This blog is dedicated to spotlighting select songs of independent or small-label artists. These songs can often (but not always) be characterized as pop music, encompassing its many sub-genres. However, none of these songs can be classified as “Top 40″ (or any sub-genre thereof) typically heard on American radio and television. Proving that good, quality pop music is available…you just have to be willing to search for it or know where to find it. This blog takes away all of the work and leads the reader/listener straight to the discovery and enjoyment. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring these “unknown” artists to the attention of the general public and give them well-deserved attention.
Song in the Spotlight: “Cool Ya (Nobody Loves You Like I Do)” (Andrew Ripp, from Won’t Let Go (2013))
Genre: Pop Rock
Review: Andrew Ripp describes Won’t Let Go as an “…album…rooted in the idea of hope and love.” While that’s a little vague, one interpretation might be that the listener can expect to hear songs including such universal themes as love and loss, hope and sorrow and downfall and redemption. Common themes for many artists. However, Andrew Ripp separates himself from the field with his knack for writing a catchy melody and his soulful delivery. “Cool Ya (Nobody Loves You Like I Do)” exemplify these qualities while staying true to Mr. Ripp’s description. TuneTraveller will let you decide the song’s message. Is it singable? Check. Is it danceable? Check. It’s the kind of song that, once discovered, is difficult to put down. And then you want to share it with a thousand of your closest friends. Let the sharing begin. Rating: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Artist Bio: Andrew Ripp is a Nashville, TN-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Song available on: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C84ND00/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409326491&sr=1-1, http://noisetrade.com/andrewripp/nobody-loves-you-like-i-do-sampler (free download of four songs, including “Cool Ya…,” and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wont-let-go/id632774958.
Artist Pedigree: Andrew Ripp has always been a solo artist, although he began his music career more as a songwriter than a performer.
Artist Releases: Fifty Miles to Chicago (2008), She Remains the Same (2010), Light of Mine (2011), Won’t Let Go (2013), Cool Ya (Nobody Loves You Like I Do) – Single (2013) and Simple (2014).
Artist Web Site: http://www.andrewripp.com/.
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