Monday, October 18

Hip Hop & Pop

Interviews in the pop rock and hip hop genre

(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 20:  SZNS
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 20: SZNS

Editor's Note:  They have a swimwear collection, been featured on People Magazine, MTV, and had a billboard with their name in lights at Times Square in New York City.  This is SZNS.  Their music video for "Build A Boy" has over two million hits on YouTube and their music video for "Tequila With Lime" has several million hits on YouTube as well.  The girl group SZNS is featured on the 2nd Season and 20th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast.  We got into quite the discussion about relationships, female empowerment, their music, living together and so much more.  I'm convinced SZNS is going to bring back the girl group movement that made groups like Dream and Spice Girls famous.  They mix electronica, Latin, a bit of hip hop and pop into their music.  Fans can find SZNS on Instagr...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 14:  JODI ESSEX
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 14: JODI ESSEX

Editor's Note:  It was a blasty-blast(I've always wanted to say that) to talk to Christian rock artist Jodi Essex on the Madness To Creation Podcast.  We get into a very deep meaningful discussion about Christianity, how some famous Christian artists are deconstructing their faith, her single for "Offend", and my favorite song of hers "What Is Your Truth?" .  As a side note, we are anticipating having Jodi Essex on as a contributor or a semi-regular co-host, whenever her schedule allows it.  Her album "Irreverent" is out now and fans can stream it on her Spotify.  Fans can check out Jodi Essex on Facebook, Instagram, and her official website. 4:02- Jodi Essex talks about her meditative and prayer moments 5:03- What inspires Jodi 6:37- What Jodi is thankful and grateful for ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  MONOKINO
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations): MONOKINO

Contributor's Note:  Monokino the alias for Dutch comp George van Wetering has released his single entitled "Your Underground."  The music transcends genres, combining sonic dreamscapes while refusing to be placed in a box.  Monokino's single "Bend or Break" has received a significant amount of airplay on BBC, NCB, exilefm, The Netherlands Kingfm and Pinguin Radio.  "Your Underground" is a hyperpop with alternative rock flavor that explores his pent up frustrations with the music industry and his own struggles with anxiety.  Monokino gets into the single, along with mental health awareness and the state of the music industry with Madness To Creation.  Fans can find Monokino at the following locations: Facebook, his official website, SoundCloud, Twitter and Instagram. Madness To Creation...
(Mental Health Conversations):  ASHLYNN MALIA
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(Mental Health Conversations): ASHLYNN MALIA

Editor's Note:  TikTok/Instagram sensation Ashlynn Malia sat down with Madness To Creation to discuss the release of her new EP entitled "rather be alone", along with mental health, and her music video for "temporary."  Ashlynn is based out of Los Angeles and she offers whimsical flows, insightful lyrics and such scintillating grooves.  Based on "rather be alone", Ashlynn Malia's future is so bright, she's gotta wear shades.  We sat down and talked for a moment about social media, mental health and getting amped up for release week.  Fans can find Ashlynn Malia on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Here is Ashlynn Malia on "temporary":  When I write songs I place a lot of emphasis on my lyrics. The picture my words paint directly effects the choices we make during production. To me, they’re...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 9:  E Roland of COLLECTIVE SOUL + Plus We Talk About MTC’S Top 10 Favorite Collective Soul Songs
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 9: E Roland of COLLECTIVE SOUL + Plus We Talk About MTC’S Top 10 Favorite Collective Soul Songs

Editor's Note:  E Roland, the legendary vocalist of Collective Soul, sat down with Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss playing live, the excitement of getting to share the stage with Styx, his side project and how The Cars and Tom Petty influenced his music career.  One thing that I loved and appreciated about E Roland was how warm and engaging he is and how much of a family man he is.  Collective Soul dominated the 90's and early 2000's with their power guitar pop/rock, scintillating arrangements and heartfelt lyrics.  Their songs such as "Shine", "The World I Know", "Heavy", "December" and "Where The River Flows" resonated with millions of fans around the world and continue to do so to this day.  Over this weekend, they will be sharing the stage with the legendary classic rock ban...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 2 Season 4:  CASSANDRA (Unsigned Sunday Edition)
Hip Hop & Pop, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 2 Season 4: CASSANDRA (Unsigned Sunday Edition)

Editor's Note: Welcome to the Madness To Creation Podcast: where self care and music merge. On this special "Unsigned Sunday" edition of the podcast, we talk to indie pop/singer-songwriter CASSANDRA about mental health, releasing one single per month and also how she manages her social media channels. She has almost 5,000 followers on Instagram and over 11,000 followers on TikTok, and she's slowly reaching "influencer" status on TikTok. Her videos are funny, insightful and allows the viewer a closer look at her lighter/creative side. Her most recent single "21 Ragin'" has over 5,000 streams on Spotify and her song "Drinking Games" was featured on the viral TikTok channel @shotaholicsofficial Fans can find Cassandra on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @youknowcassandra Please like, fol...
(Mental Health Conversation):  MARLO THE BARBARIAN
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(Mental Health Conversation): MARLO THE BARBARIAN

Editor's Note:  Upcoming indie artist Marlo The Barbarian has recently released her new two-song EP entitled "Blue Roses."  "Blue Roses" takes on a reference to Laura's nickname in "The Glass Menagerie." In "The Glass Menagerie", Laura has pleurisy and is nicknamed Blue Roses by a friend as a mispronunciation of her disease.  Laura ends up liking the nickname, standing that "blue" is wrong for roses, but is right for her.  In this two-song EP, Laura takes it as stepping into the light and finding her own individiuality and uniqueness.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Marlo The Barbarian discusses her educational background, mental health awareness and "Blue Roses." Fans can find Marlo The Barbarian on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.  Madness To Crea...
(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 45:  Jason Singer aka MICHIGANDER
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(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 45: Jason Singer aka MICHIGANDER

Editor's Note: Jason Singer aka Michigander joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 45th episode. This past March, Michigander released their EP entitled "Everything Will Be OK Eventually", which has received from rave reviews from the likes of Detroit Free Press, KCRW and Medium. I definitely appreciate Medium's quote, which they said "Authentic rock vibes and deeply-felt lyrics." That's Michigander in a nutshell folks. When you listen to Michigander, it's not just instruments, lyrics and singing, it's emotions running the gamut. Fans can find Michigander on Facebook and Instagram @michiganderband 3:04- Jason Singer discussing his recent livestream performance in his hometown in Michigan 3:50- Jason discussing the difference between livestreaming and performing in front of a...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 40:  ETHAN GOLD
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 40: ETHAN GOLD

Editor's Note:  Madness To Creation Podcast welcomes Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer Ethan Gold on the podcast for the 40th episode.  On June 11th, Ethan Gold will be releasing his album entitled "Earth City I: The Longing", which includes the music videos for "Alexandria & Me" and "Pretty Girls." We get into a lively and engaging discussion about mental health, climate change and protecting the environment.  Fans can find Ethan Gold on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and his official website. 5:22- Ethan Gold talks about his daily mental health practice 6:44- Ethan talks about how it's been difficult the past few weeks due to depression and pandemic fatigue, and what triggers his mental health concerns. 10:53- Ethan discusses how it's a challenge keeping his mental he...