The Jaws of Brooklyn - Maria Pellicano - Rebecca McCartney - Chris Kelly
Seattle-based band, The Jaws of Brooklyn, announce the release of the 60s influenced Garage Soul Pop single on November 12. It’s off the album, The Shoals, due out in early 2022. Lyrically the song represents embracing every facet of being a woman – especially anger, and being unabashedly unapologetic in showing up fully in every expression of emotion, despite how “unattractive” or unacceptable it might be to society.
The Jaws of Brooklyn fully express these emotions on “Fever” with a sensual, gritty determination. Lead singer Lindsay Love, says “It touches on being someone’s desire but never their ‘dear.’ It’s about pulling the tape off my mouth to finally speak up and get loud without caring how I’m perceived. It also touches on female sexuality from a purely physical stance that dispels the historical notion that women are always seeking something more from men.”
The band recorded the single in The Shoals region of Alabama at Sundrop Sound, the studio owned by Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars). The single features Alabama Shakes/Brittney Howard background vocalists Shanay Johnson and Karita Law. Muscle Shoals Alabama’s rich musical history that includes the likes of Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, and Otis Redding, weaves its way into Jaw of Brooklyn’s very essence.
The Jaws of Brooklyn formed when Radio Raheem’s three members (Zia Uddin-Drums, Paul Christofferson-Bass, Bryan Cohen-Guitar) met singer Lindsay Love in Seattle during the height of the COVID pandemic in August 2020. They recorded a series of 60’s flavored Rock n’ Roll and Soul demos in Cohen’s basement, which included background vocal contributions from Black Pumas’ Lauren Cervantes and keyboards from Funky 2 Death’s Melissa Montalto. The demos caught the ear of Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Fitz and the Tantrums and Lady Blackbird writer/producer Chris Seefried.
==========================================================================Maria Pellicano - Forever and Ever.
Inspiring Singer/Songwriter, author, teacher and coach, Maria Pellicano is set to release her transformative single, ‘Forever and Ever’ on 12th November 2021. A song that takes us on a journey of moving through our inner darkness and discovering what lies beyond.. In other words, painting the darkness with colours of hope.
“Often, we don’t want to look at our own darkness, because we are afraid we will find something we cannot solve.. I wanted to highlight that it’s really there for people.. If we want to grow, we have to confront that there are parts of us that we cannot solve.. you need to become aware of it and sit with it.”
After working with producer, Joshua Hennessy, of Pivotal Music Melbourne, on the creation of the track, Maria plans to combine the song with her existing tools as an experienced author, teacher and coach, to create a powerful message to those looking to grow and develop their voice, presence and confidence.
Music and songwriting have not only allowed Maria to express her own soulful song, but have been a gift that has touched and inspired so many people throughout every stage of her life.
==========================================================================Rebecca McCartney - For Avery, in June.
Rebecca McCartney returns to the city where she was raised by a family of musicians and nerds, now with her own sound and much to say. She grew up immersed in NYC’s classical music world and her early songwriting eventually led to the release of an indie-folk record under the duo name Garden Party (2020) with her close friend, Jakob Leventhal.
Now, after a college career studying jazz and playing in an R&B band, McCartney is preparing to release her genre-bending debut EP, How You Feel. Calling on her eclectic musical influences and experiences, the upcoming record generates an edgy, ethereal sound that celebrates McCartney’s buttery vocals and absorbing lyrical insights. Rebecca is stoked to share her new single out this Friday, November 12th.
Here's what she had to say about it: "I wrote 'For Avery, in June' for my friend who has been knocked down by relationships so many times. Every time she gets hurt by one of these emotionally illiterate men, I just want her to be okay. So the song’s about that, about calling her back home, and saying that even when these men don’t show up for her, I’ll be there. It’s sad but hopeful. A good song to listen to with small tears and then call your friend you haven’t talked to in a year".
==========================================================================Chris Kelly - Your Day Begins Again.
Cardiff Singer/Songwriter Chris Kelly announces his latest single 'Your Day Begins Again.'
Released independently the single will be streaming everywhere on Friday 26th November.
Former Front-man of 90's Cardiff Band 'The Scooters' Chris Kelly has made quite a name for himself across Wales as a tour de force on the live music circuit. Honing his craft as an accomplished Singer/Songwriter, Chris Kelly has played extensively across all of South Wales and impressing many an audience with his unique brand of Acoustic Americana Pop.