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Single Review: Aquino – “We All Dance Like Fire”

Aquino - single - We All Dance Like Fire
“We All Dance Like Fire” is from the upcoming release, ‘City Stars’ by Aquino, a Cuban-Rican indie musician from New Jersey. The song opens with soft vocals, guitar, and distant harmonies. “Never say adieu, and run away / There’s no one who could steal the day like you” are the beginning lyrics and create a heartfelt start. I can’t help but be wowed by the lyrics “we love the sway of all the moments through the lens of age” for the description just works wonderfully. The song ends with a repetitive almost echoed “we all dance like fire, baby” as if a final gusto of emotion.

As Aquino states, “the last song [on the ‘City Stars’ EP], ‘We All Dance Like Fire”, is a reflection on who I’ve become and a personal dedication to my wife.” Maybe that’s why the song exudes such a beautiful vibe in such an effortless way—meaning this song is brimming with charm. Give “We All Dance Like Fire” by Aquino a listen.

Join Aquino Saturday, October 14th, at The Little Theater in the Bloomfield Public Library for an album release party with Laree Cisco | 2PM – 4PM | Tickets $10/person – proceeds will be donated to the ConPRmetidos Hurricane María and Irma Recovery Fund | More info

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Sonofdov – “A Low Hush Keel”

A Low Hush Keel artwork

This week Sonofdov released a new single titled “A Low Hush Keel”.  This song was written and recorded in the spring of this year and is the first song in a set of new recordings.  Being surprised with this new single made my day and listening to “A Low Hush Keel” makes my ears smile.

“A Low Hush Keel” opens with the crisp sole sound of a prominently strummed acoustic guitar.  Next, comes the lull of those beautifully harmonious oohs.  Then, the main attraction, the unassertive yet noticeably sincere timbre of Sonofdov’s (singer-songwriter Dennis King) voice. You might recognize the chorus from Sonofdov’s previously released single, “Night Vision”.  The familiarity of the chorus only adds to the musical cohesion.

Lyric-wise “A Low Hush Keel” adheres to Sonofdov standards—solid songwriting by way of bold imagery with a touch of mystery.  I mean, don’t the lyrics “but darkness is the devil and the devil was her friend” make you pause and think?  And the quiet plea “please don’t lose control” is repeated just enough times to make you believe in its importance.

While listening to this song you might feel like a spectator in someone else’s life, almost like a scene out of a movie, and you’ll be glad that you were there to witness it.  “A Low Hush Keel” is the embodiment of a peaceful timeless world and the kind of song that you might listen to if you needed an escape.

“A Low Hush Keel” is available now for download via Bandcamp.com.

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Hezekiah Jones releases new single, proceeds benefit Women’s Law Project

Hezekiah Jones album art

Today Hezekiah Jones releases the new single “If You Harden On The Inside” with 100% of the proceeds going to Women’s Law Project.

The Women’s Law Project is a leading voice in the fight for equal access to reproductive healthcare and abortion, improving institutional response to all forms of violence against women, challenging sex & gender discrimination, and advocating for workplace equality and economic justice. We’re proud to be a state-based organization with a significant track record of national influence, and an extensive track record of legal precedents and policy reforms that advance the rights of women and their families—particularly those with few resources and little political power.

“If You Harden On The Inside” blends beautiful layered harmonies of disinterest (“blah, blah, blah, blah”), a confident voice with a rich timbre, and songwriting with a clear message— “if you harden on the inside, you’ll be easy to break”. Even with a direct message the meaning is left up to the listener’s interpretation.  The way this song pairs a delicate production with an almost reserved delivery will leave a lasting impression.

You can purchase “If You Harden On The Inside” on Hezekiah Jones’ Bandcamp page.

Learn more about Women’s Law Project and donate directly at www.womenslawproject.org.