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
“My Story (feat. Deify)” by DB Stewart x Deify
About the artist: Growing up with an 80s pop-obsessed father, closet rocker mother, and shared love for Tom Petty, my music taste was destined to be all over the board. Whether we were getting pumped up on the drive to a sporting event or winding down after dinner, music was always on and storytelling quickly become my first love.
Fast forward to February 2019, an unexpected trip to the hospital served as quite the wake-up call. The situation: exhaustion. The root cause: “off-the-charts anxiety and depression”. Thus began a two-year rebuild of myself. I wish the next chapter could play as the “and everything got better,” but the truth is it meant more lows. After starting therapy, my partner of 4.5 years and I broke up and COVID-19 came into the picture.
Socio-political unrest, shelter-in-place, and much-needed therapy enabled me to start unpacking what I believed about myself and the world-at-large. The more I evaluated the space around me the less I saw a place for myself in it. Check out DB Stewart on his official website.
“Draw The Line” by Westrin & Mowry
Make sure to check out Westrin & Mowry on Instagram!
“New Morning High” by Pluto Jonze
About the song: “It’s about acceptance, being comfortable in your own skin, the feeling like nothing can change your world and you’re ready for anything… More than any other on the record, this track makes me feel warm and happy.” — Pluto Jonze
“Armchair Apathist” by Zero Cost
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“QUI” by The Amethyst
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“One Glass of Rosé (Detox Cut)” by Rebecca Karpen
About the artist: Rebecca Karpen is an NYC-quarantined singer-songwriter. She makes sad-girl folk music but also occasionally writes songs about Jeb Bush (will be released soon).
“Sinkhole” by Rayan
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“Goddess” by Rug
About the song: “”Goddess is Rug’s debut single. It’s a raw anthem about self-worth and knowing when to leave a toxic relationship. Originally intended for a solo song-writer project, vocalist Annie Larkin began self-therapeutically writing songs. Her intimate lyrics tell the story of isolation and loneliness in the wreckage of past relationships and the loss of loved-ones.” – Rug
“For The Grace of Poseidon” by Daedr1k
About the artist: Indie singer-songwriter from St. Petersburg. Almost all the music I create has a sad / dark mood. Lyrics always intertwined with life situations. Most of the songs contain a short story about an unfulfilled dream or a broken hope.
At the age of 5, I started studying violin at a music school, but at 14 I dropped out. At 23, I had an accident, after which my arm still has not recovered. Since then I have been diligently engaged in financial education and at the age of 26, having moved to the cultural city of St. Petersburg, I thought that I would become a manager or financial leader. After half a year, I realized that my soul desires something more and inspired by such great St. Petersburg Russian figures as Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoevsky or musician Viktor Tsoi, I also decided to try to become a small cultural part of this world.Make sure to check out Daedr1k on Instagram!
“O underscore o – remix” by Sinking Anchors
About the band: Sinking Anchors is a fictional rock band from a webcomic ‘Rum & done’ started at the beginning of 2020. All lyrics are written by the comic creator Mag Navarra who gathered talented people from all over the globe to impersonate her characters. Year one songs reveal the main cast’s personal dramas and vary in mood and genres featuring heavy metal, alternative, industrial, and pop-rock. There’s no need to know the story to appreciate the music and dive into the emotional pool presented by musicians since all songs have several layers of meaning both solo and regarding the comic plot.
“Same Old Stuff” by Vies Vignette
About the song: “”Same Old Stuff” is a story of a working man who is reaching a breaking point in his try to please the whole system. This makes the song somewhat political and relevant to our time. We are just “wheels of the bus” and not seen as individuals. There is constant pressure to do more and better, yet nothing is enough it seems. Musically it goes from stripped down vintage pop sounds to lush gospel influenced chanting choirs.” — Vies Vignette