I think my favourite part about receiving music submissions is how you never know what you get before you open them.
Incredibly many artists, labels and managements send me new releases every day and it's always really exciting.
It's those moments where I click a link, listen to a song and am completely enchanted by it that make this job so much fun.
Today I've finally got another EP review for you guys, so please allow the music to convince you.
Artist: Cecilia Meadows
Title: Cerulean Blue
Genre: Folk, Pop
Release date: 3rd June 2015
HITS rating: 8/10
Cecilia Meadows is a singer/songwriter based in London, England.
The indie-pop/folk musician is originally from a small town in Sweden.
Cecilia started playing the piano at the age of 10 and soon wrote her own music on her family's "incredibly out of tune piano" until she got her first keyboard.
Her father's guitar playing had that much of an impact on young Cecilia that she soon wanted to play the instrument herself. At the age of 14 her dad started teaching her how to play the guitar and soon enough she started writing her own guitar based songs.
In 2008 Cecilia moved to Stockholm, Sweden for her music studies, five years later the singer/songwriter decided to move to London, England to take her music career to the next level.
And just earlier this month Cecilia Meadows independently released her debut EP "Cerulean Blue" which I'm going to talk about now.
1) Maybe We Do
3) My Cure
4) Cerulean Blue
Opening title "Maybe We Do" already gives you a good idea of what to expect from the EP; soft but soulful and expressive vocals, clever arrangements of all instruments, honest and story telling lyrics.
Cecilia has the talent of being able to wrap you up with her voice like a silky blanket would - you are in for a treat and don't want out.
"My Cure" brings in the folk-y atmosphere a bit more. The guitar base of the song gives it a lot of grip, the percussions are like sparkles bringing in a bit of a darker, more mysterious vibe.
Cecilia says about the EP that "the most important thing with this EP was to make sure that every song had a clear mood and that this was being conveyed in everything from lyrics to production", well, as far as I'm concerned, she's done a brilliant job.
To sum it up: Cecilia Meadows is definitely one to watch. It's just a matter of time until we see her playing Glastonbury. With a beautiful and enchanting voice, harmonizing guitar work and relatable yet unique lyrics, she's able to speak to a large audience.
You should listen to these tunes: Maybe We Do, My Cure
Thank you for reading!
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Cecilia Meadows