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Groover Playlist 46 | Playing To Win

Check out the latest submission from around the country and around the world.


John Lewitt thinks young, Dekker brings the love, A Gringa gets the long-distance feeling, Eden Martin makes like a superstar and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to my Tinnitist Groover Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE. But first, take a spin through these intriguing offerings.


John Lewitt | Video Kids

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:John Lewitt is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Toronto. He writes and records music which weaves its way through multiple genres: Country, Rock, Folk Pop, and Americana. Since 2013 he has released multiple albums and stand-alone singles. He currently has four albums available on streaming sites and digital stores: All Good Things (2018), John Lewitt (2017), and the compilations Reconsidered (2016) and Loose Ends (2018). Video Kids is a nostalgic look back at youth. It is from his forthcoming autobiographical album Stories I Tell The Snowman.

Dekker | The Love

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Indie-Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Known as the American half of the Anglo-American indie-folk duo Rue Royale, Brookln Dekker is also now a solo artist under the surname-moniker Dekker. Brookln has been the principle songwriter for the band over the years but writing on behalf of the duo, from a collective perspective. Dekker now sees Brookln writing from a more personal perspective. He’s releasing his debut album Slow Reveal: Chapter One a song at a time. The full album will be released on Nov. 20. The Love is his final single.”

A Gringa | Amor a Distância

HOME BASE: Canada.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Hyperactive and in demand, Laurence Dauphinais divides her time between contemporary theatre and music. After filming her solo show Siri in Rio de Janeiro, having premiered it at the FTA and revived at the Center Du Théâtre Today, she came up with the idea for A Gringa.”

Eden Martin | Supernova

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’ve been on the road since 2019 to follow my dreams while discovering all the wonderful things this world has to offer! I’ve been singing for 20 years and making music professionally as a songwriter for 10 years. I’ve worked with several labels for electro projects, but I’m now coming back to folk and pop-rock, adding some tribal and New Age sounds to it. Eden Martin comes from Jack London’s book Martin Eden, as I really love the hero’s values: curiosity, hard work, keeping feet on the ground, and always, always writing! Supernova is a pop ballad about self confidence. It has an airy, dreamy instrumental and a powerful vocal, as I wanted to focus on “raw” emotion and simplicity on this track.”


Boorook | My Special Friend

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I sing in a split vocal harmony. The song is about reminiscing the loss of a special friend — whether your childhood friend from school or a loved one who has passed away. I have an eclectic array of songs and a great passion to create healing through my music and inspire people of all walks of life to create positive change.”

Just Delayed | We Move On

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Just Delayed is a project created and imagined by Thierry Leduc. He writes the vast majority of the compositions and puts his troubling and rocky voice at the service of the melodious chords of this work. Here a string quartet, there brass or voice dubbing, and everywhere a delay effect used as a full-fledged instrument, sometimes discreet, sometimes omnipresent, add to sumptuous arrangements that perfect the whole and lead us to fullness. More than 15 musicians representing three generations from the dynamic Perpignan music scene participated in the recording of this album with refined compositions.”

Sacha Bernardson | Drowning Deep

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Ambient Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Sacha Bernardson composes a musically mineral, etheral and radical scenography. Through his music are drawn limestone textures, electric sculptures. Intertwined between a pop dramaturgy and experimental electronic cracks, or synthwave contextures, Sacha studies the synthesis of opposites. After cratfing eight multifaceted albums, the multi-format project Metaverse will arrive in 2020 under multiple media: remixes and original tracks album, three EPs, a podcast series and videos.”

Jonas | What’s Cooking

HOME BASE: Denmark.
GENRE: Soul.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jonas has been hailed as the Godfather of Scandinavian Soul by international media. For more than 20 years Jonas has been making a name for himself in soul music, released tons of music and toured all over the world. He has also formed a musical partnership with multi-instrumentalist and producer The Scratch Professer. The two had an instant magical connection, and a few of the songs they penned together, ended up on Jonas’ second album W.A.I.T.T. in 2009. A handful of those songs that have been hiding in the vault for many years, are just now coming up to the surface. The 4 songs on  his new EP 4ward Fast To Future all have the unique flavour of the special sound that The Scratch Professer and Jonas have created over the years.”

Nora Toutain | Victoriaville

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Afro-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Nora Toutain is a Moroccan-French singer-songwriter based in Montreal. Her brand of synth-driven R&B seamlessly moves across genres like neo-soul, funk and jazz with hints of afro rhythms — a direct reference to her diverse cultural experiences and musical upbringing. Her love for these traditional genres and contemporary sounds elevates her music offering a fresh and unique experience on stage. Wherever she performs, her ease and energy on stage charms crowds. Nora got her start performing with Kalmunity, Canada’s largest music improv collective, with whom she performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2018 and 2019. This is the first single off her highly anticipated album Grounding Place Vol. I, out in the fall of 2020. The album is produced by Chris Vincent from Busty and The Bass.”

Nyna Loren | Volando

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is the single from my first album, released on Sept. 4. It’s a powerful song written after my grandma’s death.”

MeUs | Amévidé

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Soul/R&B.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I launched this MeUs project a year ago, the day I got tired of waiting for others. This is what led me to produce, write and perform my songs. I would describe my music as melancholy soaring ballads. If I had to illustrate my music it would be imagine watching the stars from the open sea. Musically inspired by great rock artists like Julian Casablancas, I try to add a good dose of pop to Jeremy Zucker to finish with a hint of electro from Martin Roth. I love epic ’80s synthesizers all wrapped in reverb.”

MartinMartin | Arc-En-Ciel (ft. Romance)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Retro-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:MartinMartin was born following a kidney transplant from Fred, who decided to bring his music to life. He created this character in the blue tutu; for him it is a militant act. He was heavily influenced by New York performer Nelson Sullivan in the 1980s and believes that the space for artistic creation should be one of freedom. Everyone must be free to express themselves through their art as they wish, without stigmatization. Arc-En-Ciel (Rainbow) is the story of a man in search of sensations and encounters who gets lost. This is the first track of the double EP Slow Gainsbourg, Bashung, Baxter Dury and Duduk are summoned here to bring their magical influences.”

Bea Box | Origami

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Synth-Funk
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Many musicians claim to be inspired by art and cultures from all over the world, but the influences and talents of Canadian artist Joannie Labelle are truly as diverse as they are impressive. Her mastery of different percussions, coupled with her unique voice and an impressive handling of electronics make her love for Björk’s music tangible. Labelle, who speaks four languages ​​fluently, seems to be able to effortlessly combine her influences into a unique project Beat Box. “Origami is the second clip from my new EP, out on Oct. 30. Origami is an adventurous song that explodes stylistic boundaries; a surprising dream of completely freeing yourself from walls and borders. With this song, I want to unveil a universe rich in strength, daring and groove. A new extract confirming my musical signature. A mix of groove, electro and prog.”

Blitz Union | TV

HOME BASE: Czechia.
GENRE: Industrial Metal.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Blitz Union is a furious rock band that combines melodic pop with hard rock and EDM. Using a blend of heavy guitar riffs, industrial metal overtones and melodic rock vocals, Blitz Union refuses to be put into a specific genre or category. The first single TV off the new EP is about how people get brainwashed by our media. A statement that things got out of hand and we need to change it NOW.”