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The Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up 2022 Vol. 4

Wednesday is always a time to celebrate! It is hump day! Two more days until the weekend, time to celebrate! I am starting a new series where I present ten songs that will help you celebrate your Hump Day and make your week more awesome!

Check out the songs below! What is your favorite song? Let me know in the comments!

The Mid-Week Pickup for January 26, 2022

“Catch Me” by Mary Moore

Feel the warm vibes in “Catch Me” by Mary Moore. A warm, melancholy melody is built over a driving soundscape that is led by acoustic instrumentation. This driving force makes the song feel fresh and alive with the emotions building up note by note. Moore hopes that listeners are allowed the freedom to thrive in the darkness of life with “Catch Me”.

“La Ra La” by Wayne Fowler

Celebrate the middle of the week with this upbeat, melodic EDM track. “La Ra La” by Wayne Fowler is addictive peace with an addictive dance beat in the electronic instrumentation. It is further driven by female vocals that capture the listener’s attention with their sweet tones. It is a perfect tune to dance to!

“A Game For Two” by Shrae

Indian Neo-Soul artist Shrae makes a splash in the music world with her debut single “A Game For Two”. The lyrics are about a close and personal experience that the artist faced recently. And how she does not resonate with the Gen Z ideology and concept of dating and relationships. “A Game For Two” is a groove mixture of neo-soul and jazz with Shrae’s slick yet sultry vocals laid on top of groovy instrumentation. If you are a fan of Ella Fitzgerald, Cyrille Aimee, and Jorja Smith, then you have to check out “A Game For Two”.

“CHASING YOU” by OGECHIMUSIC

Another artist making their debut is OGECHIMUSIC with their single “CHASING YOU”. This is what the artist had to say about the single: “I wrote this song because I was feeling nostalgic and missed the feeling of having crushes as a teenager.” “CHASING YOU” is a slow-burning R&b jam with sweet melodies and smoky electronic instrumentation. The slow-burning element adds sultry and savory flavors to the song with the tempo, instrumentation, and how the artist sings. There is a danceable element to this track that will have people get up and dance to this song!

“Taking Over Me” by Joey Tyler

Driving down the coast. Sunset. Windows down. These are the feelings that you will feel when listening to “Taking Over Me” by Joey Tyler. Warm synths, electric guitar, and feel-good vibes are blended together to create a lush tune. It the perfect tune to listen to anywhere with its mellow, feel-good vibes that are amplified in the instrumentation and the vocals. Listeners should check out the instrumentation during the break as there is an astounding guitar solo that boosts the song’s mood.

“Yearbook” by Royal Oak

Yearn for simpler times with “Yearbook” by Royal Oak. The song builds around the rediscovery of a forgotten relationship from high school days. There is a sonic soundscape featured in this tune with sparse, driving verses with a mellow mood. Yet, it contrasts with the verses with the pop-punk-inspired choruses with gusto. Listeners should listen for the soulful saxophone crescendo during the break as it adds a nice touch to this mellow, melodic tune that will have listeners yearn for better times.

“Green Light (feat. T.O.A.), by Kenyatta

Sit back and relax with the nostalgic R&B feels in “Green Light (feat. T.O.A.), by Kenyatta. This song is about having a crush on someone, liking the way they look and act, and asking them out for the first time. There is a throwback to 90s R&B with the thick synth riffs and melodic vocals. However, the artist adds a modern touch to the tune with the vocal melody. The song as features a relaxing soundscape that makes this the perfect song to chill with!

“Waterfall Laughter” by Martin AF

Martin AF creates a slow chill-burn with their latest track “Waterfall Laughter”. The soundscape has a feeling of being a chilled tune with a slow-burning tempo. But, there are morsels of delicious musical flavors scattered across the tune: the guitars, the piano, the croon singing style, and the unexpected turn at the end. The song starts off as a country-inspired tune, but it doesn’t end like one. You have to listen to the end to find out!

“Unwritten Return” by Peaces

Peaces prepares listeners to groove this weekend with the track “Unwritten Return”. It blends the classic piano melody from “Return of the Mack” with the bright vocals from Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten”. Peaces blends the songs together in a way to keep the relaxing feel and positive outlook of both songs. There are hints of Caribbean dancehall drums that give a nice touch to the end. Listeners can enjoy the flirty playfulness in this feel-good remix by Peaces.

“La La La La La Love” by Starberry

Get ready to finish off this week with this crazy indie-rock tune by Starberry. It’s a song about the desperation and pain of searching for a hyper idealized love. “La La La La La Love” mixes punk rock with melodic rocks with weird but delightful pockets filled with intriguing musicality. It might sound odd at times, but when listeners listen to it completely, they will enjoy the entire musical artwork that is created in a fascinating way.

BONUS: “First Time” by Peaces



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