"Outside Voice is about personal growth & boundary setting. It's about learning where your responsibilities lie & sitting with the understanding that not all people are our friends, even when they smile brightly & offer us our perception of love. It's about confronting who we are in the face of the way others see us & shouting loud truths while letting sleeping dogs lie." Ali Bean
There are some unique qualities to his music, which by the way carries a very analog sound. It is filled with color, interesting drum grooves, as well as catchy melodies. His upcoming single "Marry You" is a fairly optimistic track that channels all of his Manchester roots. Although there might be some sense of nostalgia to it, the single captivates with its honesty and distinctive taste.
“One day in Reykjavík, when I started my studies University of the Arts, at the height of the pandemic back in the fall of 2020, I went for a walk in the park. Isolated and saddened that I couldn't reach my husband in the Faroe Islands, I got inspired. I could no longer contain the unbearable loneliness that I felt as I was walking back to my student flat. Words started pouring out of my head. Briskly, my pace increased, I needed to write the words down before I would forget them all! I ran and finally entered my room, started jotting all the words down - I couldn't keep up with my thoughts and kept on writing. When I was finally finished, I started to piece together my words on paper until finally the puzzle of words came together and there was my poem - Isolation. Anna Iachino
"This songs reflects upon my personal experience from psychotherapy. It adopts a rather sarcastic standpoint on one hand, and an optimistic viewpoint on the other hand. This song is characteristic of my music, which often deals with our innermost dark layers, without succumbing to popular music trends, but rather invigorating sounds and themes which best suit the intricate lyrical structures." Pini Gurfil
"Swing My Hip came up out of the water as a response to the seemingly endless slide down into sadness, isolation and helplessness that the pandemic brought about. A kind of defiant response, a modern blues in a way; playing the blues to keep the blues away. Music is one of the greatest tools to combat despair. In this case, swinging your hip in spite of it all. Keeping hope and positivity alive." mUmbo
"The Octopus Song" is a single that aims to transform the way we see and understand the universe by carefully observing an octopus. E.G. Phillips has made some of the deepest philosophical jazz that has ever existed. All that he needed was to listen to what an octopus can say about music.
The EP is home to 5 tracks with total runtime of 22 minutes. Those minutes will be spent with some of the most heartwarming music with a strong festive feel in the floating jazz-pop soundscapes.
The instruments seem to talk between each other. They ask questions and respond to one another, reprising themes established by other instruments. While they work together to form harmonies, each instrument has its own personality. We get to know the anxious piano, the persistent metals, the fast-paced guitars, and the confident drums.
Poetica's greatest achievement is without a doubt how the spoken poems and the music interact with each other. The words are recognized as their own instruments: each word, each letter, is given its own sonorous importance.
"For me, it's a revolution in every way. I've been hiding my dream and hiding my voice for so long, letting trauma and illness run my life story, this song is the end of that and a beginning of an era of beautiful music and powerful messages that need to be heard. Pink for My Money is about my pain and confusion around growing up as women at this point in time." Shyli Madhala