“Maybe If I” Single Release by Savannah May

Arizona singer/songwriter Savannah May dropped her new R&B single “Maybe If I” this past week, and it has been on replay in the Dorman household since its release.

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The chill, vibe-y production (courtesy of producer “lunatix”) is itself a great sell, but the lyrics are what makes this single a buzz-worthy song. The track brings listeners into the mind of the troubled half of a failing relationship, a place most of us have known at one time or another. Savannah May asks the questions of herself: “Maybe if I…” fill in the blank. The underlying question is, how do I make this person love me?

The soulful chorus brings us to the realization that this person will just never love the singer, and that being true to ourselves is the most important thing at the end of the day.

The smoothness of the track contradicts with the pleading, confused lyrics, but bringing everything together, the song does exactly what it’s supposed to: it reflects the ironic and tumultuous ebb and flow of romantic relationships.

The perfect song for a summer drive, “Maybe If I” is available for free download at Savannah May’s SoundCloud, as a teaser to her mixtape MAYDAY, which will be released July 7th, 2014, in time for her southwest tour (dates TBA).

For more on Savannah May, join her 40,000+ combined followers on Instagram @SavannahMayMusic and twitter @SavannahMayMuzc, and don’t forget to head over to her official Facebook page and show your support!

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

 

“Ain’t Got Time” Single Release by Track Martians

The creative music group Track Martians, based in Studio City, CA, released their much anticipated debut single today, featuring Track Martians First Lady, Anjaleia McDonald.

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The group has labeled this single as a song that will raise the bar for the R&B standards in the industry, pushing the hashtag #HelpBringR&BBack.

Produced by Track Martians super producer GXMusic, the club beats mixed with live band sounds brings the listener back to a time when live R&B music was first running rampant in the major American cities. Flowing lyrics and vocal harmonies meet guitar riffs and brass lines, cascading together to the catchy hook that every scorned woman will raise their glass to and make their own personal freedom anthem.

Clear that first spot on your iPod and make room for Track Martians. The track is groovy, catchy, feel good, and yet incredibly sassy. From the musicality to the rap section to Anjaleia’s powerful vocals, “Ain’t Got Time” is a single very much worth your time.

To purchase “Ain’t Got Time”, head to https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aint-got-time-feat.-anjaleia/id885873999.

For more on Track Martians Music Group and for links to their social media, visit their website at www.trackmartians.com.

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

 

 

“Halo” Music Video Release by SIKORA

Remember SIKORA? The Los Angeles duo launched their debut EP “Ecliptic” last month, and this morning, they surprised us all by dropping their beautifully visualized video for one of the songs off their EP, “Halo”.

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The video stars Matthew Sikora and Liz Forde in a glamorous take of what could easily be mistaken for a set from the hit show “Breaking Bad”. While Sikora belts out emotionally charged phrases from behind his flashing electric guitar, Forde sparkles in front of the camera with her refreshing vocals and equally stunning appearance on screen.

The music video takes us on a journey of the artists looking for their “halos”, from desert to ocean. The entire video is expertly conceptualized and woven together by director Dima Otvertchenko. From the broader story line to the minute details, this video was a great success in bringing the song “Halo” to life.

You can watch the video, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFzgFrGNNU&feature=youtu.be

For more on SIKORA and to purchase “Ecliptic”, visit www.sikoraband.com.

You can read about the SIKORA EP release, here: https://according2drea.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/ecliptic-ep-release-by-sikora/

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

“Shape of Things to Come” Music Video Release by Shannon Hurley

This morning, Shannon Hurley released her newest creative venture: a delightful and cheeky music video to her inspirational song, “Shape of Things to Come”.

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The video captures the playful and hopeful essence of the song, while showcasing some of the most famous sights in Los Angeles, CA. Hurley, originally from Indiana, has made Los Angeles her home since 2001, and this music video is a beautiful homage to the city that has helped her grow into the artist she is today.

Viewers are captivated from the beginning, as a perky Hurley waltzes across the screen to the front of a theater with her name in lights, carrying a lime green step stool. The stool is quickly followed by a toy piano, upon which Hurley proceeds to play one singular black note in repetition as the song begins.

From here, the viewer is brought on a journey (with the toy piano) through Los Angeles, from the Hollywood sign to the house where the popular TV show Charmed was filmed to the luxurious Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown LA. Any lover of California will be warmed by the sight of their favorite spots, the places that have made Los Angeles a sought after tourist destination for years.

Hurley brings a great friendliness and cheer to the screen, which reflects the warm, encouraging tones of the song that inspired the video. “Shape of Things to Come” is the perfect anthem for the California dreamer, and the newly released music video is a superlative example of the affection for our city that Angelenos fondly refer to as, “Cali Love”.

Shannon Hurley’s music has been heard in department stores and restaurants worldwide, as well as on popular television shows like 90210, So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol

To experience “Shape of Things to Come” for yourself, head to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIf_BHJc3c0

For more on Shannon Hurley, and for links to her social media, visit www.shannonhurley.com.

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

 

 

Brandyn Burnette Single Release Show at Hotel Cafe

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Listening to Brandyn Burnette’s music is like reading pages out of your own journal that you didn’t have the guts to say out loud. With such courageous lyrics and upscale melodies in his recorded works, one could only expect an insane amount of energy on stage.

At the May 27th show at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, celebrating Burnette’s release of his first single “Thanks For Nothing”, the young singer-songwriter left everything on the table – his heart, his honesty, his killer vocals, and an insatiable desire for more.

Dressed like a young John Travolta or Tony from West Side Story (who the St. Louis native privately admitted to playing in his high school production of the musical), Brandyn Burnette’s presence on this intimate and legendary stage was much like a welcome intermission at a college party. His charm and frankness welcomed everyone with open arms, and encouraged all of us to express ourselves as honestly as he was, to simply come and be ourselves.

With his expert use of imagery and soaring melodies, Burnette’s set from his upcoming EP “The Couch Surfing Chronicles” (set to release this fall) placed us right next to him on the numerous streets he’s walked in the past several years. From breakups, to missing Mom, to partying and enjoying his youth, Burnette’s music taught us all a lesson in honesty – that our struggles, our down moments, are still beautiful.

From his opening numbers with full band to the songs he performed solo that night, Burnette’s ability to hold his own was indisputable. His knowledge of musical composition in “More of You” was reminiscent of front man Donny O’Donoghue of Irish hit band The Script, while his cheeky “Count On Me” brought up thoughts of Bruno Mars’ hit “The Lazy Song”. With lines like “I like a girl who takes no prisoners” and “I want to grow tired of you”, every girl in the room (and there were a few) were wishing for a chance to break this bad-boy-next-door’s heart and become immortalized in one of his chart-worthy songs.

Signed to Warner Brothers on an EP deal, and with publishing deals in Scandinavia, Burnette has the making of a star, and I wish him the best in sharing his “Couch Surfing Chronicles” with the world come fall.

I don’t have to tell you twice to check out (and purchase) his new single “Thanks For Nothing” at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thanks-for-nothing/id881336801?i=881336827.

For more on Brandyn and for links to his social media, head to www.brandynburnette.com.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can catch Brandyn Burnette LIVE at Hotel Cafe on June 10th, at 9pm.

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

Pop Star Supports Serbian Flood Relief Efforts with Proceeds from New Single

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Up and coming pop singer SHEON has announced that the proceeds from her new single “Hit It (Like A Pro)” will be donated to the flood disaster that has shaken the regions of Serbia and Bosnia. Originally from Serbia, this catastrophe hits close to heart for the young artist, and she is mobilizing her collective 55,000+ fans to help the over 500,000 displaced persons in her home country.

SHEON, who left Serbia in 2009 to earn her college degree and pursue her music  career in America, currently lives in Minnesota, where she has recorded and released her most recent single “Hit It (Like A Pro)”. Under the artist name Thayati, the singer-songwriter had previously released such hits as “Bully” and “American Dream” which gained extensive attention across the web. The accompanying music videos for these songs, produced and directed by Minneapolis company SharpestMemory Productions, have attracted hundreds of thousands of views.

Armed with a hot new artist name and image, and an even hotter (if it’s possible) track, SHEON has hit social media hard with promotion videos and teasers to her newest music video for the single, which was recently filmed in Puerto Rico. The videos showcase SHEON’s stunning look and dance skills as she captivates the camera from beginning to end.

“Hit It (Like A Pro)” is a track that will get the party started from the car to the hottest dance floors. The expert production, powerful vocals, and contagious chorus combined make it the perfect track for 2014.

Help SHEON support the Serbian flood relief efforts by purchasing her new single “Hit It (Like A Pro)” here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hit-it-like-a-pro-single/id849089284.

You can also help support SHEON’s brother and sister-in-law as they head to Serbia to lend their help at: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/04p4/balkan-flood-relief?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=flyer&utm_campaign=dashfl1

You can follow SHEON at https://www.facebook.com/sheonmusic and https://twitter.com/sheonmusic.

For more on SharpestMemory Productions, visit www.sharpestmemory.com.

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

“Finest Hour” EP Release by Nina Yasmineh

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The new EP from triple threat indie-pop artist Nina Yasmineh went live online on May 19th. Written, performed, and produced by Yasmineh, the newest release from the NYC artist had a strong act to follow with her well-received previous release “Seven Years”.

“Finest Hour” brings us 5 songs where “Seven Years” provided four, and each song boasts Yasmineh’s signature raw and expressive lyrics. Coupled with effortless vocals and subtle hip hop beats, “Finest Hour” is something to be listened to all the way through.

A recent graduate from NYU, Yasmineh’s youth contributes to her fresh, self-produced sound, but in no way compromises the excellence of the tracks on “Finest Hour”.

“Ghost”, released in February as a teaser, leads the EP with the strong, emotional swells that draw listeners back to Yasmineh for more. Her relaxed and seamless vocals cover her quick verses and soar to controlled heights in her lyrical hooks which speak to the heart.

From the hooky chants of the title track “Finest Hour” to the ethereal production of “Collar Bone” and the NYC-inspired final track “Sanctuary”, each track is unique in its sound and message, but it is Yasmineh’s lyrical prowess and emotional vocals that tie the EP together, and make it the perfect companion for any given Sunday.

You can listen to and purchase “Finest Hour” at www.ninayasmineh.bandcamp.com and follow Nina Yasmineh at www.facebook.com/ninayasminehmusic. 

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.