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Bringin' It Backwards: podcast – giving driven musicians the invaluable insight they need to succeed in the music industry, by revealing how legendary musicians achieved stardom.

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    Interview with EKOH

    Interview with EKOH

    We had the pleasure of interviewing EKOH over Zoom video!

    Branded with the label of HEART HOP by loyal fans who saw something different in his style of hip hop. True emotional lyrics along with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show, Ekoh has something that hip hop music hasn’t seen in a long time, TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART OF HIP HOP MUSIC.

    A songwriter who can blur the lines between genres to create a truly amazing music experience. Blending hip hop with alt rock and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener. “My music is about embracing REAL LIFE, the struggle, the good times, the frustration, the anger, the heartache. It’s all real because it's all true. I have felt and experienced it all.” His unique sound and voice has gained a loyal following and has taken the scene by storm.

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    • 46 min
    Interview with Donna Lewis

    Interview with Donna Lewis

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Lewis over Zoom video!

    The new album ‘Rooms With A View’ is a collaboration between celebrated singer and songwriter Donna Lewis and renowned electronic artist and producer Holmes Ives.

    More than just an album though, the record documents Donna’s year long journey through breast cancer: “Cancer was the un-invited messenger, the darkdweller who I sought to banish with the love of my family, brilliant doctors and my art”.

    In 2021 Donna Lewis was about to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her breakthrough smash hit single ‘I Love You, Always Forever’ and her debut album, ‘Now In A Minute’ when a routine medical check up, (delayed by the pandemic), brought her the news that no-one ever wants to hear.

    All plans in place to mark the anniversary, the tour dates, the live TV special, the remixes, were all put on hold to deal with more urgent matters. Donna then spent the next year or so undergoing treatment and surgery, all the while actively writing and recording, before finally late in 2022 she felt ready to prepare for releasing new music once again.

    Donna had been introduced to the work of electronic artist and producer Holmes Ives in 2021 when he had created a reworking of a piano vocal track she had released called ‘I Told You So’. Since then she had always wanted to further collaborate with him so when it came time to get creative again she suggested they write maybe 2 or 3 tracks together as a potential release for the two of them.

    All done remotely, they have yet to meet in person, musical ideas were passed back and forth and Holmes worked up tracks for Donna to write lyrics to.

    As Donna began the creative writing process, she soon realised that without any intent to do so, every set of lyrics going down on the page all represented a different chapter of what she had experienced over the preceding year. Some cryptically capture the trauma and the fear of the diagnosis and treatment while others were observational recollections of more mundane aspects, such as her favorite nurse or the different views from the various treatment rooms. What had been intended to be a four track EP now became an album as how the chapters of the story unfolded made it impossible to convey this momentous journey in anything less.

    “The instrumental tracks that Holmes Ives sent me coaxed the lyrics from the pages of my journals and inspired an album of stories, unlocking fears, and the climb to a healthier me -mind, body and spirit”

    Donna’s strong and inspiring lyrics, enhanced by her expressive vocal prowess which she has become famous for, married seamlessly with the driving rhythmic dimensions of Holmes Ives stunning sound-beds and has resulted in an awe -inspiring testament of strength, gratitude and facing fears. As well as providing an immensely satisfying musical listening experience, it also relays support and inspiration to anyone who needs it, no matter whatever the reasons in this ever more challenging world of today.

    “It is an offering of hope for anyone going through a dark tunnel. I am forever grateful to share it with you”.

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    • 59 min
    Interview with Evan Honer

    Interview with Evan Honer

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Evan Honer over Zoom video!

    Singer/songwriter Evan Honer recently released his new album Fighting For through Cloverdale Records. The release is the follow-up to his 2023 debut West on I-10, which was met with sudden acclaim through sheer organic connection with audiences, garnering millions of streams worldwide, over 2.6 million monthly listeners, and leading to sold-out headline tours across the country and into Europe. That whirlwind period is captured on Fighting For. Co-produced by Honer with longtime collaborators Stephen Myers and Jon Notar, it's a coming-of-age record that asks hard questions and offers no easy answers. Instead, it embraces the conflicting swirl of emotions that come with early adulthood, from exhilaration to uncertainty. 

    Evan Honer was still a college student in Southern California when his music — a mix of acoustic folk, indie-Americana, and alternative pop, delivered by a young songwriter who's never been afraid to blur the boundaries between genres — began earning a global audience. It happened fast. One minute, he was uploading performance videos to social media with little response. The next, he was a viral success, earning 50 million streams with his version of the Tyler Childers deep cut "Jersey Giant" and building a following with his original music. On graduation day, Honer released West On I-10, which quickly led to collaborations with Liam St. John, Wyatt Flores, Vincent Mason, and more, as well as sold-out shows across America and Europe. 

    Fighting For captures the zeitgeist of 20something life during the 2020s. It's a soundtrack for young adults navigating the long road from past to present, looking to make some sense of the relationships, regrets, and romances they encounter along the way. Appropriately, Honer recorded the album on the move, finding small windows of time between gigs to capture these songs in small studios, churches, living rooms, and even AirBnbs. After the overwhelming success of West on I-10, he had opportunities to do things differently, including seven-figure offers from virtually every major record label, along with A-list Grammy-winning producers vying to work with a young musician who'd already earned 200 million streams on his own. Instead, he opted to turn them all down, stay independent, start his own label Cloverdale Records, and build a community of like-minded and hard-working artists willing to bet on themselves.

    Stacked high with acoustic-driven songs and plugged-in performances, Fighting For shows just how wide Evan Honer's musical reach can be. This is music for campfires, festival stages, and everywhere in between, delivered with a rare mix of urgency and poise. It's music rooted in Honer's personal experience, yet still filled with universal stories about punching one's way to the next round.

    This summer and fall, Honer will hit the road in support of Fighting For with dates that will take him across the US and Europe. For the full list of shows and to purchase tickets, visit www.evanhoner.com/tour.

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    • 43 min
    Interview with Brooke Alexx

    Interview with Brooke Alexx

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Brooke Alexx over Zoom video!

    Rising pop starlet Brooke Alexx announced her anticipated debut album BIG MOUTH. Available everywhere on October 4, 2024, the project will introduce the world Brooke Alexx as she shares handpicked stories from her own life experiences through an honest yet lighthearted lens. Pre-save BIG MOUTH HERE.

    “Each song is meant to feel like hot goss I’m sharing with a close friend” Brooke affirms. “This album is me opening my ‘big mouth’ and not holding anything back. I want you to feel like I’m finally saying that thing you’ve been biting your tongue about.”

    In addition to announcing the album, Brooke released her new single “Younger Guys,” an upbeat, summery anthem about how Brooke finds herself constantly crushing on guys who are younger than her. Listen to “Younger Guys” HERE. 

    “It’s a summer vibe,” Brooke notes. “I always end up dating boys who are younger than me by a few years. They tend to not take things as seriously and bring out my fun side, which is kind of refreshing for me. Maybe ‘age is just a number’ after all.”

    “Younger Guys” follows Brooke’s last single “Hot Like You,” a track originally written about Brooke’s own sisters, who she considers to be gorgeous and “hot,” but that also carries a deeper meaning rooted in female-empowerment. Brooke finds herself surrounded by amazing women and “Hot Like You” is Brooke’s ode to them.  

    Celebrated by her growing worldwide audience for her candid, catchy songwriting, Brooke was recently awarded the first-place prize in American Songwriter’s Song Contest for her viral pop hit “All My Exes’ Moms.” The clever earworm has organically garnered over 25 million total streams since it was released in 2022.  

    Ahead of her album release, Brooke will be hitting the road with Arrows in Action this summer.

    Upcoming Dates:

    June 25 – Ace of Cups / Columbus, OH
    June 26 – Hi-Fi / Indianapolis, IN
    June 28 – The Intersection / Grand Rapids, MI
    June 29 – Rec Room / Buffalo, NY
    June 30 – Empire Live / Albany, NY
    July 2 – The Webster / Hartford, CT
    July 3 – Palladium / Worcester, MA
    July 6 – Asbury Lanes / Asbury Park, NJ
    July 8 – Music Hall of Williamsburg / Brooklyn, NY
    July 9 – Ottobar / Baltimore, MD
    July 11 – Amos’ Southend / Charlotte, NC
    July 12 – The Social / Orlando, FL
    July 14 – Cannery Hall / Nashville, TN

    Stay tuned for more news to come on the rising pop artist.

    About Brooke Alexx:

    Brooke Alexx’s music unfolds like the most candid conversation you’ve ever had. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. Instead, she’s comfortable sharing all the ups and downs of twenty-something life, whether it be lamenting how bad it sucks to breakup on vacation, celebrating her exes’ moms, or pondering how to balance career, love, and everything in between. Her dynamic voice belies a gentle girl-next-door charm and razor-sharp songwriting instincts, making her brand of pop as clever as it is catchy. After quietly generating over 35 million streams and earning acclaim from FLAUNT and Melodic Magazine, she invites you to listen in on the conversation through her music.  

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    • 50 min
    Interview with Chrissy Chlapecka

    Interview with Chrissy Chlapecka

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Chrissy Chlapecka over Zoom video!

    The princess of girlie pop, Chrissy Chlapecka just drreleased her highly anticipated debut EP Girlie Pop. The debut collection is quintessential Chrissy, with an explosion of joyfully queer and cheeky pop songs like “I’m Really Pretty” (Rolling Stone), sapphic cheerleader anthem “Verse” (Rolling Stone), cheeky “10 Boyfriends” and more.

    When asked what the EP means to her, Chrissy says

    “Girlie Pop is a collection of songs that represent my love for humor, theatrics and high camp hyperfemininity. With my debut EP, I wanted the world to know what kind of artist I am - one who pushes boundaries in a cheeky yet extremely thoughtful way. My musical theatre roots are all over this project, and I’m honored to share it with the world.”

    Alongside the vibrant debut EP drop is an ambitious, single-take, music video for “Sugar” - where Chrissy the actress confidently dives into her theater roots, delivering a dynamic performance bold enough for the stage. “I knew I wanted to show off my love for musical theatre one way or another on this project” Chrissy shared. “I love creating visuals, but the visuals I know best are all one take. I put my team up to the challenge, and although there was hesitation with logistics at first, we all knew we could accomplish this. Sugar is the dramatic, raw, camp, over the top side of Chrissy that’s been within me since I first ever stepped onstage at 8 years old. This is who I am, and who you will see more of down the line with my work.”

    Following Rolling Stone’s Brightest Pop Stars to Watch in 2023, Chrissy was recently highlighted on PEOPLE’s 2024 Spring Emerging Artists List. The queer icon will hit the road on tour this pride season, kicking off at Solid Pink Disco a sold out EP release show in LA and hitting major cities, with stops at cultural hubs like The Grammy Museum along the way.

    You may have seen Chrissy’s gorgeous mug as the face of “Bimbo-Feminism” in The New York Times, PAPER, Interview, NYLON, or in the year of Barbies and Bimbos, on a...

    • 48 min
    Interview with St. Lundi

    Interview with St. Lundi

    We had the pleasure of interviewing St. Lundi over Zoom video!

    At the age of 20, St. Lundi left his hometown of Hayling Island (off the coast of Portsmouth, UK), to follow his dream of becoming an artist. Employment opportunities were limited on ‘The Island’ and he whilst working in a petrol station and living with his grandparents, he left with under £100 in his bank account, booking a 1 way ticket to London.He soon ran out of money and played an open mic night, where luckily he was spotted by some Australian backpackers who offered him a couch to stay on for as long as he wants in their shared digs. This couch became St. Lundi’s home for the next 9 months, intermittently being relegated to sleeping in a stairwell when his hosts were partying. 

    He soon found a job as a teaching assistant at a local school for children with learning disabilities and started building a life for himself, whilst gracing the stages of basement venues and open mic nights throughout London in the evenings.

    At this point, he was spotted by the label owner of Good Taste Recordings and after signing, they started working on a debut EP in late 2019. St. Lundi’s debut single was released in March 2020, one week before the UK entered full lockdown.

    Whilst this spelled disaster for many, it was an excellent opportunity for St. Lundi to hone his skills as a songwriter. He was set up with a home studio and booked in for several remote writing sessions a week over this lockdown period. After just a couple of months, his first big break happened, with Kygo taking a song he wrote called ‘To Die For’ and releasing it on his 2020 Gold selling album ‘Golden Hour’. Later this year, he also featured on Seeb’s Platinum awarded album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’ with a song called ‘Colourblind’.

    In 2021, St. Lundi wrote his top performing song to date titled ‘Nights Like This’. The song documents his first date with his first (and only) love Josefine. The song entered the radio charts in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Portugal, as well as amassing over 70 million streams to date. Fans from all over the world have used this song as a first dance at their weddings and soundtracked their romances, a fact that he is very proud of.

    In 2022, with the world opening back up again, St. Lundi focussed on building a live following and played around 100 shows across Europe, supporting Kodaline, Tom Gregory and Leon, whilst working on new material in his rare downtime. This culminated in his debut headline tour, pulling small but enthusiastic audiences of 100-150 people a night across the UK, BeNeLux and GSA in Feb 2023. Around this time, he released ‘Ready To Be Loved’, which was the first song to be presented to UK radio and instantly picked up B-list rotation on BBC Radio 2. This was followed by another GSA tour with German chart-topping ClockClock and another single ‘Fall’, which was again added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist.

    Throughout 2023, St. Lundi has perfected his debut album ‘The Island’, which is set out now! 

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