The Corduroy Blue – Could it be?

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Retro-Inspired, The Corduroy Blue, Defines Alt-Rock with “Could It Be?”  

ATLANTA – A rising alt-rock band, The Corduroy Blue is taking fans on a nostalgic journey to some of the best sounds from the 90s to 2000s, coupled with today’s cutting lyrics and electric performances with flashes of Elton John and The Beatles.

Taking inspiration from music ranging from the 1960s to the early 2000s, brothers Atticus and Luke Roness have taken the Atlanta music scene by storm and are gearing up for national attention with their band, The Corduroy Blue.

“Our music is a really cool mix between mainstream and the retro sounds. It’s not underground or indie,” explained Atticus. “It’s genuine. We are doing music that we love.”

That “genuine” style is on full display in their latest melodic pop-rock song, “Could It Be?” Written pre-pandemic, the song comments on loneliness during the age of virtual connections coupled with the band’s signature pounding drums, soaring vocals, and catchy hooks. The track takes listeners on a journey climaxing in an explosion of energy and good vibrations representing the best from The Corduroy Blue.

“We all have the capacity to be connected, and still these may be the loneliest times you’ve ever been in especially coming out of the pandemic,” said Atticus. “It’s funny that it foreshadowed the pandemic and the loneliness you get from having contact only by the internet.”

With vibes like 90s pop-rock and Third Eye Blind, Luke agrees and adds that the “Could It Be?” music video gives the song a carefree yet collaborative look at its lyrics.

“We enjoy matching visuals with our song to see exactly where our minds were when we were like writing it and, you know, producing it,” said Luke. “Each song brings a different mood and tone, so every music video feels very different.”

The “Could It Be?” video was shot in Chattanooga by Atlanta’s visual artist and photographer Matthew Fain, who the brothers consider the third member of The Corduroy Blue.

With similar sounding vocals and being just 18 months apart in age, Atticus and Luke say they are more like twins than just brothers. But fans who pack the Atlanta metro venues know the difference. Atticus is the duo’s frontman who explodes with energetic moves and gyrations while belting out The Corduroy Blue lyrics and playing guitar. With his curly hair and ripped physique, Luke kicks it on the drums while singing background vocals and harmonies.

Even though The Corduroy Blue lends its sounds from alt-rock bands of the past, they are not a cover band. The duo utilizes the 90s to 2000s vibes to create The Corduroy Blue genre. “We are doing something different,” acknowledged Atticus. “There isn’t anybody making the kind of music that we’re making. We are aiming to make a song for everybody.”

Summing up their musical goals, Luke said, “If you can take a little break from reality, that’s really why we make music and perform. We aren’t doing it for the clout or whatever. We just want to bring life to our music and enjoyment in the world with our music.”

With a growing discography, The Corduroy Blue is rearing up for another single to drop in January. Still, in the meantime, they are packing in Atlanta-area venues with their eclectic sound and high-energy performances. Future concert information is always posted on their socials.

Make sure to stay connected to The Corduroy Blue on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-corduroy-blue/1521431809

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-958244528

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IG1k2ZKhFgXhtm3rGGPAg

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zkm_kBh3Is

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecorduroyblue/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecordurboys

Purzia – Sacrifice

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Purzia’s Debut Single, “Sacrifice” Focuses on Inner Demons

PHOENIX, AZ – With raw vocals and mesmerizing lyrics, American singer-songwriter and music video producer Purzia is making a big splash with her debut single, “Sacrifice.”

Dubbed as the WestsideMermaid, a nickname from childhood, there is nothing childlike about this 25-year-old artist. Purzia has the uncanny ability to blend her creative side with evocative lyrics to capture listeners’ imaginations and communicate emotions that many artists cannot fathom exploring.

Influenced by strong, independent female musicians, Purzia’s voice combines a husky but edgy Stevie Nicks and a sultry Billie Eilish sound. Her debut single, “Sacrifice,” dropped on Oct. 31, allowing fans to hear the alternative pop and folk melodies of Purzia.

“I love to dive deep into my mind and soul for inspiration,” said Purzia. “A lot of people struggle with addiction, anxiety and demons. They have to fight with an everyday struggle. ‘Sacrifice’ is about fighting that certain demon, that, no matter what happens, you need just to fight it. But everything’s going to be OK in the end.”

In addition to the single’s release, the “Sacrifice” music video dropped on Oct. 31. The video is a dark representation of a person’s inner demons. Coincidentally, dropping on Halloween, the video is not based on the spooky holiday. Purzia says, “In the video, the Devil comes out, and it’s about the Devil taking my soul away, but it’s not about the Devil.”

Using the Devil as a metaphor for addiction or inner demons, “Sacrifice” showcases Purzia’s ability to dig below the surface for an emotionally, in-depth song that translates into relatability with her fans.

“Everyone needs to know that it’s OK to be yourself,” said Purzia. “It’s OK to be authentic, unique and different.”

Demonstrating her versatility, Purzia’s second single, “Calling,” will drop in December and is quite different from “Sacrifice.” The upbeat pop song “Calling” is a fun track that shows Purzia’s unique ability to appeal to a broad spectrum of fans.

Connecting to her fans, Purzia is electric during performing. From exhibiting “crazy energy” while on stage to her Harajuku-style attire, Purzia is living her life her way, making a definite footprint in the industry.

Currently residing in Arizona, Purzia spent most of her childhood in a single-parent home in Turlock, CA. Citing her mother as her biggest supporter, Purzia said, “She supports me in my dreams, ever since I was little. That’s also where the mermaid name comes from. She said I had hair like a mermaid and a soulful voice.”

Coupled with the fact that she lived on the westside of Turlock, the WestsideMermaid nickname was born and continues to identify Purzia on her social media accounts.

Looking ahead to the future, she enjoys interacting with her fans and is eager for them to hear “Sacrifice.”

“I love my supporters for always pushing me to be a better me because this was not easy to do. Coming from where I came from, they’re the reason why I’m writing music and why I want to continue singing,” Purzia said.

Make sure to stay connected to Purzia on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/westsidemermaid

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo41vbRA39grVAELHSM8odQ/videos

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

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

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

Building Down – Vapor

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Alt rock meets modern-day vibes on new EP from grunge rocker Building Down 

BOISE, ID – Nick Elliott is not afraid to speak the truth. His music is a perfect example of that. While he has nothing against love songs or the carefree lyrics of Pop music, his intention as an artist is to bring something deeper to the table. His music is the kind of music that touches on the deeper truths of the world. Like many people who have turned to music to help them understand the hardships of life, Elliott uses music to cope with difficult situations and delve deeper into the mysteries of life that often seem confusing and discouraging. And along the way he has found an outlet not only for himself, but for others. As such, his music has become the kind of introspective entertainment that fans all over the world have come to love and appreciate.  

That process is what led to the name Building Down, which is what he uses as a stage name. Pulled from an old Blind Willie Johnson song, the name reflects the idea of tearing down the broken pieces of the past so as to build something stronger and new. It’s an idea connected with what’s happening in society and across the global landscape, with the intention of using music to inspire others to seek out positive change in their approach to social justice. 

“My music is trying to reach for something a little higher,” Elliott said. “I’m trying to do that through a mix of rock, electronic, blues and folk, all while embracing instrumentation. People aren’t embracing instrumentation anymore, and it makes me sad because you don’t hear that guitar-driven sound like you used to. I would love to be on the forefront of a revival of guitar riffs and guitar solos.” 

Elliott’s latest EP “Just Enough” is the perfect example of that guitar-forward instrumentation. Featuring an alt-rock style that blends elements of electronic and Indie/Folk, the project displays his early influences of Blues while also expanding on modern-day sounds that could only be called “progressive.” With “Just Enough,” Elliott shows the world a new style and sound that is equal parts intriguing and entertaining.  

The debut single from the EP is a song called “Vapor.” Fans of late 90s and early 2000s alt rock will immediately identify with the sound from this song, as it hearkens back to bands like Better Than Ezra or Chevelle. Elliott embraces that grunge sound, but sets it against electronic-infused vibes that create an ethereal experience. The intriguing juxtaposition of the weeping electric guitar walking a line against a counter-point grungy electric guitar rhythm is nothing short of inspired. The song starts with an entrancing intro that pulls you in and then picks up as it goes along, and the overall ride is extremely enjoyable.  

“This song reflects my observations of what is happening in America and what is happening in the world as a whole,” Elliott said. “People are going with how they feel more often than not, and they aren’t considering the ramifications of their actions. Their feelings lead them to dangerous ideas. When your feelings are your only barometer, it can lead you astray. It’s all too common in society today to hear the idea of ‘if you follow your heart it’ll all be OK,’ but clearly that doesn’t all work out. This song – and by extension, the full EP – highlights the fallacy of that statement and tries to warn people not to fall for those lies.” 

“Vapor” is slated to release on Oct. 22, with “Just Enough” set to follow shortly after on Nov. 12. To listen to Building Down’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/user-793615259/vapor-1/s-ueYLwnmc7ZS 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/building_down 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingdownmusic/?hl=en

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 

Kara Colvin – Fired Up

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Pop Rock gets a new twist on catchy new single from Kara Colvin 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Anything a man can do, a woman can do … in heels. 

Serving as both the hook and the theme of the hit new single “Fired Up,” that sentiment of women empowerment takes center stage on the latest offering from fast-rising young talent Kara Colvin. Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, this 20-year-old singer/songwriter has been creating some buzz along the East Coast with her unique blend of Pop and Rock set against soaring vocals that are undeniable. Taking influences from the grunge rock of the 90s and fusing that with the Pop sounds of today. 

With “Fired Up,” Colvin showcases that unique style in impressive ways. It’s a song that talks about the expectations of women in today’s society, and the obstacles that every woman has faced growing up.  

“So often we hear phrases – like ‘You throw like a girl’ or ‘You cried like a little girl’ – and this song basically says that we’re tired of taking this. We’re fired up,” Colvin said. “We’re not going to listen to this anymore because it isn’t fair. I’m gonna do what I wanna do because I want to do it, not because a man wants me to do it or I’m ‘supposed to do it.’ It’s all about self-empowerment and the key line that sticks with people is ‘Anything a man can do, I can do in heels.’ It’s an idea that fights the notion that women aren’t as capable as men.” 

Colvin’s hook on “Fired Up” is a signature of her young career as a singer/songwriter. With all of the songs she’s released she’s developed a reputation as someone who has a talent for turning a phrase into something that’s equal parts anthemic and catchy. Those notable lyrics and individual lines of songs get stuck in people’s heads, and the result is a wave of music that’s being replayed over and over again all across the U.S. 

“Ultimately I want my music to be known for helping people to really feel what I’m feeling,” Colvin said. “When you listen to a song and really love a certain line, or really love a certain phrase, it really gets to you. I try to always have a line like that which really grabs people. And I want to be known for helping people to really feel what I’m feeling and experience those things with me. Through that they can hopefully know that they’re not alone.” 

Colvin said she’s currently at work on her second album, and that “Fired Up” is the debut single from that project. 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSTNT_Q9mmM 

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

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/karalyncolvin 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karalyncolvin1 

– Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@karalyncolvin 

– Website: https://www.karacolvin.com

Eric Roberts – House of Glass

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Eric Roberts pours pain and anger into new soul-searching album ‘House of Glass’ 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The internal pain of a divorce has often been described as the most powerful and intense pain a person can endure. This is especially true of a marriage that has lasted well beyond 20 years, as was the case for Eric Roberts and his marriage of 23 years. Going through his divorce in 2015, and the recovery of the past six years, has been a long and hard journey – one that he chronicles in creative ways on his new album “House of Glass,” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. 

Exploring a bevvy of emotions with which people all over the world will be able to relate, Roberts offers insight on dissolution of a relationship by taking a close look at the elation, passion, disappointment, guilt, apathy, anger, hopelessness, and resolve that comes from such an intense relationship. Exploring the five stages of grief that people go through following a divorce, “House of Glass” is an extremely heartfelt and transparent deep-dive into the resiliency of a man who has been chewed up and spit out and now resolves to move forward with his life. 

“If you can imagine being in a 23-year marriage that slowly starts to degrade, you’ll begin to get an idea of the pain that comes with this album,” Roberts said. “It starts with noticing that things are falling apart, and then after the marriage falls completely apart you go through the five stages of grief – shock and denial, anger, depression and detachment, bargaining, and eventually acceptance. Absolutely this is an album that reflects my personal journey, but it’s also something that a lot of people can relate to.” 

Along the way listeners will be treated to a fusion of different sounds and styles as Roberts brings his more than 30 years of playing professionally in bands to the forefront. Every instrument on the album is played by him, and the juxtaposition of different genres makes for something truly original. From Country to Jazz to R&B and even some 80s Metal, Roberts taps into many different styles to ultimately create something that’s uniquely his own.  

“When you get hurt and pissed off, there’s no better medicine than music,” Roberts said. “People look for music that meets their mood at a certain time. There’s not a lot of soul-searching music out there, but this album definitely fits that niche. I was hurt and pissed off and I sat in a studio and made an album. It was just a way for me to deal with my problems, and now other people have heard it and have encouraged me to do something with it because of how good they say it is. I hope it helps people realize the mistakes they’re making in their own relationships and make positive changes. At the end of the day, in my opinion, if you’re with more-or-less the right person but you feel like you aren’t and you’re knowingly making mistakes to drive that apart, you’re making a huge mistake. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, and you’ll never recover from the pain and misery of it.” 

Roberts said he has even more music already prepared for release over the coming months, and is looking to create another full album to release sometime in the spring of 2022. To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1lfSgZ8bQSa4chkYo2Inn3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmVkpkZnYSA
https://music.youtube.com/search?q=eric+roberts+house+of+glass 

GRW – Love Is The Action

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International vibe pairs with Rock/Pop stylings on new single from GRW 

NASHVILLE, TN – Genre-outlaw GRW is a Nashville-based artist who has been creating new global sounds for the better part of the last decade, and his most recent single “Love Is The Action” is yet another smash hit that’s sure to find its way to a worldwide audience. Created in collaboration with Jamaican singer Nyanda – former band member of Brick and Lace – the Reggae/Electro Pop/R&B single invites listeners to consider different ways to love one another. GRW said it’s an important song for these difficult times, and that he hopes anyone who hears it takes some inspiration and feels compelled to do exactly what the song encourages: show love through action. 

“The message is love is something you do instead of something you say,” GRW said. “Unless you actually show it with your actions and how you live your life, it’s meaningless. Love is what you do. It’s deep. It’s spicy. It’s real. Ultimately this is a song about how human beings treat each other, but also how we treat mother nature and everything around us. It’s a big message all around.” 

GRW (which not only is an anagram of his name Gary Russell Wertz, but is also a play on the word grow) – is a regenerative farmer and animal rescuer who lived in California for many years before moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time. He and his family (Lisa Austin and daughter Lorretta) continue to grow and care for the earth in their regenerative farm/animal rescue home in Tennessee, and he considers that aspect of his life just another outflow of his creative disposition and personality.  

Since his time in Nashville, GRW has been a featured performer at The Bluebird Café and other legendary local music venues. His studio, Sacred Dog  – which he started in California – has been re-established in Nashville and he has had the opportunity to work with artists like Kyle Ranson, Dave Catching of Eagles of Death Metal and Junior Toots, son of Toots Hibbert , among others. His work in the music industry has led to some amazing collaborations, including his most recent Reggae Fusion song “World Upside Down” featuring the legendary Junior Reid. 

With “Love Is the Action,” GRW gets to continue that string of successful collaborations by working closely with renowned singer Nyanda, who has toured the world as a musician and was signed to Geffen Records. GRW said Nyanda brings an international flare to the table and helps to create a sound that can be embraced by a wide variety of audiences from all parts of the world. 

“I’m trying to create world fusion music,” GRW said. “ To bring in all cultures and reach across different cultures and countries to create a new sound. I incorporate elements of global sounds into many of my productions. Every culture on Earth has made music worth dancing to or crying to or tripping out on. I find inspiration in all of it – from Howling Wolf to Japanese Garage Punk to Ravi Shankar and Eric B. and Rakim and Patsy Cline. It’s All Good. A song can be inspired by many flavors and it’s genetic memory descended  from many different ancestors. So, with me, you never know what you’re going to get, but you’re going to get something made with love. And hopefully a melody that gets stuck in your head and a few words that have a little meaning for you.” 

“Love Is The Action” is currently available across all streaming platforms, and a new dance single “Wicked City” featuring Junior Reid will be released this August. GRW said he plans to continue releasing more music in the coming months, and is excited for a wider audience to discover his sound.

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

https://grwmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/grwmusic 

https://www.facebook.com/grwmusic
Twitter: @grwmusic
Instagram: @grw_music
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiDE2r4V6m_3kg-pqmIQhw

Palomas – Brown

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Arizona Band Palomas bring Desert Rock to the forefront with new single ‘Brown’

PHOENIX, AZ – A new Rock Band from the Arizona desert is bringing a new vibe to the genre with their blend of Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative Rock and Latin influences. Palomas is an American Alt-Rock Band made up of five friends who have been creating music together for years. Their music is known for its high-energy, catchy, genre-mashing grooves – a sound that is put on full display with their latest single “Brown.”

Written by lead vocalist Joe Gonzalez, the song has a deep Blues root to it with a vibe that makes you want to nod your head and have a good time. Gonzalez’s vocals are reminiscent of Kevin Griffin’s of Better Than Ezra fame, and the band’s groove is immediately evocative of some of the best bands of the 90s and early 2000s, albeit with a modern-day twist.

“It’s a fun song,” Gonzalez said of the new single. “Think of a song you’d hear outdoors at a pool party. That’s the kind of vibe you get with ‘Brown.’ It’s about a girl who’s not worth her money and she’s realizing that her man is coming to see through her and she knows she won’t be there much longer. The main line of the chorus is ‘Is he going to be there when the gold turns brown?’ In other words, when the shit comes out will he still be willing to put up with it?”
Joining Gonzalez in the band are co-lead vocalist and guitarist Sam Otterson, drummer Victor Sese, bass guitar and background vocalist Dane Hess, and lead guitarist Joshua Browning. Though the five of them have known each other since elementary school and have played with each other off-and-on over the years, they’ve only been together as Palomas for the past year-and-a-half. It started when Otterson ran into Gonzalez and Sese who had been playing together in a separate band. Otterson brought in Hess and Sese invited Browning to the game, and all of them agree that almost immediately the stars aligned and things just clicked.

Pretty soon they were making waves in the South with their new brand of Rock & Roll. They won recording time as a finalist prize in the 2019 Alice Cooper’s Proof is in the Pudding Competition, and went on to records “Cards” which has been getting rave reviews. They’ve performed at prominent venues such as Last Exit Live, Rebel Lounge, and CB Live. And because of all that success they’ve had the opportunity to work with professional producer Mikal Blue of One Republic and Porno for Pyros fame. They’ve also worked closely with producer Michael Beck who helped craft the sound for “Cards” and “Brown.”

“A big mission for us is that we want to have an influence over the popular genre of the day,” Gonzalez said. “Our message is that of fun and love and just doing what you need to do to be yourself and not letting other people prevent you from doing that. If our music helps people become their fullest self, we’ll be happy. And ultimately, we want to make Desert Rock a thing.”

To listen to Palomas’ music or to follow them on social media, please visit:

https://www.palomas.info/
https://www.instagram.com/palomaslive/
https://www.facebook.com/Palomas.Live 
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4nGfxrvf77BUyJzdRlcFkD
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/palomas/1549334789

Jillian Ferrara – Losing My Mind

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Small town girl chasing a dream inspires others with introspective new single ‘Losing My Mind’ 

STATEN ISLAND, NY – A young, 22-year-old new Pop princess is on the rise on the East Coast, and her latest single “Losing My Mind” is set to launch her into international fame. Jillian Ferrara is a new name in the business that has been generating a lot of buzz in recent months with her fresh take on Pop, R&B and Rock.  

With touches of inspiration from artists as wide-ranging as Patti Russo, Pat Benatar, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears, this up-and-coming star has a sound that is both pleasing to the ear and progressive in its approach. More than that though, her message is one that is reverberating with millions of people int its drive to inspire people to overcome their obstacles and achieve their dreams. Diagnosed at age 13 with Aspergers Syndrome – which is on the Austism spectrum – as well as bipolar disorder, Ferrara uses her music not only to help cope with the challenges of her life but also to motivate others. 

“I’m just a typical girl living in a small part of New York who is just trying to live out a dream,” she said. “I’m trying to see where it goes and where the journey takes me. I’m a very old soul who has liked artists like Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand, but who also likes Queen and Led Zeppelin and Joan Jett and Patti Russo. I want to get people to be inspired, just like I was inspired. I want to show people who have the same disabilities as I do that even though you have these obstacles, you can achieve your dreams and live the lifestyle that you want. There is life beyond your obstacles and downfalls.” 

“Losing My Mind” is the most recent of her musical offerings to the world. Written during the time of COVID, it’s a song that Ferrara said is a very personal and transparent look at life during one of the loneliest times of her existence.  

“I felt like I was going absolutely insane because we were in lockdown and so many things were happening,” she said. “On top of that, my grandmother was very sick and I have a mental illness that was playing a part and it all just came to a head. I felt like I was losing my mind, but in a sense I wasn’t. So with this song, I kind of just went with the route of saying that it was all in my head, that in reality it was just life hitting me in the face.” 

Ferrara admits that the overall tone of the song is a bit dark, and the music video reflects that darkness as it is set in the psych ward of an old-school hospital. She and her backup dancers, Briana Santigate and Chelsea McCloskey, wear old-school nurse’s uniforms against a backdrop that definitely puts viewers into an uncomfortable environment and brings to life the anxiety that Ferrara felt when writing the song. The video was produced by Liam and Oadhan Lynch of Bluelit Productions, with choreography from Nicole Serapiglia and additional acting from Briana Guaragano. The song itself was produced by David Rush.  

Ferrara said “Losing My Mind” is just one of many singles she has planned for this year, and that she hopes to put out a four-song EP this summer.  

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

https://www.instagram.com/officialjillianferrara/ 

Losing My Mind” 

https://youtu.be/3qlQlmh8bNg 

5D Crew – Camila

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 5D Crew aims to usher in great awakening with new album ‘Story of Souls’

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – From an inspirational thought of music healing transformation, 5D Crew was created. This music project for the great awakening has taken off like a rocket of creative juices forming a large collection of songs.  

“Story of Souls,” released under their group name 5D Crew and released through their own indie label, Studio 11 Entertainment, the album delivers healing dance floor vibes alongside their New Age Pop-Hop music. It’s a melting pot of musical tones and flavors that should satisfy anyone’s musical sweet tooth and leave a lingering brain-invading hook. 

Gordon said. “There’s a great awakening that’s been happening and we’ve been moving into a 5D reality.   

The two came from different music journeys. Gordon has spent time building a Juno Award winning studio in Winnipeg that Kanye West visited back in 2007.  Starr has been a leading worldwide spiritual healer and a master of raising consciousness through a process he calls Shadowwork. Together, they’ve developed a fusion of different sounds, from Latin to Pop to Rock to EDM and everything in between. 

“That’s what makes the project interesting,” Starr said. “Jason is channeling the music and lyrics while I’m channeling the healing energy to put into the songs. But at the end of the day, we’re making music for the great awakening and helping people shift into that 5D reality. 

Three singles from the projects have been gaining a lot of traction from fans. The first is a Latin Pop song called “Camila” that was inspired by their mutual admiration for Latin Pop artist Camila Cabello.  The second is “Future of Love,” a futuristic vibe that explores what might happen if everyone had their own sex robot.  The third is perhaps the most timely and introspective. “My Number One” was written just as the world was going into a lockdown.  Starr said “There was a lot of negativity going on and we wanted to write a tribute to our daughters we are so grateful for.  

Gordon and Starr have an undeniable connection when it comes to crafting songs together.  They look forward to sharing more music with their fans in the coming years ahead. 

The album is currently available across all streaming platforms.  

To listen to 5D Crew’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtGnUsABPAxxGmS6NFC7Qw 

https://www.facebook.com/5D-Crew-107241584403555/ 

https://www.instagram.com/5d_Crew 

Story of Souls: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QDvJFbQu7QbCI26HoPKSI?si=0iFqQLYxTi2TC0VGDuDFZg 

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/story-of-souls/1543475757tit