I was first introduced to the music of Goldkey, the musical alias of NYC-based singer-songwriter Mike Horn, early last year with his impressive, acoustic-driven indie single "Faster." Ending the period of musical silence, Goldkey recently released his new single, "Rabbit Hole," and now follows up with Background, his stunning debut EP which thematically focuses on the quest to find the calm amidst the chaos. Mike elaborates to SoundThread, "The EP is called Background since i
"Window Seat", the new single from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Angel Snow, is a stunningly beautiful and delicate musical ray of hope that speaks to getting through the difficult times. I first fell in love with Angel's mesmerizing, emotive vocals and songwriting when I first heard Magnetic (2017), her breathtaking and most recent full-length album. The reflective, atmospheric "Window Seat" is a testament to "less is more" from a musical production perspective - the end
Goldkey is the musical alias of New York-based singer-songwriter Mike Horn, who has just released his outstanding new single, "Faster." Presenting a delightful blend of indie pop and folk, with solid vocals, harmony and production, "Faster" immediately comes across as an ultra-smooth, catchy, acoustic-driven indie pop gem from Goldkey. This stellar track represents the 'full package' with its excellent songwriting, clean production, and impressive vocals and lyrics. Produced
Hearts & Colors is the musical duo of Philip Tillström and Nicolai Kjellberg, who hail from Alingsås, Sweden, a town located just north of Gothenburg. Having known each other since high school, their musical collaborations and entry to internet fame started with a video they posted to YouTube in late 2014 - an acoustic cover of the song, "Fireflies," by Owl City. The video received significant attention, and the rest is history. Their tight harmonies and melodic, acoustic acc
Singer-songwriter Nathan Reich released his first EP Paper Planes in 2008, followed by the critically-acclaimed, full-length albums Arms Around A Ghost (2009) and All Night Pharmacy (2013). His recent music and creative endeavors have now gone under the name Need Machine, and this self-titled, four-track EP is Need Machine's first official release. The upbeat "Emergency" is the lead track and is driven by the pulsating, steadily strummed bass strings of Nathan's electric guit
Don't let the title of the debut single from Mere Child fool you - it is definitely good enough! Mere Child is Aimee Herbert-Smith, who hails from Brighton, has been making music as part of a previous music collective, and has now embarked on a solo career. "Not Good Enough" is a lush, soothing song that steadily and gently pulses the listener throughout the four-plus minutes of this beautiful and well-written composition. Aimee's soft, smooth vocals shine through, and are re
"You can't help yourself" leads the chorus of the first track on Bryde's debut EP, simply titled "EP1". But my advice is that you really should help yourself to the four beautifully written and performed gems on this EP. On her Facebook page, Bryde (a.k.a. Sarah Howells) describes herself as "a girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs", and that is exactly what you will find on this EP - all songs are written and played by Bryde herself. The opening track ("