SONGS WE LOVED! 8-14 November 2021

Our Submissions Inbox overflowed with AMAZING submissions the past week! Enjoy our round-up of the 14 most inspiring songs & albums that had a special something to them.

Featuring Orton, Lisa Gorry, Catbells, Viscose, Nunki Bay Starship, Rosado, Cory José, Lazaro Marquess, VelvetNoise, Henry Cron, Glass Dove, Hayley Sales, Blood Red Shoes, and Tall Heights

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Orton - "Sparring"

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UK producer Orton released his intriguing five-track debut EP Sparring via Phlexx Records on 29 October. Touching on the shoegaze sounds of the '80s and '90s, Orton at the same time crafted an impressive sound of his own. Sparring is an enchanting taste of his authentic sound - a demonstration of the mastery of his songwriting.

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Lisa Gorry - "It Was You (And Me)"

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In Lisa Gorry's new folk-pop EP, It Was You (And Me), the Irish folk singer-songwriter has released a heart-wrenching, deeply personal piece of work that is both musically and lyrically impressive. Alongside her powerful voice and arrangements, her new songs touch on topics such as hope and self-love.

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Catbells - "Same As You"

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If you're looking for dreamy vocals and smooth soundscapes, then Catbells is the artist for you. Capturing her deepest emotions in this captivating dream-pop melody, Same As You is an ode to bittersweet longing and nostalgia.

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Viscose - "Peace of Mind"

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Rising electronic pop artist Viscose is making a big splash in the music scene with his latest musical gem Peace of Mind, an electrifying dance/house-pop anthem, that explores themes of mental illness and anxiety.

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Nunki Bay Starship - "Monkeys"

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The Budapest-based quartet Nunki Bay Starship has found a way to bring their signature sound, masterfully mixing pop, neo-soul, and jazz with some psychedelic and r&b notes. Taken from their latest EP From a Proper Distance released on October 14th, Monkeys is a bold and anthemic song that sets the tone for the album - a gem that is bound to get stuck in your head.

Dóri (singer/electric violin) says on the song: "Musically, we had very similar ideas in our minds about where to go next. And the lyrics are all related to things I’ve been struggling with for years, so it has become a kind of therapeutic record for me now, thanks again to the others for letting me do that"

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Rosado - "Do This"

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Taking his musical talents to new heights, the NYC dance music producer is setting himself up for success with his single Do Thisa powerful and addictive upbeat gem that is bound to get your body moving.

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Cory José - "Victory Song, Pt.1"

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Stream your way into a new era of euphoria with Victory Song, Pt.1. Taken from LA-based Cory José's first full-length album Your Own American Chanteur released on October 29th, Victory Song, Pt.1 is guaranteed to take you on a roller coaster of emotions.

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Lazaro Marquess - "Fire Heart"

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Bring your style up to the next level with Hamburg-based DJ and music producer Lazaro Marquess' latest track Fire Heart - an absolutely addictive gem that is bound to set your day on fire.

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VelvetNoise - "Number Ones"

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One of the brightest artists to emerge from the music scene of Budapest, VelvetNoise, released his first single and video clip, titled Number Ones; a song with beautiful and touching lyrical elements that go around the topics of love, disappointment and abandonment.

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Henry Cron - "Winged Eyeliner"

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Henry Cron is a promising artist about to make his mark on the music industry, with a fresh new sound and a distinct style. His latest single Winged Eyeliner is a synth-driven journey through the world of young love.

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Glass Dove - "Half-Life Wilderness"

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Half-Life Wilderness is the newest, unparalleled album from Nashville-based musician Glass Dove who masterfully blends synth-rock and indie-pop to create a beautifully constructed piece of art. 

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Hayley Sales - "Lifeguard"

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The award-winning & internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayley Sales once again released her ethereal voice to the world with her new soulful, indie-pop single Lifeguard. With haunting, captivating vocals, beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics, Lifeguard is an ode to Hayley's personal tale of devastation.

Hayley Sales says about the song: "From a place so thick with devastation I could barely breathe - a place where the only light I could see was kidnapped by the shards of a very shattered heart. Someone tells a rumor. It spreads with the fierceness of a wildfire and lights up the imagination of the entire city. For me, it’s a painfully true story. I lost my boyfriend of many years. I lost my home. I lost my friends. My reputation"

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The powerful alternative rock duo Blood Red Shoes continue their rapid ascent to superstardom with their latest explosive single MORBID FASCINATION, taken off of their highly anticipated album GHOSTS ON TAPE set to be released on January 14th, 2022 via Velveteen Records. The band also announced a huge UK and Europe-wide tour in early 2022. 

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Tall Heights - "Locked Out"

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The Boston-based lush indie duo Tall Heights keeps ascending into new levels of musical aspiration with their emotional single Locked Out. Taken off of their forthcoming full-length album Juniors set for release on January 14th, Locked Out is an anthem to show the highs and lows of a tumultuous year. With lyrics that speak to the hope and despair of personal hardships, Locked Out is a song that will stick with you and help you through the hard times.

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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