“Point Me East” is sung from the perspective of “The Husky Clipper,” the racing shell used to win Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Known for his emotional vocal delivery, his inspiring acoustic melodies and his moving lyrics, John McDonough enjoyed breakout success in 2021, with the release of his “Second Chances” album. Tracks from the acoustic collection received over 50K Spotify streams, earning him multiple industry awards nominations. His follow-up release, the 2022 concept EP, ‘We’ll Answer the Call,” raised the bar even higher: McDonough scored a #1 UK iTunes hit with the 2nd single, “Shooting Star.” To date, the 5-song release about the 1936 Gold Medal Winning US Olympic Rowing Team, has received over 125K Spotify streams. The two accompanying music videos have enjoyed more than 20K Youtube views, garnering Official Selections to international film festivals.
Now, John McDonough has released the 3rd single from “We’ll Answer the Call.” “Point Me East” is unique in its point of view. John explains:
“Point Me East’ is sung from the point of view of the Husky Clipper, the eight-man racing shell used to win gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The fully restored shell, on display at the University of Washington Shell House, provides inspiration for generations past and present.”.
The new single will further expand the EP’s concept, and its upcoming music video will visualize the raw emotions that John McDonough has put into all the tracks of this EP. He is now fully geared to get back into his RV named “Roxie” and continue touring the country to promote this unique EP.
ABOUT JOHN MCDONOUGH: John McDonough is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois whose shows span six decades of hits combined with unique and moving originals. John’s acoustic guitar work, passionate vocals, and personal lyrics result in a modern singer/songwriter sound rarely heard. Before relocating to Chicago in 2020, John had spent 25 years performing in and around Austin, TX. He played to the rowdy crowds of 6th street, the dinner crowds of the suburbs, and everything in-between. Ten years ago John retired from psychotherapy to focus solely on music, and in that time has released five CD’s of original music, played over 500 gigs, performed in eleven major music festivals, several times appeared and performed on local and national radio, and embarked on successful tours throughout the United States. ‘Dream’s and Imagination,’ ‘Surrounding Colors,’ and ‘Can You See Me Now,’ released between 2014 to 2019, all received great reviews and airplay throughout Europe and the United States, with all three releases spending six consecutive months on the Americana Music Association Record Chart.
Ki Storii shines on new single, “Shawty Lo” (ft. Cheek the Profit)
Bronx artist Ki Storii came onto our radar for her recent single, “Shawty Lo”, which features fellow Renaissance Music member Cheek the Profit of New Jersey. An electrifying, catchy single that could rattle any track or provide an apt soundtrack to any night of clubbing and partying, “Shawty Lo”‘s infectious bounce and sharply-crafted vocals demand the listener’s attention immediately. Containing raw, hard-hitting percussion, catchy key riffs, and heavy 808s, “Shawty Lo” is a powerful, and simultaneously sensual, song that provides truly engaging energy.
Talking about “Shawty Lo”, Ki Storii says, “Shawty Lo is about being the life of the party and how the guys love being around her.” This quote rings true from the opening remarks where she states “m*f*ckers out here asking for an only fans page… HA”.
Listen to “Shawty Lo” here and familiarize yourself with the rising Bronx artist:
AVX shares infectious album, ‘Highs & Lows’
New Jersey artist AVX has shared a new album called Highs & Lows. The album follows up several singles that built momentum within AVX’s fast-growing fanbase. Highs & Lows fully meets their anticipation with poignant, dynamic tracks that remain memorable. Providing examples of AVX’s songwriting skill and ear for sleek, stylish production, Highs & Lows is an exciting and emotive new offering.
Highs & Lows opens with the sharply-crafted “Manifest,” and opens the album in a focused manner with its atmospheric sound and potent message. “OMW” follows with an elegant cut of gorgeous strings contrasting neatly with a grooving, immersive rhythm section. Album highlight “DEMONS” contains ethereal vocal samples and drifting keys that make for, as clean drums knock beneath, setting the tone for AVX’s dynamic vocal performance. The album closes with the emotionally dense “DEEP END,” which vividly describes AVX’s inner world and draws the listener into it, finishing the project strongly and in a memorable fashion.
The latest from AVX, Highs & Lows, makes for a strong release with its sleek sound and smart, focused songwriting.
Listen to Highs & Lows here:
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