“Peace Of My Heart” Music Video Release by Molly Moore

Molly Moore just dropped the visual accompaniment to her new single “Peace Of My Heart”. Teasers of the video have been released on social media, tantalizing her thousands of fans across internet platforms, and finally, the video is here.

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Shot and directed by Nik Tizekker of Tizaster
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and co-directed by Moore, the video highlights the narrative of a complicated relationship with the interlacing of images of destruction: flowers falling apart and back together, a TV shattering, once blank walls now covered in swirls of ink and color. The juxtaposition found within these images illuminates the underlying truth of the song, which is that there is no easy answer or simple solution to any relationship – there is always a place for peace and war to grow.

Moore shines in this video, showcasing her acting chops as she casts furtive glances towards the camera. The entire story is simply told in her eyes, as her expression changes from desperate, to submissive, to cold frustration.

Real life boyfriend and fellow singer-songwriter-producer Brandyn Burnette makes an appearance as Moore’s love interest, personifying the circle of emotions that swirls throughout the video, perfectly paired with the song’s lyrics.

Between Moore’s presence in front of the camera, the beautiful and unique shots by Tizekker, and the lyrics, co-written by Moore and Burnette, Peace Of My Heart is hereby crowned a great artistic success.

Check out the video here!

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

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“When Stars Collide” Live Music Video Release by Katie Ferrara

This week Los Angeles native and busking artist Katie Ferrara released a live performance music video for her track “When Stars Collide”.

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This behind the scenes look at the life of a busker, or street performer, is a refreshing look at the art of storytelling through music. With guitarist Jesse Cross at her side, Ferrara does a superb job of bringing the audience in, from the passerby’s in the video, to those watching the scene from home. The video, directed by Cody Ebbeler, encapsulates a comforting, familiar feel, with a personal touch and a bit of classic Katie flair.

The video was filmed outside of Sweety’s Candies in downtown Burbank, CA, an area Ferrara frequents on her busking journeys. Not only has she made a name for herself in the Los Angeles area, busking from the 3rd Street Santa Monica Promenade to Melrose Trading Post, but this unique approach to live performance and building a fan base has brought Ferrara around the world. After winning a street performing contest in June, she was invited to play in a global street band with musicians from around the world, and tour in New Zealand.

The indie/folk artist will be releasing her debut EP in fall 2015. Be sure to stay tuned for more videos like this one as part of The Street Sessions collection, catch her live busking the streets of Los Angeles, and read more about her adventures as a street performer in “The Busking Diaries” on her website.

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

“1000 Degrees of Separation” Single Release by Brandyn Burnette

You all remember Brandyn Burnette, pop darling of the West Coast, and my first interview at A2D.

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Well, we’ve been keeping up to date on BB, as in the last few months he’s branched off on a new DIY adventure which has reaped fantastic results. He blew us all away with his first self-produced single “I Wanna Be (Free)”, introducing a new song and epic music video to match.

But this new track, “1000 Degrees of Separation” is everything I have been asking for from indie artists trying to break into the mainstream. Under a genre Brandyn titles “progressive soul”, this track offers a new, distinctly “Brandyn” flavor, filled with technical sounds, scorching lyrics, and catchy pop melodies. It is a wonderful blend of the psychedelic, powerful, and popular.

Staying true to this new DIY sound, Brandyn’s vocal lines and effects nod to those in his most recent tracks, but also follow the lyrical hypnosis that brings a connectivity to Brandyn’s music that is instrumental in reaching a young and hungry audience.

Thanks to Brandyn for bringing us an exciting new sound, and allowing us to follow your journey as an indie artist in Los Angeles.

Be sure to check out Brandyn Burnette and singer/songwriter girlfriend Molly Moore as they play joint shows  in favorite venues around Los Angeles this summer.

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

“She’s A Devil” Music Video Release by La Madness

The newest video from Minneapolis band La Madness was leaked last night, to great response. “She’s A Devil” has already garnered almost 2,000 views in just a few short hours, and it’s no surprise: put great music together with a beautiful girl, add a few shots of something clear and dangerous, and you’ve got an addictive rock video.

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The video to a track from the band’s debut album, “Chances Are”, features 93X Girl Stephanie Bailey and over a year’s worth of footage from La Madness’ notoriously awesome live shows.

“Chances Are” was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, and the band is already recording music for their highly anticipated second EP.

We hope to see La Madness hit the streets of LA with their rock-induced party swag as soon as possible (Kurt, no more games).

You can learn more about La Madness at http://www.reverbnation.com/lamadness.

Warning: The below video may not be appropriate for viewers under 18, and will undoubtedly incite a strong craving for whiskey and/or tequila. Ye be warned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cNw7Fl0LU&feature=youtu.be

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.

 

 

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.