New artist interview: khamal

A visionary that’s ready to change the monotonous sonic landscape of the hyper-experimental-electronic-pop genre, “khamal.” is an upcoming artist looking to build a new world of music and sound design. A Los Angeles native “khamal.” grew up exploring the musical palettes of artists who blurred the lines of genre such as Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, Andre 3000, and Prince just to name a few. Developing a strong talent for writing, his development into music making started with poetry composition winning several awards for his …

Talent can’t save Omar Apollo’s boring single

Apollo enters on a guitar, with a soft strumming and emotional pattern sounding similar to song intros for bands like Weezer, Radiohead, or The Eagles, a feeling of distaste and repetition that every artist has already attempted before him. In today’s world of music, it’s best to get to the point, Apollo should have used the time to be different and exciting. His use of melodically familiar guitar riffs are an excellent tool for a song, but when done with little effort, it makes you …

30 Seconds to Mars: ‘America’ fails to capture the story of us

You know that feeling when one of your favorite rock bands goes on a hiatus and you’re forced to spend years listening to mediocre music while you wait for that band to release new music, so that they can finally show the newbies what real rock music is supposed to sound like? Well, after a five-year break and a play upon an extremely over hyped concept, 30 Seconds to Mars debuted their fifth studio album, “AMERICA”, which hit just about every genre of music but …