Editor's Notes: Aconundrum, Gretchen's Wheel, A-Way
Thanks for taking the time to check out some new music! We got a TON of submissions recently and this is my attempt to give them all some love and attention. If you stumble upon this, please share it! Musicians in Nashville work so hard for their craft and it's so cool when their friends, fans, and families support them alongside us by sharing the momentum that they receive.
Today I'm highlighting Aconundrum, Gretchen's Wheel, and A-Way. These bands all stood out by being well-written, wonderfully recorded, and uniquely Offbeat! Read my impressions of them below, take a listen, and then let me know what they make you feel. Or better yet, add these songs to your Spotify playlists and follow the artists on Instagram to let them know that their music is appreciated!
Song Title: Strangers
First Thoughts: The song is well produced with a rocking intro! I love the flow of the instrumentals and the talent of the vocalist.
"Strangers" is about how we evolve as humans. It's about the connection between two people who may have met at the wrong time previously but are now taking the time to re-introduce themselves to one another. I like to think that this can also be about one person looking in the mirror and taking the time to re-discover who they are again. What do you think?
Connect with Aconundrum by checking out their website, www.aconundrummusic.com
Song Title: The Maze
Style: Indie Alternative Rock
First Thoughts: Her voice is beautiful and ethereal. I enjoy the electric guitar floating above the song. It feels like it would be a great road-trip song to get lost in.
I think it's safe to say that at some point we've all just spun in circles and gotten lost; in relationships, jobs, and overall life choices. "The Maze" embodies that feeling. It forces us to consider how far we've gone and whether or not it's too late to turn back. It's a doozy of a song idea. (A really cool doozy).
Song Title: Dew and Single Vision
Style: Modern Classical
First Thoughts: It's a really well-done modern classical song. It reminds me of The Goat Rodeo Sessions in intention and of Bach in theory. It's nicely done.
"Dew and Single Vision" is seven minutes of feeling alive and appreciating beauty. It takes you on a journey through the use of dynamics, well-played tension, and a flowing motif to come home to. You can envision an entire life through this song if you just close your eyes as you listen.