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    INTERVIEW WITH… FRENCH NEO SOUL POP CHA:DY

    CHA:DY’s new EP ‘Manifesto Of Honesty’ has been receive major buzz since its release! I spoke with French-born Neo-Soul singer-songwriter CH:ADY, the now London-based artist released her new EP, ‘Manifesto Of Honesty’ last November. Her raw emotionality on display as she tackles important often difficult subject matter and hard truths and displays a beautifully expressive vocal delivery. Truly an artist only at the precipice of her talent, we talk creativity, influences, and much more. You can check out the TRB interview with CH:ADY below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hey, Cha:dy, It’s nice to meet you. How has life been getting on for you? CHA:DY: Hey, I’m good, how are you? Life’s…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… DARK POP SINGER-SONGWRITER MADLEO

    I chatted with emerging dark pop artist Madleo about her first foray into collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Boom Dice. The cynically playful new single is titled “Extroverts” and is out now. The moody electric pop sets the tone for the Florida-born and Serbia-based actress/singer’s forthcoming 2022 EP. You can check out my short Q+A with her below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Madleo, Thanks for taking the time out to speak with me at The Reclusive Blogger. So how has life been for you lately? MADLEO: I’m working, writing, and listening to a lot of music, life is good right now. I recently got a vintage record player and started listening…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… ALTERNATIVE POP DUO MISERY KIDS

    New Emo Alt-Pop duo Misery Kids are a band on the rise, taking key elements from synth-pop, arena rock, and alternative bands from the mid-2000s. As they prepare for an opening tour slot in 2022 with Paradise Now, I chat with Misery Kids about that tour, their new single “Turn Of The Lights”, its music video, and more below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: So, Hi guys! How did you each get your start in music? How did Misery Kids come to fruition?  MISERY KIDS: Hi! We both started getting heavily into music in our early teens. The alternative lifestyle and community was really taking off then and it’s where we found…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… EMOTIVE POP SINGER DAISY DRAPER

    Daisy Draper is an Los Angeles based Pop singer and songwriter melding themes of vulnerability, spirituality, and wellness into fresh sounds of kinetic synth pop. Draper also spent six years in the military as a member of the United States Army. Then she was subsequently diagnosed with a severe and debilitating autoimmune illness. She found comfort in music, writing songs and working on her artistry, learning to cope with her diagnosis. I interviewed Daisy on her new single “Let Go”, her influence on the genre of ‘Spiritual Pop’, and what it was like to go from military to Pop music. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Daisy! Thanks for taking the time…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… BLUESY AMERICANA SINGER JULIANA RICCARDI

    I caught up with soulful Folk-Pop Singer Juliana Riccardi last month ahead of her “Full Cup” EP. Out now, the EP is a project of reflection, featuring seven tracks, including the Bluesy title track “Full Cup”, and the vulnerable “Hold Your Woman”. Juliana recorded the entire EP live at Dreamland Recording Studio. You can read my interview with her below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Juliana! Thanks for taking the time out to speak with me at The Reclusive Blogger. How have you been doing? JULIANA RICCARDI: Doing great. The band and I just put on a great show at the legendary Mint music venue in Los Angeles for the record…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… DEAN RICHARDSON GUITARIST + CO-FOUNDER OF FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES

    Incendiary English punk rock duo Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are back with a new record titled ‘Sticky’. The band comprised of Frontman Frank Carter and co-founder and guitarist Dean Richardson have captivated audiences with their brand of spitfire hardcore rock since 2015. I interviewed the other half of the band Dean Richardson as he was prepping for his albums release. You can read my interview with him below… THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, Dean! How are you doing? Can How is life been treating you these days? DEAN RICHARDSON: Life is treating me much better lately than it did for the past year or two. Same for us all. I…

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    CATCHING UP WITH… SILVER RELICS …

    Silver Relics is an NYC-based band formed by Alex Sepassi in 2017. The band has a new single out now titled, ‘Tails”. It further explores their experimental sound that debuted in 2019’s ‘Generic’. I caught up with the band’s founder, Alex, to chat about new music, and much more. You can read the interview below! THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Thanks for taking the time out. So, How have you guys been doing since we last caught up? How has navigating the COVID-19 lockdown as musicians been like for? SILVER RELICS: Thanks so much for having us again. It’s good to be back and to answer the question – it’s been a…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… U.K. ALTERNATIVE POP SINGER SALT ASHES

    Since her 2020 debut EP ‘counting crosses’ London based Alterna-Pop artist Salt Ashes has been channeling her unique sense of style and raw emotion creating her signature sound. Born Veiga Sanchez the singer-songwriter often explores darker themes amongst the brighter eclectic tones of dance beats. I chatted with Veiga a few weeks back about her music and what lies ahead for her. You can read my interview with her below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: You released a new EP last year called, “counting crosses” and released a few standalone singles which include your current single “Too Many Times”. Can you talk about your typical writing and recording process when making music?…

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    NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

    It’s New Music Friday! Check out the best in music for this week ending in August 27th… Here’s to another week of incredible talent and amazing new tunes! Leading off the week is new Mom and Pop chameleon Halsey. Halsey dropped their highly anticipated new album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”. An industrial-leaning album that also has features from heavyweights like Dave Grohl. Most notable are the album’s producers, Oscar-winning duo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. A pair who never produce for other artists, let alone pop stars take a surprising creative turn.. This collaboration despite how incredulous it looks on paper turned into one of the…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… EVERYTHING BUT THE EVERYTHING

    I chatted with Bay area based producer/songwriter Izzy the Gent and musician Tobias Hawkins about Izzy’s new music project Everything But The Everything. Hawkins has a guest feature on one of the tracks titled “Denials”. We dive into the single, the project’s inspiration, the music industry, and more. Check it all out below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hi, First off… It’s nice to meet you? Thanks for taking the time out. How are you doing? TOBIAS HAWKINS: I’m good. I’m a little…I wouldn’t say edgy – the feeling is a combination of gratitude and overwhelm. I suppose it’s the result of having so many super rad “irons in the fire”. I…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… D.C. ALTERNATIVE QUINTET MERCI

    Merci are the D.C based quintet formed in 2018 featuring members Seth Coggeshall [vocals, guitar], Nick Jones [guitar], Colby Witko [vocals, keys], Justin Mason [bass], and Jack Dunigan [drums]. Their sound fuses pop hooks, alternative grooves, and even a bit of psychedelia to create dreamy tunes. The latest ‘City Haircut’ is features a trippy music video and is off their new EP. As they prep for their debut album, I did a quick interview with the band which you can read below. THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Hey, guys, Thanks for taking the time out! How are you doing? How have you guys gotten on for this past year or so? MERCI:…

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    INTERVIEW WITH… FOLK LEANING POP SINGER-SONGWRITER LISA HELLER

    Hellers’ new EP ‘Is Anybody Listening’ is out now. When I sat down to chat with Lisa Heller on Zoom last month. The Alt-Pop Singer-Songwriter was very eager to discuss her new EP, ‘Is Anyone Listening?’, out now. Hellers’ new EP showcases many of her influences, which include Country, 90s Alt, & 2000s Feminist Pop icons. Lisa worked in with friends and creatives close to her heart on the EP. The young talent is excited for listeners and fans alike to glom onto the full story of the EP since April’s ‘Red Flags’. To hear a true growth in sound and maturity. As Heller has struggled with her mental health…