“I wrote ‘Mount Rushmore’ because I wanted to write a song about having fun…which is actually easier said than done! Songwriting comes pretty naturally when you’re in an introspective mood or just having one of those days, but when you’re out having a good time with you friends you’re usually much too busy having fun to take a minute and write! That said, ‘Mount Rushmore’ was about as much fun as I’ve had writing and recording a song. The tune loosely follows our escapades on a given night in a certain Nevada gambling town, with the title coming from us all trying to keep a “stone face” for a squad photo right after downing some $3 shots of nameless whiskey. Not my strong suit…pretty sure I winced If this song comes on in a bar and gets people to have a drink/take an embarrassing photo with their friends, then my work here is done…”
The inspiration behind Alexander Howard’s solo debut came out of a songwriting trip to Los Angeles. During a late night Hollywood session, the singer and multi-instrumentalist dialed in on writing artful Pop, crafting guitars, synth, and soulful hooks.
Returning to his hometown of New York, he immediately set to work honing his voice and sound that would become his first solo efforts with Robopop, the masterminds behind Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” and Maroon 5’s “Payphone.”
Written and co-produced by Howard, the songs take inspiration from all walks of pop, ranging from sixties Motown to Top40 indie pop. Woven together by Howard’s pop rock vocals, his thematic songwriting and a sense of style all is own, this diverse offering is one of the most relevant NYC pop debuts in the current landscape.
Off-stage and outside the recording studio, Howard is a highly involved in New York’s fashion community and has been featured in various society and editorial features in the New York Times and notable fashion blogs.
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Javen Jackson Shines On Contemporary RnB Single “ALL IN”
This offering marks Javen Jackson‘s continuous steps towards a more modern and contemporary RnB sound while betting on electronic synths. “ALL IN” offers an enthralling juxtaposition of emotions that revolve around love, money, and sex. When I say it’s a must-listen, I truly mean it.
The former college athlete from Pensacola, Florida showcases his captivating vocal dexterity that suits the slow-paced and chill vibes. Of course, this release was possible thanks to the joint effort with Lu Kang.
Besides that, I believe he owes some debt to Chris Brown, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd’s artistic vision, which translates into his cutting-edge innovation.
“ALL IN” is his first appetizer for his upcoming debut album to be released in February 2023. Take a listen below!
Undoubtedly, such a great tune illuminates his sparkling ascending talent. Also, you will love the way he delivers every lyric of his intimate narrative wrapped in passion.
Javen Jackson is able to convey his feelings through his voice as he pours his heart out with a lot of energy. In other words, this is enough proof that he’s no longer holding himself back from making the music he loves.
You can expect more relatable stories via his songs pretty soon. Just keep an eye on his socials for more updates.
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Pachanta Releases Spanglish Cover Of Roxette’s Most Popular Hit
One of the most exciting duos currently coming out of Germany, Pachanta just released the first-ever Spanglish cover of Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love.”
You’re about to hear a mind-blowing reinterpretation that is 180 degrees different from the popular 1987 hit. Starting with the Spanish lyrics which positively represent a break from the norm, while keeping the emotional side of the original version intact.
Furthermore, night turns into the perfect scenario for the music video, in which pure romance is in the air.
Together both artists complement their talents inside out.
So, I wonder what’s the point of being completely enamored of someone if you don’t sing “It Must Have Been Love” out loud?
No doubt, these guys offer a fascinating new slice of Pop filled with contemporary arrangements and spicy Latin music. That is not to forget Pachanta is driven by passion which is the secret ingredient to this successful single.
On the other hand, Roxette’s Per Gessle approves this Spanglish cover, describing it as nice and authentic. Likewise, the song has already garnered much credibility via important music outlets.
“It Must Have Been Love” is a radio-friendly classic that never goes out of style. Nevertheless, bending genres and playing around with different aspects of it appears to be the right formula too.
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Vivi Hu Shares Animated Video For Lo-Fi/Bedroom Pop Single
Having been featured in All About Jazz, Sino Vision, Sino TV, and BronxNet TV, Vivi Hu now brings us a gentle tale and heartfelt reminder about the importance of staying true to oneself. This song paints a picture of how she found the confidence to be herself and make a difference, despite what others think. The lyrics are inspired by Vivi’s Chinese first name “雪薇（Xuewei), meaning “snow” and ”rose.”
The song talks about how she began to understand who she is, how to embrace herself and made a choice to be herself, regardless of other people’s opinions. To blossom wherever she is, even in the snow, even when people doubted her.
With beats reminiscent of Lo-Fi and Bedroom Pop, Hu brings us on a lyrical and sensually smooth journey through language and emotion. “Vivi, Hu?” is sure to be your next most played song as you stare out the window watching falling snow or rain and sipping on something warm and sweet.