PREMIERE: “WANT:NEED” by KIERNAN McMULLAN

“By now I thought I’d have exactly what I wanted, but I don’t remember what I wanted it for,” sings Nashville-based songwriter Kiernan McMullan in “Want:Need,” the new single from his forthcoming album Baggage. “‘Want:Need’ is about a moment of clarity,” he explains. “It’s about reprioritizing what’s important in your life.” The indie powerhouse, who released his first…

PREMIERE: “BEGIN” by RYAN HARRIS BROWN

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ryan Harris Brown will release his debut full-length, Stranded In The Present Tense, on May 12th—a fitting title, given that a deadly illness kept the young artist stuck in precarious limbo, his life in the balance, and his career on the back burner for over a year. Recorded during his recovery throughout the entirety…

ALBUM REVIEW: “II” by ALEX DEZEN

After 16 years, prolific singer/songwriter Alex Dezen has moved on from his professional musical foundation with rock outfit The Damnwells—they are done, it’s over. Really though, Dezen’s voice and songs were the driving force behind the band, and he has continued to stretch his creative musical muscles. The unencumbered Dezen is now completely free to explore…

“YOUNG BLOOD” – NEW MUSIC from NOAH KAHAN

Twenty year old American songwriter, Noah Kahan, who hails from rural Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000), has released “Young Blood,” via Republic Records.  With a true gift for songcraft and storytelling honed during long winters in the serene expanse of his family’s 133 acre tree farm, Kahan’s lyrics brim with youthful wit and wisdom, recounting tales of…

“GOOD LOVE” – NEW MUSIC from DOM ROBINSON

Leeds, UK-based artist Dom Robinson recently released “Good Love,” a brand new single and the first of several that the singer/songwriter has planned for this year. Featuring Robinson’s smoothly soothing vocal-stylings and dynamic instrumentation, “Good Love” is a delicate, Bon Iver-esque breath of fresh air that explores the challenges encountered in relationships and the difficulties in overcoming…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LUKE WADE

Like many of us, pop-centric singer/songwriter Luke Wade is no stranger to adversity; though his story brims with sadness and loss, he has overcome his trials with infectious optimism, and channeled that pain into art. Wade affectionately describes his parents as “hippies” who raised him in a small town in central Texas populated by roughnecks,…

PREMIERE: “JANUARY EYES” by SHLOMO FRANKLIN

Several months ago, New York-based singer/songwriter Shlomo Franklin found himself in a vintage guitar shop in Teaneck, New Jersey called Lark Street Music, sampling a 1940s-era Gibson and quietly singing a song he had never before sung. Little did he know, the owner of said shop was listening, thought it was a record playing in the back of the…