Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is the highly anticipated debut album from Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi. The album dropped today. It features the viral sensation “Bruises” and the mega hit “Someone You Love”.
The album opens with full force on “Grace“. This track is the perfect opener and introduction for the record. The mid-tempo pop-rock track shows off Lewis’ vocals with just a bit of rasp and lets the listener know that this album is one of heartbreak, love, loss, anxiety … All of the feelings that are tough to sit in. “Bruises” is a melodic piano driven ballad. That allows for Lewis’ vocals to be front and center. The ticking clocks usher in “Hold Me While You Wait” which is his current single and focuses on the anxieties of being in limbo in a relationship. The softness and beauty highlighted in the piano and melody on “Someone You Loved” set against the fraught vocal achieves it desired effect. The album picks up the pace again on “Maybe” and “Lost On You” with Lewis changing up his vocal delivery somewhat and electric guitar being the focus on these songs. “Forever” takes inspiration from Doo-Wop elements and is one of the highlights from the record for me. “One” and “Hollywood” falter a bit, being sleepy amongst the other gems on this record. Although Lewis gets back on track with “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “Fade“, the two most soulful and R&B inspired tracks on the album. The vocals on both matching that style as well. “Headspace” is the perfect close out song encapsulating the sound, feel, and vibe of what is “Devinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent“.
Actress and GRAMMY® nominated Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon has released a new three-song EP called “Circus Delirium”. The EP produced by Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, and YokoOno) is an enchanting set filled with emotion that is conveyed mostly through Rebecca’s often soft yet alluring vocals. On “Underwater Boys” the lyrics are as cheeky as the music with the jazzy pop music flitting about. The title track “Circus Delirium” is dark and enchanting and a bit heavier in tone than the first track. We end with “Sudden Exposure To Light” a track that highlights Rebecca’s vocals best alongside minimal necessary instrumentation, closing out “Circus Delirium” the short but very fulfilling three track EP. You can learn more about Rebecca and her music as well as stream the EP all down below.
Yearløve is a four-piece Alternative Pop band from Nashville. The members (Logan Chase, Austin Way, Gavin Osbourne, and Kenny Walker) all draw from different musical backgrounds and genres to create a diverse sound on top of the Alternative Rock genre. This is most evident on Yearløve’s current single “I Don’t Miss You”. The song is at heart a love song but one of loss and moving forward after a break up. Lead singer, Kenny Walker reminisces about missing the good feelings with the relationship but not necessarily the person itself. This is all anchored against rumbling guitars, bold drums and some jazz elements strewn about the song in a way where it’s not dated. There are also some electronic sounds heard throughout elevating the track. To learn more on Yearløve and to stream the new single “I Don’t Miss You” then you know what to do, look no further than below.
Rival Sons took to the stage Thursday night on the heels of their ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ appearance
Rival Sons, the blues rock band had the audience grooving and shaking at The Fonda in Los Angeles this past Thursday night closing out their successful North American tour.
The show was a rowdy, fun and loud one from the get go. The opener The Sheepdogs (a Canadian rock band formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) whose set was a lively and jovial one even featured trombone on one of the songs. By the time Rival Sons took to the stage The Fonda was packed (it was a sold out show) and the audience was ready for them to come out. The band hit the stage tearing into the set with such electricity you could tell the crowd was loving it. Rival Sons is a band that is very reminiscent of old school rock and roll. Their show at The Fonda proved that with fans feeding off the high energy of the band. Rival Sons had the entire venue rocking. You can view my photo gallery from the show below and thanks for the invite out Elektra Music Group!
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Crywolf (the boundary pushing music project of Justin Taylor Philips) returns today with the release of “Mabúl [CEPHALOTUS Official Video]” act two in the “WIDOW’ Short Film” Series. Although it’s the first released of three parts, it is the second in the series. “Mabúl ” takes on an overall feeling of helplessness, fear, and anxiety in this evocative and haunting clip. The video although jarring is very cinematic, capturing the overall feeling of gloom. It’s no wonder since Crywolf learned how to breath underwater for four minutes with the help of dive training just for this music video. To learn more on Crywolf and to check out “Mabúl”, act two in the “WIDOW’ Short Film” series then look no further than below.
Lewis Capaldi delivers a heart-rendering new single, “Hold Me While You Wait”
Singer-Songwriter Lewis Capaldi is back with another beautifully delivered heartbreak ballad. “Hold Me While You Wait” which is off his upcoming debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” uniquely captures the aching realization that the one you love is still waiting for someone else to appear. Lewis’ vocals are strong and haunting on the track fully tearing into the emotion that is this song.
“‘Hold Me While You Wait’ is a song I wrote about the uncertainty of being in a relationship when your partner isn’t sure what they want. There’s an impending hopelessness to the whole thing, on both sides, when they’re not sure whether they want to be in that relationship or not, for me it’s one of the most desperate places you can find yourself in.” Lewis says of the track.
Following the major success of his current single “Someone You Loved” which has amassed over 300 million plays and topped the charts in both Ireland and Scotland. Lewis is headed out on a U.S. tour in June. His debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” which recorded in London, NYC and Los Angeles will be released on May 17th. To learn more on Lewis Capaldi, stream “Hold Me While You Wait”, and to pre-order his debut. Look no further than below.