A multi-talented artist with many strings to her bow, Natalie Indya West is known for being a rock singer, DJ, song writer and musician. Her new single ‘Goddess’ features the smart vocals of another artist called Sunny Andrea, and brings together the mainstream RnB pop sound with some distinct Bollywood ideas.
The result, as you can hear above, makes for a fun, layered track with a lightness to it. It’s catchy in an unusual sort of way, the Bollywood aspects preventing it from being just another cheesy pop track.
Originally released at the end of October in her native Australia, ‘Mirrors and Windows’ is the new single from Helen Perris – out now digitally worldwide.
The song is a pop treat which is oddly life affirming in its exploration of depression and loss. Written during a bot of post natal depression, it would have been easy for Perris to have written something much darker while going through such a difficult time.
However, though the song does touch on some dark emotions, the overall feeling is one of hope thanks to the clean, bright production and the lovely use of piano and other layers.
Sometimes getting a break in the music industry is down to being in the right place at the right time. Even for the most talented, you can send all the demo links in the world to everyone and still end up being ignored. Some people, however, do slip through the gaps and find themselves making the most of that talent.
Philip Murray Warson is a folk songwriter whose track above, ‘Following Time’, demonstrates that he is good at what he does. An actor as well as a musician, Warson is well used to being in front of an audience. However, in spite of all his experience treading the boards, it was a chance meeting in a London pub that led to him being invited to play gigs in New York.
That experience led to a new confidence in his songwriting, which has resulted in his new EP. ‘Last of the Hunted’ immediately won airplay on BBC introducing, and now it’s available through Bandcamp.
It’s a common tale among songwriters, musicians and artists that – even as they’re working to make their dreams come true – those around them will tell them it’s never going to happen. This is apparently the inspiration behind the new single from C’nky Siwela, a South African songwriter who has had his share of doubters.
Looking to share that sense of overcoming those doubters and continuing to work, the track has an upbeat feel throughout. It seems cheesy to simply say it’s a song about chasing dreams, but the fact is that is still an inspirational message.
For trying to share that, Siwela should be saluted, and it helps that the song is catchy as hell too.
Get it now on iTunes – album coming soon.