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.

Stream/BuyDivinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent” – https://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/DivinelyUninspiredToAHellishExtent

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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.

Stream Yearløve // “I Don’t Miss You” – https://open.spotify.com/track/6sFMFu0Y5zZFBKGvvVcB5I?si=6GgtNHwoQgyGUGPrWGMfIA

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YSSY, is a indie synth pop duo based in Toronto. The duo is comprised of singer-songwriter/producer Elliot Caroll and multi-instrumentalist/producer Simeon Abbott. They released their first single “You Stay I Stay” in January, YSSY debut EP is coming this Summer. The band also started the independent record label and music production company Spruce Sound in 2018.

YSSY have released their follow up single and it’s a gorgeous one. “Sooner” tells a story of realizing how you actually feel about someone and wanting to tell them, yet you don’t know exactly how. YSSR says it’s an almost love song. The track is full of rich harmonies, beautiful melodies, and pulsating retro 80s synths. The lyrics are heartfelt and sweet but not at all saccharine.

“There’s a double meaning to “Sooner” lyrically: you want things to move forward, but when a relationship feels this good, you also wish it could have happened earlier.” – Elliot Caroll

To learn more YSSY and to stream the track “Sooner” look no further than below …

Stream + Download “Sooner” – https://ampl.ink/dNEJQ

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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.

Photo credit: Alexandra Gavillet
Photo credit: Alexandra Gavillet

Stream “Hold Me While You Wait”: https://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/HoldMeWhileYouWait

Pre-Order “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”: https://lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/lcdutahe

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Alternative R&B singer-songwriter, BANKS has made her return to music with the single “Gimme”. The song is BANKS first major release since 2017’s “Underdog”. BANKS co-wrote the song with Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean, HAIM) as well as co-produced it with Hudson Mohawke (Kanye West, Drake) & BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis, and the Lights).

“‘Gimme’ is a song about getting what you want. It’s about knowing what you deserve, saying it out loud, and demanding it with no apologies. I’m ready to release this into the world and begin a new chapter,” says Banks.

“‘Gimme” is a sexy, dark, and hypnotic Electro-R&B number. Taking lead from the get-go BANKS assured vocal delivery throughout the track feature some of her most powerfully fierce lyrics yet. “‘Gimme” is the perfect comeback track, with BANKS giving us a first taste of what’s to come from her this year. As 2019 is also when she is expected to release her next album since 2016’s The Altar. You can listen to the new BANKS track below.

Stream BANKS // “Gimme” – https://hernameisbanks.lnk.to/gimmePR

Watch the visualizer here: https://hernameisbanks.lnk.to/GimmeVisualizerPR

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DJ/EDM producer Dee Mash released his latest single “io” today (with Zack Marshall). The track is fresh and unique take on the typical EDM banger flipping ‘the drop’ upside down. While the song is a tad slow going, when it picks up it hits hard packing in a full punch of melodic electro beats, heavy guitars and trap influences. It gives the track a forward leaning sound while still bringing that club banger appeal. You can check out more on Dee Mash and stream the song “io” below.

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Stream “io” –  https://fanlink.to/thereclusivebloggerio

Dee Mash // Socials –

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/deemashmusic

Twitter: @dee_mash

Instagram: @dee_mash

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeeMashMusic

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