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Stefan West asks to “Slow Down World” in new single

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Hailing from the coastal city of Geelong, Australia, Stefan West is a singer-songwriter known for this infectious indie rock sound.

His latest release “Slow Down World” marks the third single from his highly anticipated album, ‘Cambridge’. Produced and mixed by Chris Gatz at GM Sound Studios and mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, the track is a sensory-stimulating adventure through the realms of indie rock, punk rock, and folk.

Lyrically, “Slow Down World” is an exploration of the human experience when the pursuit of self-improvement collides with the overwhelming chaos of life. Stefan West’s raw and introspective lyrics cut through the noise, offering a glimpse into his own struggles with mental, physical, and emotional health.

In his own words, West describes the song as a reflection of when “self-help goes too far”, capturing the feeling of trying everything to no avail and yearning for a moment of respite amidst the turmoil. It’s a sentiment that many can relate to in today’s fast-paced world, where the pressure to constantly improve can feel suffocating.

The creation of “Slow Down World” was a collaborative effort. Indeed, Stefan West teamed up with Aaron Schembri to produce the unique guitar and bass rhythms, as well as the vocal harmonies. Additionally, the song features a horn section, including Stefan West’s own father, adding a personal touch to the musical narrative.

Drawing inspiration from artists like Angels & Airwaves, blink 182, Powderfinger, and Joe Pug, Stefan West’s music is a fusion of genres. His upcoming album, ‘Cambridge’, is set to delve even deeper into his journey of resilience and redemption, offering an intimate look at his battle with addiction and his quest for self-discovery.

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Archie Ray Returns with New Single “End of the Line”

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Cornwall’s Archie Ray kicked off the new year on a high note with “End of the Line.” “End of the Line” marks the end of his three-year hiatus. The Indie record is a radio hit in the making.

“End of the Line” is an inspirational, soothing body of work. It is a song that urges listeners to not give up and to keep striving for success. The record is the perfect comeback song as it eludes to the fact that even after not releasing music since 2021, singer-songwriter Archie Ray has been and will keep chasing his dreams. “‘End of the Line’ is a song that showcases the journey from the small town streets ‘to the next big city,’ the drive, and perseverance to do so, and wanting to take friends, family, and the audience to a positive future.” Archie Ray continues, “While the message is aiming for success and the path to getting there, the song also drives themes of home and getting older, and the vulnerability of that ‘I don’t see what you see in me, so I will go do as I’m told.'”

“End of the Line” is laced with elements of various genres of music such as Folk, Pop, and Rock. Archie Ray showcases his polished, emotive vocals within “End of the Line,” making the song very catchy and sing-along sounding. “End of the Line” serves as a prelude to his latest release, “Queen of Hearts.” Just as the lyrics within “End of the Line” suggest, Archie Ray is not done yet, and “End of the Line” is not the end of the line for the budding crooner. So, fans rejoice as Archie Ray is back for good.

Follow Archie Ray on Instagram (@archieraymusic).

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