Tag: pop

Flagship Romance – You’re My Best Friend (Queen Cover)

     Vodka doesn’t often review covers. It’s a decision I made early on. I’m generally looking for original music from artists. To break through and be given the once-over, a cover must be made to be the artist’s very own. Enter You’re My Best Friend (seen/heard here), covered by one of Vodka’s favorite duos, Flagship Romance, and originally released by Queen on their hugely successful fourth studio LP, Night At The Opera back in 1975. Flagship Romance manages to…

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Lisa Wright – Ready Now

     Lisa Wright’s Ready Now (seen/heard here) doesn’t break much new ground where musical styles are concerned but it is a great example of Lisa’s beautiful voice, and sometimes (as in this case) that’s enough.  She has a naturally resonating voice that is immediately accessible. There’s not too much out there from this amazing singer-songwriter yet, but you can listen to a few of her tracks on Spotify and get a feel for where she’s been and where she’s going musically.  Ready Now was written with…

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Lia Rye – Fever Dreams

     If I had to guess, I’d say that Lia Rye is still searching for a magic formula for her all-genre music. Fever Dream (seen/heard here) is the title track from her new EP and it is fascinating! The EP itself doesn’t feel cohesive as far as musical sound is concerned, but the use of multi MIDI melodies that juxtapose against each other (such as those in Fever Dream) playing minor-key against major-key, provide for a unique sound and drama that kept Vodka listening to the end…

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Sinnober – It Meant Something To Me

     One of Vodka’s favorite indie-pop duos, Natalie and Sebastian Brice, better known as Sinnober, has been churning out some excellent singles of late. Enter It Meant Something To Me (heard here) which was released a little over a week ago, and could be the best new track yet. It’s the sort of song that will have your head bobbing while the melody gets stuck in your head on repeat as any good pop tune does.  The upbeat music belies the underlying message….

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Michelle Willis – Trigger (feat. David Crosby)

     Ground UP artist Michelle Willis succeeds with Trigger (seen/heard here), not only creating a marvelous song but proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that David Crosby can still carry a beautiful high tenor harmony and provide more than adequate backup vocals. Sure, he’s aided here with a nice group of female backup singers, but I’ve always loved David Crosby’s voice. To be clear, this review is not about David Crosby. Michelle Willis is a consummate singer, songwriter, and keyboardist…

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