C Glizzy has released his new street anthem, “Six & Glizzy” We can’t wait to hear more from him as he gears up for his next release. Twitter: @cglizzycglizzy and Instagram: @cglizzy.
C Glizzy has released his new street anthem, “Six & Glizzy” We can’t wait to hear more from him as he gears up for his next release. Twitter: @cglizzycglizzy and Instagram: @cglizzy.
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Despite the Title, JonPaul Wallace’s Single, “Love’s Not for Everyone,” Defines Contemporary Pop
DETROIT – After going viral with his rewrite of Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” JonPaul Wallace has silenced any critics who muttered the phrase, “one-hit-wonder.” While Wallace’s graduation performance of Graham’s hit accumulated more than 20 million views across streaming platforms, Wallace has taken the popularity in stride, focusing on the future.
“Honestly, it was completely unexpected,” said JonPaul Wallace. “I wanted to cover the song, but it says, 20 years, and I was only seventeen at the time. So, I changed up the lyrics to make it more suitable to me.”
With a discography of cover songs, each with his take on it, Wallace is now focusing on songwriting and performing. His latest single, “Love’s Not for Everyone,” displays the Michigan native’s abilities to blend pop and soulful rhythms.
In the slow and heavy melodic vocal tune, Wallace captures the feeling when a relationship ends. Instead of wallowing in the heartache, “Love’s Not for Everyone” is a declaration of acceptance and loneliness that comes after ending a relationship. The ballad which drops in December represents the softer side of Wallace’s contemporary pop style.
“I definitely pull a lot of inspiration from Motown and old soul music and put that in there, especially with a lot of my background vocals and vocal performances,” he explained. “There’s a lot of old soul influence in what I do. It’s something about growing up around Detroit. Soul is ingrained in me.”
Interestingly, Wallace did not write “Love’s Not for Everyone” in just one settling. After spending a few days in Northern Michigan on a solo writing trip, Wallace drove home when inspiration struck. “On my drive home, I was on I-75. I actually have a voice memo of me working on what became the bridge of ‘Love’s Not for Everyone,’” he said.
Even though the bridge was done, he put it aside to work on other songs with faster beats and more dance-like tracks. However, something was nagging at him to finish the piece. So, in typical Wallace style, he stepped away from the up-tempo songs and finished “Love’s Not for Everyone.”
“Lyrically, nothing changed. It was almost like a first try in the studio,” he said, knowing that the song was perfect for him and his fans.
With a finance and marketing degree from Oakland University, Wallace focuses full-time on being a singer, songwriter, and performer. “When I’m on stage, I’m always behind a guitar or piano. I just have a lot of fun on stage. I don’t try to be too heavy. I want to make music that takes you where you can forget about everything for a little while,” he said.
While “Love’s Not for Everyone” is a departure from Wallace’s typical upbeat pop songs, it showcases his versatility and strength as a singer and songwriter. Taking a few cues from the legendary Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish, Wallace said, “My original music brings a different sound to the table. It’s focused on background vocals in a soulful way. But a lot of the production and melodies come from a modern and contemporary pop-dance style. It’s pretty different from what’s out there now. It’s what I do best.”
Make sure to stay connected to JonPaul Wallace on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
International artist State Space meets listeners at intersection of art and reality
BERLIN, GERMANY – Anyone who has a background in science can tell you that there’s a popular term called “State Space” that refers to a range of possible variables. For Ukraine-born artist Vova Tumasiants, it’s the perfect metaphor of his life and artistry, and it’s the reason why he has adopted the term as his stage name as he embarks on a journey of international attention with his new music.
Trained as an engineer and currently living in Berlin, Germany, State Space has always been a lover of music and uses every spare moment he has to create his own brand of sound. As his name implies, he’s a multi-faceted artist and all-around lover of music who adopts a limitless approach to creation. His body of work to date is impressively unique, diverse, and deeply imaginative. He draws inspiration from a variety of sources – from 90s Brit Rock bands like Oasis and The Verve, to Classic Rock groups like Led Zeppelin and Queen, and even Pop icons Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. And through those inspirations he has developed a genre-fluid approach to his own musical creations.
That individuality takes center stage on his new single “Lanterns of Tomorrow,” which is set to release across all streaming platforms in early December. Listeners familiar with Oasis and The Verve will immediately recognize those bands’ influences on State Space with this single. The ethereal EDM opening makes way for a truly alt-rock vibe that’s one part singer/songwriter and one part 90s nostalgia. The song has a mellow groove to it that just feels good – like you’re cruising down the highway on a beautiful autumn day. It’s a song about a guy who keeps chasing his dreams and doesn’t give up. Like lanterns in the night, he sees the hope of a brighter future, even in the midst of his darkness. Ultimately, it’s a song that says, “Tomorrow will be good. Everything you hope to achieve can be realized, if you only keep on trying.”
“I like the warm sound that comes with bringing together the British alt-rock sound and the Pop vibes that I’m such a big fan of,” State Space said. “This song in particular sounds kind of chill – almost bittersweet – but also with that warm kind of vibe that I’m always trying to create. It’s very much an autumnal song, with no hard rock guitar riffs or anything like that. But this is just one example of my music. I don’t have any specific genre that I make music in. I have alt-rock songs, and disco songs, and singer/songwriter songs, and everything in between. My upcoming debut EP will be kind of a funky Pop kind of a vibe with some catchy melodies. And I hope people come to recognize that special approach I’m taking when it comes to making music.”
To listen to State Space’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/statespacemsc
‘I’m A Hashole’ Reveals the Real Wowashwow
LOS ANGELES – Singer, songwriter, entertainer, activist, and social media influencer are words used to describe Wowashwow, but her latest album, “I’m A Hashole,” reveals the real woman behind the titles.
“This album is a full representation of who I am and not a representation of what I think people want me to be,” she explained.
A combination of hip hop and mainstream pop, the nine-track album slated to be released on Nov. 26 is a creative masterpiece of the artist known for her legendary music videos, performances, and body-shaking beats.
In true Wowashwow style, she describes “I’m A Hashole” as “shit that you can shake your ass off to when you listen to this album. I create music that not only makes me happy, makes me want to dance, and makes me want to feel good, but when someone else listens to it, they can shake their motherf*ckin’ ass.”
The first single off “I’m A Hashole” is “PU$$I Power.” “The whole song is about an attitude and way of life,” she said, describing the song that is not just about female genitalia but a way of life – that is confident, positive, and ready to hustle. “PU$$I is an attitude like if you’re a bad bitch, which can be a woman, man, or gender fluid person.”
The Queen of Making Bops is currently working on the “PU$$I Power” music video, which will be released at the end of 2021 or early 2022. It is sure to be epic!
Switching gears and toning down the tempo, the album single, “Eyes Wide Shut,” pays homage to the South Jersey/Philadelphia native’s rock ‘n roll roots and harkens back to when she was lead singer and guitarist in a punk rock band. Beyond the song’s hard-driving beats and multiple vocal ranges, its message is clear. “It’s a song about letting people know that you’re here and that you cannot push me away from my goals, my dreams, my aspirations, (and) the things that I want. Even with my eyes shut, I can see through all the bullshit, and I keep pushing forward.”
Overall, “I’m A Hashole” is an upbeat hip-hop album representing the best of Wowashwow. Staying true to herself and keeping it real, all the lyrics were all composed by Wowashwow. The album was created using live instrumentation and without autotune. Whether it is booming vocals, freestyling raps, ass shaking jams, “I’m A Hashole” is pure perfection – pure Wowashwow.
As much as Wowashwow loves music, she is an activist for the Cannabis industry and uses her platform to remove the stigma associated with it. Using her trademark sarcasm for the album’s title, nothing is sarcastic about her passion for the Cannabis industry. In addition to headlining Cannabis conventions and expos, she is a 2022 Orange County Cannabis Award Musician of the Year nominee, an honor she does not take for granted. “I’m as passionate about the Cannabis industry as much as I am about music,” she said.
With roots dedicated to the stoners and the body-positive community, Wowashwow said, “I’m 100% me, and I bring those weird and awkward energies to the stage. There’s this connotation that when I get on stage and I’m just going to stand and be in one single spot, (and) not move around – then I go running across the stage and ten-inch platforms, like Mick Jagger. I have an entire seven-piece live band behind me with dancers and everything. It’s a vibe, and I love it. It’s real music. Honestly, the album’s f*cking fire; it’s a really good album.”
Make sure to stay connected to Wowashwow on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Darshania Fuses New Age with Hip Hop for “Heart Chakra”
ST. CROIX – As a yogini, healing artist, musician, and writer, Darshania continues her life journey with the release of the album “Heart Chakra.
The full-length album containing seven tracks was produced by Kiva, DJ Cave, Abstract Butta Fingaz, and the late Ras G. “Heart Chakra” represents a body of work that answers a call from deep inside the planet and liberates the hearts of listeners while creating a more beautiful world
“My voice has always been something that has been a healer for me through the things I’ve been through in my life,” said Darshania. “Through writing and performing, there’s a connection that happens when you hear music like this. It’s such a universal language; you can touch so many people even if they don’t speak your language.
Diving into the new age, with mystical melodies and soothing beats, the single “Telepathic” focuses on love. While some refer to love as only romantic, Darshania says the song “explores the depth of love between a mother and her child, and her partner. It explores the love between the ocean, the love with nature, and having a love for ritual and an understanding how important that is to keep that going and your life to be connected to the Earth.
The “Telepathic” music video was shot on a California beach demonstrates these forms of love while showcasing the oceanfront vistas and sandy meditation
Shifting gears, Darshania, who is of West Indian, Blackfoot Creole, and Filipino heritage, gives listeners an inside look at her journey from a life of hardships to a successful artist, musician, and mediation guru.
In her single “Prism Pyramid,” produced by the late Ras G., Darshania said, “I was predicting a better future for myself. I wrote that song when I was living in a bad place with a bunch of roaches everywhere. I literally went downstairs in the studio of that place and recorded that song myself, and it was me wanting to create my future and speaking to myself. But it also was empowerment to remember that your mental, physical, and spiritual health are more valuable than anything else that you have.”
With additional tracks featuring guest vocalists Illuminati Congo and Poetic S., “Heart Chakra” takes listeners on a spiritual odyssey while permitting music to be their guide. “The journey is about loving yourself. That journey is about tapping into that frequency of your heart and in my spiritual practice. It is believed that the heart, rather than the brain is the source of human wisdom,” explained Darshania.
While some music aims at the darker side of life, Darshania’s music is vastly different. “We need to bring the love back into our music. We are not progressing by sharing bad messages, disrespecting our women or brothers, or sharing anything involving violence and killing. That’s just killing our people. It’s time for evolution to step forward and step through because love is what’s going to lead the way.”
Make sure to stay connected to Darshania on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Jamaican Vibes Come Alive on “Trap Caribbean,” as Al Rickjames Brings It
ATLANTA – As trap music becomes more mainstream, many artists struggle to stand out among others. For Al Rickjames, the music speaks for it.
Utilizing his Jamaican heritage and love for trap music, Rickjames combined both for a unique sound on his first album, “Trap Caribbean.”
“I use my Jamaican culture with dancehall reggae music,” said Al Rickjames. “It is a mixture of trap music and dance. I mix both cultures and call it Trap Caribbean.”
A Jamaican native, Rickjames is known throughout the club scene as a talented hip hop, dancehall, and songwriter who infuses the sounds from his hometowns of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Atlanta. The result is a diverse collection of melodies and catchy hooks.
While his discography is vast, “Trap Caribbean” is the first album the artist released, and fans are in for a masterpiece that throws down a nonstop vibe. Packed with fifteen singles, the album is on multiple streaming platforms and getting noticed as a fan favorite within days of its release.
“Trap Caribbean” begins with “Anything You Want,” a mixture of all things Al Rickjames. This dancehall gem jumps off from the start and never lets up. “This song is like a metaphoric word for me because it can mean anything,” he said. “It could be talking about a woman, and it can also be talking about living in the street and how things can get crazy things. It’s about me just being a man, and I’m saying that I can give you anything you want.”
Featuring fellow artist Jubee Kane, “Get Back There” is an afro reggae rap song that demonstrates Rickjames ability to blend genres and get a spectacular sound that no one in the industry can match. “I’m trying to be different. I’m coming at it in a way like nobody. When you listen to it, you just catch a vibe,” he said.
While Rickjames is riding the current vibe of “Trap Caribbean,” life has not always been good. Struggling throughout his childhood, the 35-year-old artist landed in prison for ten years. Instead of allowing those ten years to become a life sentence of bitterness and regret, Rickjames spent the time educating himself and planning for a better future. “Ten years is a long time, man,” said Rickjames. “It made me come out as a positive person because I took the time and really changed myself so that I could come out as a positive person.”
The evolution from leaving the hood to living a successful life is evident in his album. “As an artist. I’m trying to be positive in my music, not negative. Even though I’ve been through rough circumstances in my life, I still put out positive music,” he explained.
Summing up “Trap Caribbean” and its vast array of separate genres and catchy vibes, Rickjames said, “People in the world want to hear different sounds. Nobody sounds like me. I’m creating my own sound. It’s a different wave. It’s my style.”
Make sure to stay connected to Al Rickjames on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
“Emotion$ 2” Burns with Passion as GB Flame Gets Lyrical about Real Life
LOUIS – Independent hip hop and rap artist GB Flame is not holding back with his latest album, “Emotion$ 2.”Packed with melodic rhymes and smooth hooks, he brings real-life issues to the forefront while keeping it real and offering hope for a better tomorrow.
“Growing up in St. Louis has made me trauma-informed. Seeing a lot of tragedy and then seeing how people interact with each other in the city made a great impact on my music,” said GB Flame. “With my music, I’m going for a positive outlook and bring some positivity to the world.”
Combining his love for hip hop and rap, “Emotion$ 2” is packed with songs of both genres. Influenced by Lil Wayne’s iconic ability to deliver catchphrases and punch lines, Flame showcases his versatility by switching from lyrical hip-hop to hard-hitting rap tracks. Setting him further apart from others is his vibe and clarity. “Other than the positivity, I have a lot of music with a fast-paced delivery. I also make sure there is a lot of clarity in the music,” he explained.
Intentionally choosing to write and record songs void of guns, drugs, and sex, Flame is making a difference one song at a time with content many other artists shy away from, such as mental health.
The eight-track album, “Emotion$ 2,” begins with “Trip The Great (TTG),” which pays tribute to Flame’s best friend who died by suicide. With a melodic tone and slower approach combined with a rapid-fire delivery, “Trip The Great (TTG)” focuses on the pressures of everyday life and especially those facing the black community. “The song is more about just opening up yourself when you feel closed; just having a conversation and using the words to seek help because, in our community, people don’t speak about those problems,” he said.
Displaying his ability to perform hip hop, “Contraband” puts Flame in the elite group of artists who can do it all. Representing his gritty side while blending his unique artistry, “‘Contraband’ shows you that I can get on a beat with my lyrics and make positive music there as well.”
While “Emotion$ 2” is a worthy album and puts Flame in the conversation as an up-and-coming artist to watch, “Want It My Way” may be the album’s best song that showcases the St. Louis native. With a smooth groove coupled with Flame’s poetic rhapsodies, the message is clear: “Want it my way. I don’t compromise.”
“In this world, we can be negative or positive,” he said. “I want everybody to look at the world through a positive life and realize there’s a solution for every problem. People need to focus on their own business, and don’t worry about comparing ‘cuz the comparison is what kills people’s pockets.”
In addition to writing and performing, Flame plays the saxophone and piano and is home in the studio. While he relies on others to mix and master his tracks, Flame prides himself is his creativity, ability to adapt, and work ethic.
With an upcoming music video in its final stages, Flame gives fans more music, which he drops on all streaming platforms. Recently, “Hats Off,” a freestyling masterpiece shot in his hometown, satisfies fans until his next big release. Until then, fans love “Emotion$ 2” for its bold truth, determined lyrics, and melodic mastery.
Make sure to stay connected to GB Flame on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Mitchell Heaton of the HiCats Find His “Mount Hope” in First Solo EP
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Canadian group, The HiCats, are well known for their versatile hip hop lyrics and strong musical confidence, as each song gives listeners a special message. The loyal fan base of the group can rest easy; The HiCats are not breaking up. However, member Mitchell Heaton is gearing up to release his debut solo EP, “Mount Hope,” which promises to give HiCats fans something more to love.
The EP contains the single, “Anxious,” which is “really, really cool and different,” explained Mitchell Heaton. “It’s just me on the song doing the hook and verse. I am super happy about that one.”
While “Mount Hope” contains five original Heaton gems, “Anxious” will stand out due to its slower tempo. “It still makes you want to move,” he said. “It has a Japanese style to it. I rarely would try something like this, but it just spoke to me. The melodies are slower, and it will make you do the head bob thing,” he quipped.
With production on some music videos in its final stages, “Mount Hope” will drop in February 2022. However, fans should stay on the lookout for a single that may drop early, given Heaton’s love for surprising fans with new music.
Even though Heaton is pursuing his solo career, the HiCats’ latest single, “Don’t Know Why,” is gaining attention across the globe by HiCats fans and new listeners who discover the hip hop group. Today, two of the six original HiCats, Heaton and Stealth Elementz, continue the group’s legacy and feed fans with creative and noteworthy music.
Coming off the back of the HiCats’ EP “Hybrid Music,” the vibe of “Don’t Know Why” is Drake-like, Heaton said, “We’ve been trying to experiment with making music and not so much hip-hop tracks and expand a little bit. So ‘Don’t Know Why” is totally different for us. Way back, we did a lot of hip hop type songs, and there wasn’t a lot of girl-oriented music.”
While experimenting with different sounds and entering the world of post-break-up songs, the HiCats strike gold again as they connect directly with fans. The anxiety and stress of relationships drip from each verse, and the chorus leaves you nodding your head, acknowledging that you’ve felt the same way too.
Returning to their traditional hip hop style, the HiCats are completing two additional songs with Benny The Butcher and Jon Harvey from Monster Truck. These singles will satisfy their loyal fans while giving them a little different sound too. Heaton said fans are in for some awesome music.
Looking ahead to his solo work, Heaton promises HiCats fans, “If you enjoy HiCat music, I think you really will enjoy my solo stuff, and there’s something for people that may not listen to our music. You’re going to enjoy this ‘Mount Hope’ that I’m doing on the side as a solo project. It’s some of my very best work – guaranteed.”
Make sure to stay connected to Mitchell Heaton on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Hi Cats Website: www.thehicats.com
“Totally Tubed” Rides the High on Streaming Platforms, Showcasing Dale Bushka’s Songwriting Techniques
SAUGUS, CALIFORNIA – Dale Bushka is a versatile songwriter stepping out into the limelight with his original song, “Totally Tubed,” and getting noticed for his melodic lyrics and ability to appeal to listeners in numerous genres.
“I am very creative,” said Dale Bushka, who’s been writing songs for 50 years. “When you listen to today’s songs, and, believe me, I’ve been listening to the newer songs. A lot of these songs are formulated. They’re the same song over and over again. But my songs are all different.”
Bushka’s writing style is multifaceted, allowing his songs to extend into multiple genres. Pop, Christian, Rock, and Country songs are found in his songwriting discography.
However, he is not looking to fill a particular musical style but related to fans with original music and heartfelt lyrics. Unlike other artists who write, sing, and produce their work, Bushka is a songwriter seeking a singer, band, and producer. Previously he worked with a friend who produced, sang, and performed on his songs. However, as life would have it, his friend pursued other career opportunities leaving Bushka, a songwriter, without a band. Not letting that stop him, Bushka is promoting the songs that have been produced in hopes of connecting to musicians looking for a songwriter.
“Totally Tubed” is a fun pop song featured on YouTube that showcases Bushka’s songwriting abilities. Keeping summer alive throughout the year, the piece focuses on a surfer facing a giant wave who bails out ‘fore he wipes out. Not letting the wave get the best of him, he jumps back on his board and prepares for the next big wave.
With a strong chorus and catchy beach-like vibe, the song is packed with fun. “It is just like surfing. It’s about enjoying and loving life. ‘Totally Tubed’ brings back that kind of fun and enjoyment everybody can relate to,” he said.
In addition to “Totally Tubed,” Bushka is getting noticed with “Badass Jesus.” While the song title may indicate a negative take on Christianity, the opposite is true. “Badass Jesus” is an edgy punk rock song that strikes a chord with listeners. “Instead of being a passive song, it shows Jesus as a strong person and teaches us to be strong,” said Bushka.
While Bushka is not seeking fame and fortune from his songwriting, he is passionate about his craft. “I create music, and I want to put it out there for everyone to enjoy. It is what I do and love.”