On The Stereo #24

20 November, 2018 in Music

Andy Brown

Andy Brown: has once again showcased his gorgeous vocal tone and standout writing abilities

Another crop of fresh sonic goodness from Andy Brown, Ciircus Street, Steve Aoki, Jade Helliwell, Deanna Petcoff and Ward Thomas

ANDY BROWN
KEEPER
Self-release

The Lawson frontman has once again showcased his gorgeous vocal tone and standout writing abilities with this breathtaking ballad. Keeper is his best release to date and the country track highlights everything that’s good about Brown. This has the potential to be huge. LK


CIIRCUS STREET
BROKEN
Self-release

Broken might be yet another breakup song of the acoustic variety, but the honey vocals of singers Jim Crowder and Sam Brett come together, forming tantalising harmonies that are both sweet and addictive. So, don’t be put off by the bleeding hearts, the energy this pair put in is impressive. DC


STEVE AOKI FEAT. LADY ANTEBELLUM
OUR LOVE GLOWS
Ultra Records, LLC

In a collaboration we never saw coming renowned DJ Steve Aoki has teamed up with the country superstars Lady Antebellum for this latest release. Our Love Glows has been penned by Lady A and lyrically it’s a country ballad. However, the EDM production leads it into new territory. Hillary Scott’s vocals are incredible and it’s something fresh from the trio. LK


JADE HELLIWELL
DRIVE
116 Records

Jade Helliwell is the latest in a long line of homegrown British country artists taking the genre by storm and with the release of her stellar new single Drive she has showcased her effortless pop crossover style. Her voice has a very pure almost angelic vibe and this combined with pop style production and country lyrics make this track a real standout. LK


DEANNA PETCOFF
STRESS
Self-release

We’re always impressed when a songwriter can match a down lyric with an up melody and that’s exactly what Petcoff does here. That she sings like a 2018 version of Eddi Reader only adds to the appeal. DH


WARD THOMAS
NO FOOLING ME
Sony Music

Ward Thomas have shared another track off upcoming album Restless Minds and it has a much more pure country sound compared to other releases this era. With steel guitar, divine harmonies and poignant lyrics this is a real standout from the UK duo who once again prove they are two of the most talented musicians Britain has ever created. LK


Words: Laura Klonowski, Duncan Haskell, Dave Chrzanowski

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections on the Songwriting Magazine Spotify ‘Music Reviewed’ playlist.



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