Sometimes, for whatever reason, my mind and ears refuse to be open to whatever is considered to be at the top of mainstream charts. It is at such times that I risk losing sights of some great performances just because I chose to change the station when I hear that their song is about to start.
Today, yet again, I was proven wrong and figured that it is plain ignorance not to allow any musical piece its time in the sun ( or in one’s heart) just because they take the seat of honor in any radio station’s heavy rotation.
To add insult to injury, as I am typing this I have just realized that I was actually in love with this artist some 5-6 years ago, whilst her music was playing in the series finale of one of the most loved series – Six Feet Under.
It seems to me that I simply neglected her transition towards pop music center stage. But now, that I am finally aware, I simply can’t get enough:
Slowly but surely, the Next Marathon’s playlist is coming along at a steady pace, much like the marathon training itself.
This one’s for tomorrow morning:
Hozier + Ben Afleck’s upcoming Live by Night = a most bewildering OST.
Here is Arsonist’s Lullabye:
More of that soulful , calm and soothing voice.
More of that chilled, funky melody imbued with those awesome guitar solos.
More of that musical genius brought to you by Skye and Ross…
Welcome back guys, I have really missed you!
Here’s one that’s just suited for a bit of melancholic “rainspotting” ( yes…the T is missing on purpose):
Sure, I knew their pathway-to-fame-song “Hold on”, however I never really paid much attention.
But the first time I really listened to them I had just 1 question: “Is that lead singer voice female or male?”(such was the richness of its vocal range). This intrigued me to the point that I just had to listen to their entire Sound and Color album and by the time I was done, I had to lift my jaw from the ground.
This is musical talent in its purest form. And I am hooked.
Ladies and gents, the Alabama Shakes ( or what it sounded like if Ceelo Green had a sister with a band) :
I’ve been trying to find a suitable tune for the mood that enshrines this cold spring – I do believe this will do:
One simply cannot listen to Mr. Nutini and not take it to heart. He’s like honey for the soul…
Ladies and gents, I give you Tame Impala – creators of one of last year’s best albums(Currents). These fellas just made it on my “must see live” wishlist.
Beware of the kick-ass beat @ 3:10…it might just get you pumped enough to start dancing your way into the weekend.
…but I’ll be damned if this track doesn’t get my blood pumping. Loving it even more with each replay it gets…
PS – Suicide Squad feature trailer gets full credit for bringing it to my ears…