“Into The Blue” is a progressive folk track channeling Janis Joplin’s neo soul, tinged with the vibrant intricacies of psychedelia.
Sarah and Richard Isen come together in an epic family-made project with their Janis Joplin inspired single “Into The Blue,” out November 12. Painting a colorful soundscape weaving between musical modes, this track is a sonic masterpiece that keeps listeners engaged from beginning to end. “Into The Blue” is a glorious fusion of the most beautiful parts of so many genres; the emotion present in neo-soul, the creativity of psych-rock, and the rawness of folk music. This song was originally written for one of Richard’s musical theater works entitled QUANTUM JANIS that imagined an alternate universe where Janis Joplin ran away from her music career, and opened her own ‘hippie hotel.’ Written by Richard and brought to life with Sarah’s full-bodied, soulful vocals, the two have effortlessly captured something magical with this collaboration. “Into The Blue” characterizes a song this version of Janis might have sang in her later life, accounting for the struggles in her mid-life as well as watching her youthful dream of a hippie utopia die.
Sarah considers her uncle one of her greatest influences; for her, this record was the perfect way to give back to someone who she cherishes so deeply. The first time she heard “Into The Blue” on an off-broadway stage, the powerhouse vocalist knew that this was a song she had to perform herself. Sarah, having been a long-time fan of Joplin, acknowledges that while this composition is created in the image of Joplin’s story, “it’s really my uncle Richard’s style of songwriting, very much his version.” Richard explains that he’s “trying to imagine a song Janis might have recorded when she was nearing 60,” he says, “having matured and become more sophisticated musically and lyrically, and no longer interested in singing the ‘my man hurt me’ type songs she’s known for.”
Stream “Into The Blue” on all major streaming platforms on November 12.
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Sarah Isen was born to sing. The daughter of LGBT mothers, she was conceived through an anoymous donor in Berkeley, CA and grew up in the same household with her uncle Richard Isen, a professional musician and award winning songwriter for musical theater. Richard recognized her talent at an early age and had her performing at age 8 as he accompanied her on the piano. She studied music as a youngster and eventually was accepted in the Oakland School of the Art as a singing major where she was a member of the award winning a capella group ‘Vocal Rush.’ At age 14 she had her first gig at a local senior center where she performed her favorite songs along with some jazz standards taught to her by her uncle Richard.
In her teenage years, her donor father agreed to let himself be known and it turned out that he too sang and had been a member of a professional group years before. Because of websites like ’23 and Me’, Sarah has discovered 32 half siblings, many of whom also sing. They meet on yearly retreats and many of them came to Los Angeles to cheer Sarah on as she competed on ‘American Idol 2020’ and again when she competed on Fox’s ‘Alter Ego’ as St. Luna.
“Isen’s voice is a wonderful instrument that is fully as melancholy as the sound of an English horn”— The Southern Voice.
As a young girl Sarah was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and later became involved with the Diabetes Awareness movement. She’s worked with parents of diabetic children helping them understand what their child is experiencing. In order to be helpful in emergencies, Sarah got her certification as an EMT and studied Biology and Society as her major at UCLA.
Family is very important to Sarah and she feels very lucky to have such an extraordinarily large and loving family. She is thrilled to have worked on her uncle Richard’s 5 song EP ‘Into The Blue’ and has plans for future releases of her own as she continues to pursue her life as a singer.
Once a jazz cocktail lounge piano man, television composer, musical theater experimenter, as well as a software engineer & web pioneer, Richard Isen and his piano threads a dreamy, after-hours melancholy with a wise, compassionate, and oftentimes humorous outlook on life and music. Counting influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Bill Evans to Shirley Horn to Tom Waits to Tori Amos, Richard Isen has released several recordings including “Let It Fall,” “9 Songs,” as well several original cast recordings of his musical theater works. He holds an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU, an Emmy Award nomination and has received many theater awards and grants through the year including Performing Songwriter magazine naming him Top 12 DIY for his first release ‘LET IT FALL.’
Now retired from his information technology career, Richard spends his days writing, recording, releasing music to the public and occasionally performing. He’s amazed at how the music business has changed and loves that he can record and release his music and find an audience big enough to support his continuing career.
“One of the few men who courts the Joni Mitchell comparison in his ivory-tickling style, his deep blue voice” — Performing Songwriter Top 12 DIY.
CATDADDY delivers an irresistible funky Pop odyssey with “SUPERPOWER”
The Miami, Florida-based pair comprising Aidan Paul and Leonardo Bacan, known as CATDADDY, has delivered a sensational new single with “SUPERPOWER,” igniting the airwaves with their mesmerizing acoustic blend of retro charm and pop-funk flair. CATDADDY’s music exudes a refreshing burst of energy and creativity that is deeply empowering and invigorating, leaving listeners irresistibly grooving to the beat.
The musical composition “SUPERPOWER,” is an enthralling masterpiece that immediately captures the attention of its audience. The mellifluous vocals of Aidan Paul glide effortlessly over the song’s funky instrumentation, creating a sonic atmosphere that blends disco vibes with contemporary pop sensibilities. As the track progresses, the listeners are treated to a symphony of pulsating rhythms, where the dynamic percussion of Armando Baeza takes center stage, resulting in a lively composition that showcases the duo’s impeccable production skills. Every funky beat and riff in the song has been meticulously crafted to perfection, making “SUPERPOWER” a testament to the duo’s artistry.
The song “SUPERPOWER” distinguishes itself by conveying a message of empowerment and resilience. Its lyrics urge listeners to reclaim their superpower, conveying a sense of robustness and determination permeating the composition. This song serves as a rallying cry for those who may feel powerless or despondent, reminding them that every individual can overcome adversity, regain their strength, and achieve greatness. The irresistibly funky odyssey of this composition sets the perfect backdrop for empowerment.
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DIMITRIS NEZIS unleashes electrifying Pop sensation with “Deceive M,” featuring Natalie Jean
The pulsating soundscape from DIMITRIS NEZIS’ latest musical creation, “Deceive Me,” features the dynamic vocals of Natalie Jean. With roots stemming from Athens in Greece, Nezis brings forth a symphonic pop charm that electrifies the airwaves, drawing on his music theory and performance background. At the same time, Jean’s chart-topping history across genres resonates with audiences, igniting an excitement that will have listeners repeatedly hitting the replay button.
In “Deceive Me,” Nezis demonstrates his exceptional production skills and creative prowess, delivering an exhilarating sonic masterpiece that resonates emotionally. The track is the lead single from Nezis’ forthcoming album, marking a significant milestone in his musical journey. Backed by his record label, Ditto & Pulse Music, Nezis is poised to impact the music industry with his innovative and authentic sound that will leave audiences clamoring for more.
The exceptional musical synergy between Nezis and Natalie Jean is genuinely magical. Their remarkable display of talents seamlessly culminates in a match made in musical heaven, which has produced a truly unforgettable listening experience. Jean’s dynamic vocals convey a heightened emotional intensity to the track, raising it to new heights.
At its core, “Deceive Me” offers an opportunity for self-reflection and introspection as it explores the intricate themes of love, betrayal, and deception, which commonly manifest within personal relationships. The composition’s thrilling EDM beats effortlessly fuse mesmerizing pop melodies with catchy hooks, beckoning the audience to delve into the unique perspective on the complexities of such human emotions.
Nezis’ distinctive style is the driving force evident in “Deceive Me.” The artist expresses his fervor for disseminating the song worldwide, underscoring the passion and dedication invested in its creation. With its invigorating lyricism and irresistible rhythm, “Deceive Me” emerges as a must-listen addition to the dance music scene and will become a staple in every DJ’s setlist.
DIMITRIS NEZIS’ “Deceive Me“ ft. Natalie Jean is a sonic masterpiece that captivates listeners with its rhythmic symphony and invigorating energy. The single’s infectious charm and undeniable appeal serve to solidify Nezis’ position as a rising star in the music industry. Take advantage of this phenomenon single by DIMITRIS NEZIS and keep your ears open for the upcoming album. Tune in, turn up the volume, and allow the music to transport you on an adventure you will remember.
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