In The Spotlight

Klaudia Keziah – “Hero”

Growing up between her birth country Lithuania and the UK, this singer/songwriter was exposed to varied cultural influences. She was classically trained on cello and piano, while living in Lithuania aged 8. As a teen, back in the UK, she began writing original material. Inspired by the 90s sound of TLC and Britney and the soul of Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, she debuted with “Gold Light” in 2018.

Kicking off with a sample of Cher saying “She needed a hero, so that’s what she became”, her new single wraps empowering lyrics in a sensual sonic sheet. Giving retro R&B a contemporary production, it’s the electronic beats and entrancing synths that create the silken seductive soundscape. And with her flirtatious vocals gliding over the beguiling notes, this is a honeyed slice of sweet R&B.

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Music History

The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”

From their album “Men Amongst Mountains” (2015):

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New Music

Ashe – “Emotional”

From her upcoming album “Rae”, to be released on 14 October 2022:

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In The Spotlight

John Gallen – “1970s”

Starting his solo music career at the age of 51, this Irish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist surely bided his time. He taught himself piano and guitar by the age of 10 and worked as a lawyer for 30 years. He opened a studio in 1998, co-producing the 2000 album “In Blue” by The Corrs. Likened to artists like David Bowie, Bryan Ferry and Prince, he debuted with “Positive Attitude” in 2022.

Transporting the listener back to the titular decade, his new single infuses infectious pop-rock with vintage funk. Taken from his debut album “1970s”, released earlier this year, he starts the track with a mellow, Talking Heads-touched melody, before adding an energetic oomph to the chorus. With retro sounding pop-rock vibe enriched with lively horns and his refined vocals, this is an arousing jam.

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Music History

Blondie – “Sunday Girl”

From their album “Parallel Lines” (1978):

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New Music

BANNERS – “Happier”

With an euphoric pop vibe that sparks sonic happiness, this is the new single by British artist BANNERS:

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