Premiere: B-Drop Worldwide Showcases Lily Kershaw, Alayna, & E. G. Day by day


A music collection for rising artists and hidden gems, B-Drop Worldwide premieres its eleventh showcase that includes singer/songwriters Lily Kershaw, Alayna, and E. G. Day by day!



Just as each nation has its hidden gems ready to be found, each artist has their very own hidden gems ready to be heard.

Atwood Journal is proud to be that includes B-Drop Worldwide, an thrilling new music collection giving a platform to rising artists and shining a highlight on the A-sides, in addition to the beloved (however oft-neglected) B-sides. The newest iteration of this distinctive melting pot of music premieres right this moment, with a particular efficiency from A music collection for rising artists and hidden gems, B-Drop Worldwide premieres its ninth showcase that includes singer/songwriters Lily Kershaw, Alayna, and E. G. Day by day!

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“B-Drop Worldwide got here from B-Drop TV, a web based music platform supporting rising artists doing an identical format,” founder Cindi Avnet tells Atwood Journal. “Previous to the pandemic we had been filming twice a month in a studio house, doing a couple of bands every time. The bands would do two songs – an A-side and a B-side, with a short interview on the finish. The final query we requested the artists can be what’s one in every of your all-time favourite B-side. In 2020, we determined to do proceed nearly with Instagram dwell streams each Monday and Friday doing an identical format.”

“At some point I spotted I needed to create a worldwide group that helps rising artists in every single place. Our plan is to movie each 6 to eight weeks transferring from nation to nation. We may have six artists whole performing every time we do the session: Three from the US, and three from the nation now we have chosen. The format might be just like common B-Drop, however will probably be in-person periods. We may also attempt to help indie labels from different international locations by supporting their bands from their respective international locations. We began with the UK, and since we predict that it got here out so effectively we’d spend the summer time doing UK periods simply to construct up momentum earlier than we transfer to a different nation!”

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Why B-sides?

“Traditionally, usually B-sides turned extra widespread than the A-sides,” Avnet explains. “At B-Drop we need to encourage artists to have an opportunity to play one in every of their songs that’s much less well-known or could have by no means been recorded. It’s fascinating to have them do a present single in addition to a B-side. From my understanding most music platforms need to simply hear the present single however on our present we get pleasure from having the purpose of distinction.”

B-Drop Worldwide is a showcase on a mission.

The challenge is now a collaboration between Avnet, Bella Elbaum, and Chris Jiannino as co-producers.

“Going ahead, our imaginative and prescient is to convey consideration to bands that won’t usually have alternatives and probabilities to thrive on this overcrowded music house we’re in, Avnet says. “Our focus is to convey consideration to undiscovered artists which will haven’t had the possibility to be seen and heard in any other case. My hope is B-Drop listeners will uncover new artists that they might by no means have heard earlier than and add them to their playlist of artists to take heed to. Additionally if somebody is already a fan of the artist, then maybe they may get pleasure from their B-side in the event that they’ve by no means heard it earlier than. The primary factor for B-Drop is cultivating music discovery from new artists.”

Avnet’s favourite B-side? “God Solely Is aware of” by The Seaside Boys, from the band’s unparalleled 1966 album Pet Sounds (the A-side was “Wouldn’t It Be Good”). Co-producer Bella Elbaum’s go-to B-side? The Beatles’ “Child You’re A Wealthy Man” (the A-side was “All You Want Is Love”). Co-producer Chris Jiannino’s favourite B-side? New Order’s “Elegia” (full model) off their 1985 album, Low Life. “‘Elegia’ is simply a kind of actually lovely items of labor,” Jiannino says. “It’s cinematic, and every riff holds an epic half within the deep story of the group’s late frontman Ian Curtis.”

B-Drop Worldwide is all about increasing our musical horizons. Uncover Lily Kershaw, Alayna, and E. G. Day by day within the collection’ newest episode, and dive deeper into each artists’ music and B-side picks beneath!

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B-Drop Worldwide is produced by Cindi Avnet, Bella Elbaum, and Chris Jiannino, and directed by James Schumacher of vertigo productions. Each performances had been shot at Zula Den Los Angeles, with host Chris Ruckus.


Lily Kershaw © Lindsey Byrnes
Lily Kershaw © Lindsey Byrnes

Atwood Journal: Are you able to share a bit of extra in regards to the songs you carried out and what they imply to you?

Lily Kershaw: “Depreshmode” is the primary time I ever totally put down in a tune the extent of my expertise with extended despair. It was a troublesome tune for me to sort out and the one which has taken the longest to put in writing in my profession to date. I ended up modifying it, after the preliminary writing of it, over the course of 18 hours. I’m very happy with that tune.

“Darker Issues” got here out complete, in a single take, and was precisely what I wanted to put in writing and say to somebody on the time.

Are you able to dive a bit of deeper into the B-side(s) you highlighted, and why that music is particular to you?

Lily Kershaw: These songs are each particular to me as a result of in writing them I bought arduous issues I wanted and needed to say out of my physique. “Depreshmode” was issues I needed to say aloud, actually to myself, and “Darker Issues” was one thing I needed to say to a different individual however simply couldn’t.

What is the significance of a B-side, for you?

Lily Kershaw: As a fan, I really like a deep minimize. A tune that feels prefer it’s simply between you and the artist, that’s actually particular. When a tune actually resonates with you, and possibly it has a smaller pool of individuals it resonates with, and the artist additionally feels that approach, I actually love that! That connection.


Alayna © Frances Carter
Alayna © Frances Carter

Atwood Journal: Are you able to share a bit of extra in regards to the songs you carried out and what they imply to you?

alayna: These are two songs which might be very near me, and ones that discuss most to the connection with myself. ‘Tender’ was one of many first songs that I wrote with the intention of writing extra on to me, relatively than to another person. It subconsciously propelled me ahead in that type of writing that may later come to be the guiding mild of my debut album. ‘Meteors’ was a extremely vital second in my album journey that introduced me additional understanding of the individual I’m on this world. It gave me a way of permitting myself to be, and to really feel every thing I’m purported to, and that breaking up and leaving items of me behind as I transfer by way of life is what I’m purported to do. They’re additionally two of my favourite songs to sing on the piano, so I felt that they had been the best ones for this session that signify me as an artist proper now.

Are you able to dive a bit of deeper into the B-side(s) you highlighted, and why that music is particular to you?

alayna: I at all times cherished ‘Blessed’ by Daniel Caesar which was the B-side to ‘We Discover Love’. I keep in mind these two songs being launched at a time I wanted to listen to them. I really feel that Blessed held a lot weight and was simply as vital as the only. The lyric “Sure I’m a large number however I’m blessed to be caught with you” encompassed the shared humanness of what it may be like to like and be cherished at instances. These two songs signified two sides of a coin and represented the multitude of emotions that may be felt in a relationship.

What is the significance of a B-side, for you?

alayna: I really like {that a} B-side can present a very completely different aspect of one other tune, and add extra to the entire story, as if these two songs had been at all times meant to be collectively.

 

 

Alayna © Frances Carter
Alayna © Frances Carter

Atwood Journal: Are you able to share a bit of extra in regards to the songs you carried out and what they imply to you?

E. G. Day by day: My first tune is named “Someplace”… It’s about how typically you’ll be able to hit partitions, really feel pissed off about the place you’re going, what you’re in search of in life. However what your craving is on the market, you simply haven’t discovered it but. However you have got this willpower to seek out it trigger the sensation of need is so sturdy.

My different tune is named “Black and White,” in regards to the distinction between a lil attraction and actual knock-you-out, rock-your-world love!

What is the significance of a B-side, for you?

E. G. Day by day: B-Facet to me is like the additional shock.

What’s one in every of your favourite B-sides, and why?

E. G. Day by day: I recorded and coated “WE GOT THE BEAT” for a Gogo’s tribute document, and on the B-side of it we recorded a tune I did known as “ONE WAY LOVE (Higher off Lifeless)” from a soundtrack. Lots of people weren’t capable of finding the unique from the soundtrack, so it was good to drop it on the B-side of my “WE GOT THE BEAT” recording. So now folks can get it and it’s streaming!

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