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Years in the Making, Music Composer/Artist/Producer Johnnie Gee Griffing Has Released “Paula Peril Ultimate Soundtrack Collection” as a Full-Length Album.

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Years in the Making, Music Composer/Artist/Producer Johnnie Gee Griffing Has Released “Paula Peril Ultimate Soundtrack Collection” as a Full-Length Album.

Far from the usual music artist of one quick hit and a dozen similar-sounding song attempts, Johnnie Gee Griffing brings artistry and originality to this eclectic creative endeavor. Having scored soundtracks for the popular comic book-based live-action films of the Paula Peril series over a span of many years, he decided to go back to the original music to reimagine the compositions and augment them with supporting musicians performing his songs alongside him, resulting in this corresponding 20-track album. This collection is one of the most moving and filmic works of art I have ever listened to. It is worth every second, with every tune perfectly capturing the essence and narrative born of the Paula Peril series!

“Big City” revels in its definite sense of cinematic allure. When we talk about variety, this track certainly fits the bill. The orthodox conga, bongo, and drums meld graciously with the spatial intimacy of the electric and bass guitars, transporting listeners to another realm. The melodies grab you by the ear and refuse to let go until the tune concludes. The track also features an unforgettable rhythmic arrangement.

“The Altar” is a delicious blend of the string and brass components over a mellow concoction of the darbuka, timpani, and conga. This tune has an inescapable filmic thrill and is transcendental as well. The patient buildup builds anticipation, which is released the more the song progresses.

“Adrenaline” lives up to its title; it is fast-paced with a scintillating blend of string components, djembe, and electric guitar, providing both the epinephrine flight response its title promises and the immersive escapism of finely curated, consistently unique melodies.

“Funkystruck” has an irresistible, funky vibe that allures like a magnet. The soundscape is chill and still exudes those foot-tapping retro vibes, making this tune a delight for the ears. This tune is also brimming with virtuosic guitar techniques and awe-inspiring musicianship. The guitar picking is quite simply impeccable, blending delectably with the string components to take a listener to a feel-good dreamland!

Having listened to “Trapped in the Flames” several times, I am actually convinced that it wouldn’t feel out of place in a James Bond film. The percussion from the timpani and drums allows for a consistently rhythmic and beautifully haunting arrangement, whereas the string instruments spread delightful melodies all around. This is the kind of soundtrack that takes up residence in your mind and stays planted there for the rest of the day!

“Peril Ahead” steadily and unhurriedly builds before the full sound is unleashed, featuring ear-catching percussion from Darbuka, timpani, and drums. The electric and bass guitars add depth and rhythm to the arrangement, and the violin and synth add elegance and crystal-clear polish. This tune unveils its narrative—a fusion of rhythm and tension, inspired by the intricacy of a live-action scene. As you listen, imagine yourself in the midst of that very moment—subdued yet intense, a melody of shadows and beats!

“Unanswered Questions” has such a mellow production thanks to the acoustic guitar and piano foundation. The melodies are heart-touching, and that impressive blend of rhythm and melody is actually relaxing, which is in stunning contrast to the title of the song!

“Truthseeker” is heavily compressed with that blend of string and brass components, backed by a cinematic rhythmic flow perfectly capturing what Johnnie intended with this soundtrack. The interplay between the instruments adds depth and complexity to the composition, making it a truly immersive experience.

In “Midnight Whistle”, the percussion creates a cloud of the atmosphere within the track. The chimes go in and out, consequently obscuring and accentuating the other elements. The shape of this piece is defined by the cello line, a stable element from which the rest of the instrumentation can wander. This track blurs the line between instrumentation as well as between reality and imagination. Johnnie creates a mysterious allure on this track, reminiscent of impressionist works of music!

Needless to say, the whole project, “Paula Peril Ultimate Soundtrack Collection” feels like something you’d want to listen to. Now that your musical curiosity has been piqued, how about you delve deep into this over-42-minute cathartic listening experience? You’ll be glad you did!

For more information regarding Johnnie, check out the website www.johnniegriffing.com.

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The incredibly gifted artist and performer GSimone returns with an empowering performance dubbed “S.I.S”

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In this ever-evolving musical landscape, Simone G. Parker, known professionally as GSimone, emerges as an artistic giant, showcasing artistic integrity with her refreshing sound inspired by real life. Her magical spell fuses hip-hop, R&B, and soul, casting a wide-reaching influence that only her broad lyrical spectrum can match. She is an artist in the truest sense of the word, has had notable achievements throughout her career, and continues to do so as she aspires to leave a lasting legacy, one masterpiece at a time. What you are looking at is a legend in the making, a progressive artist and entertainer who holds the music world in the palm of her hands.

Last year was a successful one for her. It was the year she released her album “Such A Feelin” that went on to earn her global acclaim from fans and critics. This project dominated the airwaves and amassed significant streaming numbers from her ever-expanding fanbase.

She returns with an empowering, inspiring, and uplifting performance themed “S.I.S” – a bold delivery that was inspired by women and sisterhood. This tune features powerful affirmations and captures the importance of women supporting each other.

Raw and honest, GSimone powerfully captures the immense strength and potential women possess, and just how unstoppable they can be when they harness that power. Her delivery echoes the need to love and support one another as opposed to tearing each other down. The outdated notion that women are their own worst enemies is something she aims to dispel with “S.I.S,” promoting solidarity instead.

She comes off poetic with a spoken word delivery that highlights her versatility as a performer. The production is smooth and gentle, providing the perfect backdrop for her lyrical prowess and allowing for the emphasis to be on the raw, meaningful words and GSimone’s emotive delivery.

The accompanying lyric video allowed the words to resonate with depth and meaning, making it an ideal complement to this masterpiece.

To experience this empowering track, follow the attached link, subscribe to GSimone’s official YouTube channel, and share it with friends and family to celebrate women’s power together.

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Gospel music artist Called 2 Repentance delivers “The Good News” of Christ with a captivating and memorable performance.

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Gospel music artist Called 2 Repentance delivers “The Good News” of Christ with a captivating and memorable performance.

Christ’s own disciple who has accepted the call to be used as a vessel for the Lord’s work, Called 2 Repentance, is a Christian artist, singer, songwriter, and rapper from Florida. His songs emanate from a heart of worship as he continues to grow in experience and fan appeal. He aims to use his music to foster positive change, heal, uplift, and inspire God’s people, and win more hearts for Christ. Using his voice, songwriting, and music production to spread the message of Christ, Called 2 Repentance is an artist to watch. He presents the true gospel in a way that resonates with listeners of all ages.

Believing that everyone faces conflicts, both external and internal, as much as the good and the evil in this world, his latest single, “The Good News,” was the perfect way to relay God’s message of reconciliation.

The spiritual war between good and evil is what inspired this song. Here, the proclamation is that the Lord’s goodness always prevails over evil. No matter how much trouble comes, if you’ve built your life on the Rock of Jesus Christ, you cannot be shaken.

The production is lively, featuring a futuristic hip-hop beat that provides a captivating backdrop for Called 2 Repentance’s singing and rapping. The lyrics pertain to breaking chains and freeing yourself from your own prison, with an unforgettable chorus that underscores the song’s message: in Christ, we are indeed born again and all our sins forgiven. He leads and protects us from all evil.

With its meaningful message and stunning production, “The Good News” is an ideal tune for your playlist and one to constantly remind you of Christ’s graciousness.

To add this fulfilling song to your playlist, check out the link below. Since sharing is caring, please consider recommending it to others as well.

 

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When the Streets Called, Hip-Hop Whiz Daraja Hakizimana, Known as $TYLJA, Answered With a Game-Changing Masterpiece, “MVP (Mix 1)”

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When the Streets Called, Hip-Hop Whiz Daraja Hakizimana, Known as $TYLJA, Answered With a Game-Changing Masterpiece, “MVP (Mix 1)”

Painting the intricacies of his own musical canvas with multiple colors is the producer, rapper, songwriter, and singer Daraja Hakizimana aka $TYLJA from Houston, Texas, and a proud member and contributor of “My Block Recordz,” a Houston-based indie label known for transforming the dreams of so many upcoming art creatives into reality. As a producer, Daraja has a knack for creating infectious beats and haunting melodies that tell deep and relatable stories. He released the 12-track album “MVP (Mix 1),” which received critical acclaim, with many applauding his production skills and competency to tell stories with mere beats.

“Shut That Trap” brings life to the beat with its ethereal vocal layers, sirens, and other distinct additions to elevate its appeal to stunning heights. The production fits the right merit for those introspective listening experiences, seeing that it has not been overdone and is still expressive in its own captivating ways. A fine balance has been achieved here between atmospheric appeal and laid-back melodicism.

With “Back To Work,” the stripped back foundation serves as an earworm for anyone listening and serves as an exceptional accompaniment for morning drives to work. The beat feels special and soothes the soul as well as warming the heart.

The song “Practice” gains depth and intensity from the famous quote by Allen Iverson, “I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game” sampled over the exquisite production.

Featuring eye-catching NBA clips, the music video for “Majic” elevates the jam to epic heights as you enjoy the music and get fascinated by the killer moves and dunks being unleashed by the players. This is a music clip that captivates and holds your attention.

Throughout this album, $TYLJA continues to showcase such production excellence with some otherworldly music in “We Outside,” “After The Game,” “Gang Gang,” and “She Needs To Go.”

The collection stands as a work of art, akin to a musical hall of fame (if it exists!)

After the long day you’ve just had, you deserve to listen to some good music, and $TYLJA offers just that with “MVP (Mix 1)”

The streets were calling and this is how Daraja Hakizimana answered the call—think of him as a musical Batman.

Check out the link below, make sure you subscribe to Daraja Hakizimana’s YouTube channel, listen to the album, and let us know how you feel about the music.

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