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Limi: Crafting Dreams into Melodies – Embarking on a Soulful Sound Journey

Limi is an emerging pop sensation hailing from Novi Sad, Serbia, and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, who offers a fresh perspective on the world of pop music. Limi’s musical odyssey is more than a melange of sounds; it’s a tapestry woven from her diverse background and global experiences. Her unique upbringing between Serbia, Ukraine, and the Balkans has imbued her music with a cultural richness that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Infused with the influences of iconic pop divas from the late 2000s and a contemporary blend of R&B and ambient trap, Limi’s sound is more than just catchy tunes; they’re heartfelt narratives that delve into the complexities of love, life, and self-discovery. The honesty in her lyrics and the authenticity in her voice create a profound connection with her listeners, making her not just a musician but a soulful storyteller. After moving to Orlando, Florida, to study music business, she honed her craft and eventually made her way to New York. With hit singles like “The Best I Ever Had” and “Obsessed,” Limi has garnered over 60 million streams, solidifying her place in the international indie music scene.

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Hello there, welcome to Honk Magazine. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?

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Limi – I have always enjoyed writing ever since I can remember. It started in the form of poems and journaling. It helped me clear my head and express what I was feeling. Music had a similar effect – it always resonated with me on a deeper level, and I loved singing and performing for my friends and family as a kid. So, at some point, they merged, and songwriting became like therapy for me. There’s something about it that helps me access the parts of me that don’t usually come out and express myself in ways that nothing else can compare to.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

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Limi – I think I always knew. It was just one of those things. Music has been my focus ever since I can remember, and I never wanted to do anything else. I would go to school and write lyrics in class, then come home and make demos on my computer. At some point, I started posting them online, and things took off from there. The specific moment that made me think to myself, “I can do this,” was when “The Best I Ever Had” took off, mainly because it felt so personal, and people seemed to resonate with it. That song truly changed everything for me.

Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?

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Limi – Growing up in different countries and places and being exposed to many different cultures, all of these sounds and experiences stayed with me and blended into something interesting. People often tell me they don’t know who to compare me to, which is an excellent compliment because I’m not sure either. Having a unique life story translates to music as well by combining different influences that wouldn’t typically be associated with each other – like Balkan sounds and alternative R&B.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

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Limi – Wow, this is a hard one! I made many mistakes, but they were more painful than funny. However, once, I had a famous producer ask me to send him some stuff I was working on, and I was so excited to send off the email that I accidentally sent the tunes with half of the vocals muted. That was pretty embarrassing, but it turned into a funny story. So the lesson here is: triple-check everything before you hit “send”!

Tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?

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Limi – My first album came out on September 29th of this year! I started working on it in 2020, a long process. It sums up the past 3 years of my life, and writing it actually helped me process a lot of the things that I went through. I wanted to capture different moments and feelings I’ve had at other points in time and create a sonic experience around these stories that will make the listener feel like they’re really there in that moment. I wanted it to feel almost like a dream. Dakun (my producer) was fundamental in making my vision come to life. We spent so much time working on these songs and ensuring they tell the right story, especially all together. It’s personal but familiar to many of us, and people can feel it.

Please give us a brief insight into your upcoming projects.

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Limi – I have a few singles coming up and some collaborations I’ve been a part of. Other than that, it’s an open road! The second album is in the works, but I don’t want to force anything. I’m going with the flow and trying to experiment and have fun with writing for a while.

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?

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Limi – How relationship-based this industry is. It’s important not to burn bridges and equally as important to choose your people carefully. And taking action will teach you more than any amount of planning will. Even if you don’t think you’re ready, you must start somewhere.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

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Limi – I need this advice the most. But learning not to put too much pressure on yourself and being able to disconnect from the world here and there is really important. We all get caught up in social media and the internet, which gets overwhelming. So, stepping away and focusing on what’s happening helps you stay grounded. Going into nature and spending time with people you love is fundamental. It’s the simple things that keep us sane 🙂

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) that you are passionate about?

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Limi – Music consumes most of my time, so there aren’t many things at the moment, but I keep it fun. I love creating in all its forms, so I’m always looking for ways to explore that. Nail art is my little hobby. I also love reading, traveling, spending time with my dog, playing video games (if there’s a new Assassin’s Creed out), or catching up with friends. I want to try out acting, and I’m currently obsessed with the idea of learning to make clothes, so that can happen soon.

Any last piece of advice for those artists who just started making music?

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Limi – Have fun! Enjoy every step in the process, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Learning technical skills can get frustrating, but it’s crucial to at least get your basic ideas down by yourself. Listen to that voice inside and follow your intuition. Trust your gut instincts over what others say. Never stop learning. Think long-term. And do it for the right reasons.

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Album Review

Album Review: Pete Miller’s “Live on Record”

When it comes to genuine and unembellished music, Pete Miller’s debut album “Live on Record” is a revitalizing breeze in the current music landscape. Released on MTS Records, the LP presents an artist who, despite the modernity around him, channels a vintage, heartfelt essence that’s increasingly rare. Combining elements of folk, country, and rock, Miller’s work is a throwback to an era where music was raw and storytelling was genuine.

A Connecticut native who now calls Pennsylvania home, Pete Miller’s journey to his debut album wasn’t one paved with glitter and glamor. Escaping the allure of New York City, Miller worked various blue-collar jobs, including landscaping, warehouse labor, and construction while chasing his musical dreams. His life’s experiences, genuinely reflected in his songs, make “Live on Record” an autobiographical piece that resonates with the “everyman.”

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From the get-go, Miller’s voice draws comparisons to the legendary Johnny Cash, a resemblance he carries with pride. His rich baritone and poetic lyricism are reminiscent of the Man in Black’s storytelling prowess. Influences of Townes Van Zandt’s melancholic narratives also weave through the album, grounding Miller firmly in the tradition of great American singer-songwriters.

The album’s opener, “A Light Out There – Intro Version,” sets the tone with a soulful introduction that hooks listeners. The lyrics, “You may go away, but the story will survive. You want to return, but wonder if you’ll arrive…” instantly pull you into Miller’s world – reflective, tinged with melancholy, yet hopeful. The full version of “A Light Out There” has  garnered significant attention, amassing over 119K streams on Spotify and breaking into the UK iTunes Top 20 Singer-Songwriters Chart. The full album is quickly approaching 1 million Spotify streams!

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Each song on the album is meticulously crafted to tell a story, from the contemplative “The Star Showman, Pt. I” to the earnest “Oh, Lord,” each track offers a glimpse into Miller’s life and experiences. In “The Dazzling Kimberly,” Miller’s narrative style shines through, painting vivid images of characters and emotions with minimalistic yet powerful instrumentation.

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The simplicity of the album is its greatest strength. Miller’s acoustic guitar work is untainted by overproduction, allowing the natural sound of the instrument to take center stage. His playing is rhythmic and engaging, supporting his vocals without overshadowing the poignant lyrics. Tracks like “I Wrote Hannah a Letter” and “Hard to Find” showcase this beautifully, with Miller’s jangling guitar providing the perfect backdrop for his homespun poetry.

“Midnight Blue” and “The Raven & the Dove” delve deeper into Miller’s introspective side, offering meditative and almost haunting melodies that linger long after the song ends. They’re a testament to Miller’s ability to evoke strong emotions through his music, making listeners feel the weight of his words and the authenticity of his experiences.

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The album’s closer, the complete version of “A Light Out There,” is a fitting end to the journey. It encapsulates the overarching themes of the album – longing, resilience, and a quest for meaning. The lyrics, “When you suffer, you’re out of this land. When you came back through that door, the waves didn’t remember your feet on the shore,” resonate with anyone who’s felt lost and found solace in the simplicity of life.

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“Live on Record” is an album that doesn’t aspire to be flashy or trendy. Instead, it focuses on being real and relatable. Pete Miller’s music is a reflection of his life – unpolished yet profound, simple yet deeply meaningful. His storytelling is the heart of the album, and it’s this authenticity that makes his debut a standout.

As Miller works on his follow-up album in the woods of Pennsylvania, one can only anticipate the continuation of his musical journey. If “Live on Record” is any indication, Pete Miller is poised to carve out a niche for himself in the music industry, staying true to his roots and delivering music that is as raw and real as it gets.

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Artist Spotlight

Music Review: Pam Ross – “Doublewide”

Pam Ross’ latest single, “Doublewide,” set for release on August 9th, 2024, is a captivating fusion of rock, Americana, and country that showcases her knack for heartfelt storytelling and infectious melodies. As the lead single from her highly anticipated LP, “Outside the Box,” “Doublewide” is a testament to Pam’s ability to connect with her audience on an emotional level.

From the outset, “Doublewide” pulls listeners in with its country-rock infused sound. The track’s vibrant instrumentation and Pam’s distinctive vocals create an irresistible energy that captures the essence of newfound love. The lyrics paint vivid images of being swept up in the fervor of a passionate relationship, with lines like:

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“I’M OUT DANCING ON A HOT TIN ROOF
EVERYTHING’S BEEN DIFFERENT SINCE I MET YOU
NOW I’M MAKING CHANGES TO PLANS I HAD
AND STAYING IN ON FRIDAY DON’T SEEM SO BAD”
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These evocative words resonate with anyone who has experienced the transformative power of love, making the song both relatable and deeply personal.

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Recorded at Goodluck Studio and masterfully mixed in Nashville by Marc Frigo, “Doublewide” boasts a polished yet organic sound. The production allows Pam’s voice to shine through while ensuring that every instrument plays a pivotal role in the overall composition. The song’s dynamic range keeps it engaging, with energetic verses building up to a memorable chorus:

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“YOU AND ME GOT A LOVE SO HOT
WE’RE GONNA BURN THIS DOUBLEWIDE DOWN
EVER SINCE YOU TOOK MY HAND
FOLKS SEE FLAMES FOR MILES AROUND”
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The chorus is anthemic and catchy, destined to be a sing-along favorite at live shows and a staple on playlists.

What sets “Doublewide” apart is its ability to evoke a wide spectrum of emotions. Pam Ross has a gift for making listeners feel the intensity and joy of love through her music. As she herself puts it, “I just want people to enjoy my music. I hope they sing along, and it makes them feel something inside when they listen.” This intention is beautifully realized in “Doublewide,” a song that is sure to leave listeners feeling uplifted and inspired.

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With “Doublewide,” Pam Ross reaffirms her status as a versatile and emotionally resonant artist. The single not only stands out on its own merits but also sets the stage for what promises to be an exceptional album in “Outside the Box.” Fans and new listeners alike will find much to appreciate in this vibrant, heartfelt track. Be sure to mark your calendars for August 9th, 2024, and get ready to experience the magic of Pam Ross’ “Doublewide.”

 

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