Beck Gaze – Trouble (In Paradise)

Trouble (In Paradise) is a new single from Beck Gaze, a solo artist from Wellington, New Zealand. Featuring bright, peppy guitars and emotive vocals, the track has a classic indie sound. Beck Gaze is actually a pretty solid singer, too. His voice shares equal time with the guitars in driving the action. The guitars have an authentic, vintage tone and provide the rhythmic infrastructure. The song’s ambiance has an almost tropical quality, with its colorful melodies and upbeat hooks. Catchy and energizing, Trouble (In Paradise) is one of three studio-recorded songs from the artist. Don’t Let Me Go is the next one slated for release in January of 2023.

OMW2Happiness – I Got What I Need

I Got What I Need is a new single from artist, OMW2Happiness. Backed by an energizing beat, this track blends elements of R&B and pop. The pace is peppy, while the sound is rich and dynamic. I Got What I Need is an ideal jam for dancing to, with its bright, spirited ambiance and melodic appeal. The production quality is excellent, much better than one would normally expect from an indie track like this. It’s tough to get good underground music played on the radio these days, but I Got What I Need is definitely club-ready and is sure to be a crowd pleaser on the dance floor.

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Aria – A Christmas Letter

You can tell right in the first few seconds that Aria and Assieme Edizioni’s new release, A Christmas Letter, will be an instant classic. This Motown/gospel track is meticulously crafted and hits all the right notes. The vocals are powerful, capturing the sensitivity and good will of the holiday spirit.

The melodically rich and full sound of A Christmas Letter isn’t surprising when we look at the top notch production credits and impressive ensemble of performers. A global effort, A Christmas Letter was recorded in South Africa at the historic Downtown recording studios in Johannesburg. It was mixed by Jack Rouben out of Los Angeles. Well known singer Sherita-O provides stellar vocals. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Macedonian children’s choir, Heruvimi also make an appearance on the recording. The lyrics were written by Nicolette Turner, an author from Cambridge.

The song is primarily dedicated to women and children, as well as people who are in occupations (hospital workers, travel employees, etc) that keep them away from their families during the holidays. It’s important to remember that the holidays are often a time of sadness for those who are alone. A Christmas Letter acknowledges that while offering a touch of hopefulness and optimism. The song is timely and will resonate with many during these precarious times we live in. However, it also has that timeless Christmas appeal that’s so often associated with our favorite holiday tunes. I’d be willing to bet that people will listen to this 50 years from now and still experience the same magical feeling. This song would work well on a motion picture soundtrack.

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