GET TO KNOW: MUDDY PAW PR PUBLICIST ERICA D’AURORA

This week we talk to music publicist Erica D’Aurora. Erica works at Muddy Paw PR and was one of the first publicists to support this blog. Erica talks about Muddy Paw, what she does as a publicist, life in quarantine, and why music has always been a powerful influence in her life. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… BRIT FOLK POP UPSTART ALICE PISANO

Alice Pisano is an Italian-born and British-bred Folk-Pop artist. The rising singer crafts emotive and intimate tunes that have ostensibly connected her to a wider audience gaining fans amongst the major Spotify streams, and support from BBC Introducing. Her new single ‘Seventeen’ channels that same emotional intimacy but has an enchanting quality as well. I […]

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GET TO KNOW: LONDON SESSIONS VOCALIST & BASTILLE COLLABORATOR BIM AMOAKO

This week’s ‘Get to Know’ London vocalist Bim Amoako. Bim created the music choir experience company Sessions by Ascension. She also works as a sessions and backing vocalist where she works with many of Britain’s biggest music acts. You’ll probably recognize her voice instantly on Bastille’s ‘Joy’. Bim turned a dream and passion into a […]

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GET TO KNOW: NASHVILLE BASED MUSIC & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER DEVYN VAUGHN

This week we are highlighting another photographer whose bold and dreamy work I love. We also met at a show. ‘Get To Know’ Devyn Vaughn, the once Los Angeles based music and lifestyle photographer. She is recently made the move to another famous music city… Nashville. So let’s dive a bit into her music industry […]

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GET TO KNOW: A&R MANAGER JENNY POWERS OF BLUE AVE MUSIC GROUP

In our second interview of the series. We ‘Get to Know’ A&R manager and owner of Blue Ave Music Group, Jenny Powers. Jenny talks about her start in A&R and what A&R is. She also dives into her quarantine life and how the music industry is trying to improve in the wake of BLM & […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… ELECTRO POP SINGER AND DANCER MARIE CLO

Meet Indie-Pop singer-songwriter and dancer Marie-Clo about her latest release, “Shell(e) Pt III” is the third and last from the Canadian singers’ trio of EPs. It takes on a more bold and brighter tone than her previously released ones. As the prior two EPs often spoke on darker themes. You can read on for my […]

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GET TO KNOW: PRESSED PR FOUNDER DAWN JONES

Welcome to the first interview of the new series. The series will focus on the many voices in the music industry. Today’s conversation is with Dawn Jones. Dawn founded Pressed PR in 2017 as a passion project it has since grown into much more. A musician herself we dig into the state of the industry, […]

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INTRODUCING: THE ‘GET TO KNOW’ MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERVIEW SERIES

In hard times people seek out comfort and for me like so many others is music. For awhile it was live music and concert photography. It was through this vehicle I grew and met many people that honestly changed my life. They’re so many people and jobs that make up the music industry. I love […]

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CATCHING UP WITH… MIAMI INDIE POP SINGER/SONGWRITER JULIA BHATT

Last time I talked with singer-songwriter Julia Bhatt she had just released her debut single. The track ‘Tall’ was indicative of the Miami based artist. A fun, catchy, and quirky debut single. Fast forward a few years, the nineteen Julia has now graduated high school and was set to open on her first tour. That […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… POP SINGER & SONGWRITER JULIANA

L.A. Pop Singer-Songwriter Juliana is truly making the most out of this time in quarantine. As the artist has been releasing a new single each month. The latest being ‘Mixed Signals’. My initial chat with Juliana was on a Zoom call. The bright cheery colors that permeate her branding, and pop in and out her […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… MELODIC POP DUO JUNACO

Junaco are the L.A. based and NorCal bred duo comprised of Shahana Jaffer and Joey LaRosa. The duo craft sincere and heart-centered tunes using their emotionally raw life experiences. Junaco means rolling with the pace of life and enjoying the present; living and working with intention. It’s something the artists hope they imbue in their […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… ALTERNATIVE ART POP NEWCOMER LISEY TIGRA

London Alternative Art pop artist Lisey Tigra returns with the Brett Shaw (Florence Welch, Lady Gaga) produced single, ‘Crime Scene’. The dark and mysterious track off Tigra’s forthcoming EP. It sees the artist delving into the murky depths of relationships, shadow sides, and how far one will go for love. I chatted with Lisey about […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… LONDON SINGER-SONGWRITER MARIE NAFFAH

Impassioned British folk-pop artist Marie Naffah is truly making a name for herself. Known for her signature blend of ‘contemporary folk with a brush of soul’. Announced as 2014’s ‘MTV’s Unsigned Artist Of The Year’. She has since given a few TedTalk, made a documentary, receiving much buzz over her music, and selling out venues […]

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MALCOLM & MARIE REVIEW: ZENDAYA & JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON POWER THROUGH

Malcolm & Marie is an arthouse style drama by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson. It stars Emmy Winner Zendaya & BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington as the sole characters a couple. The entire movie takes place in one night after the couple return home from Malcolm’s movie premiere. Things take a turn for the worse when Malcolm realizes […]

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PALE WAVES RELEASE FOURTH TRACK ‘YOU DON’T OWN ME’ FROM UPCOMING SECOND ALBUM

Pale Waves (Credit: Tom Pullen)

Manchester Indie Pop quartet Pale Waves have started off a new era of music with quite the bang! Pale Waves’ highly-anticipated sophomore album ‘Who Am I?’ is due out February 12 via Dirty Hit. Since last November Pale Waves have released four intoxicating singles from the record. Each of the band’s new tracks echoing in […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… POP JAZZ NEWCOMER CINDY LATIN

Fusing an effervescent mix of jazz, pop, and R&B singer-songwriter Cindy Latin creates vivid and realistic song scapes. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in 2019, she released her debut EP “With You” in 2017 during her first semester. Now Cindy not only has a string of releases behind her. Her newest has […]

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GUEST BLOG: COUNTRY NEWCOMER CARLY TEFFT’S TUNES THAT DEFINED HER 2020

Carly Tefft released a new LP at the tail end of 2020 titled ‘The Songs Past Dark Project’. Tefft shares the songs that defined her 2020 below… Rising country act and songwriter Carly Tefft has already opened for some established country acts such as Justin Moore and Jimmie Allen. Carly released her debut record last […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… TREASVRE MUSIC THE SAN FRANCISCAN POST PUNK BAND

TREASVRE

Meet San Franciscan post-punk quintet TREASVRE music. The band features dual vocalists, Sabrina Simonton and Sam Peña. Whose wistful and melancholic harmonies underscore the often thematic songs lyrically. TREASVRE music creates a somniferous sound on their new double single ‘Believe Me / Outside’. A hypnotic fusion of elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. I interviewed TREASVRE […]

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THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP FIFTY SONGS OF 2020

Top Fifty Songs 2020

These are my top fifty songs of 2020! Let’s go! Hi, music lovers!!! It’s that time of the year again! I pick my top fifty songs of 2020. Yes, the one where every publication big or small does the yearly best-of roundup. While It has undoubtedly been a challenging year in and out of the […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… ART POP ARTIST EMPARA MI

A conversation with fierce new voice and artist on the rise Empara Mi. British-Irish Singer-Songwriter Empara Mi fuses passion, pop sensibility, drama into her electro-pop songs. Born and raised in Guernsey as Chloe Curran. At 15 she moved to London to pursue music where Empara Mi (meaning to seize or take) was born. Empara Mi […]

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YUNGBLUD & ROYAL & THE SERPENT BRING ‘WEIRD TIMES’ TO LOS ANGELES

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Yungblud with Royal & The Serpent & Wargasm get loud and weird on the L.A. stop of Yungblud’s ‘The Weird Time of Life’ digital tour This past Sunday, Pop-punk artist Yungblud brought ‘The Weird Time of Life’ digital tour to Los Angeles. The sixteen date tour began in London on November 16. Taking place remotely […]

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR 2021 DIGITAL FESTIVAL

UTAH’S SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL GOES (MOSTLY) DIGITAL FOR 2021 The Sundance Institute announced its plans for the 2021 festival. Its Sundance Film Festival normally held in Utah will now take place in a mostly digital format. Alongside, there will be drive-ins, independent arthouse showings, etc that showcase the films as well. during the shortened seven-day […]

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BROOKLYN DUO TROPIC RETURN WITH PASSIONATE NEW SINGLE ‘DOWN’

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‘Down’ is the latest single from the Brooklyn duo Tropic and features the band in a dazzling return! Duo Tropic, a band I have championed make their return with the new single ‘Down’. The Brooklyn based duo is electronic producer/DJ Phuse and R&B singer-songwriter Jo-B Sebastian. On the new single ‘Down’ Tropic continues to hone […]

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YOU SHOULD KNOW: PRINCESS GOES TO THE BUTTERFLY MUSEUM

Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum

Alternative Rock trio Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum featuring actor Michael C. Hall release a new single. Alternative Rock trio Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum drops new single and video. The title of the new single is ‘Eat An Eraser’ and is of the band’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Thanks For Coming’. Actor/musician Michael […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… TIKTOK POP NEWCOMER CHRISTIAN GRECH

Pop Newcomer Christian Grech finds his sound and audience on TikTok he chats here. Christian Grech is a pop-focused singer-songwriter fresh out of Williamsburg, VA. The young talent has been honing his skills on TikTok by posting covers and songs. Along the way building up an audience. Grech who has singing since childhood shows an […]

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YOU SHOULD KNOW: INDIAN POP ARTIST ANANYA

Ananya (photo credit: Dennis Leupold)

Originally from Mumbai International artist Ananya drops her second U.S. single, ‘Everybody’s Lost’ Meet Ananya Birla known artistically as Ananya. Already quite known in many parts of the world after having racked up several hits. Most notably the multi-platinum single “Livin’ The Life” which Afrojack remixed. The song subsequently became the first English language song to […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… POP ARTIST MADISON OLDS

A chat with Canadian Pop newcomer Madison Olds about her refreshing sound & more! Hailing from British Columbia pop artist Madison Olds self-described gritty happy pop is making waves. Olds has already released two singles earlier in the year, ‘Best Part of Me’ and ‘3’s A Crowd’. Her latest track ‘Bad Thing’, follows suit of […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… L.A. POP R&B SONGSTRESS LACI MERCEDE

Laci Mercede will take part in a special pre-Halloween online concert on Friday! At only 22 Laci Mercede is creating her own magic. An L.A. native Mercede says she uses music to learn more about herself. The singer-songwriter’s new single ‘Using You Using Me Too’ is a push towards a new narrative. Her new single […]

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WATCH NOW: GLASS ANIMALS // ‘HEAT WAVES’ (LIVE FROM MY DEN)

See Glass Animals frontman perform live from the Artists Den! Live music series Artists’ Den has announced another episode of their new series ‘Live From My Den’. The new digital series spotlights artists performing in their favorite creative spaces or homes. Following previously episodes which featured musicians Aloe Blacc and Sebastián Yatra. Episode three which […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… ENGLISH FOLK ARTIST BEANS ON TOAST

English Folk Singer Beans On Toast talks new music and more! Beans On Toast is the artistic alias of English Folk singer Jay McAllister. An artist known for his take on the contemporary Protest song. His honest, witty, and often sharp commentary of social and political issues has drawn the masses. On December 1st when […]

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YOU SHOULD KNOW: DIY EXPERIMENTAL POP ARTIST KAELA

‘Spiral’ by Kaela is an eclectic must listen! If you don’t know Los Angeles based musician Kaela (Sinclair) by name you soon will. After working with some of today’s biggest artists like M83 and Troye Sivan. Kaela has spent more than a decade producing, and songwriting. She just released a new solo project, the gorgeously […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… TORONTO’S BROODING FOLK POP ARTIST ALEX SOUTHEY

Singer-songwriter Alex Southey is well-known in the Toronto songwriter music scene. Immersing himself into the scene, he was becoming a bigger part of it as well. As the artist was now regularly performing around the city, and running an open mic at Toronto’s Imperial Pub. Alex’s songwriting itself is a blend of contemplative and confessional. […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… LONDON INDIE SOUL ARTIST TREASURE

Indie Soul/R&B artist Treasure is already making a name for himself. Hailing from North West London and raised in the countryside. The Brit has garnered extensive playlist spots, BBC airplay, and a cover feature with Wonderland Magazine. Now with his new single out titled ‘Isolation‘. As an artist Treasure brings forth a change sound but […]

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HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 7 – ON MY RADAR

Always showcasing the best that’s out there in music! Welcome to edition 7 of ‘Here This Now’. Edition 7 has everything from the latest VALLEY track to the new BASTILLE. It has been a while since the last one, so settle in. Expect some impeccable tracks that have been on my mind from the past […]

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GUEST BLOG: POP ROCK TRIO FERRARO’S FAVORITE MUSIC DISCOVERIES

SIBLING TRIO FERRARO GIVES US A RUNDOWN OF THEIR FAVORITE MUSIC JAMS! Ferraro is the Toronto based sibling band comprised of guitarist Cosmo, bassist Tally, and drummer Gianni. The trio is currently working on their as-yet titled forthcoming EP. ‘Fool’s Paradise‘ is the groups newest release. A fun track showcasing their dynamic and vibrant sound. […]

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EMERGING POP ACT HARRY HUDSON DROPS NEW SINGLE

Harry Hudson

New Single ‘Closing Doors‘ is off Harry Hudson’s Sophomore Album Due November 20 Emerging pop artist Harry Hudson drops melancholic yet hopeful new single ‘Closing Doors‘. The track is a collaboration with Norwegian pop star Astrid S and off his upcoming album titled ‘Hey, I’m Here For You‘. ‘Closing Doors‘ is full of twinkling moody […]

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INTERVIEW WITH RISING POP ARTIST CHRISTIAN FRENCH

Christian French‘s EP ‘good things take time‘ is out now! Los Angeles transplant Christian French is a pop singer-songwriter on the rise. The former pre-med student and Indiana native has a new EP out now. French started out by Soundcloud posting covers of his favorite artists. He began to grow his fanbase as he showcased […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER JOHNNY ASHBY

Johnny Ashby

British born folk-pop artist Johnny Ashby new EP “In Bloom” is out now! We chat about it below. Johnny Ashby is the British born folk singer-songwriter now based in Los Angeles. He discovered his love of music as a child through personalized mixtapes from his father. Before moving to L.A. embarking on a solo career, […]

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WATCH NOW: LINDSEY STIRLING FEAT. KIESZA // ‘WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF’

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Violinist Lindsey Stirling Teams Up With Kiesza On Her Latest Track Futuristic Pop Violinist Lindsey Stirling teams up with pop singer Kiesza on a new track. Out now it’s entitled ‘What You’re Made Of’ it was co-written with RuthAnne Cunningham and Wendy Wang at an all-female writing camp called SheWrites. ‘What You’re Made Of’ is […]

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HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 6

Welcome to edition 6 of ‘Here This Now’. Here we shine a light on the best in new music! In Edition 6 of this recurring series we’ve got everything from the new collaboration from The Japanese House and Justin Vernon to Dan Croll. It’s been a bit since the last one so expect a bigger […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… GROOVY ELECTRO ROCK BAND LOTUS

Lotus drops new album ‘Free Swim’ today! Lotus is an instrumental quintet based out of Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. While the band self describe their music as genre less. It’s multivariate as they combine electro pop, funk rock, post punk, and EDM. They create their own signature blend of super catchy music. The bands […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… WELSH POP JAZZ SINGER HANNAH GRACE

I chatted with Hannah ahead of her debut album release “Remedy” “Remedy” is the debut album from soulful Welsh Pop chanteuse Hannah Grace. Grace is from Wales and signed to Gabrielle Aplin’s record label Never Fade Records. The promising new artist found herself championed by the likes of Lady Gaga and Dermot O’Leary. She has […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER MADDOX JONES

The “Headspace” EP sees Maddox Jones in his first solo run Maddox Jones is a British singer and songwriter hailing from Northampton, UK. The “Headspace” EP also marks the first solo album from Jones after fronting Born Stranger. An artist known for his soulful vocal delivery. Something shown in full force on the synth-pop numbers […]

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CANADIAN POP ARTIST TYLER SHAW DEBUTS FIRST SINGLE OF 2020 “REMEMBER”

Tyler Shaw Remember

Canadian singer & actor Tyler Shaw releases his new musical project since last year. Shaw is a well-known artist in the Canadian music scene since his debut album “Yesterday“. Tyler has toured with Selena Gomez on her 2015 Revival tour. He has also been a support act for Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes tours. Tyler […]

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MUSICIANS ANDREW PLAN & KRISTINE WRIDING TALK ONLINE COLLABORATION

“People Needing People (feat. Kristine Wriding)” is a song written in the middle of chaos amongst a sea change, i.e. a global pandemic and the protests. Long time collaborators, Filipino-American pop artist Andrew Plan and Country singer/songwriter Kristine Wriding created a poignant track remotely using Google Voice. The track is out today ahead of World […]

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