Five rock based acts for late August

Tiffany Alvord – “Where would you be”
-Alvord writes with a pure pop sensibility. However, there’s something magical about the composition that feels like it captures the heart of rock music. It’s about making the most of your life, in a way. The critical commentary in the lyrics defies the overall “pop” mood that so often seems to cover vapid subjects these days. This is inspiring!

Jane’s Party – “Straight from the heart”
-When I first clicked play on this track I was sort of taken aback. I never hear this kind of chill beat with a full on indie rock sound. The juxtaposition and overall vibe defied any sense of modern rock that I am hearing right now. This is what we mean when we say we want something that stands out. Jane’s Party have expert production on this track. It’s got great harmonies, a clever melody line, and some thoughtful lyrics. It’s the full package and totally stands out!

City Silos – “Let you go”
-This up tempo track has a ton of energy to it. The dynamic songwriting feels like it was meant for a big time arena. The vocal is somewhere between Reba McIntyre and Grace Potter. The powerful sound feels like a rock pop track that could race up the charts. The angsty lyrics are bound to find a lot of people who can say “oh hell yeah!”

Idarose – “Psychic”
-This track has more of an electro base than other traditional rock sounds, however the basis in a solid beat feels at home with other rock track. Idarose brings an intimacy to her vocal style that really pulls the listener in. The first play I had of this track definitely gave me some Lorde vibes. The overall track feels like a pop meets rock meets electro mashup and it seems to work here.

Sara Phillips – “New York Without Me”
-The groove of this track feels really subtle, but honestly the charming lyrics steal the show on this one. The chill vibe is not like typical pop or rock music, yet the genre-defying style is exactly what I like about it. It’s like a poem and I can’t help but feel empathy for the main character. It’s an incredibly emotional song that’s sure to sooth the soul of some people who feel it deeply.

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