Today's Video Share: Hear That Sound by Louise D'Arcy

My name is Louise D'Arcy. I'm a singer songwriter from Australia and this is my very first music video for my song 'Hear That Sound'. We filmed it in my sister's photography studio with help from family and friends of my niece and nephew. The song itself was written in response to all the news stories coming in from overseas regarding gun related deaths and violence so it inspired this song which is essentially a fictional story about a real issue of Gun Culture which influences youth and future generations.

Twitter Handle: LouiseDArcy1

Today's Video Share: A Place for the Heart by Maaike Siegerist

Inspired by the film Cloud Atlas, ‘A Place for the Heart’ tells the story of the characters played by Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, who are trying to come together. The video was shot in Venice and Camber Sands – places that connect with the imagery of seafaring in the lyrics – and alludes to Cloud Atlas’ theme of reincarnation.

Maaike Siegerist is an award-winning Dutch jazz and ‘dark folk’ artist with airplay on BBC Radio 6. She moved to the UK to study songwriting in Bath, where she recorded her debut album Born Before the Wind, from which ‘A Place for the Heart’ is taken.

Twitter Handle: maaikesiegerist

Today's Video Share: Someone to Hate by Sam Hatmaker

Sam Hatmaker is a singer/songwriter rooted in country music, but influenced by rock, pop, and folk. At 20 years old she has a story to tell, and in this video she shares her song about overcoming bullying and judgment. Sam discovered her passion for music at a young age, and fell in love with the way country music tells a story after growing up performing in shows at Dollywood. She has been signed to Warner/Chappell Nashville since 2015, and is currently recording music with producer Nathan Chapman.

Twitter Handle: samhatmaker

Today's Video Share: Sparks are Flying by Samantha Sargeant

Samantha is a singer from Kingston New Hampshire. I chose her as the one to sing an album that I produced featuring some of the very best songs written by songwriters with exemplary talents. I am going to have the album presented to record labels, after a period of several months where we get some feedback through social media as well as shows Women of Substance Radio. The musicians on this recording are formerly and / or currently in the following bands.....Elton John, Ringo Star, David Lee Roth, En Vogue, Pink, The Pointer Sisters, Paula Abdul......and the mastering was done by a 6 time Grammy award engineer. It is a finished product, a master recording, not a demo. In addition to performing with 2 different bands, Samantha also works days as a horseback riding instructor for kids at Verrill Farms in New Hampshire. She is 28 yrs old, is married, and has a 6 month boy, and she is most definitely a high character individual, and a woman of substance. Physical CD's are available at no charge to anyone. They are promotion only tools. Facebook page is Samantha Sargent. She was 5 months pregnant when we did the video although you can't tell.......we ended the video with a scene that showed a pregnant woman.....not something you would normally see in a music video. But it has "substance" because of it. Thank You.......Lee Gianangelo / Producer

Today's Video Share: Lost by Franziska Bosch

ZIS. is a versatile singer/songwriter from Berlin. Her music is a mixture of Pop and Rock Songs with catchy melodies and detailed instrumentation. Live, ZIS. convinces with campfire-romance in her voice and a touch of retro, that contrasts her metaphorical and mainly dark-coloured lyrics. ZIS. released her first EP „Mind in Motion“ in January 2016. With her Single „Lost“ she gives a preview of her second EP „Broken Compass“, which was released on June 1st, 2018.

Today's Video share: Let's Go Out by Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies match neat, melodic indie pop with darker, creative notions. Australian identical twins Susan and Catherine front the band on bass and guitar, spinning tales of life from both sides of the planet in dual harmony alongside Diarmuid, pulling at heart strings on violin and Doug Fink injecting the energy on drums.

The band bear similarities to Kate Bush and Camera Obscura, with influences including the likes of The Smiths, David Bowie and Belle and Sebastian.  Working with London based producer Brian O'Shaughnessy  (produced Primal Scream's ‘Screamadellica’) as well as with Paul Tipler (Elastica, Idlewild, The Horrors, Stereolab), the new album 'Let's Go Out' was formed and released 22nd June 2018.

This is the official video of the title single, 'Let's Go Out' it's all about seizing the day and soaking up the most of a Summer night.

www.thetallpoppies.com

Twitter Handle: thetallpoppies

Today's Video Share: You and #Metoo by Bently Kalaway

It was a great honor to present my original song “You and #MeToo at the Maui Women’s March on January 20, 2018. I am forever grateful for Maui’s own Teresa Shook for taking personal action that resulted in mobilizing millions of women around the world to step forward and create change.  Her legacy continues to reverberate in the #MeToo and #Time’sUP movements. She has inspired women all over the world to speak up and take a stand for what matters to them.

Today's Video Share: Lonely For You by Georgia Greene

Georgia Greene is a 21 year old Los Angeles based vocalist and songwriter whose aim is to connect us to all we have in common. Her angelic voice and clever songs are beautifully melodic, honest, pure and heart-breaking. With influences like Joni Mitchell and John Mayer, Georgia relishes the stage and the opportunity performance gives her to further connect with her audience. Her video depicts what it's like to be utterly alone, while in love.

Twitter Handle: GeorgiaMGreene

Today's Video Share: Love Unconditional by Kimosha Letoi

Kimosha Letoi is an R&B singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Ga. This diva's soulful style is reminiscent of artists and days gone by. Her Love Unconditional video is a story about Kimosha being let down by her guy who could not make it in town to spend the day with her. She doesn't get discouraged but turns the day into a fun day with her closest girlfriends, drinks in the backyard a limo ride in the city and a performance with her dancers and musicians. Enjoy the cool visuals that go on thru out the video as Kimosha lets you know what it takes and what she needs, which is Love Unconditional. Song produced by and video directed by Peach City Records, Wade L. Jones III.

Today's Video Share: Hawaii by Santa Rasa feat. Anna Matthews

Sit back and relax to the beautiful sounds and images on Santa Rasa's Hawaii video and feel regenerated.

Bringing peaceful harmonies, messages and melodies to their listeners, Santa Rasa weaves sacred mantras into their musical tracks. Santa Rasa is a California-based indie yoga music collective that strives to share what is most important to us all, our happiness and well-being.

Hawaii was written by Santa Rasa's singer/songwriter, Anna Matthews, after living in Hawaii for many years, she wrote the song before she had to leave to remember "the land that I love," the aloha spirit, and the sheer beauty of nature that you find on the Hawaiian islands.

The video was shot on Oahu, mostly in the Kailua area, by Mohan das Champagne.

Twitter Handle: SantaRasaSound

Today's Video Share: Dream About Me by Bishat

Swedish artist/songwriter/producer Bishat us relea e debut EP: 17 (xtap), with a new ideo fo he ong "Dream Abou Me."

With roots in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Bishat writes and performs dark soulful pop, deeply influenced by contemporary R&B. Bishat got her first taste of making music at the age of 13 when she wrote her first song with José González. She's been compared to artists like FKA Twigs, Tove Lo and even The Weeknd, and was named ‘Best New Artist of the Month’ by Pigeons & Planes, and “a pop star in waiting…” by The 405.

41 as written during a dark time in Bishat's life - the title represents the 4th quarter of 2017, a long painful moment during which her worl as fallin o pieces. After breaking off her engagement, dealing with a life crisis and having no place to call home she spent her days creating music and her nights trying to forge - the resul s a mixtape filled with stories of blurry night nd destructive behavior, s well as mourning and trying to moving on.

"nholy Romance" as written in collaboration with the Platinum-certified artist and producer Damian Ardestani better known as XO, and gorgeous, heartbreaking ballad "Give u " a written and produce wholly by Bishat herself.

Twitter Handle: iambishat

Today's Video Share: Supernatural by Rändi Fay

“Supernatural” is about the surreal chemistry of love and desire, and the intense magic when equally matched. The music was created (by co-writer Aaron Zinsmeister) to support this concept- layering two very natural instruments, the voice and the bass- into a winding, equally “supernatural” arrangement. “The intimacy of Rändi's warm, sensual vocals set in a sophisticated fusion of layered bass create a mesmerizing, memorable song.”

Twitter Handle: randifaymusic

Today's Video Share: Words of Peace by Kyra Shaughnessy

Kyra Shaughnessy is a Quebec-based singer-songwriter and spoken word poet. Paroles de Paix (Words of Peace) is a video shot after the release of her fourth album, Passage, in 2016. The video was inspired by the piece "The Artist is Present" presented by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic at the MoMa in 2010. For the video Kyra invited a collection of complete strangers to practice presence through gazing into each others eyes. The lyrics of the song are a prayer to the universe where the artist asks for the strength to stand up for what she believes in, to be a messenger of peace I troubled times. The act of gazing into strangers eyes is, for Kyra, a practice in recognizing our essential interconnectedness, being able to see our reflection in the eyes of others and accepting people as they are...all fundamental aspects of "peacemaking" the world over.

Twitter Handle: kyrashaughnessy

Today's Video Share: Perfect Day by Victoria Whatley

Fourteen year old, singer songwriter, Victoria Whatley is from Fairhope, Alabama. She plays the violin, guitar, ukulele and sings a wide range of musical genre's including country, gospel, pop and latin. Victoria describes herself as bubbly and stated the following: I love life, music, family and God. I try to find the positive in every situation. My philosophy is “only boring people get bored.” I think my original song Perfect Day paints a good picture of my outlook on life. It’s about having the right perspective; owning your day regardless of outside circumstances, not letting others dictate how you feel about yourself, and putting a stake in the ground—I’m going to have a perfect day.

Twitter Handle: whatleyvictoria

Today's Video Share: Dark Place by Ebony Buckle

I wrote this in last year in response to a woman I heard on the radio, who had called in to chat. They were talking about domestic abuse and how there are many people who don't even realize they are in an abusive relationship. They asked people to call in if they thought that might be them.

A woman called in saying she wasn't sure but her boyfriend made her wear ugly clothes like socks and sandals and tracksuits when they went out. He didn't let her talk to his friends and she wasn't ever allowed to dress herself in dressy clothes as he always chose her outfits for her.
The hosts gently told her that yes, this wasn't normal and that they were going to chat to her off air.

It was for her that I originally wrote this song. The woman who realized that there might be other possibilities outside of her situation. And the idea that the 'Dark Place' inside all of us is actually a wonderful place where we can truly be free. Where we can run with the Wild Women.

When the #MeToo movement happened I felt like I wanted to contribute something and so made a music video for the song. It's for all of the beautiful wild souls out there!

Twitter Handle: ebonyrosebuckle

Today's Video Share: Into the Light by Gerta Heba

Born in Albania and raised in Vancouver Canada, Gerta Heba is a singer-songwriter who has been singing from the age of five. She has performed in Brisbane, Australia and locally in Vancouver, BC. She plays guitar and piano but identifies herself as a singer first, and a writer second. Her true motive is to write music with a message, that brings joy to people and she is just getting started on her journey.

There is a lot of beauty in the world but not everyone sees it. As cliche as it sounds, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and I want to remind people of that when they listen to this song. I hope they will never stop searching for the light in the darkness.

Twitter Handle: gertahebamusic