One Way Love
Alternative Fruit is pleased to welcome Di Lovero back to our journal with his second single. This French Italian Europop star enjoys radio play in his Paris home and around the world. His upbeat and accessible sounds make a fun and easy-going addition to all kinds of playlist.
It begins with keyboards striking a melody across drawn out chords. Di Lovero begins singing, his voice carries a poetic seduction that makes his feelings clear. He serenades a lover in verses that evolve with the shifting sands of composition. A chorus with chimes that elevate the melody pushes through the mix in recognisable bursts. Expert composition with love-sick lyrics make the track clever and enjoyable.
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Dead Beat Poet
South East London rockers Whitestar unleash a head-turning single from their already acclaimed album. Dead Beat Poet (Not sure if I should be offended as a poet or uplifted as a selling one) is from their album Starlight Requiem. Bromley and beyond have been treated to their shows, as many reputable venues have graced their sound over the years. Getting the album out was a momentous task, as it should be, and getting everything just right clearly paid off.
The music begins with keyboard choir sounds. Then organ begins with the voice. A male vocal full of emotion sings of his moral values. The rhythm is slow at first, then all of a sudden, it breaks into quick time. The song talks about the desire to sin, to cheat, and to lie. Not sure if I can relate however it sounds good. Perhaps someone out there fits the song nicely, perhaps it's the same people who read this site and claim to be socialists but then act like capitalists by never donating. Big thanks to everyone who's donated recently, you know we rely on you!!! It's fun and gleeful yet riddled with depressing vibes. Weakness and infidelity seem to be glorified in a twisted jig to backwards humanity. Interesting stuff.
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NIM$AY and El Dorado (feat. Ami)
NIM$AY began writing music at the age of ten. It didn't take long before her abilities became well-known around the local community. With a talent for finding addictive melodies, people found themselves hooked on her music. Meeting El Dorado was a new chapter for NIM$AY, discovering a gel together that complimented each other's talents, in 2017 they began to record their music. This pairing of sounds had instant success, with live shows following including one at London's O2 Arena.
It starts with a colourful guitar, palm-muted glissando and chord sections provide a bouncy melody. Vocals begin with singing and rap taking it in turns to elevate harmonies and layer rhythm across the smooth tempo. Drums gradually build in, and as a chorus breaks the bass is unleashed with funky rolls and breaks. Synthesiser slams in with wide-open strikes of melodious uplifting composition. Lyrics continue in tuneful poetry that hangs from the branches of beat in snug pockets. The music builds up, calms down, then builds up once again until the end. It's fun and entertaining with a happy sense of optimism knitted through the lyrics and the melody.
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Love Will Find A Way
Emme Pierre returns to Alternative Fruit with a brand new single. Since discovering a talent for music as a teenager, and building a career for herself in the years that followed, Emme has featured in several music acts as a session singer. Also a dab hand at performance, Emme Pierre has played countless shows which has all helped her to find her own wings in the song-writing hall of fame. Since the critically acclaimed Maybe, Love Will Find A Way sets a perfect scene for Valentine's Day which is just around the corner.
It begins with a funky keyboard laid out across sleek and easy-going drums. Emme Pierre begins singing. Her lines describe a story, a tough time and difficult feelings. Despite all this, we're reminded to be positive and to enjoy the love offered by another. Guitars add a layer of blues across the gradually progressive rock beats. Flowing vocals pour lyrics over the music-paper with harmonising elements and flurries of brass. It's an uplifting and enjoyable track that no doubt fits well on many playlists.
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When growing up, Penelope Darling was given a huge musical influence with her father's diverse music collection. With a plentiful menu of varying genres and sounds, Penelope quickly learned what she liked and what she didn't. Now as a performing musician herself, this early crash-course has helped Penelope Darling to create a unique and enjoyable sound all of her own. Her latest single, Love Myself, brings home the genius and the talent for listeners all over the world.
The music begins with a minor key. Piano tones with muffled edges dictate a melody that becomes a background to Penelope's strong voice. With absolute tone, she begins to tell the song's story. “You make me love myself” seems to be such a powerful line. Moving melodics penetrate the verse lines in between the words while Penelope's voice swings in the rhythm through emotional and personally open phrases. Cabaret elements allow me to picture the singer sitting cross-legged on a grand piano while looking into the eyes of the front row.
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How I Feel
After graduating in art and leaving Lagos for Louisiana, Curry Spicer has made a musical world for himself. Taking his afro-influenced beats and mixing them into malleable RnB, Curry Spicer has already released a classic EP named Pocking Feelings. Since then, he's been working on a ground-breaking new album. As an independent artist without external backing, it's always going to be a long uphill road to a stable career. Curry Spicer is no different, and his work demonstrates that unique blend of talent, skill, and experience which creates something built to last.
With manic synths that drop in tone like a dubstep tune, the music begins and Curry Spicer begins to rap. His nouns and verbs break across rhythmic pin-points of sound. The synth builds and flows with a drum-beat infused with crackles and clapping hands. As the chorus progresses, melody gives the vocal an extra sense of dynamic. We head back to the verse, the adjectives and clauses again swoop over choppy waves made of synthesiser and drums. The drum n bass element is in continual motion while a bluesy side manifests in the vocal delivery. Catchy, provocative, and with layers of hook, How I Feel is like a roller-coaster of free-flowing feelings.
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Great North Road
Despite being classically trained in music, Los Angeles voice Emiko gave up her traditional path at the age of twelve in favour of making pop. Now with a glittering career behind her that's growing all the time, we're treated to another one of her emphatic compositions. Having been featured in Billboard Magazine, Music Connection, and FM Sound, plus attaining several US number one slots for her previous singles, Alternative Fruit is immensely pleased to be asked to offer some words.
The music begins with a steady drum-beat. Slow and powerful bass thumps down as pianos start to dance in key. The penetrating tempo pins a verse line which builds across a handful of bars. Guitars then rumble in like thunder as the chorus opens like a passionflower. Distorted notes combine with piano tones and synthesiser sway to provide a funky and upbeat home for emotionally moving lyrics. The way Emiko sings demonstrates how much she feels the words, her imploring imagery fathoms in thick clouds of poetic intention. A travelling song, Great North Road builds up with gradual flow and progresses along a path of many turns.
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At only sixteen years of age, Kaci Brookz has already recorded an album, played gigs at several venues including the O2 in Islington, and established a nation-wide fan-base for his RnB style hip-hop. By embracing the modern era, Kaci Brookz finds new wave and new school RnB a permanent home with his stylish productions.
It starts with toned down guitar, vibrating with a bluesy soul. Kaci starts singing, he makes vocal inflections which set an atmosphere for the heart. Then, poetic lines of rap-singing flow at high speed. While maintaining excellent pitch, the notes shift and skim across athletic scales that spin and spiral with each bar. Repeating lines and verses made of interesting and ever changing patterns create a catchy and bouncy number. The soulful element sustains a deepness that is lost in other tracks, a human edge combines with the handle of groove.
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Kaci Brookz hasn't released Steppin' yet, but you can catch it on the Deuce Radio Show
Not only was Sean Waterman nominated for a Hollywood Music In Media Award, he also made artist of the month for IMC Magazine. With several festival dates behind him and a growing fan-base in his home of Atlanta and beyond, Sean Waterman's new single Rules is already being enjoyed around the world via radio.
Choppy, upbeat guitar chords begin the music. A bass-line strikes harmonising tones down with each passing bar. A steady tempo gives rise to a line by line vocal delivery, a story of words is offered piece by piece. As a melody pins the music, the voice, guitar, and keyboard accompaniment all shift in time with each unison. Catchy phrases of beautifully flowing progression allow the simple motif to grow and evolve into a symphonic ending.
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Listen to Rules by Sean Waterman on Soundcloud
Canadian thrash metal band Hyperia make a fantastic feature for Alternative Fruit. Today we listen to a track written by capable musicians that fully utilises their ferocious talents. With a punchy and raucous delivery that entertains crowds of power-music fans around Calgary and beyond, Hyperia are reaching global audiences with their YouTube videos. Adopting the classic horror style of artwork for their music covers and maintaining the theme of disturbing subject matter, their brand of thrash metal fits snugly into the collections of metal-heads around the globe.
The music begins with atmospheric sound effects of nervous yells voices and a voice calling for help. Then, a choppy and rhythmic guitar riff is laid down on a bed of drums. Screaming vocals add another dimension of sound, a franticness that would make Slayer proud combines with female hollering that's more similar to Arch Enemy. Beaty guitar phrases match the thundering drums while verse lines throw their phonics out like high velocity missiles. As the song progresses, the pushing energy remains consistently in overdrive while the guitars run ever-shifting versions of the rhythm. Obliterating licks which make use of scale and virtuoso skills run riot until the very end.
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