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Niagara Musician THUNDERCLAP! Released One-of-a-Kind Christmas Song “It’s Just What I Wanted”

“It’s Just What I Wanted” is a one-of-a-kind take on Christmas music; capturing the frenetic energy of kids tearing open presents on Christmas morning. The song and video were the cumulative effort of many creative forces in Niagara, featuring a host of talent from the Niagara Region and the GTA.

THUNDERCLAP! is known for the eclectic and surreal energy that he puts into his music, and this song (and accompanying video) are no exception. With a blazing fast rhythm section, fun lyrics, the sounds of children screaming in joy, and THUNDERCLAP!’s trademark vocal style this is a Christmas song you’ll never forget.

The accompanying music video to the song is equally fun and frenetic, with a high-production value that tells the story of two men discovering what Christmas means to them. With impactful and silly special effects, a strange storyline, hilarious acting and even a surreal dream sequence, it’s a music video that’ll stick in your head.

You can find “It’s Just What I Wanted” on THUNDERCLAP!’s YouTube channel. You can watch it here: It’s Just What I Wanted by THUNDERCLAP! The single will be available on all digital music platforms in early 2022.

“It’s Just What I Wanted” is an independent single release but will be included in THUNDERCLAP!’s full-length Christmas album, slated for release in the holiday season of 2022.

THUNDERCLAP! has been a strong force in the Niagara Region’s arts and culture scene for decades and has played shows around the world. He’s toured the East Coast with Spooky Reuben, went on a solo tour of Europe playing in 8 different countries and has played with many popular acts including: Mary Margaret O’hara, Bob Wiseman (Blue Rodeo), The Trews and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

He has a varied career throughout the arts, working as a muralist, painter, actor, stage director, interior designer, set decorator, poet, and performer; bringing his unique brand of honest surrealism into all the work he does.



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M. Aundre drops his debut single “Altered State”!

M. Aundre

California-based artist M. Aundre has just released his debut single “Altered State”, and it is already gaining traction in the hip-hop scene. The young artist, known for his thought-provoking topics and fresh perspective, brings a refreshing take to the genre.

In “Altered State”, M. Aundre openly admits to living in a daze, embracing his flaws, and encourages others to do the same. He reminds us that imperfection is what makes us unique and urges us to embrace who we are. The track’s raw authenticity is refreshing, and it is a testament to the artist’s honesty and dedication to his craft.

M. Aundre’s “Altered State” is more than just a song. It is a message to the world to accept ourselves, our flaws, and all. The track is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, and Apple Music.

The young artist is actively seeking blog, magazine, and social media music coverage to spread the word about his music and message. Stay tuned for more from M. Aundre as he continues to make his mark in the music industry.

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Foster the Prankster Releases New Song “Tie-Dye Skies”

Foster the Prankster

Foster the Prankster’s new single “Tie-Dye Skies” celebrates the American road trip experience and encourages young Black Americans to explore the beauty of our country. The alternative hip-hop artist draws from his own experiences to create an uplifting anthem that inspires listeners to seize opportunities for growth and empowerment.

With a catchy beat and infectious chorus, “Tie-Dye Skies” is a feel-good song that transports listeners on a journey through America’s winding roads and endless possibilities. Foster the Prankster’s distinctive voice and unique style make this track an instant classic.

“Growing up, I didn’t have many opportunities to explore beyond my immediate surroundings,” says Foster the Prankster. “But when I hit the road for the first time. I was blown away by the beauty and diversity of this country. I want other young Black Americans to experience that sense of wonder and possibility for themselves.”

“Tie-Dye Skies” is more than just a song; it’s a call to action. Foster the Prankster wants his fans to embrace their wanderlust and explore new horizons. Whether it’s a cross-country road trip or a weekend getaway, he believes that travel is essential for personal growth and empowerment.

“Music has the power to inspire and uplift, and I hope ‘Tie-Dye Skies’ does just that,” says Foster the Prankster. “I want young Black Americans to know that the world is theirs for the taking. Let’s hit the road and see where it takes us!”

“Tie-Dye Skies” is available now on all major streaming platforms. Don’t miss out on this uplifting anthem from one of alternative hip-hop’s rising stars.

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