After months of preparation working with Glasgow-based producer and musician, Jamie Holmes (The Lapelles, Gerry Cinnamon), The Katuns have just released their new post- summer indie rock anthem titled The Holiday. The third of their singles comes off the back of their eclectic debut tune Friend Like You, which sought out radio plays from the likes of BBC Introducing and gaining traction from UK promoters This Feeling, who have since been following the band and setting them up on their first string of gigs since the pandemic hit.
I have recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Feralman‘s music. He is an Indie artist and he creates music which is meaningful and emotional. I listened to his recent single called Let It Heal You and here is my review.
Let It Heal You is a haunting melody. The song talks about shredding your past life and starting a fresh without feeling any guilt in doing so. This is a necessary message especially in today’s times, where we can often feel like we are stuck in a rut, without any intention of making any progress with our lives or seeing ourselves in a different way post pandemic.
Welsh/Australian Feralman, releases the second single from his new album on October 8th 2021.
Described as a folk alt-love song, The Ballad of Life and Death features support vocals from Nashville based Rochelle Feldkamp and was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Sefi Carmel (Bowie, Bruno Mars, Massive Attack).
Songs inspired by dreams, songs inspired by freedom, and songs inspired by love or lack thereof said love. Michael Blakey’s inspiration comes from every aspect of his life. Whether you are fumbling through love, want more happiness in the world, ready for a spontaneous adventure, or just looking in on yourself from a new direction, Michael will hopefully find a way to connect with you through his lyrics.
This month, my favourite song is a throw back to one of James Bay‘s big hits Hold Back the River, from his debut album Chaos and the Calm.
James Bay is an artist that I have always known about, but have only recently listened to his discography in detail. Hold Back the River is regularly played on the radio station that I enjoy listening to (Magic Chilled), and it has become a firm favourite from there.
An emotional rollercoaster, Hold Back the River talks and a couple reuniting and the emotions that arise during the reunion. The song starts of on an almost sombre tempo but then gradually picks up with an anthem like chorus, that makes a lasting impression on the listener. James’s song writing talents are clearly visible in this track.
Listen to Hold Back the River by James Bay below and let me know if this is one of your favourite songs too!