Tinnitist Groover Playlist 7 | A Lucky Streak

Jeny Kern, Daniele Nick, Helma, Mercuryo & the rest of the new gems.

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I recently joined Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. Every day or two, I’m posting a Spotify playlist of the latest submissions. You can find the latest one below, and at the lower right of every page on this site. Since most artists also submit Soundcloud or YouTube links, I’m posting those here. If you want to send me a track, you can click on the widget at right (just below the playlist) or just click HERE. But first, check out today’s outstanding submissions:


Jenny Kern | Now We Know

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk-pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Jenny performed around Montreal during University before moving to NYC in 2013 where she started as a page at NBC and quickly worked her way up to producer in the film and television industry. In 2018 Jenny decided to take a leap of faith and pursue full time her passion for music and songwriting. Drawing on her own experiences, her songs unfold through a confessional-style delivery revealing the strength that can only come through vulnerability. “It’s almost cathartic, sharing emotion. Being open is not an easy feat for anyone. I want people to know that these songs come from an honest place. We all struggle to find comfort in ourselves while being open to the unexpected.” In the fall of 2018, she recorded her debut EP and began performing at notable venues around New York City including Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. Jenny’s debut EP is an intimate collection of songs from years of self-reflection on her personal experience with self-doubt, regret and the search for comfort in painful seasons. In January 2019 she released her debut single, which received wide acclaim and immediately found an international audience on streaming platforms. Shortly after she released her debut EP in April 2019, she was invited on her first international tour in Europe and was featured on MTV and ABC. “It’s been a whirlwind journey so far. One I would never have expected to happen so quickly. I hope to continue writing music that is new and different, resonating with people around the world.” This is her latest single produced by Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Chelsea Cutler, Valley).”


Mercuryo | Today

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Electronic Jazz.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Antonio Mercurio studied at the Conservatoire De Jazz de Monaco. He participated in the Entrojazz music seminar held in Villanova d’Albenga 2012 with Pippo Matino, Stefano Di Battista, Gigi Cifarelli, Ernesto Vitolo, Roger Bijandu. He participated in masterclasses and courses with Federico Malaman, Hadrien Feraud, Mario Guarini, Andrea Braido and with the English group Incognito. He is currently the bassist of the CLV Project jazz fusion group with which he recorded the album Realization in 2015, He was also bassist and founder with Roby Blasi of the funk, acid jazz group Nuvibes, active in various clubs and events from 2008. to 2016. Currently, he has produced an album called Find the Way, available on most online music platforms that encompasses all of his musical experiences and passions through funk jazz synthesizers and electronics!”


Colours In The Street | Somebody

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Walking in the steps of bands like Foster the People, Coldplay or Imagine Dragons, the French boys from Colours in the Street continue to grow, both in France and worldwide. With two EPs and their first album Royaume, they’ve been touring non-stop, offering noticeable shows everywhere in their home country and its great festivals (Francofolies, Printemps de Bourges, Fnac Live, Poupet, La Nuit de l’Erdre…). After more than 200 gigs, they’re now part of the french musical landscape, playing in the most prestigious venues like l’Olympia in Paris (alongside Puggy), but also on the other side of the world, as they’ve been touring through Asia for years now (China, South Korea…). Discovered when they were still teenagers, Colours in the Street were already impressive in live performance. Their pop music is both massive and powerful, perfect for huge stages. The boys are now 25 years of age, and currently working on their second album, scheduled for 2020. Built with a mature and sensible songwriting, their music is made of catchy and colorful melodies, with a very precise production, all being driven by an almost insane attention to details. This new song Somebody is the main single of the new album All the Colours (out July 3), and is set to be one of Colours in the Street’s greatest productions, again with beautiful and powerful melodies and artistic singularity. A powerful pop rock song with a spectacular and colored music video shot at the Futuroscope in France.”


Christophe Menassier | Whatever Happens In The Dark

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Christophe Menassier is a composer of French film music. He is based in Marseille in the south of France. Whatever Happens In The Dark is the first song from the album The Unknown Movie, due for release in June. Sober, cinematic music that offers a journey into Scandinavian coldness.”


Sainte-Croix | Comme ça feat. Cayce

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We launched our first single this Friday (May 22). The song is called Comme ça by Sainte-Croix and Cayce. It’s in French, a little lo-fI, produced in between Montreal and Paris, full of love and cheesiness.”


DJ Almighty | Catch Your Vibe

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: World Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:DJ Almighty is a French producer and sound engineer of Ivorian descent. He has been surveying the most beautiful clubs around the world for 17 years. Showman par excellence, his goal is to create unique evenings where the public is unleashed on his mixes. His specialty, the videomix, creates a unique interaction between the visual and the hearing. He officiates every weekend through a broadcast of mixed videos on an ADSL channel broadcast in more than 70 countries. In 2018, he signed with Universal Music Africa with his label avz studio and collaborated with artists of urban scene and French and international pop variety. DJ Almighty presents a new concept, a series of seven exclusives ranging from Afrobeat to Afropop every Monday. He will make you discover the instrumental in preview on his social networks for a release on Wednesday.”


Hélios Méditative House | Fall Back

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronic.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a Parisian musician and music producer. My influences and life experiences have led me to powerful music frequencies where each song has its own story, philosophy and potential to personal reflect and source of inspiration. I am preparing a full album and music videos to finalize this new step up of creation. This song has been inspired by my two months living in the desert, blocked due to the current situation. This experience not only transformative brought me light in many aspects of my life, and this song is for me the way to share that inspiration.”


Daniele Nick | Vivi

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Daniele Naticchioni (Daniele Nick) began his musical studies at the age of 9 by attending various music schools studying mainly drums and guitar. During the training period he had the opportunity to record a series of records in the studio both as an official band member and as a shift player. The experience gained led him to approach and learn other instrumental knowledge and then move on to a solo project with 24 individual singles of various kinds while having an expressly rock soul. Introspection and the social are the basis of his texts. Represented by the symbolism of the different, it carries forward ideals centered on truth, transparency, freedom, social justice and dispassionate love for music. He loves to call himself a mad artist because of his unruliness, totally dragged by art, he embraces the madness of creation.”


Helma | Consolation

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Soul-R&B.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Multimedia artist, writer, composer and performer, Helma is now developing an experimental project fluctuating between music and multimedia that offers a soul-searching experience halfway between virtual and reality. As a consolation prize until her upcoming project, she offers her new single Consolation — a French ode to letting go that soothes and warms hearts with a self-made music video.”