Behind the Song – ACCEPTANCE

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Ahh, Acceptance. This song is my jam. The lyrics just came pouring out of me, because every single word was written from past personal experience: self-doubt, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, disorganization. More often than I care to admit, I feel like a big ole mess. I’m a very emotional person, and although I’m easily ecstatic and joyful, I’m also easily frazzled. I spent too many years as my own worst enemy, beating myself up over the smallest flaws. I have longed for the hyper-organized life: the home that smells like fresh-baked cookies, the neatly stacked storage bins, the color-coded spreadsheets. But those things aren’t my reality. My house smells like muddy dog and store-bought cookies, my closet looks like a tornado aftermath, and the sheer idea of Pinterest gives me heartburn.

I’ve struggled through a slew of disorders and obstacles, and although I’ve overcome SO much, I’ve recently learned to accept…

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As love and mind connect: “Brainheart” by @LucienDante

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LUCIEN DANTE, “Brainheart”

In 2015, one of the most unique and refreshing albums I heard was Lucien Dante’s Our Of We, an independent release which yielded one of my favourite songs of that year, the completely enchanting “Black Water”, which featured an easy going, expressive vocal.  That was followed up by an animated video of the song as well as another video for “Love Me Lessons”, which celebrated young people having a joyous blast together without attention to gender, clothing, etc., just being who they are.  It definitely set the stage for where Lucien, now based in L.A. after relocating from Chicago, is heading with “Brainheart”.  The song is about how love and the mind connect, when emotions and thoughts are synchronized to a point and you revel in being with your partner.  Lucien is extremely ambitious – producing, writing and mixing this song, as well as being a painter, sculptor and…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LUKE WADE

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Like many of us, pop-centric singer/songwriter Luke Wade is no stranger to adversity; though his story brims with sadness and loss, he has overcome his trials with infectious optimism, and channeled that pain into art.

Wade affectionately describes his parents as “hippies” who raised him in a small town in central Texas populated by roughnecks, farmers, and preachers. “My parents are both artists in the buckle of the Bible Belt as they say,” he laughs. As a teenager, Wade endured a tragic injury that left him with partial blindness and limited depth perception, which effectively ended his teenage sports career in a state where football is a near-mandatory rite of passage. “As a kid, when you’re around people who are all similar and you’re really different, it was a tough thing to deal with,” he explains. “I had difficulty connecting.”

While this chain of events might have kept any lesser…

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Erin Bennett, Music’s Wonder Woman

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Everyone knows that big things come from Texas and when it comes to power-pop songstress, Erin Bennett, you need to be prepared for just how big an impact this Texan makes. Her dynamic vocals soar through her well-crafted songs backed by a weird mix of synth, rock and folk that leaves vapour trails; keeping audiences captivated long after the show is over. The seductive backing vox and choreography from Erin’s backing singers, the ‘Sensational Sapphic Sisters’, brings animation to the message in her lyrics. Erin has built her ‘EB Band’ with musicians who share not only virtuosity but an unhindered understanding of the direction in which she travels.

It’s worth mentioning at this point that Erin’s performance is a concept show taken from ‘ReFlowered,’ her concept album. That concept is explained in her book, ‘Girl ReFlowered.’ So, here in a nutshell, is the story:

Having relocated to the UK in…

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