Star of the screen and the airwaves, Tori Lynn features today on Alternative Fruit. Since she was a child, Tori Lynn has been appearing on stage. This brought her into films, TV shows, and adverts. That's not all! She's also a great singer with bags of music talent. It's no wonder then that Tori Lynn has played alongside global acts such as Third Eye Blind, Adam Lambert, and Meghan Trainor. This Miami based star now releases Lies, a brand new single, to her huge following of fans. Tori Lynn has performed at some of the area's biggest events and venues including SunFest and the Hard Rock Stadium.
It starts with a chiming melody. Funky beats are laid down in neat packages while the tune forms around them. Tori Lynn begins to sing. Her semi-rap style speaks the words in tuneful bursts that colour and flutter the lyrics. Backing vocals add an extra layer of emotional clarity, a male edge against the predominant female centrefold. The song is about how we may be too quick to forgive and forget when we've been lied to, if the person means more to us than the truth. Great mirroring of energies cut across the track as each vocalist explains the way they feel.
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The Maltese melodic rock scene owes its recent major boost to these guys, Airport Impressions. Their break-through sound nods at several greats yet imitates none. Fans of Mumford and Sons, The Killers, and Kings of Leon may well find themselves hooked on their catchy compositions. With audience numbers reaching into the tens of thousands at their most recent shows, it's amazing that Airport Impressions haven't made it big elsewhere yet. Since Alternative Fruit has been made aware of this great act, it's a pleasure to send them on their way.
The song begins at the beach. A great rhythmic melody pushes in, breaking off the waves with its own variety. Piano and drums merge in a river of sound while the vocals begin. As the guitar enters with a warm distortion, the gracefully strummed chords echo the atmosphere of the melody. Pressure builds and the song builds in intensity. The song is about feeling good about our direction, with positive attitudes and hard working effort, we will always get somewhere other than where we are now. It's a love song, it's a motivational song, it's a feel good number that makes us feel good about who we are in the present moment.
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Also visit Airport Impressions online
Here they are on Spotify
Just Say No
Italian born Frenchman Di Lovero is making massive waves in the Euro Pop circuit. With his zany personality and his flamboyant attitude, the upbeat and easy going sounds are packaged in a unique and immediately identifiable way. Paris has fallen in love with Di Lovero already, as their FM stations play his sounds all the time. Now it's our turn to get a load of this guy, let's see what all the fuss is about.
A chunky chord synth plays bouncy string melody in an upbeat style. It's joined by frantic hats and snare which do their thing at the fastest dancing tempo we can think of. Di Lovero begins singing, making interesting sounds over the happy bounce. It's really fun straight away, and I can see this entertaining children at the disco. We get the words after a little while, his European accent gives the words a unique flavour we can appreciate. The music is light and fluffy, with great energy and direction.
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Love On The Roof
The radio loves Chiara Oldano, and so does Alternative Fruit. She has a passion for highlighting the need for artistic lessons as standard. Chiara didn't get to learn music at school, she had to teach it to herself. Once she'd gained the basics, she went on and joined Berklee Music College in Boston, America. If you've read our about section, you'll know that Alternative Fruit is your service for providing creative and educational input to a huge online audience. It's a pleasure to feature Chiara Oldano once again on Sound Read.
Love on the Roof begins with a sample of what sounds like an old record. It fades away to make way for a piano note, bouncing on its own hammer. Chiara Oldano starts singing, her sultry and jazz influenced voice pulls at the insides. As the song builds with percussion and compositional flurry, the vocal melody curves and climbs over the bars. A catchy cabaret tempo makes the song easy to listen to, and great lyrics we can all understand sing about human feelings.
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None Of Your Business
We love it when Alternative Fruit visits New York. This time it's to catch the latest song by girl power singing sensation Divas Nation. With a work ethic of empowerment for women with a hard working prize seeking mentality, it doesn't look like anything can stop this trio. They've been featured on Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey and been inundated with radio play requests the nation over. Their home town has already made its mind up, they love their ladies and it's just a matter of time before they hit the world with their sound.
A throbbing electro riff starts the track. A deep and resonant male vocal chants a few words and the beat begins. Simple drums give an easy to move rhythm which becomes the framework for female voices to rap and sing in regulated doses. We get a taste of each of the girls' personalities as they take it in turns to tell us how much attitude they have. We like strong women, don't we? Respect is earned, after-all. The RnB rap sound builds up into solo efforts that push the poetry to intellectual levels.
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Mick O' Regan
The Sun Shines Bright
Mick O' Regan learned his trade in the smoky pubs and clubs of Cork in Ireland. Now a faded memory to most, the soul of this folk rock infused party atmosphere is kept alight by Mick's music. Now living in the UK, since 1984 he's been bringing us that special blend of country anti-establishment magic that the Irish do so well. Years worth of radio play stream behind Mick O' Regan like ribbons on a kite, and like the bird he's soaring higher than before. Recently, he filled a concert hall in Cork when he played the premiere of his latest album.
The Sun Shines Bright is a single taken from the forthcoming Mick O' Regan EP. With a fun and upbeat guitar and blues melody, the song begins. A round of applause rolls over to break the seal of Mick's voice. Out it pours and with homely lines, he tells a story of symbols and poetry. His raspy elocution slots over chugging acoustic chords and bursts of melody. A west coast sound fills the music with an air of respectability while a traditional folk drawl carries the old flame with class. Catchy chorus lines and melody that rings like a well remembered feeling make The Sun Shines Bright an instant hit.
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What a guy! Despite having a gruelling day job as a hard grafting builder, Simon Wilby has been secretly honing his songwriting skills. Now with a few years of practice and experience behind him, this handy home-maker is ready to show us what he's got. It's about time, let's listen to him and see what he's all about. This latest output is called A List. He looks good to me already, with a guitar in his hand extremely similar to one of mine.
The music begins, a delicate plucked chord melody strikes a tune. Stepping notes wander up and down the fingerings in joyous and thoughtful dances. Simon Wilby starts singing within a bar or two and he instantly sits on the sentimental side. His voice emotes and breaks across the notes like a work of art, everything feels right. The melody swirls across time honoured folk songs and new, fresh ideas. Simon brings the composition into the next gear. His chords push onward and tell the emotional story of his lyrics. Now with abstract clarity, the music tells the tale in a tidal flow of timing and musical paragraph. I'm reminded of work by Bert Jansch of Pentangle fame.
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Listen to A List on Youtube.
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Tammy's rebel streak was an early riser and by the time she was thirteen, she'd decided to be a pianist. Being raised by strictly religious parents, who believe the stories as fact, led Tammy to question authority early on. Where school teaches common sense or punishes lack of it, how can we be asked to accept things we can't see or prove? Confusing times indeed! If only we could accept the universe and all its laws came from somewhere and that it's likely our consciousness is more than a sum of our parts, but what those things mean are anyone's guess. Maybe that's just more dogma, I don't know. Definitely a talking point already, Tammy's new song takes a look at the effects of narcissistic relationships. Let's take a listen to it.
Piano and sounds of life merge to start the song. Tammy sings, her voice is clear and strong. As the verse progresses, we learn how good her voice is with the ease she glides across the octaves. Her melody adjusts and along with mixing effects to subtly emote various words, the song progresses and spins a tale of deep feelings. Tammy moves through the chapters with the grace of a ballerina while minimal piano notes provide stepping stones for the song to fit snugly between. An RnB feel with a lyrical wonder-work to complete it, No Good 4 Me by Tammy makes a point of having good judgement.
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Only A Stranger
This extremely well-travelled singer and actress left Greece many years ago to spend time in Berlin. It's then been almost ten years since Anatoli Tsampa moved to London, where she now works and lives. She's listened to and enjoyed many styles of music across all kinds of genres over the years. This has all been put together to form her own personal sound. Singing about people who happen to meet in the big city, where we all have our own stories, Only A Stranger tells a story of its own.
It begins on a sombre piano melody. The keys spill over the bars in flurries like dappled light. Anatoli begins singing, her voice is beautiful and she captivates us with the first verse. Excellent range with heart-felt and meaningful words combine with her gifted skill to deliver a magical song. Drums realise their place after a short while and the song evolves into a vibrant swagger. New motion and feels enter the composition. The evolution continues into a pinnacle with harmonising vocals. When someone means something to us in a sea of individuals, even a social media request doesn't mean we'll get the connection we want. Be braver.
You can connect with Anatoli Tsampa on Facebook
When I Saw You Tonight
Country pop superstar Chloe Collins has been featured on TV with a couple of her tracks. Both the ABC network and CMT put her on the air for episodes of The Vineyard and NASHVILLE. Being from Nashville herself, Chloe Collins brings her very own brand of warm and accessible American folk to a national audience and beyond. Previously likened to Taylor Swift's early work, as well as that of Ed Sheeran, those huge footsteps to walk in could lead her anywhere.
The track starts with a great guitar sound. An acid folk psychedelic effect runs through the veins of the six string. Chloe Collins starts to sing, the music revs up with powerful rock drums and heavy strokes on a warm electric guitar. With powerful words and an even stronger voice, the song points at truths other people may not want to hear. When it's not you making things difficult, when it's not you who are acting strange, but you're the one being made to feel guilty somehow – something else has to change.
It's deliciously accurate and perhaps a guilty pleasure, when we think to ourselves, I'm actually not the problem here.
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