Nashville Offbeat was thrilled to be invited to Hip-Hop and R&B artist, Trump Tight's second official listening party to gear up for his new release this August of Eclectic Soul! This wasn't just any listening party, folks. Trump Tight, named after a hand in Spades, threw a 'tight' listening party! Walking in to the living room, purple lights and smoke surrounded a stage set-up complete with drums, a piano, and an old-fashioned microphone making you feel like you were exclusive royalty.
Andre Collins, the man behind the music, wrote powerful music about topics including love, race, politics and happiness, and after hearing it all, Nashville Offbeat can tell you with certainty that Trump Tight's new album, Eclectic Soul, is going to leave you dancing to one song, crying to another, and laughing with the next! In his own words from his track titled Story Interlude, "Good things come to those who wait, and now you're gettin' everything." This is a man who hopes to bring a sense of community, love and trust with this new release that you can find out more about on his website: : www.trumptightmusiconline.com
I love how stripped down this song is. In a world full of over-production and being as loud as you can, “Sidewalk” is an easy-breezy breath of fresh air.
“What’d You Think” was performed, recorded, and shot live on Delmarva Life TV in Maryland earlier this year. I found their performance to be full of passion, emotion, and life.
For instance, the band laments the trials and tribulations of dating a vegan: …
You’re in the sky, grazing the moon with your hands, rearranging stars, and smiling wistfully. This is where my mind takes me when I hear “Are You The Girl” by Kira Hooks, just released on April 17th, 2018.
With a little bit of sass, blues, and rock n’ roll, Lauren Anderson is bringing us a song reminiscent of early Grace Potter. Released March 30th, “The Game” is a head-banger that will pump you up and empower your day!
Released on April 17th, I find “Body Language,” to be timeless, sexy and beautifully produced, and think that you will too.
Capturing the essence of drama, the pain of heartbreak, and the freedom of letting go, “Strangers” is a beautifully written song about the romantic tragedy of losing a part of your identity in someone else.
He’s waiting for a call from someone in an emptiness that extends beyond his physical being.
One of my favorite songs on the album, “Just Wanna Meet You”, puts into words the longing we all feel to find someone to live our lives with. The idea that there’s a person out there meant just for you is one that brings comfort to all the hopeless romantics of the world.
The video features the band playing in Somer’s garage/rehearsal space, cut with kaleidoscope-like outdoor and driving scenes, giving an overall feeling of psychedelic displacement and trippiness (you may want to break out the sticky-icky for this one, gang).