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: “Waiting…” (Hunter deBlanc, from Something to Hold On To – EP (2014))
Genre: Alternative Pop
Review: “Waiting…” is a radio-ready hit just waiting to explode. If the song catches on, beyond the obvious popular appeal (and, hopefully, the accompanying wide-spread success), it should also garner Mr. deBlanc some serious songwriting credibility. The male-female vocal trade-off isn’t a new idea, but it is done to near perfection. You’ll appreciate the catchy melody, the tempo changes and the storyline. C’mon, indie radio stations…show Mr. deBlanc some love! As for the rest of you, don’t let this one pass you by. Download it today and impress your friends that, this time, you’re in the vanguard. Rating: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Artist Bio: Hunter deBlanc is a Lafayette, LA-based singer-songwriter and pianist.
Song available on: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hunterdeblanc2, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/something-to-hold-on-to-ep/id904498915 and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MHH8KAG/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk4?ie=UTF8&qid=1410278986&sr=1-2.
Artist Pedigree: Hunter deBlanc is a former member of the cover band Hunt D Radio out of Lafayette, LA. He began writing his own original material a couple of years ago and Something to Hold On To is his first foray as a solo artist.
Artist Releases: Something to Hold On To – EP (2014).
Artist Web Site: None.
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