My Twisted Heart
When Hong Kong multi-disciplinarian Po Ki Ching decided to live in Ireland, he knew it was a great time to put his sound into the world. Now he's produced an EP of which this is the single. A song about being trapped in an unwanted relationship, this is an artistic metaphor for how the artist feels about his Hong Kong home. My Twisted Heart carries the same energy from his early influences in K Rock, Canton Rock, and J Rock, then blends in the more modern tastes found within hip-hop and the alternative scene. A collaboration with Outsider YP, sticking together helps everyone feel at home.
Acoustic guitar and subtle keyboard playfully dance in sunny reverb. Then, a flux of beats and vocal hit the airwaves. The guitar punches chords down as bass and snare trace the line of flow over rolling cymbals. Moving vocals swerve and duet with one another through various effects and R&B style melodies. Sleek rhythms impress as the energy rises and falls over the emotional story-line. A catchy chorus keeps coming back with memorable lines as the smoothness continues across head-moving beats.
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Not fitting in made Lilith Bee the award-winning artist she is today and with another fabulous single out, why look back? Her trademark sound makes use of the idiosyncrasies and adjustmentless attitude that defines anyone with an ounce of genuine left in them. Here is the latest number that continues the journey of writing, performing, recording, and getting lots of fans. Since she was only 11, Lilith Bee has been working hard to become the asset to music that she is today and what better way to further the avenue than with this new track and brilliant artwork.
The music opens with a plucked guitar melody that reverberates with folky charm. Synthesiser swells on strings and bass as the drumming enters on hats and snare. As Lilith Bee starts the verse, we're taken into a dramatic story that lifts and turns like a cinematic performance. Expert song writing gives way to beautiful vocals and a truly inspiring composition. With modern entanglement and a traditional soul, Lilith Bee's Poseidon fits in perfectly to my playlist.
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Shining a light on the human side of addiction and mental-health, Junkie Boy takes story-teller musician Brian Barron into the gutters and alleys where tragedy and euphoria walk hand in hand. Dedicated to the real people who stumbled into the pit-fall of drug use and couldn't get out, Junkie Boy tells the untold story to the sound of intimate acoustic guitar. Taken from his second album, the fast-rising Brian Barron takes the next step into his own musical story. His newest song is inspired by Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie, at the same time as drawing on his own personal observations and experiences of life in Ireland. The most touching aspect of the track is its universality, with addiction manifesting in many areas including social media, fame, and attention. The graphically disturbing scene on the cover not necessarily points to the truth behind the music and when I've seen people shooting up, they put the needle the other way.
The guitar brings in the melody as chord shapes are dissected into sequences of sound. Brian Barron begins, the title of the song is the first word. It sounds like a theme to a noir cartoon, made for grown-ups. We walk through the shady streets to the beat of a dream as the music describes the sorrowful tale of so many who have been cursed with the affliction leading to being a junkie. Short, sweet, and strangely innocent, the 70s feel like they've had a second wind.
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