Beautifully shot video and gorgeous song with solid production, good vocal range and an authentic sensuality. I just wish it was longer but recognize it's a demo. Great work! In terms of promotional advice, I would start by suggesting that you include links to hear more music (if available) and actual links to your social media (not copy and pasted urls) along with a bit of a note around the inspiriation for the song and video in your Fluence submission. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested. If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (instagram, tik tok, twitter, etc) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. Lastly I said it above but can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels and have it look and feel as pro as possible. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! You've def got talent and a solid aesthetic so keep at it and best of luck!
Hi Max - really nice piece here both on the song and the video presentation. I have two overall comments. One is that for myself when it comes to what we write up on We Are: The Guard or what I sign - I generally don't "jump" on vibe oriented music. That's not saying that it's not great! Because this piece IS really strong. But when it comes down to what gets synched and goes to radio - more often than not - they're songs that have tempo. Now - streaming and playlists are a whole other game as there are songs like yours that have 10 Million or even 50 Million + streams. It's just a harder road in my opinion, depending the lane you want to travel in. The video is also really tasteful and well done. I just don't know if you have to "date" the video with the mask. Maybe that's part of it but just a thought for the long term i.e. if you are thinking in a 10 year horizon. But really nice piece both the music, vocals, production and video. Wish you luck with this one!