Artist Review: Sassy Vee – “I Should Go” & “Emotional” Singles

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

A gem like Sassy Vee is a girl with a vision and a girl with a vibe. She’s an absolute trifecta in the bigger picture altogether – she has class, beauty, and insatiable talent that is passionately utilized in her own signature style of music that is compellingly catchy, lyrically visceral and atmospherically ambient. And she showcases these very crucial components in her anchor singles “I Should Go” and “Emotional”. Two tracks with different eclectic approaches, but diligently executed by Sassy herself no matter what elements each song presents itself with. These are two very versatile tracks that truly bring you into the musical realm that Sassy delivers to the forefront; and never wavers from her flavorful sound she carries with her throughout every song that leaves you refreshed and aching to hear more.

“I Should Go” is a great mid-pacing yet subtle song that serves up as a flavorful modern treat into today’s Pop sensibility with Indie elements. From lyrically visceral and eased-up verses that beautifully showcase Sassy‘s voice as more of a clever and delicate buildup, the verses really caress her vocal textures and tenderness that really shows her authenticity. It’s the perfect buildup of soft-sung narratives before the powerful chorus jumps in to tie the song together with Sassy‘s wholesome vocal dubs and mid-to-high range melodies. She truly grasps onto the song’s aura and key signature to write and perform the perfect balance and composure for this track, and really puts her strengths right out to the forefront. She clearly has a knack for writing vocal parts that are not only catchy, but compelling as well, and really puts forth a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving her audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.

Her second single “Emotional” is more R&B-infused and reminiscent of the classic Motown Records era with tasteful mixtures of today’s more authentic and eclectic Soul inspired artists that perform R&B the way it was meant to be. The track is more charismatic, fun, and shows a different angle to Sassy‘s lyrical techniques and artistic merit. It’s a track that any R$B listener can appreciate, including previous generations that witnessed the manifestation of the genre, and the components that came with it. “Emotional” is also a song that truly sings from, and speaks to the soul. It resonates with the truly passionate music fan that wants to delve into an artist’s true core, to see and hear who they really are as a songwriter. All the while relating to the song in a whole, and finding out how they can identify with it.

Overall, Sassy‘s singles are triumphant, meaningful and really bring out different angles of her talent and songwriter. She’s a rare gem among many artists of her caliber, and has a very promising prospect of what 2019 has in store for her, as well as beyond. By the sounds of it – Sassy Vee is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It’s artists like her that today’s music really yearns for.

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Artist Review: Yunglo – “All Bad” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Encompassing a sound that is anthemic and vocally visceral, Northwest Indiana-based rising artist Yunglo comes out swinging with his single “All Bad”.

With today’s convolution of artists competing to be the next modern muse of the industry, Yunglo is simply not the case. He’s a standout of his caliber, and showcases a signature sound that is unwaveringly catchy and crafty. With witty rhyming techniques and lyrical punchlines at the forefront, “All Bad” presents us with an innovative take on today’s Hip Hop and R&B flavors with a classic feel.

The track has an ambient beat that grabs your attention with its melody components and rhythmic sensibility. It parallels perfectly with Yunglo‘s equally melodic vocal approach with rhymes and hooks that flow effectively throughout each measure. It shows different angles to his songwriting and artistic merit, and really puts his signature sound into a realm of its own.

The best part of this track is the likability factors. It’s a great contribution to today’s mainstream market and really solidifies a style that touches on originality and familiarity. It gives his audience a taste of something fresh, yet still identifiable and relatable. “All Bad” is about being at your all time low, but still finding the ability to have hope and courage to face the situation at hand; no matter the odds that may be stacked against you. It’s an inspirational and moving track that really delivers a powerful message about the trials and tribulations of moving on and taking risks. It really delves into the aura of perspective, and really reflects Yunglo‘s ability to connect with his audience.

“All Bad”, along with Yunglo‘s other anchor singles, has amassed over 500,000 plays and has garnered critical acclaim and positive reception since their initial release dates. His music is currently available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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Press Release: Michael Brading Releases His First Anchor Single From His Upcoming EP “Vocal Release”

yArticle by: Justyn W. Brodsky

With the success of Michael Brading‘s Connection EP, released in October 2018, he is now gearing up to follow up the record with his upcoming EP Vocal Release, premiering in early 2019. His catchy and versatile single “Want You Back” just recently dropped, and is the first official single from the upcoming EP.

“Want You Back” is an ambient track with visceral moods, climactic melodies and an innovative take on Pop and R&B. But this song also has amazing additional electronic flavors that really add to the sound’s authenticity, and it’s a great signature style that brings Michael‘s melody placements and lyrical narratives to the forefront. His impressive mid-to-high range vocals parallel the song’s structure and production value very effectively, and utilizes a multifaceted style of multi layering that showcases him in different angles that contribute to his artistic merit.

The song’s beat is unwaveringly atmospheric and ambient, it creates a brilliant aura for the song and sets the tone for Michael‘s vocal approach that keeps him as the centerpiece of the track. It’s a great electronically infused R&B sound with modern Hip Hop elements that resonates with both equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable and relatable.

If you’re into a hypnotic beat with viscerally electronic sound with anthemic melodies, then “Want You Back” is definitely a track for you. This is the first single to Michael‘s upcoming EP Vocal Release, and will give you a feel for what the rest of the album is going to be like. Michael, as an interesting fact, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in 2017 for his highly acclaimed track “Hidden Love”. His dedication to his craft is something to behold and it reflects perfectly on this new single. Once you take a listen to the song yourself, you’ll definitely be looking forward to the album.

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Behind The Music: An Interview With Steph Saraj About His Newest Release “The Art Of Letting Go”

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Today, contemporary R&B recording artist Steph Saraj released his new visceral single “The Art Of Letting Go”. Those of you who read our press release of the track are familiar with it, and now we get to delve deeper into the song itself, as well as Steph himself in an exclusive interview. If you’d like to read the press release first, you may do so by going here: https://thepactmusicsociety.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/press-release-steph-saraj-gears-up-to-release-new-single-the-art-of-letting-go-january-2nd/

About The Single

”I had originally planned for my EP ‘When Everything Isn’t Enough‘ to be released on January 2, 2019, but due to post-production circumstances, I’ve decided to save one song and release it as a single. It was hard to decide which song I would save, because I wrote the EP as a story. I had to pick what chapter would be heard first and I’ve decided on this one. Lyrically it’s a sad song, but I didn’t want the sound to be sad. Pain doesn’t always have to sound sad.”

About The Title

”The title ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ marks the completion of a cycle. It does not necessarily mean the ending of an era. It could, though, if you want it to be. It’s a song about unconditional love, pain and personal growth. Sometimes the things that we hold closest to our hearts can become our greatest challenges.

About The Cover Art

During the covershoot for ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ I was channeling an alien whose home planet got destroyed, who’s now hovering through space by themselves not knowing where to go next. The ring is actually…the ring represents a vow.

Future Plans

I’m ready to take over 2019! I have many projects planned for next year. I’m releasing my first EP ”When Everything Isn’t Enough” mid-February. We’re ready to record my second 4-track EP which will follow soon after my first EP’s release. It’ll show a different side of me as a person and as an artist. My plans for next year also include the release of my debut album. I’ve also recently started writing my 3rd EP. I stay busy, I have too much inspiration and too many stories to tell to not be productive!

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Press Release: Steph Saraj Gears Up To Release New Single “The Art Of Letting Go” January 2nd

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Enchanting, ambient and ominously dark, contemporary R&B recording artist Steph Saraj is starting off the new year right and takes us through dreamlike structures and mysterious measures with his upcoming anchor single “The Art Of Letting Go”, slated for release January 2nd of 2019.

Tackling a more modernized approach to the R&B realm with his own versatile style and atmosphere, “The Art Of Letting Go” is a song of raw emotions, multifaceted melody placements and a plethora of high production qualities that brings out the best of Steph‘s subtle and authentic signature sound. Carried with a beat structure that is dark and fascinating, the low-to-mid range singer captures your attention with the many moods this track offers in both musicianship factors and lyrical content.

This track is more of an anthem, as opposed to your typical song or single release. Its duration is more of a feeling that you’re following chapters of a book, and reaching a climactic high and resolution within the song’s message. Steph‘s vocals really grasp on to this concept and leaves you with a feeling of nostalgia and wonder – wondering what tricks he has up his sleeves, as well as the anticipation of what rest of the EP offers.

This track is one of several, and will be part of Steph‘s upcoming EP When Everything Isn’t Enough, gearing to hit digital music retailers and streaming platforms in February of 2019. The rising artist has been hard at work constructing a catalogue of songs that showcase his unwavering presence, his dynamic aura, and a captivating sound that is hauntingly catchy, and resonates with originality and familiarity. Once you listen to this track, you’ll be looking forward to the EP. You’ll be itching for more.

“The Art Of Letting Go” officially hits digital music retailers on January 2nd, and will also be available on streaming and social media outlets. Mark your calendars. You’ll be glad you did.

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Artist Review: VeRich – “Benefit of a Doubt” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Every once in awhile you run into an artist that truly hits the ground running. One that grabs your undivided attention from the very first listen, and leaves an everlasting impression on you that is insatiably unwavering. This is exactly the feeling we get from VeRich‘s newest EP Benefit of a Doubt.

This is a record with a strong message. It’s music for the underdog; people that have true potential, but end up being overlooked. It’s an EP attributed to those who are willing to do the legwork and whatever it takes to make dreams a reality.

With hypnotic versatility in his take on modern Soul and R&B, VeRich‘s style is multifaceted with his very effective vocal range and lyrically clever punchlines. His electronically infused signature sound also adds the perfect splash of Hip Hop with very dynamically crafted drum parts and multilayered vocal melodies that resonate with every song diligently and passionately. His powerful vocal projection in the track “Nocturnal” demonstrates this perfectly. From elite production value to brilliantly structured songwriting components, this melodic and anthemic track brings VeRich‘s voice right to the forefront with ambience and wholesomeness. His vibrant tones and next level lyrical techniques are futuristic and ahead of its time. This track screams out passion from beginning to end.

Jumping over to his electronic banger “Junky” and the atmospherically visceral “Your Loss”, both tracks add a plethora of musicianship factors and different angles to VeRich‘s craft and artistic merit. His vocal range fits like a warm glove throughout every melodic measure and every track resonates like chapters in a book. But the best thing about it is the EP never becomes repetitive nor does it use recycled ideas. These are carefully crafted songs, and the precision that went into the perfect parallels between the authentic songwriting and the producer’s crucial touches are truly something to behold, and very rare in its own right among today’s modern music realm.

If this is the first time you’ve ever heard VeRich, then prepare for an edge of your seat listening experience. If you already know him, then Benefit of a Doubt will be an absolute treat. Either way, he is an original in his own right, yet still brings familiarity to the table with some of today’s chart-topping superstars. At this rate, VeRich is well on his way to taking his place alongside the industry’s major players; and he’ll be a household name every music fan will recognize.

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Press Release: Kimberly Brewer Gets Ready To Glisten The Christmas Spirit With Her Holiday Anthem “Every Day Feels Like Christmas”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With soulfully angelic vocals, an elite group of contributing musicians and multifaceted production value, Kimberly Brewer brings a new kind of magic to the holiday season with her upcoming single, “Every Day Feels Like Christmas”, slated for release on December 13th.

Kimberly is no stranger to the industry at all. She has been on an uphill journey in the world of music and entertainment since she began hitting the ground running in the 80s, and became known for her long time collaboration with Stevie Wonder. She has also contributed vocals to several other superstars including Whitney Houston, Kristen Vigard, Teena Marie, Rick James, K.D. Lang, Will Downing, Boney James, Vanessa Williams, and also toured with Earth, Wind & Fire as a backup vocalist in 2002 and 2004.

Now continuing her musical legacy with her newest holiday single, “Every Day Feels Like Christmas”, Kimberly‘s voice resonates beautifully with the Christmas spirit paralleled by her R&B infused vibrant vocals and soulfully fulfilling, wholesome sound. The contributing band for the track is comprised of some of the industry’s most elite musicians from Kimberly‘s life, including Herman Jackson, Byron Miller, and long time collaborator and musical ally, Stevie Wonder; who rocks a melodic harmonica track on this single.

This song, recorded in just five days as a live session, is a soulful and blissful R&B anthem perfect for the holiday season. The song’s precision in performance and production value brings out the best of Kimberly‘s undeniably catchy and attention-grabbing vocal tones and never fails to embrace your soul in every measure. From several-part harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and a classic R&B feel with today’s modern elements, “Every Day Feels Like Christmas” is a perfect addition to your holiday playlist the whole family will enjoy. Another amazing thing about this song is its staying power – it’s a track that stays with you even long after it’s over. It’s music that lights up your life even in the darkest of times, and when Kimberly sings, she sings to your soul. And it’s a feeling that will stay with you every time you hear her voice, especially in this track.

If you’re a fan of real Soul and R&B music reminiscent of the classic Motown era, then “Every Day Feels Like Christmas” will be one of your favorites for many years to come. It’s a captivating and nostalgic song that brings out the magic of the holiday season, and will be enjoyed for many more to come for this time of year. The single officially releases on December 13th, and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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