“Lighthouse,” Livingston’s debut EP, explores his uncomfortable emotions, in order to help listeners feel comforted about their own emotions. The singer/songwriter from Denton, Texas, is only 20 years old but brings sound and lyrics beyond his years.
Livingston’s debut EP, “Lighthouse,” explores a number of relatable emotions through creative lyrics that weave a story, set to music that listeners in various stages of their life journeys can all relate to. Photo by Sarah McGowan
Like the times, music is always changing, but classics have a way of surviving the tidal wave of new artists and their sound. The iconic Frank Ocean pioneers a whole new way in delivering an album to his loyal fans and all music lovers.
Frank Ocean performs in a 2012 concert, demonstrating then what he continues to exemplify today, an uncanny ability to adapt and evolve as a musician and performer. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Sleeping At Last’s album “Atlas: Enneagram” is a brilliant collection of songs based around the nine different Enneagram personality types. Featuring a diversity in sound, composition and theme that mirrors the vast differences in personality, there is something for every listener to enjoy.
Sleeping At Last, the alias singer-songwriter Ryan O’Neal produces music under, was formed in 1999 and has produced three full-length albums and EP projects like “Yearbook” and “Atlas” as part of its extensive discography. Photo provided by Sleeping At Last
Ben Rector’s album, “Magic,” takes listeners on a close and intimate journey through the phases of life from the dreams of youth to the struggles of adulthood, reflecting on lessons learned along the way. The release focuses on the magic human beings possess and how relationships can shape the course of our lives.
“Magic,” Rector’s seventh studio album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart in 2018 and rose to No. 2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. Rector was slated to headline “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour”before it was postponed due to coronavirus and presented as a livestream. Photo by Kris Hanson
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