Fall Popervescence Too: Nick Hagelin, Adam Tyler, and Introducing: Stone Walters, The Slakadeliqs, and SoSo

Yes, please, we will be delighted to have more Nick Hagelin in 2012.  And judging from what’s seen and heard in the above preview, 2012 could be a breakout year for the Georgia resident who has charmed us with acoustic covers of “Marry You”, “The Story Of Us”, and especially “Sometimes I Cry”, plus the soul-pop in his debut EP Take Off.

Stone Walters “Home”

Sometimes there are songs that are so special they move you to tears.  And that’s what “Home” by UK singer Stone Walters did to me.  It strikes an important chord for not only me but many others, especially at this time of year.  Of course it helps that Stone has a to-die-for voice heavily influenced by the likes of Al Green and Stevie Wonder, but he really has the quiet power of someone like Marvin Gaye or Seal to me.  What seals the deal for me with this song is the simple melody, with soulful high notes preceding some classic piano chord changes.  It’s a little bit of magnificence in 2:41!  Stone had a song called “Trouble” played on the BBC2 in 2009, and is now-financing his album project from believers through the Indiegogo site.  In the meantime, you can get “Home” for free through an email subscription from his website.  Stone Walters is a name to watch for and a voice to hear.

The Slakadeliqs featuring Justin Nozuka “Love Controls The Sun” 

“Love Controls The Sun” is a soulful and jazzy preview of The Slakadeliqs’ upcoming free album due January 17 called  The Other Side of Tomorrow.  The Slakadeliqs is the latest project from Toronto’s Byram Joseph, aka Slakah The Beatchild, who was previously a member of Art of Fresh and won a Juno Award for producing Divine Brown’s Love Chronicles album in 2009.  Add the multi-talented Justin Nozuka into the mix and you have a breezy and carefree song to help get you through the day.  You can download “Love Controls The Sun” for free right here.

SoSo “Who’s Gonna Love Me”

There’s more to Sweden than dance pop!  SoSo is Sophia Somajo, who has put together “Who’s Gonna Love Me” entirely on her own, incorporating a rich instrumentation into a more alternative pop setting.  She’s got a splendid voice that makes “Who’s Gonna Love Me” stay in your head and want more.  You can download “Who’s Gonna Love Me” at the link above.

And the Christmas songs keep coming:

Adam Tyler’s favourite Christmas song is “O Holy Night”, which also happens to be one of mine too.  And he absolutely nails it.  Be sure to download it for free on Adam’s Soundcloud page below.

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