Songwriter

Folk / Acoustic / Singer Songwriter / Lo-Fi / Indie Rock

Door #18: Temple Haze – Agape (Piano Cover)

Beautiful piece of art by Mr Temple. Classy tribute or cover. I think the original is by Bear’s Den, didn’t bother looking it up, you are supposed to enjoy music not write an essay about it. This man is a composer, singer and producer and you can literally feel it in everythig he does. There is a certain depth to his art tht’s making the world brighter, one piece at a time.

Check out his latest release and more shameless self-plugging links below:

★ Temple Haze latest Release STREAMING: https://templehazenarou.lnk.to/IfICouldBeYours
★ Pre Book UPCOMING Temple Haze Releases : http://prebook.grooveattack.com/welcome/index/26

Door #16 : Sideways Vol 1 Mixtape – Mat McHugh mixed by Tommy Montana

In our Christmas Run down, here is a full mixtape, Tommy did, finding time out of his super busy schedule in recent days, to select his favourite Mat McHugh tunes and mixing them together with the tracks we recently released. As a short synopsis: we did a remix album with Mat, but it was a long back and forth betw us Major labels, insane offers and our general idea of not letting us being nailed down in terms of naming tracks, or even the act/artist himself. I still fully support our mindstate, but it was a loooong time in the making and cost us a lot time, nerves and other materialistic stuff. But that is out-of-the-way now, and we as a label, are finally running into our old form, after having eliminated and cut off the shackles of the corporate technocracy, So yeah, we are indy and that is the best state. Dig into Mats superb originals and our remixes from 2016 altogether that Tommy blended into a super sweet Mixtape (old school style). Enjoy Sideways Vol 1. The next mixes/tracks we do together will come out in a heartbeat. Below find a link to the Album – so make sure to get that and save it on Spotify, Apple, but no download gate or any of that nonsense. Good music will always find its way.

★ Mat McHugh meets the YUM YUMs Album – https://matmchughyy.lnk.to/MatMcHughYY

★ Mat McHugh on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2S2PB6z

★ ChromeMusic on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2StKBYi

tracklist:

Mat McHugh – Music
Mat McHugh – Over and over (Ring the Alarm)
Mat McHugh – More Money
Mat McHugh – Real Love
The Beautiful Girls – After All This Time
Mat McHugh – Go Don’t Stop
Mat McHugh – Under the Dancehall Lights
Mat McHugh – If You See my Heart
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Strange Days
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – PFOS
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Sideways
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Loneliness (Sonnengruss Remix)
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Numb
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – High Up
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – All I Ever Wanted

 

Door #15: Temple Haze x narou – If I Could Be Yours (Video Premiere)

STREAMING LINK  — PRE SAVE UPCOMING 3 SIngles

Opening door#15 on our Advent Calendar, we find this true gem that we had the pleasure of releasing a few weeks back. Super proud of this wonderful cinematic songwring ballad full of love about love, that you can literally feel . The track is ‘Growing & Glowing’ as it rightfully should. The Press Text is just as well described as it is insightful to not be placed here :

About ‘If I Could be Yours’ and the team-up of Temple Haze & producer narou :

If I Could Be Yours is a ballad, conceptualised as an equivocal and psychedelic narrative into the different ways love can be perceived. ‘When you first fall for someone they seem to be the answer to all your questions, you can see this person as your saviour, maybe they are your saviour, maybe it is just lust disguised as love, maybe you are truly in love but do not understand how to see it, these are the main themes I was inspired by’, Temple says… Moreover, the song is a tribute to the idea of love; how we can see and feel love as this transformative entity.

If I Could Be Yours is based in Gospel. ‘My mother is a gospel and choir singer and I always had that influence following and motivating me. With this track I felt a calling to channel my mothers energy into the songs essence, as she inspired me to be authentic to myself.’

Temple started his journey into music on the road, hitchhiking through America and Europe, working on organic farms, living an off-the-grid lifestyle, busking on the streets and finding his way as a vagabond. After nearly 4 years on the road He moved to Berlin to settle into the vibrant artistic community. Since then the Washington, DC native has been making waves in Berlin’s underground music scene. He is best known for his collaborations as a singer and co-composer of BAKERY, featured vocalist with SAM SHURE, and currently in collaboration with the producer NAROU. Temple’s live repertoire includes solo acoustic shows, full band shows, downbeat ableton live sets, mystical DJ sets, and ambient soundscapes…

All in all, Temple has played at over 200 shows around the world, and as a support act for Crystal Fighters (with Bakery) and Rising Appalachia (Solo).

Temple also dives deep into sound design, film score composition, brainwave entrainment frequencies, and ancient mantras bringing the music scene and spirituality together in a unique combination. As co-founder and musical director of Soneiro Collective he holds space for sound journeys and vocal workshops portraying the best of his universal knowledge and empathic feeling for music.

Door #13: A glimpse of a young songwriter: Alex Fisher – The Sailor’s Wife

Hailing aboard the label, Alex Fisher is a young US / Austin based singer songwriter with an affinity for beautiful moods and feels, which will soon convey into heartfelt songs, adding to his list of already established song. Alex’ music “makes you stop what you’re doing and listen extra close.” His writing has been described as “atmospheric and vast […] the perfect blend of melancholy and innocence” and has been compared to the works of early Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Alt-J.

His debut EP ‘The Sailor’s Wife’ includes five tracks which were individually composed, recorded, and produced by Alex while spending a year in London.

We are happy to be joining him along his artists journey – under his brand new artist project Tiny Dolphin in 2019 – and here is a good idea where this will go, and also a glimpse of our youtube channels new design ;) where we will feature every released track and every real Video and Lyric Video, and sometimes just little messages from our artists. Alex is now joining our ranks and we are super happy to have him on board, so get a taste of him with one of his older offerings, that sadly went mostly unnoticed. Hope we can change that. Welcome Alex!

Door #8, Introducing The Best Kept Secret : Reece Lemonius – Love Me

Behind Advent Calendar Door#8 is literally the best kept secret:

We just started out our Chrome Music Label 3 months ago and tried to handle this release/song undercover, but not as much as that it didnt gain traction by itself.Introducing: Reece is a brilliant young man, hailing from London, UK, who has hit me up with tons of material about a year ago. I liked all of it, and that is super-rare in my world. So we took our time to establish a set sound, stye & feel, nail down the songwriting, as to where it needs to go and worked on the sound we have now established. He is a classical pop, soul songwriter with a modern feel and we are super happy to be working on it and to be creating beautiful music. Ps thanks to our entire Chrome Music team: Coco, Domi, Reece himself, Ralph, Patrick, Toby, Tom, Martin, and everybody else involved.

Ps the Lyric Video is just a little edit we threw together to test another video;) but you’ll still get the feel of it!

This is his first single, that went viral, had 20 mio plays within 10 weeks, until the YouTube channel got deleted for copyright nonsense (sucks). Still a few videos out there with a couple of mio views. It is gaining traction on Spotify & Apple, one of the remixes became viral in France and ended up heading a tv show and whatnot. In total we have worked on over 50 songs, and managed to create 20 blissful tunes, that have me loving my own sound again.

Ps Soon we’ll have a remix competition with his latest tunes.

Love Me has an incredible personal to playlist ratio and the algorithms and curators at Spotify & Apple seem t be picking up on it as we speak. His style is hard to describe, since he is somewhere betw a classical piano based songwriter in the vein of John Legend, Seal or even Ben Howard, if compared to well known artists, but the musical approach we established for his music is modern, filtered down and mostly beat & mood based, and many songs are even club tunes. You will hear it anyway, soon enough. Super proud to present to you : “Love Me”, an honest and real tune, that just opens the door to get a glimpse of what is in store for the future of this young man and our project, that has been carefully handcrafted with passion, patience and a lot of faith.

Ps Reece Lemonius new Track ‘Dirty Habit’ with fellow london based singer Lui Peng is coming out this next Friday December 14th! it’s a slow moody, chilled late night killer tune.

Reece Lemonius’ release slate for early 2019 reads like this so you know there are a big things coming:

  • Dec 14th “Dirty Habit” Single
  • Dec 21st “Dirty Habit” Video
  • Jan 18th “Comfortable” Ep
  • Jan 18th “Comfortable” Video
  • Jan 25th “Beautiful” Single (Feature)
  • Feb 1st “Comfortable (Acoustic)” Ep
  • Feb 15th “Savage AF” Single
  • March 1st “There For You” SIngle (US Release)
  • March 1st “There For You” Video
  • March 15th “I’m Done” Single

Follow Reece on

– Spotify

–  Instagram

– Apple Music  – X

Door #5 INTRODUCING : APSLEY & Free DL of “Home”

This is J Apsley. An incredible musician in my book.

I met this guy, during a turbulent time in my history when my then-company was doing another IT based test project instead of focussing on a set, defined goal. I liked the conversations with Jacob a lot, since he is one of the “good guys” and an artist, musician through and through. Sometimes it’s easier to tell from a distance, and he might not even realize it himself. We released a couple of songs, when his life was changing and the set goals he had weren’t fundamentally changing but rather taking shape. And that’s just an evolutionary step that is normal but it shows and reflects in his older music. Nothing to ever be ashamed of, other blogs have compared some of his songs to the 1975 and whatnot.. but the new material is sooooo much better and we are just 2 songs in.

But  writing about J would be unfair to his wife R – because Apsley, which was originally a solo artist, is now the two of them, and rightfully so, not only since they share the same last name, but bc they compliment each other musically/vocally so well that it is just a human ASMR like pleasurable experience for any urgent sonic remedies.

So this here was the last tune that was done with the old state of mind, but it is already the both of them and you can just hear why the two of them are meant for each other, not only in music but also in life. Grab your Free Dl of Home, a chill hip hop instrumental with a soul sample and the incredible soothing vocals of J + R Apsley. There is much more to come from Apsley – which now 2 not 1 anymore! Pls remember ;)

Even if this track is still lacking in plays on Spotnik until now, this is the kind of quality that i can ‘feel’ shining through. Happy to be working with the both of them… and somehow we became friends w/o ever meeting each other. Life is strange sometimes but there is a higher love at work,  at all times.