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6 MINUTES WITH: G Matthews


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When G Matthews calls herself an independent artist, she means a whole lot more than how her music gets released. You can hear her strength, individuality and unfettered spirit in every song.

The Southern California native brings together alternative rock with street-smart pop and irresistible rhythms, creating an unshakable foundation for her heartfelt lyrics. It’s a sound that could only have grown from the Golden State while being uniquely G.

G always knew she was going to be a performer. It’s funny now to remember how badly she bombed her first audition, but that flop was what made her realize that raw talent needed to be honed by training and practice. By age 19, G thought dance would fill her need for creativity, so she shifted her attentions and became a backup dancer. She was on stage performing, but she was not following her dream, so after a few years G put away her Capezios and explored other avenues of expression.

As she pondered the void she felt in her life, G’s thoughts kept returning to singing. She found herself mentally replaying one particular evening, the night she saw No Doubt perform live and watched a woman take charge of a band that wholeheartedly rocked out. And when that front woman, Gwen Stefani, sang “Trapped in a Box,” G felt like those lyrics were describing her own life.

G knew these thoughts meant she had to seize the moment and focus on the dream she’d had from the very beginning. She returned to using her voice, but this time with a maturity that required her to practice, learn, study, and practice some more. Soon she was getting gigs as a back-up vocalist and exercising her powers by interpreting other people’s songs.

G recently made the leap to creating her own original music, so now fans can hear her journey for themselves in songs like “Backtrack,” “Chasing Happy” and “Judge Me Not” from her debut LP, Chasing Happy. You can also catch her in action around Los Angeles while she brings her inimitable live experience to venues including the world famous Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room, and The Mint.

By Emily, on February 10th, 2017, under 6 Minutes With, G Matthews, Singers // Comments Off on 6 MINUTES WITH: G Matthews


PROMO: Alec Benjamin releases “The Water Fountain”

Hellllllooooooooooo world!!

I have a lot of things to tell you but I can’t talk about any of them yet, so I’m distracting myself with new tunes. A few months back I did an email interview with Alec Benjamin (which I’m linking here) and it was great because I feel like even though we weren’t actually talking to each other, we somehow bonded over the fact that Jar Jar Binks is worthy of love. Unless he was joking. Then I guess I’m back to square one. Regardless, while my friend Blake and I were in LA, we randomly ran into to Alec and his manager (Titus — how frickin’ rad of a name is that?!) on Hollywood Blvd one afternoon. They’re some very friendly folk, even after we told them we were going to a cemetery.

I don’t think he remembered me from the interview but that’s okay. I have one of those faces.

That’s not reason for this post though.

The reason for this post is to get you to listen to Alec’s new song, “The Water Fountain”. As you know, if you frequent my blog at all, I usually post new songs, videos, etc. for bands and singers that I enjoy. So click the photo above to go on a musical journey. 10/10 would recommend. It will give you clearer skin and add 50 years to your life span.

By Emily, on April 21st, 2016, under Promo, Singers // Comments Off on PROMO: Alec Benjamin releases “The Water Fountain”


MUSIC VIDEO: Kaylee Johnston – Getting Over You

My pop princess has done it again!!!! My absolutely wonderful friend, Kaylee Johnston, has released a new video for her single “Getting Over You” and it’s pure empowering pop bliss. I hope you like it! Make sure you follow Kaylee on Twitter and pick up her song on iTunes.

By Emily, on April 19th, 2016, under Kaylee Johnston, Promo // Comments Off on MUSIC VIDEO: Kaylee Johnston – Getting Over You


6 MINUTES WITH: Loren Smith

Loren Smith is an advocate for anti-bullying, his new single “Always Remember” is dedicated to the cause. His other single “Beautiful Smile”, the video is packed with dancing and positivity.

Click the photo above to read our short and sweet interview with him!

By Emily, on December 5th, 2015, under 6 Minutes With, Interviews, Loren Smith // Comments Off on 6 MINUTES WITH: Loren Smith


INTERVIEW: Alec Benjamin

So, it would seem that Alec Benjamin is in the 5% of Star Wars fans that wouldn’t deck me over the head for owning a Jar Jar Binks lunchbox. Which I still bring to work everyday, by the way. My personal vendetta against Jar Jar haters aside, I hope you guys enjoy the new interview with this (hilarious) up and coming singer.

Alec is signed with Columbia Records, but aside from that, he is pretty stoked on the fact that he can devour an entire extra large cheese pizza in one sitting — and rightly so. If you want to learn more, click the photo above to read the interview. The page also includes his social media links so you can stalk him online, because that’s always fun. In the sidebar, you’ll find the lyric video for his single, Paper Crown, so you can jam as you absorb information.

By Emily, on December 2nd, 2015, under Interviews, Music, Singers // Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Alec Benjamin