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Mark Mathews - Down Under Girl | Song Review

  Meet The Artist: Mark Mathews Mark Mathews is a London based Singer-Songwriter that has been described as, arguably the hardest working solo artist in the UK right now . He releases infectious folky Indie-Pop tunes and has performed for the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn . He has been voted one of the best artists in London by readers of the Metro newspaper , awarded first place in the Indie International Songwriting Competition, nominated for 2 Indy Music Awards for best live act and been played on BBC Introducing . Mark has released many singles, EPs and albums over the years such as ' A Flash In The Pan ' (2008), ' Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride ' (2008), ' Moments and Movements ' (2012), ' Someone ' (2014), ' Misspent Future ' (2015), ' The Ranging Sea ' (2016), ' Feelings Aren't Facts ' (2017) and ' Carrier Bag Your Career Is Over ' (2018). He has now released his new single called 'Down Under Girl' -

Dua Lipa - Swan Song | Song Review

  Dua Lipa is an English singer and songwriter. She began her career by uploading covers of songs onto her YouTube channel. In 2015, she signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after called ' New Love '. She released her self-titled debut album in June 2017 which spawned smash hits such as ' New Rules', ' IDGAF ', ' Blow Your Mind (Mwah) ' and many others. Her song, ' New Rules ', became a worldwide hit with it charting high in several countries. It has reached over 1 billion views on her official YouTube channel and has broken many records. In 2018, Dua released a ' Complete Edition ' of her debut albums which added songs such as ' Kiss and Makeup (ft. BlackPink) ', ' One Kiss (with Calvin Harris) ' and many others. To start 2019 off, Dua has released a new song which is from the upcoming motion picture ' Alita: Battle Angel '. Dua Lipa has been tweeting and talking about this s

Sean Paul (ft. Stefflon Don) - Shot & Wine | Song Review

  Sean Paul is a Jamaican dancehall rapper, singer and record producer. He has had many smashes hits over the years and has released 8 studio albums - ' Stage One ' (2000), ' Dutty Rock ' (2002), ' The Trinity ' (2005), ' Imperial Blaze ' (2009), ' Tomahawk Technique ' (2012), ' Full Frequency ' (2013) and ' Mad Love The Prequel ' (2018). He has now released a new single called ' Shot & Wine ' featuring Stefflon Don . Sean Paul is best known for his reggae-infused and catchy tracks and he has been able to release another one of the kinds of songs. Sean has also collaborated with many artists and has managed to have quite a few hits with them. Stefflon Don is a British rapper and singer. She is best known for her 2017 single ' Hurtin' Me ' featuring French Montana , which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2016, Stefflon Don released her debut mixtape ' Real Ting ', followed by a

Electric Mud - The Deconstruction of Light | Album Review

  Meet The Artist: Electric Mud Electric Mud is an instrumental rock band which consists of Hagen Bretschneider (idea, sound concept, bass) and Lennart Hüper (rhythm guitar) and they have always focused on instrumental compositions. They have concentrated on their own material, producing their first album ' Dead Cat on a Railroad Track ' (2013). This work was a production using only guitars, bass and drum machine. Following their success, they decided to develop their music together resulting in their second album, ' Lunatic Asylum ' (2015). Hagen and Lennart were joined by Nico Walser, who produced ' Lunatic Asylum ' as well as playing lead guitar and synthesizers. This collaboration blossomed further on their third album ' Wrong Planet ' featuring Nico Walser once again. After the release of the former albums, Hagen Bretschneider received tones of sound files from people all over the world, who played the guitar or sang vocals along to Electric M

Ariana Grande - 7 rings | Song Review

  Ariana Grande  is back with her second official single from her upcoming fifth studio album, 'thank u, next'. The era started with the worldwide smash hit ' thank u, next ' followed by the catchy ' imagine '.  Ariana  has now released ' 7 rings ' which she has been teasing for a while. The beginning of ' 7 rings ' can actually be heard at the beginning of the ' thank u, next ' music video. Before listening to the song, I had really high hopes. Her ' sweetener ' album was one of my favourite albums of 2018 despite people having mixed feelings about it and with releasing of ' thank u, next ' and ' imagine ', I am really excited about her album and all the amazing music the album will be filled with. The visuals for the era so far have also been amazing so I had no doubt  Ariana  was going to do crazy visuals for ' 7 rings ' too. ' 7 rings ' makes me feel poor when I listen to it - but it also ma

Lauren Jauregui - More Than That | Song Review

  Lauren Jauregui is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group, Fifth Harmony . Lauren has also collaborated with a few different artists such as Marian Hill , Steve Aoki , Halsey and Ty Dolla $ign exploring different genres of music ahead of her solo career (I am not sure if that was her plan but experiences within the different genres would have certainly helped her now). She signed with Columbia Records and began working on her upcoming debut solo album in May 2018. She released her debut solo single ' Expectations ' and its music video in October 2018 and she has now released her second single (which is my favourite out of the two) called ' More Than That '. Throughout the song, Lauren is letting her lover know that she doesn't go home with anyone. It almost seems like she raps the lyrics with soothing, majestic vocals mixed in-between. The song seems very sassy too. The beat of the song is very contagious as well

Joe Antaine - Don't Shut Me Out | Song Review

  Meet The Artist: Joe Antaine Joe Antaine grew up in Belfast at the back end of the infamous 'troubles', living in his grandmother's house along with his mum, two uncles and two aunts, in the loudest yet the most loving family environment a kid could have hoped for. Joe started his career playing 'air' piano on the sofa to Elton John and Queen records, and singing in school and church choirs. Joe’s moment of musical Zen came when his uncle put on a Billy Joel record. Joe Antaine is now based in Glasgow and tours the clubs. He has a string of singles coming out on The Animal Farm label including his debut single, ' Don't Shut Me Out ' which is out now. ' Don't Shut Me Out ' is all about someone shutting Joe out, not expressing how they feel and really making it hard to communicate. Every song has different meanings to each person and in my perceptive, this song is about someone not telling you how they really feel - they could be deali

Sam Smith (ft. Normani) - Dancing With A Stranger | Song Review

  Sam Smith is an English singer-songwriter. They rose to fame in 2012 when they were featured on Disclosure 's breakthrough single ' Latch ', which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. They also featured on Naughty Boy 's single, ' La La La ' in 2013 which scored Sam Smith his first Number 1 single. They later released their debut album in 2015 called ' In The Lonely Hour ' which spawned smash hits such as ' Money On My Mind ', ' Lay Me Down ' and many others. Following from the release of their debut album; Sam released a ' Drowning Shadows Edition ' of their debut album in 2015 and their most recent album ' The Thrill Of It All ' in 2017. Sam Smith is a worldwide success and has now released a new single with Normani called ' Dancing With A Stranger '. The song is a bit more upbeat than what we are used too with Sam Smith . They usually release gentle soul music. You could say this collaborat

Chris Brown - Undecided | Song Review

 Chris Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He has involved in his church choir and several local talents show from a young age and later sign a record deal with Jive Records in 2004. Throughout Chris' music career, he has released 9 studio albums - ' Chris Brown ' (2005), ' Exclusive ' (2007), ' Graffiti ' (2009), ' F.A.M.E ' (2011), ' Fortune ' (2012), ' X ' (2014), ' Fan Of A Fan The Album (with Tyga )' (2015), ' Royalty ' (2015) and ' Heartbreak On A Full Moon ' (2017). Chris Brown has now released his new single, ' Undecided ' and I am really loving the track. I have to admit, Chris has been involved in a lot of problems in the past, which I do not support or like but he does release some really good music. ' Undecided ' talks about the strains of his current relationship and the impact it has had on his mental health. I think it is really good for Chris to talk a

Sam Sky - Amnesia | Song Review

  Meet The Artist: Sam Sky   Sam Sky is an American based singer/songwriter who has released many singles such as ' What It Takes ', ' I'd Rather Die Alone ' and ' In Your Atmosphere '. Back in November 2018, Sam released a new single called ' Amnesia ' which is my favourite from the bunch of songs he has released (along with ' I'd Rather Die Alone '). His vocal range is insane and I really believe Sam is an artist to look out for - he could be at the top of the charts soon, I really believe in him.   Before he adventured into his solo career, Sam was part of several different rock bands as the frontman!   Sam has only been releasing music as a solo artist for around 6 months and he has already gained over 8,000 total streams on Spotify !    I got the chance to do a little Q&A session with Sam about his song, ' Amnesia ', so he will tell you more about the song but it delves into feelings of being trapped in a ro

Fleur East - Favourite Thing | Song Review

  Fleur East is a singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and fitness model based in England. She competed on the second series of  The X Factor in 2005 as a member of the girl group but later returned to The X Factor as a solo artist in 2014 for its eleventh series, where she placed runner-up. She became the show's first contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes Store chart during the competition with her performance of ' Uptown Funk ' (originally by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars ). She has also recently competed in ' I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here ' where she placed 4th. Fleur released her debut album in 2015 called ' Love, Sax and Flashbacks ' which spawned her smash hit ' Sax '. Unfortunately, shortly after, Fleur went quiet and didn't release any new music until now where she has released her highly anticipated single, ' Favourite Thing '. I think Fleur and her team chose the perfect time to release new music

Post Malone - Wow. | Song Review

  Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has gained recognition for blending various musical genres, for his characterised songwriting, and his vocal style. Post Malone began his musical career by releasing his debut single ' White Iverson ' in 2015 which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and later certified quadruple platinum. With the success of his debut single, it allowed Post to secure a recording contract with Republic Records later that year. Since then, Post Malone has released a bunch of different singles and has released 2 studio albums called ' Stoney ' (2016) and ' beerbongs & Bentleys ' (2018) which spawned hits such as ' Better Now ', ' rockstar (ft. 21 Savage )', ' Psycho (ft. Ty Dolla $ign )' and many more. Post Malone has now released his next single titled ' Wow. ' He surprised fans with this release but he did promise them that he would have 'a

Loren Gray - Queen | Song Review

  Loren Gray is a Social Media Influencer - with more than 50 million followers across multiple platforms - who rose to fame on . She has been nominated for many Teen Choice Awards and has also worked with HRVY on some music projects. She has now put her foot into the music industry, signing a record deal with Virgin Records . Loren has released two previous singles called ' My Story ' (2018), ' Kick You Out ' (2018) and has now released her newest single called ' Queen '. The empowering third single from her up and coming debut EP is edgier than her previous releases but I think it really suits her. Loren explained that the song is about the importance of knowing your worth in all the different types of relationships you have in life, including the relationship with yourself. Loren spoke about the meaning of the song in an interview, “It’s so important to me that they [my fans] know we’re in this together, and that if I can do all this