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Classical-pop Composer and Musical Educator Bonnie Milne Releases New Single “Perception”

Following the international success of her album, “Anticipation” and standalone single, “New Beginnings” the renowned composer and pianist is releasing a new recording.

Perception’ is a reminder to myself, to continue to see life’s circumstances as leading to positive outcomes, and to be full of gratitude for the many blessings I do have”

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— Bonnie Milne

Toronto-based songwriter, composer and musical educator, Bonnie Milne burst onto the international music scene in 2022, with her critically-acclaimed album, “Anticipation” and her Top 20 radio airplay charting single, “New Beginnings.” Her unique blend of classical piano, strings and pop sensibilities landed Milne earned the musician nominations in the International Singer Songwriters Association, while helping her to earn more than 150K Spotify streams of her songs.

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On November 11th, Bonnie Milne will release a brand new single with MTS Records, “Perception.” The song is composed in Bonnie’s signature musical style, with key changes and noticeable transitions in the melody. Creating “Perception” has been a cathartic experience for Bonnie, and she hopes that her fans can have the same experience while listening to the song.

“Perception’ is a reminder to myself, to continue to see life’s circumstances as leading to positive outcomes, and to be full of gratitude for the many blessings I do have,” Bonnie says. “Musically, you will notice modulations and transitions in melody and key changes, which emulate the changes that happen in life.”

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“Perception” features award-winning artist Kevin Fox playing the cello and renowned musician Shane Guse playing the violin.

In addition to perfecting her own craft, Bonnie Milne is also passionate about nurturing budding musical experts from all walks of life. As a musical educator and instructor, she leverages her musical expertise to offer comprehensive learning opportunities for students so they can successfully discover their unique capabilities and grow as artists.

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More details about Bonnie Milne and her new single ‘Perception’ can be seen at www.bonniemilne.com

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Reese Weil released an EP, “Beatwave”

Reese Weil

Reese Weil is a Bay Area musician who recently released an EP called “Beatwave.” This EP is a mix of hip-hop, rap, and rock that has been very popular among listeners. You can find it on all major streaming platforms.

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The EP was released on February 14th, 2024, featuring other famous artists such as Nef the Pharaoh and Scando the Darklord. Each song on the EP is unique and showcases the talents of its collaborators. The EP is an excellent representation of the Bay Area’s music scene.

“Beatwave” is a great EP that has something for everyone. From catchy rhythms to meaningful lyrics, it will keep you entertained. Some of the best tracks on the EP are “Day Drinkin’,” “Night Ain’t Over,” and “Summer Love.” These songs showcase Reese Weil’s great melodies and guitar skills. Other tracks like “Wild Side” and “Airplanes” highlight the tremendous rap skills of Nef the Pharaoh and Scando the Darklord.

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The EP is about 19 minutes long, and it’s a celebration of creativity and unity. It’s a great example of how different genres can come together to create something amazing. “Beatwave” will make waves in the music industry and establish Reese Weil as a great artist to watch out for.

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Luanne Hunt Paints a Vivid Picture of Addiction on “The Vice”

Luanne Hunt’s “The Vice” is a hauntingly beautiful exploration of the highs and lows of a gambler’s life. With its rich imagery and introspective lyrics, the song captures the essence of addiction and the isolation that often comes with it.

Hunt’s vocals are the perfect vehicle for this emotional journey, delivering raw vulnerability and warmth with every line. Her voice is melodic and captivating, drawing the listener in and immersing them in the story of the protagonist.

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The instrumentation of “The Vice” is minimalistic yet impactful. The piano and violin blend seamlessly to create a rich and textured sound, mirroring the emotional depth of the lyrics. There is a sense of intimacy in the arrangement, as if the listener is sitting in a quiet corner of a dimly lit lounge, enveloped by the melancholic strains of the music.

The lyrics depict the life of a seasoned gambler, referred to as the “king of clubs,” who thrives on the adrenaline rush of gambling. His life is a series of solitary journeys from one gambling haven to another, with the casinos of Vegas, Reno, and Jean being his mainstays. Despite his successes and the reputation that precedes him, the gambler experiences profound loneliness, hinted at by his solitary drinking habit and the mention of fleeting romantic encounters. The recurring refrain, “He’s in paradise with a pair of dice,” encapsulates the gambler’s dual existence in moments of ecstasy and isolation.

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Through “The Vice,” Hunt masterfully explores the seductive and destructive nature of vices. She paints a vivid picture of a man consumed by his addiction, finding fleeting moments of euphoria in the midst of profound loneliness.

For those interested in exploring similar themes through music, Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” offer nuanced takes on life’s gambles, both literal and metaphorical. In literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Gambler” provides a profound psychological exploration of gambling addiction. Visually, the paintings of Paul Cézanne, particularly his card player series, capture the tension and concentration of gamblers in a different medium.

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Overall, “The Vice” is a poignant and introspective piece that showcases Hunt’s talent as a songwriter and storyteller. With its relatable themes and haunting melody, this song is sure to resonate with listeners and leave a lasting impression.

–Toby Jenkins

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