@Thisfunktional Music Review: CHURCH OF SCARS By Bishop Briggs

Magnificent lyrics and wonderful vocals make Bishop Briggs’ highly anticipated “Church of Scars” a must have album

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The raw emotion of each and every song make this debut 10-track “Church of Scars” both the beautiful satisfying album debut for Bishop Briggs and leaves listeners anxious to hear more.

From start to finish this album showcases a vocal talent which is unique, passionate and attention grabbing.

“Water,” the song from the video above, moves the listener and stirs up feelings each and every time they listen to it, and I have listened to it more than 20 times in less than 24 hours.

The vocals start slow and smooth and flows to an almost gospel chorus. The lyrics include some great symbolism which listeners can easily relate to and not only listen to the lyrics being sung but feel the meaning as well.

Much like “Water,’ “River,” which had already been released on Briggs’ Youtube channel, brings a familiarity and connects the sound of the album.

Each song is a tear-jerker, which is testament to the care these tracks were given to be able to be universal.

A combination of metaphors throughout the album seam to imply a sense of freedom and being better off, such as in the song “Lyin'” which although being a slower track can hit hard with deep meaning.

The melancholy song can have both a sense of relief and sadness while walking the line of hopeful.

“Hallowed Ground” continues the sense of self-importance with a sensitive feel and yet it beautifully brings forward a strength.

The combination of heavy instrumentals and powerful vocals makes this an anthem for anyone who has ever had a broken heart.

Previously released song “Dream” is one of the tracks which showcases the songwriting and vocal talents which makes “Church of Scars” the treat for the ears.

Bishop Briggs’ debut album “Church of Scars” is available now.

For those who follow me on social media, music is a big part of my daily life and I am quite the music snob.

I also cannot stop praising the talent of this wonderful, talented singer.

Bishop Briggs hits the road on her Headlining Tour starting on April 27 in Vancouver.

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ScareLA Announces Summer 2018 Return

The Premier SoCal Halloween Fan Convention to Bring an All New Fully Immersive Experience to Downtown Los Angeles

 

ScareLA, the first convention to bring Halloween to the summer, announced on April 20 that it will return for its 6th consecutive year on August 25-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K.

The SoCal fan favorite is set to bring new frights and promises an all new fully-immersive show unlike anything audiences have seen or experienced before.Under the theme “Descend Into Darkness,” ScareLA 2018 invites horror fans of all ages to experience and celebrate the spirit of Halloween more than once a year.

“As the first-ever fan convention dedicated to Halloween, ScareLA has built a vibrant tradition bringing one of the world’s most beloved fall holidays to the middle of the summer,” Lora Ivanova, Founder and Executive Producer of ScareLA, said. “This year we inch a tad closer to Halloween to ramp up excitement for the scare season with an all new and fully immersive show unlike anything audiences have ever seen. ScareLA is the true scare season premiere in SoCal and we can’t wait to open the doors to darkness at the heart of Los Angeles this August.”

As a testament to the great success, ScareLA has quickly become one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the US drawing thousands of attendees from all over the world.

ScareLA has inspired numerous events and experiences in SoCal and beyond transforming the fall tradition of Halloween into a year-round way of life.Situated in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, ScareLA spotlights the rich Southern California scare industry and community, from its iconic seasonal theme park events, to haunted attractions, home haunts, theater, film, escape rooms, interactive experiences and much more.

For more information visit scarela.com or follow ScareLA on social media at Facebook @ScareLAcon, Twitter and Instagram @scarelosangeles. Join the conversation using #ScareLA.

About ScareLA
ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws over 10,000 professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

 

@Thisfunktional Talks With Roselyn Sanchez TRAFFIK

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Roselyn Sanchez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her part of Malia in “Traffik.”

Sanchez talked about how uncomfortable it was to film the culminating sequence to her character’s story, being compelled to be a part of this story in part by the writer-director’s story and being proud to have gotten to play such a complex role which challenged her.

In the action-packed thriller, “Traffik,” plans for a romantic weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turn to terror when Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) accidentally discover the hidden world of a brutal biker gang.  Joined unexpectedly by their friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez), the foursome is forced into a deadly fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets from getting out.  The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor.  Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate will release the film wide on April 20.

TRAFFIK
Out In Theaters April 20
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