The distinct voice of Gregory Dillon paired with chillwave synths merge to form a nostalgia-inducing cover of the emo pop band The All-American Rejects’ “Swing Swing.” Check out the song below:
The track opens with a spacey vibe as Gregory’s clear and mighty voice instantly captivates, reconstructing the original song’s rock setting into an enlightening chamber of self-discovery. It’s easy to lose track of space and time as the extraordinary sensation of the cover is expansive and ethereal yet personal and vulnerable. Gregory’s ability to meld his potent voice without overtaking from the smoother instrumentation is a balance that confirms his skill of understanding song composition and what is needed to make the best possible art.
Every cover song attempt offers many possible varying end results based on the artist’s skill and intention, and clearly Gregory knows what works for him if he can take an alternative rock anthem and transform it into something he call his own. “Swing Swing” has been given new life with this Synthwave version and will surely lead to a continuing avenue of creativity for the rising star.
French Pop electro band MD One has released its second single “Bombe A” on Jan. 29 from their upcoming debut album “Twelve Stars” coming out 2021. The song is uplifting in its lyrics and free flowing in its sonic rhythms. Check out the music video below:
The opening guitar is lonesome and thoughtful but quickly leads into a head bobbing and foot tapping beat. Vocalist David Granger’s message of finding chemistry with someone else and lighting up desire is elating in nature and enhances the sentiments of the song, activating both the mind and the body of the listener. The synthesizers at the midway point transform the track into a dance rock experience and showcase the abilities of composer Marc Vindret, known as the alchemist of sounds. Many instruments are layered onto each other and are well balanced to provide a nice crescendo into the final verses of “sweet desire” and “feeding the fire.” The overall song is radio friendly yet offers the profound meaning usually found within deep cuts. “Bombe A” offers a true feeling of euphoria felt in every bone of the body and is a required listen for those looking for something modern and stylish.
MD One has created a sound of their own, taking inspiration from many different locations and we can’t wait to see where they’ll end up next. To find out more on MD One, check them out on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and their official site.
Xayberoptix premiered a new song on Feb. 14 that will light up the dance floor and make you wave your hands in the air from excitement. “Before it Ends” is a modern take on the electronica genre made to fit right in with any classic dance playlist. Check out the promo virtual concert below:
Written and produced by Laos-native Xayberoptix and featuring Laura S. Wright on vocals, “Before it Ends” is a catchy, upbeat dance anthem that could shine at any EDM festival. Harkening back to the pulsing beats found in the early 90s dance club scene, “Before it Ends” combines body-moving rhythms with romance-inked lyrics, resulting in a new fusion best accompanied by strobe lights and pyrotechnics. The song demonstrates Xayberoptix’s command of the electronica genre, as he intertwines smooth keyboard melodies to drive the song while backing synths ease in and out to fill out the deep end. His collaboration with Laura is a perfect match as her voice elevates the song to the next level, adding strong emotion to match the high party energy.
Xayberoptix is no stranger to composing and producing tracks of all genres, and we’re excited to see where the next stop is on the unique musical road ahead of him. To stay up to date with all things Xayberoptix, check out his Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube channel.
This month brings a new song from Alex Genadinik in the form of an introspective interpretation of a romantic Russian song. The result is “Love Letters in the Clouds,” a track that speaks directly to your soul and makes you long for happier days. Check out the song below:
The finger picking acoustic guitar sets the tone for a somber story, but soon the orchestral backdrop swoops in to lift the words into the clouds, very much like the lyrics, which were rewritten to fit a newer audience and a modern musical landscape. Close your eyes and listen to the soft voice and sounds as they take you on a journey through open fields of wonder and curiosity.
The ending of the song is sad since the connection between the two lovers in the story ends as time passes and they grow too old to communicate. Because of the meaning behind the song, it makes the listener reflect on their own short time on this earth and reminds us all not to waste any of it, especially if it is between two lovers such as these. Taken as a whole, the song is highly recommended for anyone looking to reconnect, especially in the romantic month of February.
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!