Indie Roundup | 36 Songs For A Damn Good Wednesday

Maximize your midweek with Texas Gentlemen, Van Etten & Homme & plenty more.

Texas Gentlemen take it to the max, Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme are high on Lowe, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ashley McBryde salute the outlaws, S.G. Goodman toasts the old times and more in today’s Roundup. Be sure to scroll down to catch more winners from Louis Jucker & Coilguns, King Bull and Radio Radio. Pretty damn good for a Wednesday, if I do say so myself. And I do.



1 | Texas Gentlemen | Bare Maximum

THE PRESS RELEASE:The Texas Gentlemen will release Floor It!!! on July 17. The 13-song set was produced by Matt Pence (Jason Isbell, John Moreland, Midlake) and recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, Niles City Sound in Ft. Worth, TX and Pence’s own EchoLab Studios in Denton, TX. The band’s sound is steeped in ‘60s and ‘70s rock & pop with elements of funk, soul, country, R&B, southern rock and gospel (just about all of them played in churches early on). The album includes woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz, to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry all within its first 10 minutes. There’s a dreamy, spacey, and occasionally progressive element to what they do that seems to detach the music from belonging to any particular place and time. It’s a rich and righteous ride. Today they share the video for the instrumental jam Bare Maximum. Co-Frontman Daniel Creamer said “We put on some primary colors, had our fair share of beers, sprayed blood on our faces, went for a nighttime jog, and next thing you know we had the number one music video of 2020. At least that’s what I’m assuming is going to happen.”

2 | Sharon Van Etten | (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? feat. Joshua Homme

THE PRESS RELEASE:Sharon Van Etten and Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) have collaborated on a cover of Nick Lowe’s (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? Today, they present the song’s video, directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin. Filmed in quarantine, it features heartening clips of Van Etten and Homme with their families, as well as glimpses of Nick Lowe and Zach Dawes. Homme explains their collaboration further: “I went to a Courtney Barnett Valentine’s Day concert that Sharon Van Etten was playing as one of a veritable buffet of musicians. She opened her mouth and my mind exploded — that voice, like fresh cream… with a hint of fine grit. When a week later the opportunity arose to sing with her, I jumped at it. This was of course before we had any idea that the world would be going into hiding for months. Recording this song had nothing to do with what we’d be going through… until we started going through it. In these times, it’s a blessing to feel lucky even for a moment… and I feel lucky to have been able to work with Sharon, Zach Dawes, Michael Shuman, Matthew Siskin and our families.”

3 | Ray Wylie Hubbard | Outlaw Blood feat. Ashley McBryde

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Earthy, real, funky, unabashed, Ray Wylie Hubbard’s records have been swapped and played on the road by everyone from Blackberry Smoke and Georgia Satellites to Black Stone Cherry. That passion for the man who’s as much a renegade poet as a roadhouse saint brought together an eclectic mix of guests for Co-Starring, due July 10. Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, The Black CrowesChris Robinson, Ronnie Dunn, Don Was, Larkin Poe, Pam Tillis, Ashley McBryde and The Cadillac Three were just a few who clamored to jam, sing and generally be in the studio with the wizened icon.”

4 | S.G. Goodman | Old Time Feeling

THE PRESS RELEASE:S.G. Goodman released her new song Old Time Feeling, the title track from her Jim James (My Morning Jacket) produced album, available July 17. Watch the accompany video featuring footage taken from the album recording session at James’ LalaLand Studios in Louisville, KY.”


5 | Thirty Nights of Violence | Marbled Regression

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Nashville metal group Thirty Nights of Violence announced their sophomore release You’ll See Me Up There, due out June 26. To celebrate, the band debuted the lead single Marbled Regression. The track serves as the ferocious album-closer that incorporates all aspects that make Thirty Nights of Violence a force to be reckoned with. Pushing their dynamics to the max, the band mixes devastating riffs and feral vocals with ethereal passages that are reflected in the juxtaposition of the haunting visuals. Thematically, the track comes from a place of desperation when hitting your ultimate low and frantically looking for meaning anywhere it can be found.”

6 | Satori vs. Dr. Echo | Decision

THE PRESS RELEASE: “We’re just two days away from the release of Dub Defender Sessions by Satori vs. Dr. Echo. The LP is a time capsule of sessions recorded between 2007-2009 that have been resurrected for your enjoyment. Featuring current and former members of Rx Bandits, Link 80, Westbound Train, English Beat, and The Exit, this eclectic group of musicians put together an album that explores the sounds of reggae, dub, and electronic music. Decision showcases the talent and vibes Dub Defender Sessions has to offer. Check out the trippy music video, created by Ryan Todd. “The Decision video was shot in Sacramento, California all the way back in 2007, I believe?,” says Steven Jess Borth II. “It was the first-ever video that I was involved with in front of a green screen, and I thought the whole process was super interesting. Ryan Todd is a friend who has worked with me quite a bit, and this was my second music video with him. I remember he used a RED camera and being really impressed at how clear everything turned out on screen.”

7 | Dearist | Colours

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist are debuting a live performance video of their song Colours which will appear on their new EP Live At Cadman Studios out Friday, May 22. Recorded before the lockdown, Live At Cadman Studios is a treat for music fans missing the gig scene. The band recorded a live session back in 2019 with John Hutchins at Cadman Studios in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Dearist, who thrive on playing for an audience, wanted to give something back to fans at this tough time. Following on the heels of the well-received 2018 release of their album Sonder, the five-piece aren’t resting on their laurels. There is new music on the horizon with band members busy locked away with their home set-ups creating demos.”

8 | Alex Izenberg | Sister Jade

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Following a four year silence, enigmatic LA-outsider Alex Izenberg resurfaced at the end of March with the bouncing and playful love ballad Disraeli Woman. Today, Izenberg has doubled-down with the announcement of his sophomore album Caravan Château — due out July 31 — and new single Sister Jade, arriving with a video directed by frequent collaborators Giraffe Studios. Izenberg on Caravan Château: “I hope my music can reach people like me who don’t have a lot of money or means and be a guiding light in their lives for good, serving as a safe haven in times of sorrow, happiness, loneliness or longing and know that I’m right there with you and always will be, even if our paths never directly cross.”

9 | Circa Waves | Sad Happy Acoustic

THE PRESS RELEASE:Circa Waves have released a new five-track EP Sadder Happier. Made up of five unreleased tracks, the EP includes an acoustic version of lead single Sad Happy, introducing a whole new dimension of intimacy to the already emotively-driven fan favorite. The original Sad Happy is lifted from the band’s latest record of the same title, which was celebrated as their highest charting release to date. As Kieran Shuddall explains “Sad Happy was produced as a deliberately big, electronic indie tune but began as a small box room demo. It’s good to strip back a song to its bare bones and see how it started. Sadder Happier was recorded and produced in my home studio, The Boxroom Recordings.”

10 | Balance Breach | The Wolves Are Out

THE PRESS RELEASE: “The finest metalcore from Finland turns out even more fresh and unique, as Balance Breach unleash the third single The Wolves Are Out taken off their upcoming debut album Dead End Diaries, out on July 3. Antti Halonen, the drummer of Balance Breach, says about The Wolves Are Out: “The song itself is aggressive and has negative and violent aspects, so we thought it would be nice to show a total contrast in the video. The video shows what kind of persons we are, positivity always wins!”

11 | 0171 | Automatic

THE PRESS RELEASE:Joe Bedell-Brill and Georgie Hoare are 0171. Today the duo are sharing their new single Automatic. A pensive, surrealist study into nihilism as a means to counter unease, 0171 are breaking down societal conundrums, all played out to a backdrop of experimental electro-pop. Moving at an inevitable pace, Automatic sweeps you up as it drives through a world where feelings are blunt and nothing matters except not thinking about the future. “In Automatic we are moving endlessly onwards, away from our own anxieties — fragile mother of pearl kids in the whirlwind. We choose a defiant nihilism over anxiety, no matter the cost. And when everything clears around us, we have just each other left.”

12 | Julianna Barwick | Inspirit

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Four years on from the release of her last, critically acclaimed LP, Julianna Barwick returns with Healing Is A Miracle, to be released on July 10. A distinctive meditation on sound, reverb and the voice, Healing Is A Miracle is a record built on improvisation and a close affinity to a couple of trusted items of gear, from which she spins engrossing, expansive universes. Additionally, Barwick draws on the input of three collaborators with whom she has nurtured deep friendships with over the years: Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Nosaj Thing and Mary Lattimore; who each gently nudge out at the edges of her organically evolved sound.”

13 | Foxes | Love Not Loving You

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Pop sensation Foxes makes her triumphant return after a game-changing three-year hiatus with a sound that’s rawer and more authentic than ever, with the empowering pop banger Love Not Loving You. Propelled into the industry at just 19, Foxes (real name Louisa Rose Allen) was at the forefront of the pop stratosphere with her critically acclaimed debut album Glorious, Grammy-winning collaboration Clarity with EDM giant Zedd, big-name support slots and six singles in the UK top 40. In 2017, she decided it was time to press pause and focus on connecting with herself. Love Not Loving You is bold, buoyant, and transports you to the light at the end of the tunnel — the power to press play again after pressing pause. “This song is about finally falling in love with myself, about not depending on anyone else for my own happiness, And being able to stand on my own two feet. I hope the message in this song can inspire others to do the same.”

14 | Ulcerate | Dissolved Orders

THE PRESS RELEASE: “New Zealand-based death metal trio Ulcerate are pleased to unveil their official new video for Dissolved Orders. The track comes by way of Stare Into Death And Be Still, the band’s critically lauded sixth full-length, out now. View the intriguing Dehn Sora-directed black and white clip below. The deepest, purest, and most meticulous form of Ulcerate, Stare Into Death And Be Still is a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity, and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.”

15 | Slow Coming Day | Loneliness Settles In

THE PRESS RELEASE:Quarantine Sessions by beloved indie rock band Slow Coming Day is out this Friday. Quarantine Sessions features seven new tracks, acoustically themed, and reworked versions of some classic songs. Songs of hope and songs inspired by the recent events unfolding around us. Perfect songs to chase away those quarantine summer blues. Slow Coming Day is an American indie rock band consisting of Orion Walsh (vocals, guitar), Dave Stoots (bass), and Matt Bailey (drums). Previously the group released its first independent EP A Part of Me Died in 2002, followed by a full length Farewell to the Familiar in 2003 and 1000 Years (Like a Day) in 2019.”

16 | Jackie Lipson | Air After Rain

THE PRESS RELEASE:Jackie Lipson exploded onto the scene with her debut single Someday. Jackie’s new single Air After Rain is a collaboration with Canadian producer Dajaun Martineau (Moist, Kathleen Edwards, Cancer Bats), and features Jackie’s incredible vocal talent, with her classic, airy, ethereal sound. “I wrote Air After Rain when I was newly dating my now partner. I was resigned to a life full of bad dates and I approached this next relationship with low expectations. Little did I know someone would enter my world and refresh my perspective on love. He felt like a fresh breath after rainfall. And Air After Rain was created.”

17 | Tenci | Forgot My Horse’s Name

THE PRESS RELEASE:Tenci — the project of Chicago-based musician Jess Shoman — releases a new single/video, Forgot My Horse’s Name. The track appears on her debut album, My Heart Is An Open Field, out June 5. Throughout, Shoman’s voice is soft and enchanting, her distinct vibrato lulling over waltzing guitar. The accompanying video, directed by John TerEick and Jake Nokovic and filmed over a weekend in Minnesota, reflects the song’s beautiful simplicity. “Forgot My Horse’s Name is quite literally about a time I went horseback riding and afterwards forgot my horse’s name,” says Shoman. “The horse and I weren’t really getting along. She wasn’t listening to me and kept running me into trees because she didn’t want to get mud on her feet. By the end of it I was all scratched up and her name was erased from my mind. Since then the song has taken on a deeper meaning about relationships. You can put so much time into nurturing and creating something meaningful, but sometimes by the end you are left with something that’s bruised and nameless.”

18 | Radio Radio | Last Call

THE PRESS RELEASE: “After being active for more than a decade, Radio Radio return today with the festive single Last Call just in time for summertime. The new single was produced by RealMind (Becky G, Loud), with the help of France Basilic (Valaire, Qualité Motel), and Kim Ho (Creature), who accompanies the band on tour. On the groovy track, the Acadian duo — now based in Montreal — reminisce about their journey and give thanks to their fans in their classic colourful candor.”

19 | Louis Jucker & Coilguns | The Woman Of The Dunes

THE PRESS RELEASE:Louis Jucker spent a year touring his album Krakeslottet with the three others members of Coilguns as a backing band. Playing these intimate folk sketches among friends with loud guitars and meaty drums turned out to be much more successful than any of them had expected. Show by show the songs grew thicker and greasier. It felt logical and necessary at the end of the tour to lock down for two days in the studio and record a very last live set in front of the microphones. Tracked on tape with ribbon mics and mixed by the artist himself the old school way, the result is a faithful rendition of what the band sounded like during their intense last shows, featured on their upcoming release Louis Jucker & Coilguns play Kråkeslottet [The Crow’s Castle] & Other Songs from the Northern Shores, out July 10.”

20 | The Gay Agenda | Homo Riot

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Self-described “homo riot hardcore punk outfit from San Diego,” The Gay Agenda is releasing a new record titled Penetrating on June 5. Recorded entirely live in one take, the album was mixed and mastered by Ed Talorda and blends punk and metal into punishing queercore chaos. Influences on their sound range from Limpwrist and The HIRS Collective to Napalm Death, Tragedy and Disrupt. Check out the new song Homo Riot featuring Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross). Beginning in early 2017 as vocalist David Hurtt, guitarist Matt Penning, and Luis Imperator on drums, and joined shortly after by bassist Garrett Ficacci, The Gay Agenda set out to make a spectacularly controversial statement that was undeniably queer.”

21 | Lou Canon | M.O.T.R.

THE PRESS RELEASE:Lou Canon’s sensuous new single M.O.T.R. speaks to the desire to be truly seen by those closest to us. M.O.T.R. stands for “mouth of the river”, alluding to the place of this song’s creation; Canon wrote this song during a fervent period of creativity in February 2019 while staying near the Russian River in California. M.O.T.R. features French spoken word by Frannie Holder of Montreal-based Random Recipe. Holder is one of several notable voices featured on Canon’s upcoming album, Audomatic Body; other tracks include Ariel Engle (Broken Social Scene/La Force), Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire), and Brendan Reed (The Unicorns/Arcade Fire), among others. Audomatic Body will be released on July 10.”

22 | Sameer Cash | Keep Kicking

THE PRESS RELEASE:Keep Kicking, the new single from Sameer Cash, is about “growth through discomfort, moving forward while honouring our past selves,” says Cash. “This moment in time has left many of us feeling stuck in a situation that we simply can’t grow out of, for fear that it’s going to be hard and painful. We find ourselves stuck in the middle, in that teeter totter tight rope point, where, slowly, it’s becoming harder to stay stagnant than it is to move — we are confronted with pain on either side and we must push through whatever is in front, if only because what’s behind is so much worse. Perhaps this is the universe telling us to Keep Kicking through the dark moments in our lives. To keep striving for something greater than ourselves.”

23 | Squid | Broadcaster

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Brighton-based five-piece Squid — comprised of Louis Borlase (guitars/vocals), Ollie Judge (drums/vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards/strings/percussion), Laurie Nankivell (bass/brass) and Anton Pearson (guitars/vocals) — release a new single Broadcaster, the AA-side companion to their recent offering Sludge. Broadcaster is built around an arpeggiated synth sequence conceived during a writing session in a woodland cabin by Arthur whilst the rest of the band were out hiking. As the song develops, guitars, drum machines and delays join the fray, pushing the track into its chaotic and visceral crescendo. All this works as the perfect foil to Ollie’s oblique lyrics. “Lyrically the track was inspired by the visual artist Naim June Paik and his TV Garden installation,” says Ollie. “I thought it blurred the lines between a dystopian and utopian vision. I imagined what it must be like living synonymously amongst nature and technology in the most literal way I could imagine, with TVs towering over me amongst forests.”

24 | Yard Arms | These Four Walls

THE PRESS RELEASE: “The third EP Sanctuary Lines from Bristol-based melancholic pop duo Yard Arms is due for release June 26. Described by frontman and lyricist Noah Villeneuve as “an exploration of combating nostalgia in the modern age”, the EP is bursting with alt-indie hits. Ahead of the EP comes the second single These Four Walls, the isolation anthem they never knew they had written. Initially the song was an avidly honest commentary of longing for the ‘honeymoon periods’ in life and dealing with our internal voices that keep us thinking the grass is always greener. The timely lyrical themes began to take on a whole new meaning as the world around us began to shut its doors due to the coronavirus.”

25 | King Bull | The Depender

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Having recently released their single Pay Attention, King Bull are now proud to release follow-up track The Depender. Proving that rock truly lives with The Depender, the latest track from the Canadian act encompasses ’70s rock and punk with an angsty vibe and some earthy streetwise riffs. King Bull are ready to tell their story to audiences around the world who are sure to get caught up in their infectious songwriting and uplifting delivery. Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta which is not the most artistic of all Canadian communities, King Bull have been plying the trade for the last 13 years.”

26 | Gaygirl | Killing It

THE PRESS RELEASE: “South London band Gaygirl return with new single Killing It, lifted from their debut EP Pleasurehead, out this Friday May 22. A schizophrenic grunge-pop track and the final showpiece of the EP, singer Bex Morrison said this on the ferocious new single: “Killing It is about feeling stuck and the flitting emotions between trying to make things okay, and being on the verge of having a complete meltdown. The extreme up-and-down contradicting lyrical content is reflected throughout the song and as it progresses, falls more and more out of control.”

27 | Wayley | What’s It Gonna Take

THE PRESS RELEASE:Wayley, the folk/pop alter-ego of Americana artist Andrew Sherriff, was brought to life in 2018 through a quest for creative freedom. Most known for his work and success in the indie/folk duo, Andrew & Veda, Sherriff has always had a passion for staying true to a genre while pushing musical boundaries. With a firm belief that you should listen to all of your creative voices, Sherriff felt the need to begin exploring the catchy lyrics and unforgettable melodic hooks of the folk/pop realm starting with his first single as Wayley, What’s It Gonna Take, which combines anthem-style lyrics and large band sounds.”

28 | Milena | Higher Hopes

THE PRESS RELEASE: “London-based singer-songwriter Milena has announced the release of her latest track Higher Hopes. The song is the title track to the songstress’ upcoming EP, which will be released on May 25. Speaking of the tender song, Milena tells us, “I have always had this idea of writing a powerful ballad, like one of those old school ’80s & ’90s classical numbers. Higher Hopes was created in “one breath” I could hear the piano intro and my voice, whispering an early morning calling to the Creator, It felt like I had a message to deliver and that message was strong and clear. The message was of hope, faith, and belief that we can be better creatures in this world. So I had that moment of clarity, that moment when I was no longer lost and became true to myself. That moment when I was finally feeling truly happy with myself and content with being alone. Being in this moment of clarity, the lyrics came so naturally and easily to me.”

29 | Lionel Boy | Lost

THE PRESS RELEASE:Lionel Boy’s Debut EP Who Is Dovey? (coming June 26) is a mix of spacey synthesizers, impromptu breakbeats & bedroom pop with influences from his native home of Hawaii. Lionel Boy’s gritty blend of sunshine psych & soul has been dubbed “slacker pop.” Lost is the first song from the EP. Lionel first began to record himself out of his home in Wahiawa, Hawaii around 2012. In the summer of 2018, Lawrence Castro and Wylan Cabuag (The Bolo Heads) joined Lionel in the studio for a few days, and what started out as fooling around and yelling obscenities into microphones, morphed into a musical project under the moniker Lionel Boy.”

30 | Greg Fox | Ill Being

THE PRESS RELEASE:Greg Fox’s Contact is an extension and evolution of the multidisciplinary artist’s rigorous, virtuosic sound-making practices. Produced and mixed by Randall Dunn, Contact sees Fox accessing ever more raw and ruminative states, processing the tumult of sentience into stick-hit-drum. With Dunn, the two focused their combined energy on the intricacies of sound design during an intense, immersive recording process. On the other end of the deep dive, the duo had yielded something ritualistic and minimalistic, both building on and stripping back Fox’s previous work while welcoming an honest and cathartic weight and collaboration. Enjoy the simple resounding ostinato stabilizing fervent energies and slow deliberation of Ill Being below.”

31 | Moontower | Got My Way

THE PRESS RELEASE:Moontower is an indie-electronic three piece combining left-of-center pop melodies with French House inspired production. At the center of the group is a high-energy live show that has solidified Moontower as one of the most promising new artists in alternative music. Got My Way was written after singer Jacob Culver nearly lost his mother to a heart attack. The immense rush of guilt he was faced with for having taken her for granted inspired him to create an anthem to remind others to cherish their loved ones, as you never know what tomorrow may hold. Culver shares, “This song is about the regrets I would have had if we had lost her that day, and I hope it serves as a reminder to tell the ones you love that you love them when you can.”

32+33 | Bombay Bicycle Club | Lose You To Love Me + I Can Hardly Speak

THE PRESS RELEASE:Bombay Bicycle Club are excited to share their pulsating cover of Selena Gomez’s Lose You To Love Me. Joined by longstanding collaborator Rae Morris to share vocals, the British band recorded Lose You To Love Me and a complete reimagining of their recent single I Can Hardly Speak at London’s Abbey Road Studios. In stark contrast to the Selena cover (which the band first aired live in the Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier this year to props from Gomez herself), their reworking of I Can Hardly Speak rebuilds the song from its roots up, layering up more traditional acoustic instrumentation including a string section, flute, oboe and medieval folk instrument, the hurdy gurdy; a largely forgotten string instrument, beloved of the renaissance era. It takes the blueprint of the original recording, and reinvents it into something altogether more reflective, slower paced and intricate.”

34 | Favours | Lux Luv

THE PRESS RELEASE: “We’re Favours, a duo from Toronto made up of Alex and Jacqueline. Our sound is inspired by New Wave and Post Punk A La OMD & John Maus. Our debut EP Made to Wait is due summer 2020 was recorded throughout 2019 with production by Josh Korody (Japandroids, Weaves) in Toronto at his studio Candle. Lyrically and sonically we draw influence from our creative space which was a former halfway house that Alex renovated into a DIY art space where we live and practice. Due to Covid19 we are now isolated inside the space which is both driving us to create and partially insane at the same time. Yay!”

35 | Tim Baker | Survivors

THE PRESS RELEASE:Tim Baker returns to us announcing a new five-track EP, brandishing the multi-purpose title: Survivors. It will be available digitally and as a 10″ EP on July 10 and is led by the title-track single. To understand how we got here, it is imperative to go back, both for the original intent of the track and literally, what it means in our world now. Survivors started with Tim marveling at the almost inconceivable amount of generational resilience and luck it requires to get a person to ‘now’. “Just by being alive, you really are this incredibly unlikely success. I kept imagining how I got to be here, alive, and all of the ancestors that came before me.”

36 | Anthony Hüseyin | I Don’t Want You Anymore

THE PRESS RELEASE:I Don’t Want You Anymore is the new single of Berlin based artist Anthony Hüseyin. The single consists of  songs; electronic and acoustic versions of the same song. In this song Anthony Hüseyin is telling a story of a couple who are slowly drifting away from each other. It depicts the struggle between constructed — internalized monogamy and the desire for polygamy. As a queer brown person and body, one wants to be desired, to be someone’s “one and only,” and to be irreplaceable for various reasons. While also knowing the fact that not everyone is made for monogamy or pollygamy. How do we deal with this paradox? How do we know which desires of ours are constructed? How do we know which ones are genuine? In this new single Anthony once again collaborated with producer Christian Bachmann. Melancholia and dance in one track. House — techno with a pinch of Latin percussion and piano. Strong vocals flavored with jazzy approach on singing.”