Tyler Johnson releases new EP album ‘Three Creations by Tyler Johnson’

The songwriter and composer of symphonic music known as Tyler Johnson has released his latest official EP album, “Three Creations by Tyler Johnson.” The EP album contains three original Tyler Johnson tracks for an approximate total listening time of 10 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Narrative, cinematic, and sweeping in its evocative range and scale, “Three Creations” showcases Tyler Johnson as one of the most intriguing contemporary composers of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Napa Valley, Calif.’s Tyler Johnson writes, “Art comes from life experience. My influences come from difficult times I have lived through. I wish to express them through a creative medium.”

Tyler Johnson’s style will likely appeal to fans of contemporary classical music as well as to aficionados of film scores by artists like Hans Zimmer and John Williams. With an emphasis on sonic texture and emotional color, “Three Creations by Tyler Johnson” by Tyler Johnson has a little something for every fan of symphony.

In describing the overall themes of “Three Creations by Tyler Johnson,” the artist writes, “That’s really up to listeners to decide. I can’t say for certain. It’s like asking how someone perceives your child. Everyone’s reaction will be different.

The general atmosphere of the ‘3 Creations’ album is one of a more dark tone and rich timbres, with a bit of excitement and film score. They are three parts of very different time periods in my life which have no correlation to one another.”

Tyler Johnson’s sole teacher at piano is USC Thornton School of Music alumna Carolyn Long. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Herb Alpert Scholarship, the Jerry Goldsmith Film Composing Scholarship, and several Musician of the Year awards at music festivals.

Johnson studied Pre-College Division Classical Piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in his sophomore year of high school, as well as Audio Engineering and Recording Arts at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, and Harmony and Composition at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris. He later worked at the Discovery Channel in Los Angeles composing music and implementing sound effects into television programs.

Tyler has also traveled the world as a pianist, music director and conductor aboard world-class cruise ships and has conducted Mamma Mia, Grease the Musical, Chicago, Hairspray, and others. He has composed for TV, film, and video games.

Three Creations by Tyler Johnson” by Tyler Johnson is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Three Creations by Tyler Johnson” by Tyler Johnson –


https://www.amazon.com/Three-Creations-Tyler-Johnson/dp/B07MQYG1Y5/

Tyler Johnson Official Website –

http://www.tylerjohnsonmusic.com

Carat releases new LP album ‘Eternity’

The hip-hop performer known as Carat has released his latest official full-length album, “Eternity.” The LP album contains 13 original Carat tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Packed with gritty, aggressive urban poetry, “Eternity” showcases Carat as one of the most uniquely memorable hip-hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Las Vegas’s Carat cites as main artistic influences J. Cole, Joey Bada$$, Boogie, Nas, and Tupac Shakur. Notably, the rapper also cites himself, Carat, among his influences, a sign of the individualistic streak which runs throughout his new LP.

Carat’s own sound takes elements from each of these and proves without doubt that the LV rap underground has a character all its own. This is ironic because the rapper himself calls his local scene “washed up” in Track 6. Listeners of “Eternity” will beg to differ, no doubt, with Carat’s performance on the record standing as evidence to the contrary.

With an emphasis on autobiography, direct and deliberate songwriting, and line after line of lyrical gymnastics, “Eternity” by Carat has a little something for every hip-hop fan both at home and abroad.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Eternity,” Carat writes, “That I’m a chaotic, creative, loving person who wants nothing more but the world to come to its senses.”

This colorful creativity, unpredictability, and legitimate compassion for people at large can be heard in both Carat’s word choice and delivery. Having heard the record, listeners can tell it’s not egotism, but rather a true appreciation for the art of rhythm and rhyme when Carat says:

There is so much emotion in this album it’s indescribable. It’s an angry, inspiring, frustrating album. Yet so beautifully pieced.”

Carat has been headlining shows since 2016. His debut official music video, “Clout,” received fan and critical acclaim in 2017, solidifying his place at the top of the LV underground scene. His second video appeared in May 2018, one single from “Eternity,” “F-ck That” (link provided below). This was followed by “Deceit,” “True Colors” and “Time Out,” each of which added to his growing fan base. When he surprised his fans on Instagram 3 February 2019 with the release of “Eternity,” the record hit approximately a thousand Spotify listens within 24 hours.

Carat still lives in the hood.

“On my momma,” he writes.

Eternity” by Carat is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Eternity” by Carat –

https://www.amazon.com/Eternity-Explicit-Carat/dp/B07MXX56H7/

F-ck That” Official Video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslG3LFv5JI

“Time Out” Official Video –

https://youtu.be/00P5u0v1mWo

Numan Cole releases new single ‘Mid Scream’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and electro-pop known as Numan Cole has released his latest official single, “Mid Scream.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Hot Lemonade record label. Genre-crossing, based on a rock-solid back beat and 100% radio-ready, “Mid Scream” showcases Numan Cole as one of the most intriguing pop and hip hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Numan Cole cites as main artistic influences a melange of rock, pop and electronica artists. These include Prince, Depeche Mode, Queen, INXS, Muse, Portishead, and Chemical Brothers. Numan Cole’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds his own ultra-slick studio production and uncommon ecological conscientiousness.

“Environmentally conscious hip hop?” leads a current Numan Cole press release. “Is it possible?”

With an emphasis on snappy, futuristic songwriting, catchy hooks, and ultra-contemporary tones and themes, “Mid Scream” by Numan Cole has a little something for all today’s music fans. It has also been released with an official music video (link provided below).

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Mid Scream,” Hot Lemonade writes: “Mid Scream has a catchy production, but it also has a very personal sound. It explores the frustration of having regrets in life, and it follows a unique storyline, telling the tale of someone who knocked over a young woman in a car and returned to save her life. This is a powerful metaphor that relates to how we, as humans, are harming nature, and we are reaching a point of no return with pollution and environmental abuse. Can we turn back and save our Mother Earth who is dying in our arms whilst in Mid Scream?”

The work of Numan Cole can be called concept art. His entire body of music – and his persona as a whole, in fact – describes an ongoing story much like David Bowie enacted with Ziggy Stardust.

An official bio for Numan Cole available at the Hot Lemonade website describes him as “a digital prophet who was created in the year one million A.D by the most advanced A.I system at the time.” Following nuclear catastrophe on Earth, “Numan’s digital soul gained full consciousness one night as the the feelings of grief and loss manifested after witnessing the death of the last human in his arms. Confused and alone, Numan decided to time travel back to today and warn human’s of the consequences of their actions through music and film.”

Other listeners have described Numan Cole as combining “intelligent and poignant lyrics with beautifully enduring melodies” and “going for a really genuine and diverse sound. If you enjoy hip- hop with a diverse twist, [Mid Scream] is going to be right up your alley.”

Mid Scream has reached No. 1 on the Drooble Top-50 Hip Hop Charts. Drooble is a social media platform with over 63,000 music artists for members.

Be sure also not to miss high-definition videos from Numan Cole available for free viewing and listening at the official Numan Cole website (also provided below).

Mid Scream” by Numan Cole on the Hot Lemonade label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Mid Scream” by Numan Cole –


https://song.link/midscream

Numan Cole Official Website –

https://www.numancole.com/

Mid Scream” Official Music Video –


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZK_pOlNOtM

Lady Najm releases new single ‘Black Girl Magic’

The songwriter and producer of Hip Hop known as Lady Najm has released a new official single, “Black Girl Magic.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the 36Five Music Group record label. Aggressive, deep in the groove, and more than a little exotic, “Black Girl Magic” showcases Lady Najm as one of the most intriguing pop and hip-hop artists of the year so far and promises that Lady Najm has plenty more where that came from.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, the Bronx, NYC’s Lady Najm writes, “As a writer and entertainer I’ve always highly respected Missy Elliot’s works through Lady Najm’s career. As an emcee I appreciate artists like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and Jay Z. As a multi-talented performer, Lauryn Hill has always been an inspiration.”

Lady Najm’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds a little Caribbean flair for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on rhythm, rhymes, and a double dose of female empowerment, “Black Girl Magic” by Lady Najm has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Black Girl Magic,” Lady Najm says, “This song is an anthem celebrating the brilliance, strength and perseverance of melanated girls and women across the globe! This song was inspired by and dedicated to all of the magical women in my life and those I have yet to meet.”

An artist from an early age, Lady Najm grew up writing Poetry and playing instruments such as the Piano, Drums, and Trombone, which Lady Najm plays professionally today. In addition to Lady Najm’s vocal instrumental skills, Lady Najm is also a model, an actress, and co-star of Off-Broadway musicals such as “The Wiz.” Lady Najm has written, performed and acted in commercials for cable TV, as well as having appeared live at Webster Hall, Stephen Talkhouse, Milk River, Bowery Electric, and more.

“Black Girl Magic” is a bonus track coming hot on the heels of Lady Najm’s popular September 2018 EP album, “Pretty Much.”

Black Girl Magic” by Lady Najm on the 36Five Music Group label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, pop and Hip Hop fans.

Black Girl Magic” by Lady Najm –

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N7F76RG/

Lady Najm Official Instagram –

@TheRealNajm

36Five Music Group Official Website –

https://36fivebrand.com/

Alt-rocker Paula Punch releases new single ‘Move Over’

Australian alt-rocker Paula Punch has released her new official single, “Move Over.” The track comes on the heels of her popular December 2018 single, “Tonight,” August 2018 track, “Holy Water,” and her debut LP album, “Don’t Look Down,” which also dropped summer of ’18. Like the rest of her rapidly growing repertoire, “Move Over” has been proudly published on the Punch Park indie label without strings to the corporate music industry. Bluesy, rocking, and featuring a root-pure blend of acoustic and clean electric sounds beneath raw, heartfelt vocals, “Move Over” is the latest example of Paula Punch’s rise skyward .

Sydney’s Paula Punch has cited as influences Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Chrissy Hind, Francoise Hardy, Bob Dylan, Ed Kuepper and Ron Sexsmith. Paula Punch’s style has range, moving from release to release with occasionally startling alacrity, and she has hinted that she expects her body of work after “Don’t Look Down” to shift. If “Move Over” represents this change, it’s one toward classic blues rock more than toward her more ’90s alternative tendencies, as the above roster of legends suggests.

In any case, captained by Punch’s strong, yet unassuming vocals, and backed by poppy bass lines and subtle, ’60s-style organ chords (think Monkees) “Move Over” by Paula Punch showcases her uniquely natural songwriting and tasteful studio production perhaps more than ever.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Move Over,” Paula Punch writes, “It speaks about a woman taking control of her life, and coming into her own power.”

This theme of feminine empowerment is one which runs throughout the Punch catalog. This makes sense, seeing as how Punch writes music organically and often gets inspiration from her own experiences, which happen to run in this vein.

I thought it was too late for me to release my music, but I soon realized that I was the main one stopping me!” writes Punch in a recent press release. “That was a turning point. I am now determined to release and perform my own music whatever. I also felt it was time to help make a cultural change – to be an example that you can make music at any age.”

Punch also sings for her live band, The Fireflys, featuring Robin Gist on electric guitar, Marko Simec on keyboards, Mike Rix on bass and Tim O’Driscoll on drums. The Fireflys will perform at the “Move Over” launch party at Django Camelot 7 February 2019.

Move Over” by Paula Punch on the Punch Park label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Move Over” by Paula Punch –


https://www.amazon.com/Move-Over-Explicit-Paula-Punch/dp/B07N7HR1R1/

Paula Punch Official Website –

https://www.paulapunch.com/

Lynne Ferguson releases new album ‘Lo Siento Mi Vida’ feat. Tracy Nelson

Lynne Ferguson has released her latest official album, “Lo Siento Mi Vida.” The title track features a performance from fellow blues legend, Tracy Nelson.

The album contains 11 Lynne Ferguson tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Zombie Pile record label. Heartfelt, narrative, and filled with the original folk music spirit, “Lo Siento Mi Vida” showcases Lynne Ferguson as a tried and true singer-songwriter with plenty of stories to tell and a genuine voice with which to tell them.

Suquamish, WA’s Lynne Ferguson cites as main artistic influences Ella Fitzgerald, Tracy Nelson, and Mavis Staples. Lynne Ferguson’s own style is likely to appeal to fans of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Billy Jo Spears, and other founders of the original Americana sound. With an emphasis on traditional song structures, true-to-life themes, and her natural, unassuming vocals, “Lo Siento Mi Vida” by Lynne Ferguson has a little something for everybody.

Lo Siento Mi Vida” is the 17th official release from Lynne Ferguson. It is her most prominent release since her seasonal EP, “Winter Songs,” and popular “Everybody Lies” single which is included on this new LP album (both 2013). Proceeds from “Lo Siento Mi Vida” benefit her Native Horsemanship Youth Program (NHYP) which she founded and directs from her home on the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

“I am retired from touring,” Ferguson says of this, “but I record and do limited concerts to support the NHYP.”

A bona-fide veteran of folk and country-western music, Lynne Ferguson has been writing and performing music for decades. She has recorded with Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, Eddie Bayers, Clayton Ivey (the Wrecking Crew) and many more. Her career found strong, early support in the form of avid Lynne Ferguson advocate and blues legend, Taj Mahal, with whom she toured as his opening act.

Taj Mahal invited me to open several of his shows and sent me great songs to record,” writes Ferguson, “songs by the then-unknown Lyle Lovett. Since then I have raised my five children and some nieces and nephews playing music for a living. It’s been wonderful.”

Lo Siento Mi Vida” by Lynne Ferguson on the Zombie Pile label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, folk and country fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Lo Siento Mi Vida” by Lynne Ferguson –

https://www.amazon.com/Lo-Siento-Vida-Lynne-Ferguson/dp/B07L6WK418/

Native Horsemanship Youth Program (NHYP) –

https://nativehorsemanship.org/

J. Oskar releases new LP album ‘Magic of Nature – Forests of Finland’

The songwriter and producer of orchestral music known as J. Oskar has released his latest official full-length album, “Magic of Nature – Forests of Finland.” The album contains no fewer than 22 original J. Oskar tracks for an approximate total listening time of an hour and 15 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the J. Oskar Music Production record label. Sweeping, soaring, and lending itself to myriad mental images, “Magic of Nature – Forests of Finland” showcases J. Oskar as one of the most intriguing music composers of 2019 so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Finland’s J. Oskar cites as main artistic influences Secret Garden, Jon Lord, Mike Oldfield, and Hans Zimmer. J. Oskar’s own sound takes elements from each of these for a blend of classical and cinematic music which both narrates sonic stories and paints musical landscapes in the mind. With an emphasis on melodic interplay with interesting chord progressions and refreshing, often surprising choices of instruments, “Forests of Finland” by J. Oskar has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe his artistic aims for “Forests of Finland,” J. Oskar writes, “You can feel a magic of nature while listening this album. This music depicts world of nature. The style of the music is very unique. This music blends several music styles: film score, contemporary classical, and relaxing music.”

This last point about Oskar’s “…Finland” album cannot be overstated. The record is not accidentally relaxing, but rather was composed specifically to work as a mellowing agent of sound as well as being a work of musical art on its own merits.


“Soothing music reduces stress and creates a balance of mind,” writes J. Oskar of this. “Music is the food for the soul because it touches this happy place deep inside our heart. Relaxing music can also ease pain, make the heart beat with a smooth rhythm, improve the flow of blood to heart and brain, and improve sleep.”

Magic of Nature – Forests of Finland” by J. Oskar on the J. Oskar Music Production label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, classical and film score fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Forests of Finland” by J. Oskar –

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-nature-Forests-J-Oskar/dp/B07LFVWFMJ/

J. Oskar Official Website –

https://j-oskar.net/