Cole Pheonix – Stone Woman

Cole Pheonix is a Singer, Songwriter hailing from Brisbane, Australia who has a long list of achievements and quality music releases dating back to her first album in 2010. She has a deep passion for writing music with a strong message, her latest single release Stone Woman is a great follow up to her 2017 release Back Back to me and a fantastic addition to her already impressive catalogue.

In theme with her previous single and steering away from some of her earlier 80’s inspired synth pop tracks, Stone Woman is more pop rock with a splice of 60’s flavour and the vocal performance shows her diversity and creativity as an artist. Her delivery is strong and incredibly soulful, comparable to the likes of artists like Amy Winehouse and Adele – Stone Woman is a big statement and is backed up with a powerful performance.

The production and musical arrangement behind this engaging and soul filled track rival any current contemporary pop hit around today, its fresh sounding with a big driving beat that makes you want to dance! The piano and intricate guitar licks fill the mix nicely and are supported with a floating big band horn section and moving percussive layers. Coles hook laden vocals sit brilliantly in the mix and have you singing along, long after the song is over.

Overall this is a very well produced track with an international sound and affirms Cole Pheonix as a well seasoned artist and writer. The unique fusion of genres aided by slick modern production makes Stone Woman suitable for both radio and a potential hit on the dancefloor. Keep an eye out for the music video for Stone Woman due to be released soon and check out more great music from Cole Pheonix on her social media links below.

Michael Burrows – Please don’t cry

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Taken from the debut EP “Turn this Love around”, our introduction to Michael Burrows is the first single “Please don’t cry” a brilliant delivery of folk, country-pop artistry.

Opening with a smooth blend of acoustic folk guitars we hear Burrows sing the story of a relationship coming to an end, delivered in an honest fashion that many listeners can relate to.

I picture Burrows sitting back comfortably on his lounge room sofa writing this track with words flowing in between sips of Aussie Ale, It has that vibe. And It has us singing along to the clever lyrics “The cover band have finished playing ‘the last goodbye’, so please don’t cry.”

Burrows voice seeps shades of Pat Monahan from the band Train with a touch of Australian soul you would expect in a Crowded House classic. The iconic country slide guitar is the icing on the cake and the result is sleek and not overdone in the least.

Produced by some of the finest in Australian folk, country production including Grammy-award winner Steve Marcantonio “Please don’t cry” has warmth and depth with a sound that sits comfortably amongst its contemporary folk rock counterparts, leaving the listener keen to hear more music from this emerging melodic storyteller.

Check out the song and video below for the single – Please don’t cry