“Let me go Son” is BUKVE’s debut single. It’s a deeply personal song about letting a father go, not letting his death linger in his life anymore, and also speaking to his son; live your own life when you grow up, you don’t have to walk in my footsteps. It features vocals and steel guitar from the eminent talents of British Firewoodisland, and is produced and mixed by Stamos Koliousis. The song is mastered by Grammy winner Big Bass Brian Gardner (Dr. Dre, David Bowie etc).
BUKVE is the solo project of songwriter Sveinung Fossan Bukve (Secret Treehouse, Vöödöö), who seeks the best for each of his songs, bringing in guests wherever guests are needed to get the best out of the song. The sound will vary in a familiar world of indie pop and alternative pop. A wide selection of collaborators will feature. A full debut album is in the making. BUKVE works closely with producer and friend, Stamos Koliousis, and it is all being visualized by Achilleas Gatospoulos, merging BUKVE’s great Great Grandmothers, Alvhild Fossan’s old drawings and paintings with glaciers, rivers and mountains, from where BUKVE’s family name origins from.The lyrics are very personal, and all music and lyrics are by BUKVE.
The song starts off very atmospheric and almost dream like. The arpeggiated steel guitar gave this song a kind of darkness. The vocals are very soft and beautiful. The background vocals were a nice touch and really brought out the depth of this tune. I love when the drums kick in adding momentum and emotion into the song. The lyrics repeat “let me go son you’re not alone” in a very comforting and soothing tone. I really enjoyed this one and I’m excited to hear more from this artist. For more updates on these artists follow @bukvemusic and @firewoodisland
Young Josiah was born in San Antonio, Texas and currently lives in in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a brand new artist that started writing music during the pandemic to pass the time and ended up falling in love with the songwriting process. One of his biggest influences in music is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody which I found really interesting. He has released a new song called Breakfast At Tiffany’s. This is a really catchy fun tune. As a foodie lover I really enjoyed all the selections on the menu. His flow is really smooth and natural reminded me a little bit of Big Sean. I also really enjoyed the animated music video of the song which brought interesting visuals to the story. Young Josiah is working on a few upcoming projects. The first album is called Changes it will be a 12 song storytelling visual video album. The second album is called Crockpot Fusion which is a multi genre rap rock infused album. Young Josiah’s goal is to make unique music that will inspire generations to come. To stay updated with Young Josiah you can follow him on Instagram @youngjosiah_bgkghost
Meghan Pulles is a very talented singer songwriter from New York. She has been recognized by fans all over the world for her lyrics that take her fans on an emotional journey of healing. New Horizon is a brand new song that shines bright with an uplifting story to tell. It is a very minimalistic song which I really enjoyed. It has a very neo folk vibe which reminded me a lot of The Lumineers. In my perception, this song is about leaving behind a broken past and moving towards a happy chapter in life. The lyrics “How do I say goodbye when it’s dark and cold inside” makes me feel that this person is having a hard time moving past the darkness in their life. The chorus is very positive and hopeful. I think a lot of people will relate to this song as we are all trying to find our happy place and leave behind the past. Overall, I definitely recommend this track as we need more songs to inspire us and get us through the year.
Middle England is a band from South London, described as a bunch of misfits living in a troubled world, who have been beaten down and are ready to rise up and stir things up. Their debut EP The Lucky is such a vibe. This EP really stood out to me because of how well they blend so many genres. It’s chaotic and moody yet fun at the same time and you can sense a deeper meaning: influenced by a lot of electronic music but also very old school punk, hip hop and just an all out jam. Mentioning the troubles of the UK’s troubled psyche, the vocals on these tracks are very gritty and emotive. It has a lot of darkness and angst to it which is perfect for the daily struggles we have experienced. The tracks that really stood out to me were Honestly and Tongue Tied. The funky bass lines in Honestly are really groovy. The vocals in Tongue Tied reminded me a bit of Smashing Pumpkins. I also thought Old Town Sound was a beautifully written song about the society we live in. Overall this EP has immense energy from start to finish and I highly recommend checking it out.
You can follow Middle England on instagram @middleengland
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