On "Pull-Over Blac" by Donas, the French singer-songwriter lays down four-and-a-half minutes of Serge Gainsberg meets Johnny Cash meets Leonard Cohen spoken-word country art-folk. Never raising his voice above a near-whisper, Donas commands his audience with his inherent bravado and inherent sense of "cool," an intangible quality that radiates from the very essence of singer's persona. Instrumentally sparse, little more than an acoustic guitar rhythm section and driving drum beat keep this song propelling forwards. Likewise, the backing female vocals bring some much needed melodic backing to what is admittedly not the most melodic song, but then again its not trying to be. "Pull-Over Blanc" succeeds in every measure in increasing the shroud of mystery and cool around the largely unknown Donas.
Really like the vibe, super chic, kicked back but also a bit gritty and dark. The production is really high end and I appreciate the attention to detail, from the music video like the different shots and locations, dancers and party scene. Promotion wise, I think the audience would be those who have a 60's vibe and influence and a distinct cool lounging kick-back feel. I suggest looking at bands with similar styles and map what and where they are being talked about and reviewed and send to the same publications or online forums. Overall a really cool style and both song and video together creates a Pulp Fiction- like vibe, thanks for sending it through!
Super cute video and the song is sweet! I really like the horns in the music layers, its give the tracks a real nostalgic feel. I really appreciate how the video and the music fits so well together, from the grading to the content. It compliments the music with the wilderness feel and its sense of adventure. My only critique would be that the vocals could do with a little tune here and there, but I do like the vulnerability and tone of the voice, just a little more care on the pitch (Im a vocal producer so its my thing). Thanks for sharing with me :) As far as Promotion goes, I would most likely submit it to some of our mainstream stations like More Fm and some specialty stations that take more laid back folk type styles, but the vocal production would need to be addressed. I think the imagery, font and overall online presence is very good and authentic.
On "Motionless Move" by Bam Hatson, the singer-songwriter weaves a delicate lyrical narrative with an equally restrained yet beautiful instrumental melody. Horns and wood winds dance in perfect harmony, while a simple rhythm section underpins the entire song and holds each of the disparate musical elements together. The vocal delivery is simple and understated, matching the muted intensity of the instrumental arrangement. Beautiful in every sense of the word, Bam Hatson has tapped into something most artists spend a lifetime trying to discover, namely the strength in simplicity and understatement.
Appreciate the obvious creative and artsy nature of this, the video, the production and the ambient electropop sound, everything so well done! But not quite our style or taste so unfortunately its a pass today. I think it has its place in the music/art world, there is an audience for this! Thanks very much for your submission, good luck with your music.