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 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!
Yoji’s “Tears On My Piano”
About the song: Tears On My Piano’ is the most lyrically poetic song on Retro Romance and is intimate and vulnerable in the live stripped-back style of recording. The song has a haunted sorrowful element as it was written around the time of a loss. Yoji writes from her experiences and songwriting is very cathartic, however, in this case, the song was titled ‘Tears On My Piano’ because for a while Yoji was trying to write her feelings during this time of mourning but all that would come out were tears on her piano.
Finally, this experience gave Yoji the words to start expressing how she felt. This song rises and falls in the natural way of trying to get through deep sadness. The chorus brings an element of hope and shows how a combination of love and time can bind us together to get through the most challenging times.
About the song: Alex2e’s ‘Lonely’ highlights the challenges of maintaining the active social life many enjoyed in their 20s, that seems to slow down as you get older. Blending electronic and full band elements, it shines as an uplifting Alt-Pop anthem, while maintaining his introspective writing style. Touching on topics like social media pressure and keeping friendships that really fulfill us, ‘Lonely’ gives the listener a relatable look into the social struggles of young adulthood.
WIESE’s “Find Myself”
About the song: Chill and catchy electro-pop in a melodic R&B style that is popular nowadays. Influenced by Justin Bieber, Alan Walker, and Newkid, we sincerely believe it will capture a large audience. Wiese‘s music has more than 15 million Spotify plays and is supported by radio and fans worldwide.
Hayden Everett’s “Kennecott”
About the song: “Kennecott,” tells the story of a now-abandoned Alaskan mining town from the early 1900s. The song is written from the perspective of the town, as a letter to those who failed to appreciate and protect its beauty.
In partnership with the National Parks Service, we have access to a stunning collection of photos taken by Ethel LeCount, a nurse who lived and worked in Kennecott in the 1930s. Her photos and journal entries inspired the song
Stevie Lee King’s “Marilynn”
About the song: Marilynn is the antitheses to Heather. Stevie Lee wrote a song that represents all the girls who are NOT Heathers. Stevie feels they need a song to represent the other girls who may not be popular, but in Stevie’s mind, they are cooler. As said in the lyrics, “She’s not Heather, but I like her better.”
Everyone is different. That’s what makes us unique, and we shouldn’t strive to be the same. “Marilynn” is my song that celebrates the differences in people and the admiration we have for each other.
Robert Corbett’s “Spring of 86”
About the Artist: Robert Corbett is an independent Canadian artist who has always had a passion for music. Musically, growing up, the ’80s and ’90s had a significant influence on him as an artist today. Such influences include U2, Tears for Fears, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and INXS. Robert is a prolific songwriter, singer, and musician and has released 5 new songs in the last few months.
Paul Jacks’ “Casablanca Love”
About the song: Coming right off of the release of his groundbreaking third solo album “Black Jackal”, Paul Jacks is starting 2021 off with a musical bang. For his February 2021 dual single scheduled for 02/12/2021, Jacks reverses direction into a different kind of creative outlet; Jacks comments that he embodied the character of Rick Blaine from the movie Casablanca for his February Valentine’s dual single release with “Casablanca Love” which is a full band sound and it’s B-side “I Would Give Everything” which sees the return to the synth-pop we’ve come to love from this multi-layered artist.
SOUTHDOGROCK’s “Rote Rose”
About the Artist: Southdogrock is a non-profit experiment that tries to use the available resources to produce outstanding songs. Each sponsorship will be spent to cover the production costs of the next song. When those costs are covered, any further revenues from the streaming portals will be donated to the OFFROADKIDS FOUNDATION, which aim is to create prospects for street children and young homeless people in Germany.
Lectrom’s “Love Love”
About the Artist: Lectrom is an electronic music producer originating from Germany. As a kid, he started to make beatbox beats and up until now. He learned to play the guitar a little bit, but it was not his passion, and stopped it. It took more than 20 years, to give music another chance. Now he has found what makes him really happy and that is to produce electronic music. He states, “I love music and it makes me feel complete and this I want to share with you guys, simply something that is so amazing and powerful!”
Dark Hedges’ “Humming Tree”
About the song: “The song was inspired by a large holly tree in my backyard that thousands of honeybees visit every year during the pollen season. The whole tree hums, it’s amazing. Also, the song is about life’s journey and hope for a positive future. The resolve is that all of our lives are songs or a lullaby that we continually write and revise on our way.” — Dark Hedges
Which song is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments!