Old Tom & The Lookouts continue their conversation on mental health in their new single “Alive” releasing on September 23. A melodious, folksy soundscape accompanies the vocals of band member Alex Calabrese as he sings about self-worth – saying, “it’s hard to know if I’m alive, slinging sorrow like we’ll never die”. Discussing the tumultuous relationship one might face with finding fulfillment and purpose and one’s self-worth within their community, “Alive” brings to light how difficult the journey to understanding your purpose may be. “How we see ourselves and how the world sees us can be so different, and navigating those anxieties can feel like a constant uphill battle,” says Calabrese.
The Boston-based Indie-Folk band is known for creating hopeful, evocative music about mental health. The lyrically driven project is shared through the lens of writer and singer, Alex Calabrese and violinist Cecilia Vacanti. With their combined efforts the two provide a minimalist tone, accompanied by lush string arrangements, witty and brooding lyrics, soulful melodies, and striking harmonies. Musically, “Alive” continues showcasing those musical strengths with an anthemic-like rhythm that is buoyed by the driving string arrangements of traditional folk instruments. Paying homage to influences such as Frightened Rabbit, Phoebe Bridgers, and Tom Waits, yet capturing a new voice within the Indie-Folk genre, the band’s full record, Just for Beasts, (November 4th) is a concept piece centered around finding community, a sense of self-worth, and finding a healthy and sustainable way to love and support yourself as well as others you care about. The record addresses many of the nuanced challenges presented to folks suffering from depression and anxiety.
“Alive” is available to stream on all major platforms.
DR DAWSOUND drops vintage vibe with his new single, “Stellar Pulse”
DR DAWSOUND, a French artist from the vibrant city of Marseille, has recently released his latest single, “Stellar Pulse.” The artist’s unique sound blends Pop and RnB influences, infused with a vintage touch that sets him apart.
“Stellar Pulse” is an immersive experience that takes the listener on a journey of rhythmic bliss and infectious charm. From the moment the first notes hit your ears, you are transported to a realm where pulsating beats and captivating melodies reign supreme. DR DAWSOUND’s undeniable talent as a versatile producer and songwriter is evident in the meticulousness of his work.
Despite not being a live performer or vocalist, DR DAWSOUND’s collaboration with international peers imparts a sense of authenticity and emotion to every aspect of his compositions. His commitment to his craft as a ‘classic’ beatmaker is evident in the seamless production and arrangement of his single, “Stellar Pulse.” The recording of the single was executed single-handedly in his home studio, showcasing his attention to detail and dedication to his work.
The mixing engineer Daniela Rivera boasts an impressive resume featuring renowned artists such as Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey. Rivera is recognized for her ability to bring a polished sheen to any project she works on, enhancing auditory depth and elevating tracks to new heights with her Grammy-nominated skills. Rivera’s expertise in the field has made her an invaluable asset and a highly sought-after professional with irresistible allure.
DR DAWSOUND is a notable figure in the ever-evolving music industry, leaving an indelible mark on enthusiasts seeking a captivating vibe. With “Stellar Pulse,” DR DAWSOUND’s mellifluous vocals epitomize ingenuity and artistry, solidifying his position as a gifted artist. The track is a delightful addition to the pop genre’s playlist, deserving to be heard. So, we implore you not to miss out on this musical treasure, turn up the volume, and let “Stellar Pulse” take you on the musical journey of a lifetime.
Gary Dranow releases a symphonic ode to history with “Hadrian’s Wall”
Gary Dranow, the multi-talented musician renowned for his exceptional prowess as a composer, vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, illuminates the airwaves with a progressive symphony of rock charm unveiled through his latest masterpiece, “Hadrian’s Wall.” In a collaborative effort with The Manic Emotions, Dranow offers a gripping tale that delves into the historical account of an ancient Roman wall erected in 122 AD in Britain by Roman soldiers. The composition chronicles the battles and triumphs amidst the daunting task of building and defending Hadrian’s Wall.
“Hadrian’s Wall” is a poignant tribute to history, an ode to the resilience of the human spirit. The production value of “Hadrian’s Wall” is top-notch, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that went into crafting every note and lyric. Each element, from the haunting guitar riffs to the thunderous drumbeats, comes together to create a powerful and evocative symphony that captivates listeners with its sonic tapestry of raw orchestration and dynamic instrumentation.
Gary Dranow and his bandmates perceive music as a profound and meaningful expression transcending musical notes’ mere composition. It is a cathartic journey through the complexities of life, interwoven with skillful musicianship, that creates a captivating and emotionally impactful experience. The collaborative talents of Chris Zoupa, Jason Jones, Roman Burda, Klim Apalkov, and Roman Kuznetsov lend to Dranow’s breathtaking vocal performances.
The uniqueness of “Hadrian’s Wall” lies in its authenticity. Dranow’s personal struggles with bipolar disorder imbue the music with genuine emotions that deeply resonate with the audience. Drawing influences from iconic melodic rock and metal acts like Hendrix, Vaughn, and Metallica, weave a narrative transcending time and space.
“Hadrian’s Wall,” from the album ‘Never Give Up’ by Gary Dranow, is a musical masterpiece that demands to be heard. The composition comprises enchanting vocals, rhythmic symphony, and invigorating lyricism, making it an indispensable addition to any playlist. This single serves as a testament to Dranow’s status as a phenomenon in the music industry. Keep your ears attuned for more ethereal melodies by Gary Dranow, a nocturnal muse guiding us through the intricacies of the human experience.