Chords of Truth is an acoustic multi-genre folk group fronted by Jason Garriotte. His original acoustic EP ‘Reflections of Reality‘ features 7 inspiration folk songs. He collaborated with 14 producers to create 57 electronic remixes spanning various genres such as Dubstep, House, Trance, Electrofolk, Progressive, Folktronica, Hip Hop and more!
The latest release is entitled ‘Moon Time’. He received inspiration for this title track and album when he was awoken in the middle of the night with the phrase “Moon Time” in his head. This came after watching a documentary on electronic music gatherings combined with knowing how important the moon is to our life on Earth. ‘Moon Time’ is set to be officially released on May 5th, however its already available on Soundcloud to check out now. The track features folky acoustic strumming combined with vocals and harmonies that remind me of classic artists such as Cat Stevens and John Denver. ‘Moon Time’ is extremely catchy and delivers a great message. Be sure to grab the single when it’s released in May from ChordsofTruth.com!
A singer-songwriter who plays a startling array of instruments, Chris Hornsby’s new EP ‘Human, Too Human’ is out on May 22nd and once again shows the work of an artist on the rise. Self-produced and performed, the EP sees Hornsby play no less than 15 instruments across the five tracks.
Incredibly though, his versatility isn’t what draws you in to Chris Hornsby’s songs – impressive as it is. Instead, it’s the fact that each one has its own story to tell, realistic tales and thoughts which will be relatable to most if not all the listeners.
The best folk music, and the reason the genre has lived for so long in such rude health, is folk music that has something to say. And whether Chris Hornsby has just an acoustic guitar, or is surrounded by a hundred instruments, the result is the same – folk music with substance.
Onto album number three and still going strong for London born songwriting prospect Alexander Wolfe. His new LP, ‘From the Shallows’, is out now and shows off a deft lightness of touch in spite of the fact that the band used on the album seems to be huge.
In stark contrast to his last album, the mostly acoustic ‘Skeletons’, this one ramps up the production values and keeps the quality high throughout. For proof, just check out the affecting track above – ‘Trick of the Light’ – which acts as the album opener and was released as the lead single.
So, if you’ve been looking for a new singer-songwriter to follow, look no further.