Top 10 Acoustic - 29/04/2022


 

NUMBER 1

Darcey Hope - Autumn Sky

Brighton, United Kingdom


Credit - Lily Cowdry

Darcey Hope has released her brand new single titled 'Autumn Sky'. Blending folk, pop and country, combined with a heartfelt and emotionally connecting songwriting style, Darcey Hope creates sonic soundscapes that evoke nostalgia and take listeners back to a simpler time. This artist has a beautifully clear voice with a lovely tone. The release of “Autumn Sky” follows the success of Darcey Hope’s second single “Coming Home”, which achieved track of the week on BBC Introducing and a being compared to “a bonus track of “evermore” by Taylor Swift” (Right Chord Music), and she continues to solidify herself as a name to watch in the folk-pop scene with this single. I love this track. REPEAT. Take the Number 1 spot.



 

NUMBER 2

Meghan Pulles - anxiety

Brooklyn, United States


Credit - Jessica Safko

Meghan Pulles sent us her latest track titled 'anxiety'. This song really touched me due to my own experiences with anxiety and having written a song about it myself. This song is the first single off of Meghan's EP "sighs of her" which is a collection of 3 song seeds+ 1 magical cover that inspired the songs off her debut album which is to be released next year. Meghan stated that "'anxiety' is a song that I wrote while I was having an anxiety attack, and trying to deal with the monster that is anxiety. This song is for all of us who have a hard time confronting it and letting it go from our lives. I want my listeners to know they are not alone with this madness, and that it's okay to feel helpless because of it sometimes but the best thing to do is to face it head on." I really felt this track. Definitely for people who experience the same and one for those who want an insight into it.



 

NUMBER 3

Fritz Kahn - Believe

Portugal


After a lengthy absence from music, Fritz Kahn and The Miracles return with a stirring new song titled ‘Believe’, taken from the album ‘Jonah, The Whale’. This is a moving acoustic piece that opens with a moving cinematic piano piece. Fritz Kahn's vocals are stunning on this track and the lyrics really touch your soul. The album comes after a near 20 year hiatus from the Portugal-based artist Gonçalo Serras, but it’s one that puts him firmly back on the map. Taking two years to compose, the themes were carefully selected after years of style-shifting for Fritz Kahn and The Miracles – a time during which their music was verging on folk and rock. Today's sound is the result of a journey of discovery back to the origins; ‘Jonah, The Whale’ and ‘Believe’ are melancholy, deeper and more soulful than Serras’s previous releases. In trying to make every note make sense, the sound is meaningful, but not boring. This track is certainly not boring and would fit perfectly in a movie production. Well done!



 

NUMBER 4

Rabbit and Fox - The Stranger

Brighton, United Kingdom


Credit -Biff Pearson

We are Rabbit and Fox (Rosie Hastings and Lucas Fox), a folk duo currently based in Norfolk. Their music is strongly inspired by folk music and musicians such as Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell, Wild Child, and Lizzie McAlpine. The duo met whilst performing in a musical together at university. ‘The Stranger’ is their debut single and was only released today! The song is an upbeat, happy song about the feeling when you start noticing the little things around you - having had your ‘eyes opened’ by love. Click the link below to check it out!



 

NUMBER 5

Ayrton Jimenez - Yours Truly

Bristol, United Kingdom


Yours Truly' is a heartfelt and melancholic

song with lyrics that reflect on feelings of confusion and hurt over lost love. Over a backdrop of warm acoustic guitar, hypnotising strings arrangements and atmospheric percussion, the vocals tell an honest story of heartbreak, regret and acceptance after the breakdown of a relationship. The new single tells a story from a young man's perspective dealing with the storm of feelings associated with loss, pulling no punches in a sincere and honest portrayal. Click the link to hear it.



 

NUMBER 6

Hannah May - Written In The Sea

Gold Coast, Australia


With influences from Ziggy Alberts and Xavier Rudd, 'Written In the Sea' is an upbeat, ambient and deeply meaningful indie folk song inspired by climate change and the lack of awareness surrounding it. Recorded and mixed by fellow Aussie indie artist Tay Oskee and mastered by Paul Blakey, this track is one to be listened to with it's earthy and unique instrumentation setting it apart from others, yet fitting perfectly with the indie folk scene right now.



 

NUMBER 7

Sano Hill - Starting Over

Galway, Ireland


Credit - EL Putnam

"Starting Over" is the second single (following the fantastic response to "The Climb") from Sano Hill's forthcoming debut album which charts the course of a relationship from hopeful beginnings, to emotional crises, breakup and recovery. "Starting Over" is a song of overcoming, reconciliation and renewal. It combines reflective and hopeful lyrics with an engaging and varied full-band musical accompaniment. It was recorded at Dublin's legendary Windmill Lane Studios with award-winning producer Larry Hogan.



 

NUMBER 8

Kat Kennedy - Unpacking

Los Angeles, United States


Credit - Vinsint

Kat Kennedy began performing around her home state of Connecticut at the age of 7, sparking a love of music and performance that led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston. It was there that she found her current singer/songwriter, pop style. At Berklee, the young musician was taught by renowned teachers like Grammy-nominee Paula Cole, Livingston Taylor, and Jon Aldrich; and guests such as Ernie Isley from the Isley Brothers and Noam Pikelny from The Punch Brothers. The Boston-based artist doesn't stay in one place too long: she has performed at venues from Alaska to South America including the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Club Passim of Boston, Bem Dito of Rio de Janeiro, and many more. She has also made appearances on The Folk Revival (90.5 FM,) Tiny Desk Series (95.9 WATD), Under The Covers (WEMF), The Armadillo (107.1 KPUR) and Gramma's Attic Music Review (Metro Cast Ch 24.)



 

NUMBER 9

Jessy - Pilgrimage

Tamworth, United Kingdom


Pilgrimage is another worldly song, pulling on the human condition with all the struggle and beauty that comes with it. A story of redemption, this track is one we all need to hear. Jessy began playing music at a young age as her mother was a piano teacher. She grew up playing in her church youth band. She then felt called to pursue a career in music and is now just finishing her songwriting degree at BIMM Birmingham UK. Influenced by Steffany Gretzinger, Sara Bareilles, Lauren Daigle, Rachel Platten, and Adele we hear how these come into play in her vocals. Click the link below.


 

NUMBER 10

Adolfo Garcia - Reminisce

San Antonio, United States


Credit - adolfo garcia music

Adolfo Garcia played all instruments in this project. In 2020 he started recording his music and is influenced by the likes of Sting, Seji Igusa, Bibio, Tycho, Alan Gogell and Ethan Hibbs. The project was recorded in San Antonio at a private studio. When asked if there was a particular ethos behind the project, or any particular music styles or events that inspired it he told us that he had lost some family members and longed for past memories. Continuing to tell us the following "All tracks have different meaning ,but idea is to interpret on your own". Click the link below to hear it.