Finally, we are getting a new single from one of the Country greats Pamela Hopkins. Straight Shooter slated for a July 29th release is probably one of the most anticipated singles of 2022, After the huge success of her last single One Too Many, and one of my personal favorite Country tracks ever One More Last Kiss; Pamela Hopkins is taking the country world by storm. Straight Shooter follows in the wake of these singles with another majestic performance in which Pamela pushes the envelope of her vocal styles combining mid-alto narrative while accentuating each cadence with her signature soprano twang. Yes, the Country girl can really sing, while maintaining her grounding in the style which makes her shine. Straight Shooter is just this, a straight shooter song highlighting the artist’s drink of choice. Yeah, we are not dealing with global warming or political metaphor, we are celebrating a drink with friends. “You know I don’t drink beer, I don’t drink wine, I’m a straight shooter, all the time. I like the burn going down.” Hey if this doesn’t make you want a drink with this girl, what would? Of course, from an artistic perspective, this song could be riddled with metaphor of a person who does not care to be lied to and manipulated, just give her the straight story and everything will be fine. Or just give her a “Whiskey on Ice” because that is just what she likes. Instrumentally, Straight Shooter has checked the boxes of effective grooves, inciting that line dancing rhythm with the walking bass and very tight drumming. The guitars offer chord progressions which help shape the lyrical structure, with just the right amount of melodic patterns thrown in to harmonize the vocals.
Not only can Straight Shooter find its place on any Country commercial radio playlist, but it would also most likely challenge for number one in rotation. The infectious chorus coupled with the dynamic hook the vocals provide make this a sure hit in this field. With close to a million streams and counting the ever-growing catalog of Pamela Hopkins proves without a doubt, that there is plenty in the arsenal for entertaining and danceable tracks to follow. The production is quite solid as well, a very professional and mature package that fills the audio spectrum while maintaining a solid bottom end. In my opinion, Straight Shooter perfectly balances the catalog of Country gems Pamela is already amassing, this one is straight-up fun, not meant to be challenging. This is ok for artists to show this side of themselves, as fans can relate to the artist on a personal level with greater ease. So grab a round of drinks for the party, just remember Pamela Hopkins is a Straight Shooter.
ROCSTRONG has released a pop-rock single, “MOON”
From the moment you hit play, the mellifluous vocals of the emerging Congolese-Dubliner phenomenon André Bangala, widely recognized as ROCSTRONG, in conjunction with the enchanting harmonies of Tolü Makay, produce a musical fabric that transports the listener to a realm where ethereal melodies converge with the dynamic rhythms of his most recent single “MOON.”
At its core, “MOON” celebrates the pursuit of self-discovery after a brief hiatus during the Covid era. Its charismatic charm skillfully weaves a tale of uncomplicated living juxtaposed with profound introspection that resonates with authenticity. The song’s lyrics focus on the essential aspects of health, wealth, and freedom, serving as a timely reminder to embrace life’s simple pleasures beyond our comfort zones, even amidst the possibilities of challenging times. The song’s infectious rhythm carries listeners along effortlessly, creating an uplifting atmosphere.
Drawing inspiration from prominent musical figures such as Childish Gambino, Andre 3000, and Frank Ocean, ROCSTRONG incorporates his distinctive style in producing “MOON.” The outcome is a masterpiece that surpasses the limits of genres and efficiently reintroduces audiences to his introspective artistry.
Over the past year, ROCSTRONG has encountered unprecedented challenges, yet he has emerged as an artist with enhanced resilience and a more robust fortitude. His music’s soaring chorus and pulsating beat inspire us to embrace the unknown with open arms as we passionately pursue our dreams. He promises even more sonic adventures with each new release, weaving captivating storytelling that further cement his place in the music industry. As an artist who refuses to be deterred by obstacles, ROCSTRONG is well-positioned to conquer the music world again.
The forthcoming album ‘Road Trip FM‘ by ROCSTRONG, a highly anticipated release, is set to impact the industry significantly. ROCSTRONG’s extensive discography, which includes “MOON,” distinguishes him as a true trailblazer in the field.
“MOON” by ROCSTRONG should be considered a must-listen for those craving a memorable pop-rock experience. So keep your ears open and allow “MOON” to serve as a fitting soundtrack to the stars, an anthem of motivation, inspiration, and limitless creativity. With ROCSTRONG’s mastery at the forefront, the sky’s the limit. Prepare to be swept away by the enchantment of ROCSTRONG’s music.
ANDY SMYTHE unleashed a symphonic anthem with “Out of My Mind”
At the pulsating heart of ANDY SMYTHE’s latest single, “Out of My Mind,” lies an evocative narrative that transcends conventional music. The song portrays a symphonic rock splendor that explores the timeless quest for love and meaning amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. Against the dynamic backdrop of London’s music scene, Smythe delves into the introspective journey of an individual in their late twenties navigating the maze of gigs, social gatherings, and nightclubs in search of a compatible ‘soul partner.’ The song’s lyrics provide insight into the complexities of relationships, suggesting that sometimes, love lurks in the most unexpected corners of our consciousness, awaiting discovery.
One of the most striking features of the song is its accompanying video, which showcases the use of AI actors, adding a thought-provoking aspect to the production. Smythe collaborated with visual artist Gary Brady to bring the lyrical narrative to life, creating a visually captivating experience that complements the song’s evocative themes.
“Out of My Mind” follows Smythe’s artistic evolution since his critically acclaimed psychedelic anthem, ‘Prodigal Son.’ This time, Smythe ventures into new sonic territories, incorporating a dynamic brass sound featuring trumpeter Hank Zorn, polished to perfection by producer Dave Palmer.
His distinctive vocal style, reminiscent of the legendary musicians Lennon, McCartney, Jeff Buckley, and Rufus Wainwright, exudes a bright radiance throughout the composition “Out of My Mind.” With an impressive four-octave range, Smythe effortlessly navigates the intricate melodies of the song, leaving audiences spellbound and yearning for more.
As anticipation builds for Smythe’s upcoming album, ‘Poetry in Exile,’ slated for release soonest, “Out of My Mind” becomes a tantalizing taste of what promises to be a modern-day ‘Sergeant Pepper’ for a new generation of music lovers.
“Out of My Mind” presents a sublime artistic expression that submerges listeners in the creative depths of the human experience, testifying to Smythe’s unparalleled talent and infinite potential to enhance a symphony of sound from inception to completion. This phenomenon is a must-listen in today’s music landscape, and we highly recommend keeping your ears open for more.