Soulful Sunday With GIRL WITH A HAWK And Her Heart-And-Soul Touching Story ‘SAME STARS’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

29 January 2023


(Photo by Kelly Davidson).

Band: GIRL WITH A HAWK
Who: Singer/songwriter Linda Viens‘collective of
Boston rock legends producing gorgeously emotive
indie rock with Americana, garage, and punk roots.

New single: SAME STARS
Their first for Red On Red Records .

Info: In 1998 Linda Vien’s brother was arrested for armed robbery. A long-time
heroin addict, he had used a toy gun wrapped in a bandanna to rob a convenience
store. He was sentenced to 11 years in a Federal Prison, and had to leave his wife and his two young children behind. He was released in 2010. During his time in prison Linda drove from Boston monthly to visit him During those visits, Linda witnessed the devastation of her brother’s separation from his young family and witnessed firsthand the damage and pain caused by long term, and in some cases, unjust incarceration.

Same Stars was written from her brother’s point of view; from a sister’s vantage point of empathy and sorrow in identification with his daily suffering, shame, regret and grief. In the end of the song, as in the end of the story, he is released into the world a free man who has paid his debt to society, and who must find his family again and begin the long journey of reconciliation and healing.

Same Stars is a heart-and-soul touching story, a longing ballad,
a bittersweet siblings love-inspired reverie with Linda Viens‘s moving
voice sending shivers down your spine. Stirring.

But you see the same stars as me
And someday your daddy will be free
And we’ll ride through the night,
And everything will be alright,
you’ll see, you’ll see

Stream buy here.

Soulful Sunday – Happy Birthday SAM COOKE

22 January 2023

Fabulous soul crooner SAM COOKE was born on 22 January 1931.

Happy 92 to the eternal legend who made 11 LPs and who scored several hit
singles. One of them was BRING IT ON HOME TO ME (more than 230 million
streams on Spotify) which he wrote/released in 1962. It was later covered by
megastars such as Otis Redding, John Lennon and Rod Stewart.

Bring it on.

SAM COOKE: Bio – Discography

Cooke was killed at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, in L.A. Answering separate reports of a shooting and a kidnapping at the motel, the police found Cooke’s body. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, which was later determined to have pierced his heart. R.I.P.

Soulful Sunday With Magical WOLF ALICE Moment

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

15 January 2023

British guitar pop combo WOLF ALICE worked their way up, since 2010, to one
of the best bands in the UK. In 2018 they won the prestigious Mercury Prize with
their 2nd album Visions Of A Life and their third longplayer Blue Weekend,
released in June 2021, is their most successful one, so far.

It features majestic ballad The Last Man On Earth
with Ellie Rowsell‘s showing her vocal splendor.

A stunning live version at Glastonbury 2022.

WOLF ALICE: Website

Singer-Songwriter LUKE PETRUZZI Moves With Moody Reflection ‘PHOTOGRAPHS’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

8 January 2023

Artist: LUKE PETRUZZI
Who: Singer-songwriter from San Francisco, CA

New single: PHOTOGRAPHS

With a bold, genre-defying sound that melds his soulful vocals and prominent vocal sampling with pocketed beats inspired by trap, UK garage, and bass music, Luke Petruzzi is a rising talent in electronic music. Drawing inspiration from diverse artists like James Blake, Four Tet, and Ivy Lab, Petruzzi composes unique tracks that manage to feel ethereal yet relatable. The music showcases his love of taking creative risks and embracing intuitive spontaneity to uncover a novel artistic vision.”

TUTV: Photographs is a heartfelt and moving musing in motion. The bewitching combination of glistening synths, echoing vocals, and an overall vulnerable and
delicate feel makes this sensitive reflection pretty special.

Enjoy here.

Also streaming on Spotify.

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LUKE PETRUZZI: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With Angelic Voice SHIRA And Her New Romantic Ballad ‘NEW YORK CITY IN DECEMBER’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

11 December 2022

Artist: SHIRAsheWho: Songstress born in upstate NY to Israeli parents. After finishing
her service as a singer in the Israeli Army Band, she moved to NYC where she studied music and theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and The New School. After graduating, Shira met music producer Paul Carbonara (Blondie) as a performer in New York’s vibrant theatre community. Shira recorded two albums produced by Carbonara along with an ace six-piece band, including Israeli-American Grammy-nominated drummer Dan Pugac

New track; NEW YORK CITY IN DECEMBER

Shira: “The holidays can be a tough time. Three years ago was extra hard for me when I was alone, sheltering in place, during the pandemic, while my partner was stuck on the other side of the ocean and I was dreaming of having him here with me in NYC. There’s a certain magic in NYC around the holiday that really doesn’t exist anywhere else. I hope this song brings comfort to whoever is listening and reminds them that they’re not alone. “

Shira‘s angelic voice, think Angel Olsen and Sharon  Van Etten is the star on this new romantic ballad where melancholia and romanticism come together beautifully and touches heart and soul. No better time for these nostalgic sentiments than the Xmas holidays.

The accompanying is a beauty too. The Big Apple in white.

Listen/watch here

SHIRA: Facebook – Instagram

British Pop Stars WOLF ALICE Are Ready For Xmas

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

4 December 2022

WOLF ALICE worked their way up to the British indie
top over the past 12 years with 3 notable albums.

This year they join the long queue of artists who cover a Xmas carol classic.
They picked the 1872 poem, titled IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER by Christina
Rossetti
, put to music in 1906 by composer Gustav Holst put music to it.
Countless versions of Holst‘ composition were recorded/performed afterward.

Now it’s Walf Alice‘s turn.

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WOLF ALICE: Instagram – Facebook

APOLLONIO – Canadian Singer-Songwriter Reflects On His Post Break-Up Song ‘WE HAD A TIME’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

20 November 2022

Artist: APOLLONIO
Who: Singer-songwriter from Toronto, CA

New single: WE HAD A TIME
This is the third song in a batch of five releases that
will eventually be grouped together into an EP.

“The end of an important relationship can kick off an experience akin to grief. This happened to me recently with the break up of my marriage. We Had A Time is a farewell to the relationship: a reflection on all my wife and I shared, the good and the bad. It’s a reflection on the search for meaning in something that’s over.”

The tone is somber.
The mood is mournful.
The sentiments are mixed.

Break-up melancholia in motion…

APOLLONIA: Twitter – Instagram

SOULFUL SUNDAY – 10 New Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

13 November 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.

Turn Up The Volume picked 10 new musings
to create a fitting atmosphere for a blissful Sunday.

DENNI IAN
JOHN CALE
GLOW & THE DARK
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
DAN MOXON
JIMMY EAT WORLD
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
APACALDA
PUMA JUNE

ALLI GEMINI

Start dreaming

Soulful Sunday With SEADOG And Their Brand New Dreamy Reverie ‘DOWNTIME’

Musings for the laziest day of the week

6 November 2022

Band: SEADOG
Who: The dream pop project of Brighton-based
musicians Mark Benton and Tom Chadd.

New single: DOWNTIME
New piece from their upcoming – 2nd – full-length titled Internal Noises,
coming in the Spring of 2023. The single will be released as a limited 7″ via
Austery Records.

Brighton’s daydreamers do what they do best here. Creating calming, affecting,
pink-colored and starry-eyed soundscapes that trigger your phantasy. Downtime
is a sonic cloud that floats gently into your ears. I’m sure Brian Eno would like its
ambient atmosphere. So will fairytale eccentrics Flaming Lips too. Say no more.

Tune in

SEADOG: Facebook – Instagram

 

Folk Inspired Singer-Songwriter NICHOLAS ROWE Stirs With New Wistful Beauty ‘I WISH THAT I COULD SING IT FOR YOU’

Soulful reveries for the laziest day of the week

30 October 2022


(Photo by Andy Foster)

Artist: NICHOLAS ROWE
Who: An indie alt-folk singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio with a brooding,
folksy style that often draws comparisons to Jason Isbell, Wilco, or Conor Oberst.
A self-proclaimed ‘narcissist crippled with self-doubt’ who says he started out as
a rocker but become obsessed with folk songwriting after hearing Bob Dylan‘s 1975 masterpiece Blood On The Tracks.

New single: I WISH THAT I COULD SING IT FOR YOU
The first piece Rowe shares from his forthcoming album.

This is a soul-stirring beauty of a song. An introspective story with unanswered questions, with reflections on writing songs and a mystery lover. As I said before Rowe ‘s voice has the entrancing timbre of Bright Eyes‘ maestro Conor Oberst. Melancholic and vulnerable, tantalizing and heavyhearted. I Wish That I Could Sing It For You is a wistful beauty. Don’t miss it.

Tune in here…

NICHOLAS ROWE: Facebook – Instagram