Zayde Wolf’s Single “Higher Than High” Inspires Through Tough Times

Nashville-based ZAYDE WØLF has released a new single titled “Higher Than High.” Check out the song below:

ZAYDE WØLF is the moniker for two-time Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and mixer Dustin Burnett, who was moved to write a song that lifted people from the tragedy the country faced in the past few months. The result was “Higher Than High,” written about pushing through mental and physical breaking points. The song continues to build on his reputation for making music that inspires and motivates to push his fans through barriers and get through difficult times.

The ZAYDE WØLF project came somewhat accidentally, as Burnett himself explains.

“Towards the end of 2015 I was producing some new music as a concept,” Burnett said. “I had these new ideas, but when a couple of singers fell through, I just decided to sing on it myself. I finished the songs, and rather than use my name, I listed, ‘Zayde Wolf,’ as the artist and sent it to a licensing company in Los Angeles called Lyric House. Pretty much immediately, one of the songs was licensed. Jessica Cole, Lyric House’s President responded, ‘So who’s Zayde Wolf, anyway? We need more songs.’ That’s literally the accidental story of how I became Zayde Wolf.”

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His debut album “Golden Age” released in 2016 introduced him as a formidable new voice in indie pop and afforded him the opportunity to let his own voice shine after years of helping others to do the same. Music by ZAYDE WØLF’s can be heard regularly on commercials and promos for the NCAA, NFL, NBA, XBOX and has been used in television shows and movie trailers. Burnett has also worked with artists such as Tyrone Wells, Generdyn, Us the Duo, Augustana, Dave Barnes and more. He also wears the hat of co-founder of That Sound, a boutique drum sampling company that has become the go-to for songwriters, producers and mixers looking for unique drums sounds and samples.

Burnett has experienced the power of music firsthand, and he’s made it his mission to share it with the rest of the world.

“The general message of Zayde Wolf is encouraging people,” Burnett said. “These songs are helping me in all these different ways. For a song to start in one place and then move all over the world to people who speak very little English is wild. These people reach out to me daily and say they are impacted by these songs in ways that turn their week around for better, or that the songs lead them to rethink a hard situation… and that’s powerful and humbling to me.”

Stay up to date with all things ZAYDE WØLF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud, and his official site.

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G O L D N W O L F Release Music Video for “Lone Wolf”

Seattle indie/alternative band G O L D N W O L F has released their first music video for the single “Lone Wolf.” Check out the video below:

The band’s creation was inspired by different aspects of life and sound with each song bringing an emotionally anthemic vibe. “Lone Wolf” was mixed by Jean-Marie Horvat (Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd) and mastered by Dave Kutch (Bruno Mars, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis). The single illustrates the essence of the band by breaking the mold and going against the grain of what mainstream society while living in the moment and being present.

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The band was formed in 2016, when Austin Robert (formally of Girl on Fire), Nicholas Wiggins (formally of Aiden) and Jake Jones (formally of New Years Day) wanted to start a fresh outfit that could bring life to a new generation of music. By removing all limitations, they decided early on to break the mold and create a completely unique sound that does not fit into one of many boxes of genres.

Be sure to stay up date with G O L D N W O L F on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their official site.

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Forever” Showcases Radio Wolf’s Talents

Canadian/British electro-rock outfit Radio Wolf will release its highly anticipated debut four-track EP “Rock ‘N’ Roll Forever” on Oct. 31. Check out the video for the track “Song on the Radio” here:

Radio Wolf is the creation of songwriter, musician and producer Oliver Blair. His original electronic rock outfit, Kindle, transformed his music into a visual experience complete with cyberpunk burlesque dancers.  After building a name for himself by touring and collaborating with UK artists including Ladytron, Sohodolls, Client, Hotel Motel and Kelli Ali, as well as performing at the legendary Notting Hill Arts Club, electro-pop band Client quickly signed him to their independent record label, Loser Friendly. His all-instrumental first album was then released, simply titled “Kindle.”

As Radio Wolf, Oliver has written and produced retro-future rock songs with guest vocalists as collaborators, Marika Gauci (Hotel Motel), Sarah Blackwood (Client/Dubstar), Kelli Ali (Sneaker Pimps) and Holly Dodson (Parallels). The sound is a unique fusion of electronic music and rock ’n’ roll, with a distinct retro-futuristic edge. The songs are crafted with lyrical and melodic power, combining uncanny rock guitar hooks, lush electronics, and distinctive vocal delivery.

Be sure to follow Radio Wolf on Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, and the official site.

Emily Curtis’ New Single “Battleshade”

Charleston SC based musician, Emily Curtis has released her new soul pop single “Battleshade” off her upcoming EP titled “Hindsight” coming out Nov. 10. Check out the single here:

The video, directed by Chris Viera, scenes flash between the many sides that comprise a woman: insecurity, comparison, liberation, frustration, confidence and beauty. The lyrics in “Battleshade” is a rallying call for all women who have dealt with discrimination and was written by Curtis as a response to her own insecurities about pursuing music. She said, “Remember me. Say you will. I’ll leave a mark. It won’t fade. It’s such a bold statement to make about yourself, but singing those phrases does something in me that makes me feel brave.”

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Photo credit: Randi Katheryn Photography

The five-track EP is a mixture of styles and flavors that contain pop, jazz, soul, and country. The resulting experience will leave the listener with introspective feelings of individuality as Curtis’s strong suit is her ability to share her own bravery through soulful lyrics of empowerment and self-acceptance.

Stay up to date with Curtis on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, and her official site.

VanWyck’s New Single “An Average Woman” is Brave and Bold

Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck releases her new single “An Average Woman,” the title track off her upcoming moody, indie-folk album due out on January 19 on Maiden Name Records. Check out the song here:

Hauntingly atmospheric and melodious, the songs on “An Average Woman” unravel in a spiral of smoky soulful vocals aching with lyrical precision of stories untold. The album is about women who are visible and hidden, sacrificing and selfish, ordinary and magical, obligated and free. It’s about the mysteries lurking in the everyday and creating your own universe and your own sense of belonging, while stumbling along the way.

The lead single is about being braver, bolder, and sometimes selfish. Written in the past tense, it’s almost like a funeral song, burying the average woman in order for the creative woman to emerge. Accompanied by the award-winning bass player and arranger Reyer Zwart, lyrics and instrumentation intertwine to become a conversational narrative in a gentle dance of ebb and flow.

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“Both my grandmothers were strong women (a nurse and a teacher) who came from very humble backgrounds and had to work hard and take care of children,” VanWyck said. “Being creative was a luxury that was often not allowed to them. Being in the foreground was also not something they were allowed to aspire to. One of my grandmothers was very inspirational in making me reach higher and to put all my talents to work. I keep her picture as a young girl on my desktop to remind me of the chances she never had and the way she pushed me to reach higher.”

To stay up to date with all things VanWyck, check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.