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My top six from this weeks 125 submissions

125 submissions this week

 Plumas Strong, single by Corrine West. A new song from one of America’s Americana queens released in response the million-acre-burn of the Dixie Fire last summer in Plumas County  California The song tugs at your heart as only West can do, but with a determination you can feel viscerally. The song helped found a not-for-profit organization called “Lost Sierra Wings” to raise  money to rebuild. Release date: May 4. Stream on Spotify. Buy at https://corinnewest.com/music-store.

Lad Ash, album by Real Lies. The British duo backed by some very talented women on guitars and drums,  have released their first album in 7 years, a  12-song  album  that is a something of a break with the past , but not quite. It is danceable, but dreamy.  It is rock, but electronic. It talks about first kisses and dogs.    Will Keep you moving and wanting more. Stream on Spotify.

Lovers and Friends, album by Irene Diaz.. As always,  Diaz captures your heart with her seductive voice, romantic lyrics, and ability to sing directly into your heart. In her first full album.  Some of the songs are new, some familiar, but they are all are a l beautiful blend of pop, soul, and R&B  that showcase her voice and growth as a talent.  . Stream on Spotify. https://www.irenediazofficial.com/

Ciclones, single/video by Camilo Séptimo with  Smantha Barrón. Smooth, romantic, hypnotic.  This new single by Camilo Séptimo from his new album ECOS with a collaboration with the Mexican singer Samantha Barrón,  brings together R&B, rap, blues and jazz in  a pop ballad that will capture your heart. Stream/download on all major platforms.

Child, single/video  by  Whipped Cream. I love this song.  Maybe I am wistful for childhood where everything is a wonder and summer lasts forever.  Maybe it is her voice that carries me away. May it is the arrangement and instrumentation that flows and swirls and just makes me happy.  You will love it too.  Available on all platforms.

 Arullo, singleby Alea with Renee Goust. A perfect combination. TheColombian born singer, composer and musician based in NYC teamed up with the Mexican-American composer and singer of “Cumbia Feminazi” and other anthems.  Together they have produced a searing song inspired by ranchera and ballads about the pains and burdens of being strong  women ,  taken  from Alea’s album Alboratá . Video on YouTube. Stream/download o all major platforms.

Patrick O’Heffernan

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About Patrick O'Heffernan, Music Sin Fronteras (399 Articles)
Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is also edits a local news website and is a subeditor of a local Spanish language newspaper. Check out his weekly column Music Sin Frontera on Sunday nights.

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