Tanya Dartson releases new EDM single ‘Run for Your Life’

The music composer and singer from New York City known as Tanya Dartson has released her latest EDM single, “Run for Your Life.” The track has been proudly published independent of the corporate music industry at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide. Upbeat, vivacious and poised for play at nightclubs around the globe, “Run for Your Life” proves that Tanya Dartson can produce electrifying pop with the best of them.

A composer with experience in several music genres, Tanya Dartson cites as main artistic influences Axwell, Zedd, David Guetta, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Steve Angello, but also composers of film scores such as Thomas Bergersen and Hans Zimmer. Elements of these show through in her own repertoire.

Asked to comment on the themes of her new single, Dartson writes, “’Run for Your Life’ speaks about stripping inhibitions, grabbing the moment and seizing your freedom. Life is short and we all owe it to ourselves to run for our lives and pursue our dreams by all means possible!”

Like all Dartson’s prominent hits, “Run for Your Life” has inspirational themes. It’s one she’s especially proud of, as “Run for Your Life” is not just her first pop/dance single, but also the first on which she appears as both co-producer and lead vocalist.

“It has such a positive and uplifting message,” she writes, “and it’s one of those catchy tracks that you can dance to in the nightclub, listen to in the gym or nod your head to on your way to work.”

Until her “Run for Your Life” EDM hit, Dartson was best recognized for her 2010 “Morningside Park” piano composition, which received an Honorable Mention Citation Award from the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, as well as for her “Escape from Planet Earth” for symphony orchestras.

“Escape from Planet Earth” was selected by the International Composition Competition organized by the Ravel Association of Bergamo, Italy, as one of the 15 best symphony orchestra pieces from thousands of international submissions in 2015. Dartson was one of the youngest composers to reach the final round and the only female composer in the Symphony Orchestra category to be selected.

Since that time, Tanya Dartson’s music has appeared on NYC’s News 12, Brooklyn TV channel, in UCAN! Magazine, on iHeart Radio, on Canada’s FM 98.5 CKWR, on WFCF, Flagler College Radio, on 88.5 FM, Radio Horizon, on 93.9 FM in South Africa, and elsewhere.

“My ultimate dream is to have ‘Run for Your Life’ heard and shared by millions of people all over the world,” writes Dartson.

An official music video for the track is expected to drop in August 2016. A teaser for the video is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5O8rvOwllY.

“Run for Your Life” by Tanya Dartson is available online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Freelance Music Journalist

“Run for Your Life” by Tanya Dartson –
https://www.amazon.com/Run-Your-Life-Tanya-Dartson/dp/B01H3CAR64/

Official Website –

http://www.tanyadartson.com/

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Henry Nilsen releases new single ‘Mind of Ice’

The singer and songwriter known as Henry Nilsen has released his new single, “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone).” The track has been published independent of creative control from the corporate music industry. It comes with two B-side tracks, “When You Smile” and “The Way You’ve Got Me Tremb’lin,” for a total listening time of nine minutes, just short of being a debut EP record. Evocative, original and accessible to music fans of nearly every genre, “Mind of Ice” is a sign that Henry Nilsen is a voice to listen for in 2016.

Nilsen cites as main artistic influences Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, and Natasha Beddingfield. Of these, Nilsen’s own style is similar to the uniqueness of Waits, the songwriting of Furtado, and the pop sensibilities of Beddingfield, while retaining an unmistakable blues foundation which he shares with Bruce Springsteen. Nilsen’s songs thereby have something for everyone with an interest in music written for vocals and guitar.

Asked about the themes of his “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone)” single, Nilsen replies, “The mystery and frustration of love and life I’d guess.”

Henry Nilsen is a Norwegian lorry driver, or truck driver, who began writing music in his spare time as he hauled around the United Kingdom. This connects him to a long musical history in the UK and US of many celebrated trucker/musicians which most notably includes Elvis Presley. His English comes also from his spare time, during which he listened to audio books and read what he could.

“I’m particularly fond of older English,” he writes, “with nice, unknown words that have changed meaning over a few hundred years.”

This linguistic bent, along with a natural ear for tone and an inborn talent for songwriting, led Nilsen to put modern technology to use so the world could hear what he’s been doing with a guitar all this time. A solo artist, he hires a bassist and drummer for recording purposes. The rest of the music is Nilsen.

“I got my head around computers enough so I could install my own little studio at home,” he writes. “I know nothing of music production, so I kind of make a whole mess of a song before I exclude what doesn’t work and end up with some sort of product that I send off to someone who knows about production.”

Any music lover can tell that whoever made “Mind of Ice” and its two B-sides is a musician with more up his sleeve. How much more? Nilsen hints that a debut album may be in the works.

“I’m 44 years old and got a bunch of songs written,” writes the artist, “so I figured what the hell. These songs ain’t gonna do no one no good in these notebooks. Why not publish?”

Music fans everywhere are certain to be glad he has, and to hope he’ll continue to do so.

“Mind of Ice (And Heart of Stone)” by Henry Nilsen is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Mind of Ice (And Heart of Stone)” by Henry Nilsen –
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HCMLV5G/

Henry Nilsen releases new single ‘Mind of Ice’

The singer and songwriter known as Henry Nilsen has released his new single, “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone).” The track has been published independent of creative control from the corporate music industry. It comes with two B-side tracks, “When You Smile” and “The Way You’ve Got Me Tremb’lin,” for a total listening time of nine minutes, just short of being a debut EP record. Evocative, original and accessible to music fans of nearly every genre, “Mind of Ice” is a sign that Henry Nilsen is a voice to listen for in 2016.

Nilsen cites as main artistic influences Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, and Natasha Beddingfield. Of these, Nilsen’s own style is similar to the uniqueness of Waits, the songwriting of Furtado, and the pop sensibilities of Beddingfield, while retaining an unmistakable blues foundation which he shares with Bruce Springsteen. Nilsen’s songs thereby have something for everyone with an interest in music written for vocals and guitar.

Asked about the themes of his “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone)” single, Nilsen replies, “The mystery and frustration of love and life I’d guess.”

Henry Nilsen is a Norwegian lorry driver, or truck driver, who began writing music in his spare time as he hauled around the United Kingdom. This connects him to a long musical history in the UK and US of many celebrated trucker/musicians which most notably includes Elvis Presley. His English comes also from his spare time, during which he listened to audio books and read what he could.

“I’m particularly fond of older English,” he writes, “with nice, unknown words that have changed meaning over a few hundred years.”

This linguistic bent, along with a natural ear for tone and an inborn talent for songwriting, led Nilsen to put modern technology to use so the world could hear what he’s been doing with a guitar all this time. A solo artist, he hires a bassist and drummer for recording purposes. The rest of the music is Nilsen.

“I got my head around computers enough so I could install my own little studio at home,” he writes. “I know nothing of music production, so I kind of make a whole mess of a song before I exclude what doesn’t work and end up with some sort of product that I send off to someone who knows about production.”

Any music lover can tell that whoever made “Mind of Ice” and its two B-sides is a musician with more up his sleeve. How much more? Nilsen hints that a debut album may be in the works.

“I’m 44 years old and got a bunch of songs written,” writes the artist, “so I figured what the hell. These songs ain’t gonna do no one no good in these notebooks. Why not publish?”

Music fans everywhere are certain to be glad he has, and to hope he’ll continue to do so.

“Mind of Ice (And Heart of Stone)” by Henry Nilsen is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Mind of Ice (And Heart of Stone)” by Henry Nilsen –
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HCMLV5G/

Composer Joseph Paul Freije releases new LP ‘Elements of Evidence’

The composer and innovator of experimental music known as Joseph Paul Freije has released his latest full-length record, “Elements of Evidence.” The LP has been proudly published on the Phrygian Music independent record label outside the control of the corporate music industry. Evocative, imaginative, and bursting with sonic color, “Elements of Evidence” is a startling reason for fans of cutting-edge songwriting to pay strict attention to this prolific artist from Hawaii.

Amusingly, a corresponding video for “Elements of Evidence” has also appeared online, purportedly by an extraterrestrial species from another dimension:

At 13 tracks and more than an hour long, “Elements of Evidence” is a very comprehensive tour around Joseph Freije’s imagination. However, as part of a six-album series being released in 2016 alone, “Elements…” only lights up one angle of the Freije vision. Freije’s repertoire extends to jazz, new age, psychedelic, experimental and beyond.

In addition to the above, Joseph Freije’s listening habits include classical, classic rock, big band, bluegrass, alternative, and much, much more. His personal CD library has over 700 albums. This gives an idea of the unbounded vistas available to him when he composes.

“Music is the highest form of spiritual communication that exists,” writes Freije, a man of few words. “The world uses music for purposes that cloud the reality of what music really is: medicine and a reason for living.”

Joseph Paul Freije’s surname is a direct descendant of Phrygia, just as is the artist, himself. In ancient times, Phrygian music was considered orgiastic. It was very popular with the working classes. Prominent examples of the Phrygian mode can be found in the music traditions of Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East and all of North Africa. The Phrygian spirit is at the heart of Freije’s compositions even when his melodies seem least similar to the sound of old.

Fans of Freije’s 2013 “Phrygian Piano and Sound Spiral Part II” record will note that this new “Elements of Evidence” LP is a departure from the improvisational and unorthodox methods employed on the former. Using synth instruments from every part of the postmodern orchestra, Freije’s “Elements of Evidence” belongs in nightclubs, DJ play lists, living rooms, headphones and car stereos alike. Fans of legendary experimental composers like Erik Satie and fans of mainstream digital-music giants like David Guetta will both find fascination and inspiration in “Elements of Evidence.”

“Elements of Evidence” by Joseph Paul Freije is available online worldwide now. Fans of experimental, alternative, and postmodern synth music should get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Evidence-Joseph-Paul-Freije/dp/B01HJQXEEQ/