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The Weekly for the Week of August 9 – 15

It’s another round of The Weekly. Each week, I will feature ten songs that you should be listening to and checking out this week! You can check the songs out in this post on the Spotify playlist at the end of this post! Let’s check out the song now!

(Check out last’s week post: The Weekly for the Week of August 2 – 9)

“Loves To Blame” by Soleil

About the song: “”Loves To Blame” is about how love affects people. “When you’re into someone, you start accommodating your life, so that you can fit the other person into your schedule.” Soleil continues: “You think about that person often, and at some point, you want to make it official. These are all things that we can blame on love.” The combination of the word, “love,” which tends to have a positive connotation, and the word, “blame,” which tends to have a negative connotation, is akin to an oxymoron and very clever wordplay.” —Soleli

“Waiting To Be Found” by Gabrielle Ornate

About the song: “”Waiting To Be Found” is the ultimate summer tune. From its anthemic chorus that reaches deep into your soul to its sentimental lyrics that pull at the heartstrings, this song oozes attitude. ” — Gabrielle Ornate

“Fakir” by ROCK-DOLF

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“BEGGIN'” by Maneskin, Madcon, The Four Seasons

“Invasive Species” by Melodic Canvas

About the song: “This song is about letting others’ negativity infect and invade one’s own mind. If that negativity can come from someone we love or admire, we often find ourselves not caring and not minding but we soon realize it starts to affect us in horrible ways.” — Melodic Canvas

“Game of Video” by Meresha

About the artist: Meresha is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and producer with a deep, wide-ranging soulful voice and a quirky sonic vision. She is an #AlienPop innovator; so far the first in the genre. “Alien Pop” is like pop, but somehow also out of this world.  Fully independent, Meresha’s music has been streamed over 20 million times. 

“Black Coffee” by AVIV and OCTAVIO the Dweeb

About AVIV: AVIV retrofits those emotions into her songs. The 15-year-old Toronto singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist pens the kind of affecting and arresting D.I.Y. pop that’s both nostalgic and prescient (You could think of it like nineties alternative pop born post-social media). After generating millions of streams independently and receiving acclaim from Atwood Magazine and more, she continues to perfect this approach on a series of singles for Photo Finish Records.

“Handcuffed” by Matt DiBattista

About the song: “”Handcuffed” is essentially a cry for help. It’s not about one specific experience, it does not have to be a physical one either, you can be handcuffed to many things, to your home, a job, a relationship, a ghost of your past. One way or another, we’re all “doing time” for something, waiting on a prayer that’s never been answered, waiting on a chance to break free and I still believe that as long as we’re there for each other, we all have a chance!” — Matt DiBattista

“Break Free” by Edalo and Salvo

About the artist: Edalo is a Buffalo, NY born and raised musician, composer, and producer. His savvy is evidenced by numerous accomplishments and impressive early-career partnerships that started in 2012 when he teamed up with Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls), Kenny Hawkins (Rick James, Mary J. Blige), and Jerry Livingston (Rick James) to write the track “Mariposa,” at the esteemed GCR Audio. He relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 where he was enlisted by the estate of Ray Charles to write and produce a tribute album with Charles’ grandson, Robert Robinson, known as RobTwyce. The project’s single, “You,” was released by All Access Music Group in 2015.

“Sóma” by Blind Tendril

About the song: “Σώμα (Sóma) means body in Greek. The song is about the battle between the body and the mind and the struggle to maintain our sanity with everything that’s happening around us.” — Blind Tendril

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