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Interview With Wild Truth’s Nick Gargiulo and Will Beasley

By Samuel Stevens

The 2021 press image of Richmond, VA alt. rock/pop rock band Wild Truth. Photo credit to Alexander Jawfox.
Photo courtesy of Alexander Jawfox.

On April 2nd, the Richmond, Virginia alternative rock/pop-rock trio released their debut EP, Drift. Roughly a week shy of the release of Drift, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gargiulo and bassist Will Beasley to discuss the new EP, their musical/songwriting influences, why the band chose Beasley to produce the debut effort, and more.

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Wild Truth – Drift EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: April 2, 2021

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

Label: Open Your Ears Records

The Richmond, Virginia alternative rock/pop-rock trio Wild Truth are releasing their long-anticipated debut EP for Open Your Ear Records titled, Drift, on April 2nd, 2021. Wild Truth, made up of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gargiulo, bassist Will Beasley, and drummer Clayton Sargent formed in 2017, already knowing each other for over a decade while performing in numerous other bands such as mOcean, Amorella, and Lifewalker -all of varying genres. By forming Wild Truth, the three set themselves out for a fresh start and a way to begin to push their creativity to new heights. The producing and mixing duties on Drift are entirely handled by the band’s own Will Beasley.

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Nano Talrose – Talk You Down (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: February 11, 2021

Genre: Indie-Pop

Label: Invittco Records

The Ontario indie-pop artist Nano Talrose last month released his stunning, heartfelt second single, “Talk You Down.” Nano previously released his acoustic debut single, “Stay Quiet,” in August of 2019. Since that summer, Talrose has been working hard and keeping busy in the studio recording his forthcoming debut EP. Talrose hopes to make his listeners feel the true spirit of what it means to be human while telling stories of love and passion through his pop-infused anthems. “Talk You Down” was co-produced between himself and Damian Birdsey. Birdsey also handled the single’s engineering and mixing.

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Chase Atlantic – Beauty In Death

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: March 5, 2021

Genre: R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop

Label: Fearless Records

The Australian alternative R&B trio Chase Atlantic has returned with their third album, Beauty In Death. Since forming in 2014, the band has released seven EPs, two full-length albums, and accumulated over two-hundred million streams on Spotify. The band has always pushed themselves creatively forward for every release. At the start, Chase Atlantic was a much different band than they are now. They once were pop-rock, but as they matured over the years, the band’s musical style followed. Chase Atlantic has always mixed elements of their rock influences by blending them in with elements of hip-hop. Now they’ve upped their game again by incorporating even more hip-hop and surrounding sub-genre elements into the mix. Adding all the new layers into their signature sound, Chase Atlantic pushes their sound further, for what is their most striking release yet. Following the same suit from the past nine releases, Beauty In Death was again self-produced by the trio.

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Emmie Dohse – Free Time EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: August 14, 2020

Genre: Classical, Soft Pop, Folk

Label: Independent

Emmie Dohse is a singer-songwriter based out of Washington, D.C. has released her debut EP, Free Time, this past summer. Dohse’s EP unites various genres such as classical, soft pop, folk, and Americana into one collection of songs. Dohse brings a unique aspect to the genres with her unusual chord progressions and genuine, honest songs from the heart -both lyrically and musically. Dohse grew up classically trained in piano learning and performing Beethoven, Bach, and Debussy, and shortly after started writing musical pieces of her own. Eventually, Dohse got over her bigger musical fear and began to write her own lyrics and provide her voice on top of her music. Dohse’s soprano voice and musical characteristics are often compared to fellow singer-songwriters such as Allison Krauss and Sara Bareilles.

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