New, recently released albums from a couple of outstanding female independent artists are catching the attention of music critics everywhere. First up we have the new album from the Icelandic rocker Lara Runars, then we head to California with a new album from L.A. songstress Leerone.
Runars just released her fourth full-length album entitled "Moment." Runars is the daughter of one of members of the popular Icelandic '80's band Grafik and she has recently collaborated with singer/songwriter Damien Rice and also with her tour-mate Matt The Electrician. Her new album "Moment" was released in her home country of Iceland last year where it yielded three top singles and now she is looking to make an impact on the U.S. charts.
Her music on the opening songs "Beast" and "Breathing" have a dark, heavy guitar-fueled sound, but she shows her diversity on the dance beats of "She." The twelve song album mixes in all different styles of music, including the heavy drumming of "Victory" and the experimental sound of "Don't Wake Me Up." The album finishes up with the deep, dark lyrics of "I Wanna Know" and the vocal attack of "Overrated."
To find out more about Lara Runars, please visit her website at lararunars.com.
Next up is the new album from Leerone entitled "Heart Shaped Bullets." The album was produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz And The Tantrums) and featured at straight-up, classic rock sound as heard on the blazing "Suzanne" and the sultry "She's Your Bird." She flaunts her swagger on the rockabilly sounds of "Pleased To Meet" and showcases the sixties, girl-group vibe of "Feel." She gets her rock on for "Cherry Red," before finishing with the mellow sway of "Trouble."
Leerone's music has been featured on a number of television shows, including CBS' "The Ex-Factor," MTV's "The Real World" and TLC's "LA Ink." To find out more from Leerone, please visit her website at leerone.com.