From mainstream pop to country power songs and everything in between, there is something for everyone in this week’s review roundup.
Hailing from Palo Alto, CA, Conor Burns is admitting his faults on new single, “Me And My Ego.” The 21-year-old record producer’s trembling voice delivers the piano driven verses with emotion. The track changes course on the choruses while Burns finds his sweet spot vocally. Through layered vocals and a dramatic production build, Burns takes “Me And My Ego” to its maximum potential. The catchy track is short and sweet and leaves us craving more from this promising talent.
Listen to “Me And My Ego” below.
Kid Travis – “Butterflies”
Kid Travis is a phenomenon waiting to happen. On “Butterflies,” the pop wordsmith shows his more vulnerable side. The mid-tempo release finds Travis wrapped up in those early relationship jitters and he is fully content to dwell in it. Travis has a voice that is equal parts commercial pop and contemporary R&B and he always seems to mold the two together seamlessly. Another smash from Travis that he can add to his already impressive repertoire.
Listen to “Butterflies” below.
Madeleine Kelson – “Joker”
Rising singer/songwriter Madeleine Kelson has opened her eyes to manipulation on new single, “Joker.” The acoustic driven track features Kelson’s perfectly pure vocal tone while she delivers a poetic narrative. The laid-back track is primarily Americana with hints of Country production elements. Vocally, Kelson is a spot on mix of Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe.
Listen to “Joker” below.
Nicole Rayy – “House Of Cards”
Nicole Rayy is a powerhouse. On “House Of Cards,” Rayy brings all of the fire she can muster to deliver a fierce narrative. Rayy’s confident vocals truly come to life on the choruses where she belts the lyrics and throws in the towel on her relationship. The Canadian country artist has a flare that is reminiscent of 90’s Reba and we can’t wait to watch her career flourish.
Listen to “House Of Cards” below.
The Bros. Landreth – “Stay”
Incorporating elements of pop, jazz and blues, The Bros. Landreth possess the kind of sound you could listen to on repeat. Their subtle voices blend perfectly on new track “Stay” as they swoon the listener with a groovy escape. Effortlessly switching between their upper and pleasant lower registers, the track finds the duo daydreaming about staying in a blissful moment in time, “a little longer.”
Listen to “Stay” below.