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 23 – 29)
“I See You” by Natalie Clark
About the song: “After watching an interview with Michelle Obama and Oprah, talking about helping people, especially young women, and kids, feel seen and heard, I felt inspired to write about it. Everyone needs reassurance every now and then, and I wrote the song to uplift and offer hope to the listener. It’s for anyone and everyone, just trying to do their best and put one foot in front of the other, despite facing obstacles, challenges, or feeling lost or down. Sometimes we need a reminder that we’re not alone and hopefully, this song can reassure people of that. ” — Natalie Clark
“Break Me” by OAD
About the song: “Motivation and Inspiring “Break Me” telling my personal story. I wrote this song during my hardest time in life. I felt broken, lost, alone, I felt that everyone that I loved and everything that I had in my life has gone. I decided to get back on my feet and never give up. I believed in myself. “nothing’s gonna break me now” Life can be beautiful and happy if you just open your eyes and look at the best side of everything. Life is short so why do we waste it on bad thoughts? ” —OAD
“Great” by Pat McCay
About the artist: Pat McCay originally made his debut on the SA music scene in 2010 as Two Minute Puzzle, playing lively and versatile performances at well-known events like Flamjangled Tea Party and White Mountain Festival. His unique style set the stage for quick success and he rode this initial wave of recognition onto the stages of big music festivals and a number one hit on a leading SA radio station.
However, it took a deep dive into the real meaning of life and a closer evaluation of self for Pat to find his true voice. Now proudly performing under his given name, Pat strives to make music that speaks to the heart. As a musician, he is charming and entertaining, with a well-developed affinity for operating in joy and vulnerability in quick succession.
“Addicted to You” The Fortune Tellers
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“Northern Country Line” by Megan Brickwood
“The Great Unknown” by Face the Earth
About the artist: Formed back in late 2019, Face the Earth (also referred to as FTE) is an alternative rock band originating from Red Deer, AB, Canada. The group’s dynamic aims for a fine balance between modern grunge guitar hooks, punchy rhythm sections, and melodious choruses.
“Dirt” by Silvertwins of funk
About the artist: Silvertwins of funk are producer team Fredrik “Fronkpac” Jahn and Mattias “The Guitarman” Adolfsson from Gothenburg, Sweden. Empowered by the FunkGiant Mr. Emrik M-Rock Larsson, The rolling Stonefunk!
It´s all the way funk. Fronkpac, a Funkateer of the GBG Funk Mob since the happy ’80s, has been part of funk bands as the Dona Guntan, The Big O, FunkMachines, and The STONEFUNKERS, where he became Fronkpac, played keyboards, and co-wrote songs like M-Rock Theory and Depend on me.2016, The Funk demanded something to be done.
“A Million Little Pieces” by Kayla Alvarez
About the song: “This song is about that thing we’ve all dealt with, the ex we can’t seem to shake. You have to live in the emotion, the sadness, and the anger before you hopefully come out the other side. Ultimately it’s a song about moving on, even if it takes a lot of tries before you can.” — Kayla Alvarez
“Box of Chocolates” by Sierra Blax
About the song: “You can think of ‘Box of Chocolates’ as a love letter to one’s higher self. Through times of sorrow and pain, you eventually have to come to a place of acceptance and love; this song represents the navigation through all those emotions.” — Sierra Blax
“Guilty” by Kyle Joshua Trask
About the song: Written and released during the 2020 BLM protests that were sweeping across the world, “Guilty” by Kyle Joshua Trask is a song about being guilty of harboring any silence white people have and calling on us to constantly do better and love better. It’s a call to all white people to get up, mobilize, donate, converse, march, do something. It’s not enough to not be racist, you must be anti-racist.
“I can sign all the petitions that I like, but will I put my thoughts to action when I know that it’s right? Will I commit to raise their voices – stand aside – lift those I said I loved all my life?”
Partnered with now disbanded Teens4Equality to allocate funds to black-owned businesses, non-profits, and organizations in the Nashville area. Now all proceeds go directly to BLM Nashville.
BONUS TRACK: “Winifred Wilson” by Tocy57
The Weekly Playlist
Check out the songs on this week’s The Weekly!
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