Next2Shine.com http://next2shine.com A&R Music Blog - Discover Unsigned Raw & Unique Talent Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:49:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Watch List: Vanessa White bodies the art of Sensual Pop musichttp://next2shine.com/watch-list-vanessa-white http://next2shine.com/watch-list-vanessa-white#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:49:50 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69458 Starting in 2008 as a member of English-Irish girl group The Saturdays, Vanessa White has...

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Starting in 2008 as a member of English-Irish girl group The Saturdays, Vanessa White has been catching the attention of music lovers everywhere. Between impressive vocalization, songwriting and acting, there's nothing this beauty can't do.

The Saturdays were a smash but Vanessa's vision as an artist shines brighter than ever in her solo work. The music itself is a lovely blend of pop and R&B. Smooth vocals ride on top of a bubbly, catchy track that will inevitably make you snap your fingers and bob your head.

It is the mesmerizing personality and passion Vanessa puts into her craft that makes her music so intoxicating.

Just picking up? Let's start with "Don't Wanna Be Your Lover" --

Vanessa's debut EP, Chapter One, will arrive this year. We didn't put her on our Watch List for nothing!

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PLAYLIST: Valentine's Day Soundtracks For Every Kind of Hearthttp://next2shine.com/valentines-day-soundtrack-for-every-kind-of-heart http://next2shine.com/valentines-day-soundtrack-for-every-kind-of-heart#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:59:25 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69440 The Legend of St. Valentine, the history of Valentine's Day–and the story of its patron saint–is...

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Valentine's Day is here.

The day we all look forward to -- or equally dread.

Either way, love is in the air.

The Legend of St. Valentine, the history of Valentine's Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, we've created the ultimate playlist for you to celebrate your heart. Rock the bed or rock the single life. We got you covered.

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Marie Dahlstrom Shares The Existential Contemplation Of 'Crashing Down'http://next2shine.com/marie-dahlstrom-shares-the-existential-contemplation-of-crashing-down http://next2shine.com/marie-dahlstrom-shares-the-existential-contemplation-of-crashing-down#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:22:53 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69428 Beauty with substance - an often elusive goal when it comes to musical expression. It...

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Beauty with substance - an often elusive goal when it comes to musical expression. It takes a particularly rare kind of artist to be able to combine the emotional insight, introspective sensitivity and pure vocal talent that are required to perfect the aesthetic. For award-winning Danish singer-songwriter Marie Dahlstrom, inhabiting just such a sensibility seems to be as effortless and intuitive as breathing. Returning in her solo capacity after recent releases as part of trans-Atlantic duo Hans Island, Dahlstrom again reminds of the class and rarity of her talent with the intelligently absorbing rumination of 'Crashing Down'.

 

Over the eddying synth swirl, crisp snare and contemplative bass murmur of Joe Garrett and Qmillion's production, Dahlstrom grapples with the kind of existential queries that can roil the heart and mind while one is in pursuit of finding meaningful experiences in life and love. Marrying the thoughtfully poised maturity and nuance of her artful lyricism with the beautiful tonal clarity and soul-soothing delivery of her gracefully silken voice, Dahlstrom invites the listener into a world of mellow sophistication and profound emotional revelation with a wondrously seductive ease.

 

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Nicky Davey Share Visuals for "Been Lovin You"http://next2shine.com/nicky-davey-been-lovin-you http://next2shine.com/nicky-davey-been-lovin-you#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:21:35 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69409 Soul-infused R&B duo Nicky Davey have released brand new visuals today! The single, "Been Lovin You"...

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Soul-infused R&B duo Nicky Davey have released brand new visuals today! The single, "Been Lovin You" appears on their recently released, self-titled EP. Vocalization and arrangement shines with every release, and 2016 is promised to be stacked with huge things. 1/2 of the group, Nick Green, was responsible for vocal production on The Internet's recently Grammy-nominated album Ego Death, and this is only the beginning of the year. For now, enjoy the video for "Been Lovin You" -- guiding you through a day of all sorts of shenanigans.

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Watch List: Secret Nation Wants To Know "Are You Mine"http://next2shine.com/watch-list-secret-nation-wants-know-mine http://next2shine.com/watch-list-secret-nation-wants-know-mine#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:56:15 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69372 Nashville, TN is home to a few of the best and famous country music venues...

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Nashville, TN is home to a few of the best and famous country music venues in our nation like the Ryman Auditorium, that housed legendary talents such as Evis Presely and Johnny Cash. From the boondocks of Nashville emerges Secret Nation, a folk pop band with a hint of The Lumieers in their voices and instruments. The band released a series of songs last year, one of which has gained momentum.

"Are You Mine"   is a sweet and soft love song that describes the giving relationship between two people. With lyrics like, "And I will, forever and always, put you before me until the end of time" and "My heart beats for you alone", this song will make you fall in love with someone who may or may not exist. Another notable song is "Tonight", another love song that paints a picture of two young lovers running wild and free through the country side.

The band has just begun their journey into the music world and you can follow them on Tradiio

 

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An 'Electric Love' Letter To BØRNShttp://next2shine.com/an-electric-love-letter-to-borns http://next2shine.com/an-electric-love-letter-to-borns#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:21 +0000 http://next2shine.com/?p=69342 Two years ago Garrett Borns, better known as BØRNS, released his single "10,000 Emerald Pools" and...

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Two years ago Garrett Borns, better known as BØRNS, released his single "10,000 Emerald Pools" and EP Candy - since then he has been quietly but efficiently climbing up in the music world. His signature high-pitched voice has been compared to none other than David Bowie and his sound lingers in electronic pop with hints of 70's disco.

He has been able to capture audiences world-wide, going on tour with MisterWives, Charlie XCX and Bleachers. After touring with talented artists, his long awaited studio album Dopamine  released in October of last year and is available on iTunes. Starting February 19, 2016 he will go on his own world tour, kicking it off in London, England. Here are five reasons to love him as much as I do:

 

HE LIVES IN A TREEHOUSE


I thought it was a joke at first but it is not and now all I feel is envy. Isn't it everyone's childhood dream to live in a treehouse? BØRNS first found the treehouse through AirBnb and he got along with his landlord so well that he now he resides there in L.A. He has described the treehouse, in his landlord's backyard completely secluded from the fast paced life of Los Angeles, as his musical sanctuary. The quiet atmosphere  also brings back memories of his home in Michigan where he grew up near the water and exploring the woods. This must be his secret to producing magical music.

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