Lana Del Rey has released her fifth major label studio album with the title of Norman Fucking Rockwell! The album (NFR!) is produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff and consists of fourteen songs that observe the so-called American Dream. The sparse instrumentation brings more attention to Del Rey’s vocals and lyrics. The lyrics cover subjects ranging from political to self-reflection, as any singer/songwriter obsessed with words, Del Rey also has plenty of sarcastic commentaries about American life. There is also a theme of Del Rey’s continued crush on California and moments of playing with the idea of true romance. The cover of [...]
Sonia Barcelona is a singer and songwriter based in the United States. She was born in Guam with Indian and Filipino heritage. Upon coming to United States, she was raised in Las Vegas, NV. Smooth vocals sung with a big heart. Barcelona is a Gibson sponsored artist with a smooth vocal style and interesting lyricism. Barcelona is releasing her single “Violent Water.” Barcelona did a Kickstarter campaign that was successfully funded, it allowed her to pair her inventive music with an incredible video that was inspired by the work of Georges Melies. This video and song would not have come to life if it weren’t for the amazing community in Vegas. It [...]
What makes this duet so unique? A half-French and half-American amalgamation that is stirring the alternative folk pot with groundbreaking sounds. I am talking about Freedom Fry. They began writing songs together in the Summer of 2011 after a chance meeting on the set of a music video. Now living in Los Angeles and married, the duet creates their own brand of music that is catchy and energetic. They create nearly everything in the Freedom Fry universe – from the videos and the artwork to producing and mixing all the songs in their studio, aptly titled The Cactus Garden. Freedom Fry released their debut full-length album, Classic, at the [...]
The all-female rock band called the Aces have released their full-length debut album, that is thirteen tracks of pop and Alternative Rock mastery. The tunes have substance, the songwriting is replete with determination, the singing and harmonies confident and the pacing and styles are controlled and fashioned with care.
The Aces are: vocalist and guitarist Cristal Ramirez, her sister, Alisa, on drums, guitarist Katie Henderson and bassist McKenna Petty. All native to Utah, the band has been releasing multiple-inspired singles and a previously released EP, I Don’t Like Being Honest the summer of 2017. When [...]