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Meet the Male Adele – John Newman

Discovering one of these kinds of artists makes me excited to be a writer. Last night on Vevo, I happily discovered John Newman’s “Love Me Again” in the Top Trending Music videos of the day.

At first, I didn’t know what to make of the look of Newman, but once he started singing and the chorus kicked in, I was pleasantly surprised and instantly loved the song. The soulful song uses violins, piano and horns, which is produced beautifully and I can’t help of think of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and how that music video lead her to stardom.

Do you think Newman will become a huge star? I think it depends on his followup songs.

“Love Me Again” is available on iTunes with various remixes.

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Indie Artist Mondays: Gaby Moreno

I’ve been on hiatis from this blog this past week because I’ve been busy looking for a new place to move into and a new job, plus mixing a new song and other things. I got a new job and a new place to move into today, it’s funny how things happen all at once. I’m still reeling because in a week everything is going to change, so it’s a lot. But, let’s go forward here.

Here’s my second installment of Indie Artist Mondays, like I said, it’s quite difficult to keep finding indie artists every week to talk about, but for now, so far so good.

For this week’s Indie Artist Mondays, I’m introducing you to the Guatemalan singer, Gaby Moreno. I was first acquainted with Moreno at a performance for Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWiM) Singer/Songwriter night. Moreno’s voice was unique; she has a disarming personality in person. Calm, positive and soulful, Gaby Moreno commands a stage presence, and her voice sucks you right in. You can tell she’s a sweet heart too. Her music is indie-soul.

Gaby has been getting a lot of buzz here in LA as well. I hear a lot of music professionals talking about her talent. She’s touring the U.S. right now and has an album releasing April 5th called Illustrated Songs.

Check out her out!

Gaby’s website: http://www.gaby-moreno.com/

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Feeling Blue, let’s “Set Fire to the Rain” Adele style

Gotta be honest, I’ve been feeling blue this week. Lots of frustrations, lots of fears and seems like the world is going to end.

When life gets you down, what do you do? I have read that listing things that you appreciate and wishes that you have help you realize there are things that make you happy in life. I also read that having a pet helps, seeing that I can’t have a pet at the moment, that’s kind of a drag. I love kittens. Also, what helps for me is doing volunteer work. I’ve been volunteering for Reading Partners (readingpartners.org) I think reading and writing are SO important, so I help kids learn how to read. I had to stop recently because I’m in the midst of moving and things have been chaotic (hence, the feeling the blues…)

Helping others and getting your mind off of yourself helps you get your mind off of your troubles, and kind of makes you realize that life isn’t all about you. I need to volunteer again. It feels good to know you’ve done something good. Plus, if you’ve had bad karma, it helps bring more positive karma into your life.

Right now I’m listening to Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”. Great. I’m slowing going through her album, as I usually slowly discover albums, listening on repeat several times before venturing onto the next adventure.

I need the soul voice right now and this song is just the right prescription. Sing it, girl.

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