TOO LATE FOR HOPE
ZILVERBACKS - Alt Experimental Punk-Rock - United Kingdom
Feedback written by PHOENIX on March 23th, 2020.
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Hi Too Late For Hope and thanks for having sent me "Héritage" as your campaign music. I'm French like you but if you wish me to write in English I'm not against.
I was very surprised and interested to discover your single "Héritage", from your album "Sortir Du Chaos" and I just can say that I do loved listening and listening again your song which is very heavy and desperate yes but also that represents a hope (even if your artist name is "Too Late For Hope") for people, especially children who will come.
Besides the quality of your song where strong and lucid lyrics fit very well a heavy beat and deep drum rhythm with throbbing guitar sound, I was very touched by the message inside and I can't imagine you are not believer because you clearly talk about our earth and world as the lost paradise when everything was shared between everyone, especially when we see that so many areas in the world and so many people want now to take charge of their destiny and their happiness.
May I classify your style in the Gothic style ? I think you're very close to Gothic movement because most of bands and artists belonging to this movement find their inspiration in the thema of chaos and how to avoid chaos. Even if you really have your own style, I think you may be influenced by the great French singer songwriter Dominique A and also the not less renowed Daniel Darc (ex- leader singer of the French band Taxi Girl) when he made his solo career.
I noticed, at the midle of the song, a terrific (but true) sentence showing how, unfortunately, a beautiful world originally created is been destroyed by evil and selfish people believing in money like their only god. That sentence says, in French original language "L'homme est un parasite patenté, un rapace assumé, un assassin en liberté fossoyeur de sa propre humanité". So many leaders should think of these words... I also liked, at the end of the song, the way you mix your voice (to let hear only some key words (in French) like "Autodestruction assumée", "manipulation frénétique", "désinformation organisée", "opposition muselée", "organisation du pillage", "systématisation du carnage", "consommation surmultipliée", "gaspillage institué", "catastrophe climatique" which are powerful and clever words and of course not politically correct and that's why they are so clever and true. Congrats for your courage to tell your thoughts. "Héritage" gives without any doubt the desire to know your full album and I'll have pleasure to check it as soon as I can.
And now some French words : Phoenix te souhaite le meilleur succès et te félicite pour ton excellente chanson et ton superbe album fait "à la maison" !
Feedback written by PHOENIX on March 10th, 2020.
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Discover O'FALCO ! O'FALCO learned many years classical music in the conservatory and got inspired by it during his compositions. In his first instrumental electro/project "Continents" and "The Senses" we can hear the mixture between the electronic, the pop, the house, world music and of course the classical music. Every track of his project represents a continent "Asia", "Europe", "America", "Africa", "Australia" and a bonus track "Antarctica" or represents a sense . Each of one of them is unique and tell us a different "story" that O'FALCO is delivering us. "I want you to dance, to run, to chill, to sleep, to create, to love, to close your eyes and let the music touch your emotions ", O'FALCO tell us after his concert in madrid on January 2020.
Talking about the thema, "Asia" is with "Africa", "America", Europa" (more heavy, dark and deep track, like is Europe now...), "Australia" and "Antarctica", 1 of the 6 wonderful Electronic tracks gathered in a very original concept, the one of the continents and, by the way, the name of these conceptual tracks is... "Continents" !
Maybe I'm wrong but I think that O'Falco finds some inspiration in the most famous composers of the 19th century like Frédéric Chopin or of the 18th century like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Most tracks like "Antarctica", "Asia", "Europe" but also his more recent conceptual tracks "The Sixth Sense", "Sound", "Smell", "Touch" or "Sight" already got thousand views and more on Youtube and O'Falco deserves this increasing success.
Last thing is that O'Falco's logo, representing a sort of black (or white sometimes) Phoenix, obviously pleased me because I am PHOENIX !!
Feedback written by PHOENIX on March 7th, 2020.
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jaye is no stranger to pain; perhaps that is why his new love song is overwhelmed by grief. His story began with self-inflicted anguish and loneliness, but recently, he has been exploring happier feelings—though agony still lurks in the shadows. On his new single, “DEJA VU,” jaye pushes past the joy of marriage to imagine life without his wife.
A romantic ballad buoyed by string movements, “DEJA VU” picks up where jaye’s debut left off. On his previous single, “TOMORROW,” the Singaporean artist opened up about his dark past with suicidal ideation, which came to a boiling point after having to choose between caring for his aging parents and securing a life with his new spouse. The decision to move out with his wife brought him to the brink of madness, but she pulled him out and ultimately saved him.
With that realization, jaye’s love for her ballooned until it began to suffocate him, as he envisioned her death. Grief is all-consuming, and the only way jaye thought to avoid it would be to forget his partner's memory altogether. But this was the woman who irrevocably changed his life for the better, who made him the man he is today—free and alive. Without her, the thoughts of taking his own life would surely return, conjuring the namesake phenomenon of jaye’s new single, which was co-written with Kyle Patrick and co-produced by him and Will Snyder. For the music video, jaye makes light of the idea of “loss,” using a time machine to search through millennia to find his love, played by his real-life partner. The video was conceptualized and directed by bless7up;the team was also responsible for the Joker homage on “TOMORROW,” which was a top trend on YouTube in southeast Asia, landed on the Top 20 Music Charts Singapore, and earned 500k views in its first month.
jaye is intimately familiar with his demons and has vowed to give back to those battling their own. All merch proceeds from “DEJA VU” will benefit the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, an organization dedicated to improving caregiving for dementia patients; proceeds from “TOMORROW” were donated to Samaritans of Singapore, a suicide prevention non-profit group. He began his music career in a folk-rock duo in his home country, then fronted a Japan-based funk group before he became a DJ for an X-Factor finalist. Then after his return to Singapore, he earned over a million streams and landed on the Spotify viral charts as THE AZN SEN$ATION. Now his worldview is clearer and though he still struggles, the support from his wife is all he needs to see the light.Hi Jaye and thank you very much to have sent me your new beautiful Pop-Funk song "Dejavu", especially after you already did me honor and pleasure to send your campaign for "Tomorrow" for which I wrote and shared some feedback while writing my first review for Groover on December 5th, 2019.
That means you trust my feeling and I appreciate this a lot.
Immediately when I heard "Dejavu" I was impressed as well by the simplicity of the melody and pureness of the voice as well by the real professionalism of your video-clip about which I did like the special effects and excellent editing and also very good play. I see a real maturity in the song and the video.
As a French person I also like the homage for my native language in your title song "Dejavu", so thanks.
Talking again of your clip I noticed strong lyrics and heavy music effects and I especially loved the way you sometime manage to push your voice without never losing the tune and that means a great ability in singing.
The clip is not only a musical video but also tells a strong and sad love story that keeps in suspense.
Last thing is that I'm sure you're now becoming a great international star when I see your incredible score on youtube for "Tomorrow" (1 million 250000 views in 4 months with 800 comments and 7400 likes) and for "Dejavu" (already 120000 views with 190 comments and 900 likes).
If I may do some relation between you and some great renowed singer I'll not say Michael but Germaine Jackson, one of the best singer of Rhythm and Blues and Pop Funk of any time.
So happy and proud to write a review for you !
Feedback written by PHOENIX on February 16th, 2020
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TEXMEX SHAMAN - Psychedelic Electro Jazz-Rock, Instrumental - USA
"TexMex Shaman was founded in October 2018 and offers a genre-defying sound that combines funk beats, intense guitar, smooth bass, and captivating samples into tracks that are at once familiar and novel. Watkins created TexMex Shaman to be a response to commercial, corporatized music that follows formulas and conventions. By pushing the envelope on musical genres and taking listeners on an auditory journey that is as stream of consciousness as it is musically engaging, TexMex Shaman is a new vision for what modern music can be"
Hi TexMex Shaman and thanks for having sent your very very cool track "Red Rockit 2020" that I absolutely enjoyed listening, especially knowing that I'm not so used to receive much pieces of music in this style.
It's very interesting and unusual that the first part of your track is a (very well made) funky jazz-rock track with some scratch very well added, and suddenly becomes, around timecode 4mn10, a totally new track much more heavy and dark until a terrific crescendo (like a war style) and end of the track. I don't forget also the strange and heavenly female voice, like a mermaid, emerging around timecode 5mn40.
I was also very impressed by the very big fan base you have on soundcloud as well as on spotify.
Congrats for this great jazz-rock (and more) track that you sent me.
Feedback written by PHOENIX on February 16th, 2020
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"I come from Zagreb,Croatia. This is my first EP album. There are 6 instrumental song on this album. Most of all I like to write songs that have a good rock groove and vibe. For now, I'm just recording anything that pops into my head, but in the future I hope this songs will come alive in live performance."
Hi Josip and thanks a lot for having sent me your very very cool piece of music "Run Bitch Run" that I absolutely enjoyed listening and listening again.
The fast and rhythmic way you play electric guitar and drums is a very modern way and I liked it a lot, especially as I'm not a specialist of electric guitar.
According to me your style, very personal, sound somehow like some of the songs of the very renowed French singer Dick Rivers which maybe you know.
I also had a look at some of your other tracks like "Morning", "Cool Cool", "What a Blues" that I found very interesting too and they reminded me, like "Run Bitch Run", of some soundtracks of former American crime series or movies like for example "The Hitman" (with Chuck Norris) that I recently watched.
So many congrats and I agree to discuss with you for a possible collaboration if you wish.
Feedback written by PHOENIX on February 10th, 2020
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STUBBORN TREES - Alt-Noisy Rock - France
Hello Stubborn Trees et merci de m'avoir envoyé votre excellent clip "Keep Going" très style Nirvana ou Pixies effectivement, qui a beaucoup de pêche et m'a vraiment emballé ! J'ai trouvé personnellement une influence L7 et pourquoi pas Sonic Youth aussi. Vous avez un côté jazzy que j'apprécie aussi.
Je me suis d'ailleurs abonné à vos pages soundcloud, FB et YT pour suivre votre actualité.
Bonne chance pour vos concerts et n'hésitez pas à visiter mon site.
Feedback rédigé par PHOENIX le 23 janvier 2020
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RAGARAJA - French Neo Métal, Punk Metal - France
Salut Ragaraja (excellent nom de groupe), j'écris très vite un premier petit feedback pour "Vagabond" que j'ai ADORE ainsi que d'autres que j'ai écouté ("Chrysalide", "Pornocratie"
Je n'aime pas tous les groupes Métal français, loin de là, mais cette fois j'ai vraiment beaucoup beaucoup aimé et je dois dire que, depuis Tamtrum qui est pour moi une référence, je n'ai rien écouté qui m'a autant emballé.
J'ai d'ailleurs écrit quelques petites bafouilles sur votre chaîne YT au sujet de "Vagabond" et "Chrysalide" qui sont d'excellents morceaux Punk Métal.
Vos textes sont vraiment intéressants et profonds (même si on ne comprend pas toujours les mots mais... punk oblige !)
Alors bravo et au plaisir.
Feedback rédigé par PHOENIX le 18 janvier 2020
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FLEUR OFFWOOD - Auteur compositeur interprète, Indie Pop, Electro Soul - France
Feedback rédigé par PHOENIX le 27 décembre 2019
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KID NORKJEN - Indie Folk, Singer songwriter, Pop-rock - Norway
Hi Kid Norkjen and thanks for sending me your song. I liked to listen to and I found original that for once a Norwegian artist is not a Black Metal one !
I liked the freshness and lightness of your track and you deserve the success you get on Spotify (almost 4800 monthly fans).
I liked the light piano opening, the soft drums perfectly mixed and found your voice very pleasant to hear. Your style is very close I think of some of the country pop leaders like Bob Dylan or Simon & Garfunkel. More contemporary I think your voice is close to one of the best British pop singer who is Peter Astor.
Feedback written by PHOENIX on December 9th, 2019
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JAYE - Electronic, Urban, Pop - Singapore
"TOMORROW" Music Video trended in South East Asia and landed on the TOP 20 Charts on YouTube in Singapore.
Hi JAYE ! Thanks for having sent me your song-clip that I really liked to watch and I say that as a professional indie film-maker. The way you're using the Joker character, up-to-date character by the way, shows a style and I think you play well the role (you really look like this ambiguous person in the clip) and the make-up and F/X are excellent too, so congrats to all the music video team because the clip hilights your song. I liked also the reference to childhood.
Concerning the song in itself I found it very swinging and dancing, even if I'm not especially used checking this kind of new musical comedy but really you're talented and it's not your very big spotify and youtube fanbase (congrats also for that) that will disagree !
Feedback written by PHOENIX on December 5th, 2019
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