“Lone Wolf” by Anna Renee

Singer-songwriter, Anna Renee, offers a deeply profound mix of soul and blues with unforgettable hooks that draw you in the way only a great pop record can. Furthermore, her performances are theatrical, electric, and emotional. Not only has her experience as an actress carried into her music on stage, it has also allowed her to tap into other genres while writing. She isn’t afraid to channel her inner Carrie Underwood and write a country song when the muse strikes, or craft a hip hop beat with lyrics fit for Iggy Azalea.

Keep and ear out for Renee’s debut album coming out late this year, produced by Rock Mafia’s Aaron Dudley (Miley Cyrus).

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“Lone Wolf” by Anna Renee

Anna Renee

Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight of M T Press

“Walking In The Sun” by The Blue Dolphins

Los Angeles, California-based eclectic, melodic pop-rock duo, The Blue Dolphins, is comprised of Alfonso Rodenas (guitar, engineer) and Victoria Scott (lead vocals). Their six-song EP entitled Walking In The Sun is the prelude to the band’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, Come On, which will be released in the fall. Walking In The Sun embraces folk, pop, and roots-rock alongside the duo’s characteristic optimism and charm.

Scott grew up outside of London, England, fascinated by her father’s collection of Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Rolling Stones records. After learning to play the recorder, piano and guitar, Scott taught herself to sing, emulating the various styles of Carole King, Nina Simone, N’Dea Davenport and Aretha Franklin. Rodenas is a two-time Grammy-award winning sound engineer from Spain. His music career began as a bassist in the indie pop-rock band Vitamin Vil in Valencia, Spain.

Scott and Rodenas fatefully met at the legendary rock pit The Cat Club on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and soon started playing and recording together. At the time, Scott was managing UK artist Zoe Scott (her older sister) as well as the independent record label Zeus Records. Rodenas was working in the studio with some of the best Americana bands in Los Angeles.

The duo’s debut, My Favorite Word is Today is a soulful blend of eclectic-pop-folk with hints of exotic sounds. They followed up My Favorite Word is Today with 2013’s In Between EP, which further showcased their ability to write warm melodies and heartfelt lyrics with energetic, upbeat vocal harmonies.

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“Walking In The Sun” by The Blue Dolphins

Walking In The Sun cover art

Image and mp3 courtesy of Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust PR.