Adam McClelland’s debut single “Strung Out Over You” is a love letter to all fans of feel-good music. The Country rock single hits all the high points with flair, featuring clear, strong vocals that deliver with purpose and drive. Check out the song below.
The track begins with an anthemic melody leading into touching lyrics of companionship and the feelings of being home. The tune is for those who have felt down with nowhere to go but ultimately having a partner who can bring joy and meaning to their lives. “Strung Out Over You” presents this story perfectly with interesting anecdotes, such as stumbling out of bars, that allows us to sympathize with Adam.
The song structure makes for an easy and enjoyable listening experience and could easily fit onto any contemporary playlist. The instrumentals provide the backdrop with clean acoustics, drumming that propels the song to the next level, and a hotshot guitar solo that truly displays the musicianship behind this rising star. The song is a promising start to what ‘s in store for Adam McClelland’s musical future. If this is the quality of songs we can expect moving forward, we can’t wait to hear more!
Patrick van Zandwijk, aka TuskHead, is set to release his new song “Blue” coming out on Feb. 5. The singer-songwriter is known for blending together genres such as folk, country and bluegrass in a way that keeps the down to roots spirit of those genres while enliven it with his own signature style. “Blue” is another example of what makes TuskHead stand out above the rest.
Piano and fingerpicked guitars start off the track along with a thumping beat, giving off a sense of calm before the oncoming storm. TuskHead has a very clear and determined voice, serene yet robust, allowing the listener to feel tranquil and mighty at the same time. The song has a buildup of rollicking drums that elevate the track from a traditional Country-inspired tune into a full on anthem, with contemporary production to match up with the popular tracks of our day.
The touching verses and catchy chorus are seized by several powerful guitar solos. “Blue” makes you want to march forward with pride and grab life by the horns. Head bobbing melodies and foot stomping rhythms solidify TuskHead’s latest effort as a keeper in our favorite up-and-coming artist’s playlist.
We hope you are as excited to hear the new song as we were listening to it. To learn more about TuskHead, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and check out his website here. To pre-save “Blue” on Spotify, click the button below.
Heartache, loneliness, and longing are some of the emotions you will feel after listening to Alex Genadinik’s cover of “Blue Trolley,” a title translated to English. The song was originally by Russian poet and musician Bulat Okudzhava, who was known for subtly challenging Soviet cultural authorities.
Alex’s interpretation of the song is somber yet hopeful, as the lyrics tell the story of a night train traveling through the city as a ship at sea. The main theme of the song is that the company of strangers can help during the journey home, even if no one is talking to each other because of the ability of strangers to bond together. The song ends with the rocking train easing the pain, a delightful outlook to a soul’s troubled past.
The overall performance is a great combination of song choice, musicianship, and storytelling through unique lyrics. The choice of song by Alex allows a new, diverse audience from different backgrounds to hear a Russian song, allowing them to become interested in a new culture. The vocal delivery by Alex is soft and delicate but with driving purpose, and the instrumentation is clear and subtle, with light acoustic guitar overdubbed with a strumming pattern in the later half. A recommended listen for anyone!
Earlier this month, Alex Genadinik released the touching, heartfelt “Hannah’s Song,” a timeless love letter relatable to parents anticipating the life their newborn will soon embark on.
The song showcases Alex’s songwriting abilities especially when it comes to telling stories. His sentiment and wholesome feelings really shine in this song, and his vocal melodies fit with the gentle acoustics found in the song. The main focus on this track is the lyrics, as they speak about nurturing but also about the passage of time. The line “The future will come too fast / You’ll hold grandchildren, I’ll be in your past” puts on a spotlight on how children grow up so fast and how parents should cherish every minute before times runs out. The song is dedicated to Alex’s own daughter and its clear he meant every word he sang. Overall, it’s a great tune and accomplishes the goal of making the listener feel joy and lament on a bright future ahead.
Rorie’s musical journey began at an early age while singing and playing piano and guitar with her church choir. She grew up filling notebook after notebook with lyrics, and slowly found the confidence to begin sharing those songs outside the walls of her bedroom. The vision solidified while working for an anti-human trafficking organization in NYC. She wrote a song inspired by her time there, and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to record the song and film a powerful music video that raises awareness about this important issue.
Soon after, Rorie released two EPs: ‘Singing & Silence’ and ‘Dawn’, which were featured in the iTunes singer-songwriter New Artist Spotlight, and reached the top 10 in iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. During this time, she collaborated with producers such as Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Belle), Tommee Profitt (NF), and opened for artists such as Charlotte Martin, Josh Garrels, Elise Trouw, and more while also playing headlining shows with her band around the East Coast and partnering with brands such as Anthropologie.
Rorie: ‘Valley in the Mirror’
January 31, 2020