Mindspark is a group of musicians from Slovenia and India. The band consists of Jerneja Medved vocals/guitar/keys, Duane Wilson on bass/vocals and Adriel Wilson on guitar and vocals. This track also features UK drummer and percussionist Camilla Perselli. They have just released their debut single today “The Lucid Dream.” I had picked this song because I was very impressed with how unique the music sounded. The music itself off the bat reminded me of the Grateful Dead with its eclectic style and sort of sweet psychedelic vibe. The guitar riffs are very catchy and melodic. I also enjoyed the acoustic guitar. The bass line is pretty groovy. Their voices really compliment each other well and the message of the song seems to talk about reflecting on the past and letting go. The song depicts a lucid dream that transcends into a spiritual awakening. Overall, a fantastic track from Mindspark.
Kaymars is a brand new artist from New Jersey. Catharsis is the first song Kaymars has released and it’s quite an emotional ride from start to finish. All of the music and lyrics are composed by Kaymars. This song was mixed and mastered by her longtime friend Patrick. This song really caught me by surprise. The simplicity of this songwriter reminded me a lot of Mazzy Star. Definitely a 90’s vibe on this track which I love. Kaymars sings about sadness and loss but the listener is reassured when she repeats the words “I’ll Save Myself” which is a really powerful line that matches the build up of the song. Through all the darkness it has a positive message to keep pushing through. This song is the first release leading up to the EP to be released later this month. For updates and exclusive content you can find Kaymars on instagram/twitter/facebook @kaymarsss