Ayo Adepoju

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Alright by Kadija Kamara

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Always by Bemyoda

Wiley Koepp

What a beautiful, touching song with a poignant and reflective video accompaniment. Certainly, the topics of loss, longing, and relationships are primary inspiration sources of the creation of powerful compositions.  "Always" seems such a fitting, worthy tribute to a friend who passed far too soon.

"Always" reminds me of Fisher's 1999 single "I Will Love You" because of both the simplicity of the arrangement/instrumentation and passionate subject matter. "Always" may have the potential to reach as wide of an audience, just by virtue of its honesty and emotional message.

Share this song and video. Spread the word. And perhaps it will resonate with listeners, exponentially.

Wiley Koepp, Owner/Editor
Coyote Music
www.coyotemusic.com

Leks Maltby

On the latest offering from Bemyoda, "Always," the listener is swept into another sonic universe in which delicate acoustic sounds reign supreme, and every sound fits in its right place. Comprised of little more than acoustic guitar, a lone male vocal, and some very carefully placed piano in the back of the mix, the floats by effortlessly, lulling the listener into a serene trance not easily broken. By the time the whistling solo in the bridge section kicks in, which doubles as the song's outro, there is no denying the therapeutic and spiritually healing powers of the music of Bemyoda to remedy an otherwise unremarkable and mundane day.

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Hugh McIntyre

This was alright. It was certain pretty and well-produced, but it didn't really grab my attention. I don't really have anything bad to say, other than that it wasn't entirely remarkable.

Emilie Lorre

This ballad is really beautiful. I like the voices of the different singers. They are beautiful and go really well together. This song is quite different from the previous one and show once again the talent of your band. It's the second song you're sending me and I can confirm that I like what you do. I will introduce your music to my readers as soon as I'll have more free time to write. Great job :)

Leks Maltby

A very Beatles inspired acoustic intro sets a lovely tone for this tender acoustic ballad. The piano gently enters like a long-lost friend walking into a room for the first time in years. The song hits its stride after the one-minute mark, when the rhythm section kicks into high gear and the drums enter the foreground of the song. The shared female vocal harmonies are angelic, particularly the swapping of co-lead vocals in the second verse. Once again, the Beatles come to mind. Unlike the Beatles, however, the female vocal range offers a wider breadth of melodic possibilities. The violin solo during the bridge section offers a refreshing bit of variety in the otherwise bare-bones instrumentation of acoustic guitar, piano, and drums. Likewise, the string section as a whole becomes much more prominent in the final stretch of the song. Overall a well-produced and well executed pop ballad.

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Butterfly by El Libero

Emilie Lorre

Awesome song. The rhythm of your song is really intoxicating. Great vocals. It reminds me the kind of music that great irish bands have made by the past. I think your band could do great things too. I have nothing to add, except that I can't wait to discover the other songs from your forthcoming EP :) Great job!

Kimberley-Marie Sklinar

The name of this track lends itself to some kind of plinky-plonky alt-folk so this was a pleasant surprise - as well as a strong female vocal versus the opening guitar. Great chorus, nice energy and some great hooks - fab work guys. The lyrical content is interesting too. My only criticism is that it's a bit repetitive and could benefit for a build-up or a behemoth of a riff at the end. Thank you for sending this to me - I bet you're a great live band.

Leks Maltby

A driving electric guitar lead roars out of the speakers with the fury of a thousand lightning bolts. Building in intensity as the verse collides head on into the chorus, "Butterfly" is indeed a massive slow-burning crescendo from start to finish. The lead vocal is seductive and sultry, recalling the best of 90's era alternative acts such as Veruca Salt and Hole. The relatively simple musical arrangement of electric guitar, bass, and drums suits the song perfectly. In fact, the absence of synthesizers on "Butterfly" is easily the most refreshing thing to happen to popular music since Nirvana unleashed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" upon the world in 1991. Overall, a very strong lead vocal, a solid and unrelenting instrumental backing track, and a deep-seated yearning for more permeates out of every note that has been committed to tape in this song.

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Disco Naïveté

This is a good song but remember the quality the kind of songs this one needs to compete with: pop/urban music, which in general sounds far more distinctive. This is the kind of track that gets some traction (25k plays on Youtube right now - solid!) but doesn't really put your name on the table I'm afraid. Will be interesting to see how you follow up. Given the specific genre and pretty low key production I'd maybe A&R a very solid dance remix and offer that to DJ's and work from them to the crowd (Shazam). The rapper doesn't add much to the track imo, but it's a nice switch and bit of the track.

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5th Seven by Aina More

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Birgitta Bellman

Makes me want to hear more. 

Shayne Locke

Really love this track. happy to add it to Soul Traveller Radio - http://soultravellerradio.com and the new Unsigned Project Radio for indie artists launching in January - https://www.facebook.com/unsignedproject and the test transmission is http://unsignedproject.com

Please send the track and any others to info@unsignedproject.com or radio@soultravellerradio.com

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