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Krister Axel

Krister Axel

Krister Axel is a published lyricist, poet, pianist, and composer living in Ashland who writes song and album reviews at CHILLFILTR.com for bands from around the world. CHILLFILTR is also a music channel on Apple News. Use code 6DLJ5Z6 to add the CHILLFILTR for free on Roku TV.

Starry Eyed Kids by Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker creates music that feels like magic, mixing electronic and indie rock with a gorgeous lead vocal and an existential dreaminess. She uncovers the hidden memories that lie buried beneath your world-weary soul, with a bit of nostalgic reflection towards that last perfect moment between two lovers. Lately, her
Lyric video by CHILLFILTR.

In the summer of 2018, a chance encounter at a show in Venice, CA reunited Brendan Willing James with producer and friend Erin ‘Syd’ Sidney. After having parted ways with Grizfolk, Brendan left Los Angeles for a spell to write and restore in the highlands of Ojai, CA. Earlier this
Chance Peña: Beyond the View.

Beyond the View is taken from 19-year-old singer-songwriter Chance Peña’s debut offering ‘anxiety & mixed emotions,’ out now (BMI). Chance wrote & produced the entire EP himself, which adds a stylistic primacy to the evolution of this collection of songs – from the elements of chamber pop, and the precise

It is said that the cells in your body replace themselves every decade or so. After 11 albums, two EPs and 17 years as a singer-songwriter, Leeroy Stagger has been wondering if maybe the soul works the same way. Ten years sober, with two kids, he’s so far removed from
EMIAH - Scottish pop star.

Scottish Pop/R&B vocalist and songwriter EMIAH has recently teamed up with fellow Scottish songwriter and producer Stuart McInnes, for a series of worldwide collaborations. Not an artist to stay in one lane musically, EMIAH has worked in a wide range of genres including House, EDM, RnB, and Hip Hop. Having
Indie Pop from the UK.

From London comes this fun track about hanging on to the memories, and keeping the flow for just a bit longer. This easy groove from newcomer The Luxury of Being Human creates an atmosphere of wistful nostalgia, joining the uncomfortable feeling that time cannot be stopped with the beautiful notion
promo photo for single Turning the Shoulder.

19 year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is quickly establishing himself as an authentic and original Americana artist with a story to tell. His raspy vocal might remind you of Paolo Nutini, but the slow cadence of his latest track Turning the
family acoustic trio Wildwood Kin

Following another busy summer of festivals, including an incredible performance at Glastonbury, family acoustic-rock trio Wildwood Kin share the intimate second single from their self-titled sophomore album which will be released on the 4th of October. Beauty in Your Brokenness is an acoustic lament on the difficulties of self-acceptance, which
Allan Rayman - Stitch

Allan Rayman is a singer and songwriter who has released three projects – Hotel Allan, Roadhouse 01 and Courtney. With a headline tour of Europe coming up, his music is ready to reach a wider audience and Stitch will be the track to reach new fans for him. Although his
Lyrah: Down Low (stripped)

While the sultriness of her beautiful melody and stripped-down groove might remind you of Maggie Rogers, Lyrah gives voice and substance to a complicated situation, and presents the series of emotional steps that were taken in her erstwhile don’t-call-it-a-relationship as a collective sense of frustration. The message here is simple