Lena Anderssen Song Review 

"The Airport"

Life, in general, is full of surprises – highs, lows, delays, and early arrivals – much like an airport.  A song that illustrates this statement spot-on is the latest release from singer/songwriter/musician Lena Anderssen called “Airport.” 

“Airport” lyrically tells the story of departing but not saying “bye” which alludes to reigniting short-love to create full-love.  The lyrics sing: 

Gone is that summer 

That one July 

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky 

And you walked beside me 

The moon and…

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Cassie Pearl Song Review 

Party

Forget a message in a bottle, try a message written on a note and taped to a mirror.  “Party” is a song that delivers in just that way.  Written by Boston USA native Cassie Pearl, this track is very reflective.  Pearl was inspired to write this track to embrace the reality of social anxiety – a disorder that many within society must contend with daily.  The honest lyrics are heightened by Pearl’s vocal attitude and conviction which she delivers with flair through an unapologetic lens.  The fusion of…

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EP Review 

Wally Hite Rankin & Snake River Canyon

Wally Hite Rankin & Snake River Canyon is the latest release from Wally Hite Rankin, an Indie singer/songwriter based in New Zealand.  Produced and released March of this year by Prototype Musique, Wally Hite Rankin & Snake River Canyon contains nine Indie Rock songs that grounds its listeners onto the bank of reality: 

  1. Snake River Canyon 
  2. Ordinary Life 
  3. Hazy Days 
  4. Oh Virginia 
  5. Picking Up the Change 
  6. New Regret 
  7. Chasing Satellites 
  8. Waterlines 
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Andrea Clute Song Review 

"Red Light"

Andrea Clute’s “Red Light” is proof to NEVER underestimate a slow jam.  Her latest release offers a sort of Dark Wave meets R&B bottom which creates a great musical spine.  Clute’s vocals bring the audience a mix of high tones spliced with what I call floetry (a dramatic rap featuring wonderful melodies).  Being appealing, approachable, and full of modern tones, “Red Light” musically resembles a love letter kissed by lips laced with sugar and salt.  The way that Clute wrote and executed this…

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Sophia Bella Cucci Song Review 

“Lemons”

Indie Music’s Folk/Pop princess is back with a new release called “Lemons” and it contains every element needed to be a lasting favorite – belting vocals, transient soundscapes, real-world storylines, and instrumentation that personifies finesse. 

“Lemons” describes those dual components of any relationship, where it can be bitter and sweet.  The lyrics sing: 

Eating alone 

At least that's how it feels through the phone 

Wasting time 

Sifting through the fairytale in mind 

Silence bound 

Wondering

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EP Review - Peter Kleinhans' 

I Was Alive Enough

The times we live in are so obscure that having a focal point to direct thoughts and dreams are in demand – music continues to be that visual aid of hope for the masses.  Of course, there is so much digital music in the market today that one may get lost in the shuffle trying to find collections with meaning, but there are some that come down the pipeline to music journalist that just sits RIGHT.  Which brings me to the album featured in this review – I Was Alive Enough

I Was Alive

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Artist Interview - Jack Rose 

"Rockstar"

The music industry is full fascinating artists, not to mention artists within subgenres of music.  So, what makes an artist relevant and worth listening to today must be in their journey into the music, as well as their individuality in their artistry.  I’ve come across such an artist who has surgically cut his way out of the crowd and has made himself a standout artist.  His name is Jack Rose!!  Klef Notes had the opportunity to talk with Jack Rose.  Just released February of this year, his…

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Jambrains' EP Review 

Into the Uncharted

Every reader of this review will undeniably agree that the year 2020 (which was hyped to be the year of 20/20 vision – mental clarity) has turned out to be nothing but 365 days of mystery.  Everyone on the planet was surely living each day as it arrived, hoping for brighter times ahead – much like taking route into the unknown.  An artist who has placed that feeling into a collection of music but showcased how solidity can be achieved is Jambrains. 

Jambrains is a Swedish…

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Emzae Song Review 

Strip Lights

Just released today, “Strip Lights” is a moderate tempo, Pop track, that incorporates stylings of Synth-Pop.  It is written and recorded by Pop artist/producer Emzae, and let me just say, it is a game changer.  How, you might ask?  Read on! 

Listeners and fans can hear this directional twist in the production of the track with the contrast between expectant FX and soundscapes and the melancholic way Emzae executes her vocals.  The game changing facet of this is that it WORKS.  This unorthodox…

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Lutfia Song Review 

"Prism"

Prism” is a song by London singer/songwriter Lutfia.  This light, upbeat, Pop groove is sure to make it to your summer playlist with its solid bass core and infectious bounce. 

Featuring an undercurrent of classic 80’s Pop Rock, “Prism” has a synth core melody that keeps the listener engaged to the track while Lutfia’s lyrics reinforce the storyline of being transparent in love -- meaning, seeing things CLEAR enough to know when to call a mistake, a mistake.  The lyrics sing: 

I guess I don’t care…

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