Music Roundup: Becky Krill, Christine Nguyen & Justice Gbada, Owlstar, Tom Duggan, Monroe Moon, Our Dear Friend

Ooph, something about a singular unexpected synth really does it for me. Alive in the Summertime by Becky Krill features an acoustic guitar opening with some flittering notes, and after a brief hint of the electronic influence as a beat drops in over the verse, we get a LFO’d sawtooth synth undergirding the pre-chorus before… Continue reading Music Roundup: Becky Krill, Christine Nguyen & Justice Gbada, Owlstar, Tom Duggan, Monroe Moon, Our Dear Friend

Music Roundup: Willow Grace, Desai, Sovirez, Shinn!, King Tris, Hailey Simone, & Oghamyst

Songs like Tell Me a Story by Willow Grace are exactly why I started this blog. I love this song, yet there’s only a handful of plays on Soundcloud and Spotify at the moment and I feel like it really deserves a lot more attention. The song opens with some gentle guitar arpeggios and delicate… Continue reading Music Roundup: Willow Grace, Desai, Sovirez, Shinn!, King Tris, Hailey Simone, & Oghamyst

Music Roundup: Tape Runs Out, sentiments écoutables, Conni Krell, Adolfo Garcia

Hospital by Tape Runs Out establishes the melancholic atmosphere early with a few synth notes running out into a big, distant reverb. The song develops into a low, rolling, half-spoken and half-sung grinder. I enjoyed the broken phrasing “you woke up in hospital, you thought that you were back in school”. Whether intentional or not,… Continue reading Music Roundup: Tape Runs Out, sentiments √©coutables, Conni Krell, Adolfo Garcia

Music Review: The Dustbowl Daddies, Phillip Eno, The Shy, McDead

The Dustbowl Daddies’ Nothing but Time opens reminds me of an epic song at the end of the movie as we get one last emotional look at the main characters as they go their separate ways. It’s a masterful bluegrass inspired alt-rock anthem saturated with emotion and energy. Well performed, well mixed, and well written,… Continue reading Music Review: The Dustbowl Daddies, Phillip Eno, The Shy, McDead

Music Review: Christian Cohle, Aditya Shukla, and Golda May

While promoting The Forever Now songs, I inevitably end up stumbling across a lot of great music that slips through the cracks of big music blogs, playlisters, and radio, but deserve a bigger audience. I’ve started The Forever Now blog to share some of the discoveries I’ve made along the way that I think should… Continue reading Music Review: Christian Cohle, Aditya Shukla, and Golda May

A.I. Generated Christmas Carol

The story behind the latest The Forever Now release is so bizarre, I feel like I owe you an explanation. The song, while not wholly disingenuous, is a comically and eerily twisted take on a Christmas carol due to the fact that the lyrics were penned by an artificial intelligence. This one started back in… Continue reading A.I. Generated Christmas Carol