Artist Review: Rachael Hadassah – “Ain’t Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Charismatic, fun, with a funky vibe. Singer/Actress Rachael Hadassah hits us with a positive message on her fresh sounding single “Ain’t Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us”.

Jumping fresh into a music career, you might also recognize Hadassah from films like Amazon Prime’s Misunderstood Sadie, Anykah, and the dark twisted comedy Terrorizing the Todd. But now shifting from in front of the cameras to the front of he microphone, we capture a portrait of a very versatile and determined artist.

This single definitely has a fresh city club vibe to it, and garners elements of Hip Hop, and old school R&B with a 90s feel. The chorus delivers us a very catchy and identifiable presence that puts a fresh balance between charisma and texture when it comes to Hadassah‘s vocal range. Her vocals stand very close to the forefront and really put a witty edge to her overall execution of this song.

She definitely encompasses the passion that most artists lack nowadays; you can tell she’s not just after some money grab. She is an aspiring artist truly ready to come out of her shell and shine like a gem. And “Ain’t Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” is a great indication that nothing’s gonna be stopping Rachael Hadassah‘s drive for success anytime soon.

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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: TreDay – “TreDay” Official Music Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

TreDay is more than just a rapper, he’s a true character.

Combining some of the illest rhyming techniques with unwavering humor, this master wordsmith brings out a style and image not seen in every day Rap or Hip Hop.

Accompanied by a hilarious and cleverly executed music video, TreDay seriously holds nothing back with his track (also called) “TreDay”. Seriously, this is one of those chubby dudes that’s gonna steal your smokin’ hot girlfriend.

He has a baby-faced persona that completely catches you off guard with his X-rated lyricism, but it’s done very tastefully with witty components of articulated rhyming structures and bars that are spit faster than the tongue can twist.

The video’s content has the perfect atmosphere for a track like this, and tells a funny story and narrative that’ll have you passing this video to your friends, and their friends. This track, and video, has viral potential and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if it happened.

From a 90s stylistic beat to a very mid-ranged vocal delivery TreDay delivers us a mainstream worthy track with old school sensibilities that parallel each other perfectly, giving this song a type of catchiness that is easily contagious.

By the time you reach the end of this song and video, you just might believe that TreDay could become the next legitimate government holiday.

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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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Artist Review: Jimmie Smith – “Forty Three” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


A spiritual soothing of the soul with the ability to sway your hips at the same time.

That’s one of the things that came to mind with Florida-based R&B/Pop artist Jimmie Smith‘s single “Forty Three”. A groovy R&B song that immediately showcases a feel-good nature from the components of the initial beat and vocal melodies that really display the defining factors of this track altogether. Every melody fits perfectly with the song’s key signature and leaves plenty of room for Smith to bring his vocal talent’s impressive range to the forefront, which gives this song high likability factors.

Though Smith presents himself with his own signature sound, you can hear influences ranging from industry powerhouse artists such as: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Major Lazer, Bryson Tiller, and more.

Jimmie Smith is an extremely gifted artist pushing the envelope of possibilities through distinct musical innovation. He possesses a hybrid approach to his music that remains authentic to his overall vision of a self-motivated prodigy navigating through the epitomes of the ever-changing music industry. And that’s a crucial factor among today’s artists. Because Smith is an artist that seems to understand that paying your dues and getting hands-on with the industry is very significant, and I believe that fact alone puts the up & coming artist ahead of the game, as opposed to a lot of artists these days that believe fame is an overnight endeavor (AKA “Tunnel Vision”).

“Forty Three” is a soul-soother and hip-mover all rolled up in one rhythmic package with all the right components; melody, harmony, authenticity, and god-given talent that isn’t covered up or altered by post-production theatrics. It’s the perfect song to listen to if discovering Jimmie Smith for the first time, and it’s also a breath of fresh air that a song like this isn’t drowned in auto-tune or any kind of genre-bending. It’s a brilliant song utilizing elements of R&B, Soul, Vibe, and Hip Hop ingredients, making “Forty Three” a Number One favorite!

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Artist Review: Falsetto Music Group

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

  

We’re hopping in the jet and heading to the Native African landscapes of Kenya, where some extraordinary vocal talent is being crafted, performed, and nurtured.

Those voices we speak of go by the name of Falsetto Music Group. One of the more diverse groups on our Official Roster; and in so many great ways!

From high-roof acoustics in their chorus-like sound to the spot-on one-take studio recordings you hear on their Reverb Nation page, one thing is for sure: these guys are very well rehearsed, their vocal parts are very challenging, and the vocal ranges can explore almost any key signature; which makes the one-take live recording aspect that much more amazing. It’s something that in our opinion, showcases vocal talent at its peak. No studio gimmicks, no post-production tricks, and no flaws in their performances whatsoever.

Their sound is very Native, genuine, and would be impossible to ignore. From very eclectic matching outfits, a beautiful stage show, and the vocal ability to fill the room all on its own without any producing tricks, makes this talent also the most natural. There’s not many groups that can do what these guys do; just getting up on stage, and singing their hearts away as a unit, a whole, flawlessly in dynamic unison.

This is the kind of Music that makes you want to explore other cultures; the origins of music and the different places all over the world where it developed, flourished, and most of all–meant something. It’s something inspirational, invitational, and reminds you that most (if not all) Music outside of Hollywood and Major Labels reminds us what true talent really comes from, and where. Talent that is all natural, primarily self taught or learned together, and is performed where your ears AND eyes are amazed. Falsetto is definitely one of those groups. And we are more than proud to have them here on the Artist Reach Roster! Expect a lot more from these guys as we flourish them into the US market.

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