Songwriters

Wake up with A.O. Gerber's new track "In The Morning"

You may not be allowed to go outside now, but you can live vicariously through A.O. Gerber and her new track "In The Morning". The songwriter's spirited voice and layers of airy instruments will make you feel like you're walking through the city at dawn. In the music video for the song, Gerber does just that; she meditates above the water before taking a dip, takes a stroll down the street to greet some dogs, and grabs breakfast at a local hole in the wall. The song and video together are a testament to freedom, which right now seems in short supply. "In The Morning" comes from Gerber's debut album Another Place To Need, which drops on May 22nd. Take a look at the music video for "In The Morning" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Anna May highlights sincerity in new record "I’m still thinking of you"

Waterford, Connecticut’s Anna May, takes her time, she allows the full sonic embrace of her new record I’m still thinking of you to grip, to heal. “I believed” is the long track that welcomes you to a world formed by Anna’s light acoustic guitar strums, rich vocals, and heartfelt, succinct lyrics. Tracks like “Velvet and gold,” tell through upbeat folk music stories of people you may want to know, precious individuals, as precious as they are described. “Where I belong” is the type of country-style song that is as sincere in its storytelling as it is pleasant in sound. There is a soothing nature that exists in the picturesque tales Anna presents; in times of uncertainty, music, and tales are exactly what we need. Stream the title track below for a glance at the imagery the music elicits. - Rene Cobar

   

Julian Daniell "Only Lonely"

Julian Daniell of Elk Walking has released a new single, "Only Lonely", from his forthcoming EP which is due out May 23rd.

Daniell blends Americana with elements of vintage rock and soul on this highly anticipated solo debut.

   

Matt McNish "Sick Country"

Matt McNish has released a video for the title track, "Sick Country", from his forthcoming album. McNish finished the album just before the COVID-19 outbreak, but it now feels eerily timely.

This is the follow-up to this DIY artist 2019 album OK Vacation.

   

Scott Geraci debuts transportive record "Wander"

We all need to disconnect a bit these days, and with some extra time on our hands, we can do just that. Manchester, NH resident, and prolific guitarist, Scott Geraci offers us just that in his latest record, Wander. The nearly 100-minute album is a sonic spiral staircase that one can ascend or descend in solitude or fellowship, each track glistening with worldly acoustic guitar compositions. The influences range from Spanish in ”Solitary” to tribal in “Sun Lover,” and each is brilliantly layered so that the experience is satisfyingly transportive. Geraci is timely in his delivery of a record that demands you nix crude noise and surrender to something far more sophisticated. Stream the peaceful track “Abundance” below for your racing thoughts. - Rene Cobar