The Mid-Week Pickup for March 30, 2022
“Shine On” by Fatman
“Sink Down With Me” by Mira Sthira
“Sometimes you find yourself living your romantic life in a cloud in the sky, sometimes maybe it’s underwater in a dream world. This song is about that dream world of fantasy, anticipation, and perhaps even illusion. It’s a romantic intrigue song designed to soften the heart and soften the mind” — Mira Sthira
“Moon River” by Saturn Quartet
“The counterpoint of the upright bass and sax to the piano’s melody is evocative of “the two drifters” in Johnny Mercer’s lyrics. The mood is reminiscent of the golden hour when daylight fades to twilight. It’s the sound of hope tinged with sorrow and all the more beautiful for it.” — Saturn Quartet
“Believe” by Mutual Groove x Austin Grimm
“Believe” was inspired by the crippling self-doubt Austin experienced after his decade-long band Roots Of A Rebellion was calling it quits—combined with the absolutely amazing, unconditional love and support of his friends & family. We wanted to write a simple song that would empower ourselves and others to fully believe in themselves because that really is the most important piece of the puzzle.
We are not naive to the fact that everyone gets in a personal rut, no matter how successful or driven someone can be. Support from outside sources and positivity can lift your spirits just enough to get back on track with the way you want to live & progress. Inner strength breeds outer gain!” — Mutual Groove x Austin Grimm
“Yourself In Someone Else” by The Illustrated
“This song tells a story about a girl with a life of trauma. She uses partying, drugs, and other vices to cope with her traumas. The line “are you looking for yourself in someone else” alludes to the idea that she is unable to find her sense of identity and self-worth. She is looking for constant validation through other people’s actions and words.” — The Illustrated
“More & More” by jack
Having built over 100,000 fans across social media before he had released his first single, Jack has been successfully demonstrating his writing talent, as well as showcasing that he is a multi-instrumentalist with a real depth of music knowledge.
“Should You Find the Peace You Seek (featuring Winterquilt)” by Polymath Vampire
“The song is a meditation on the search for meaning before death. We will never find a reason for why we exist, but maybe one can at least find peace before it ends.” — Polymath Vampire
“Made For Love” by Matt Epp
““Made For Love” was written on a bright, sunny day last winter. While I was staying at a friend’s converted old rural church dubbed “the Art Church,” sunlight was streaming through the tall stained-glass windows in the chapel.
I remember spinning around the room, playing 12-string guitar and smiling so big and laughing as I played, The song came out so quickly – I didn’t think twice about any lyrics – they just came out the way that they did. The process was so fun and inspired that I didn’t want to change a thing about it when I did the final recording.” — Matt Epp
“A Little Longer” by H A U N T E R x Thanya Iyer
“In Waves” by AYU
“The song ‘In Waves’ is also the focus track of the EP: It marks the fourth stage of grief: the phase of a new reference to the self & the world. You start to recognize slowly that life goes on and that you are fully responsible for how you react to it & making your way through it. Even though the whole process of grief left some marks and your attitude towards life changed remarkably, you face the future.” — AYU