Eden Espinosa is taking on a new role. Many know her from her blockbuster stint as Elphaba in Wicked and later Maureen in the final cast of RENT. Although Espinosa is no stranger to the stage, there are still a few parts she wants to play. REVELATION is Espinosa's first foray into songwriting, and she proves she has a distinct talent for crafting a lyric writing eight out of the albums ten tracks. Each composition is built upon her own experiences in life and includes themes of fear, vulnerability, and self-acceptance.
Recording artist Tasha Taylor has always carried the torch for Soul and Blues. Now, with her dazzling third album, Honey For The Biscuit, the US singer/songwriter/musician unveils thirteen new songs that push her beloved genre into the spotlight. “I’m carrying on the next generation of rhythm, blues, and soul,” says Tasha. “Bridging the gap between one generation and another; it’s my family business – as well as my passion.” As the daughter of R&B trailblazer and Stax giant Johnnie Taylor, Tasha’s genealogy is auspicious. And yet, while lesser talents might trade on that hallowed surname, Honey For The Biscuit is a personal statement bearing her unique thumbprint.
Imitation may be the strongest form of flattery, but being an original takes nerve and that is exactly what Taylor Carson achieves with his new album After The Tamer Has Gone. There is a lot of music out there, yet just when you have Carson's new album figured out, he throws in a perfectly crafted wrench that will send your mind on a new adventure.
There’s a lot to complain about the Grammy’s. People love to crap all over it. Hell, I have more than a few gripes about it myself. And that’s not just coming from a member of the Recording Academy, but also a former judge in the Engineering Committee of NARAS’s New York Chapter!! But in spite of itself, I have to admit something. I think their process works.
Some albums take you back in time, while others make time irrelevant. Radio Parade by Jenna Nichols is one of those albums. Released in 2018, Radio Parade consists of seven songs. Each song has a distinct narrative, yet they are cohesive. The album's orchestrations range from ukeleles to steel guitar all mixed with jazz undertones. It takes you back in time while standing staunchly in 2019.
The Deepest Sea draws influence from Sun Kil Moon, Sigor Ros, Bon Iver and has an analogue, raw feel to the production thanks to Green Door's Samuel J Smith who mixed and mastered The Deepest Sea with haunting melancholy featured throughout this mini-album which then has anthemic bursts of fuzz, grunge and pop.