The Mid-Week Pickup for February 16, 2022
“Spirits of the Time” by Gabrielle Ornate
“Spirit of the Times” by UK Pop Rock artist Gabrielle Ornate is a celestial anthem that shines like a ray of light, uplifting you to forget your worries and get up and dance. Cyclic grooves pound like a pulse, continually raising your heartbeat, commanded by vocals that you just can’t shake off. Let this track ignite your spirit.
“Sweet As A Rose” by JW Francis
“The Otherside” by Isak Thomas and The Stoop Boys x connor
“This song is about the tunnel of light you see in your darkest moments. The Otherside is a glimmer of hope for anyone who needs it.” — Isak Thomas and The Stoop Boys
“Life’s A Drag” by Estate Sale
“Depend On” by Shayla McDaniel
“”Depend On” is a retro-soul song with a modern twist that elicits a cool head nod with a groovy vibe that’s perfect for cooking dinner, cleaning the house, or just hanging out. It’s about longing for someone to depend on in a relationship, romantically, in business, or a friendship, after being hurt by someone you trust.” — Shayla McDaniel
“Band-Aid On A Battle Scar” by Sky Olson
“”Band-Aid On A Battle Scar” is a John Mayer-inspired track. It’s a cry-bop– a sad song you can’t help but dance to.” — Sky Olson
“Pick a Way” by Grocer
““Pick A Way” (written by drummer/vocalist, Cody Nelson) is an attempt to try and understand the increasingly detached lines of the reason that go hand-in-hand with toxic masculinity in general and also specifically during the insurrection at the Capitol.”” — Grocer
“Better Off Alone” by Laura Elliott
“I wrote “Better Off Alone” after my first heartbreak coming out of high school. It was a way for me to process and put words to my feelings, which kickstarted my love for songwriting. It’s basically me reflecting on the end of the relationship and cutting contact with that person, navigating life without them and missing them but knowing that chapter is closed.
I think it’s easy to remember the good memories and idealize a person, but you have to remind yourself of the reality of the situation and why it’s healthier for you to be on your own. This one is extremely special to me since it was the first time I discovered how much I love writing music, it was one of the first songs I wrote.” — Laura Elliott
“Don’t Care” by Amy Lensson
“Everyone is always posting everything they’re doing, and trying to make their lives seem perfect. Why can’t we just be honest and be real? “Don’t Care” is a call for everyone to stop caring so much about the facade we put up on social media and just live your life.” — Amy Lensson
“Body Language” by Alexa Cappelli
“”Body Language” is about getting to know someone in every possible way except for in person. It could be a long-distance fling or a new someone you meet online. They call and say all the right things, but in the heat of the spark, you remember they don’t actually know the real you.
This song is a fun take on the idea of not judging a book by its cover or even the preface for that matter. Good intentions are important for romantic relationships, but so is having a safe, accepting, and fun physical presence. How can you know when you haven’t spent much time in the same room? — Alexa Cappelli