JonPaul Wallace – Love’s Not For Everyone

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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. 

Website: https://jonpaulwallace.com/

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jonpaul-wallace/1343124687 

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jonpaulwallace/loves-not-for-everyone/s-l4YV3AeSubs?in=jonpaulwallace/sets/next-ep/s-qAJgM8V1Gj3&si=cc60cc24bbf44e38a08bd55257cae571 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tmMEHwUMgSApF23AkOsXs 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRX9reyGR7F6DepFEH9KD3g 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonpaulwallaceofficial 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jonpaulwallace

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jonpaulwallace?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonpaulwallace

State Space – Lanterns of Tomorrow

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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: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/state.space/ 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/statespacemsc 

Website: https://statespacemusic.com 

Rasmina – Power of Flower

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World-renowned jewelry artist Rasmina blends sounds of East and West against Ethnic Jazz and Rock undertones on new singles 

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – A unique blend of Eastern and Western music is making its way to an international audience from Azerbaijan artist Rasmina Gurbatova. Known globally for her impressive talents as an artist – most especially put on display through her original jewelry that is sold all over the world – this young woman showcases an adept ability to bring a variety of influences together into an original sound that is equal parts intriguing and inspiring.  

Her two latest singles are “I Love You” and “Power of Flower,” the latter of which will be paired with a new line of jewelry that she is getting ready to release. The concept behind the song, and the new jewelry line, is to help women embrace their independence and find balance between the feminine and masculine energies they’re faced with on a daily basis.  

“It’s about learning how to use your power and discovering different ways to direct it,” Rasmina said. “The song itself is about a woman who finds this power in herself. I’ve developed a jewelry collection of the same name that will feature 16 different types of flowers – all linked to different personalities of women. Every woman has their own personality and can choose the flower that fits her best. They’ll be able to go through a personality test online before they’re paired with a flower and the piece of jewelry. Ultimately the idea behind the jewelry and this song is to help women learn how to have self-respect and to know how to use the different energies and power within themselves.” 

Rasmina said she’s been composing music for the past 10 years, albeit as a hobby on the side. Raised in a culture that frowns on choosing music as a profession – especially for women – Rasmina often had to fight for her right to pursue her passion for art. She went to a diplomacy school and has worked in various positions at the World Bank, all the while creating music and jewelry in her spare time. But in 2011 she decided to take a bold leap of faith and switched her career. She created her own jewelry brand, and in the years since she has accomplished success on a global level. Her jewelry is sold all over the world via her website www.resm.com, and as she has seen success with that art medium it has emboldened her to try to connect with others through different mediums, as well – most specifically music.  

“I wore various roles in my life, but I am never as happy and fulfilled as I am when I compose and sing,” she said. “I write about whatever inspires me – sorrow or pain or joy. When I write music is when I feel completely myself, and I hope people see the authenticity and the story behind it. Every song I write tells a story. I want to be different – not necessarily for the sake of being intentionally different, but because I like exploring different sounds. I just enjoy making music, and it’s an artistic outlet that I want to share with other people.” 

To listen to Rasmina’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/user1676858/21-05-29-rasmina-i-love-you-1;

https://soundcloud.com/user1676858/21-09-06-rasmina-power-of-flower-1 

http://www.rasmina.com

Midnight Clover – Danny

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The band Midnight Clover brings an intriguing, mysterious, sexy sound to the masses with new album ‘FloW’ 

LAS VEGAS, NV – When you take the easy rock sounds of classics like Fleetwood Mac and the early years of The Pretenders, and mix those with influences ranging from David Bowie to PJ Harvey to Nirvana with a raw-voiced, rocking female vocalist, then you’ve got a good idea of what drives “Midnight Clover.” 

Las Vegas, NV-based Midnight Clover has performed regularly in bars and larger venues up and down the West Coast and across the Southwestern United States for the better part of seven years.  When the coronavirus pandemic shut down social gatherings, the band decided to take advantage of the break and write new music.  The  result is their new album “FloW,” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. 

The album features eight songs that explore a variety of styles and sounds in the Rock and Indie genres. These songs reflect different subject matter and musical textures that the group has created while touring and performing over recent years.  

Featuring guitarist Johnie Stomp, drummer Jimmie Bohn, bassist Roman, and lead singer Clover Corby, the group offers funk/punk indie rock with a truly relevant vibe for the current landscape of today’s music industry. With seamless ease the band fuses delightful sensibilities of old-school grunge and New Wave with infectious guitar-driven melodies of alternative indie rock. 

Clover says, “Every song on this album is a little bit different. I like more storytelling types of 

songs, and I don’t feel like the album has just one overall theme, but instead shares many different stories. There are a couple of songs that are about being empowered to take back control of your life, and a few playful songs as well.” 

The debut single from the project is “Danny,” which Clover refers to as “sexy, playful and honest.” It has a catchy chorus that will have you singing along. 

“More than anything, we just want people to have fun and enjoy our music,” Clover said. “A lot of people who have seen us perform have said that we’re a fun and unique rock band – and that’s exactly what we want to bring.”  

So…what does Clover do at midnight? “We’re embracing the mood of ethereal rock at midnight.” 

To listen to Midnight Clover’s music, or to follow them on social media, please visit the 

following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/midnightclover/sets/midnight-clover-flow-album/s-0pzzVlNRgHH  

https://linktr.ee/MidnightClover  

www.midnightclover.com  

www.instagram.com/midnightclover1  

www.facebook.com/midnightclover  

https://www.youtube.com/user/MidnightCloverMusic  

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/midnight-clover/634315111  

Nilooteh – Watch Me

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Nilooteh uses power of music to inspire others to embrace free spirit 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nilooteh is a woman with a rebel heart that isn’t meant to be tamed – a wild child with a free spirit and reckless mind. She’s the kind of free-spirited woman who is stifled in a strict regime like her home country of Iran, which forces women to cover their body and hair from head-to-toe. Women in Iran don’t have the freedom to do what they want, even when it comes to pursuing a career. And artistic pursuits are extremely frowned upon. But Nilooteh knew she had to be true to herself and break free from those constraints, so she moved to the U.S. 

Now based in Los Angeles, this budding young artist is setting the world on fire with her unique sound and style. From music to fashion to art and various other forms of inspirational multi-media, Nilooteh is an artist demanding attention. And she’s showcasing that unique individuality across four new singles that she’ll be releasing every two weeks over the next two months.  

The first release is “Watch Me,” a Deep House track with engaging EDM vibes meant to introduce the world to her unique brand of art. Slated for release across all streaming platforms on Sept. 9, the song embraces the idea of love in its many forms, and encourages listeners to not only tap into the energy and use it as a mood-booster, but also to consider what it means to be someone who loves without limits. 

“If the Divine Source creates all that is beautiful and is working through everything, then the more you love, the more you embrace all parts of yourself, others, nature, and all beauty of the world,” she said. “This leads to better union and integration with the Source and provides true healing. As a result, you reclaim your rightful divine power. You also fully accept in yourself and others what is not of the Source – not beautiful – but realize that it is an error in understanding or choice. You forgive yourself or the other and work to achieve understanding. Ultimately I believe that women have the right to be free, and all the lyrics of my songs are about being wild and instinctive and sexual and sensual. It’s a little bit extra, but I want it to be because I want to show the world that I’m bold.” 

Nilooteh said she wants to focus her music on that idea of freedom – both physically and mentally. She said too many people today are prisoners of their own thoughts and she hopes her music will become the vehicle behind which more people in the world find true freedom. She moved to the U.S. to find that freedom, and now that she has she’s excited to use her music to help free others.  

To listen to her music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://show.co/3qKiowP

Instagram: @nilooteh

www.nilooteh.com

Chris Birkett – Precious Love

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Music industry legend Chris Birkett releases timely smooth rock love ballad 

TORONTO, CANADA – One of the music industry’s premier artists and entertainers has dropped yet another hit single. Chris Birkett – whose music collaborations with A-list international artists include Sinead O’Connor, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, and more – has recently released a smooth rock love ballad called “Precious Love” that is burning like a wildfire around the globe.  

Featuring Birkett’s signature raspy voice set against a saxophone melody and smooth guitar riffs, the song feels like Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams with a little bit of Tom Petty. It’s a sound that fans of Birkett have been familiar with for years, and one that he’s perfected while working in the inner circles of the industry for the last 40-plus years. His work – both original and through collaborations with other big-name artists – have sold more than 100 million records and helped earn four Canadian Junos, a Grammy, a Polaris Music Prize, and three international AMPEX Golden Reel Awards for excellence in the music business. And with “Precious Love” he puts that pedigree and excellence on full display. 

“This is a song about how positive feelings can grow and how love can transform people,” Birkett said. “People are precious, and relationships are the foundation of humanity. Pure and simple, this is a love song. It’s a song that can give people hope. I’m usually writing songs about social issues or spiritual things, but this is a love song that was inspired by my wife and I think it’s an important song for right now. What most people think of love is passion and attraction, but that only lights the way to a relationship. Precious love is true love. It’s unconditional regard and concern for the welfare of another person. That’s how I define love, and that’s what I’m trying to say in this song.” 

Written and performed by Birkett, the song features some of Toronto’s finest musicians, including Bill King on keyboards, Gene Hardy on sax, Paul DeLong on drums, and background vocals from Taylor Abrahamse. The video was created by renowned director Joan Prowse.  

“Precious Love” is merely the latest of a string of hits for Birkett, who said he has even more music planned for release later this year and going into 2022. On November 11, 2019 he released his fourth album aptly titled “11:11.” But shortly after that COVID hit and the pandemic and social distancing curtailed his touring plans. He took advantage of the time available to him in the studio and put together a string of singles that he’s now ready to release. Following “Precious Love” Birkett said he’s going to drop “Wake Up,” which is more of a political song based on the ever-increasing climate crisis that will serve as a call to action for anyone who hears it.  

“My mission in life – my soul contract – is to use my skills of music composition and performing to make people feel better about themselves,” he said. “There’s so much negativity out there today – so much heartbreak and fear. I want to get people to come back to themselves with these songs and feel how wonderful they are. We’re all divine, but we don’t feel it because we’re covered by doubt and fear. I’m using the universal language of music to convey truth, and by crafting great records I’m helping people understand that truth.” 

To listen to Chris Birkett’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

Video on YouTube 

Precious Love by Chris Birkett 

Latest Single – Precious Love buy link: 

https://chrisbirkett.hearnow.com/ 

Website: 

http://www.chrisbirkettmusic.ca 

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ChrisBirkettBandTwitterhttps://twitter.com/chrisbirkett12Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/chrisbirkettmusic 

Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/13EQJBvl1NJaMrpjrQ9tHL 

Other Releases: 

Wake Up Video: 

https://youtu.be/frgXz8Pqtcg 

Everyday People Video: 

https://youtu.be/vm5HjZZZXUg 

Be Creative Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC4Rux4b75k 

Save our Beautiful World Video: 

https://youtu.be/8-dR-dgCaIQ 

Facebook Live concert ‘A Story in Every Song’ June 10th 2021:https://www.facebook.com/ChrisBirkettBand/videos/10158594027344069Link to Photo:http://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10158029499359069&set=a.425087939068 

Ike Rhein – Just Like You

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Ike Rhein is relating to people all over the world with new single “Just Like You” 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Ike Rhein is a nineteen year old Pop artist with a unique sound and bold lyricism. Though he is still so young, he already has a collection of strong skills and inspiring thoughts that seem to easily show through his music. A brilliant example of this is his latest single, a track called “Just Like You”. This new song seems to break down to the very core of what’s important in a relationship and shows Rhein’s audience that they are not alone in the things that they are going through.  

Rhein’s music focuses on something truly amazing, connecting people through their experiences and their love of something that seems to transcend language and other barriers. “Music is a common language that people can relate to, even between countries and languages. Everyone can relate to music and being able to share that with people is part of what drives me to create it myself.” Rhein has a simply beautiful message and his hopes of connecting people through his music just adds the already amazing style and lyricism that he brings to the table, especially with songs as impressive as “Just Like You”. 

The meaning of this song also truly  stands out in a gorgeous way. “No one is alone in their relationships. Everyone goes through hard times, or toxic relationships. Sometimes it’s hard to know if anyone else is feeling the same way, and this song just goes to show that a lot of people are going through things in their relationships.” His commitment to connecting to his fans’ experiences only adds to the amazing feeling of listening to this song.  

Some of the other things that make “Just Like You” stand out as a Pop song are also some of the key things that make Rhein such a unique artist. This song embodies everything that he excels at as a musician. “Just Like You” shows off his versatility and range as an artist, with an intricate, yet easy to follow sound and an overall impressive depiction of his vocal abilities. Rhein simply does an amazing job with this gorgeous song.  

With “Just Like You” already taking off, Rhein is hard at work, putting together more and more amazing music for his listeners to enjoy. Each of these new songs brings something exciting to his discography, further proving the versatility of this artist. “One of the songs has a more Pop driven, Club-like vibe, and another is a softer, more ballad-like piano kind of song with another artist on it as a feature.” His new tracks are sure to be just as beautiful and exciting to listen to as “Just Like You”, so be sure to keep an eye out for this brilliant young artist. 

Be sure to keep up with Ike Rhein on social media and stream his music on all platforms. Links to all of these things can be found listed below. 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS  

IG     https://www.instagram.com/ikerhein/   

Twitter   https://twitter.com/ikerhein23  

Soundcloud  https://soundcloud.com/ikerhein  

Youtube   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1k7QWcZQMZP4bNTuhD6b6Q  

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ike.rhein  

Spotify   https://open.spotify.com/artist/7dlyStAFUqK9b0U5ASZMp5?autoplay=true  

Apple music   https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ike-rhein/1478197994?ign-gact=3&ls=1  

Iheartradio  https://www.iheart.com/artist/ike-rhein-33325329/ 

Max Barskih – Just Fly

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International Pop icon Max Barskih flies to America with soaring new single 

UKRAINE – The man Forbes Magazine has dubbed “Ukraine’s Music Ambassador To The World” is making his way to the U.S. and bringing his massive fanbase with him. His latest hit single “Just Fly” is the kind of upbeat, nostalgic Pop vibe that is infectious in the best of ways. Max Barskih’s “Just Fly” is destined to become the hit single of 2021 and make him a household name in America.  

Accompanied by a Woody Allen-esque video filmed at Boryspil International Airport, the single is one that perfectly showcases the impressive vocals and artistic talent of this global phenom. The critically acclaimed artist has won a number of awards for his music, including a number of MTV EMAs, Golden Gramophones and Top Hit Music Awards. His career has blossomed through becoming the most touring and most-played artist on radio stations across the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the CIS countries.  

Max embarks on a new era with “Just Fly,” while provoking an impeccable charm toward his new music. According to Max, his new character’s attitude is as close as possible to how he feels about life himself. 

“In my opinion, there are a lot of negative emotions in music trends nowadays,” he said. “I decided to create my own world where every story has a happy ending. These days I am fascinated by the music of the 50s and 60s. ‘Just Fly’ is my positive mantra, and every sound in it was created to stimulate endorphins and set the mood for a flight of fantasy.” 

As soon as listeners hear the opening bars of “Just Fly,” they’ll recognize the influences of 50s and 60s music on the song. It’s almost as if Max spent a day in the studio with Elvis Presley and the two of them brought to life a more modern-day take on that throwback sound. The fun Pop vibe is upbeat and full of joy, and the hook is definitely catchy. People all over the world will be playing this on repeat for years to come. And the colorful video is filled with energy and lends even more to that nostalgic, feel-good vibe.  

It’s songs and videos like this that have led Max to achieve more than 1.5 billion listeners and gain 15.5 million radio plays over the years. He’s been championed by the likes of Forbes, l’offiel Hommes, GQ, Vogue, Playboy, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Instyle, and Glamour. He has also provided the official soundtrack for a Pepsi commercial. And now, after listening to his international fans clamoring for an all-English single, he is ready to deliver “Just Fly” to his global audience and showcase the true star that he is. 

“Just Fly” is currently available across all streaming platforms, and the video is available on his YouTube channel.

To listen to Max Marskih’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/nick-vangard/max-barskih-fly-1/s-2xHSEvkr2Y6 

https://youtu.be/mW3I3bg38Q8
http://instagram.com/max_barskih 

https://youtube.com/c/MaxBarskih 

http://maxbarskih.lnk.to/JustFly 

https://youtu.be/CdsvO9RgiAQ