Album Review: Austin Colon – “The Path Ahead” LP

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

A lot of artists nowadays tend to put their music out impulsively or recklessly. Usually because of ulterior motives, lack of ambition, or just trying to make a quick buck.

But then there are true artists that enter the studio bound and determined to compose, create, and produce something that is captivating, intelligently crafted, and magically multifaceted. Austin Colon‘s LP The Path Ahead is one of those rare cases.

It’s true, this is a rare gem in this era of fame-hunger and impulsivity. A diamond in the rough, but shines brighter than anything you’ve seen or heard in a long time. The Path Ahead isn’t just an album you hear, it’s an album you feel.

With brilliantly produced tracks that offer up some very dynamic twists and turns, this acoustic-infused Alt/Rock record with a folky feel-good vibe has a vast array of different styles and versatile elements that’ll keep you hooked on every song. Austin‘s range is very fine-tuned and crisp with his vocal delivery, and makes very good use of both lyrical content and the melodies that bring him to the forefront.

Austin definitely had one priority straight — catchy choruses. Each track has a chorus that really uplifts the verses and keeps the flow of every track very effective. With very subtle and ambient piano tracks adding to the overall texture and progression of each song, Austin‘s musicianship factors are showcased very powerfully throughout this entire album, and really gets you to feel the vibe and aura that The Path Ahead brings to the atmosphere.

With a Bob Dylan-like influential vocal execution, we get a great glimpse into Austin‘s authenticity and natural-born talent that emulates from each track. Another key element about this album as a whole is transition; each song flows to the next in a way that reminds you of reading chapters from a book. It tells a story from many angles, hear a very distinctive narrative, but also get a taste of something different in every chapter. In a way, The Path Ahead is more than just an album, it’s a musical masterpiece of literature.

Just like Pearl Jam’s Ten, Incubus’s S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication, Austin Colon‘s The Path Ahead is an album where you never skip over one track, and you can always come back to it and fall in love with these songs all over again. They never get old, and never lose its impact.

If you just discovered The Path Ahead from this article, you’ll be very happy that you did. You can thank us later.

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Press Release: Renae Ellis

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Renae Ellis.

Hailing from the elite Los Angeles music scene, singer and songwriter, Renae Ellis, began hitting the ground running in the music realm earlier this year in 2018, and delivers up a powerful vocal range and multifaceted take on R&B and Soul sensibilities that touch on both originality and familiarity; bringing music to the table that is authentic and dynamically innovative.

Known for a very versatile signature sound and stylization, Renae’s music is reminiscent of her vast array of musical influences, including industry heavyweights like Faith Evans, Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Musiq SoulChild, and Stevie Wonder.

It didn’t take long for Renae to manifest her songwriting ability into the studio, and released her debut single “Love To Love” on May 20th of this year. The song’s vibes and production quality really bring out Renae’s charisma and catchy songwriting structures that put her strongest musical elements to the forefront, and really showcase her vocal talent in the most effective way. There’s is a passion evident within the track, and reminds us that there is still R&B performed the way it was meant to be.

“Love To Love” is available now on mainstream digital retailers including Spotify, Tidal, and Google Play. Renae is currently in the production stages of her upcoming EP “The Sessions” slated for release later this year.

As Renae Ellis continues to compose, create, manifest and spread the heat throughout 2018 and beyond, be sure to connect with her on her social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related.

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Artist Review: TIGER DRIVE – “Legend” Official Music Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Some bands are just meant to be discovered. This is one of those cases.

With a modernization and stylization that delivers vibe, energy, and a multifaceted chemistry among three brilliant musicians, Rock-tronic power trio TIGER DRIVE hits it out of the park with a cinematic music video for their single “Legend”.

The title advertises this song perfectly. With subtle verses that build up to an electrically explosive chorus, this song does no wrong. We have a charismatic vocal range delivering up lyrical justice both in content and execution; there’s an aura among the trio that gets you to feel TIGER DRIVE‘s energy, authenticity, and visual perception.

The video brings forth a use of color that is something out of Hollywood’s standards. With action, drama, and suspense elements that parallel perfectly with the song’s captivating sequences, “Legend” takes us on a front row edge-of-your-seat cinematic ride.

The catchiness of this track is unwavering – each member feeds off the song’s anticipating structures and really kicks things into high gear when the chorus comes around. When watching the video, each member really shows their true artistic merit in its full package and brings you something that combines originality and familiarity with their dynamic sound.

This song is an all-or-nothing kind of single – where if TIGER DRIVE is gonna deliver music, they’re gonna do it holding nothing back. This song is it, their time is now. And this is definitely the song that will get you relentlessly hooked on this band.

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Artist Review: Nadel Paris – “Ooh La La La La” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Pop artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Nadel Paris.

Her acclaimed sophomore single “Ooh La La La La” starts out with her infectious chorus melody, and continues to flourish as the song’s high production value along with Nadel‘s very unique and versatile vocal range takes form and showcases her strengths in musicianship very effectively as the track plays out.

It’s definitely one of those choruses that reels you in from the first listen, and entices you to look deeper into this track, as well as Nadel Paris‘s catalogue of other music altogether.

Combining classic pop sensibilities from the older eras we’ve grown to know and love and integrated into today’s mainstream approach is what really makes this song the gem it really is. She brings out a strong showcase of musicianship, aura, relentless vocal talent, and a signature sound and stylization that separates her from your average run-of-the-mill artist.

The song hit the ground running in the internet radio circuit, and she continues to garner new fans and listeners with every set of ears that discovers this song, and her music catalogue altogether. The song peaked at #31 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, and she even did a formal interview about her on-the-rise success with her insatiable drive and multifaceted talent and impact on the EDM/Pop scene in a very short time – reaching an amazing feat most artists have a hard time getting to, even with decades under their belt. But Paris came out swinging with “Ooh La La La La” and has no intention of slowing her momentum down anytime soon.

Once you take a listen to this infectiously-catchy track, you’ll be singing it in your head (or out loud) relentlessly. It’s impossible not to absolutely love this song. Once you listen yourself, you’ll understand why.

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Artist Review: Bygone Civility – “Circling Again” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & James Henes

Infectiously catchy, top-notch musicianship, and limitless production value might be a few ways to describe Bygone Civility‘s single “Circling Again”, but we think it all combines perfectly as a way to portray this gem through the collective musician & listener’s ear.

This song really emphasizes on a lot of key factors — dynamic songwriting, quality lyrics, and versatility. This track is definitely indicative of musician’s that really have a chemistry when it comes to composition and production, because this song has endless likability factors.

Elements of the early-mid 2000s are present while we can still hear some of the iconic music we grew up listening to in the 90s era. The vocals are on point with the effective and charismatic-yet-subtle delivery, but keeps the perfect balance and composure that keeps its aura relevant, elegant, and out in the forefront appropriately.

“Circling Again” is definitely a brilliant demonstration of the members behind Bygone Civility. You can hear depth and substance contributed from each instrument and additive that is brought out authentically, and production-wise. They sustain a very natural sound and don’t marry themselves to a particular type of formula; you just hear a cast of dynamic musicians that are innovative, creative, and multifaceted with a signature sound and stylization that almost anyone can appreciate.

“Circling Again” will definitely entice you to look into more of what Bygone Civility has to offer. And we suggest you do just that. You will not be disappointed.

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Artist Review: Phoenix O’Neill – “Out Of The Ashes” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

If talent and opportunity ever came knocking, it pretty much beat down the doors for 23-year old British Singer, Phoenix O’Neill.

And she has pretty much hit the ground running since her captivating voice and intricate, dark songs found its way to renowned producers James Sanger (Dido, Keane, Siobhan Donaghy, Brian Eno) and Paul Kilmister (son of legendary late Motörhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmister), who teamed up to form SangMister Music, who have contributed heavily to O’Neill‘s haunting and hypnotic signature sound from her upcoming EP Out Of The Ashes.

O’Neill‘s spellbinding vocals have been compared to Amy Winehouse, Elle King, and a touch of Björk, with eerie melodies similar to Massive Attack and Portishead. But we also hear a ton of new school sensibilities from other icons such as Lorde, Becky Hill, and Lana Del Rey — really giving Phoenix the balance and composure that makes her stand out most effectively, and unforgettably.

Her single from the EP, “I Need You”, brings out these many components stemming from her gifted vocal range and texture, artist inspiration & development, and a powerhouse Production team all honing their craft together beautifully — delivering us a sound that is familiar yet dynamically fresh. As soon as this track starts, you’re immediately hooked into Phoenix and her vocal aura; there’s no way around it. You will easily wonder how this artist isn’t already blown up to super stardom. But that’s why we, at Artist Reach, are privileged and honored to be one of the first music platforms to get a listen of Phoenix O’Neill‘s upcoming record that’s going to captivate every set of ears it encounters with.

“I Need You” is also accompanied by a very cinematic official Music Video that gives you a visual element that really parallels with the chemistry of the song. It’s an Audio and visual imagery that’ll really bring you to a front-row-edge-of-your-seat experience, and also really showcases Phoenix in a way that makes her most compelling, and eye catching when it comes to her overall look, style, and performance.

It’s rare that a gem shining this bright comes along with not only a versatility of talent, but also with the right people backing it as well. Hailing from the UK, from there to the rest of the world, open your eyes and your ears and give a huge welcome to Phoenix O’Neill. She will not let you down.

“Out Of The Ashes” releases on April 30th.

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Artist Review: LEX – “Right & Wrong” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

A strong Pop sensibility with R&B the way it was meant to be is a rare gem to find in today’s music realm. That’s why you’re gonna be glad you discovered LEX‘s new single “Right & Wrong”. At only 18 years of age, this rising starlet delivers up a truly ambient and captivating track that projects authenticity, musicianship, and a dynamic we just don’t hear in today’s music anymore.

This song reels you in from the beginning; an essence of enchantment and production value that showcases the charisma LEX carries herself with. With a smooth verse to grasp at our heartstrings, you can clearly hear the raw talent and perfected vocal range LEX brings out.

Her moods are subtle and charismatic in all the right places, and the chorus is an absolute payoff in both melody structure and lyrical content. This is definitely a track that will relentlessly stick in your head. It has that rare element we don’t see nearly as often anymore, and that’s staying power — a song that’ll stay with you even after it’s over, and one you can come back to time and time again. And also the ability to entice you to research more into LEX‘s catalogue.

“Right & Wrong” is a song for those who long for the glory days of classic R&B, and today’s more notable mainstream components that remind us that there is still great music out there to be discovered. When you take a listen to this track yourself, you’ll see exactly what we mean; and we have no doubt you’ll love this song just as much as we do.

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