by Eric Althoff
A rather creative musician from Marshfield, Wisconsin, Ryan Summers takes us to a dreamy, electronica-infested dreamscape on his new album, Undue Influence. Summers has some hallucinatory tunes for your listening enjoyment, be it the dancetastic “Holy Criminal” or the slow-moving, and yet somehow very soothing, album-capper “There Is Nothing for Me Here.”
In the otherworldly “The Curious Story of Brad Halsey,” who precisely Brad Halsey is—and why his story must be told, is left largely unanswered in this complex composition. However, you won’t be able to help wanting to know more as you peel back the layers of this compelling track (listen below). You are sure to hear echoes of Pink Floyd, NIN and Radiohead, and Summers rolls it all up together into something unique and highly toe-tapping.
Kaelab Riyan Folks is a singer/songwriter from Staunton, VA. Short and sweet, his genre consists of a pop-like R&B sound. He is known as a hopeless romantic, and he likes to make his music about the realistic emotional encounters he has faced. We are just beginning to learn about him, but we see a ton of potential going forward!
His newest track is called, “Save Your Love” it definitely fits into his genre range. The piano chords that are the center piece of the instrumental are simple, but has that pop-element we look for that keeps your head bopping. His vocals are impressive, as he sings, “Save Your Love” during the hook which will easily get stuck in the listener’s head. One of our favorite parts of the track are his ability to vocally harmonize in areas. Check out the track below.