From Australia comes the Algerian born singer/songwriter/producer Ilias with his debut release “Somewhere In Time.” This album has been 10 years in the making as all of the instruments are performed by Ilias, as well as producing the album.
The eleven-song release has a very laid-back, jazzy guitar vibe, similar to the influential Dire Straits. Songs like “One Of A Kind” and “Last Words” are smooth sounding pieces of music that go great on a relaxing evening with a great bottle of wine. The instrumental song “September Memory” is where his true talents shine as he makes his guitar playing the main focus without overpowering the song’s feeling. The album closes with the falsetto vocals of “Sometimes I Wonder…” as his guitar lays the backdrop.
To find out more from this multi-talented artist, please visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tamalocal.
From Los Angeles we get the latest EP from India born singer/songwriter Natania entitled “Hope & Heartbreak.” The album features her break-out single, “Cherry Love” that has been receiving airplay on the west coast and her video has been featured on VH1 India. The song’s music is acoustic pop as Natania voice draws similarities to Norah Jones. The six-song release displays Natania’s gentle voice that is just so easy to get wrapped up in. She sounds natural and seems to have fun performing which is reflected in the songs “Dance The Night Away” and “Carelessly Captivated.”
For more information on this rising singer/songwriter, please visit Natania’s website at nataniamusic.com.