This Weekend’s Tunes
“Love Ain’t Easy” by Linen Ray
“The year 2020 taught us many lessons in patience and resilience, especially for those based around the Nashville, Tennessee area. The community there was already reeling from a deadly tornado when the lockdown took effect. From one disaster to the next, married folk-rock duo Rebekah and Gabriel Craft of Linen Ray had to drastically alter their lives to weather a new storm.”
Linen Ray’s newest single is all about long-lasting relationships. It is a song that is about working through differences and struggles to achieve true understanding and healing. You can hear these messages throughout, especially in the chorus. A fine mixture of blues, rock, and gospel, “Love Ain’t Easy” tells the no-holds truth about relationships in a tantalizing way. It has big energy, addictive melodies, and gospel backing vocals that will have listeners swaying in no time.
“Vixen” by Estella Dawn
“Baby, I am vixen, drink you dry until I get my fixin'” American pop sensation Estella Dawn is back with her newest single “Vixen”. It is an anthem to feel comfortable in your own skin, regardless of your sexuality, your desires, your weight, or your body shape. A slow-burning tune that burns with seductive melodies, the wide range of Estella’s talent, and the addictive chorus. It is brash and doesn’t hold back with its honest messages about loving yourself and your body. Very powerful tune!
“Proserpina” by Henry Taylour
“Proserpina” is a beautiful acoustic tune that has recently been released by UK artist Henry Taylour. It is a metaphor-based on the Greek myth of Persephone, where she falls in love with the God of the underworld, Pluto. However, in this song, he sets her free at the end. As Taylour sings the story of Persephone, he is accompanied by the mirth of gorgeous acoustic sounds from the acoustic guitars to strings. Taylour’s vocals feature a sort of an earthen sound with melodic tones. “Proserpina” is a song that you can listen to anywhere where its gorgeous sounds and soothing acoustic atmosphere.
“Sundown” by The McDades
There is something nostalgic featured in the Canadian folk band The McDades’s newest single “Sundown”. Listeners might hark back to the 60s and 70s. The vibes from the song’s melodies seem to be inspired by those decades. Yet, the song also exuberates feel-good vibes with its positive tones and upbeat tempo. It also features the talent of each instrumentation and member in their own way. Be sure to check out the vocal melodies (and that mad sax solo in the middle) as they are ear-pleasing and just lighten the mood with the pleasant tones and relaxing vibes.
“Overflow” by Cam Coda
“Overflow” by American Adult Contemporary artist expresses her emotions and draws from experiences. She wrote the tune during a hypomanic episode in the middle of the night, She wanted to express the emotions and the feels when she is hypomanic. Listeners can hear these emotions quite clearly in Cam Coda’s vocals as she uses them with a variety of emotions, sounds, and volume. Check out the EDM/Future Bass instrumentation as it really cool with how it turns, stops, and twists at certain sections.
“Doomsday! Doomsday!” by Convent Bonfires
“It’s the end of the world, I swear we are getting close. I would blame it all on love if I was younger.” American Pop Rock band debuts a new sound ahead of their new EP with the single “Doomsday! Doomsday!”. Though the song starts out as a subtle pop-rock tune with soft tones, it wouldn’t end like that. Listeners have to listen to the end for the surprising twist within the song’s mood and sounds. “Doomsday! Doomsday!” features melodic vocals that glide across a variety of rock-inspired sounds that are ear-pleasing and will get listeners to thump along.
“Dirty Little Secret” by Tyler Shusterman
American artist Tyler Shusterman has described his newest single “Dirty Little Secret” being like Santana during a James Bond-esque tune. Maybe listeners will agree with Shusterman’s sentiments. “Dirty Little Secret” features smoky yet muffled guitar riffs that are akin to Santana’s own rock sound. When Shusterman isn’t fierily plucking the guitar, he sings an alluring vocal melody that is laid upon a tantalizing bluesy piano. With these elements together, “Dirty Little Secret” is a tune that will excite listening with its alluring musicality.
“Postcards” by Weatherworn
US Pop Punk band Weatherworn will delight pop-punk/emo fans with their latest single “Postcards”. This alluring pop punk tune features harsh sounds blended in melodic ones. Listeners will be drawn in by the melodic vocals that lead with euphonious tones, The guitar blazes with whirlwind riffs. A variety of emotions are expressed in each section as the singer and instrumentations contour their sounds to each feeling. If you are a fan of 2000s post-punk and emo artists, then you have to check out Weatherworn’s latest single.
“He Should Be Dead” by CUSTOM
Veteran Seattle rock band CUSTOM just released their latest single “He Should Be Dead” ahead of their upcoming new EP. Although the band is well known for its variety of musical genres like rock, pop, blues, punk, prog, metal, and even classical, “He Should Be Dead” features a classic hard rock sound that is akin to something from the 80s.
The tune is filled to the brim with this classic hard rock sound, from the guitars to the vocals. The guitar blazes throughout the tune with electrifying riffs. Laid upon these riffs are hard rock vocals that exuberate huge energy with their growling and raspy tones. If you are a fan of 80s hard rock acts like Van Halen and Bon Jovi, then “He Should Be Dead” by CUSTOM is the song for you!
“When Will I See You Again” by Jordan Mueller
American Indie Pop artist Jordan Mueller has recently released his groovy pop track “When Will I See You Again”. The track is a mixture of pop and reggae with a tropical feel. Mueller’s pop vocals cast a spell as their melodic and smooth qualities will attract listeners at the first note. These vocals are laid upon cool, laid-back instrumentation that mixes reggae and pop together.” When Will I See You Again” is an addictive track that infuses pop and reggae in a delicious way.