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Singles Releasing in 2023
Down To It, Holland's first pop vocal single of the year (and released in April), takes a look at living and working in the big city - in this case, New York City. Fun and upbeat, it was originally titled When You Get Right Down To It.
Eleven After Midnight
2021 Album release
Midnight at the Agora
This upbeat instrumental pop/contemporary instrumental song, releasing in June 2023, sounds like a song that should be played live, hence the reference to one of Cleveland's iconic stages, the Agora Ballroom; a setting that Holland used to play at regularly. Featuring piano and synthesizer leads, it's a rhythmic moving song.
Quotes From Some Of Holland's albums:
Holland's eleventh album released worldwide in September of 2022, and was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental album in Europe. . Not to be missed, this album is heartfelt, personal and engaging, and it sets a new bar for instrumental albums in the New Age and Contemporary Instrumental genres. Reviewers call him prolific, and they don't even know the half of it. Although he writes new material for each of his instrumental albums, he also has a personal backlog of hundreds of songs, both instrumental and vocal. Holland typically writes and records between the hours of Midnight and dawn's light, because there's less 'noise' during those hours and that helps him hear the music better. Regardless, that helps him produce singularly addictive melodies and soundscapes. Not your typical New Age music,the album includes everything from soft and romantic songs all the way to intriguing and powerful
"If you're looking for performances that are full of intriguing heartfelt musical magic, you need look no further than Holland's latest album Standing in Motion."
Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Eleven After Midnight Hit #1
on Amazon New Release Chart
"A classic piece of contemporary instrumental music that will raise the bar for all to come."
Steve Shepard, One World Music Radio
Down To It
“Sweeping musical fusion colors the listener’s imagination about past and future possibilities, connecting a sense of wonder with dreams of boundless optimism. Highly recommended.”
The Library CD Music Shelf
Standing in Motion
Holland's 11th Album release
“Each track was a different shade or color, a variation of moods that danced with the music. It all made me feel invigorated, joyous and glad to be alive.”
New Age Music Reviews
"The music is decidedly upbeat, uplifting, forward moving, and positive."
Dyan Garris, New Age CD
"Very nicely done in every regards, but that is Holland Phillips' music."
New Age CD staff
" Under a Second Moon is a tale, a place where anyone can escape to. If it's fantasy or real, or just a space in time for you to recharge your batteries, it is available through this music."
Keith Hannaleck - New Age Music Reviews
"Whoever those Three Minds of the title are, their presence has inspired one of the most compelling and dynamic instrumental recordings of the year."
The JW Vibe
Holland Phillips' beautiful instrumental music defies categorization. Call it New Age, Contemporary Instrumental or Dream Pop, or even Electronic. Whatever you call it, Holland uses keyboards, flutes, electric and acoustic guitars and pianos to weave rhythmic and melodic musical tapestries into unforgettable songs. And in 2023 he began releasing some of his more upbeat music, many with vocals, adding his singer/songwriter vocals to enhance the rich tapestry of music he creates.
His music has been nominated or won numerous awards, including Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year (2021, 2019, 2017), Piano with Instrumentation Album of the Year (2018, 2020), Song of the Year (2016, 2017), Best Electronic Album of the Year (2015), Album of the Year (2020, 2014), and more. His music can be heard in over 120 countries on radio stations around the world, sleep radio, on airline in-flight music., This is New Age, Contemporary Instrumental, and traditional pop music at its best.