Jules Verne Theory (aka Richard Slee and Arron Clague) are about to release their debut album ‘Black Swan Events’ later on this month (29th July) on US Synthpop Label Ninthwave Records. I had the chance to review their private playlist within SoundCloud and I must sincerely admit that I’m addicted to all the songs and can’t even stop singing! In this album, the duo has created some of the most original Electro Pop songs the music industry has ever seen. Probably, you may know them for the outstanding remixes they’ve arranged in the past for H17 and Erasure, but today they are capable to take a step forward on their own creativity. Jules Verne Theory’s debut album is brilliant and very unique, that’s why it deserves a proper track-by-track review:
1 – Time Traveller This is the album opener for ‘Black Swan Event’. A lovely sci-fi themed song that will leave you breathless! When I listen to Richard singing, I feel exactly what the words are trying to convey. I love this one, it is a strong tune that could serve as their next single!
2 – No Ghosts Here we have a more upbeat track with distorted vocals that are coming from a radio, which seems to be a tribute to several important figures in the world of music, such as John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra, and among others who are mentioned in the lyrics. Last year we blogged the track’s music video, click here to watch it.
3 – Vienna Calling The song starts with an arsenal of synth bleeps and electronic touches produced by Arron. A beautiful emotive song that is easy to sing along.
4 – Neurotic The rhythm on this is simply jamin! It has a notable four-on-the-floor beat pattern that will make you dance.
5 – Blue Book Richard’s vocoded voice parts are pretty interesting and somehow very futuristic. The synthesizers here create a dark atmosphere with the drum and percussion sounds.
6 – Coordinate It’s Jules Verne Theory’s try on ambient/electronica music. A serene melody accompanied by pretty short lyrics. This one is more focused on sound!
7 – Tomorrowland This tune has nothing to do with the biggest electronic music festival on Earth. It is a song that makes a call on reflection about the future. Nice lyrics filled with hooks and a memorable melody. Richard’s vocal range is fantastic as well.
8 – Super Moon Alligator I had fun listening to the rap verse of this song. A track that sounds totally different than the rest. Believe me! you won’t get this tune out of your head, as it is extremely catchy.
9 – Dick Whittington II This Synthpop song seems to tell a fairy tale that starts with “If you go to London town…” All seemed to make sense with its unconventional song title!
10 – Annonymous Here these guys play a mysterious, dark and melancholic tune. It’s infectiously catchy from start to finish, leaving you wanting more. It has a nice chorus, and Arron shines on synthesizers once again!
11 – Requiem For A Dying Star I could say this is my favorite Synthpop ballad of 2016! A song that creates a beautiful atmosphere, it’s about to the death of a real music star, David Bowie! Watch the lyrics video below.
In conclusion, somehow Jules Verne Theory reminded me of musical acts such as Depeche Mode, and Erasure, and if you’re a fan of electronic music and synthesizers then this album is perfect for you! The music genre still exists today and thanks to modern technology, artists have more advantages than in the past. In this case, the duo know how to use it pretty well. Not only their production skills will impress, but also the album’s songs that share interesting stories.
The album is coming out on Friday, July 29th, 2016 check out their website for more information:
Get Some Instant Relief From Stress With Amadante’s Chill Music
Easy on the ear, the soothing flow of “Blue Green Yellow” from singer, songwriter, and pianist Amadante creates a relaxing atmosphere. He was able to develop creative spontaneity since early childhood. In fact, when it comes to composing genuine songs, his inner impulse without premeditation sets him apart from other artists. Over the years, Amadante became a musical prodigy on the keys. This is evidenced by his signature style which is synonymous with feel-good vibes. In the case of “Blue Green Yellow”, listening to dreamy synths over piano chords is a stress reliever. Definitely, the whole soundscape it emits is pleasantly calming. To my mind, his romantic lyrics reach new heights of expression as he incorporates the elements of fantasy and colors. In just three and a half minutes, he describes the magical feeling of falling in love. The chorus also revolves around emotional empathy. Certainly, he should also be considered a modern-day poet. Put your headphones on and check this out.
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Electro-Pop Playlist Spotify 2020 — LISTEN
Get into this incredible Electro-Pop playlist on Spotify and tune into fantastic synth-driven selections. I’m bringing together tracks from Sam Sparro, Jessy Lanza, The Weeknd, Kiesza, Erasure, and more. Of course, it’s plenty of emerging indie artists worth listening to as well. Instant and assured, these tunes are 100% singable.
While not all of them have reached the pop charts, I still think their underrated nature won’t go unnoticed once you discover them. Electro-Pop is a genre that doesn’t hold back when it comes to showcasing emotional lyrics with uptempo melodies. So, turn up the volume, and expect it to grow over time with more captivating hits. Don’t think it twice, follow this playlist.
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Top 10 Kylie Minogue Quotes That Will Inspire Female Artists
There are many pop stars in the world that have the ability to inspire female artists to reach their goals. Today, I’m sharing the best Kylie Minogue quotes so that you can feel empowered to keep doing music. I’m pretty sure she’s still the best-selling singer from Australia.
Believe it or not, her first 13 singles topped the charts in the UK, making history during the 80s in the music industry. Her career began by accident, however, she has an innate intelligence worthy of admiration. Behind all her dancey hits, there’s definitely a wise woman.
If you’re into the mood for discovering more memorable expressions from your favorite music idols, then I would suggest you check out Quotes Hunter immediately!
TOP 10 KYLIE MINOGUE QUOTES
“I just can’t help but see things differently.”
“If someone feels they have to live up to a certain image, then I can kind of understand that pressure because I’m considered to be one of those images, and I know how unreal they are.”
“I am really not looking further than my next trip. I’m enjoying being in the moment.”
“The point of my job is to entertain and make it look easy, so I guess it’s the parts you don’t often see which make me feel proud. All the behind the scenes work, the fears and insecurities I have to face and overcome to improve myself as a person and performer, all of the people who believe in me and encourage me.”
“People see me as Kylie the singer. It would be a dream for me to be taken seriously as an actress.”
“I’m sure that love exists, even infinite, eternal love.”
Huntington Impresses With Modern Electro-Pop Single “Chapstick”
Discover the impressive artistry of the multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer Huntington. I don’t know about you, but his debut single “Chapstick” is highly energetic and 100% eargasmic. Here you have a modern example of high-quality Electro-Pop. Probably, the Los Angeles up-and-coming talent has written so many songs over quarantine, but this one is truly special.
Best of all, “Chapstick” portrays a relatable message on the uncertainty you experience after a breakup. Somehow, the lyrics feel personal and intimate as he isn’t afraid to share his fears through great metaphors. Without a doubt, this is the perfect end of summer song for your Spotify playlist. Listen in full below.
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Monotronic Unveil Their Most Catchy Song Ever, “Kids Of Summer”
Are you eager to hear fun, dancey, and upbeat music? Then, you need to explore the art of Monotronic. They are a New York-based collective led by creative producer Ramsey Elkholy.
Are you eager to hear fun, dancey, and upbeat music? Then, you need to explore the art of Monotronic. They are a New York-based collective led by creative producer Ramsey Elkholy. Catchy as hell, “Kids Of Summer“ will melt every single speaker. As a matter of fact, this tune already reaches 22K Spotify streams in such a short time. Thinking about it, I believe the feel-good vocals are the precious nectar of the composition.
While it is true, the sound of Monotronic can’t be boxed into only one genre, their new banger is built on pure electronic music, drums, and bass. Moreover, this song exhibits the band’s great songwriting. No one can deny, “Kids Of Summer” is brimming with positive lyrics with an escapist feel that invites you to chase your dreams. Sure enough, this context matches up so well with the music video, in which, enthusiasm and energy arouse the choreography. On a side note, the clip also plays a subtle tribute and support to the Black Lives Matter movement, aimed to bring justice, healing, and freedom to black people across the world.
Nowadays, Elkholy has decided to shift gears, focusing less on playing gigs and more on recording and songwriting, which led to a series of upcoming singles and videos to be released throughout 2020. If “Kids Of Summer” is nearly perfect ear-candy, I can’t wait to hear “Buy Yourself A Dream”, out next month.
Let’s keep an eye on their socials below to get notified with more surprises.
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