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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.

John The Blind: Hallelujah

Joining the sound of soul with electronic vocoder flair and a dance-club beat, John The Blind makes his breakout with this infectious paean to the body language of love. In that moment when the song takes hold of you, and it makes you move – that is when you give
Jerad Finck: Home

With a knack for simple hooks, Jerad Finck builds a modern electronic production from the bones of folk-pop, and contends with the state of his relationship. Sometimes it feels like a slow-motion wreck where you can see the conflict approaching, and you are powerless to stop it. If only we
Kelsey Waters - Nashville Indie Rock

Kelsey Waters has been a recording artist since the age of 14. With her new single You Got This, she rolls her life-story into a batch of dark, guitar-fueled songs inspired by electric rock & roll and pop noire. With a nod to her favorite 90’s rockers like Sheryl Crow,
KING GVPSV: Oceans

You may know Mehcad Brooks from his role as James Olsen on the CBS/The CW drama Supergirl, but it should come as no surprise that he is also a talented musical artist. Oceans is his follow-up to last year’s full-length release May 20TH, which has already pushed far beyond a
Run River North - photo by Stephen Yonsik Lee

A co-lead vocal-split between Alex and Sally lends a dynamism to the mix that feels both fresh and genuine. With mid-tempo energy and a sense of wistful retrospection, Rearview explores the power of hindsight, and taps into the sense of regret that comes with once having been young and in
Jon and Roy: Where Has My Love Gone

Acoustic Soul-Pop from Canada With a warm soul-flavored melodic baritone that might remind you of Otis Redding, the open drum-feel here and the plaintive horns all point towards that ever-present symbol of a broken heart. The pain, the futility, and the cry of a shattered soul, are all welcome at