If Halley Neal‘s voice sounds familiar, there’s a great chance you’ve heard her as the lead vocalist for Rose & Kennedy, whose single “Lover” has been streamed a combined five million times between Spotify and YouTube.
Now, the Nashville-based songwriter is “Ready” to step out on her own, delivering a modern update to familiar sounds with her new single!
What happens when two Pennsylvanians with bucketloads of soul get together and write a song?
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Isn’t it time to break from technology and the ways we’ve shut ourselves in, and greet the world?
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We hope you’re doing well. We also hope that, through the unsettling situations around us in the world, that you are able to find some time to decompress.
We want to help you with that, which is why we’re here to offer you a fresh batch of music with this week’s UMC20 playlist. Once again, we’ve tried to represent as many genres as humanly possible over the course of 20 songs, and we hope you enjoy what we have for you this week.
We also invite you to turn us on to new music that isn’t yet on our radar. You can do that right over here, while you listen through what we have below!
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Over the course of his career, and through numerous projects, Mark Fredson has garnered well-deserved attention, both for his fearless showmanship, as well as a knack for writing larger-than-life hooks. Fredson gained notoriety — in Nashville, and across the United States — for his time as the frontman of The Lonely H, and helped Margo Price craft her breakout song “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).”
The sum of those experiences has culminated in Going to the Movies, Fredson’s new, 9-track volume of “classic bedroom pop” that, in the artist’s own words, is his most authentic work to date.
“Going to the Movies sounds very 2019, but it can also take you back to an earlier time,” Fredson said. “It bridges a solid gap between two worlds. I wanted to sound new while still mining the past, and this is my true self on the record. Regardless of the different iterations of music I’ve played in the past, there’s nothing in the world that’s more representative of me as a person than what you hear here.”
If that’s the case, then we love Mark Fredson here at UMC!
Go to The Movies!
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Travel and time spent with the ones we love are both known to be good for the soul.
For Brendan James, both were a way of life for six months.
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The best way to embark on any creative journey is often to pick a direction and just start. From there, the people you meet and experiences you share will light the way.
This is the case for adult contemporary artist Raquel Aurilia. The Arizona-based singer’s journey began by building her network, which has since led her to open for the likes of B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Gin Blossoms, and more, including a recent 25-show run in support of former Bad English frontman John Waite.
“I started later in life because I didn’t know how to start,” Aurilia noted. “Music is a different animal. It took me a while to meet the right people.”
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Hey… we have an idea.
How about a Daily Spinn that’s also a review of a brand new single, all rolled into one?!
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Head to the lighter side of rock with a Wednesday Play of the Day from our friends in radio at The Balcony Show.
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With a distinctive voice and crafty acoustic guitar work, San Diego’s Mighty Mage (real name Khalid Hussain) has released a tender, yet dynamic single titled “Forgot the Way.”