The first quarter of the New Year is here, which means you can look forward to the sounds of some new music from some of the top artists in the industry. Highlights of the new year include new work from both well-known and up-and-coming artists. ICT & Partners make Hollywood Digest editors pick of top artists of the year, and here is a breakdown of some of the most talented artists who will spice up your playlists.
Singer-songwriter Simon Lunche was coming off of his first critically acclaimed solo album release during the COVID pandemic. He’d been stuck in Berkeley, California for over a year, and found himself increasingly nostalgic about his friends, past experiences, and stories he’d gathered over the years. Through many phone conversations with these friends, lots of laughter, and tears, the late-night reminiscing inspired some magical new stories that needed to be told. Seated at his 100-year-old Steinway baby grand piano with his ’65 Stratocaster guitar in tow, the creative process began to flow.
McKenna Camille’s “Strawberry Shortcake” is an upbeat and lighthearted pop/dance song that blends old with new types of music. The single has been released along with a new music video. The concept of the video is all about having fun and enjoying time together.
Randy Edelman, the grand composer, producer, and musician recognized for creating the soundtracks for some of the greatest films, television shows, and sports events in history, released his highly anticipated anthemic song of hope and inspiration titled “Comin’ Out the Other Side,” via Tribeca Records, a SohoJohnny Enterprise, on July 2, 2021. The song promotes an epidemic of joy and happiness as a grand finale to a time best forgotten.
CJ the Visionary
CJ The Visionary is an R&B artist and business mogul, who’s known for his catchy single “Fall Back.” He was drawn in by the passion of Jackson and other greats, such as Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown, and Marvin Gaye. He’s also the former host of a podcast and an On Repeat music video channel, a shoe designer, and a CEO/co-founder.
Gary Robinson’s song “It Could Only Be You” was released recently, and has been drawing the attention of wedding venues and bands, as well as local DJs eager for a new hit. Turning heads was an understatement for DJ Sharpcut’s latest hit single, “It Could Only Be You”, as the song is already sweeping across the nation.
Marc Gordon cleverly combines humor, social commentary, and musical talent in his thought-provoking brand- new album, “Center Stage.” The album focuses on relevant topics of today– politics, COVID, and social distancing. Other songs are re-imagined hits from popular artists such as Bob Marley, James Brown, Miley Cyrus & and Eminem. This fun, upbeat album has a mix of EDM, hip hop, and little funk.
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