As 2020 draws to a close, let's look ahead to a couple of new releases from independent artists that will be turning heads in 2021. First up, is the full-length debut album from Brooklyn singer/songwriter Paul Darrah, who is going by his recording persona, Tenant From Zero. His new release titled "Flight" feels inspired by the British pop phase of the eighties and nineties. This album has been two years in the making and begins with the quiet, slow, hypnotizing melody of "ZRH." as Tenant From Zero takes his time introducing himself to you. The energy picks up with the light, airy pop beats and addictive chorus of "The End Away" and "This Can't Wait Til Later," which are sure to find their way to college radio playlists. The music is stark and subtle in "After," as you are attracted to his vocals on this emotional sounding ballad. Tenant From Zero closes out his new album with the Roxy Music-like style of "Perfect Words," which continues to build with excitement, along with stark, gentle touch of "Still Empty Rooms." To find out more about Tenant From Zero and his debut release "Flight," please visit tenantfromzero1.bandcamp.com.
Also arriving in January is the self-titled debut album from folk-pop band, The Burnt Pines. Their music follows the musical veins of The Lumineers, Sufjan Stevens and Mumford & Sons, as they look to make their way onto the music scene with their new twelve-track release. The album begins with the wonderful harmonies of "Diamonds," as The Burnt Pines slowly draw you in with the song's gentle melody. Next comes the up-tempo, pop feel of "Heavy And Young" and "On The Burning Bridge," which will draw you in with its simple chorus and addictive, danceable rhythm. They wear their hearts on their sleeves with the beautiful, quiet flow of "Only In The Soul," while "Oh Me Oh My" has a nostalgic rock vibe that shows another dimension to their music, other that folk and pop melodies. The Burnt Pines paint the perfect lyrical picture with "From Seville To Manhattan," as the words describe the perfect story in your mind, before finishing their new album with the upbeat strumming of "Waiting For You" and the gentle touch of "April Child." To find out more about The Burnt Pines and their new self-titled debut album, please visit theburntpines.com.