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Who is Austin Basham?

I listened to this EP on a random whim just now and holy shit this is the most breath-taking, mesmerizing collection of songs I’ve heard in the singer-songwriter genre (or in any genre) in a LONG time. I literally clapped after each song ended. Who is Austin Basham? Well, that’s something I intend to find out.

 

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Aisha Badru “Waiting Around (Acoustic)”

WARNING: If you’re single (and, like me, are going to turn 32 in less than 2 weeks), and it’s Valentine’s Day and all that, then don’t listen to this song. Because while it’s absolutely gorgeous, it WILL make you cry.

 

Little Big Town “Better Man”

No comments necessary – just press play.

Cover Girl

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.

Just lovely.

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.

Unlike Pluto f/ Mike Taylor “Everything Black”

Basically.

 

MO “When I Was Young”

Who doesn’t love a jam with a prevalent saxophone riff? No one.

Dua Lipa “IDGAF”

And…. this is how to slay with your words. Or an acronym. Either way, Dua Lipa is a lady dragon and this song is her FIRE.

Charli XCX f/ Carly Rae Jepsen “Backseat”

My 2 favorite pop artists join forces to sing about my life, basically. It’s one hell of a sad yet dope song.

My Favorite Songs: 2017

Throughout the year, I discovered many songs across various genres and decades. Below is a list specific to 2017 Рthe songs I listened to on repeat, the ones that made me feel something, that made me dance, and made me cry. Happy listening and Happy New Year!!!

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