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Abraham Trai’s Beautifully Raw Debut Single ‘The One’ Is Out Now.

In a raw, soulful and heartfelt performance, Trai’s voice embodies the relatable turmoil of a break-up, a story all too familiar to most. Painted with unconcealed lyricism, there’s a no-holds-barred approach in Trai’s delivery of sincerity and emotional intensity.

Pianist Lauren Glanville’s subtle, melodic piano (probably unintentionally) reminiscent of Sampha’s ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’, sets the perfect scene to carry Trai’s unmistakably delicate and unique vocals throughout the verse. Leading into a layered harmonious chorus, the track is leathered with strings and pretty vocal harmonies. Admittedly, while not necessarily a bad thing, the instrumentation doesn’t vary much further from the chorus but, in turn, the focus is never shifted from Trai’s vocal performance, allowing the emotions to remain prominent and the delivery to remain raw.

As the first single for his debut album ‘MMXXII’, Trai introduces a beautifully realistic and authentic story-teller’s approach to situations that are from true experience. Moving from France to London to follow in the footsteps of personal inspirations Lewis Capaldi, Adele and Sam Smith, Trai is nothing short of a promising upcomer with dedication and ambition. ‘The One’ is the first of what is hopefully many raw, soulful and heartfelt performances.

‘The One’ is available to listen now on Spotify.

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Nu-jazz band, Cécile Nordegg/No-Ce, releases new single Les Maux D'Amour
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No-Ce Celebrates the Art of the French Chanson with their New Album!

No-Ce has just released their new album, ‘Jazz Proclamation Vol. 1&2’! Having a unique impact on the music industry, they are bringing a new experience with French jazz. No-Ce is fronted by Cécile Nordegg who was previously a successful film and TV actor in Vienna, Austria. Her band is packed with talented musicians who have already gained a known name for themselves: JP Chiche (who has had a background with successes such as Aeromsmith and Fats Domino), Andreas Pirringer, Walter Bass and Grammy Award-winning rock guitarist, Jamie Kime (rhythm guitarist for Dweezil Zappa).

The lead track for their new album is ‘Les Maux D’Amour’ and it has many rock riffs and the song is sung in an unexpectedly deep tone from Cécile. Along with how the whole song is sung beautifully in French, the track transcends language and genre. There is no doubt that No-Ce is a completely unique mix of talents all combing to create an outstanding experience that is worth seeing at the festival this year.

This year they are appearing at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, celebrating the art of the French chanson with a hint of rock n roll. The band contains a variety of instruments creating a cheery atmosphere to the music, containing the guitar, sax, flute, clarinet and piano. The combination is intriguing and creates a quite unique style of Jazz.

Follow Cécile Nordegg here:

Website: www.cecilenordegg.eu

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Maria Ragno shares almighty piano arrangement ‘The Sound of Leaves’

Mario Rago has unveiled her clamorous piano arrangement The Sound of Leaves. The piece marries seismic chords with spiralling melodies, resulting in a sound that is as stimulating as it is challenging.

Born in Sicily, now residing in Illinois USA, Rago equipped herself with virtuosic piano chops at Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse in Lyon, France. Though somewhat of a globetrotter, the pianist claims she takes the most inspiration from firey reds and dazzling gold hues of her native island. That, and leaves.

Hence the title, The Sound of Leaves is a composition she wrote to celebrate the relationship between herself and her natural surroundings. Using leaves as a metaphor for our lives, the combination of Maria’s exceptional musicianship, the sumptuous video and poignant message is something that will intrigue, move and engage listeners of all tastes. Appropriately, her music video sees her playing a baby grand in an earthy environment…

Watch the video for The Sound of Leaves below:

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