Kelsey’s Prime Slices of the Week (7/8-7/12): Sweet Crisis, Leif Vollebekk

Sweet Crisis – “Black Magic” [single] – rock

Sweet Crisis’ new single “Black Magic” is a hit-in-waiting that pays homage to the good old days of classic rock. It’s hard not to nod along to the multiple layers of electric guitar (including a layer of slide!) and the strong drum beat. Lead vocalist Leo Robarts’ voice ties the group’s sound together perfectly as he sings about love being like black magic. On top of all of this wonderful music, Sweet Crisis treats us to not one, but two solos! There’s not much else to say about this rock masterpiece. Give “Black Magic” a listen below to experience Sweet Crisis’ classic rock vibes for yourself!

Leif Vollebekk – “Hot Tears” [single] – singer-songwriter

Leif Vollebekk is a singer-songwriter with a completely fresh take and sound. He is a truly unique artist that has made a spot for himself inside the folk realm, and he sounds like no other artist. In Vollebekk’s single “Hot Tears,” listeners are pulled into a warm and comfortable musical space. Right from the start, familiar and friendly piano chords and snaps greet listeners and invite them into the song. As the story grows, a groovy drum beat and some strings join the symphony. Vollebekk’s voice leads the way throughout, telling a heartbreaking story about struggling to say goodbye to a lover. Vollebekk’s “Hot Tears” is something special and new in music, and it is definitely worth a listen. Check it out below!