In The Spotlight

Whitney McClain – “Fireplace”

Virtually born with a (toy) microphone in her hand, this inspirational soulstress grew up in Salem, OR, listening to Motown, Earth, Wind & Fire and Amy Winehouse. Managed by her uncle Marlon McClain of the 70s funk/soul band Pleasure, she released her debut single “Bombs Away” in 2015 and hit over one million views on YouTube. In 2017 she played the Soul’d Out festival beside the Ohio Players.

Taking us on a historical melodic journey, her new single sounds like she delved deep into the crevices of classic 60s soul and found a forgotten gem. The smooth waves of the easygoing guitars, mellow rhythm and flirtatious bells gently roll over her velvety vocals, which blend vintage soul with modern R&B and wrap themselves around you and your loved one, while you snuggle up by the fireplace.

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Music History

Prince – “Fury”

From his album “3121” (2006):

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New Music

LIVVIA – “Dizzy”

With a breezy, summery vibe, this is the radiant new single by Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter LIVVIA:

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In The Spotlight

Júníus Meyvant – “Ain’t Gonna Let You Drown”

Born as Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson, this Icelandic singer and songwriter spent his childhood skateboarding and painting. It wasn’t until his early twenties that finding an old guitar brought out his musical muses. Inspired by the sounds of Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley and even The Rolling Stones, he created a vibrant folk-pop pallet. He released his acclaimed, award winning debut “Color Decay” in 2014.

Harking back to his religious upbringing, as well as the golden era of Stax’s Southern Soul, this first taster of his upcoming EP “Rearview Paradise” – expected to drop on August 9th – is a skillful blend of soul, folk and gospel. His soul-infused vocals float on the blissful melody of organic piano, divine organ, heavenly violins and exalted horns and make this a glorious tune filled with celestial beauty.

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Music History

Louise – “Undivided Love”

From her album “Naked” (1996):

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New Music

The Heavy – “Fighting For The Same Thing”

From their upcoming album “Sons”, to be released on 17 May 2019:

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