Groover Playlist 124 | Doubling Your Pleasure

Enjoy another oversized playlist of great new songs from artists near and far.

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Silvertwins Of Funk are down to … you know, Jackie Moontan butters you up, Freedom Tree get into trouble — and they’re just the opening acts in today’s massive playlist of submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 150 playlist HERE, or 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, go HERE. But first, enjoy these new tracks on the double:

 


Silvertwins Of Funk | DTF (Down To Funk, Are You?)

HOME BASE: Sweden.
GENRE: Funk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Silvertwins are producer team Fredrik (Fronkpac) Jahn and Mattias (The Guitarman) Adolfsson from Gothenburg, Sweden. Fronkpac has been a funkateer of the GBG Funk Mob since the happy ’80s. Mattias Adolfsson, guitarist, singer and member of FunkMachines, could not resist to funk along and SilverTwins was born in 2017. Jenny Silver, the musical femme fatale, dazzled and grabbed all hearts and souls by just being. She is a musical femme fatale and sounds like a combination of Dua Lipa and Dawn Silva. DTF (Down to Funk, Are You?) is a groovy, sexy tune in the funk and disco tradition, but modern sounding. It’s shiny, glittering funk with a twist of boogie ’n’ disco.”


Jackie Moontan | Butter

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jackie Moontan is poetic and absurd. Jackie claims to be a moonman; his spaceship crashed somewhere in a Mississippi swamp and he’s been roaming that little blue planet ever since, writing songs about its blue inhabitants. Jackie flirts perpetually and dangerously with kitsch, epitomized by his love of satin shirts and the brightly colored suits he wears on stage at his Spectacular One Man Moon Man Karaoke Show — as he calls it. Whatever he does on stage, whether it’s dancing or falling down, he always seems to be saved by his love of self-deprecation. Jackie is a quiet observer and a fabulous crooner, tenderly telling the stories around him in his own colorful combination of pop, funk and soul. He was once asked in an interview which animal he felt closest to and he replied, “The chameleon. He’s never in a hurry, always makes good use of his tongue and looks like a fucking disco ball.” His new EP The Longest Sunday In History arrivees on Oct. 15.”


Freedom Tree | Troubled Dogs

HOME BASE: Sweden
GENRE: Jazz.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This multicultural group have achieved international popularity among music fans for their eclectic performances, drawing from three continents. Together, guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam, bassist Rubem Farias and drummer/singer Deodato Siquir have performed hundreds of concerts in some 17 countries before making their album. Troubled Dogs features guitar, bass, drums and several mood changes.”


Ga Setubal | Na Pressão

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: World Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Na Pressão is a reworking of a song by Brazilian singer and composer Lenine from 1999, which is still very current, especially about the political moment in Brazil. Na Pressão is the first single from the EP that will be released in November.”


Gabi Hartmann | Eu Moro Na Roça

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Here is a video of a live session by Gabi Hartmann.”


Irie Keef | Whispers Of Wisdom

HOME BASE: French West Indies.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Irie Keef made her debut on the reggae scene with Nelly Stharre, a singer from Dominica. From Miami to Jamaica, she performed on major international musical events. She is an artist who composes and sings in French, Creole and English, and is guided by Jah. Feel the vibes of this new reggae sensation from the French West Indies.”


Ambre | Danser

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ambre goes off the beaten track to send a big punch and get back to basics! Somewhere between rap and slam, they deliver a big sound with all the subtlety needed not to be reduced to walls of noise. Originally from Vichy, the group is made up of a drummer, a bassist, two guitarists (also on the keyboard on some tracks) and a singer. Danser was released on Oct. 2, the International Day of Non-Violence.”


Wildsofa | Quiet

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Wildsofa are a brutal pop group in an esoteric universe. Through their groovy and powerful rock and its dreamlike lyrics, they take the listener into a world of light, an alchemy of bodies which sway and spirits which rise to the rhythm of the music.”


Laroie | A Place On Earth

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Gab Godon is Laroie. Through her music, she thrives to create songs that have a feel-good vibe and carry strong messages about embracing yourself and connecting with others. She has performed as Osheaga, Montreal’s International Jazz Festival, CMW, NXNE, and more. She unveiled her debut solo EP in 2020. A Place on Earth is about the present moment and mindfulness. It’s a song that recalls the importance of connecting with yourself, appreciating the present moment and opening up to the little wonders that make all the difference.”


Jamie Sanchez | Turn Up

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Jamie lets his music speak for him.”


Limerence | T.R.U.S.T.

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “It is on the basis of old groups of modern metal and pop punk that the Bordeaux group takes shape in a totally different direction: Indie-pop. Limerence were born under the sign of love and psycho-sociological reflection. Being passionate about personal development and a desire to offer more than just sound, the group naturally offer their personal experiences and their learning around what binds all people together: Love.”


Eric John Kaiser | Black Friday

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk-Rock
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Parisian-born Portland musician Eric John Kaiser has carved a unique niche in the Americana scene with his signature blend of songs written in French and English. Exploring the U.S.A. and Canada one song at a time, Eric has released six studio albums recorded in Paris, Portland, Oregon and Quebec. He has shared the stage with The Stereophonics, Tété, Revolver and The Lost Bayou Ramblers.”


Prophecy Playground | Tincture of Guilt

HOME BASE: Israel.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Prophecy Playground are an alternative-folk project founded by guitarist singer-songwriter and composer Or Izekson. Combining gently written melancholic songs and instrumental themes with a carefully arranged string section deriving elements from classical European chamber music, Prophecy Playground’s music creates a semi-forgotten, semi-newly imagined sound — a kind of folk which combines the melancholic with mysterious and mellow with dramatic, thus offering a new and unique take on contemporary Folk music. Their new single Tincture of Guilt is a purely acoustic alternative-folk tune consisting of an alternated tuning acoustic guitar, cello & violin — all in dialogue with tender melancholic vocals. The song is about dealing with self-inflicted distraught and discomfort whilst trying not to lose sight of life’s gift and essence. It serves as the alt-folk group’s first single from their upcoming second album. The single is accompanied by a time-lapse video featuring improvisation sketching and collage by local artist Yael Shpinat.”


Paul’s Fingers | Gym Fingers

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Instrumental.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Paul’s Fingers is an average person with a passion for music, and more specifically, for the classical guitar and its derivatives. Playing everything from classical to metal, bossa nova and dubstep, he is influenced by guitarists such as Randy Rhoads and Jason Becker, but also by bands such as Odezenne, Les Trois Accords or even Arch Enemy.”


Maria Karakusheva | Love Is Art

HOME BASE: Bulgaria.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a modern-classical piano composer and instrumentalist. I have completed my musical education at the Bulgarian National Academy with full scholarship and honors and have over 25,000 hours of piano practice. I have won first prize at international piano competitions such as UFAM International, Bellaria Festival, Мontigny le Bretonneux and Claude Cannes. I have composed four albums of original music, produced six live shows for them, put on over 100 concerts including solo performances at Bulgaria Hall and Gaveau Hall Paris.”


Olivyah | Neant

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “After a summer break, Olivyah is back with Neant (Nothing). On this catchy piece, Olivyah is more threatening and conquering. With her “gaze darker than nothing,” she has a man in her sights whom she is well prepared to seduce, without deviating from her primary goal: Money. Olivyah is a promising artist who stands out with her style, her unique voice and her catchy flow. The Guadeloupe singer stands at the crossroads of dancehall, R&B, pop and zouk.”


O13 | Jupiter (ft. BPZ)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a 20-year-old artist from Nice. I have always had a great passion for music but it was only recently that I began releasing singles. I think I have finally found my style and the quality I wanted to target. I was very influenced by the R&B of the ’90s and ’00s, and more recently by artists such as Drake, The Weeknd and XXXTENTACION.”


Claudia Asselin | Aime-Moi

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Montreal singer-songwriter Claudia Asselin released her first album Toi Qui Cherches in 1996. In 2008, her second album Comme Personne won several awards and distinctions. In 2014, she released the album Open Your Heart, followed in 2016 by an EP Dire Que Tu M’Aime. She is returning soon with an EP of original pop-rock and contemporary folk works. hello! Aime-Moi follows a rhythmic and positive melody that encourages you to dance and live in the present moment. The lyrics are about choosing to love without holding back, to allow yourself to be happy and to forget the worries.”


Bvnji & K3dal | Vendetta

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: EDM-Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My name is Benjamin. Originally from the Parisian suburbs, I started to write five years ago at the age of 16. DJ K3dal and I just released a new single called Vendetta.”


Odaiba | Help

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “In this new musical adventure Night Wanderer, Odaiba takes us on a noctural journey that unfolds with almost dizzyingly high sounds and tones. Combining hip-hop, soul, funk and electronica, the French electronic producer invites the talented Anna Majidson to sing on this ultra-groovy production.”


The Liquor Store | Shady Business

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:The Liquor Store is a group of seven talented young musicians from Montreal. Since 2015, they have been deploying their contagious energy at festivals and on tours in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. With three records to their credit, the group explore a wide range of styles — R&B, funk, hip-hop, soul, electronica and jazz — and offer a refreshing vision of urban music in Quebec.”


Chris Wenner | Could It Be

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “As a singer-songwriter, Chris Wenner addresses life in a quiet, thoughtful way and asks essential questions about existence. With his debut album New Born Man, he convinced critics and won a loyal audience. Since the early 1970s, Wenner has paired his affection for acoustic guitars with a genuine love for songwriting, storytelling and performance. He has played with renowned artists, including the California band Venice. New Born Man is an album of touching stories with gentle vocal harmonies and a stunning acoustic guitar sound — with a repertoire spanning almost half a century of songwriting.”


Ik SNM | Haha

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an upcoming artist in United States. I employ a wide variety of genres — mainly rap, Afrobeat, dancehall, R&B, drill and emo. The song Haha deals with how unstable my mind can be — while still being able to use that to my advantage and put good energy into my music and lyrics.”


Josephine | Better The High

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Fresh off the release of her satirical pop banger LaLa, Josephine is ready to drop Better The High, an intense pop-rock tune that deals with one of her lower points, mentally, during the early, isolated months of the pandemic. As she was stuck at home, numerous thoughts permeated her mind. She would find ways to cope using marijuana as a way to help slow those never-ending anxious thoughts. “The song can come across quite aggressive, but mental health can be aggressive. Being stuck in your own mind can be a very intense experience and it can make you feel small and trapped,” she says. “It’s the teenage lock yourself in your bedroom and blast rock music and scream along until you feel better type of song.” Better The High is the latest single from her upcoming debut EP Permanent Ink.”


Ninety’s Story | Heaven

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ninety’s Story is the moniker of two friends who met in primary school and never parted ways. Inspired by Phoenix, Daft Punk and Air, the duo spread a warm, sophisticated and sensual music, sunny as their native region. Early, the band started supporting world-renowned bands such as Archive, Morcheeba and Pale Waves. They released their debut EP in 2017.”


Tony Cassista | Straight Ahead

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Tony Cassista has played more than 400 shows with a variety of bands, but Created On Various Infectious Diseases is his first solo album. He produced the album himself and did all the mixes. This song was influenced by The Beatles, Eagles and a little touch of prog.”


MarcanT | Décomplexe + Mon Petit Coeur

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m uninhibited. Sorry if I offend you if I like the same sex. Mon Petie Coeur is my first single, which was released in April 2021. Since then, I released an album called Gravure. You will discover my story through my music.”


Luis Paul | City Night

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “ Every person has his or her own story — and all too often they could just as easily come from a movie. The only thing missing is the music. Ludwig Paul Karsch aka Luis Paul wants to capture the moments, stories and associated feelings with his compositions and give them what they deserve in retrospect. With a lot of love, the studied music producer and composer creates touching sound worlds that would have felt just as comfortable in one or the other film genre and can be classified somewhere between well-known film scores by John Williams, Hans Zimmer and the soulful songs by Ludovico Einaudi or Yann Tiersen. He says: “City Night was written after I had gone for a walk on a rainy and late night in my Berlin neighbourhood. There wasn’t much going on anymore except for a few people waiting for the rain to stop with a drink in one bar or another. When you think about it, it’s just incredible how many different life stories and experiences take place in a single place. With this song I tried to capture the mood and feelings of that night.”


Forbidden Froot | Feel A Way

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Feel A Way is inspired by a past failed relationship. I think the track perfect night-time listening with its relaxed vibes. My plan is to release a song a month for three years straight.”


El Dragón Criollo | Cumbia Fantasia

HOME BASE: Colombia.
GENRE: Latin.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “After La Muerte del Perro Negro, El Dragón Criollo was the only one who could take his place, but he didn’t. He said El Perro Negro was irreplaceable. Then he was lost for days, weeks and months. Everybody thought he was dead, but he was not dead; he was celebrating alongside El General, a ritual for leaving the past behind. They were going like muevelo muevelo, pum pum mami mami y no me trates de engañar. This period of absence of more than six months gave him the name of El Mata Culebras, given to him by a chola caderona in Panama City the day he rescued her from a cobra that wanted to kill her. He became known as one of the most incredible snake charmers in the Caribbean and the Pacific coast, dominating all cobras and other poisonous snakes and making them his disciples. Many people thought he had a pact with the devil, but after a few years, nobody was saying that anymore. Instead they were saying he was the devil himself, El Diablo.”


Carly Ann Calbero | Down The Line

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Seattle singer-songwriter Carly Ann Calbero writes, records and produces her own music. A favorite busker at Pike Place Market, her voice has been compared to Brandi Carlile and Tracy Chapman. She was recently told that she has “a voice like a freight train,” a compliment she takes great pride in. The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer offers up her second single, with roaring vocals and driving guitars. Extending the depth of her range, Down the Line doesn’t pull any punches. The lyrics explore the dangers in a world of social media, fake news and bad-faith arguments in the context of an ending relationship. This is the second of four singles to be released in anticipation of her first fullalbum due in November.”


Bon | Realize

HOME BASE: South Africa.
GENRE: Afro-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Realize is a song from my upcoming sophomore album uThando (Love To The World).”


Naked Passion | Chromosomes

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Raw, heavy and theatrical at times, Naked Passion take the listener on a singular cinematic journey through a subtle mix of thick guitar sounds and dreamy atmospheres. Naked Passion emerged from the alternative scene of Liège in 2018. The young band ahve continued to evolve towards a much more mature sound, while keeping the poetry and freshness from their start. They just released their sophomore EP The Picturesque Initiative. It was recorded with Laurent Eyen, who has previously worked with the Belgian and French noise scene.”


Gagan | Are You Still Holding On?

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: R&B.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an independent musician from Vancouver. My music is a blend of R&B and hip-hop, and more melodic then other artists. May new album is titlaed Back to Basics, because I am returning to Square 1, reinventing a sound that’s closer to who I am as a person. I think having the courage to be yourself is the key to being a succesful artist.”


Qeeran | Like Your Man

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: R&B.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Malaysian-born, Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and producer Qeeran is an independent artist carving his sonic footprint within the lines of R&B and soul. He is influenced from the likes of Galimatias, Alina Baraz and SG Lewis, and manifests his artistry within his self-produced and self-written tracks. His latest single Like Your Man lingers within a seductive atmosphere and contains themes of jealousy and intense desire. The song’s general premise revolves a round wanting one final chance to prove personal growth and competence to a past lover, even if it’s too late.”


Polarity Code | An Illusion

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Classical Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “As a first-generation American whose parents migrated from India to the U.S., Seattle songwriter Saral Navlakha has spent his entire life trying to find an authentic balance between two contrasting cultures. This dichotomy is at the core of Polarity Code — a project that explores themes about personal desires vs. societal norms, separation vs. connection, resignation vs. perseverance, and confusion vs. clarity. Like the themes he explores, Saral’s music is also rooted in contrast, incorporating elements from diverse genres such as classical, electronic, and rock. This blend of styles bonds to create an original identity that is unique from its underlying parts. The result is a type of music that is powerful and energetic while simultaneously deep and introspective. Inspired by the structure of Radiohead’s Paranoid Android and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Polarity Code’s debut single An Illusion is a three-act narrative that takes the listener on an emotional journey filled with sweeping strings, melancholic piano, cacophonous noise, and a groovy dance beat.”


Jaimy Jay | Voyager, Pt. 6: City Lights

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m Jaimy Jay, Belgian artist and producer. I’m 31 years old. I’ve been making music for 10 years through collaboration with different artists. In 2019, I released my first EP Contemplation of Memories, which contained creations produced between 2012 and 2019. During the confinement of 2020 when I had just learned that I would be a dad, I started to compose instrumental pieces very different from what I usually did and influenced by artists I listened to as a teenager: Giorgio Moroder, Daft Punk, Joachim Garraud, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Muse. After relatives told me that the songs made them travel, I decided to call my album Voyager — each song is declined in a specific trip. Voyager, Pt. 6: City Lights is a reference to the city of Paris and also to Daft Punk.”


Rambler The Band | The Bad Seed

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Rambler The Band are a long-dreamt solo project by Rodrigo Gutiérrez, a Chilean expat living in France. Combining influences from The Beatles, the psychedelic touch of Pink Floyd and the roughness of garage-rock bands, his EP was born in the basement of his house.”


Madiha Abu Laila | Betel il Habash

HOME BASE: Egypt.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Madiha Abu Laila is the most recognized voice of the Zar Sa’idi —‚ a variety of zar originating in Upper Egypt. These beautiful songs dedicated to the spirits are enhanced with an intense rhythm and have incredible hypnotic potential. This is the most iconic variety of zar, still very much a female domain, and is increasingly rare in Cairo and the Nile Delta nowadays. Madiha is a true zar legend and it was a privilege to record her mesmerising voice.”


Frederique Cantais | Pour Toi

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Dancer Frédérique Cantais has worked with choreographers such as Bruno Agati, Redha and Karine Saporta, written for theatre, published poems and books, and studied painting. Today she is embarking on a different adventure in music with her own songs. In a soft and sensitive voice, she delivers beautiful and strong lyrics against a background of sweet, catchy music.”


Dorothée Doyer | Ceux Qui Aiment

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My second single has just been released. I am talking about relationships that can uplift us as well as serve us. Far from romantic comedies or yet another love song, I wanted to write about their reality, their diversity, their complexity, their density, their mystery.”


Raphaël Novarina | Minimalism No. 1

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Raphaël Novarina is a French pianist who composes in a variety of musical styles and setting, but mainly focuses on contemporary classical.”


Marc Bangs | Drag Me Back To Hell

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Garage-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “It took a pandemic and its load of frustration, sadness and disconnection, for Australia-born, British-raised singer-songwriter Marc Bangs to get over the writing block that had been controlling him for years. “My nan passed away during the lockdown, and I wanted her to stay one more night, so we could go back to England and say goodbye. It unfortunately never happened. But I wrote my very first song instead, One More Night, which I haven’t released yet.” Bangs hasn’t stopped since, finding in songwriting the cathartic solace he’s always looked for. He has a melody and a style that are unmistakably British and decadently pop. Drag Me Back To Hell is a breakup song. Or a love song. Or most likely both. “Every side has two stories, especially in a breakup,” explains Bangs. “This was my side, and the key thing to take from the chorus is that we are both at fault.” Written within an hour in Bangs’ bedroom, after a week of bingeing on Kate Bush’s iconic Wuthering Heights, Drag Me Back To Hell has all the elements of a true Brit-pop classic: the impeccably addictive melody, finely crafted words, and the feelings, honest, real and complex.”


Clide | Come Over

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Clide grew up in a flat in Berlin. His parents worked as classical musicians, so it’s no surprise that he learned to play piano at an early age. At 16 he started off fiddling around with a computer, a microphone and a piano, and hasn’t stopped since. Lo-fi pop is a big source of inspiration. Although still pretty young, he knows exactly what adjectives he wants his music to be associated with: Authentic, innovative and raw. He wants to talk about things that move him and are close to his heart. Of course, love is one of those things but so are questions around his own identity, the search for truth, dreams and interpersonal relationships. He says: “I remember writing Come Over in my bedroom almost two years ago, sitting there and thinking about that girl I used to see, that sadly wasn’t part of my life anymore. To me it’s just a song that’s really honest and pure, trying to say out loud what my feelings and the thoughts running through my head were telling me. I think I like the song so much, because it is so honest and real and I hope others can hear and feel that too.”


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