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Coyote Island – Hello Silence

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Maine-based songwriter Mike O’Hehir aka Coyote Island has just returned with a new single titled ‘Hello Silence‘.

Possibly his most radio release to date, the song is a contagious pop cut made of sing along melodies and enriched by sun kissed reggae vibes.

Speaking about it, he explains: ““Hello Silence” is about taking a break from the noise. The always turning wheels of thought in today’s era of information can be overwhelming. Sometimes a little peace and quiet can really set my mind straight. It’s like the calm after a storm. My favorite line is in the second verse: “seen a rainbow colored sky and I don’t even have to wonder why”. This carries some personal sentiment for me. Rather than a philosophical quest for meaning, it’s about demystifying the unknown by simply embracing it. In that letting go, so much more is received through the experience of awareness and presence. I’ve come to enjoy the simplicity of life lately, and this song reflects that. No matter how many trips or far out you get, sometimes catching the right sunset just really takes the cake. I wrote the lyrics shortly after the pandemic set in and they are very much about our current times. In a way, I look at this time like the end… but also the beginning of something brand new. “Hello Silence” invites you to tune out at the static and tap your toes.

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Savannah Conley – Never Want To Be In Love

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Emerging gothic folk singer-songwriter Savannah Conley, has released the official music video for her latest single “Never Want To Be In Love“.

Co-written with songwriter Andrew Petroff (Sheryl Crow, Devon Gilfillian) and songwriter/producer Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, COIN), the song is a anthemic guitar-driven cut made unique by her rich, crystalline voice and her vulnerable, somber lyricism.

Directed by Tyler Dunning Evans, the official video offers the viewer a stunning and solemn visual with an appropriate twist of irony. From delicately imposed intimate portraits to being violently struck and thrown by lightning, Conley is soaked through with emotion, drawing an image of both innocence and devastation that is so equally matched by her lyrics.

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April – Watching You Disappear

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Rising Irish act April reflects on the intention to forget with ‘Watching You Disappear,’ the latest cut from her second EP ‘Luna’, out October 23. It’s an elegant pop ballad made unique by her hypnotic vocals and brilliant songwriting.

The track is accompanied by a video directed by Callum L. James, which sees April move through a hazy night out, tying closely to the track’s meaning.

April explains; “I wrote ‘Watching You Disappear’ at a time I was going out loads and doing things to take my mind off things and feelings, so the title is basically about me watching someone fade away in my mind as I preoccupy my brain! I used to listen to “I’ll come too” by James Blake every night I’d go out, so I put the lyric “I’m in that kinda mood” in my song as a little homage.

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The Millennial Club – like i do

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SoCal-based quartet The Millennial Club have recently returned with the second song off their slated 2020 EP. Titled “like i do”, the track is a romantic ballad that has been in the making for the last five years, featuring Andres Owens’ silky and sultry vocal performance, a sweet disposition, and an undeniably evocative saxophone solo.

Speaking about it, singer Andres says: “This song illustrates finally being upfront with someone you really care about and finally letting out your built-up emotions. It is about releasing that honesty into the world and learning to be truthful with someone about how you feel.

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