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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: GHOST DANCE COLLECTIVE- DREAM YOURSELF INTO THE REAL WORLD

 

Edinburgh-based Psychedelic/Indie rockers' Ghost Dance Collective have released their eagerly-anticipated second studio effort Dream Yourself Into the Real World, the follow up to the self-titled debut sees the band continue to blend 60's psychedelia, indie and pop music to create a retro feel.

The Scotsmen achieved the honour of #2 on the top 5 Neo-Psych bands list, voted by judges in the Scottish New Music Chart, due to the success of that aforementioned debut album. Ghost Dance Collective also have the unenviable task of recording all their material in analogue, as a homage to their Summer of Love idols. The magical journey through this real-world begins with the mesmerising "Tears In Her Eyes", Vocalist Liam Payne's tender vocals are accompanied by delicate keyboards and electric acoustic guitars. Next up is the slow tempo "Mean That Much To Me", an indie folk song with pop overtones. The jangle- sound is reminiscent of 60's guitar acts.

The band's simple strumming technique presents a contemporary take on psychedelic and pop acts from that era. Each track grows in strength through the innovative usage of instrumentation and contagious vocals. "A Boy Named Sioux" is the spiritual awakening listeners will identify with the most. Harmonic chordal voices sing over acoustic guitars like the sun is shining over them. The joyous " Wylde Flowers" follows through tantalising organs and hypnotic vocals that will leave you in a trance.

The album eventually segues into one another , before "Kaleidoscope" lifts the spirits with its instrumental passages and enchanting ambience. And finally, the guitar-driven "Driving Down" concludes things with a heavier sound and middle-eastern flavour.

Overall, Ghost Dance Collective will leave you bewitched through intelligent songwriting techniques, uplifting lyrics and upbeat tempo for those summer days.

Words by Anselm Anderson

Dream Yourself Into The Real World is available to stream via all major platforms like Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Spotify

For further reading on Ghost Dance Collective, Click on the links here;

Independent Musicians against Covid-19 Stay Home (CD Review) | Rambling Man's Reviews (anselmanderson.blogspot.com)

EP OF THE WEEK- GHOST DANCE COLLECTIVE- GETTING BY | Rambling Man's Reviews (anselmanderson.blogspot.com)

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"Wylde Flowers"





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