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Billy Gro – Thoughts on Less Love, the music industry, and Snow White Trash

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The single Snow White Trash (Trump’s Americans) by the Oklahoma Rock band LESS LOVE is angry and it is loud. With a uniquely strange video that has been nominated for a Los Angeles Music Video award and a growing range of airplay interest in the “censored for your protection,” radio-edit version of the very explicit song it is beginning to appear this might be the breaking point for a band that has just spent 14 years in artist development.

Enlightening us on his own personal experience with the band Billy Gro took the time to speak candidly in a recent letter to the editor.

Billy: Any time I am called upon to discuss music, or the industry built to sell it, I feel like I am discussing a beloved relative that has died. Sorrow, difficulty in forming cogent thoughts about the matter, and memory probably clouded by nostalgia muddle my attempts at discussing it.

I joined Less Love many years back [2006] initially as a way to assist Sky with some recording, arrangement, and sometimes songwriting. Intermittent meetings slowly evolved into a full-on band experience, complete with Less Love, and my passion project Wondernaut, sharing studio space, practice space, members, and more. Sky always had a nascent vision for what he wanted, and I tried to always help bring it forth. I often felt like that while he heard a symphony in his head, I was transposing nursery rhymes on a baby’s first keyboard. While I think Sky was often satisfied, I often felt adrift trying to help craft songs.

This is one of many things where Sky and I think differently. I always relied on manic inspiration, perhaps too heavily. Sky had a more workaday approach. “Inspiration is for amateurs,” said Chuck Close. Sky said treat it like a full-time job. And it worked for a while. We produced some good stuff. One of the overarching problems was that of finding a reliable singer.

In my formative years, I developed a worldview about so many facets of life that turned out to be just plain wrong. Among them, the average person was a passionate connoisseur of music, and that musicians strongly desired to play in bands for a living. Neither of these is true. Tied into this is that Less Love had difficulty keeping singers around. Sky had always gravitated to wanting a female singer, and a lot of them came and went. Dilletantes that liked the idea of singing in a band, but no real interest in the practical reality of it. I was trying somewhat hard to get Wondernaut off the ground, so I didn’t really want to be Less Love’s main singer. Sky had his own reservations.

In the middle of all of this, the music industry and music fandom were changing. People stopped buying music. People stopped caring about music. But then again, I don’t think they ever cared about it in the first place. To the average person, “Let it Be” is no more profound than “Shake It Off”. Music was something to simply be enjoyed in a cursory manner, not pondered upon. I had for most of my life mistakenly thought differently. Despite that, people came to care even less for music when it all became free on YouTube and streaming platforms. Simple economics. Unlimited supply equates to less demand and less value. Quality control plummets. “Paper plates vs. china” to paraphrase Dave Pensado.

This shift in the music industry was a little soul-crushing to me. I am something of a dreamer and my dreamworld came crashing down. A lie I told myself. A reality I turned a blind eye to. A cultural shift that saw rock music become virtually ignored, and music, in general, become homogenous and generic. I find it ironic that in an era when people are rabidly clamoring for diversity, that there are fewer songwriters contributing to Top 40 music than at any time I can remember. And the millions of other songwriters out there clamoring for attention are all stymied by cultural groupthink.

Around the time that Spotify became free on phones and my blossoming realization flowered, Sky was trying to write music and prepare for the next phase of Less Love. In my self-imposed grief, I lost the will to contribute anymore. The music industry was dying. Rock was dead. Maybe I was a bit too needy for validation from the world. What was the point of writing music anymore?

While I helped out in the studio as much as I could, I couldn’t really summon the desire to do it anymore. Touring, press, performances? I lost my desire. Even for my own project. But I gave my best effort at the time. I think?! Despite it all, I still cared about music and trying to help my friend and bandmate.

I remember working on “Snow White Trash” in this period. Sky had a vision for the song. I tried to help facilitate it. A particular drum beat. Guitar tone. Solo. I tried to help with vocal exercises and harmonies. I feel like it came together pretty well. I loved the offensive lyrics and how it would make people squirm when they heard them or when we discussed them out loud. Puritanism runs deep in America regardless of your political bent. We brought in several musicians to try to lend a voice to particular parts. A few different drummers if I remember correctly. I think I played the bass. Sky had long before had most of the guitar parts hashed out. It was just a matter of guitar tones and overall vibe. Making sure we didn’t let it devolve into the pitch-perfect nonsense that dominates earbuds these days.

And when Sky showed me his idea for the video, I heartily laughed out loud. We seldom see eye to eye on many things, but we definitely share a love of particular kinds of humor. The subtext of the chameleon and the subtle movements in the video relating to the music. The idea of people having to look at a near stationary image for several minutes in an age when attention spans are ridiculously stunted. Goddamn, it made me laugh!

Eventually, I grieved enough, but both Sky and I gravitated towards new phases in life. Around the same time, we both decided to leave America for more foreign locales. Sky to the Philippines, me to Russia. And we arrived at our destinations to learn that people outside of America still seem to care about rock music. So, while we are separated by thousands of miles, I still feel a part of Less Love. And I will always try to contribute if I can. I will do what I can in Russia, he in the Philippines, and maybe we can find that audience that the numbed-up, dumbed-down masses of America couldn’t provide.

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Juice Wrld was a legend of the music world who won people’s hearts with his amazing voice and lyrics. Legends never die is one of the popular and top-rated albums of Juice Wrld. This album as per news was released by Juice Wrld in the memory of late rappers of that era like Lil peeps. For Juice Wrld these late rappers were a great inspiration, so he created the best music in their memory. When Legends never die was released it was showered with huge love and respect. It is a fact that people remain like a memory in us and great talents like Juice Wrld & Lil peeps are the true examples of this term. Such legends never die, they always remain in the hearts of those who loved and followed them their whole life. No one ever thought that this album will become a depiction of Juice Wrld’s life. Juice Wrld Legends never die album is one of his best creations.

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APRIL DIAMOND RELEASES HER MODERN REMAKE “I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME”

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APRIL DIAMOND RELEASES HER MODERN REMAKE “I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME”

This new remake by April diamond has to be the track your friends are talking about. April Diamond has recently released her remake energetic follow-up “I Got the Music in Me”. April is youngsters’ favorite music artist who is taking over real fast, is the singing artist who’s TOP 20s BILLBOARD Dance hit “Lose Control” already has got to have topped the charts and playlists earlier. It is all the way thrilling to know that her new single is standing out in National Radio Charts in dance music, pop, and adult contemporary (AC/HOT AC). Music lovers are going to have some awesome stuff.

What April has to say about her new release?

Not only the fans but April herself has a lot to express about her excitement of the track, just like: “I’m so excited to hear from fans all over that they are enjoying our single on their local radio stations!  April says, adding “They are dancing from Seattle to Miami and everywhere in between.”

Some Milestones reached featuring David Longoria:

Right along with the re-opening of post-pandemic shutdowns, is associated with the release of the modern dance version of the classic Kiki Dee song that has been heating the blood of many music lovers across the USA. Just like that, multi awards winning and chart-topper David Longoria on the trumpet and introduces Powerhouse Choir to the radio and club charts. The show choir is best known internationally as the high school performing group that inspired GLEE (the movie and TV show) as well as for National and International competition consistent top winners, under the direction of iconic show choir leader Brandon Jennings in Burbank California.

David Longoria’s work experience with April diamond:

David has experienced some best time of work with April diamond; let us see what he had to say of this:  “I had a blast playing my trumpet on the song with April”, David Longoria explains, “we’ve done concerts all over the world together and this was a great chance to combine our sounds to create a huge hit for the clubs and radio and even Spotify too.”

APRIL DIAMOND RELEASES HER MODERN REMAKE “I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME”

Tracks success and recognition:

April’s single has achieved many successes that made it stand out among others in the list, just like one of the worth sharing is that after just ten weeks in prerelease to radio, it conquered the TOP 10 on US National Radio Airplay charts, New Music Weekly Hot 100 pop songs, Independent Releases Top 40 charts and others. As the US dance clubs open in Texas, Florida, and other states, the song and its remixes from icons of remixing including Robert Eibach, Hi5, DJ Chris Z, and others are already topping playlists just waiting to hit the Billboard Club Charts when it comes back this month. Isn’t that exciting enough? To keep in touch with the latest throws of April, follow up to her Top 30 Dance hit “Lose Control” climbing National Radio Airplay Charts.

April, the apple of everyone’s eyes:

Whoever April worked with, absolutely loved working with her. Her way of working makes everyone love her company. The Producer/Re-mixer Robert Eibach of the new track has lovely words for her: “I had fun remixing the song with April Diamond’s vocals, David Longoria’s trumpet, and the Powerhouse choir which made a unique combination that the clubs love it already.”

APRIL DIAMOND RELEASES HER MODERN REMAKE “I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME”

Upcoming projects:

April has also put so much of her efforts to gain the love of fans worldwide. She has begun a summer series of live performances in California and Texas to enthused crowds. The story doesn’t end just there, April will also be traveling across the country for more performances and concerts as it opens back up.

Get in touch with her music directly:

Impressed enough? So is her music. To enjoy April Diamond’s music directly from some top websites like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and all other stores, just go and follow her. To watch the exclusive music video, click here.  You can also follow her official site at http://aprildiamond.com. Her YouTube channel is also here to serve you with the amazing and freshest stuff every day at the following link. Her immense success can be seen via her chart activities on the following link.

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QUEEN MAJESTY IS READY TO RELEASE HER NEW SINGLE (HOOD CLAP ) 6/24 ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS

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QUEEN MAJESTY IS READY TO RELEASE HER NEW SINGLE (HOOD CLAP ) 6/24 ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS

The music scene is about to witness the arrival of the new royalty, a non eating story
Queen, an upcoming independent strong female act originally from The Valley, with one
aim only: to take the music game by storm in her very own terms. Her Highness has already two projects out there and she’s working on a third one soon to be released.

The years to come are hers for the taking, she’s building a solid and loyal fan base that
resonates with her empowering message. She’s been moving through the hip-hop and urban scene earning a place as a performer and an entertainer stepping up her game to a whole new level for everyone to see.

With some hot tracks and High Q merch (already going sold out, so hurry if you want to get
some) already under her belt, she is clearly coming for the crown, no jokes.

As hard as it is for females to thrive in the music scene, especially the big music industry,
Queen Majesty has taken the game with cleverness and grace aiming to make a path for
her and for more struggling independent female artists. Her strong image and bold looks
inspire respect, everyone will bow to the Queen.

Let’s talk a little bit about her sound, her tracks are raw and honest, with strong and real lyrics. You can hear her underground influences from music forms such as trap, hip-hop, and rap. She also has some melodies going on here and there to engage your ears into her beats. Women got the game, no doubts.

Queen Majesty is ready to make everyone turn to look at her and hear closely what she has to say, so just keep the cameras flashing to keep up with her and catch her every action, her music is about to be released in every major platform, there are already some tracks on her youtube channel and her website but she’s about to take on your faves.

Yes! You all will be soon streaming to her beats on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, you name the platform, her Highness The Queen Majesty will be there hitting the stereotypes and breaking all independent artist’s records, just watch her taking over.

REMEMBER! her upcoming single HOOD CLAP is to be released on June 24th

STREAM HOOD CLAP!

Stay tuned through all of her official channels for news, upcoming projects, tour dates and
more!

http://queenmajesty.art/

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