Hector Mario ft Alejandro Irizarry – Se Parece a ti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYtgaKNCkYo What's not to love about this Reggae summer jam by Hector Mario and Alejandro Irizarry. The video shot on the beautiful west coast of Puerto Rico (Playa Jobos) works in harmony with this song of unrequited love. Musicvein caught up Hector and Alejandro (childhood friends) about their collaboration. Musicvein: Hector! What a great debut... Continue Reading →

Review: Love Lust by Tale of Two

Here at Musicvein we're excited about the release of new single 'Love Lust' by Dickensian duo Gemma Rogers and Alfie Jackson aka Tale of Two. Following their mini UK tour, final stop Kendal Calling Festival at the end of the month, they found time to slip in the release of this tale of carnality and... Continue Reading →

Review: Kishi Bashi – Violin Tsunami

Photo credit: Max Ritter When an ordained Buddhist priest of Japanese-Brazilian descent gift Kishi Bashi a violin, he was instantly inspired to create the piece 'Violin Tsunami'. The priest and luthier told Kishi that the violin embodied his prayers for the victims and survivors of the 2011 Fukushima Disaster, into the making of the instrument.... Continue Reading →

Review: Mario Biondi ft Cleveland Jones – Sunny Days

Aretha and Gloria gave women two of the most powerful anthems on the planet - 'Respect' and 'I will Survive'. For years men have been subjected to the wagging fingers and battle cries of "R.e.s.p.e.c.t find out what it means to me/Go walk out the door..." but could Mario Biondi be the fly in the... Continue Reading →

The Wandering Hearts Take on Mark Ronson’s – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

Mark Ronson's hit song featuring Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart captured worldwide attention and of those captured was British Country Group, The Wandering Hearts. The song already had an Easy Country feel to it, which made sense for the group to strip it back to a guitar led track, over-layed by their... Continue Reading →

Milly Pye – Boys Are Drugs

Milly Pye is back with new mischievous and catchy song 'Boys Are Drugs', with an equally thrilling honey-trap video. The cliche song focuses on the emotions of a new relationship, the female being drawn in and totally losing themselves in the process - only to become hurt after discovering their beau is only after sex... Continue Reading →

Review: Tshegue – The Wheel – A Subliminal Message of Faith

Loving the new thumping track 'Wheel' by French-Congolese singer Faty Sy Savanet aka Tshegue. With a hypnotic, electronic beat - the equally heart-racing accompanying video shows the Club Etoile Rollers - some as young as 13, careering around the streets of Kinshasa, fearlessly hanging on to the backs of vehicles as Tshegue flows "Just keep... Continue Reading →

Review: Madonna Finds Her La Isla Bonita in Medellin

If La Isla Bonita is where the tale begins, 33 years later we hear the update from Madonna as Madame X in Medellin. Noting similarities between the Queen of pop's 1986 hit, in which the video shows a young and naive Madonna in catholic prayer wishing to run away to fictitious San Pedro, then writhing... Continue Reading →

Musicvein Review: Unbridled & Ablaze by Zialand

'Unbridled & Ablaze' is the third album by Norwegian artist Zialand.

By the album's title I was expecting power ballads, big ballsy statement pieces that culminate in a dramatic blaze of glory, however what we find are glowing embers of past hurt, with songs toing and froing between love, vulnerability, solace and heartache. Zialand's voice delicate, unwavering and alluring to the listener.

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