Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Drew Cooper – Angel From Montgomery

Drew Cooper is instantly identified for numerous qualities—his gritty voice, driven roots-rock, and a bighearted persona that has won him audiences through the southwest. “Coop” finds his home somewhere between southern Arizona and Texas; a Tucson boy laid his hat…

Premiere | Valorie Miller – Not For Nothin

Valorie Miller’s first album in five years is prepped to grace our ears on 6 May. Only the Killer Would Know (Blackbird / Indie AM Gold) is rooted in as harrowing a story as its name might imply, though it’s…

Video Premiere | Graeme James – All the Lives We Ever Lived

With ‘All the Lives We Ever Lived’, Graeme James delivers a tune as warm and mysterious as the autumnal season. The track is suitably epic, featuring striking layers of vocals and instrumentation. The melody that he pronounces with his violin…

Premiere | Canyon City – Castle

Paul Johnson, the man behind the Canyon City moniker, must have a big, warm heart to sell a song like this so sincerely. ‘Castle’ is a sweet folk tune that carries on like a casual amble in the park, or…

Single | I Said Yes – Virginia

Oracular UK folksters, I Said Yes, have returned. Their all-new single, ‘Virginia’, is an earnest love song that builds up its tensities with percolative guitar and textured production. It all leads into a fabulous crescendo, replete with subtle horns, synth,…

Video Premiere | Jason Erie – Amazon

New Jersey singer-songwriter Jason Erie returns with a scorching and fun music video for his new single, ‘Amazon’. The tune is the latest cut from his forthcoming album, Tiny Fires (25 March). The song succeeds the LP’s titular single, itself…

Video Premiere | Jessica Smucker – Stones to Throw

Jessica Smucker beautifully captures feelings of isolation on the delicately crafted tune, ‘Stones to Throw’. A folk-pop ballad, the Lancaster artist flexes her muscles as a singer-songwriter with music that feels like it’s just enough. Production is never overbearing; if…

Interview | FFS 5 with Natalie Gelman

With its bluesy undertones, sweet, singalong chorus, and—of course—Natalie Gelman’s gorgeous voice, ‘Better Days’ has been a highlight from off of her latest LP, Moth to the Flame (Blue Élan) Just a couple weeks back, the soulful singer-songwriter releases an…