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…
“Just A Kid” by Denallia
“”Just a kid” is about a time in my life when I was deeply in love. In hindsight, I think it was his way of letting go since I was going away and we knew it was going to end, and so as a way of detaching and making it easier, he slowly changed his perception of me and approach towards me, and that hurt more than the breakup. In the song, I try telling him how much I loved him. So much so, that I wasn’t afraid of it, despite our inevitable break up, and if that’s being a kid, then I’m proud to be one. ” — Denallia
“don’t wake me” by Manpreet Kundi
Whether it’s being hooked on a heavenly feeling, or so breathlessly swept up in a moment that you’re unable to ground yourself––don’t wake me is a song written about clinging onto wisps of tangibility, as one may cling to that of an affecting dream they don’t want to end. It runs a little deeper than avidly daydreaming and obsessing over things you can’t have and rather, may have become a natural response.
“phone” by Claire Dickson
“phone” features lyrics that speak to the ambivalent optimism of intimacy – the longing and hope for understanding and being understood tinged with doubt. “I belong there, I belong there.”Claire Dickson is a creative vocalist and composer from Medford, Massachusetts currently based in Brooklyn. Claire creates as an improviser, songwriter, composer, and producer drawing from avant-pop, indie pop, electronic music, and jazz.
“Caramelized!” by Ehiorobo
This track was inspired by Japanese rock, Y2K indie bands like Motion City Soundtrack, and more current punk rock like The Garden &, etc. It’s a playful track about almost losing a fight very badly.
“Más Que Nada” by Josie Moon
“Más Que Nada started off as a quiet love song to someone I fell for over the internet. We both had a couple of languages in common but they sent me a message that said “te amo más que nada.” I don’t speak much Spanish at all but I suppose that made me romanticise the phrase. Speaking about our situation outside of my native language felt like it added a layer of privacy. It kept it a little secret I could hold to myself. The song developed into the idea of loving someone beyond geographical, social, personal barriers, in a safe corner of a world of your making” — Josie Moon
“Midnight Roomba” by Shampoo Drive-thru
“Moves” by Mikey Sol x Alvin Tan
It may be winter, but Mikey Sol and Alvin Tan heat things up with their track “Moves”. The Northern Virginia artists curate a vibe that feels like taking a long walk on the beach with a loved one. The sultry R&B record is stocked with world sounds and Neo-Soul influences that create an intimate vibe. With soft vocals and descriptive packed lyrics, the duo set the tone for what a perfect date should feel like. This cozy track brings comfort and has you ready to make moves, so if you feel like warming things up with the one you adore then take a listen now!
“Remember Home” by ELYAZ
Gifted music producer, singer, and musician ELYAZ (Mauro Elias Morone) has always lent a unique sensibility and feeling to his compositions and arrangements, which all comes from a burning musical passion inside. He puts everything of himself into his work, taking a global approach to music production. With a delicate touch for Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering, he achieves total creative control and freedom, combined with his guitar playing, piano, and voice.
“Close to Perfect” by Livia & the Rosebuds
“Our songs have swagger, big emotions, and exude both sass and sensitivity. They’re a culmination of all the rock, pop, soul, and blues I’ve soaked up in my musical household and beyond, including my immersion in Memphis’s rich music heritage. I co-write with bassist/guitarist Landon Moore, and perform live with my band, Livia & The Rosebuds. ” — Livia & the Rosebuds
“Another Life” by townsend
“Well, I fell for a girl and she fell for me. Fast forward two years and we had to end things because we kept trying to change the other one’s personality to fit to what we wanted. What made it harder is that we were extremely attracted to each other (possibly twin flame? lol) This song is more of a “thank you” than anything else for the time we spent together. Maybe it would’ve worked out in another life.” — townsend
BONUS: “Track 14” by Drumbass