Kehlani – SweetSexySavage

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Baring emotion in music is essentially the backbone of what makes the art so great. We can learn so much about the artist and ourselves from notes and expressions traveling through sound space to our ears for our listening pleasure. On her debut album, “SweetSexySavage,” R&B singer Kehlani shows what those three words mean for her. Read more »

F.O.D. – Harvest

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Listening to F.O.D.’s music is a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to the attention span. Mine is rather short. I have a hard time sitting through an entire song if I don’t like the first 30 seconds. But, I feel like this quartet’s new album is playing tricks on my mind. Seeing the 17-track listing felt overwhelming at first. The funny thing is, most of these songs are under three minutes long.   Read more »

All Ears Avow – Edge Of This

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English rock band All Ears Avow have been making music together since 2013. They released their first album in December of 2013 and have basically been touring ever since. Now, with two EPs and plenty of gigs under their belt, they’re releasing their third album – Edge Of This. The band is made up of Claire Sutton on vocals and guitar, Jake Willcock on guitar, Joe Bishop on bass and Sean Ivens on drums. Read more »

Cold Summer – Fight to Survive

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It’s not always easy to dive into certain musical genres, especially if the type is loud, erratic, spacy or just plain odd. Some folks need a gateway artist for this sort of thing. For those looking to venture into the realm of Post Hardcore, Cold Summer is an ample act to start. Read more »

Big Sean – I Decided

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Big Sean, striking while his iron is hot, dropped his new album “I Decided” on the heels of 2015’s “Dark Sky Paradise.” Sean, while never the biggest name in hip-hop, looks to cement his legacy after last year’s “I Don’t Fuck with You” from “Paradise.” Read more »

Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe

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What. A. Gem. Sigrid’s single Don’t Kill My Vibe is a killer pop anthem, especially for a debut single. It will definitely be an ear worm that is going to get overplayed on your local pop radio station, though, so enjoy it while you can. Read more »

Greyhaven – Brother

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It’s all too typical for a person to immediately think of the dark and macabre when he or she hears about “heavy music.” This is an understandable reaction. From the earliest days the heavy genres have appealed to our fears just like any good horror movie. Even so, there are so many subgenres of metal these days that it would be ridiculous for someone to label the lot of them as “evil” or “devil music.” Read more »

Robert Hunter – Afterglow

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I was only introduced to Robert Hunter’s unique country/alt-rock sound a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve already developed a connection to his music. The American singer-songwriter has released two EPs so far – Outta My Mind and Afterglow. As much as the first of the two was filled with tight sounds and romantic lyrics, Afterglow is the real winner for me. Read more »

Bling Era Playlist

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Rappers have arguably the biggest egos of anyone in the music industry, at least between the late 90s to mid 2000s when “Bling Rap” was at its peak. Entire songs centered around how big your car’s rims were, how much your pinky ring was valued and even about how much money you could invest in your mouth. While rappers today still rhyme about their ego and everything they have, the genre has evolved into a more emotional aspect and ditching catchy hooks in favor of storytelling and subject manner.  But when it comes to the Bling Era artists, they couldn’t be out done; the bigger the ego, the bigger the chain. Read more »

JW Sargent – Videos & The Future

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JW Sargent is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who just released his EP “In Retrograde” last November. Creative Control caught up with him to talk about music video inspirations, how he came up with his hybrid of alternative and ambient sounds and what the future has in store for him.
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