INTERVIEW… WITH COUNTRY POP ARTIST QUEEVA

Chicago born rising Country Pop singer Queeva is quickly becoming quite the name on the Nashville music scene. Taking inspiration from her Irish roots, artistic favourites like Kacey Musgraves and childhood memories to create her unique blend of Gen Z Country Pop. All of it told through a keen sense of storytelling that’s often far […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… PHILLY ALTERNATIVE ELECTRONIC DUO FRIED MONK X BEAUTIFUL FORTUNE

Zoom interview has been edited for clarity. Long time friends Lucas Kozinski & Jameel Farruk have been making music and working on each others’ solo work for years. Now the Philadelphia natives have come together coalescing their combined strengths as the artist duo Fried Monk x Beautiful-Fortune. Earlier this May the duo dropped a new […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… INDIE ALT ROCKER MICHIGANDER

Zoom interview has been edited for clarity. Midwest Singer-Songwriter Michigander wants his new EP, “Everything Will Be Ok Eventually” as the soundtrack to people’s lives as we return to a new normal. Michigander is the alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer. I sat down with the artist to talk about his new EP, musical […]

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HEAR THIS NOW: THE MUSIC SOUNDCHECK EDITION 8

Welcome to edition 8 the first one of this year. Here’s some of my favorite tracks from the past few weeks or so that I think everyone should give a listen to. As per usual I hit on a wide variety of genres and I hope you wind up adding at least one or two […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… MUSICOLOGIST AND KLOS DJ MATT PINFIELD

Earlier this week the NYC band January Jane talked with TRB about their upcoming Summer EP, “Your Drug” (due out on Whiskey Vinyl & BMG) and working with Matt Pinfield. The musicologist and DJ helped shape the trio, and signed them his Whiskey Vinyl label. Read Matt’s interview below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Matt Thanks […]

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GET TO KNOW: ABENA ADU FOUNDER OF WITHOUT FURTHER ADU AND INDUSTRY CREATIVE

Abena Adu is a modern-day jill of all trade making a name for herself within this often tough to succeed industry. Adu turned her love affair with music into a successful and multi-faceted career. Which includes artist management, her blog, “Without Further Adu”, working at Spotify, and stints in streaming and A&R. Learn more about […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER MARA CONNOR

Mara Connor is an Los Angeles based Americana musician. Her penchant for melancholic melodies, lovelorn harmonies, and rich soulful guitar licks create her oeuvre. ‘Decades’ her new EP drops May 20th and features her take on different influential tracks from each decade starting with the 50s. I talked with Mara about the EP, her inspiration […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… VIBRANT CANADIAN POP SINGER VIBI

Vibi is the nom de plume of Canadian pop singer and Niagara Falls native Valerie Borghesi. Her dynamic vocals and high energy Gen Z Pop aesthetic are garnering attention. Vibi’s latest single is “Fallback Girl” a defiant statement on not being someone’s second choice is full of spunky Emo pop vibes. I chatted with Vibi […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… JANUARY JANE

NYC based Alt-pop trio January Jane are signed to legendary musicologist and KLOS DJ Matt Pinfield’s Whiskey Vinyl label and BMG. The trio have been preparing for their forthcoming Summer EP release and have just unveiled the music video for their Quantum Physics themed single “Versions Of You”. I chatted with two members of January […]

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GET TO KNOW: SHOWGRAPHERS FOUNDER AND CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHER CHUX ON TOUR

This week we chat with Berlin creative, Concert Photographer Charlotte aka CHUX ON TOUR. Charlotte is not only a formidable photographer amongst the Berlin concert photography scene, making a name for herself quickly (like many of the photographers I’ve featured). As she has gathered a coterie of other female photographers to get them through the […]

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INTERVIEW WITH… EDM MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER ELEPHANTE

Parts of our Zoom interview have been edited for clarity. Electronic musician and songwriter Elephante is on the rise and wants to make a name for himself. In a world where audiences matter (the bigger the better) and the same types tend to run the game (you know who). So why would the Michigan-born artist […]

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WATCH NOW: VEVO X EASY LIFE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

English Alternative R&B band Easy Life have premiered two new live performance videos of “Skeletons” and “Daydreams” for VEVO music. The live performance sessions are the first time Easy Life teaming up with VEVO since selected as an Artist To Watch in 2019. Easy Life’s unique musicality and almost effortless approach to their music are […]

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GET TO KNOW: BO LIEBMAN OF THE INDY REVIEW & THE YOUNG ASTRONAUTS

For today’s interview, we chat with a man of many hats, The Young Astronaut’s Creative Executive Bo Liebman. Liebman also a music blogger at The Indy Review, artist, and screenwriter, shows the intersection of the music industry and entertainment. He originally started out in film and television finding a home in a great role at […]

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WHO WORE IT BEST? MY 93rd OSCARS® BEST IN FASHION PICKS

As I prefaced in my first post for the first time ever, my publication, The Reclusive Blogger received credentials to cover The Academy awards. Super thrilled to have had this opportunity I hope I can return next year. I also promised a part two so here it is. Here are my picks for the best… […]

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THOUGHTS FROM A FIRST TIME OSCARS® PRESS POOL MEMBER

For the first time, my publication The Reclusive Blogger had been credentialed to cover the awards ceremony. Although the press pool was at home covering virtually, due to the unprecedented year because of the pandemic. All of us that were in The Academy’s virtual media center arrived in style and were very eager to cover […]

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GET TO KNOW: INDEPENDENT MUSIC PUBLICIST ALISON PIRON

This week we talk with Independent Music publicist Alison Piron. Alison discusses her journey in the professional music world which started at age 20. Then she had a focus on journalism with hopes of being a lifestyle and music blogger. Read on to learn more about Alison. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hello, Alison! Thanks for connecting […]

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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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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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