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Andrew Goldring Wows With ‘Morning Light’

Jesse-Lee Rowe

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Being a singer/songwriter in 2017 is no easy feat. Between the millions of other artists competing for the spotlight, trying to break the mould, and keeping listeners interested, it is a highly competitive game. This is especially true in the indie pop/rock game, so when I discover an artist/release that makes me (quite literally) sit up and listen, it excites me. Morning Light, the latest EP from Andrew Goldring, was one such release.

Having had great success with his musical ventures in the past, including the conclusion of a southwestern tour this Spring, expectations for his latest 4 track EP, Morning Light, were high – and it certainly didn’t disappoint. (When the first track on an EP is tiled ‘Cosmic Dance’, you just somehow know that it is going to be good)

As with his releases in the past, Morning Light features stunning lyrics that set the singer/songwriter apart from the rest, and although there are some familiar elements carried over from his older stuff, Goldring brings us an EP with a fresh feel that pushes the boundaries with lo-fi vocals, hazy leads, and a dreamy landscape. This EP manages to execute a brilliant variety, at times giving me hints of Tame Impala, Beck, Manchester Orchestra and definitely some Sparkle Horse.

I think what absolutely blows my mind when coming across artists like Goldring is the sheer talent that it takes to create projects like this. This is not some deluded fool, abusing autotune and spending his parents money on the best post-production money can buy – this is talent.

Not only does Goldring produce and write music; he creates absolute magic on drums, bass, keys, guitar, and of course, through his awe-inspiring vocals.

The EP is brilliant, capturing my attention from the first few seconds with dreamlike instrumentals that lead into my favorite song on the EP (you guessed it) – ‘Cosmic Dance’.

I was drawn to this song because it makes me feel a million things, and at the same time, nothing at all. It is one of those paradoxical creations that is equal parts melancholic, and soothing. The kind that would feel just right on your car stereo on a sunny day, or drowning out everything around you as your contemplate the meaning of our existence. Deep, isn’t it? These qualities coupled with the mysterious, imaginative visuals used in the music video transform the track into an immersive journey that could easily be considered a true piece of art.

Maybe God just speaks in images, reflections painted on our eyes. We’re waiting for deaths’ grip to leave our skin, forever asking only, why?

Another favorite of mine is ‘Let Me Be’ – in addition to mesmerizing vocals (and an enchanting chorus) the lyrics will ring true to anyone who has ever had to try and get over someone they once cared for, making it a song that is completely relatable and authentic. 

I’m sick and tired of waiting, talking to myself, sometimes I wish I was somebody else, completely, so that you couldn’t deceive me // and I don’t want to know you anymore, I’ve closed the door, so just let me be.

So, that’s 2/4 songs I will probably have on repeat for a while, and as a truly full-of-shit listener, that is just plain remarkable. Give the full EP a listen, and watch the video for ‘Cosmic Dance’ below.

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Premiere: KRYER Is Back With The Sultry Single ‘Skin’

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The fearless Alternative Rock artist hailing from Tottenham, KRYER, is back with a sultry new single which can be exclusively streamed here on Tune Collective until it drops tomorrow.

While KRYER draws influence from folk-rock greats such as Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, and Soundgarden, he still infuses his music with the grime scene that surrounded his neighbourhood growing up. These influences blend together for a unique listening experience that help him dive into social narratives in his writing like mental-health, sex, and excess.

“If I answered the question ‘What’s ‘Skin’ about?’ without thinking too much, I’d say that it’s just about sex. I realise now that it’s about a little more than that. I think it’s about the first time I really learnt someone’s body, and how I subsequently forgot everything I’d learnt about anything else at all. That moment when you’re reduced from an anxious and analytical mess with a loose screw to the most basic and carnal state. Funny really, saying it like this… ‘Skin’ is about how there is no longer anything left to separate me from an animal.” – KRYER

‘Skin’ comes as an angsty and passionate track that will have you lost in the music from the sexy guitar all the way to KRYER’s fierce voice. With so much talent and such a distinct sound, we here at Tune Collective are excited to see what he has next.

Check out ‘Skin’ below, and enjoy!

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Video Release: Eric Anders ‘This Fire Has Burned Too Long’

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In the Spring of 2017, I was privileged to have covered the release of Eleven Nine, the 7th album by indie artist Eric Anders.

The project, a hard-hitting, heartfelt plea for change, truly made an impact on me. Its messaging really invoked a sense of wanting to know more about the political climate of America, and willed me to remain educated when it came the powers that be. Being able to do this through music is a huge achievement, as it is a medium that spans countries, cultures, and various other classifications we find have become integrated into the world that we live in.

That said, I had absolutely no idea that Eric Anders would be making further significant impact through the release of his music video for the track titled ‘This fire has burned too long’.

To understand the emotions that Anders manages to bring to light, you need to watch the video.

Its opening frame, the burning of trees, sets the tone for the stark contrast between the peaceful nature of his music and the havoc that seems to flooded into the lives of average Americans through political unrest, and other issues that simply cannot be ignored. What I love about the style of Anders’ music is that it carries the quintessential Middle-American sound, despite it rallying support against a man elected into office by the people forming part of the very same working class of middle-America, who ironically were integral to initiating this genre of music.

Another contrast is introduced – frames celebrating the seemingly successful Donald Trump, amid supporters, applause and achievements, scattered between shots of devastation, war, and destruction, news headlines that illustrate the truth rather than the facade that is so easily believed when remaining ignorant.

Don’t let the intense messaging put you off though – the crooning vocals and beautiful instrumentals put together by Anders will lull you into a true state of musical appreciation.

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Elvis Presley’s 40 Best Songs

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Forty years ago this Wednesday (Aug 16), the day was shaping up to be just another hot and humid summer afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee. Then, about 3 p.m. in the afternoon — the world changed forever for millions of Elvis Presley fans around the world with the sudden passing of “The King Of Rock and Roll.”

Though much has been written in the years since of his passing — and the excessive lifestyle that contributed to it — one thing that remains all of these years later is the music. There was no other musical performer who left such a unique and indelible stamp on the American music landscape than Elvis Aron Presley. Whether it was rock and roll, gospel or country, the singer did it all — as nobody else before him or since.

To narrow Presley’s recorded legacy to a simple 40 recordings is quite the impossible task. Some prefer the era of the early Elvis, while some enjoy the ’60s sounds after his discharge. And, to an extent his later catalog doesn’t get the respect it deserves — he turned in covers of “My Way” and “Goodtime Charlie’s Got The Blues” that, at the very least, equaled the original — with all due respect to the “Chairman of the Board.” So, here are 40 Elvis Presley songs that can fit on any playlist, any time.

40. Elvis Presley – “Always On My Mind” (1972)

39. Elvis Presley – “For The Heart” (1976)

38. Elvis Presley – “Moody Blue” (1977)

37. Elvis Presley – “U.S. Male” (1968)

36. Elvis Presley – “Bossa Nova Baby” (1963)

35. Elvis Presley – “Way Down” (1977)

34. Elvis Presley – “Good Luck Charm” (1962)

33. Elvis Presley – “My Boy” (1975)

32. Elvis Presley – “Return To Sender” (1962)

31. Elvis Presley – “Separate Ways” (1972)

30. Elvis Presley – “In The Ghetto” (1969)

29. Elvis Presley – “A Little Less Conversation” (1968)

28. Elvis Presley – “Fever” (1960)

27. Elvis Presley – “It’s Midnight” (1974)

26. Elvis Presley – “Stuck On You” (1960)

25. Elvis Presley – “If I Can Dream” (1968)

24. Elvis Presley – “She’s Not You” (1962)

23. Elvis Presley – “Steamroller Blues” (1973)

22. Elvis Presley – “Kentucky Rain” (1970)

21. Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” (1969)

20. Elvis Presley – “Little Sister” (1961)

19. Elvis Presley – “Too Much” (1957)

18. Elvis Presley – “Don’t Cry Daddy” (1969)

17. Elvis Presley – “Crying In The Chapel” (1965)

16. Elvis Presley – “Hard Headed Woman” (1958)

15. Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” (1968)

14. Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog” (1956)

13. Elvis Presley – “One Night” (1958)

12. Elvis Presley – “Memories” (1969)

11. Elvis Presley – “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)

10. Elvis Presley – “Burning Love” (1972)

9. Elvis Presley – “Love Me Tender” (1956)

8. Elvis Presley – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)

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7. Elvis Presley – “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” (1957)

6. Elvis Presley – “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956)

5. Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (1961)

4. Elvis Presley – “Don’t Be Cruel” (1956)

3. Elvis Presley – “It’s Now Or Never” (1960)

2. Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)

1. Elvis Presley – “All Shook Up” (1957)

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

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