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Watch Jarreau Williams Become FEAR

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More to Watch Happy Halloween, everyone! Our award-winning DMV friend, Jarreau Williams released a creepy music video for his single inspired by his own dark journey with mental health, “Fear” produced by frequent collaborator, the Nashville-based Devin Spear (Exhale Recording) on this spooky Friday the 13th. Jarreau Williams “FEAR” album art. Not only is this […]

Martin Luke Brown Reminds Us Of Life’s Disclaimer “**it gets better”

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Recent Articles Martin Luke Brown releases his second song of 2023 with the appropriate response to someone who commits to seeing the sunnier side of life regardless of difficult circumstances, “**it gets better.” Martin Luke Brown – “**it gets better” album art What a beautiful day / what a beautiful evening / what a terrible […]

Syrian-American Artist Husam: ‘If I Was Going to Quit, I Should Have Quit a Long Time Ago’

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What doesn’t kill you makes you a survivor is the most fitting description of Syrian-American artist Husam’s story. The D.C.-based songwriter and producer first embraced music while in college in order to process his pain, and along the way, he discovered a sense of purpose. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she connects with Husam in recognition of Arab American Heritage Month. Learn what has surprised Husam most about his career, his message to anyone who feels hampered by their trauma, and details on his forthcoming single, which was influenced by the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Syria earlier this year.

Apollo The Realist Reflects on the Passage of Time in “Silent Shadows”

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Recent Articles In “Silent Shadows”, Californian rapper Apollo The Realist explores themes of depression, self-isolation, and prosperity. In “Silent Shadows”, Californian rapper Apollo The Realist explores themes of depression, self-isolation, and prosperity while looking back and picking at old scabs in search of forgiveness for his actions in the past. “Living in the past is […]

Keep Your Secrets Uses Their Lyrics to Say What Words Can’t

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From a YouTube cover channel to their recently released second EP, Keep Your Secrets has been a community effort since its inception. Malerie Gamblin and Matt Nguyen-Ngo started their band as a cover channel. The duo had attended undergrad together at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and started the channel in 2020. Malerie sang and Matt played the instruments. Their turning point came in April 2021, however, when musician and influencer Joseph DuBay shouted out their TikTok and funneled thousands of listeners to their page. Learn more about Keep Your Secrets’ journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych.

Husam Says ‘Good Riddance’ in Anti-Valentine’s Day Single

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Recent Articles On February 12, D.C.-based Syrian-American artist, Husam, released his latest single, “Good Riddance.” The anti-Valentine’s Day track is anthemic, moody, and powerful. Drawing from the alternative artist’s personal experience of being dumped unexpectedly by a former flame, the song carries an important message for anyone who has been jilted, ghosted, or otherwise sidelined: […]

Brandon Camphor: ‘I Haven’t Given Up Because I Know the Promise Looks Different Than the Present’

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Christian pop and urban gospel artist Brandon Camphor defines his calling by one word: purpose. The Gospel Billboard-charting songwriter won his first music competition at age 10 and has since continued to build on his successes. This Black History Month, join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she sits down with Brandon Camphor to discuss his band, Brandon Camphor & One Way; the opportunities and challenges of being an independent artist; what he believes is the secret to his band’s longevity; how he emerged from a dark season of depression; the role of faith in his journey; and details on his new single, “Forever.”

“Breaking Bones” Shows PHEA at her Strongest

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Recent Articles Electro-pop cyborg goddess, PHEA, is back with the lead single “Breaking Bones” off her upcoming EP, Healing Heart. Full of gnarly bass-driven synthesizers that transform and distort fantastically, PHEA shows a fearlessness that stems from her experience with having an implanted defibrillator. There’s a natural sense of danger in the way the music […]

ISHAN: ‘Something Beyond What We Understand Guides the Artist through this Mess that Is Life’

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Melbourne-based singer-songwriter ISHAN discovered a love for music at the age of 15 during rehabilitation for spinal fusion surgery. The emerging talent and compelling lyricist has been honing his skills ever since, marking his official entrance to the music scene in late 2022 with his debut single, “Go,” which appeals to fans of Ed Sheeran. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she sits down with ISHAN to discuss his musical influences; how his diverse Indian, Swiss, and Catalan roots inform his worldview; why Baltimore is on his bucket list of places to visit; and the reason he has learned to co-exist with fear.