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Rising Star #32


Step into the celestial realms of auditory wonder, dear voyagers, as we unveil the enchanting thirty-second chapter of our illustrious odyssey: "Rising Star."


In this captivating installment, we extend a heartfelt welcome to all fellow seekers of musical enchantment who have chosen to embark on this spellbinding voyage alongside us.


Prepare to be entranced by the spellbinding tapestry of talent that awaits within the luminous confines of "Rising Star 32." From every corner of the globe, a symphony of diverse voices converges, each a radiant testament to the boundless creativity pulsating within the human spirit.


But this chapter of "Rising Star" is far more than a mere collection of melodies; it stands as a resplendent tribute to the unwavering power of artistic expression. It is a jubilant celebration of the universal language that binds us all – music.


So, brace yourselves for an odyssey that defies convention and embraces innovation with open arms. From the tender whispers of love to the triumphant crescendos of victory, prepare to be transported to ethereal realms where emotion reigns supreme and imagination knows no bounds.


Join us, dear voyagers, as we embark on a journey that promises to ignite your senses and challenge your perceptions of music. The stage is set, the curtain rises – let the symphony of "Rising Star 32" unfold in all its resplendent glory! 🌟🎵


Grace De Gier's "Not A Fool": A Melodic Manifesto of Emotional Resilience



Grace De Gier's latest record, "Not A Fool," resonates with a captivating blend of introspection and defiance, showcasing the evolution of a dynamic musical journey. Let's delve into the essence of this release and the artistic synergy behind its creation.


Grace De Gier, originally a solo artist, has seamlessly transitioned into a duo band project alongside the versatile multi-instrumentalist, Edgar Grimaldos. Hailing from Colombia, this duo infuses their music with a fusion of rock, pop, and indie influences, crafting a sound that's both familiar yet refreshingly original.


Their musical journey has seen them traverse continents, gracing stages in Europe and Colombia while gearing up for an anticipated tour across the United States and the UK. Drawing inspiration from rock, pop, and alternative genres, Grace De Gier's music resonates with audiences seeking authenticity and emotional depth.


Recorded in Bogotá, Colombia, and The Netherlands, "Not A Fool" is a testament to the collaborative prowess of Grace and Edgar. With Edgar at the helm of production, the duo navigates the complexities of relationships, infusing each track with poignant narratives and melodic hooks.


At its core, "Not A Fool" encapsulates the bittersweet nuances of love and loss. Grace's poignant vocals and Edgar's masterful instrumentation convey a sense of emotional realism, inviting listeners to reflect on their own experiences of heartache and resilience.


Grace De Gier's "Not A Fool" isn't just an album—it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Through its poignant lyrics and evocative melodies, the duo invites listeners on a cathartic journey of self-discovery and emotional empowerment. So, whether you're navigating the highs and lows of love or simply seeking solace in music, Grace De Gier's latest record promises to be a captivating companion on your musical odyssey.



Exploring the Enchanting World of M. Dunton: A Journey Through Indie-Folk Bliss



Nestled within the vibrant indie-folk tapestry of East Nashville lies a talent that's been quietly weaving its magic into the fabric of the city's renowned music scene. M. Dunton, an accomplished lead guitarist with a repertoire that includes luminaries like Sam Outlaw and Paul McDonald & The Mourning Doves, steps into the limelight with his self-titled debut album—a mesmerizing ode to storytelling and melody.


Hailing from Idaho, M. Dunton found his musical home in the heart of Nashville, where his talents as a lead guitarist have graced the stage alongside some of the industry's finest. Now, with his self-titled full-length debut, he invites listeners into his world, blending influences from his journey into a tapestry of indie-folk brilliance.


M. Dunton's debut album is a testament to his prowess as both a storyteller and a musician. With a keen eye for detail and a penchant for lush melodies, he paints vivid portraits with his words and melodies, drawing listeners into tales of love, longing, and introspection.


Teaming up with producer Aaron Shafer-Haiss, whose credits include luminaries like JD McPherson and Nicole Atkins, M. Dunton delivers a sonic experience that's both tantalizing and tasteful. Tracks like 'Bozeman Girl' and 'I Left My Heart Out West' exemplify their collaborative synergy, blending diverse styles into a cohesive sonic palette that echoes the likes of Fleet Foxes and Gregory Alan Isakov.


From the upbeat earworms to the powerful ballads, M. Dunton's debut album leaves an indelible mark on the listener's soul. Each track is a testament to his artistry, showcasing a depth and maturity that belies his status as a newcomer on the indie-folk scene.


In M. Dunton's self-titled debut album, listeners embark on a journey through the highs and lows of the human experience. With his evocative storytelling and lush melodies, he captures the essence of indie-folk in all its splendor, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in his enchanting world. So, whether you're a longtime fan of the genre or a newcomer eager to explore new musical horizons, M. Dunton's debut album promises an unforgettable musical odyssey.



Embracing Vulnerability and Love: Jeremy Lloyd-Styles' "2K80410"



In the heart of Brooklyn, amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, Jeremy Lloyd-Styles unveils a musical testament to love, vulnerability, and the creative spirit with his debut record, "2K80410." As a solo artist, Lloyd-Styles takes on the role of a one-man orchestra, weaving together a melodic tapestry that speaks volumes about the human experience.


In a candid reflection on the creative process, Lloyd-Styles shares his thoughts on the intrinsic human desire for recognition and validation. With "2K80410," he lays bare his soul, offering listeners an intimate glimpse into his world in the hopes of forging a connection that transcends boundaries.


As a BIPOC artist, Lloyd-Styles recognizes the importance of representation in the indie rock scene. With a humorous nod to the absurdity of societal norms, he boldly claims his seat at the table, challenging the status quo and paving the way for underrepresented voices to be heard.


At its core, "2K80410" is a love letter—to his wife, to his craft, and to the beauty of human connection. Inspired by Mitski, Slow Pulp, and other musical influences, Lloyd-Styles crafts a sonic journey that celebrates the joy of love and the resilience of the human spirit.


Recorded entirely in the cozy confines of his Brooklyn apartment, "2K80410" is a testament to the power of creativity and resourcefulness. With every note resonating against the walls of his home, Lloyd-Styles brings his musical vision to life with a raw authenticity that is both captivating and endearing.


Jeremy Lloyd-Styles' "2K80410" isn't just an album—it's a testament to the transformative power of music and the enduring strength of love. Through his heartfelt melodies and soul-stirring lyrics, Lloyd-Styles invites listeners to embrace the beauty of vulnerability, connection, and the joy of creating something truly meaningful. So, whether you're seeking solace in the midst of chaos or simply craving a musical journey unlike any other, "2K80410" promises to be a captivating companion on your sonic odyssey.



 Dr Dawsound Presents "Amor De Verano": A Summer Love Affair Set to Dance Pop



Bonjour, mes amis! If you haven't already heard, the sizzling summer vibes of Dr Dawsound's latest release, "Amor De Verano" (Summer Love), are already heating up the airwaves. Released on March 15th, 2024, this infectious dance-pop track has been making waves on all platforms, captivating listeners with its irresistible charm and sultry rhythms.


Hailing from the picturesque city of Marseille, France, Dr Dawsound, also known as Eric, brings a unique blend of dance pop with a vintage touch, infused with the irresistible charm of Latin pop and reggaeton. With a knack for composing note by note like a classic musician, Dr Dawsound's music transcends genres, captivating audiences with its timeless appeal.


While Dr Dawsound may not take center stage as a singer or performer, his collaborations with talented vocalists through platforms like SoundBetter bring his musical visions to life. For "Amor De Verano," he teamed up with singers who infused the song with passion and emotion, capturing the essence of a summer romance on the beach.


With mixing credits that include industry giants like Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Coldplay, Daniela Rivera lends her expertise to "Amor De Verano." Her meticulous mixing ensures that every beat, every note, and every lyric shines with clarity and vibrancy, elevating the song to new heights of sonic excellence.


"Amor De Verano" tells the story of a fleeting yet enchanting summer romance between two lovers on the beach. With its English verses and Spanish chorus, the song captures the magic of newfound love, the beauty of life, and the eternal allure of summer days spent basking in the sun.


Since its release, "Amor De Verano" has been captivating listeners worldwide with its infectious energy and irresistible charm. With its happy, romantic, and sexy vibes, the song invites listeners to dance, to dream, and to fall in love all over again, making it a must-have addition to any summer playlist.


Dr Dawsound's "Amor De Verano" is more than just a song—it's a musical journey that transports listeners to the sun-kissed shores of summer romance. With its infectious rhythms, heartfelt lyrics, and impeccable production, this track is destined to be a soundtrack for lovers everywhere. So, if you haven't already, dive into the captivating world of "Amor De Verano" and let the magic of summer love sweep you off your feet.



Embarking on a Sonic Odyssey: Mary Knoblock's "Halo"



In a world inundated with music, it's rare to encounter an album that not only captivates your auditory senses but also transports you to an ethereal realm where emotions run deep and stories unfold like vivid dreams. Mary Knoblock's latest masterpiece, "Halo," achieves just that and more, inviting listeners to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the realms of love, loss, and the enigmatic afterlife.


From the very first notes of "Heaven's Bride," it becomes evident that "Halo" is more than just an album; it's an immersive experience crafted with care and intentionality. Each track serves as a chapter in a larger narrative, weaving together tales of romance, nostalgia, and spiritual introspection.


One of the standout tracks, "Chrome," invites us to wander through the corridors of a mansion frozen in time, where memories linger like echoes of the past. Meanwhile, "Moon Jar of Love" tugs at the heartstrings with its poignant portrayal of interrupted love, leaving listeners spellbound with its cinematic storytelling.


But "Halo" isn't just about melancholy and introspection; it's also a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Tracks like "Today" and "Lucky" delve into themes of survival and hope, offering a glimmer of light amidst the darkness.


What sets Mary Knoblock apart as an artist is her ability to blend genres effortlessly, creating a sound that is both timeless and contemporary. Drawing inspiration from neo-classical, electronica, jazz, and beyond, she has carved out a niche for herself in the world of cinematic dream pop, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in music.


Beyond her musical prowess, Mary Knoblock is also a champion for women in the industry, using her platform to uplift and empower fellow artists. Through initiatives like Produced by a Girl, she's paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse music industry, where voices of all genders can be heard and celebrated.


As the final notes of "Dreamer" fade into the ether, one thing becomes clear: "Halo" is more than just an album; it's a testament to the power of music to heal, inspire, and transport us to places we've never imagined. So, let yourself be enveloped by Mary Knoblock's sonic universe, and prepare to embark on a journey unlike any other.



Unveiling Soleil River Nation: A Rising Star with "Small Girl in a Big World"



In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, fresh talent emerges like a beacon of innovation and promise. Among the rising stars, Soleil River Nation stands out with her debut single, "Small Girl in a Big World," set to captivate audiences worldwide with its enchanting melodies and heartfelt lyrics.


Soleil River Nation's music is a fusion of pop and soft rock, offering a refreshing take on contemporary sounds. At just 10 years old, Soleil exhibits a musical maturity beyond her years, captivating listeners with her distinctive sound and soulful performances.


"Small Girl in a Big World" is more than just a song; it's a narrative woven from Soleil's personal experiences, resonating with audiences of all ages. With lyrics that delve into themes of identity, resilience, and self-discovery, Soleil's debut single offers a glimpse into her world and leaves a lasting impression on listeners.


Soleil's journey into the music industry is a testament to the power of collaboration and mentorship. Through initiatives like Young Musicians Unite (YMU) and the Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), young talents like Soleil are given the opportunity to hone their craft and share their music with the world. With support from organizations like YMU and PFCF, Soleil's debut single marks a milestone not only in her career but also in the broader mission of empowering young artists to pursue their passions.


Beyond her musical pursuits, Soleil is a true renaissance child, excelling in various disciplines from athletics to academics. With a repertoire that includes piano, guitar, trumpet, and vocal performance, Soleil's versatility and dedication are evident in every aspect of her life. Her involvement in organizations like the National Children's Chorus and the Miami Music Project further underscores her commitment to excellence and artistic growth.


To celebrate the release of "Small Girl in a Big World," Soleil will perform live at the third annual Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival. This event, supported by the Miami Gardens Music Alliance and Councilwoman Linda Julien, promises to be a celebration of music, art, and community, showcasing the talent and passion of young artists like Soleil.


To celebrate the release of "Small Girl in a Big World," Soleil will perform live at the third annual Miami Gardens Youth Music Festival. This event, supported by the Miami Gardens Music Alliance and Councilwoman Linda Julien, promises to be a celebration of music, art, and community, showcasing the talent and passion of young artists like Soleil.



Elevate Your Spirit with Jeandelafamily's "Les choses difficile"



In the vast landscape of music, there are few discoveries as splendid as stumbling upon a hidden gem that resonates deeply with your soul. This week, we invite you to embark on a journey of musical discovery with Jeandelafamily and his captivating track, "Les choses difficile" (The Difficult Things).


In a world where music is often seen as a competition, Jeandelafamily reminds us that it is, in fact, a completion—a collective effort to keep the fire of creativity burning bright. With "Les choses difficile," he delivers a banger that is worth its weight in gold, offering a fresh take on the reggae genre that will leave you spellbound.


What sets "Les choses difficile" apart is its ability to revisit a musical style and elevate it to new heights. Against a backdrop of keyboards, synthesizers, and drums, Jeandelafamily weaves a symphony that is both versatile and immersive. From the delicate slide of guitars to the hypnotic rhythm that carries the listener along, each element of the composition adds depth and richness to the overall experience.


But what truly makes "Les choses difficile" shine is its simplicity. Despite its intricate production, there is an undeniable ease to Jeandelafamily's artistry—a seamless adaptation to the composition that draws the listener in and holds them captive. It's a feeling of sublime satisfaction, of being hypnotized by the sheer beauty of the music unfolding before you.


As you listen to "Les choses difficile," allow yourself to be carried away by its emotive melodies and infectious rhythms. Let it transport you to a place of introspection and wonder, where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur, and all that matters is the music pulsating through your veins.


In the end, "Les choses difficile" is more than just a song—it's a testament to the power of music to uplift, inspire, and unite us all. So, bless up for your time, and may you find solace and joy in the mesmerizing sounds of Jeandelafamily's latest masterpiece.



Introducing Michael Friedinger's "Between Chairs": A Fusion of Musical Brilliance



Step into the world of musical brilliance with Michael Friedinger's latest album, "Between Chairs." Released to critical acclaim, this captivating collection of 12 original compositions is a testament to Michael's exceptional talent as a pianist, keyboard player, composer, and arranger.


From his humble beginnings in Stuttgart, Germany, Michael Friedinger has carved out a niche for himself in the music industry with his remarkable stylistic flexibility and creative vision. With a background in jazz, composition, and arrangement, Michael's journey in music has been nothing short of extraordinary.


"Between Chairs" is a fusion of genres and influences, showcasing Michael's ability to seamlessly blend funky smooth jazz, fusion, Brazilian, Cuban, gospel, and straight-ahead jazz into a cohesive musical tapestry. Each track on the album is a testament to Michael's dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional jazz and exploring new sonic landscapes.


From the infectious grooves of funk to the soul-stirring melodies of gospel, "Between Chairs" offers listeners a diverse array of musical experiences. Whether he's tickling the ivories of an acoustic piano or experimenting with various keyboards, Michael's virtuosity shines through in every note, captivating audiences with his emotive performances.


With its infectious grooves, captivating melodies, and irresistible rhythms, "Between Chairs" has already made a significant impact on listeners around the world. Each track leaves a lasting impression, inviting listeners on a musical journey that transcends boundaries and defies expectations.


As you immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies and mesmerizing rhythms of "Between Chairs," prepare to embark on a musical odyssey like no other. Let Michael Friedinger's extraordinary talent transport you to new heights of musical ecstasy, where every note is a testament to the power of creativity and the boundless possibilities of music.


In conclusion, "Between Chairs" is more than just an album—it's a musical revolution that heralds a new era of innovation and creativity in jazz and beyond. So, don't miss out on this landmark moment in Michael Friedinger's career. Grab your copy of "Between Chairs" today and join the musical revolution!



Discover the Musical Gumbo of J Dulva's "Funny Looking Flowers"



Greetings, music lovers! Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to a true veteran of the music scene, none other than J Dulva. With his latest record, "Funny Looking Flowers," J Dulva invites listeners on a journey through a musical gumbo of blues, rock, jazz, country, and everything in between.


J Dulva isn't your average musician—he's a storyteller, a visionary, and a master of his craft. With a career spanning decades, J Dulva has honed his unique sound, blending influences from the 1960s and '70s rock, blues, and jazz scenes to create something truly special.


What sets J Dulva apart is his ability to tell his story from a universal point of view. Through his music, he captures the essence of the human experience, evoking emotions and memories that resonate with audiences of all backgrounds.


As you delve into the world of "Funny Looking Flowers," you'll find yourself immersed in a sonic landscape that defies genre conventions. From the haunting melodies of "Funny Looking Flowers" to the gritty blues riffs of "Warped Worldview," each song on the album offers a glimpse into J Dulva's uniquely warped worldview.


With "Funny Looking Flowers," J Dulva invites listeners on a musical journey unlike any other. Through his evocative lyrics and soul-stirring melodies, he transports audiences to a world where anything is possible, and the boundaries of creativity are limitless.


So, if you're ready to explore the musical gumbo of J Dulva's "Funny Looking Flowers," don't hesitate to add his tracks to your playlist. Whether you're a fan of blues, rock, jazz, or anything in between, J Dulva's music has something for everyone.


In conclusion, "Funny Looking Flowers" is more than just an album—it's a testament to the enduring power of music to transcend boundaries and unite audiences from all walks of life. So, why wait? Dive into the world of J Dulva today and discover the magic of "Funny Looking Flowers" for yourself.



Unveiling Blacklight Beat Patrol's "Sundays and Flapjacks" from the Upcoming Album "Whispers from the Void"



Prepare to embark on a sonic adventure like no other as Blacklight Beat Patrol invites you into their electrifying world with their latest single, "Sundays and Flapjacks," taken from their highly anticipated 2024 album, "Whispers from the Void." Pushing the boundaries of electronic music, Blacklight Beat Patrol continues their journey of innovation and experimentation, promising a listening experience that is both nostalgic and groundbreaking.


Founded by Scott Corneau in 2021, Blacklight Beat Patrol is a Rhode Island-based studio electronica band dedicated to pushing the limits of conventional electronic music. With a focus on experimentation and exploration, the band has been carving out their unique musical identity, captivating audiences with their inventive soundscapes.


Since their inception, Blacklight Beat Patrol has been on a mission to challenge the norms of electronic music. Their debut EP, "Startup Sounds," introduced listeners to immersive soundscapes that blend '80s Wave with sci-fi elements, setting the stage for their innovative approach to storytelling through music.


Following the success of "Startup Sounds," Blacklight Beat Patrol embarked on the creation of their first full-length album, "Faulty Uplink." This eclectic masterpiece received praise for its bold exploration of sounds and inventive flair, solidifying Blacklight Beat Patrol's position as pioneers within the electronic music scene.


With "Sundays and Flapjacks," Blacklight Beat Patrol continues to push the boundaries of electronic music. Hailed by Acid Ted as both "utterly bonkers" and "utterly wonderful," this single promises a unique blend of nostalgia and the unexpected. From its infectious rhythms to its mesmerizing melodies, "Sundays and Flapjacks" invites listeners on a captivating journey through sound.


As Blacklight Beat Patrol prepares to release their highly anticipated album, "Whispers from the Void," now is the perfect time to dive into their electrifying world of music. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to electronic music, Blacklight Beat Patrol's innovative sound is sure to leave a lasting impression.


In conclusion, "Sundays and Flapjacks" is more than just a single—it's a glimpse into the bold and imaginative world of Blacklight Beat Patrol. So, don't miss out on this electrifying musical journey. Add "Sundays and Flapjacks" to your playlist and let Blacklight Beat Patrol take you on a sonic adventure like no other.



























































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