Weekly Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/29bzcLrr1Tuv0AZchbuTzp?si=2221e953a43b435e
- Jalen Ngonda “Just Like You Used To”
- Townes Van Zandt “For the Sake of the Song”
- Brainstorming – “You give my life a charge”
I met Jalen Ngonda for the first time on Friday night. The view from the Talia Hall stage must have looked like Beanie’s shag carpet. His guitar playing was great. His strumming was rhythmic, with his fourth and fifth fingers shimmering subtle countermelodies into chord progressions. Ngonda was the star of the show, but somehow only the opening (for those wondering, he was Thee Sacred Souls concert when he graced the opening). “Just Like You Used To” demonstrates Ngonda’s most distinctive trait: a clear, sparkling voice. He flows effortlessly from gentle murmurs to high screeches. His soul influence is clear. From simple rhythmic backing to saxophone solos, the retro bop that Ngonda sets up is something I’m so fortunate to have experienced live.
Townes Van Zandt is a folk legend. His self titled “For the Sake of the Song”, the first song on his album, is very simple. Van Zandt plays guitar and sings. This description may seem a little underwhelming, but Van Zandt’s lyrics are where his talent shines. This song is about a woman who sings a sad song for him. The highlight of this song is the chorus he sings. Van Zandt thinks this woman is a bit eccentric, but in the end she realizes it’s not for her to decide.
Brainstorm’s ‘You Put A Charge In My Life’ is the epitome of a groove. Smooth drumming and a lively bassline create a danceable feel that will make you want to get up and boogie. Fluid vocals morph from smooth falsetto to thirsty tenor over the course of a single line. Romantic lyrics add to the tone. First and foremost is the title line. The song contains a large amount of backing vocals, sometimes singing rhythmic lines that mimic horn lines, and longer, smoother pads. Overall, the song is a fun, lively R&B song.
- SZA – “Open Arms (feat. Travis Scott)”
- Clairo “Thinking”
- Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
SZA will release the long-awaited album ‘SOS’ in December 2022. “Open Arms” is his twentieth track on the album and features his collaboration with rapper Travis Scott. Siza sings about a relationship that is open and open to love. For his 13 seconds at the beginning of the song, an audio clip of SZA’s grandmother, Norma Rowe, of her girlfriend plays, reminding listeners, “If you try your best, hell, that’s all you can do.” SZA wants listeners to apply her Norma Rowe advice to their love lives, as the song is about relationships.
Claire exposes her pain to listeners on the track “Sinking” from her 2019 album Immunity. A song familiar to many of her, Claire expresses how her mental and physical health is affecting her. The moment her mental health takes its toll on her, she feels as if she has collapsed and is sinking to the floor. And I hope that no one around her sees only her vulnerable and ‘weak’ side. I’m telling you again if I can talk.
Way back in 1967, the six-member band Jefferson Airplane released “White Rabbit.” The song alludes to drug use using the widely known “Alice in Wonderland” story. In “Alice in Wonderland,” Alice descends a rabbit hole into a strange world where everything is different from what she seems.The people With hallucinogens, you enter a mental state where everything is a little crazy and confusing. “White Rabbit” is unique because it uses a “marching” beat that sounds like his band is playing marching in the background. This feature keeps you glued to the song like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole. I’ve just entered this place full of wonder in my head, and when the song ends I wake up from my dream.
- Father John Misty “Real Love Baby”
- Faye Webster “Remember When”
- Feeling Blown Away – “Out Getting Ribs (Slow)”
“Real Love Baby” is a happy, feel-good song about being in love and wanting it to be “real.” Indie His artist Father John Misty expresses a feeling of liveliness and freedom, likening himself to a flower and his lover to a bee. The song is a single released by Father John Misty in 2016 and is the artist’s most popular song with over 150 million plays on Spotify.
Faye Webster is an alternative/indie singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her Webster voice is crisp and clear, and all of her songs have a light, airy feel to them. “Remember When” is a bittersweet song about remembering various events in past relationships and how those moments felt, and also wondering if the other person “remembers when” .
“Out Getting Ribs (Slowed)” is a guitar cover of “Out Getting Ribs” by artist King Krule. This acoustic version is perfect for studying, relaxing or working. Each note sounds like the perfect sound of a rainy autumn day, and you can tell that artist Feel Brew is playing it with passion. Even if you don’t recognize the song, you may know a clip that has been used over 88,000 times. tick tock.
Recommended by Daija
- Taylor Swift – “Woul’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”
- SZA, Phoebe Bridgers – “Ghost in the Machine (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”
- Carly Simon “You’re So Vain”
“Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” released in October from Taylor Swift’s album Midnights (3am Edition), is the penultimate track on the deluxe album. In the song, Swift reflects on her emotionally scarred relationship when she was young and innocent. The song follows the same vein as Swift’s “Dear John,” both of which were written about John Mayer, a musician Swift dated when she was 19 when she was 32. It is rumored that Swift indicates that while she’s older than she is now and she’s probably wiser, she recognizes that her relationship wasn’t the best for her.
Combine the artist SZA, who kept fans waiting five years after releasing a near-perfect debut album, and Phoebe Bridgers, who made you think about life in tears, and you have a masterpiece, Ghost in the Machine. It was a collab I never thought was coming, but oh I’m glad it happened.SZA enters the song with a pulsating beat that mixes his R&B and pop, giving it a catchy chorus. / Can you touch me and don’t call me later? Bridger comes in and the pulsing beat really quiets down, it’s almost as if her vocals are separated and she’s playing a different song.”Ghost in the Machine” brings the sound of the two artists together. It’s one of his songs that mixes perfectly into one and has quickly become one of my favorites.
“You’re So Vain” was released on the 1972 album No Secrets, but has recently resurfaced after clips from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days began circulating on Tiktok. rice field. Carly Simon sings about a very arrogant person (or people).in an interview with people magazineSimon stated that only the second verse was about director Warren Beatty, but fans have speculated about the other verses. Not too much, and she’s not afraid to call at least one person about it.
- Apollo Ghost – “Spilling Yr Guts”
- Cary Brothers “Blue Eyes”
- Dancing Sona “More to Lose”
Canadian indie rock band Apollo Ghosts have yet to reach mainstream attention since forming in 2009, but they’re back stronger than ever with their latest album Pink Tiger. Because “Spilling Yr Guts” reminded me of his classic era of lo-fi indie rock, listening to his ’90s bands like Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Silver His Juze, and Guided By Voice. immediately stood out. This relaxed and simple anthem is exactly the type of sound I hope more new bands will adopt in the future.
When I first heard the Cary Brothers’ “Blue Eyes” on an episode of “Scrubs” about two years ago, I was instantly hooked on the wistfulness of the track. Stylistically, the song is sometimes reminiscent of The Brothers’ more famous contemporaries like Coldplay and Keen, but has a much darker edge, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen. lacks Cohen’s rawness, but shares his ability to write intricate love songs that can be heartwarming, heartbreaking, or both.according to IMDbThe Brothers’ songs have been featured on nearly 40 TV shows in the last 20 years, so even if you’ve never heard of him, you’ve probably heard at least one of his songs. .
Have you ever seen a Ricky Gervais TV show or stand-up special and wondered, “What if he was the lead singer of an ’80s new wave band?” Neither do I, but I ran into Seona Dancing a few days ago and my mind has been blown ever since.Gervais said that in the early 1980s he was the lead singer and lyricist for Seona Dancing. They only released two singles before breaking up, neither of which failed to make a big impression in the US and UK. all music, 1983’s “More to Lose” was, for some reason, a big hit on Philippine radio stations around that time. Aside from the novelty of hearing one of the world’s most famous comedians as his ’80s pop singer, the song honestly sits very well with other classics of the era. It’s an emotionally resonant song with a harmonious and memorable melody.