It’s the weekend! Any plans? Any cool music to listen to? Well, here are ten tracks that you should be listening to RIGHT NOW! They are from different parts of the world and have a variety of musical genres! Check them out and make sure to share this post and/or let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!
This Weekend’s Tunes Are…
“Salt” by Estella Dawn
American Indie Pop artist Estella Dawn is back with her newest single “Salt”. “When it’s hard to feel positive because it feels like life is throwing punch after punch at you and you don’t feel like you have the strength to take it, Dawn explains, “sometimes you just need to let tears flow and cleanse the things that you can’t control.” The song is filled with empowerment and confidence within Dawn’s strong vocals. They are supported by a set of soulful backing vocals that have colorful melodies of their own. Listeners should listen for the final climax as it is filled with Dawn’s amazing vocal ability and rich riffs.
“Ring Ring” by Brian Walker
Experience the smooth, melodic world of “Ring Ring” by Brian Walker. This Contemporary R&B tune features slick melodies in both the instrumentation and the vocal melody. Just check out that chorus as it features a delicious blend of different voices with catchy riffs. Also, don’t forget to check out the video as it has an interesting story to it! “Ring Ring” is a catchy Contemporary R&B that is perfect to dance to this weekend too!
“She Spins” by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
American Alt-Rock band Letting Up Despite Great Faults releases “She Spins” ahead of their newest album that will be released in March. “She Spins” is a dreamy rock concoction with blazing electric guitar riffs, vulnerable lyrics, punchy drums, and spacious vocals. A glimmery track with a vibrant soundscape, “She Spins” is a perfect track for your weekend as it is a soothing atmosphere that is perfect to lay back and relax to.
“Casa I Don’t Know” by Elodie Rêverie
American singer-songwriter Elodie Rêverie displays her intimate songwriting in her newest single “Casa I Don’t Know”. Rêverie paints an ethereal and dreamlike soundscape with her newest single with punchy beats blended in with soft melodies. But, it is Rêverie’s vocals that are the main star with their honeyed, soothing tones. “Casa I Don’t Know” is an emotional-packed tune that features a gorgeous soundscape thanks to the vocals and the instrumentation.
“Cicada Song” by Quinn Sternberg
Enjoy the sounds of the cicada with this amazing jazz track by Quinn Sternberg. The artist wrote the piece to sound like cicadas dancing, chirping, and celebrating their brief foray into the world. The track starts off in a 7/4 measure (which Quinn thought that cicadas sing in) and then drifts to a 5/4 measure. There is a ton of musicality from each instrument to represent each instrumentation with a characteristic of the insect. Charlie Ballantine’s guitar, Sam Taylor’s saxophone, Oscar Rossignoli’s piano, and Quinn’s bass all feature something specular related to the cicada. “Cicada Song” is a lively jazz track that is filled with such amazing talent and sounds related to the cicada.
“Remy” by Seven Layer Piano Cakes
American Alt-Rock artist Seven Layer Piano Cakes is back with his latest single “Remy”. The artist created this melancholic track in honor of his young son. “Remy” is a dreamy mash-up of pop-rock, indietronica, and dream pop. You can hear the different genres in various sounds: the gritty electric guitar of pop-rock, the dream-pop in the vocals (and the verses), and the indietronica in the chorus with the melodic synth riffs. “Remy” features a sonic soundscape with a blend of different genres, As a result, it is a song featuring intriguing melodies with rich sounds and textures that any kind of listener can enjoy.
“Can We Rise” by Pink Laces
American Indie Rock artist Pink Laces creates a haunting, shimmery world within the track “Can We Rise”. The artist had this to say about the track: “For this song, in particular, I envisioned a guy floating up into space and shedding all that holds him down, similar to the way a space shuttle sheds off boosters or whatever they’re technically called.” Pink Laces was inspired Savage Garden, The Smiths and even Kanye to create a soundscape with swirly indie rock sounds with enchanting synthpop. “Can We Rise” is an intoxicating concoction of dreamy and catchy with its intimate and enormous melodies and gorgeous soundscape.
“Things” by RAYVENTURAS
Irish Indie Rock artist RAYVENTURAS releases their newest track “Things”. This song brims with upbeat energy from the instrumentation to the vocals. The honeyed vocals guide the melodies across the mellow pop-rock instrumentation to create a feel0good vibe. Though a modern track, there are hints of nostalgia with the song as it echoes something similar to 90s Rock. Nevertheless, “Things” by RAYVENTURAS is an ear-pleasing tune that is perfect to listen to anywhere its captivating yet euphonious soundscape.
“M. Lonely” by Elephant Stone
“I built this storyline about a hermit named “M. Lonely” who is very content in his solitary world until a world event happens that causes everyone else to stay home as well… sound familiar. He sees this as a mockery of him and his choices, deciding instead to build a rocket ship to the moon to be left alone,”
Canadian Psychedelic Rock band Elephant Stone builds a fantastic soundscape of intriguing melodies in “M. Lonely”. The song is a mixture of woven stories of loss and grief, existential crisis and rebirth, and a world withering away all set to elegant, intense droning music. The band experiments with different sounds, genres, and textures within “M. Lonely” to create something is remarkable. Of course, listeners should listen to all of the songs as each part has something extraordinary, but don’t forget to listen for those catchy riffs in the chorus!
“What Am I Doing” by Tennyson King
“”The idea of this song began when I woke up at a hotel not really realizing where I was… as I had just played 7 different shows in 7 different cities in 7 days. It’s also a reflection of the path I have chosen and the highs and lows of being a musician. Questioning what I’m actually doing with my life, what am I searching for, am I searching? Or if the search is the journey of life. “
Canadian Indie Folk artist Tennyson King is back with his latest single “What Am I Doing”. Tennyson King is no stranger to ai love music as some of his previously released singles have been made on this blog. The artist continues to amaze listeners with mellow melodies, gorgeous vocals, and deep thinking lyrics. “What Am I Doing” is an uptempo indie-folk that features ear-pleasing melodies with a relaxed soundscape. It is the perfect listen to listen anywhere this weekend!