Thursday, June 29, 2017

Yehuda Shama releases new single "Shlach Lachmecha"

Israeli singer-songwriter Yehuda Shama has released his latest single, the Avicii-esque "Shlach Lachmecha" (Cast Your Bread). Written and composed by Shama, the track was produced and arranged by Reuven Chiyun.

Shama has released several previous singles since 2014. You can check them out on his YouTube channel here.

Eitan Freilich releases new single "Lehodos Lecho"

London-based rising star Eitan Freilich has released a new single entitled "Lehodos Lecho". The track was produced by Sruly Meyer, composed by Yitzy Waldner, and arranged by Mendy Hershkowitz and Chesky Breuer of Sonic-Duo Productions.

"Lehodos Lecho" is something of a departure from Freilich's previous singles, many of which were ballads or light dance tracks. Instead, it borrows from the bouncy piano-centric soul-pop of artists like Sara Bareilles and Andy Grammer, complete with "doo-doo-doos", while comfortably incorporating the more conventional rock guitars and brass section, making for a fun and energetic track.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Yisroel Laub releases "Koily"

Singer/producer Yisroel Laub, best known for collaborating with Nissim on the latter's most recent album, has released a new single of his own entitled "Koily". Laub composed and produced the worldbeat-tinged song at his own Little Box Records studio in central Jerusalem, while Yitzy Berry mixed it.

Dovid Lowy drops lyric video for "Nigun Moshiach"

Singer Dovid Lowy has released a lyric video for "Nigun Moshiach", the latest single off his sophomore album, last year's Inspire. The  dance-pop anthem was composed by Lowy, arranged by Lukas Untersteiner and Ruby Antolin, and features English lyrics by Chaya Nehaus that speak of longing for Moshiach. The song cleverly incorporates the titular metaphor ("the nigun we're all waiting for") as Lowy sings his own rousing nigun over a well-constructed build and drop.

Aharon Razel releases new single "Holech Tamim"

Aharon Razel has released "Holech Tamim" (Walking With Hashem), the latest single off his new album Until I Find A Place. The song, a soft ballad, was composed by Razel with pesukim from Tehilim 15, which describes the type of holy person who will enter Hashem's kingdom. It was produced and mixed by Maor Shoshan.

Until I Find a Place was released on June 9 and is available on iTunes and Spotify, among other outlets.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Video: Yonina, "Adam Shel Chalomot"

Husband-and-wife duo Yonina (Yoni and Nina Tokayer), long known for performing YouTube covers in their living room, have been branching out to original music for some time now, and are currently on the cusp of a full-length album. The latest taste from that album is the pair's just-released single "Adam Shel Chalomot" (Dreamer). 

The song, composed by Yoni and co-produced by Tal Ronen and Synergia guitarist Banua Nahaisi, is a Mizrahi-tinged folk rock tune that sounds like it could have come from an early Moshav Band record. The lyrics, written by Moshe Klugheft, seek to inspire listeners by telling them there is no shame in being a "person of dreams" and looking to the future.

Sruli Broncher ft. Nerya Angel, "Yoter Tov!"

Israeli EDM chasid Sruli Broncher has teamed with singer and DJ Nerya Angel for their new single, an upbeat summer dance track entitled "Yoter Tov!" (Better). Written and composed by Broncher, the song's optimistic lyrics encourage listeners to look for "the lights at the end of the tunnel" even when things are difficult.

Video: Eli Begun, "Haolam Hu Tov"

Singer Eli Begun has released a video for his new guitar-heavy single "Haolam Hu Tov". The video was directed by the song's producer and Begun's brother, Chananya Begun, who often collaborates with him. Eli Begun composed the song himself, while the original Hebrew lyrics were written by Sari Israeli and arrangements were handled by Ian Freitor.

This is Begun's third single, following last year's "We Must Go On" and "Shabbos Hayom". He comes from a musical family; besides his brother, he is also the son of Miami Boys Choir founder Yerachmiel Begun.