Pop duo, Honey and Jude have released their latest single, “The Real Thing,” a lively song that paints the vivid image of star-crossed lovers in reckless abandon, without a doubt in the world that what they have is the real thing. Sonically, the single stays true to the classic Honey and Jude anthemic sound, with a new 80’s synth pop flair. “The Real Thing” is now available for download and streaming worldwide. Produced by Mark McKee (Rooney, Delta Rae), the single details conventional methods a couple resorts to for showing devotion towards one another. “‘The Real Thing’ is a throwback, slow track, old school kind of love,” the duo explains. “It hearkens back to a day when asking a girl out on a date meant sneaking her a handwritten letter instead of a generic text, a day when going steady with a boy was about more than just updating your Facebook status to ‘In a relationship.’” For Honey and Jude, the old school dating approach of communication emphasizes the sincerity that would normally get lost through modern day technology. “It’s about a time when the way we felt about each other wasn’t limited to 140 characters and when memories lasted more than the ten seconds on Snapchat,” they explain. Lyrics such as “I’ll be throwing rocks at the window, sneaking out the back door, laying on the hood of your car,” showcase the image of a forbidden teenage romance. The Southern California pair describes themselves as a modern day Danny and Sandy, from Grease. With the charm they bring through their music and their soaring stage energy to match, Honey and Jude have taken their uplifting performance to crowds in prominent Los Angeles venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, and more. Following the release of their debut EP, Summer Fling: Don’t Mean a Thing (2015), and their breakout single, “Weirdos and Freaks” (2016), Honey and Jude were recognized by Music Connection Magazine as one of their “Top 100 Unsigned Artists of the Year.” With a combination of their peppy lyrics and stage presence, Honey and Jude bring something new to the world of pop. Download their new single, “The Real Thing” everywhere music is sold. To follow Honey and Jude, visit their official website at HoneyandJudeMusic.com.
Indie post-rock band, Emerald Portal released their latest single, “All The Running,” a unique and cinematic storytelling track. The track is the first single off of the band’s forthcoming EP, Trouble In Paradise and is now available for download and streaming worldwide. Emerald Portal strives to make music that goes beyond the conventional pop structure and takes you on a journey. With a heavy cinematic influence, “All The Running” is a thought-provoking track that transports listeners to new worlds. The song kicks off with soft synthesizers that build up to a subtle electric sound mixed with indie rock influences. Layered with piano and an electric guitar solo, the unique track creates a calming and carefree vibe. Emerald Portal recruited the help of Jason Rosen, of Los Angeles indie-electronic duo, Smoke Season, to produce the track at DTLA Recording Studios. They also enlisted drummer, Kyle Crane who has worked with Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and the Academy Award winning movie, Whiplash. “We’re trying to tell stories and make engaging music that transports you,” the band comments. Aside from beautifully unique vocals and intriguing storytelling lyrics, “All The Running” is a lush and imaginative track. Emerald Portal, the duo consisting of Thomas Ouziel and Brad Rundblade, are two musicians who both became consumed with the arts at a young age. Ouziel from Paris, France and Rundblade from Crete, Greece, embarked on their own musical journeys until they crossed paths on a music video set in Los Angeles. The two had a lot in common as they both had backgrounds in music and film, and they quickly discovered their shared love for the arts and began collaborating on multiple music projects. Having already released an LP, their second project, Trouble In Paradise will be ready for release in Spring 2017. “All The Running” is a raw post-rock song that acts as a portal to a different world. Emerald Portal continues to push the boundaries with their highly cinematic music. Download “All The Running” everywhere music is sold and keep up with their latest releases by visiting, EmeraldPortalMusic.com.