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BRAZILIAN POP NEWCOMER BELLSAVVY DROPS DEBUT SINGLE ‘QUEEN OF MY MIND’

‘Queen Of My Mind‘ is anthem for self-love and acceptance Bellsavvy is a Brazilian born and London based pop newcomer. Her debut single ‘Queen of My Mind’ deals with the body shaming she received in the fashion industry from a changing body. To cope, Bellsavvy used songwriting to heal and grow from the pain. From […]

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WATCH NOW – MUSIC VIDEO: JAGWAR TWIN ‘SHINE’

Jagwar Twin Releases new uplifting music video for ’Shine’ featuring fans Jagwar Twin the musical and artistic alias of Roy English dropped a new music video today. The uplifting music video is for the song ‘Shine’ and filmed in quarantine directed by newcomer visual artist iPeter. ‘Shine’ is the closing track on ‘Subject To Flooding’, […]

ALUNA STEPS OUT WITH DEBUT DANCE TRACK ‘BODY PUMP’

Aluna of AlunaGeorge fame hits the right notes with debut dance track “Body Pump” Aluna Francis, one of half of the well-known British electronic duo AlunaGeorge drops solo debut single ‘Body Pump’. The newly signed artist to a global deal with Los Angeles label Mad Decent (founded by Diplo) will also, see the singer, release […]

SINGER AYELLE DROPS DEBUT MIXTAPE ‘NOMAD’

The Nomad mixtape features two collabs with friend Rationale Alternative R&B artist Ayelle released her long-awaited ‘Nomad’ this past Friday. The offering features previously released songs from the past few months and lots of new music. This debut gives fans a glimpse into the young singer and her artistry, though the ‘Nomad’ mixtape heavily skews […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP – SPECIAL EDITION: QUARANTINE JAMS EDITION

Special edition – quarantine jams part two coming right at you I thought I do another special music roundup and continue my quarantine jams series, as well as update my playlist. So in this post are some new artists I think are worth listening to. Let’s try to continue to support music and in particular […]

IN THESE TIMES MUSIC IS WHAT HEALS

Social distancing is hard but music has been a life saver In a time where we all have to try to find a little of Joy. Music for me is one of those things where I can go to for joy and comfort. So I decided to share some of the songs and artists that […]

INTERVIEW WITH BROOKLYN ELECTRONICA PRODUCER CHARLES FAUNA

Debut album Yonder out now! Charles Fauna is a Brooklyn based electronica dance artist, producer, and songwriter. His debut album “‘Yonder” is out now on Sleep Well Records. Yonder follows a sliver of humanity selected to leave a devastated, apocalyptic Earth behind to start a new community on Mars called “Project Yonder.” Essentially an concept […]

OSCAR JEROME ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM “BREATHE DEEP”

Jerome’s new single “Your Saint” is out now South London’s Oscar Jerome has announced his greatly anticipated debut album “Breathe Deep”. Set for a July 10th release date via Caroline International. “Breathe Deep” will highlight Jerome’s signature style and essence, and his growth as a Jazz artist. This album will also play host to a […]

INTERVIEW WITH DIY ELECTRONIC DANCE DUO DANCE LOUD

Dance Loud are a DIY Electronic Dance duo and real life couple. The duo comprised of Kristin Sanchez [DJ, producer, engineer] and Desereé Fawn Zimmerman [drums, guitar, vocals] puts on feel good highly visual shows. Dance Loud’s latest single and video “Shady Beach” is out now. This mellow and atmospheric track feels perfectly suited for […]

WATCH NOW – LYRIC VIDEO: MAYA B “SINK” (FEAT. SAINT JHN)

Pop-R&B Songstress Maya B debuted the lyric video for her banging new track “Sink”. The R&B jam has a feature from Rapper SAINt JHN on it. BAWSE directed the music video and has worked with artists such as Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Rocky. Sink is also one of the tracks off Maya’s forthcoming EP. On […]

COLE PENDERY FORMERLY OF POP GROUP IM5 UNVEILS NEW MUSIC PROJECT

And a new alias… Former IM5 member Cole Pendery has unveiled a new music project. RYDYR is the new alias and next chapter for the singer. The moniker RYDYR takes shape from his mother’s maiden name and is a palindrome. ‘Dream Alone’ is the first single and music video to drop from the project and […]

MAGDALENA BAY’S NEW EP “A LITTLE RHYTHM AND A WICKED FEELING” IS A FUN DANCE FLOOR TREAT

THE POP DUO HONE IN ON A NICHE SOUND WITH “A LITTLE RHYTHM AND A WICKED FEELING” Los Angeles based duo Magdalena Bay’s brand of Hyper-pop comes alive on their new EP, “A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling”. The duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum (singer/songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (producer/songwriter) whose love of nostalgia, the […]

INTERVIEW WITH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER HARLOE

Harloe is the artistic alias of singer, songwriter, and producer, Jessica Ashley Karpov. The artist has made a name for herself in the industry. Gaining multiple writing and producing credits from major artists like Britney Spears, JoJo, Charli XCX and Kelly Clarkson. Kelly with whom Harloe scored a Grammy nomination. On March 13th Harloe released […]

AYELLE DROPS NEW RATIONALE PRODUCED TRACK ‘CHOICE’

Choice was co-written by Rationale as well! Swedish-Iranian Pop/R&B artist Ayelle dropped an alluring new single today. The track ‘Choice’ is off her upcoming mixtape ‘Nomad’ is due out on May 15. ‘Nomad’ takes major inspiration from her childhood in Spain and Sweden and her recent travels. Ayelle’s mixtape compiles songs written on her travels […]

INTERVIEW WITH TORONTO SOUL POP ARTIST CHYNNA LEWIS

‘Mind & Soul’ is the debut single from Canadian Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Chynna Lewis. Her debut eschews typical bubblegum pop standards, leaning more on singer-songwriter conventions. The Taiwanese born artist moved to Canada at age ten. Where she grew up in a highly musical family, and her love of Soul & R&B shaped her singing. In […]

RATIONALE DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘WHISKEY REGRETS’

Rationale fans ‘Whiskey Regrets’ is the first of many releases for 2020! London singer/artist Rationale (born Tinashé Fazakerley) has returned with a brand new track ‘Whiskey Regrets’. It’s a collaboration with rising U.K. Singer T.S Graye. Born from a story a friend told him about drunk texting a ex-lover and the regrets afterward. Rationale uses […]

INTRODUCING EMILY BROOKS AND DEBUT SONG ‘AS I AM’

Self-acceptance and self-love are phrases heard so much you can forget they are not just buzzwords. It is something we as humans have dealt with and continue to struggle with as various levels in life. It’s what is at the heart and core of Emily Brooks new single and debut track ‘As I Am’. The […]

SURREY BAND PENNY BETTS TALK NEW SINGLE ‘LIGHTS!’ AND MORE

Dive Deep With Surrey’s Penny Betts As We Talk ‘Lights!’, Music, and More… Penny Betts is a U.K. Rock band based in Surrey. The band whose nostalgic yet, eclectic brand of rock, eschews back to 60s Brit Rock heyday. It’s all perfectly juxtaposed with their undoubtedly cool kid look, and that Surrey Rock sound. Having […]

SINGER-SONGWRITER SAMUEL JACK FINDS COMFORT IN RECOVERY ON NEW SINGLE ‘GONNA BE ALRIGHT’

An anthemic track that fuses multiple genres from London Singer-Songwriter Samuel Jack. Samuel Jack is a London born Singer-Songwriter. The son of a filmmaker, Jack spent his formative years growing up in Johannesburg. Here he soaked up many genres of music. From Blues and Motown to Roots and Soul. Samuel’s songwriting carries the influences of […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SEVEN PART TWO…

As promised, here’s part two of Volume Seven better late than never. 1. Billie Eilish // ‘No Time To Die’ At eighteen Billie Eilish is the youngest artist ever to record the Bond Theme song. But that fact is not stopping her and her collaborator Finneas creates a track of honesty and depth. Something that […]

THE ‘HUNTERS’ GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE – WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO – VIP PREVIEW

Truly a blast from the past. This immersive pop up is a killer time! To celebrate the launch of the new Amazon Prime original series ‘Hunters’. Which stars Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, executive produced by Jordan Peele. ‘The Hunters Grindhouse Experience’ is transporting a block of Highland Park back to New York City in […]

WATCH NOW – VEVO DSCVR: ALEXANDER 23

Yesterday, singer Alexander 23 premiered his VEVO DSCVR sessions. The Interscope artist and songwriter (who we are big fans of at The Reclusive Blogger!) performed two tracks, the new ‘I Hate You So Much’ and fan fave ‘Dirty AF1s’. With ‘Dirty AF1s’ being off his debut EP, ‘I’m Sorry I Love You’. Alexander’s music features […]

SAM SMITH SETS THIRD ALBUM ‘TO DIE FOR’

New Album ‘To Die For’ Due Out May 1st… Singer Sam Smith has announced a third studio album titled ‘To Die For’. The upcoming album is available for pre-order here and is due out on May 1st via Capitol Records. Sam also dropped a new single from the upcoming record. It’s a confessional track of […]

INTERVIEW WITH POP NEWCOMER MICHELLE KASH

Michelle Kash is a Pop Singer-Songwriter and New York City transplant to the Los Angeles scene. Her latest single (now has three remixes) is a sexy take on the Depeche Mode classic ‘Personal Jesus’. Michelle’s smoldering vocals highlight the song and give it a fresh take. I chatted with her on the cover, the video […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SEVEN PART ONE…

Hi guys!! It’s time for volume seven part one of my music roundup. As usual we highlight my favorite songs from the past week or so. So let’s get to it! 1. Hayley Williams // ‘Leave it Alone’ The hauntingly beautiful second single released from the Paramore front-woman tackles death and loss with such raw […]

WATCH BEABADOOBEE’S ANIMATED NEW MUSIC VIDEO ‘SUN MORE OFTEN’

Singer-Songwriter beabadoobee (real name Beatrice Kristi Laus) is the Bedroom Pop artist signed to Dirty Hit. She released her fourth EP ‘Space Cadet’ last October featuring such songs as ‘She Plays Bass’ an effervescent guitar jam reminiscent of 90s Brit Rock, and her current single ‘Sun More Often’. A sweet surprise filled with beautiful harmonies, […]

INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN INDIE ROCK BAND MOHAWK BENDS

Meet Mohawk Bends the Austin Indie Alternative Rock band, as we chat with them a bit below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hey, guys thanks for sitting down with me at The Reclusive Blogger. Before we talk more about your new single can you tell us how the band came together? MOHAWK BENDS: Thanks for having us! […]

ART-POP COLLECTIVE HELLO FOREVER CHAT UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM ‘WHATEVER IT IS’

Hello Forever is the Art-Pop Collective started by Samuel Joseph featuring musician friends of Samuel. The groups’ debut album ‘Whatever Is It’ is out February 21st and was recorded across Southern California, echoes the sounds of the 60s, with their jovial harmonies and doo-wop rhythms, and bouncing guitar sounds. Check out my interview with Hello […]

ALL TIME LOW STRETCH THEIR MUSICAL MUSCLES ON NEW SINGLE ‘SOME KIND OF DISASTER’

Pop-Punk powerhouse band All Time Low is back with a new single, the track ‘Some Kind of Disaster’. The song follows what was an introspective, and melancholic era. All Time Low’s previous release, album Last Young Renegade. While this single is not the band’s best work. It highlights what makes All Time Low, one of […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME SIX

Hey again! It’s time for volume six of my music roundup the first one of 2020! As usual, I’m highlighting my favorite songs from the past week or so. Let’s get into it! 1. Hayley Williams // “Simmer” The debut solo track from Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams is a beautiful, and powerful track about dealing with difficult feelings […]

LOVECRAFT & NETFLIX’S CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA TAKES US “STRAIGHT TO HELL” ON NEW SINGLE

To celebrate the return of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Sabrina Spellman herself aka Kieran Shipka. We have a chilling collaboration from LOVECRAFT called “Straight to Hell”. LOVECRAFT is made up of seven Halloween obsessed Grammy winning producers and songwriters. Each taking on a different pseudonym for this spooky project. The project was […]

INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN POP-ROCK SINGER JOCELYN ALICE

Meet Canada’s Jocelyn Alice a Pop leaning Singer-Songwriter whose 2015 breakout summer song “Jackpot” put her name on the musical map. Now with her current single out “The Dark”, a track about strength and healing. I interviewed the singer about it, her creative and writing process, and why she feels social media is not integral […]

INTERVIEW WITH BROOKLYN INDIE ROCK DUO THE BERGAMOT

Riding the wave of newly garnered successes and fans from their latest projects, The Bergamot are happy just seeing where it takes them.

POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY LEARN “HOW TO GET PHYSICAL” IN THEIR NEW DANCE POP TRACK

Electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay is back with a fun and fresh new single “How To Get Physical.” An infectious pop bop that highlights the duo’s penchant for nostalgic and glossy dance beats. The groovy bassline is set right in the pocket amongst twinkling synths. Ironically, the band says the track is an anthem for the […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S’ TEN BEST ALBUMS OF 2019

Well, readers, it’s that time of the year again, the list of my favorite albums (and EPs) that left the biggest impression on me from 2019. My list usual boils down to what struck my ears the most and what got multiple listens so that may not be what other fellow journalists and publications pick. […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP FORTY BEST SONGS OF 2019

Hi, friends, it is that time of the year again, the year-end music roundup where I recap all of my favorites from 2019. It has been a mega year for tuneage, and like always, my list usually boils down to what struck and got stuck in my ears the most. The listicles here tend to […]

ELECTRO-POP DUO MAGDALENA BAY RELEASE GLOSSY POP JAM “OH HELL”

Magdalena Bay is a rising Electro-pop duo signed to Luminelle Recordings, comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin. The singer-songwriter and producer duo have written music together since high school. The band derives inspiration from such artists as Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen just released a brand-new single called “Oh Hell”. The track’s subject […]

INTERVIEW WITH ENGLISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER KARIMA FRANCIS

Critically acclaimed English Singer-Songwriter Karima Francis having made a name for herself with her blend of captivating and honest lyrics intertwined through haunting melodies rooted in folk-rock. The singer who first started in the music industry at age thirteen, teaching herself, drums, guitar, and finally songwriting all by eighteen. Seeking new inspiration from her London […]

CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA PRESENTED BY CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION

Monday night at The Landmark Annex for the first year ever was the Celebration of Black Cinema presented by the Critics Choice Association. The first years’ honorees were not only celebrating Black film making and the first black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. They celebrated Eddie Murphy with a career achievement award, Nia Long, Kasi Lemmons, and […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME 5

Howdy! It’s volume 5 of my music roundup! As per usual this post will highlight my favorite songs that I’ve been listening to. It’s a short one but let’s get into it! 1. THE JAPANESE HOUSE // “CHEWING COTTON WOOD” English artist Amber Bain aka The Japanese House has dropped a stunning new track. The song “Chewing Cotton Wood” is a […]

INTERVIEW WITH SWEDISH POP SINGER-SONGWRITER VIOLET DAYS

Violet Days is artistic moniker of Swedish Pop Singer-Songwriter Lina Hansson. Her latest EP “Lovers and Losers“ is out now on Virgin EMI and we chatted about the creative and recording process behind it and music in general. You can check it all out below then stream the EP afterward. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: So are […]

INSIDE THE CAPITOL ROYALE WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY…

Capitol Records held it’s second annual Capitol Royale, a music and tech festival geared to bring together the music industry, creatives, and the tech field. This year’s theme is “Music on the Move” and on Friday night the kickoff party for this year’s event was held at Avalon Hollywood. It featured some of music’s fiercest […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOLUME 4

Hey, guys! It’s volume 4 of my weekly roundup! As per usual this post will highlight my favorite songs I’ve been listening to. Let’s get right into it! 1. BEA MILLER // “THAT BITCH” Bea Miller snapped on this one! The Pop Singer-songwriter went there and gave us a full feminist bop for the ages. […]

INTERVIEW WITH DEATHBYROMY… MUSIC’S’ NEW GOTH POP PRINCESS

INTRODUCING DEATHBYROMY… MUSIC’S’ NEW GOTH POP PRINCESS AND CAPITOL RECORDS NEWEST SIGNING THAT’S READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD… On the eve of her album release show at Bardot Hollywood, I sat down with the artist known as DeathbyRomy at Capitol Records. The hallowed ground and sacred halls seemed to carry even more weight so late at night. Upon […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOL. 3

Hey guys! We’re back with volume 3 of my favorite songs of the week and beyond. This post will feature a bunch of songs I’ve been hitting the play button on more than once. Let’s get straight into it! 1. SAM SMITH // “I FEEL LOVE (DONNA SUMMER COVER)” This gorgeous modern reinterpretation of the […]

RISING POP ARTIST ALEXANDER 23 EXPLORES HIS MANY SIDES ON DEBUT EP “I’M SORRY I LOVE YOU”

Chicago native and Indie Pop Newcomer Alexander 23 has released his debut EP “I’m Sorry I Love You” on Interscope Records. The singer-songwriter who self-produced the EP fuses his own unique style amongst the many genres featured on this fun and introspective collection. The first track “Dirty AF1s” is what first put him on the […]

SINGER AND PRODUCER DWY WAXES NOSTALGIA ON NEW SINGLE “BMX”

South London singer and producer DWY (pronounced ‘dee-wee’) has released a new experimental track called “BMX” that’s a must-listen. The artist is signed to Loud Robot, the subsidiary record label of J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions. DWY is set to release his debut mixtape “8-Bit Memories” along with a coordinating short film about various forms […]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MUSIC ROUNDUP VOL. 2

We are back with volume two this post will feature more songs I love and a brief reason why I love them! So let’s get into it! 1. FRANK OCEAN // “DHL” One of my favorite artists is back! Yes, Frank Ocean randomly dropped a single “DHL” a collab with EDM producer Boys Noize. It’s […]

BRITISH ROCK BAND BASTILLE TURN UP THE VOLUME AT THE GREEK THEATRE

South London band Bastille returned to Los Angeles Saturday, October 12th with their Doom Days Tour Part 1 with opener Joywave. The “Happier” and “Quarter Past Midnight” musicians played a twenty song set to an amphitheater packed with fans thrilled to see their favorite band play under the beautiful nighttime sky. Indie Rock band Joywave […]

POP SINGER MARINA LIGHTS UP THE GREEK THEATRE WITH OPENER ALLIE X

Songwriter and Pop singer Marina (formerly Marina and The Diamonds) brought her Love + Fear tour to The Greek Theatre this past Friday, October 4th. The artist known for her songs like “Primadonna” and “Orange Trees” brought her A-game with strong and gorgeous vocals. Marina’s performance also included choreographed interpretive dance routines from her and […]

BARNS COURTNEY + THE HUNNA AT THE FONDA THEATRE // CONCERT REVIEW + GALLERY

Last Thursday (September 26th) Alternative Rock Singer-songwriter Barns Courtney brought The 404 Tour to Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre. The artist released his second studio album 404 and is touring in support of that release with the English band The Hunna. Both hit the stage performing favorite tracks like “Hollow”, “You and I”, and, […]

VIOLET DAYS // “INK” – SINGLE REVIEW

Violet Days is the artistic moniker of Swedish singer Lina Hansson she has just released her latest single Ink out on Virgin EMI. The song was co-produced with long-time collaborator Kris Eriksson. The song speaks on the ravages of a toxic relationship and breaking free from its damaging restraints. Violet Days uses strong heartbreakingly beautiful […]

RATIONALE (FEATURING AYELLE) // “HURTS THE MOST” – SINGLE REVIEW

From the opening notes of the new track by singer and producer Rationale, I knew I was in for a ride emotionally. The artist born Tinashé Fazakerley in Zimbabwe presently residing in South London is back with another fire song. This time it’s a beautiful duet with rising star Swedish-Iranian singer Ayelle. The song called […]

INTERVIEW WITH DREAMY SYNTH-POP DUO (AND REAL LIFE COUPLE) MOONRAY

Moonray is a synth-pop duo and real life couple from Austin, Texas who free-spirited music that is inspired by glittery 80s electro-pop and icons of bygone eras such as Jimi Hendrix and Prince hopes to imbibe lots of happy vibes into the world. Meet Jonray and Barbara of Moonray in my interview below where the […]

INTERVIEW WITH DOG DRIVE MANTIS A BAND FUSING GENRES AND SOUNDSCAPES TO CREATE THEIR ECLECTIC SOUND

Dog Drive Mantis is the eclectic Toronto based band comprised of Derek Serbin, Mike Papaloni, Carmen Haines, and Neilroy Miranda. Their use of multiple genres, diverse soundscapes and textures, and being unafraid to bend the rules when it comes to music and sound, have made them an exciting new band. You can learn more about […]

YSSY // “AT LEAST WE KNOW” – SINGLE REVIEW

Toronto Synth-Pop duo YSSY is back with another glittering single. At Least We Know is an infectious pop anthem written, produced, and released on the bands’ Spruce Sound Label imprint. YSSY fills this modern pop disco track with lush rhythms, cool melodies, glitchy synths, and bouncy drums. They assuredly make a sublime late Summer anthem. […]

BARNS COURTNEY // “404” – ALBUM REVIEW

The English Rock Singer-Songwriter known for his Punk-Rock swagger Barns Courtney has released his subsequent studio album titled 404. Anyone familiar with the internet will instantly recognize the album title, as 404 is what you get when you encounter nothing online. On this record, he implements the term (AKA error pages) to explore feelings of […]

WHAT IS THE CARPOOL KARAOKE MIC AND HOW DOES IT WORK? FIND OUT BELOW!

“This is a sponsored post and giveaway by The Singing Machine and Carpool Karaoke Mic. We also received samples from them as well. The post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything through one of those links we’ll get a small commission which helps to keep us going at The Reclusive Blogger. Any and […]

INTERVIEW WITH … BRITISH POP-R&B SONGSTRESS NIKITA BASSI

Nikita Bassi is a British Pop-R&B Singer whose latest single “Rescue” from her upcoming SATIN EP is drawing critical acclaim. The song features lots of bright world percussion inspired by her Punjabi-Indian roots intertwined haunting cathedral organ as it talks about a toxic relationship. Nikita Bassi’s SATIN EP is due out on September 19th and […]

ALICE LIMOGES // “YELLOWSTONE” – SINGLE REVIEW

Multi-instrumentalist and Singer-songwriter Alice Limoges is examining new musical territory on her new single Yellowstone. Thereon, she beckons to the attentive listener that there is a delightful world beyond the computer screen that we should all go out and genuinely enjoy. The Maine native has carved out a name for herself in the underground and […]

NATALIE SHAY // “PEOPLE LIKE ME” – SINGLE REVIEW

On the heels of success with her 2019 single, The Feeling (which reached number 4 on iTunes) and 2019’s Yesterday, the Twenty-year-old Indie-pop singer Natalie Shay is continuing to make waves with People Like Me. The classically trained guitarist from North London finds a pleasing middle ground between Indie rock and 80s esque electro-pop. The […]

OCNS // “HAUTE COUTURE” – SINGLE REVIEW

We last heard from the Raleigh, NC alternative-pop band OCNS on 2018’s You, and now the band who I have formerly covered is back with not only a brand-new single but a fresh sound as well. On the shimmering new single “HAUTE COUTURE”, the band not only elevate but experiment with their sound making it […]

BAD // “SWEAT” – SINGLE REVIEW

In a year where funky retro beats and sounds from the 80s have made their appearance known quite heavily in practically every hit out now. From such artists as Lizzo to Billie Eilish and far beyond. Now BAD an NYC based duo comprised of Julia Brex and Jackson Hoffman is looking to stake some claim. […]

THE DARKNESS // “HEART EXPLODES” – SINGLE REVIEW

English Rock band The Darkness drop new single “Heart Explodes”. The song is off the bands’ upcoming concept record Easter is Cancelled. The album is due out October 4th the band will tour the United States in 2020, and are currently opening up for Ed Sheeran in the UK for a string of dates. “It’s […]

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS, GEOFF RICKLY, & LOW SPEECH // CONCERT REVIEW + PHOTO GALLERY

Frank Iero and The Future Violents brought the Barriers World Tour to its concluding stop at The Troubadour this past Saturday. The band was touring on the heels of it’s newest release Barriers with openers Geoff Rickly and Low Speech. The support remains high for the former My Chemical Romance member. With many fans lining up early for the 8:00 PM door time and wearing band tees from some of Frank’s former musical endeavors. The first act […]

TRB GUEST BLOG: INDIE POP-ROCK BAND ‘MAYVE’ TALK FAVORITE SUMMER SONGS!

Alternative-Pop band Mayve has released a brand-new single, Slide. Taking nods from 80s electro-pop and dance, and featuring their take on modern culture in the lyrics. The single, Slide is catchy with a touch of darkness. Since we at The Reclusive Blogger enjoyed this song, we had the band write a guest blog (The first one!) right at the peak of Summer. Read below to see what Mayve selected as their favorite songs this Summer. Hello and welcome, we’re MAYVE, an alternative band from NY. We’re influenced by the music of the […]

INTERVIEW WITH ACOUSTIC POP SINGER-SONGWRITER EMMA LAMONTAGNE

Emma Lamontagne is a young pop singer-songwriter hailing from Ottawa, Canada. Emma has honed her skills performing at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, and the Grassroots Festival. Flash forward to now where she has recently released her catchy first single Love Games. It’s off her upcoming debut record. Check out our interview below to […]

DYSPLAY // “DREAM” – SINGLE REVIEW

DYSPLAY the Electro-Pop duo of Eric Scullin and Devin Hoffman harkening back to 80s Synths and bright neon lights just dropped another fun infectious dance track. DYSPLAY is Eric Scullin from FAULKNER and film/tv composer and former AWOLNATION touring bassist Devin Hoffman. The duo last released a song in 2018 and are playing a show […]