Lewis OfMan is the stage name of Lewis Delhomme, a French producer, singer, songwriter, drummer, and pianist from Paris. Known for his distinctive sound he loves to try things and ideas, exploring new sounds and cultures and gets inspired by different styles. He loves to immerse himself in unplanned and unorganized moments – those sweet moments that life often gives you just unexpectedly, to later reproduce them in music. This makes his sound incredibly unique, authentic and mostly nostaglic.
The New York based artist is always referred to as the Internet and TikTok sensation phenomenon. But we think this description does not shows his true qualities. His music sounds too timeless, his reflections on “real” life too wisely. In this interview, he talks about start reflecting and studying what you’re telling yourself, how he write songs, and the nicest compliment anyone can give him.
“This song feels like a new beginning to me. In the last few months, I’ve been able to deal with myself a lot and discovered a new approach to the world. The insight that everything in nature is connected and that we as physical beings are exposed to the tides gave me a lot. the phases of the moon are also part of this eternal and beautiful cycle. It may be a bit of my imagination, but I feel more open to this cycle now.”
His new release ‘Rosa Schnee’ is an intriguing mix of all that, combined with a heavy retro 80’s feel. The video, starring gorgeous Jillian Klingler of Stella Models, lets us follow a late-night summer sunset drive in an old Porsche 928 Turbo in Gold. And almost wraps us into a sense of painful nostalgia. A golden moment of freedom and the long gone feeling the city belongs to you. Where nothing matters but the moment. Rosa. (pink)
“Solidarity can be the best gift for Iranian men and women at this time in history.” Iranian artist and women’s rights activist Golazin Ardestani aka Gola grew up in Iran but now lives exiled in London and Los Angeles. We talked to her about the Iranian morality police, where she get’s the strength to keep fighting and what each of us can do for change.
Rob McCall and Corey Jordan are All Poets & Heroes. The essence of the band is to immerse themselves in deeply human reflections, the highs and lows of life. They digest questions that all of us have and the answers we are all after through their music and over the last 2 years, they’ve written and recorded their 2-part EP “Colorful Lungs”, trying to make sense of the world around them as well as the emotions inside.
Music festivals are where you go to escape reality and detach yourself from your every day stresses and ILLfest did not disappoint. Not to mention, Austin, Texas was the perfect location for it with its southern charm and comforting ambience. The acts consisted of Cheat Codes, Louis the Child, Slander, Tsu Nami, Mija, Wax Motif, Madeon, Jai Wolf, Griz, Getter, and Kayzo.
The new single from the Berlin-based singer and songwriter Eveline tries to explore these sides of life. “We all feel pressure. We take pills to boost our performance. With little sleep and lots of work we bury our wishes under a shiny surface of broken glass.” And she connects the story with love, which is often no less a rush of passion and pain. Impressively, the track builds up slowly into an electronic synth sounds storm, exciting and unexpected.
Forming in 2008, the Canadian indie pop outfit is closing in on 15 years of being. Still thriving in an era where many artist projects last less than 15 months, that’s quite impressive. “When I chose this job it was literally write music, record it, tour it, and do interviews… That was it,” says frontman Zach Gray, reflecting on how things have changed. Yet, while they find themselves far from their proggy piano rock beginnings, their flame still burns bright, and it shows on their most recent full-length, Come Back To Life.
Dublin based singer and songwriter Christian Cohle stays true to his captivating style and has released another audiovisual masterpiece. “Another Life” is the soundtrack of life, and the accompanied video a firework of cinematic colors, emotional scenes evoking nostalgic and compelling feelings.
Beautiful piano sounds melt into an atmospheric, cinematic soundscape – a soothing melancholy that makes you come down from the noisiness of the everyday world. ‘Terra (Earth)’ is the brand new EP release of Multifaceted Italian composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini which indulges our senses and is just so perfect to unwind.
“The EP is a crash course on how to fall in and out of love. From ‘The season’, which I wrote in a state of euphoria after putting myself back into the dating scene, to the bitter recollection of a relationship I’d left in ‘Cloud 9’. It’s a bit of an epiphany, realising that someone can almost make you feel twice the person you were without them, hence the concept of ‘I only ever felt half as much’”.
“Most of the time I’m a pretty positive person and in a good mood.” reveals German artist Julian Kleinert alias byelian. To show his melancholical and soft side initially took him a bit of effort, but through music he felt an outlet to emote this side of him.
“Fin Août Début Septembre is all about that moment when you’re packing stuff after a summer vacation, ready to leave the hotel room. That precise moment between the end of freedom and the (re)start of normal life. You think about all the good times, the fun you had, when you forgot about everything else, wishing you could keep those memories in a bottle and make them last forever.”
It’s been 4 years since the first Head in the Clouds festival in Pasadena, CA at the The Rose Bowl. 88rising has yet again exceeded the expectations of attendees by bringing together the perfect balance of cleanliness, a great roster of artists, and amazing food catered by vendors from Southern California’s very own 626 market.