True artists who create music that makes you feel something are rare these days, but if you pay a close attention, you’ll find such talents producing music that will leave a mark on your soul, send chills down your spine and leave you longing for more. Windmills has always had such effect on me. Back in 2012, I spoke to the man behind this project, Cory Myraas, about his unique musical ways and creating a sound that takes you to a special place. Windmills, based in The Okanagan, BC, have kept moving ever since, evolving graciously through Cory who has been pouring his life experiences and challenges into his writing and music. His latest single, Sierra Nevada, about which Cory talks in our following interview, is a track loaded with beautiful melancholy, and him expressing each heartfelt emotion through the soul-stirring vocals that flawlessly compliment the magnificent soundscapes.
I spoke to Cory not only about his new single and the continuous growth of Windmills, but also about his travels, favourite shows and plans for next year.
Continue reading Windmills: “Sierra Nevada hits close to home”
Atlanta based musician and actor Michael Malarkey might be currently causing a stir with his role as Enzo in famous TV series The Vampire Diaries, but right now, his grand musical abilities and passion for songwriting shine through as Michael is about to play a sold out show at Wilton’s Music Hall in London. His charismatic first single Through The Night And Back Again is taken from his debut EP Feed The Flames which captures Michael’s honest, engaging story-telling and haunting vocals. MGMB speaks to the multitalented artist about his music, influences and plans for 2015.
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In this interview, a London based singer-songwriter Alexander Ellis aka Our Man In The Field says that he’s not trying to change the world, just the next three and a half minutes. And that’s exactly what happens once you hear those alluring vocals and engaging storytelling. Inspired by greats such as Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne, Our Man In The Field creates his own stamp in the world of crafty songwriting, with a strong ability to draw you into a beautiful melancholy of his awe-inspiring music.
Read my in-depth inerview with Alex about the beginning of Our Man In The Field, his new EP, songwriting, performing live and much more. Plus make sure to make a note of his upcoming shows!
Continue reading Ones To Watch – Interview / Our Man In The Field
London based 18 year old singer-songwriter JELF has released his debut single Burnt Book on 27th January and today MGMB is extremely pleased to premiere the video for this track produced by Adem Hilmi (Florence + The Machine, Amy Winehouse, BabyShambles).
Featuring some magnificent vocals and impressive string parts, the video perfectly mirrors the eerie atmoshere of the song. The singer-songwriter who classes Florence + The Machine and Jeff Buckley as his main influences says: “I recorded the music video in a little town named Frome close to Bristol with a very talented producer/director Daniel Broadley. We took over an abandoned quarry for a day and used the amazing landscape for the shoot incorporating smoke bombs, confetti and the natural environment in freezing temperatures.”
Watch the stunning video for Burnt Book below and you can also purchase the single on iTunes.