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.
Alex Genadinik has released a new love song in anticipation of Valentine’s Day titled “Oh Michaelangelo.” The song is inspired by the painting of the Sistine Chapel and features compelling lyrics full of immense feelings.
The song is a soft ballad with a delightful piano performance that pairs well with Alex’s voice. The delivery of the poetic and metaphorical lyrics is what takes this song to the next level, along with the drums that elevate the emotion of the track. The lyrics mix the idea of a historical painting with the universal theme of love in a way that is not commonly seen, resulting in an interesting hybrid that makes this song stand out from the rest. The closing verse really ties the song together as a new painting is created in this couple’s image.
Alex is a songwriter who knows how to tell a story in his songs. With his talent, he is someone to stay in touch with to see what new ideas he comes up with. Be sure to follow more of his positive-inducing music as it’s released on his Youtube channel found here. Alex is also the founder of a t-shirt store called www.waveifyoulike.com that also focuses on spreading positivity and building lasting connections and friendships.
In anticipation of the new “The Last Resort” album coming out, Cold Engines is unleashing the funky groover “She Looks a Lot Like You” featuring smooth instrumentation and a rocking ambiance.
Contrasting the solemn vibes of their previously featured single “The Darkest Part,” Cold Engine’s new song has all the foot tapping beats, authentic vocals, seductive lyrics and lush production to ease your craving for something old school yet contemporary. Fans of bluesy rock will surely get a kick out of this one.
Winning “Rock Band Of The Year” at the New England Music Awards, the new wave power pop band is looking to break boundaries with the ambitious record set as a rock opera based on the 1990 movie “Total Recall.” Get ready as the fifteen fully realized tracks take us on a journey to Mars and back!
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