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The changing of the season seemingly brings us to different musical selections, sometimes entirely intentional, and other times purely coincidental. The falling of the leaves push away the carefree and lighthearted tunes carried through the summer months, welcoming in more complex works, both lyrically and musically. Today brings an example of a pensive piece perfect for the greying skies and chilly weather, and it’s brought to you by a brand new artist, Mat Hunsley.
“Fires” is the lead single from this young man’s debut EP, To Being Free, which is already available to pre-order from iTunes. Showcasing his ability to harness personal experiences for the sake of storytelling, Hunsley breathes life into each and every word, skillfully displaying his folk-centric songwriting abilities and encapsulating vocal cadence. Set to the backdrop of only a softly strummed guitar and accentuating strings, you’re left to only focus on his message and nothing more.
Hunsley is already garnering the attention of tastemakers in the UK and US, with the rest of the world surely catching on soon. Make sure you follow him on Facebook so you can be in the know from the get-go.
As days go by, we definitely aren’t getting any younger. But as weeks pass, we are building up our indie music collection with a couple indie dojos here and there. And that…that might just make it all worth it.
Once again we’ve been fortunate enough to have been graced with new music from American singer/songwriter Ed Prosek. This brilliant new release ‘Shadows’ is beautifully crafted by soft guitar picking, a relaxed drum beat and smooth vocals. Prosek delivers such an essence of comfort, despite reminding us of his story having left California and his home for something, and somewhere new.
Personable and intimate lyrical imagery, such as, ‘crooked smile’ draw us further in as listeners; bridging the gap between us and him, and the music. A liberating release of vocals crafts the powerful chorus, as if he’s letting go of the emotive tension carefully built throughout the heartfelt verses.
Elements of folk break through the piece, resembling some of his older music and initial stylistic features. However, rather than singing of a longing for home, ‘Shadows’ focuses on elements of acceptance, and conveys love for a city, time and a moment in life.
The bridge section is musically diminished to almost nothing, driven by a delicate guitar and piano section, before rising dramatically into an awesome final chorus: a stylistic element typical of Prosek’s songwriting.
Developing on the success of his EP ‘Truth’, released earlier this year, Ed has been spread across European radios and featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best of the week’, and there’s no wonder his music is increasingly gaining traction both online and live. He will be touring Germany throughout November, and we can expect an anticipated EP release due next Spring!
It’s crazy to think that a kabillion songs are uploaded to the interwebs every day. Ok maybe a slight exaggeration, but you catch the drift. There are a plethora of songs flying through the infinite world of digital music just wanting to be heard. Slightly overwhelming to think about trying to find all of them, yes. But that’s why we are here. We’ll keep handpickin’ all the goodins’ so you can just indie dojo & chill.
It’s a very, very mad world. But we’ve got music wrapped up in a nice little Indie Dojo to make it seem a little less crazy sometimes. Come get lost with us for a little while.