Friday, August 18, 2017

Singer-songwriter Paula Punch drops second summer single 'Match'

The singer and songwriter from Australia known as Paula Punch has released her second official single for the summer 2017 season, “Match.” Like her other recent releases, the track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. A contemporary folk piece with an emphasis on soulful singing and graceful lyric poetry, “Match” is a track likely to find a home in the hearts of many music fans around the world.

Paula Punch has cited as main artistic influences rock, pop, blues and folk music, the latter two seeming to lend the most to this current release of “Match.” Her songs are frequently introspective and autobiographical, her themes largely romantic, inspirational and individualist, all of which lend power to a music style built on the considerable talents of a solo music artist.

The crystal-clear studio production of music by Paula Punch belies her otherwise devil-may-care attitude.

“Music is what happened to me while I was '...busy making other plans,'” quips the singer, quoting a famous line from John Lennon.

Nevertheless, “Match” is a gleaming example of how to write, perform and record folk music. Its strength lies in its minimalist songwriting. Punch's performance elucidates the song, rather than revels in it. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio and mixed by Rob Gist, the studio production merely polishes the track to a high shine.

“Match” is a mellow counterpart to Paula Punch's previous “Lucky Girl” release. She has hinted that more music is to come in 2017, perhaps leading up to an EP release.

Fans of contemporary folk and folk rock music have good reasons to watch Paula Punch and Punch Park to see where this chugging train is headed.

“Match” by Paula Punch from the Punch Park label is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, folk fans.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Comedic rapper Raja RG releases official single 'American Crazies'

The comedic rap artist, entertainer and dance innovator known as Raja RG has released his latest official single, “American Crazies.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. It is the official single release of his popular YouTube video of the same name which has garnered more than 80,000 views as of the time of this writing (link provided at bottom). Funny, witty, and socially on point, “American Crazies” by Raja RG is a hip hop track anyone can get behind.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Raja RG (AKA HinduHomeboy) mentions only Michael Jackson. That his rap song shares few attributes with the King of Pop isn't surprising, but it's notable that his videos impart a novel dance to the listener which he, himself, invented.

The dance looks fun to do and easy to learn, as evidenced by Raja RG's charming video in which he meets strangers in New York City's Central Park, gifts them a homemade “American Crazies” mask made from a paper plate and red, white and blue paint, and dances with them as he sings his song. It looks much less ridiculous than the macarena, and is less likely to annoy the average viewer.

“I am a mixed-race 28-year-old music artist who sings, acts, and dances,” Raja RG says of himself. “I just released a fresh, trendy bit of comedic fun, an original American hip-hop dance single and music video about us Americans called 'American Crazies.' I think it has a lot of potential.”

With the number of views moving steadily closer to the 100,000 mark, it's fair to say Raja RG's “American Crazies” has more than just potential.

“American Crazies” by Raja RG is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Don't miss the official music video!

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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