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Weekly Discover (X-mas edition) #11

Greetings, music lovers!


Welcome to the ninth edition of "Weekly Discover," where we invite you to embark on a journey of electrifying auditory pleasures. This episode promises to take you on a mesmerizing musical odyssey, transcending genre boundaries and immersing you in a vivid tapestry of sonic escapades.


Our mission is clear – to carefully curate the freshest and most exhilarating tunes, meticulously chosen to compose the perfect soundtrack for your daily adventures. By joining us on this musical expedition, you'll have the freedom to carve your own sonorous trail, explore emerging artists, rediscover virtuosos you may have missed, and uncover hidden talents.


Music, the universal language that unites us all, acts as our compass through melodies that stir our emotions, rekindle memories, and inspire dreams. Whether you're drawn to infectious rhythms or poetic lyrics, "Weekly Discover" is your steadfast companion in the vast realm of music.


Join us on this rhythmic journey where genres seamlessly blend, and discover the week's most exquisite musical treasures. Your harmonious voyage awaits – let the exploration begin, and get ready to be swept away by an insatiable craving for more musical enchantment!


Soaring Beyond Boundaries: La Need Machine's "I Wish I Could Fly" Takes Flight



Seattle's indie music scene has birthed yet another powerhouse, and this time it's in the form of La Need Machine, a genre-bending ensemble poised to make a significant impact. With their latest single, "I Wish I Could Fly," they've not only caught the ears of listeners, bloggers, and playlist curators but also woven a captivating narrative that transcends musical boundaries.


La Need Machine's sound is a melting pot of influences, seamlessly blending Indie Pop, Alt Country, neo-classic rock, Americana, and First Wave Melodic Punk. The result? An unforgettable sonic journey that leaves an indelible mark on anyone who encounters it.


"I Wish I Could Fly" serves as a poignant testament to La Need Machine's versatility and depth. Beyond the infectious melody and catchy hooks lies a narrative with a profound message about the impacts of climate change on wildlife. The song paints a vivid picture of a Black Bear content in his forest habitat until wildfires force him and his fellow creatures to flee.


As the bear watches birds escape the fiery landscape, a yearning to fly takes root within him. This desire is not just an escape mechanism but also a wish to aid fellow animals in finding safety. The lyrical journey doesn't stop there; the bear's aspirations extend to communication with humans, hoping to inspire change and prevent the very climate change and wildfires that disrupt their lives.


La Need Machine's ability to infuse a socially conscious narrative into an irresistibly melodic composition is commendable. "I Wish I Could Fly" is more than just a song; it's a call to action, an artistic endeavor that transcends the boundaries of music to address critical environmental issues.


In an era where the intersection of art and activism is gaining momentum, La Need Machine's "I Wish I Could Fly" stands out as a testament to the power of music to provoke thought and inspire change. As the band takes flight in the vast landscape of the music industry, their unique blend of genres and socially relevant storytelling promises to leave an enduring impact on both the ears and hearts of their audience. Keep an eye on La Need Machine, for they are not just making music – they are crafting a sonic narrative that resonates with the soul and sparks conversations that matter.



Kristopher Houck Unveils His Pop Experimentation with "I Don't Want to Fall in Love"



Orlando-based independent artist, musician, and singer-songwriter Kristopher Houck has just released a compelling new pop song, "I Don't Want to Fall in Love," accompanied by a visually striking music video. This fresh musical endeavor, launched under Houck's independent label, Artemis Music Records, takes listeners on a journey through the complexities and uncertainties of budding love.


"I Don't Want to Fall in Love" marks Houck's first foray into the pop genre, and he expresses pride in the outcome of this creative experiment. The accompanying music video, much like the song's theme, reflects the fun and messiness inherent in the journey of love.


"I Don't Want to Fall in Love" serves as a featured single from Houck's upcoming debut album, 'Liar,' scheduled for release later this year. The song and its vibrant music video offer a colorful and emotive perspective on the uncertainties inherent in emerging love.


The lyrics of the song capture the essence of young love with lines like, "If I'm honest, do I know what love looks like at all?" This authenticity, coupled with premium studio production and an irresistible hook, ensures that listeners will be drawn to the track repeatedly.


Artemis Music Records expands its global reach through a partnership with Sthorm.io and former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, establishing a significant presence in Brazil. Kristopher Houck, the inaugural performer at the 2023 "Sthorm Festival" near São Paulo, played a key role in launching a new global environmental venture.


His performance, including a special composition titled "The Fever," underscored his dedication to using music as a catalyst for positive change and featured a collaboration with Brazilian artist Luna Di, contributing to an unforgettable evening alongside other renowned artists.


As "I Don't Want to Fall in Love" marks a significant milestone in Kristopher Houck's musical journey, it also underscores the potential for artists to transcend borders and make a meaningful impact on a global scale. Keep an eye on this artist as he continues to navigate the realms of pop with authenticity and creativity.



Exploring Youthful Rebellion: Salads Unleashes "Bonnie and Clyde"



Salads, a musical force in the London scene, takes us on a thrilling journey with their latest record, "Bonnie and Clyde." This track, a modern-day anthem for teenage love, weaves a narrative that draws parallels with the infamous outlaw couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.


The lyrics of "Bonnie and Clyde" paint a vivid picture of a couple deeply connected, defying societal norms to embark on a rebellious journey together. The song serves as a metaphor for the passionate intensity often associated with teenage love, urging listeners to live in the moment and embrace the exhilaration of youthful romance.


Salads' musical prowess is evident in the energetic beats, catchy hooks, and lively rhythm that accompany the lyrical narrative. The soaring melodies and harmonies capture the spirit of adventure and excitement inherent in young love, making the track a vibrant and dynamic musical experience.


The band's self-produced approach adds a personal touch to the record, with the entire project coming to life in Salads' bedroom in London. Influenced by both modern and classic pop-punk anthems, Salads creates a sound that pays homage to the genre's early 2000s roots while infusing a polished modernness.


"Bonnie and Clyde" stands as a testament to Salads' ethos, focusing on the romanticism of teenage love and the desire to break free from societal constraints. The song encourages listeners to embrace the spontaneity and passion of youth, urging them to escape mundane routines and limitations.


In the words of Salads, "The song incorporates themes of rebellion, freedom, and the pursuit of an unconventional love story." With "Bonnie and Clyde," Salads invites us to join them on a musical adventure that captures the essence of youthful rebellion, proving that sometimes breaking the rules can lead to the most unforgettable experiences.



Diving into the Electronic Odyssey with The Screaming Pope's "Our Love Is Music"



Meet George Bolton, the maestro behind the moniker The Screaming Pope, a Techno Music veteran who has been shaping the electronic music landscape since 1979. His latest record, "Our Love Is Music," unveils a sonic journey that spans decades of experience, innovation, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of electronic soundscapes.


As the sole band member, George Bolton takes the helm on keys, bringing a wealth of musical expertise that includes playing with, writing for, and doing session work for various bands. His eclectic journey in the music industry also includes a stint as a Music Video Production assistant in the vibrant 80s and 90s scene, as well as serving as an assistant engineer at the iconic Cars studio SyncroSound in Boston.


The Screaming Pope draws inspiration from electronic luminaries such as The Orb, William Orbit, and Orbital. This influence is evident in the pulsating beats, immersive atmospheres, and intricate sound design that define the music.


Described as "sounds like what goes on in the mind of an Android," The Screaming Pope's music transcends conventional boundaries, offering a glimpse into a realm where technology and emotion converge. The latest release, "Our Love Is Music," was meticulously recorded at Bolton's home studio in Boston, showcasing his technical prowess and commitment to sonic excellence.


The ethos behind this album reflects a desire to branch out into various music genres, resulting in a more emotional and singer-songwriter-oriented collection compared to previous releases. The songs on the album are a testament to Bolton's ability to surprise himself during the creative process, leading to a dynamic and unpredictable sonic landscape.


In Bolton's own words, "Love one another!" encapsulates the essence of The Screaming Pope's musical philosophy. It's an invitation to immerse yourself in the intricate tapestry of "Our Love Is Music" and experience the emotive journey crafted by a true pioneer in the electronic music scene. The Screaming Pope's legacy continues to evolve, and this record is a testament to the enduring creativity of George Bolton in the realm of electronic music.



Christmas with Kaiwyn: A Melodic Celebration of Joy and Resilience



In the spirit of the holiday season, Australian-based singer-songwriter Kaiwyn gifts us a musical gem with his latest release, "Christmas With You." This heartwarming track not only captures the essence of festive joy but also resonates with the universal theme of hope and resilience during challenging times.


Kaiwyn, who has seamlessly juggled a career in healthcare alongside his musical pursuits, strikes a harmonious balance between medicine and music. "Christmas With You" serves as a poignant testament to the power of creativity during times of uncertainty, written during the peak of the pandemic when restrictions kept loved ones apart.


The song, adorned with well-crafted hooks and sing-along lyrics, promises to be a standout on streaming platforms, especially as the holiday season unfolds. Kaiwyn's ability to weave a narrative that tugs at the heartstrings while maintaining a joyful undertone is evident in every note of this festive anthem.


Reflecting on the inspiration behind the song, Kaiwyn shares, "When I wrote this song, everyone around me was affected by the restrictions and unable to celebrate the usually fun festive season. So I wrote this song envisioning a simple joyous celebration in the future, like playing drinking games, having a nice meal, and singing Christmas carols together!"


"Christmas With You" not only showcases Kaiwyn's pop-rock vibe but also serves as a bridge between the nostalgic tones of pop, folk, and alternative rock. For first-time listeners, this track is an invitation to explore the unexpected yet beautifully cohesive musical world that Kaiwyn has cultivated.


In the artist's own words, "Cherish the moments with your loved ones, so you have good memories from the past, motivation to keep going in the present, and also goals to look forward to in the future!" With "Christmas With You," Kaiwyn invites us all to embrace the magic of the season and savor the joy of togetherness, creating lasting memories that resonate through time.





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