Songwriter – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 02:36:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://f-bod.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/fbod-150x150.png Songwriter – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ 32 32 Submitters, say thank you to songwriters https://f-bod.com/submitters-say-thank-you-to-songwriters/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 20:13:38 +0000 https://f-bod.com/submitters-say-thank-you-to-songwriters/ Submitters, say thank you to songwriters Every proposal writer struggles to find that perfect line, that bit of words that captures the heart and soul of the program – even the entire organization. “Lines that capture the essence of something often come from Nashville, Laurel Canyon, Tin Pan Alley and other songwriter haunts…we could do […]]]>

Submitters, say thank you to songwriters

Every proposal writer struggles to find that perfect line, that bit of words that captures the heart and soul of the program – even the entire organization. “Lines that capture the essence of something often come from Nashville, Laurel Canyon, Tin Pan Alley and other songwriter haunts…we could do worse than listen to how they say it.”

Poverty and inequality? For the Lindsay administration, New York City 1968, ‘put your daughter sometimes sleep, with rats instead of nursery rhymes, with hunger and your other children next to her. . . worry about it, Bob Dorough and Stu Scharf. Nothing more needed to be said, according to Boyd. More recently, Bruce Springsteen could have spoken about contemporary poverty with Ghost of Tom Joad: “Hot soup over a campfire below deck; The line of refuge stretches around the corner, Welcome to the new world order. Families sleep in their cars in the southwest No home no work no peace no rest. There are thousands of people living under the bridge today.

Some nonprofits are working hard to get us to take the climate crisis seriously.

Marvin Gaye tried to get our attention 50 years ago: “Where have all the blue skies gone? Poison is the wind that blows. From the north and from the south and from the east” (Mercy, Mercy Me / Ecology). Or maybe we’re listening to Childish Gambino: “Each day gets hotter than the last, Running out of water, it’s about to sink, To come down. Air that kills the bees we depend on, Birds were made to sing, to wake quietly, No sound.” (It smells like summer).

What else to say about guns and gun control? This, perhaps, from Drive-By Truckers: “We’re all standing in the shadows of our noblest intentions for something greater. Than being shot in a classroom in Oregon.

Lead writer Patterson Hood says “that’s one of the reasons the flag is always at half mast these days” (writing credit is shared by the 5-man band, Umpqua Cannons).

And there’s a painful picture painted in Carrie Underwood The ball: “Line of limousines leaving one by one Prayers were prayed, hands were sung Oh, moms aren’t supposed to bury their sons, the ball just keeps rolling” (writers Allen Shamblin, Andy Albert, Marc Beeson).

Proposal writers should not simply copy these images. On the other hand, they could learn from the tight, compelling language of these songs and hundreds of others that convey emotion, imagery and urgency, all qualities we need to incorporate into our submissions. © Copyright 2022 The Grantsmanship Center Thomas Boyd is Chief Editorial Consultant for The Scholarship Center in Los Angeles, California.

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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies aged 59 https://f-bod.com/gangstas-paradise-rapper-coolio-dies-aged-59/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 01:44:27 +0000 https://f-bod.com/gangstas-paradise-rapper-coolio-dies-aged-59/ Legendary rapper Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) has passed away. He was 59 years old. His cause of death is reported by some media as a heart attack. According to reports, while at a friend’s house, the rapper was discovered unresponsive on a bathroom floor. First responders pronounced him dead upon arrival. The rapper’s […]]]>

Legendary rapper Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) has passed away. He was 59 years old.

His cause of death is reported by some media as a heart attack. According to reports, while at a friend’s house, the rapper was discovered unresponsive on a bathroom floor. First responders pronounced him dead upon arrival.

The rapper’s longtime manager, Jarel Posey, confirmed the news to Variety. According to TMZ, “Law enforcement sources told the outlet that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of his death. An autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death. death.

Coolio was known for hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Fantastic Voyage,” and the soundtrack to the popular young adult variety show. Kenan and Kel. The cultural impact of “Gangsta’s Paradise” was enormous. The movie song dangerous spirits, with Michelle Pfeiffer, was an international phenomenon. And was parodied by Weird Al Yankovich in “Amish Paradise”.

Coolio was born on August 1, 1963 in Monessen, Pennsylvania. And later, he moved to Compton, California, where he shot to fame in the mid-90s. Many on social media mourned the acclaimed lyricist. Including celebrities and many media.

Michelle Pfeiffer took to Instagram to share her grief. “Heartbroken to learn of the passing of talented artist @coolio,” she wrote. “A life entirely too short. As some of you may know, I had the good fortune to work with him on Dangerous Minds in 1995. He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack – which I think is the why our film was so successful. I remember he was nothing but gracious. 30 years later, I still get chills when I hear the song. Sending love and light to his family. Rest in power, Artis Leon Ivey Jr. ❤.

Ice cube shared their condolences on Twitter, writing, “This is sad news. I witness first hand the grind of this man at the top of the industry. Rest in peace @Coolio.”

Vanilla Ice took to social media to share her shock. “Painting just found out my good friend Coolio passed away,” he wrote.

The news comes as a shock to many. This is a developing story.

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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BIGSOUND Interview: Banjo Lucia on his songwriting process, his fearlessness and his love of musicals https://f-bod.com/bigsound-interview-banjo-lucia-on-his-songwriting-process-his-fearlessness-and-his-love-of-musicals/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:11:02 +0000 https://f-bod.com/bigsound-interview-banjo-lucia-on-his-songwriting-process-his-fearlessness-and-his-love-of-musicals/ Banjo Lucia is a singer-songwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia who is starting to make waves. She had a stellar 2022, releasing her debut EP, peccadilloes to great success. In addition to its own flagship shows, Banjo has racked up some very good support slots, including Stella Donnelly during his national tour, San Cisco in Victoria […]]]>

Banjo Lucia is a singer-songwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia who is starting to make waves. She had a stellar 2022, releasing her debut EP, peccadilloes to great success. In addition to its own flagship shows, Banjo has racked up some very good support slots, including Stella Donnelly during his national tour, San Cisco in Victoria and elsewhere.

I met Banjo the day after his first showcase at BIGSOUND 2022. It was a polished performance, where the audience was quiet and totally focused on his songs. Banjo writes from the heart, singing about relationships, challenging bad behavior and her broad observations as she finds her way in the world.

Hi banjo. I saw your set last night, congratulations – I enjoyed it very much. You said you were a little nervous…

Yeah – I’ve done loads of gigs, but I get nervous before every gig. I think that’s a good sign. If I’m not nervous, these are the worst shows. It takes a bit of tension to get it right.

It went well. The people were silent and everyone was listening.

It was fun. The audience was amazing – it was really nice.

That’s one of the things I noticed at BIGSOUND, so often there are people talking, and it drives you crazy

Musicians know what musicians want. They are more respectful.

Especially for your songs, which are so lyrically based

Yeah – vocal driven… They’re not very danceable songs (laughs). Nobody gets moshpit-y or anything.

Have you seen a lot here?

As much as I can – but it’s been quite a busy schedule. I saw Siobhan Cotchin and Jacotenewho played before me. Noah Dylan It’s incredible. I try to see as much as possible.

You grew up in a musical family. What music really resonated?

A huge variation of music was played. Old country like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. And heaps of soul. Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding. Old jazz like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. And hip hop. Dad loves Missy Elliot and NWA And lots of people of course. Mom is pretty folksy, so Laura Marling, Gillian Welch. A big mix. Also Jeff Buckley, Bjork.

He gave you a lot of work with

I like everything.

Your songs are personal and written from the heart. You sang your song “Plastic Seats” last night, a song about patriarchy. How did it go with the boys in your local town?

I remember the first time I played was at the local pub in my home town. Before I continued, I said “you know, I was really nervous about playing the song here tonight because I was afraid someone would take it personally. I sing about misogyny in a small town in a pub, and here we are in a small town in a pub. And then I realized that if you take this song personally, then you’re supposed to take this song personally. That’s the whole point of the song. So if you feel a little attacked by the song, it’s because I’m attacking you. Go home and do a little research, give your mother a hug, talk about it.

I just tackled it. I thought if it’s personal, then maybe it’s personal. Reflect on yourself and move on. I couldn’t just stand there and say I didn’t mean what I’m saying in the song. Sorry if it hurts your feelings. Because I mean it. It is harmful.

As a songwriter, you’re pretty fearless…

Good…. Socially, I feel like I’m quite averse to conflict, more of a people pleaser. But music is an amazing place where I can say what I want and stand up for myself. I fostered a much better sense of self-respect through songwriting. Defend myself through music. There’s something that really healed about getting on stage and singing with a little more sass and self-respect, and proving it to myself.

It’s not that I’m a fearless person, but I feel my writing, because it’s so honest, it forces me not to be afraid when I interpret it, if that makes sense.

Yes – it shows. You certainly sounded confident performing those songs.

Oh, that’s fantastic to hear. It’s good.

Banjo Lucia @ BIGSOUND

What part of the process do you enjoy the most? Songwriting, creating music, performing?

There’s an amazing part when you’re writing a song, or just finishing a song, when I don’t want to stop playing it. I will express it in memo and listen to it again and again. Then I’ll come home and think, “maybe I can put that word there.” I get pretty obsessive and that’s a good feeling. It sounds good and I’m excited about what I’m creating. For 48 hours, all I can think about is going home and playing the song, singing the song. Yeah – that’s one of my favorite parts of the process.

And I love when the song is fully formed, and I can play it in front of people, and it breathes new life into it. I play old songs rehearsing, and I can get so sick of them, and then I get on stage and they have all the energy I had when I was first writing them. I think that’s when performance is really part of the process.

Those are my two main parts of the song process.

Do you know when you finished the song? Are you a tweaker?

I am a tweaker. Especially vocally. When I first write the songs, I’m pretty confident vocally, in a small range. It’s only after playing them and singing them, many times, that I think maybe I can add a run there, or go high there. I consider songs as living organisms. When you record a song, you take a picture of it. This song is going to live a lifetime and change and fluctuate and relate to loads of people and grow.

I don’t look at a picture of me and think it’s me, it’s all about me and all I’ll ever be. It’s just me both frozen. So when I started thinking of songs as organisms and recordings as photos, it made it so much easier for me to let go. I don’t need to capture everything about what this song is and will be. I just need to capture what it is now, and that’s what I can give people.

Then they can come back to see him live and see him at a later stage in his life.

If you want to change it later, you can!

You can! And it doesn’t have to be so tense and perfect. It has to be honest and authentic to me – but it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Paul Kelly tweaked the lyrics to “How To Make Gravy”

Is he? – I love it!

He changed the line “Just a little too much cologne” at “he never had Nina Simone”

I like this. You have to let the song go where it needs to go.

I think he made a good change there. Not having Nina Simone is unforgivable!

It’s a red flag for sure. When I first met my partner, she just said “I love that Nina Simone song” right now, I just thought, yeah, you’re the only one, that’s all. Green flag!

You expressed a love for musicals. Is it a love that still persists?

Absolutely, 100%. I love everything. I loved the grease. It was really huge for me. Looking back on it now, it’s not the most ethical movie. But great outfits, great songs, great dances.

Like Mary Poppins. Like Anne sick! “It’s The Hard Knock Life” is probably one of the greatest hits of all time. This song rocks. I love it.

Chicago. I love it. I did theater all through high school. I love that you take a realistic plot and then lift it with the magic of music.

Imagine if there was a world where music, dance and art played a more integral role – what would that be like? It’s a bit like a musical. I think it’s amazing.

I LOVE THEM!

Current ones?

Well, listen, I’m the kind of person who really likes to review shit. And I really get attached to the movies that I love. It takes a lot for me to get out of this place and look for something else, so I don’t know if there are many current musicals for me. I don’t watch them. I just watch my comfort movies.

So if they ask you to star in a remake of one of these classics..

I would be there in a heartbeat – I would, I would pay to do it! $1 per hour. I’m in. Fuck yeah! I love it!

Banjo Lucia

What awaits you?

I have Wave Rock coming. A festival in rural WA.

And I open Sharon Van Etten early December. It is enormous! It’s at the Freo Arts Center. It’s so exciting. I don’t really believe it yet. I also play at the Queenscliff Music Festival.

Then I’ll release another single and an EP and keep that tap flowing!

Thanks Banjo. Enjoy the rest of BIGSOUND

Justin Stewart Cotta

You can follow Banjo Lucia on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterSpotify and YouTube

All photos – Bruce Baker

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Review: Kendell Marvel Addresses Nobody on Rugged’s Third Album, Honest Country https://f-bod.com/review-kendell-marvel-addresses-nobody-on-ruggeds-third-album-honest-country/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:10:36 +0000 https://f-bod.com/review-kendell-marvel-addresses-nobody-on-ruggeds-third-album-honest-country/ Kendell Wondergo sun(CmdShft)4 out of 5 stars One look at Kendall Marvel’s bald head, unadorned gaze, long white Rip Van Winkle beard, and hulking, tougher-than-leather persona, and it’s clear he’s serious about everything he does. do. In this case, it’s about creating tough, honest outlaw country inspired by the no-BS style of Waylon Jennings and […]]]>

Kendell Wonder
go sun
(CmdShft)
4 out of 5 stars

One look at Kendall Marvel’s bald head, unadorned gaze, long white Rip Van Winkle beard, and hulking, tougher-than-leather persona, and it’s clear he’s serious about everything he does. do. In this case, it’s about creating tough, honest outlaw country inspired by the no-BS style of Waylon Jennings and Chris Stapleton.

The latter is particularly notable. They wrote dozens of songs together, and Stapleton’s notoriety helped Marvel establish himself as a performer by allowing him to open shows. After being a backstage songwriter for decades, Marvel started making albums in 2017 at the age of 46. In 2019, fellow Nashville resident Dan Auerbach will provide label and production assistance for Marvel on the highly-received Solid Gold Sounds. Release.

For album number three, Beau Bedford (The Texas Gentlemen) took over the production reins. He also provided the Dallas-based backing band, which Marvel had never met before recording these ten fearless tracks. Unsurprisingly, Stapleton plays a fairly large role in the creation of the record. He co-wrote two selections, sang backup on a few others and contributed guitar to another. While Marvel’s sound is similar to its pal, there’s sure to be room for more of what Stapleton is delivering to sheds full of adoring fans.

The baritone’s dark drawl and soulful Marvel swamp dominate these honky tonk and classic country-informed tunes, with an edge when driven by the singer’s gritty approach. From the dark dreamy “Hell Bent on Hard Times”, where he brings a bit of George Jones and blues to the dark ballad (No reason not to turn back / I guess I’ll just go blind), to spunky ZZ Top meets slow rocker Tom Waits, “Put It on the Plate,” a no-prisoners attack on fake preachers, there are no weak moments.

Marvel isn’t playing anything it doesn’t believe by stating in the pre-release notes, “I’m 51, which means I’m long past the stage of catering to anyone, I tell just the stories I want to tell.” One is Waylon’s dull stomp in “Habits,” where he takes on the voice of a hoodlum who knows he needs to change but can’t reform his bad habits by singing. God only knows how many suns I’ve seen rise from the county jail / Lotta daddy’s paychecks wasted on this redneck’s bail.

But that doesn’t mean he’s beyond showing his tender side, which he does exquisitely on “Fool Like Me,” where Took’s chorus a man to keep you, but to lose you takes a idiot like me, is set to a melody so memorably bittersweet you’ll sing it after one round. It’s a high point of both this album and Marvel’s recorded career as it exposes another side of his crass swagger. Closing weeper “Dyin’ Ain’t Cheap” ends the set on another poignant note as Mickey Raphael’s harmonica and pedal steel bring sensibility to a tale about how to live is not easy and to die is not cheap.

Kendall Marvel got off to a late start as a frontman, but he’s making up for lost time with three unapologetically powerful country albums over the past five years, including Go Sun is arguably the best.

Photo credit: Laura E. Partain / Sacks & co.

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Singer-songwriter and producer DJ Ritviz on creating a “new world” with his music https://f-bod.com/singer-songwriter-and-producer-dj-ritviz-on-creating-a-new-world-with-his-music/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:07:32 +0000 https://f-bod.com/singer-songwriter-and-producer-dj-ritviz-on-creating-a-new-world-with-his-music/ Fresh off his collaboration with ‘Ms Marvel’, singer, songwriter and record producer Ritviz has released his first full album, titled ‘Mimmi’, which he describes as his ‘most personal work to date’. – an ode to his mother, or “Mimmi”, as he affectionately calls her. The eight-track compilation not only draws inspiration from his childhood memories, […]]]>

Fresh off his collaboration with ‘Ms Marvel’, singer, songwriter and record producer Ritviz has released his first full album, titled ‘Mimmi’, which he describes as his ‘most personal work to date’. – an ode to his mother, or “Mimmi”, as he affectionately calls her.

The eight-track compilation not only draws inspiration from his childhood memories, but also focuses on the bond he shares with his mother, who features as a vocalist and lyricist on the album.

The album makes a serious attempt to establish how life has come full circle for the Darbhanga-born, now Goa-based musician, whose songs can rightly be called ‘earworms for the soul’.

Singer-songwriter and producer Ritviz

“Mimmi is a collection of songs that I wrote with my mother to better understand love. I’m so grateful for the love I’ve received and continue to receive – it gave me and always will give me the strength to keep moving forward,” Ritvis said of the album.

“But where there is love, there is also heartbreak. Once I grew out of my cocoon and into the outside world, I really realized the value of the love we have. taught me, while accepting other love languages.

“My journey to realize this has been the progression of the album I shared with my mother, only to realize that it’s not even the journey, but the companionship that has helped me rejoice and realize , and that’s why the album is an ode to my mother.”

In a conversation with YS LifeRitviz talks about the role of his parents in his musical upbringing, the importance of collaborations and how he draws inspiration from everything around him.

Edited excerpts from the interview:

YS Life (YSL): Your latest album, Mimmi, is an ode to your mother? You said you woke up in the morning at your mother’s house riyaaz? Your father is a tabla player… Tell us about your introduction to music.

Ritviz Srivastava (RS): Music has always been in our house. My dad plays picturemy mother is a classical singer, and i would wake up with her riyaaz mornings. Naturally, sometimes I joined Ma in the morning, and that’s how I was brought up, musically. Music played a very big role in my upbringing. If I had to be more elaborate, I think I have Mom look at the music and the way it practiced and my introduction to music made me who I am today. I don’t see music as a career or as something I have to master. It’s something that I love to do, that makes me feel like myself. I only understood all of this because I saw my parents treat him that way.

Rivitz

YSL: You dropped out of school to devote yourself to music. How did you take the reviews that came with it?

RS: I don’t think I have been criticized. I think that was especially the case with my parents – with mom at school and dad at his workplace at the bank, I think they dealt with people around them saying things about me like leaving school, but it never reached me. That’s what I’m grateful for because it allowed me to make music comfortably.

YSL: Did you expect to become so popular? Or did you go through the usual struggles of becoming a musician?

RS: I had my big break in 2017 with Udd Gaye, but I had had a good four years before that – I dropped out of school in 2013 and spent those years making music professionally, full time. So obviously there was a series of difficulties that came with it – managing the shows and all that before getting on that big stage.

YSL: To what extent has learning different styles of music, especially classical music, helped you become your own?

RS: It had a big influence on the way I structure music today, it was a very subconscious placement – ​​it happened in my head, without me formulating it.

Hearing Indian classical music was an influence in itself, but the learning has shaped the way I make music today.

YSL: Can you say that your music has an Indian soul and a Western undertone? How to merge the two elements?

RS: Growing up, listening to hip-hop and top 40s, and learning Indian classical music belonged to two different worlds, and I formed a new world with them. I’m ok with that – I listen to new stuff and if I put new stuff in, there’s a new output.

YSL: How important is visual identity in your music?

RS: Everything I do, from visual identity to sound, I started to look at it differently when I started to ask myself ‘what interests me’, what I do in the life of everyday becomes my brand identity. I love to wear kurtas, I love to wear a bomber jacket and I love sneakers – all the things I’m passionate about then become my visual identity in a way.

Rivitz

YSL: What inspires you when you make your music?

RS: All around me, I see music as an expression, and that comes from learning, meeting new people, spending time with my family and loved ones. You have to live your life for the music to come to you.

YSL: How important are musical collaborations?

RS: For a very long time, I didn’t see any value in it because I was too busy figuring out what Ritviz is and my sound. Once I pitched my sound, got it together, and started meeting like-minded people, I started creating music with others. I was going to visit Udyan (Udyan Sagar from Nucleya) for dinner and ended up writing music together.

YSL: Is there a generational shift in the way music is perceived and would you say yours is the music of the new generation?

RS: I think as long as I’m honest about my work, it can transcend all demographics.

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Recently separated Kelsea Ballerini looks long in a silver mini dress at the Nashville Songwriter Awards https://f-bod.com/recently-separated-kelsea-ballerini-looks-long-in-a-silver-mini-dress-at-the-nashville-songwriter-awards/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:27:14 +0000 https://f-bod.com/recently-separated-kelsea-ballerini-looks-long-in-a-silver-mini-dress-at-the-nashville-songwriter-awards/ Recently separated Kelsea Ballerini looks long in a silver mini dress at the Nashville Songwriter Awards By Cassie Carpenter for Dailymail.Com Published: 02:27 BST, 21 September 2022 | Updated: 02:58 BST, 21 September 2022 Two-time Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini donned a leggy look to attend NSAI’s fifth annual sold-out Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman […]]]>

Recently separated Kelsea Ballerini looks long in a silver mini dress at the Nashville Songwriter Awards

Two-time Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini donned a leggy look to attend NSAI’s fifth annual sold-out Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in her native Tennessee on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old country crooner in a sparkly silver long-sleeved mini dress and black pumps selected by stylist Molly Dickson.

Kelsea also showed off her taut midriff, thanks to the fancy dress’ mesh cutout at the waist.

Pretty rods! Two-time Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini donned a leggy look to attend NSAI’s fifth annual sold-out Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in her native Tennessee on Tuesday

Ballerini’s ponytail and makeup were done by Kelsey Deenihan Fisher for the awards show.

Before leaving home, the Muscle Memory singer – who has 7.1 million social media followers – posted a lackluster-to-fab behind-the-scenes video of her glamorous look.

On August 26, Kelsea filed for divorce from fellow crooner Morgan Evans after more than four years of marriage.

“My friends, I have always done my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold,” Ballerini wrote on the 29th. august.

Metallic moment: The 29-year-old country crooner in a shimmering silver long-sleeved mini dress and black pumps

The set was selected by stylist Molly Dickson

Metallic moment: The 29-year-old country crooner in a shimmering silver long-sleeved mini dress and black pumps selected by stylist Molly Dickson

Hi!  Kelsea also showed off her taut belly, thanks to the fancy dress' mesh cutout at the waist

Hi! Kelsea also showed off her taut belly, thanks to the fancy dress’ mesh cutout at the waist

Ready for her close-up!  Ballerini's ponytail and makeup were done by Kelsey Deenihan Fisher for the awards show

Ready for her close-up! Ballerini’s ponytail and makeup were done by Kelsey Deenihan Fisher for the awards show

BTS: Before leaving the house, the Muscle Memory singer posted a dull to fabulous video of her glamorous look

She has 7.1 million social media followers.

BTS: Before leaving home, the Muscle Memory singer – who has 7.1 million social media followers – posted a dull to fabulous video of her glamorous look

“This is now a public record, so I wanted you to hear directly from me that I am going through the process of a divorce. This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth and effort that ultimately led to ended.

“It’s hard to find the words here…but I’m extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the coming seasons. With very busy schedules ahead, please keep in mind that we are all both fragile, which we are actively healing and doing our best.

The 37-year-old Australian continued with his own statement: “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are separating. I wish it were otherwise, but unfortunately it is not.

It's over: On August 26, Kelsea filed for divorce from fellow crooner Morgan Evans after more than four years of marriage (pictured April 19)

It’s over: On August 26, Kelsea filed for divorce from fellow crooner Morgan Evans after more than four years of marriage (pictured April 19)

Ballerini wrote on August 29:

The 37-year-old Australian continued with his own statement: “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are separating.  I would have liked it to be otherwise but unfortunately it is not the case'

‘We are both fragile’: Ballerini and the 37-year-old Australian wrote their statements on August 29

'Just before she crashed the big stage.  I couldn't be prouder!'  The estranged couple - who were last pictured on June 12 - first met in 2016 while co-hosting the CMC Awards in Australia

‘Just before she crashed the big stage. I couldn’t be prouder!’ The estranged couple – who were last pictured on June 12 – first met in 2016 while co-hosting the CMC Awards in Australia

The estranged couple – who were last pictured on June 12 – first met in 2016 while co-hosting the CMC Awards in Australia.

Kelsea’s fourth studio album, Subject to Change, is out this Friday and features You’re Drunk, Go Home – a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce.

Ballerini will then kick off her 10-date Heartfirst Tour this Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

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After a prolonged hiatus, MayhemTom discovers that songwriting is the cure for pain and heartbreak https://f-bod.com/after-a-prolonged-hiatus-mayhemtom-discovers-that-songwriting-is-the-cure-for-pain-and-heartbreak/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 00:22:30 +0000 https://f-bod.com/after-a-prolonged-hiatus-mayhemtom-discovers-that-songwriting-is-the-cure-for-pain-and-heartbreak/ Lyrics by Jacob McCormack Having just returned from the annual meeting of the European Society of Oncology held in Paris this year, MayhemTom is preparing to play his album launch show at Toff. On the occasion of the release of his first LP The art of flying while fallingwhich was released on September 9, the […]]]>

Lyrics by Jacob McCormack

Having just returned from the annual meeting of the European Society of Oncology held in Paris this year, MayhemTom is preparing to play his album launch show at Toff.

On the occasion of the release of his first LP The art of flying while fallingwhich was released on September 9, the show will see him and his six bandmates take the stage on Thursday, October 13.

When not working as deputy director of the Peter McCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne, MayhemTom writes and builds songs – a practice which, despite a long absence, has re-established itself as a reliable way to manage the grief and pain for the artist.

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“Writing and performing music is an integral part of who I am,” says MayhemTom. “It’s what I’ve been doing for years and years, so in some ways it felt weird that I walked away from it when I did it, so coming back to it was great.”

A departure from songwriting seemed necessary at the time for MayhemTom, as he was in danger of failing medical school.

“I was in the fifth year of medicine, out of six. We played this gig on a Thursday night in a small bar in Brunswick and continued at 2am, we used to play for two and a half hours. By the time I got home and went to bed, it was 5:30 a.m. and I had an exam at 8 a.m. I took this exam and I thought “oh, I’m fine” – I had passed so far. I failed and at that moment I was like ‘I really have to make a decision here, I can’t keep doing this.’

“So that’s when I left the group, after failing that exam, and I got completely into medicine after that. It was a fork in the road, and I couldn’t not do both, it was pretty clear at the time, I just stopped playing and I stopped writing or doing anything. [Medicine] went global and I didn’t have time to do anything for years and years.

It was the recognition of burnout that caused MayhemTom to reconsider his relationship with music, or rather the disconnect that had occurred due to his dedication to cancer research and medicine.

“You deal with grief, [the patient’s] family grief. For years, I never thought that grief affected me. And then about five years ago I think I just went through a period of burnout and the thing about burnout is you don’t know you’re going through it until you have not recognized.

“There were times when I really got sucked into the grief and the despair and I had a hard time letting go. That’s when I was like, ‘I have to get back to this. I was doing when I was feeling grief and despair” and I went back to music, playing and then writing and this album came out of it. It’s really a dark album.

Although he identifies with the genre of dark indie rock as a way to describe the sound of the new album, MayhemTom acknowledges that his early relationship with classical music, particularly the violin, played a vital role in his musical development.

“I’m more into the same kind of dark, indie bands, like The National, Radiohead – well, I don’t know if you’d really call them indie more – Courtney Barnett, you know those kind of bands that make music where The lyrics contain meat, which make you think or give you an emotional response.

“But I started playing classical music, I played the violin for an orchestra and I was able to continue. It was good to go back and use all this knowledge and information that I had accumulated over the years.

MayhemTom has mostly ditched the violin and recently simplified their songwriting process, opting to generate songs from poems and melodies.

“A lot of these songs [from the album] started with a melody and a poem,” says MayhemTom, “and then built around that. Rather than starting with a set of chords, which is probably my way of doing things. I always tried to put in weird or dissonant chords somehow, but this time it was the other way around, it was the melody that triggered things rather than the chord.

This process seems to be working for MayhemTom, both in a therapeutic and creative sense. Two complementary experiences.

“I hope to release another album. The process continued and I still appreciate it very much.

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This article was produced in partnership with MayhemTom.

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Hall of Fame member visits Colmer Middle School https://f-bod.com/hall-of-fame-member-visits-colmer-middle-school/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 03:04:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/hall-of-fame-member-visits-colmer-middle-school/ PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) – Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Reynolds spoke with students at Colmer Middle School in Pascagoula about what it takes to be successful in the business. She said music was part of her family business. “It became so for me that every time I had to do it, I became more interested and wanted […]]]>

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) – Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Reynolds spoke with students at Colmer Middle School in Pascagoula about what it takes to be successful in the business.

She said music was part of her family business.

“It became so for me that every time I had to do it, I became more interested and wanted to do it more,” Reynolds said.

His interest blossomed into a 30-year career full of high-profile accolades, like his induction into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

“Realizing that I was inducted into the Hall of Fame the same night as Dolly Parton was just enough for me, I could have quit then,” Reynolds said.

However, quitting smoking was never a song Reynolds wanted to sing.

“I literally had record executives tell me that I would never have a career, that I wouldn’t have a chance, mostly because of how I looked,” Reynolds said.

Now, Reynolds is here to inspire students at Colmer Middle School to aim for the stars.

“If we want a better world tomorrow, we absolutely have to focus and pay attention to the world today. They will be our whole future,” Reynolds said.

During the visit, Reynolds shared some of his music, gave advice for the music industry, and answered questions.

Reynolds said his words getting stuck in people’s heads is one thing, but his advice to stick with students makes a difference.

“There’s nothing more exciting than that, knowing that you may have planted some kind of seed for this student to build a better life for themselves,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds will perform at the Mississippi Songwriters Festival in Ocean Springs this weekend.

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Big Thief unveils extensive world tour through 2023 https://f-bod.com/big-thief-unveils-extensive-world-tour-through-2023/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:01:31 +0000 https://f-bod.com/big-thief-unveils-extensive-world-tour-through-2023/ Big Thief has revealed a series of 2023 tour dates spanning the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand in support of the band’s 2022 album Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in youa collection of 20 songs born from their collective pilgrimages to the Southwest, East and West coasts of America throughout 2020. […]]]>

Big Thief has revealed a series of 2023 tour dates spanning the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand in support of the band’s 2022 album Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in youa collection of 20 songs born from their collective pilgrimages to the Southwest, East and West coasts of America throughout 2020.

Kicking off in Seoul, Korea on November 12, 2022, the tour will span Australia and New Zealand and put the band on the stages of some of the biggest venues of their career. In the United States, the tour stops at iconic venues like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will end at Radio City Music Hall in New York before continuing across Europe and ending on April 24, 2023 in Lisbon. , in Portugal.

The band recently canceled a series of concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel, in July after coming under fire for showing support for Israel and making a ‘big deal’ out of touring there during the ongoing conflict. between the nation and Palestine. The group wanted to visit the country as it is the birthplace of bassist Max Oleartchik and defended the shows saying they wanted to share their ‘homes, families and friends’ with each other to gain a ‘deeper understanding’. of how each member of the group grew up. at the top.

Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you

“We recognize that some aspects of our previous post have been written in an unclear manner and in avoiding the breadth and importance of this conversation,” the band wrote in a statement. “Our intention of wanting to play the shows in Tel Aviv, where Max was born, raised and currently lives, stemmed from a simple belief that music can heal. We now recognize that the shows we had booked do not respect this sentiment. We are sorry to those we hurt by the recklessness and naivety of our initial statement about playing Israel.

Big Thief Tour Dates, 2022/2023:

11-12 Seoul, Korea – Rolling Hall
11-14 Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
11-15 Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
11-17 Tokyo, Japan – The Garden Hall
11-18 Tokyo, Japan – W-East
11-21 Perth, Australia – Astor Theater
11-23 Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
11-24 Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
11-25 Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Recital Hall
11-27 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theater
11-30 Brisbane, Australia – Princess Theater
12-02 Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation
12-03 Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation
12-04 Wellington, New Zealand – Opera
01-31 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02-03 New Haven, Connecticut – College Street Music Hall
02-04 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Franklin Music Hall
02-05 Pittsburgh, PA – AE Stadium
02-07 Nashville, TN – The Ryman
02-09 Oxford, MS – Lyric Oxford
02-10 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Stately Lounge
02-11 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
02-15 Austin, TX – ACL at the Moody Theater
02-16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
02-17 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
02-18 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
02-20 Orlando, Florida – Beacham Theater
02-21 Miami, Florida – North Beach Music Shell
02-24 Atlanta, GA – East
02-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
03-02 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
04-05 Gateshead, England – Sage Gateshead
04-06 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
04-07 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
04-08 Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
04-11 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
04-12 London, England – Eventim Apollo
04-15 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaïque Festival
04-16 Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort
04-18 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
04-22 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
04-23 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
04-26 Barcelona, ​​Spain – Razzmatazz
04-27 Valencia, Spain – Sala Moon
04-28 Madrid, Spain – The Riviera
04-29 Lisbon, Portugal – LAV Lisboa ao Vivo

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Hit-Boy and James Fauntleroy Named Co-Executive Producers and Songwriters for Kingship https://f-bod.com/hit-boy-and-james-fauntleroy-named-co-executive-producers-and-songwriters-for-kingship/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 20:26:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/hit-boy-and-james-fauntleroy-named-co-executive-producers-and-songwriters-for-kingship/ Grammy-winning songwriters-producers Hit Boy and James Fauntleroy signed on as co-executive producers and sound design team for “supergroup NFT” Royalty. Together, the duo will work with Kingship’s “mutant DJ and producer” Arnell to oversee the band’s musical direction and sound. “I’m always looking to push things forward musically,” said Hit-Boy, who has worked with Beyonce, […]]]>

Grammy-winning songwriters-producers Hit Boy and James Fauntleroy signed on as co-executive producers and sound design team for “supergroup NFT” Royalty. Together, the duo will work with Kingship’s “mutant DJ and producer” Arnell to oversee the band’s musical direction and sound.

“I’m always looking to push things forward musically,” said Hit-Boy, who has worked with Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and many more, “and this is a great opportunity to do something new in the web3 space Fauntleroy, who has collaborated with Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, Nipsey Hussle and others, added, “It’s so exciting to be a part of something historic and exciting. As a big nerd and music fanatic, I can’t wait to see what comes from the intersection of web3 collectors/creatives and the entertainment creative community.

“I am extremely grateful that Hit-Boy and James Fauntleroy, two of the most influential and creative geniuses in the entire industry, have come together to develop the music and sound of Kingship,” said 22:22 manager Celine Joshua. , to which the group is signed.

+ Digital music company based in Paris To believe named Beatrice Dumurger as COO, the company announced on Monday. According to the announcement, in this newly created role, she “will lead the end-to-end execution of Believe while being a critical contributor to the group’s overall strategy.” She was previously CEO of BNP Paribas Personal Investors, then COO of BlaBlaCar and senior advisor at BlackFin Capital Partners.

Founder and CEO of Believe, Denis Ladegaillerie, said: “I am delighted to welcome Béatrice to our ranks as the new COO of Believe, as I am convinced that her expertise in digital transformation and business development, as well as and its leadership, are the ideal solution to support Believe in this next phase of growth and to ensure that our teams are perfectly equipped to best support our artists and labels while respecting our values ​​of respect, fairness and transparency. .

+ Quality Control’s QC Media Holdings named an Atlanta native Brandon Farmer partner to his Management of solid foundations. He started his career working with Justin Bieber, then founded B. Farmer Management, where he worked with Latto, Jeremiah, Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter and Rotimi.

“Brandon is a perfect fit for Solid Foundation. He fights for his clients and has a real impact on their careers, and that’s the kind of energy we’re looking for,” said Solid Foundation President Simone Mitchell.

+ iHeartMedia named Uta Knablein as the company’s new product manager for iHeartRadio. She previously served as iHeartMedia’s Executive Vice President for iHeartRadio Featured Products and User Experience; before joining the company in 2018, she held positions at Nickelodeon Digital, Outbrain, JPMorgan and CNBC. In his new role, Knablein will report directly to Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group.

“At iHeartMedia, we are committed to innovation and being at the forefront of this rapidly changing industry,” said Byrne. “Since joining the team, Uta has played a vital role in improving the user experience through groundbreaking products and features. With his decades of experience and shared values, he does no doubt she’s the right leader for our product team.As we look to the future, we’re excited to have Uta’s deep industry knowledge to keep us at the forefront.

+ sixth manwhich organizes cruises and festivals for Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi and many others, named Kristine Marshall and Bryce Carr Senior Directors of Event Development. Marshall will remain based in New York and Carr in Los Angeles. Marshall was previously an agent at ICM Partners and CAA; Carr has held positions at Rally.io, Fender Musical Instruments and Bandsintown.

“Sixthman is in strategic growth mode, both in the number of events we produce and in entertainment verticals,” said Vice President Jeff Cuellar. “Bringing Kristine Marshall and Bryce Carr to the Sixthman team will only allow us to continue to create new, more immersive destination events.”

+ Spiritual Music Group promoted Frank Rogers to the creative director. In this global role, Rogers, a multi-platinum producer and songwriter in addition to his executive positions, will oversee the company’s creative initiatives across all genres. He will also retain his CEO title, Spirit Music Nashville.

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