his music, including the upcoming Stay Connected, on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Website: www.saynave.com

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/saynave/1489656783

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XOE30vdteGiHtuu3tk1QD?si=QBGN2kDkSVSy9acpjq4t2Q

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saynave

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/saynavemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saynave

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

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

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@saynave

Royce Dezorzi Meditates On Life, Love And Music In New Album “Denver”

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DENVER, CO – A man who has found peace in the acoustic sounds of a guitar and the meditative creation of his music, Royce DeZorzi is truly an interesting musician. Self-taught and connected to the nature around him, DeZorzi’s music has found a home between introspective and expressive.

DeZorzi’s music career began with a guitar left to him by his late brother. “I’ve always loved music,” he explained. “But I didn’t pick up the guitar until after my brother died.” He learned the basics from a bandmate of his brother, who refused to buy the guitar when DeZorzi attempted to sell it.

From that point, in the isolation of rural Colorado, DeZorzi fell in love with old records and the orchestral possibilities of the acoustic guitar. Despite turning to a more synth-based sound while living in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic, DeZorzi returned to Colorado, the comfortable isolation of nature, and the acoustic guitar. It was at that point that he went on to create his latest album, Denver.

“The album is made up of meditations of the time and experiences that have shaped me in the last few years,” DeZorzi explained. Denver is a collection of tracks created as he meditated on his life, while returning to the comfortable home that is his acoustic guitar. “I would just sit down and play,” he said. “It would all just gradually come together.”

One of the songs on Denver that DeZorzi found to be the most personally impactful was the track “Reseda”. This song looks back onto the stressful and emotionally exhausting time in which DeZorzi had just relocated to Los Angeles. The point where he was still adjusting to it all. “It took a lot of time to get this to where it is,” he explained. “When listening to this song, I can picture exactly what it feels like to be there again.”

DeZorzi’s hope with Denver is that his audience is able to listen to the album and get the same experience as he gets with “Reseda”. The project is filled with emotion, honesty and sensitivity and by putting that into the world, he shares a soundtrack to our collective moments of vulnerability.

Following the release of Denver, DeZorzi is set on continuing to share his music through upcoming live performances, experimentation into new styles and outlets, and future releases of his music. This artist has an incredible future ahead of him and it would truly be a mistake to miss out on the gorgeous work he has coming up.

Make sure to stay tuned in to Royce DeZorzi on various platforms for new music,

Bandcamp: https://roycedezorzi.bandcamp.com/album/denver

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6zGeZZ5BMF3xOUnOYAPmQW?si=xgjVernQTfa2RbB6bSRsMA

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtPaHSuuunO44WchQ6j9mcy1V3f5Ir2H2

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/denver/1638093467?uo=4

Social media links: https://linktr.ee/roycedezorzi

“Iron Shackle” video link
https://youtu.be/6OebPZNvIl4