Talented Romanian singer-songwriter, Francis On My Mind, returns with her latest single, ‘This Is My Time’ which was released on September 29th through Universal Music Romania. The song received an enthusiastic response, and fans can rejoice over her Chandelier Live Session video which premiered on October 13th, already garnering over 75k views. This indie-pop sensation has been steadily climbing the ranks, making waves with her emotionally charged track, “I’m Alright,” featured in the HBO MAX “Get MAX with Xfinity” North America TV campaign. Additionally, her song “Swimming Pools” featured in the soundtrack of the American coming-of-age romantic drama television series, “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” propelling Francis On My Mind‘s music to new heights and expanding her reach to a broader audience.
‘This Is My Time’ is a must-listen track that encapsulates infectious emotion. The accompanying Chandelier Live Session video captures Francis On My Mind‘s mesmerizing performance, featuring her alongside a talented ensemble of studio musicians. Together, they flawlessly deliver the lively 80’s drumbeats and nostalgic guitar riffs, all while maintaining a captivating rhythm with a bouncing bass. Throughout the performance, Francis On My Mind‘s youthful, emotive vocals take center stage, shining brightly as she sings from the depths of her heart, delving into themes of personal growth, self-assuredness, and the innocence of youth. As a true artist, she demonstrates unwavering dedication and passion for her craft, evident in her raw and flawlessly executed live vocal delivery.
Francis On My Mind had this to say on the video: “I am so overwhelmed about the feedback around my latest song, ‘This is My Time’, so I’ve decided it’s time to show you the live performance of the song. Hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Can’t wait to perform the song live at the concerts. Much love”.
After his “Tracks” EP, some singles and collaborations that led the way in his artistic production, Souvlaki announces the release of “Continued Survival”, his second EP, anticipated by the launch of the single “7LUNGS”. The track combines the electronic and ambient sounds that have already become the Italian artist’s trademark with hip-hop and drum&bass influences, in a hybrid between soft atmospheres and grooving rhythm. Slim Gong lends his voice for some top notch hip-hop phrasing in French, adding another layer and a new contamination to a multifaceted and experimental track, which yet gets to sound spontaneous and balanced. Souvlaki, who sinks his musical roots into the solid ground of electronics, ambient and alternative, does not hide his natural will to experiment and push himself into new territories. His creative process reveals his curious and attentive personality.
In his words: “I like ‘7LUNGS’ a lot in terms of writing, but I admit that it was difficult to finish. I wanted to create another “hip-hop” song like “Fellow”, which I published earlier. But the first version of ‘7LUNGS’ could not fit in the sound of the record, it had a nice modern tone but too far from the rest, I was one step away from removing it from the EP. Then fortunately, I was able to find what I was looking for and from there, I built the ending (the drum&bass beat was created by Simone Piccinelli, with whom I collaborated). Dark, obsessive, distorted, a bit as if the song wrecked towards the real sound of the EP. The song still sounded unfinished, a nice base but without the decisive hook. Again, through Simone, I got in touch with Slim Gong and then all the pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly. His contribution, in French, is probably what makes this song the most complete on the record in my opinion”.
“7 Lungs” is available on all major digital platforms
“Continued Survival” EP, produced by Souvlaki and Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club and mastered at Woodpecker Mastering will contain 6 unreleased tracks, including the single proposed here and will be officially released on January 15th.
Indie band Catastrophe & Cure have shared their new single ‘Another Wave’ which features on their latest album Somewhere Down The Line. Their previous album release saw the band receive an Amadeus Austrian Music Award. Other noteworthy achievements of the band thus far include Indie Shuffle listing their track ‘On The Internet’ as one of the Best Indie Rock Songs of 2017. The band also currently sits just under 1 million streams on Spotify.
Catastrophe & Cure adds their thoughts on the new single, “’Another Wave’ was one of the first songs we recorded for our new album. It almost wrote itself. We had a couple of chords, the lead guitar and all of a sudden the song was finished. It’s a song about the ambivalence of love and about being at the mercy of one’s own emotions. “You’re my love / Yet my downfall / You’re my love / Still my pain”…. you get the idea!”
Catastrophe & Cure’s sound on this track is reminiscent of some of your favourite 90’s indie-rock anthems, feeling so familiar I would not see why this single would not feature at a club or on your playlist.
Rich Aucoin has released the second single off of his anticipated third full-length album entitled Release due, via Haven Sounds. ‘The Other’, the video for which went live on 8 May, is a showcase of Aucoin’s production skills, a pleasing amalgam of warm organic instrumentation and cool electronic stylings. Live drums and other percussive elements push and pull between funky guitar riffs and warm piano keys.
Rich Aucoin took to Twitter recently to tease the release of a video for ‘The Other’, adding to the excitement of Release as we draw closer to it