Does music affect the brain?

Why do some people think that music can make you clever, and is there any scientific basis to this claim?The big buzz around this topic was possibly started byRauscher et al. in 1993, when they

An interview with Liverpool based artist TIËRNY

Liverpool based singer/songwriter TIËRNY combines powerful raw vocals, catchy hooks and emotive melodies with classical elements, self-titling the genre as Baroquetronica, creating melancholic pop perfection. We spoke about her inspirations, motivations to make it in

Chelsea Uses One Hook to Her Advantage

Chelsea Collins’ track, 07 Britney, clearly shows that she understands how repeating a catchy hook can play to your advantage. We first hear the hook right at the start of the song, and the melody

Skylar Lee Does Vocal Texturing Right

Skylar Lee, in Marionette, perfectly uses homophonic texturing of her vocals for creating an almost atmospheric presence in her song, giving it volume and complexity. What’s more is that it possibly replicates some of the

Sola Nails a Modern Take on RnB

Sola’s new alternative R&B track, Self-Destructing, expertly marries the vocals with the arrangement. What we mean by this is that the song starts off calmly, with a simplistic double-kick groove, as she sets up the

What Does Kiki’s Music Feel Like?

The track, Feels Like, from Kiki’s new EP, Motives, is a great example of how a shift in musical dynamics and the intensity of the vocal arrangements can keep listeners wanting more. What makes this

We’re High on Cotton Clouds and Don’t Want to Return

Everything about Kelli-Leigh’s new single, Cotton Clouds, simulates the almost intoxicating emotional delight that comes with newfound love. While the artist acknowledges that this feeling is fleeting through the song’s somewhat contemplative bridge, they revert

We Hope to Run into Callaghan Belle More Often

Callaghan Belle’s new single, Run Into You, does a great job at replicating what it feels like dealing with lost love. She creates an aural experience that’s packed with emotional ambiguity. Such situations often fall

Edith Makes Us Feel Good by Being Sad

Edith’s new single Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry is an excellent example of how smart arrangement can increase the poignancy of the lyrics, even when they’re rather simple words. The entire song’s rhythm is

Charlotte OC’s Got Us Falling for Her

Charlotte OC’s new single Falling for You is a masterful marriage between ambient indie rock and neo-funk, with clean palm-muted guitar riffs and a rock-solid groove coming from both genres. The entire song has a

Introspect with Beth Duck’s Nomophobia

In only about three minutes, Beth Duck brings light to something that, perhaps, a lot of us struggle with: spending time away from our phones. Duck’s Nomophobia is an excellent example of how certain subtle

Sway to the Tunes of ‘Closure’ by Sola

Sola’s ‘Closure’ is a super emotional song that touches upon the topics of first love, failed relationship, and heartbreak. Starting with an electrifying tune, it features sensational vocals of the artist to add to the

Fuel Up with SHE Major’s ‘Home’

She Major’s ‘Home’ is an inspirational track that is best described as ‘fueling’ and ‘vibrant’. This passionate song is dominated by loud and powerful drumbeats that complement the soulful vocals. It talks about going back

TS Grayes Honestly is a Dazzlingly Moody Ballad

It’s always exciting to see young talent sprout its wings, but TS Grayes has broken exceptional ground with ‘Honestly’, the fourth single she put out in 2018. The 18-year-old’s honey-soaked vocals add multidimensionality to the

I am Karate’s Work it Out is an Energetic Club Hit

Swedish duo I am Karate is bonafide electric. Self-produced single Work it Out is a work of marvelous energy defined by snappy drums, gorgeous vocals, flavors of synthpop and sophisticated production. The song makes relationship

Honesty at the Heart of Twilight Driving’s Dangerous

Large sounds, excellent story-telling and infectious hooks: these are the trademarks of Twilight Driving, whose heartfelt song Dangerous creates a true sense of possibility and big-eyed wonder. Introduced by a synth-influenced drum, the song leads

Lyrah’s Down Low is a Delight to Hear

Are you a selfish dater? Lyrah feels you. Down Low is the perfect ditty to those of us who hold on to self-serving intentions when dating around, and the lyrics are served well by Lyrah’s

CILVR’s Bound to Die is Narration Goals

Twee sweetness artfully disguises the gut punch of the Scandinavian indie artist CILVR’s vivid lyrics. Combining pop and electronica, her song “Bound to Die” accomplishes the seemingly opposed dual goals of robust narration and an