Music Monday: Dark Waves – “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Official Video)

DarkWaves

My heart has a new musical love – Dark Waves.

Dark Waves has been on my radar for a few months and finally last week they released a new video for the song ‘I Don’t Wanna Be In Love’. This song is just so intense you can feel the pain of someone who was hurt and simply dealing with the aftermath of a broke relationship and the associated pain.

I think the beautiful haunting hypnotic melody, with its honest lyrics makes this one of the most painfully beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time.

Be sure to check Dark Waves out on Twitter and Instagram, you won’t be disappointed!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkwaves

Instagram:https://instagram.com/dark_waves

New Music: Paul McDonald – Bright Lights

It was Paul McDonald’s unique voice that landed him the 8th place on America Idol (Season 10), even though he didn’t take home the grand prize he did take the experience and made it his own. Before AI, McDonald was working steadily  touring with his bands Hightide Blues and The Grand Magnolias. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy in 2012,  he formed yet another band with ex-wife Nikki Reed and they released an EP called  ‘The Best Part’ that had some Billboard and iTunes success which caused more people to take notice his songwriting abilities.

Even with all the success with his various bands, McDonald has been working on a solo album. He just released his new single ‘Bright Light’ and has a Kickstarter campaign in support of his untitled solo album he plans to release in 2015.

I have to say I LOVE this new single!

Bright Lights’ is a great catchy song that will definitely be added to my playlist. Silly as it sounds it’s the type of song that stays in your head and makes you burst out into song at any moment. After listening to Bright Lights its safe to say Paul McDonald is no longer pegion-hold in the coutry/rock genre, this song reflects his songwriting abilities has grown and willing to take chances. Each time I listen to this song I become excited about his upcoming album!

As an indie supporter, I’ve learned putting a CD together isn’t cheap. I know artists who have sold almost all their worldly possessions just to raise funds to either tour or make an album. So when I hear about Kickstarter or Go Fund Me campaigns I try to get the message out as well as donate. I’m far from rich and can’t plop down hundreds of dollars so I donate what I can and  I think every little bit helps and the artists appreciates the effort.

So with that said please take a moment and check out his Kickstarter campaign —-> PAUL McDONALD KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! 

 

Music Monday: We Are Stars – Virginia To Vegas ft Alyssa Reid

Virginia To Vegas & Alyssa Reid

I was researching another band and came across Derik Baker’s project Virginia to Vegas on YouTube. I must have listened to ‘We Are Stars’ featuring Alyssa Reid for an entire hour, it was safe to say my research shot to hell – this song grabbed me!!

It’s one of those songs I will add to my ‘Motivate Me’ playlist mainly because the catchy melody makes the powerful lyrics seem breezy. Here’s a little truth, recently had this conversation with a new friend, we went from friendly playful banter to this intense deep conversation about life, love and letting go of fear. And I think one of the reasons why I gravitated towards this song is because it reflects everything we talked about. Suddenly, a bulb went off in my head and I love that feeling.

My favorite part:

Life is impossible, 

So believe, 

that you’re unstoppable. 

Damn LOVE that line! I’m a little late to the game but so far I’m really liking this band.

Please enjoy and hopes it inspires!

Seriously cannot wait to get to know this artist a little better!

 

Video: High Heels and Low Lifes – Daydreamer

I recently downloaded pop band’s High Heels and Low Lifes song ‘L.O.V.E.’ and really enjoyed it. Last week they released a new video called ‘Daydreamer’ for their new CD due out July 1st.

Enjoy!

check them out:

http://www.halicarnassusrecords.com

http://www.highheelsandlowlifes.co.uk

http://www.twitter.com/hiheels_lolifes

http://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Heels-Low-Lifes/104705439568441

R.I.P. Whitney Houston……

I usually talk about Indie Music but right now I want to say something about Whitney Houston…..

Like Michael Jackson, Whitney’s music was a fixture in my house growing up. I can’t sing to save my life but I LOVED her voice. My sister and I would use the video camera to make videos and of course Whitney was on the play list. I can still recall my aunt blasting ‘Saving all my love’, and we all sing along as we drove down Crenshaw Blvd. Even when I stopped listening to RnB/Pop music, I kept up with Whitney’s music. Most of the stuff after the Bodyguard wasn’t my favorite but there were a few songs I enjoyed here and there.

So Emotional is my absolute FAVORITE song by Whitney Houston. I can’t explain it because its usually over looked but I can listen to it over and over.

Despite her sad drug addiction Whitney was talent like no one else……alot of people try to reach that level but lets face it she was one of a kind. Model, singer, and actress….wow…..

 

 

PS….I didn’t edit this blog so expect typos…