A spattering of good music I’ve heard over the past few weeks.
My favorite thing about music is when you “meet” a song that just gets you – deep, down to the core of who you are and what you’ve experienced. It’s a real kind of magic; a type of audible medicine. The following songs speak to me on a personal level for various reasons during various times.
Here’s some new tunes I came across this past week that I recommend checking out.
A very different sound from the lads of Kodaline. It’s more pop-leaning, instead of their usual rock sound. I’m partial to the rock, but I still like this.
Olly Alexander has one of the sexiest voices out there today.
Some Latin flair from the vocal genius.
I wish I was strong enough to say these words to a few people in my life.
Slowing things down a bit with this lovely, reflective track by England’s Lucy Rose.
A fun, upbeat, rock jam from the English singer-songwriter.
I heard a LOT of good music across multiple genres lately so figured I’d create this list instead of individual posts. Also, sometimes (often) it’s hard to come up with ways to describe music, and I’m kind of lazy right now. But most of the time, music doesn’t need any explanation – it just needs you to listen. And you should definitely listen to these songs.
Here’s a list of some solid cover songs I’ve landed on recently plus a Boyce Avenue one I’ve loved for some time now.
Such a beautiful, slow-downed version of the original.
LOVE me a good, solid Boyce Avenue cover. This take of MJ’s “Will You Be There” (from the 90’s Free Willy movie, ah nostalgia!), is probably my favorite of all his covers. And he has a lot.
This is such a gorgeous song to begin with and when you throw Brett Dennen’s unique voice on top of that, you have yourself a brilliant cover.
A fun, acoustic version of one of the most fun songs of all time.
I’ve always thought this song had such a great tune – the version I’m most familiar with is the Stars On 54, dance version – and this subdued version proves that this song is timeless.
I find this song very melancholic but it’s one of my favorite Beatles songs and this is a great take on the original. FYI I highly recommend listening to more of Imaginary Future if you haven’t – he recorded some other covers worth checking out.
I don’t have much faith in friendship these days, but Joshua Radin is one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters, bonus points for him being a really nice guy (at least he was the night I met him briefly back when I worked in the biz, as they call it), and this cover is super sweet like him.
SEAWAVES is another artist that not only has created some beautiful covers (like this one), but has some good, original tunes to listen to as well.