Start April Strong With New Releases by Vent Steps, Pats & The KYD, Femke, GAYLE, and more.

“Pandemic Hit” by Vent Steps

“Pandemic Hit” has a strong pop feel, it could definitely be on the radio. I love the placement of the snaps in comparison to the vocals. The mixing and overall production is professional and gives a commercial vibe. The chorus is catchy and able to get stuck in my head easily. The riveting guitar is the perfect finishing touch. Listen on Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

“Better Times” By Pats & The KYD

Pats & The KYD are back with another single from their upcoming album PK All Day. The sample is great, has a soulful throwback feel. I love the difference in vocal textures between the verses and the hook. The overall mixing of the vocals is very well done, the vocals sit just right over the beat and drums. I think the brightness of the guitar blends well with the vocals and metaphor punchlines. The production is top tier! Check it out on Apple Music, Spotify, or watch the lyric video linked below.

“Helpless” by Femke

Femke’s vocals are bright and float over the light guitar. The acoustic feel is perfect for this track. I appreciate the mixing of the instruments with the vocals. The background vocals sit perfectly on the guitar riff. The production allows you to focus on the lyrics and reflect on the state of the world. Listen on Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

“luv starved” by GAYLE

“luv starved” is a great composition that gives pop vibes, but the production and lead vocals say otherwise! I love the pop-rock fusion. GAYLE is a riveting singer, I can defintiely see this on the radio. I love the guitars as well! The song gives a break up vibe with much passionate energy. Listen on Apple Music, Spotify, or check out the official music video on YouTube linked below.

“SUPERFICIAL” by Casper The Ghost

I’m digging this new release from Casper The Ghost. The vocals remind of a punk rock singer pouring his heart over some great guitars. The drums are blended well behind the vocals. “SUPERFICIAL” could be the next punk-rock anthem movie anthem. This track reminds me of playing Tony Hawk back in the day. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud.

“Loving You” by JonnyGuy

“Loving You” provides what we need going into this next month, especially with everything going on in the world. The vibe the guitars provide make this indie-rock track unique. The singers vocals have a grungy edge with intentional lyrics written to pull at your heartstrings. I think the hook is catchy and blends well with the soft piano patterns. I love what JonnyGuy did with this song, it’s a must add to your playlists! Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and YouTube.

Written by Shaun Kastle

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