Borne from the darkness of 2020, “Hail Mary” provides hope

While the pandemic largely shut down the music industry in 2020, Kieran Lancini remained hard at work. His first single of 2021, “Hail Mary,” was co-written with Phil Barton during the dark days of lockdown. “I, like everyone else, was feeling quite low during the pandemic with the daily deaths rising, feeling completely helpless. IContinue reading “Borne from the darkness of 2020, “Hail Mary” provides hope”

Rising stars in the UK: Princes to Kings

The UK-based band Princes to Kings is made up of three brothers from Hertfordshire, just outside London, who started the band to raise awareness for epilepsy, as their eldest brother Luke suffers from a severe condition and lives in care. Princes to Kings regularly puts on shows to raise money for epilepsy research and support. What’sContinue reading “Rising stars in the UK: Princes to Kings”

One year since the release of Charlotte Young’s “Whiplash” comes the acoustic version

She may have spent the last several months in lockdown, but Charlotte Young, the critically acclaimed, chart-topping country singer-songwriter from Birmingham, UK, certainly kept busy. To celebrate one year since the release of her song “Whiplash,” which tells the tale of an indecisive love, Charlotte is releasing an incredible, special acoustic version of the trackContinue reading “One year since the release of Charlotte Young’s “Whiplash” comes the acoustic version”

New fashion and culture magazine seeks to help artists of all kinds find strength from darkness – portion of proceeds to benefit MusiCares®, the leading music charity, founded by The Recording Academy

Alke Magazine is a new, international fashion, music, and entertainment magazine from New York-based publishing house Bent Frame Publishing. It was initially conceived as a way to help those in the arts find a purpose during quarantine, and the inaugural issue of Alke Magazine showcases the work of individuals across the entire spectrum of the arts. TheContinue reading “New fashion and culture magazine seeks to help artists of all kinds find strength from darkness – portion of proceeds to benefit MusiCares®, the leading music charity, founded by The Recording Academy”

Country duo Adele & Andy take storytelling to another level

You’re ten seconds in, and you’ve been completely transported. This is what “Misty Eyes,” the new single from award-winning country duo Adele & Andy, will do. It sets out to tell a story, and winds up doing much more. At its core, “Misty Eyes” is about a young girl trading her ideas about fairy-tale romancesContinue reading “Country duo Adele & Andy take storytelling to another level”

Hicktown Breakout found their sound with “Lost Myself”

UK-based country-rock band Hicktown Breakout is no stranger to success. The band was nominated for UK Country Group of the Year 2020, and their self-titled debut EP reached #36 in the all-genre UK Album Chart. Their single, “Get Your Boots On” (which we loved and reviewed here), has already gained 10,000 streams on Spotify. TheseContinue reading “Hicktown Breakout found their sound with “Lost Myself””

We need a party song in 2020, and Hicktown Breakout is the one to give it to us

We’ve all had the experience—you’re out somewhere and music starts playing. Almost instantly, after just a few bars (and maybe a few beers), the room goes wild. Everyone knows what song is about to play, and it’s everyone’s “jam.” It would be unsurprising if this turned out to be the fate of Hicktown Breakout’s upcomingContinue reading “We need a party song in 2020, and Hicktown Breakout is the one to give it to us”

Unsigned artists collaborate to raise money for MIND mental health charity

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Some individuals have suffered even more deeply than is even fathomable. This is why Scarlet River and Country Chat with Dom have partnered with eight unsigned artists from across the world to record a collaborative single, “I Won’t Forget to Miss You.” All money from fundraising and pre-orders starting Friday, NovemberContinue reading “Unsigned artists collaborate to raise money for MIND mental health charity”

Britta Pejic delivers a psychedelic wonder of a track

Britta Pejic’s music is a paradox. Her sound is completely unique and familiar at the same time, and we can’t get enough. Pejic’s newly released track, “Sebago Lumbago,” is a throwback to the psychedelic 60s, but with a modern spin. While Pejic has had no formal music training, music is in her blood. Her grandfatherContinue reading “Britta Pejic delivers a psychedelic wonder of a track”

Charlotte Young has already hit #1, but she won’t stop there

Charlotte Young has already had a #1 single and a #1 EP. Her debut single “Whiplash” reached #1 in the UK Country iTunes Chart and the Euro Academy of Country Music Chart. Her accompanying debut EP “Blown Away” debuted at #1 in the UK Country iTunes Album Chart. But she’s not ready to sit backContinue reading “Charlotte Young has already hit #1, but she won’t stop there”