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Sam Morrison

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Sam Morrison

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Grammy Nominated Producer, Tommy Parker discusses life, music and latest placements with Alicia Keys and The Backstreet Boys

By Sam Morrison // 17 Nov 2022

It’s Grammy Nomination season, which means a myriad of artists, producers, songwriters and musicians are being recognized for their amazing accomplishment and contributions to music over the year. It truly is a special time; getting to see the hard-work of so many individuals pay off is a feeling that cannot be replicated and today, I have the pleasure of shedding even more light on a highly decorated individual who deserves it. If you haven’t heard of the name, Tommy Parker yet, then odd are, these names ring a bell: J. Cole, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, etc. The list goes on and on for this established producer as he’s worked alongside and garnered credits with some of music’s finest.  I rarely interview producers, but when an opportunity arises to chat with a musical genius like Tommy Parker, it’s impossible to pass up. If you’re in need of some inspiration today, then keep reading down below to check out my conversation with Tommy, as we cover his life, music and what it’s like to have worked on two Christmas projects this year with Alicia Keys and The Backstreet Boys!  — Sam: So, Tommy, for those who don’t know, where are you from …


By Sam Morrison // 17 Nov 2022

Beauty manifests itself in different ways for everyone. Some people find beauty in a partner, while some find beauty in a painting. Some find beauty in nature, while others may find beauty in solitude. Regardless of what you consider it to be, we all know the special feeling you get when witnessing something beautiful. Today, I get the chance to write about a song that is allowing me to experience the feeling in the most pure way possible. “island’ by TALIA is the latest song to bring me to tears and it’s the latest song to make it onto our website today. I’m a highly emotional individual, so it means a lot to me when I come across songs that somehow find a way to evoke the very emotions that I’m feeling at a certain point. I’ve known about TALIA for the past few months, but this track has most definitely put her at the top of my list for promising up and comers. “island” is a delicately crafted song that does not waste notes or moments. The intentional track creates a light, airy ambience that not many offerings possess theses days. TALIA’s voice is otherworldly and angelic to the …


By Sam Morrison // 17 Nov 2022

I love music so much. I love how it makes you feel. I love how it makes others feel…I just love it. Today, I’m feeling extra grateful after coming across a song that has completely energized my day in every way possible. Up and coming artist, Juleser only has one song under his belt, but he’s making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today for his sole song called, “Oami”. I found this one scrolling through some submissions last night and if you’ve ever gone through extensive submissions, then you’d know that not much really stands out; but when you find those select few tracks that blow your mind, it’s a beautiful feeling. Since he’s making it onto our page today, it’s safe to say that Juleser’s latest track falls into that category. I’ve been finding such great feel good songs lately and “Oami” is definitely the latest. The guitar powered song does a great job of creating an undeniable vibe throughout its entirety, while Juleser adds his catchy melodies to an already impressive piece. I’m also a huge fan of Juleser’s vocal tone as it’s utterly soothing in every way possible. I can’t say enough good things about this one, so …

in orbit-[Rayan]

By Sam Morrison // 17 Nov 2022

If you need a quick dose of serotonin, then look no further than rayan’s latest offering called, “in orbit”. I’ve been familiar with Rayan for some time now, but the song that’s making it onto our page today truly left an impression on me that I can’t quite shake. I’ve been frantically searching for some feel good music as of late and I’m so happy I came across this one today. It’s quite hard to explain the feeling I get when listening to this one but I’ll try. “in orbit” by Rayan literally feels like I’m in orbit. From the moment I turned this one on, it felt like I was slowly floating towards outer space with no intention of coming down. The bubbly production truly sets the tone for Rayan to float over top of the beat which makes for such a light and transcendent listening experience. This song is on the shorter side, but I really think this works out since that just means higher replay value. I get physically sad when it ends and I know you all will too after listening too. “in orbit” is such a fun offering and I can’t wait for ya’ll to …

im down if ur down-[Sammy Curcuru]

By Sam Morrison // 17 Nov 2022

Last night, I spent a while digging through music, trying to find something that peaked my interest. Although most of these nights are usually dead ends, I was pleasantly surprised to stumble on an offering that I can’t get enough of. Before today, I had no idea who Sammy Curcuru was, but after listening to his latest track, I’m definitely an intrigued fan now. There’s just good music out there and if you take the time to seek it out, it’s really a beautiful thing. That’s exactly the case when it comes to Sammy Curcuru and his song, “im down if ur down”. From the moment I pressed play on this one, I was immediately hooked by its upbeat nature and colorful production. I’m a sucker for an opening guitar melody and this offering utilized it to perfection. This is a great track that’s carried by Sammy’s talent and innate confidence when it comes to his vocal tone. It just sounds like he’s meant to do this and “im down if ur down” is perfect evidence. This joint will be stuck in your head after first listen, so be prepared to have this in your rotation all weekend long. I’ve …

A Conversation with Cybertrash

By Sam Morrison // 10 Nov 2022

Sam: So I found your first track “West” a long time ago, what year was that? Was that 2020? Cybertrash: That was 2021…It feels like forever ago doesn’t it? — Sam: Man, time moves by so quickly! But speaking of time, let’s not waste any of it. Let’s dive in…How are you? How’s music going for you? Where’s your head at?  Cybertrash: I’m amazing. If you would’ve asked me that a few months ago, that answer probably would’ve been way different. I have such a rocky relationship with music, but it’s been amazing recently and it’s not even because of the accolades, but it’s more so the people I’ve been meeting. I’ve been making a lot of friends in the space. I’m making the music that I’ve always wanted to make. — Sam: I love that. Let’s dive back into the past if you’re down. What was your upbringing like and how did you get into music in the first place?  Cybertrash: As a kid I spent a lot of time on the internet. My brother was into the internet, so we would play games and when you give a child unrestricted internet access, there’s no telling what will happen. …


By Sam Morrison // 9 Nov 2022

If you look through all of my articles on Lyrical Lemonade, the one artist who probably has the most write ups by me is Sylo. When you think about 5 years, most people immediately recall friendships or relationships that have lasted that long, but when that time span pops in to my head, I associate it with my 5 year long obsession with the Toronto artist. I first came across Sylo back in 2017 and ever since then, his music has been a tremendously important part of my life. Today, my favorite makes it back onto our page for the release of his new song called, “AIR”. It’s been a little bit since Sylo last dropped, but after hearing this new offering, it’s very evident that the wait was well worth it. There are certain musical minds that you can’t rush; you can just hope that they’re off creating art at their own pace and that’s exactly what I believe Sylo did with this latest one. From start to finish, “AIR” is just that…A breath of fresh air when you least expect it. From the mesmerizing guitar strum, all the way to Sylo’s soothing vocals, this song is as good …

CHAINS-[Gidi] feat. [Merlyn Wood]&[SoGone SoFlexy]

By Sam Morrison // 7 Nov 2022

How many times do I have to keep telling y’all? Gidi is one of the most exciting artists to have emerged in the last year and a half and it’s not even close. He’s made it onto our page a myriad of times, but today has to be my favorite instance since I first came across the talent back in 2020. If you haven’t heard his latest offering “CHAINS” yet, then I give you complete permission to go bump that joint really quickly and then come back to this article…seriously, GO! ….Alright, now that you’re back, I can tell you that I told you so. The year is ending which means less music is dropping from up and coming artists, but this track comes just in time to give us a final spark before holiday season. “CHAINS” is a catchy/nostalgic anthem that pays homage to the early 2000’s in a way that I haven’t seen before. Gidi is talented enough to stand on his own, but it was so dope to see him enlist help from the one and only Merlyn Wood & SoGone SoFlexy. The two of them truly bring a really cool energy to this song that make …