SONG PICK: Allman Brown – Lonely Hearts, Los Angeles

“Lonely Hearts, Los Angeles” is one of these songs, that make you want to really listen and follow the narration. The picture that Allman Brown lays out is instantly compelling and I definitely wanted to know how the story would unfold and the track progress. With vocals like these it[…]

SONG PICK: Jeannel – Love/Fountain

“Love/Fountain” is a bright, emotional song that floods your mind like rays of sunshine in a darkened room. Berlin-based singer/songwriter Jeannel takes some cues from classic R&B, but then turns the song into something entirely her own. Listen to our Song Pick of the Day “Love/Fountain” on SoundCloud or bSpotify:[…]

PHOTOS: Official glamglare SXSW 2019 Showcase

Our second annual official SXSW showcase took place in the beautiful venue of The Townsend, which is – as opposed to many other Austin venues – dedicated to the enjoyment of music: the bar is outside the actual music room and stage and the dark walls invite to listen rather[…]

SONG PICK: Lea Porcelain – I Am Okay

Maybe Lea Porcelain have written “I Am Ok” for themselves, for times when a little pick-me-up is in order but as personal as the song is, it is at the same time rather universal. We all have days when we are down and out and a track as simple and[…]

INSIGHT: I Am Boleyn tells us Five of her Musical Influences

“Limit of Love” is a beautifully flowing synth-pop song where songwriting and production feel effortless. The graceful ease of the track raises the question, how did London-based singer/songwriter Lydia Edmunds aka I Am Boleyn arrive there? Lydia was so kind to provide us with some insight to who the musicians[…]

SONG PICK: i.e. crazy – Country Justice

Maggie Magee aka i.e. crazy is an artist from New Zealand and her new project “Women In Love” is deeply interwoven with the country’s society and history. The bigger picture however applies globally and her new doom folk track “Country Justice” is a chilling account of violence against women. Listen[…]

SONG PICK: The Eiffels – Spin Around

At a time when many things are not exactly as they could or should be, it is more than welcomed to escape reality for a little while without doing any damage to one’s health. Listening to “Spin Around”, the new single by The Eiffels, not only lifts your spirits but[…]

SONG PICK: Lauren Ruth Ward – Pullstring

It is hard to resist the allure of “Pullstring”, a new song by L.A. singer/songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward. The guitar, the voice and the way the track develops, makes you want to listen again and again. Not a bad thing, because Lauren gives some really good advice here: No matter[…]

VIDEO FRIDAY: Emika – Eternity (Earth Version)

“Falling in Love with Sadness” by Berlin-based singer/producer Emika was one of my favorite record last year. “Eternity (Earth Version)” is a sonically and visually reimagined version of one of the standout songs of the album. Watch the video here: Stream the song on Spotify: Connect with Emika on Facebook,[…]

VIDEO FRIDAY: Sarah Eide – The Bridge Song

All that talk about building walls to push people farther apart can be depressing, but here we have the perfect antidote. “I’m Gonna Be A Bridge” sings Sarah Eide from Rochester, NY, because she wants to connect and not separate. The song’s simple, upbeat melody and lyrics and the heartwarming[…]

SONG PICK: Saeyers – On Fire

The melancholy in “On Fire” is striking and its dreamy flow renders the track instantly irresistible. “On Fire” is the second single by singer-songwriter Marshall Lewis, who makes music under the moniker Saeyers. At home in Bloomington, Indiana, Marshall Lewis played all (!) the instruments on the song himself and[…]

SONG PICK: Lizzy Land – Messed Up

“I’m just a little messed up and I think that’s ok”. L.A.-based singer/songwriter Lizzy Land speaks the truth in her new song: nobody gets it all right, despite that we all try acting like we do. Putting this message into a playful synth pop track shows a possible way out[…]

SONG PICK: Sophie Colette – Version

The true power of a song reveals itself by hearing it in a new context. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sophie Colette released her new single “Version” last Friday and premiered the track live at Manhattan’s Rockwood Music Hall. While I loved the recorded song already, I understood its full potential when I[…]

SONG PICK: Lauren Lakis – Right Now

“Right Now” is a heavy song. L.A.-based singer/songwriter Lauren Lakis unleashes a wall of sound onto you that makes you feel the gravity of the here and now. There is always the next thing to think about, the next problem to solve. But you are no alone as Lauren explains:[…]