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Brooklyn Artist, Aradia, Releases New Single – “No One Can Stop You”

Brooklyn-based Musician, Aradia, has an uncanny way of drawing listeners deeper into the crevices of the soul through her multidimensional artistic world that stems from years of traveling the world and deepening her perception of life both within and around her. As an artist who has had her hands in a variety of endeavors, Aradia continues to trek forward with pride as she recently released her latest single, “No One Can Stop You”. Embracing her highs and lows throughout a lyrical journey taking listeners through a hefty dose of motivation, Aradia strips down to bare bones to show the world that there is nothing that could ever get in the way of your desires and dreams other than yourself. Through beautiful songwriting that metaphorically speaks to the wise with a line speaking of a butterfly emerging from chrysalis, Aradia approaches her artistry from her colorful and soulfully rich mind that is alight through the lens of endurance and strength.

If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Charli XCX, Lady Gaga and Halsey then keep an eye on the promising ride ahead for Aradia on Soundcloud.

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Minneapolis Musician, stAlkid, Set to Release New LP: ‘Spooky Tunes, For Lovers and the Dead’

Minneapolis-based Musician, stAlkid, approaches his artistry from a space of inner eccentricity and has given listeners a preview of what’s to come from his upcoming February 14th, 2020 LP, ‘Spooky Tunes, for Lovers and the Dead’, with the release of his lead single, “Dreams in the Witch House”. Meshing a variety of genres for a deep dive into the dark through opening instrumentals that are both intense and mastered to precision, stAlkid’s vocals slowly creep in to showcase the depths of despair that he feels as a lonesome soul who is prone to roam throughout life. “Dreams in the Witch House” is a phenomenal lead track that showcases the eclectic style and passion that stAlkid approaches his work with as he is vulnerable and open with his fans about the opportunities of growth that he has within as he continues to walk down a road of sin.

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If you’re a fan of a mixture of fellow musicians such as Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels and Bright Eyes, then keep an eye on the promising ride ahead for stAlkid on SoundCloud.

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New York Musician, Lachi, Releases New Single – What I Want”

New York Musician, Lachi, has already made her mark in the world of music and beyond  and continues to claim her throne. Exhibiting sheer confidence and surrender to the wonders of her mind and body, Lachi travels through her feelings of romantic love over a banging beat that accompanies her ability to make her mark in any and all genres of music. Through lyrics that make it known loud and clear that she has no fear when it comes to letting an individual go if they can’t manage her beautiful spirit and soul, Lachi explores her sexual desires and sets hearts on fire throughout “What I Want”.

Bringing Julian Javan along for the ride, there’s no denying that Lachi is in her prime. Looking better than ever on the surface, Lachi brings forward her feminine confidence in a way that inspires women viewing her prowess and classy sass. Having a wide array of accolades under her names, Lachi is cementing her flair and continues to grow and mature as a musician. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Toni Braxton, Monica and Destiny’s Child, then keep an eye on the promising ride ahead for Lachi on Soundcloud.

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Swedish Duo, The Other Life, Release New Single – “Moody”

Swedish Electronic Musicians, The Other Life, have escaped the mundane to blast off into a creative world entirely their own throughout their latest single, “Moody”. Crisp production leads the way through a waxing and waning beat that surges through the soul throughout and subliminally influences the loss of control when out it comes to the common pressures of society. Carrying out the industrial and technical element that bands such as Depeche Mode and Joy Division shared throughout their discographies, there is an ancient dose of mystery laced within “Moody” that provides a euphoric rush to listeners that are in tune with themselves beyond the surface.

The mighty talented and obscure musicians who strategically chose to remain elusive are currently signed to Nu Deal Records and is making waves throughout the wide-ranging and fruitful underground music world throughout Europe and more with “Moody”. Thinking forward in regards to protecting personal privacy and energy, the respectfully unknown musicians behind  “Moody” make it seems like a a walk in the park which showcases their skill and determination to create a world bigger than what they currently know. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Joy Division, New Order and The Cure, then keep an eye out on the promising ride ahead for the bundle of mystery that is The Other Life on SoundCloud. And while you’re at it, check out the  Operator S Remix and Joh Gary Remix of “Moody” on YouTube.

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California Rockers, American High, Release New Album – ‘U.N. Article 14’

California Rockers, American High, are back with intent to awaken the masses to the current state of the climate when it comes to injustice throughout their latest full-length release, ‘U.N. Article 14’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.

Kicking off with the first track, “Second Sister”, the guys of American High rock their way into listeners’ hearts with a bold blast of snarky songwriting that points the finger at an individual who has taken the backseat of their own life. The second track, “Cheye Calvo”, instrumentally feels like a Blink 182 track right off bat as lyrics that float in and out of consciousness attempt to confront and hold authorities accountable for their failure to provide proper evidence. “I Can’t Change” is the third track that slows it down with a mellow intro instrumental that feels like it stepped out of a Jimmy Buffett release while the lyrical trajectory takes listeners down the road of contemplation. The fourth track, “Test Pilot”, is an Indie jam that is abounding with minimal instrumentals in the beginning which n shifts into a fury of a chorus that is unexpected yet a showcase of the dynamic range of American High’s approach in the studio.

“Fairfield, CA” is the fifth track that is a lyrical ode to the city that feels like “home” in one of the most beautiful states in the country yet metaphorically creates the impression that home is a woman and feeling. “U.N. Article 14” is the seventh track and title track that is an album highlight that is full of lyrical hope toward a brighter future of freedom ahead. Closing out with “Belly”, vocals that begin sounding like the late and great Tom Petty pour forward over lyrical simplicity that subliminally speaks of the importance of dialing down to what truly matters in your life.


‘U.N. Article 14’ is a politically charged and jam-packed bundle of impressive thought that keeps listeners musing upon what they choose to accept throughout their one precious life experience. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Blink 182, Death Cab For Cutie (instrumentally) and alt-J, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for American High on

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West Coast Indie Folk Musician, Cindy Jollotta, Releases New Single – “Ghosts”

West Coast Indie Folk Musician, Cindy Jollotta, lyrically yearns to turn back the hands of time and get another shot at connecting with an individual who she once perceived differently throughout the release of her latest single, “Ghosts”. Accompanied by a music video that is set amongst a balance of the natural world and the reality of her life back at home, Cindy Jollotta gets down to the bare bones of her feelings throughout “Ghosts” in an inviting and enlightening way for those who are currently experiencing heartbreak.

Having spent some time in Europe on tour in 2018 followed by dates throughout the states which started on December 18th, 2018, Cindy is globetrotting around the world and spreading her love for music in places and environments that captivate the intimacy in which she approaches her musicianship. As a proud supporter of LGBTQ, body positive, sex positive and women in the music industry, Cindy is a thought-leader who has aligned her music with her mission of using her platform to welcome any and all walks of life into her world fully as they are. Carrying a potent degree of mystery while lacing in her roots and musical history, Cindy Jollotta shines throughout “Ghosts” which is her first time spreading her wings and dabbling into a solo project away from her band, The Podunk Poets. Setting the trajectory for what’s to come in 2019, Cindy Jollotta is in exploration mode and her artistic prowess continues to bloom. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as LeAnne Rhymes and Shania Twain, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Cindy Jollotta on Soundcloud.

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Interview: Riding With Killers

Fort Wayne Rockers, Riding With Killers, are a bundle of heart that are set to bring their Rock ‘N’ Roll dreams to life. I caught up with Vocalist/Guitarist, Taylor Roberts, to discuss the release of “Fixing You”, taking pride in his love for animals, what the world can expect from Riding With Killers and more.

Congrats on the release of “Fixing You”. Tell us about your intention for the track and what you learned about yourself throughout the creative process.

First off thank you so much for having RWK on board for an interview. It’s exciting to be a part of Life Beyond the Music! We released the song as a thank you for helping us hit Number One on RockFile Radio with our song “Is Anybody Listening”, which is pretty cool considering we are still in our infancy stage. The song for me represents those toxic people in your life that you try your best to help. You want to fix them because you know they can be better, but sometimes at the end of the day you have to realize you can’t fix them and you have to walk away.  While the song isn’t directed at one person in particular, there were multiple events throughout my life that inspired the song and I think it’s a song that people can relate to at the end of the day. I think the biggest thing I learned from the creative process of this is that I am capable of actually doing this. While I’ve always been active in the behind the scenes stuff, in my previous band I was the guitarist and backup vocalist. I always wanted to sing but I was never able to do what I wanted, which was write songs and get what was in my head and heart out. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to hack it, but once I put myself in that position and forced myself in an unfamiliar territory I realized I’m capable.

Through Riding With Killers, do you feel as though you are able to present yourself artistically in the most honest manner possible?

Absolutely, I’m getting to be me and get what is in my head and heart out finally. I’ve had so much that I’ve wanted to say for so long and I was never able to fully realize that in the previous group. With this new venture, I’m getting to put pen to paper finally and I have plenty to write about. I’m getting to tackle things that have bothered me for years. I get to turn something ugly into something beautiful. I get to use those moments to create art. My mission has always been to do for others what music did for me as a kid, say what I never had the courage to say. To let others know they aren’t alone in the world and that someone else understands. It’s incredibly freeing and I haven’t been this happy or excited in a long time.

Showcasing the human in you, what is a challenging thought that you recently had and were able to overcome over time?

I would say touching back on me being capable of taking on this role as a lead singer/guitarist. I had so many doubts in my head. Can I start over from scratch? Can I play guitar and sing at the same time? Am I truly any good at this? Is it worth pursuing? Am I wasting my time? I had these thoughts surrounding me as I was recording the first 3 tracks for the band. But as I had these doubts in my head, I began to realize, Hey I’m actually doing this, why the fuck have I been doubting myself? Snap the fuck out of it Taylor. I had to beat that into myself over and over until I finally began to believe it. I think a lot of musicians struggle with that because we live in such a critical world. Everyone has an opinion of something even if they have not one single ounce of authority on a subject. It can be grueling, but at the end of the day you have to trust that you are where you’re supposed to be and just go for it.

What is your perception on the digital world that we live in and social media culture?

It’s a double edged sword really. On one hand it’s this incredibly useful tool that allows people the ability to connect with others across the world that they might not have made contact with. You’re able to share your art for free essentially and get the word out like you’ve never been able to before. On the OTHER hand, it’s one of the worst things that has happened to this world. While we can be connected like never before I think it’s bred a level of disconnect that’s put a damper on human interaction. People have found a way to be able to say things without consequence. People sincerely say the worst shit to each other online, mostly without consequence, and it’s truly discomforting. A lot of special moments are lost because everyone has a camera on their phone, they video everything, take photos of everything. It’s almost cheapened the experience that you used to be able to get when people weren’t glued to their phones.

No career path or amount of followers negates the fact that you are a human being that has feelings. Tell us about some parts of you beyond being a musician that you take pride in.

I take pride in my love for animals. My dog Meg is my absolute favorite. I found her on the side of the road in North Mississippi over 3 years ago. She was probably 20 pounds and near death. Something told me that she had to come with me and I worked with her and helped get her to a healthy weight. I got her fur to grow back through many medicated baths, got her embedded collar taken care of, got rid of all the skin issues and trust issues she had. She’s essentially my child and I love her dearly. How someone could treat a creature like Meg so poorly is just beyond me, I’m so glad our paths crossed. I think she saved me just as much as I saved her. Her name is pretty ironic too, because of her situation, I based her name off Meg from Family Guy. In the show no one wants Meg or pays attention to her, but with showing people my Meg’s story, she’s grown her own little fan base and people are really in to her. She’s a doll.

As you are exposed to tons of stimulus, how do you proactively take care of your mental and emotional health when you’re out on the road?

It helps to go to the gym and exercise. Your physical absolutely affects your mental. You have to take care of yourself in order to be able to function to the best of your ability. I try to eat as best as I possibly can, which can be incredibly hard.  But it goes hand in hand with your physical. It all interconnects at the end of the day. The better you treat your body, the better state of mind you’ll be in which leads to a better overall state of happiness.

You have toured with a wide variety of musicians over the past years. Tell us some words of wisdom that you collected along the way.

I’ve for sure been incredibly fortunate to get to do some incredible things, and one of the most common themes/pieces of advice was, be cool to EVERYONE. I think that is probably the most important one. The industry isn’t quite as big as a lot of people would have you believe. Everyone knows everyone, someway, somehow. If you’re a dick, people tend to know. Don’t be a dick.  Another one of my favorite things I was told was “Just be badass”. It seems like a no brainer, but really it’s a good piece of advice. Be badass, and watch things start to happen. Hone your craft and be badass. Don’t give up. That’s probably the worst thing you can do. You’re gonna face rejection, criticism, and people will tell you no, constantly. Everyone no is one step closer to a yes. Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t give up. The only way you get better at something is to keep at it. Eventually you’ll strike gold and you’ll get to where you want to be.

Last but certainly not least, any closing messages for your fans?!

Thank you all so much for the encouragement and support through all of this. It was an insane leap of faith to get where I’m at now and I truly appreciate everyone who has stuck beside me and given me a reason to keep going. I wouldn’t be here without any of you nor would it really mean anything. So truly from the bottom of my heart, thank you. The best is yet to come!

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Brooklyn Rocker, Lord Sonny the Unifier, Set to Release New Album: “Final Notice!”

Brooklyn Rocker, Lord Sonny the Unifier, may be the new kid on the block, but his upcoming full-length release, “Final Notice!”, is set to be dynamically rich way to introduce himself to the world of music and beyond. Having released his first single from the album, “Right in Your I”, Lord Sonny the Unifier refuses to be confined to societies ways and sticks it to the man and those who treat others poorly due to their own insecurities unabashedly throughout the track.

Incorporating the sound of the late 1970’s when the world of Rock ‘N’ Roll was full of human beings who refused to be controlled, the rebellious edge in which Lord Sonny the Unifier approaches his artistry is refreshing to independent thinkers. Through tying in instrumentals that don’t overpower the message and intent of the lyrical trajectory, Lord Sonny the Unifier is ahead of the game and understands that his future is in his hands.

We live in a world full of billions of human beings who are actively living out their own individual lives that have nothing to do with you unless you choose to personalize it. Lord Sonny the Unifier is a newcomer to the music scene that is all about equality and ensuring that those who are treating others well get the same treatment in return. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as The Clash, Dead Kennedys and Queens of the Stone Age, then keep an eye on the promising ride ahead for Lord Sonny the Unifier on Bandcamp.

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Post-Punk Musician, Les Techno, Releases New Single: “Closer Look”

Post-Punk Musician, Les Techno, is back with his latest single entitled “Closer Look”. Giving off the David Bowie energy right from the start, Les Techno has developed a peculiar look and feel that comes out through his artistry fluidly throughout the new track. Theatrically enigmatic and crisp blasts of dark and light carry listeners into a state of trance as Les Techno travels to wondrous depths to portray the slow and therapeutic death of his ego which serves to open the doors to connection with a lover of the past. Balancing instrumental prowess that creates a vibe akin to Rush in their ‘Grace Under Pressure’ days with his lyrical trajectory stating that his past relation with an individual who once captured his heart continues to creep up into his present day with haunting memories that linger through the air, “Closer Look” is Les Techno’s best track yet.

Keeping the energy of the 1980’s alive when the days of black leather jackets, colored hair, cigarettes behind a dumpster and fishnets were at its peak, Les Techno is able to place listeners into a time-warp to when life was simpler and far less complicated as our digital age and time. Les Techno has a technicolor mind that is full of thoughts and dreamy energy that is sublime to both the standardized and creative mind. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Rush, Genesis and David Bowie, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Les Techno on Soundcloud and Spotify.

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New York Rocker, Paul Maged, Releases New Music Video: “The Resistance”

New York Rocker, Paul Maged, has been developing a reputation for showcasing exactly how he feels both visually and artistically through his music and sustains our awareness of his rebellious nature throughout his latest music video and single release, “The Resistance”.

Politically charged and abounding with the showcase of our current reality that has stemmed from our crooked President in the states, Paul has created a music video that is a newsreel of highlights that are abounding with the cold hard facts of the government’s current despicable and unethical intentions and actions. The lyrical trajectory of “The Resistance” carries blasts of hope and influences listeners to push against their known while challenging themselves to go beyond what is perceived as acceptable both artistically and mentally. Rather than succumbing to the common societal standard of leading a brainwashed life abounding with commonalities that tend to cause strife, Paul Maged is a force and independent thinker that is able to sleep at night knowing that he is true to his core.

The final piece of Paul’s musical trilogy stemming from his two latest EP’s, ‘Light Years Away’ and ‘The Glass River’, is set to drop in 2019. Having grown tremendously as an artist over the past year, Paul is refining his style and creating a trademark of rebellion that is enlightening, refreshing and needed. If you’re a fan of mixture of fellow musicians such as Rage Against The Machine, Billy Joel and Billy Idol then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Paul Maged on Spotify.

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