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 July 11 – July 17)
“Mickey Blue” by Mordechai Mendoza
“Mickey Blue is the first single off my debut record. It is a fun and upbeat rocker with some deep lyrical content about my mental health struggles when you read between the lines. It takes the listener back a few decades with playful melodies and catchy guitar hooks, while still keeping a couple of toes in the modern landscape.” — Mordechai Mendoza
“Missin’ U” by Melissa Marshall
” This edgy, fun, and upbeat song is the first release from her illuminating debut EP album, Phoenix In The Fire, set to release this upcoming Fall. “Missin’ U” tells a story of being single, happy, confident, and not looking for love, and then that special person walks into your life when you least expect it. ” — Melissa Marshall
“Wishing Is Easy” by Danny Wright
“Feels like I’m cast in a tragedy,” Danny sings, his voice full of yearning and despair. It is easy to see why so many young people are looking to him for guidance at a time when the world seems to be falling apart in real-time. There is defiant energy to his performance that keeps hopelessness at bay. Danny sings that “The stars in the sky may have turned off.” That might be true, but his gift for huge hooks and soul-searching lyrics ensures that he will live to fight another day.” — Danny Wright
“Contact High” by Vincent Draper and The Culls
“”Contact High” romanticizes sweaty nights in dark clubs. It’s about getting out and letting go, listening only to the beat and your own body. It is the perfect soundtrack for the hottest summer nights. Windows down, long after curfew, speakers maxed out, and your worries left far back in the dust and distant city lights.” — Vincent Draper and The Culls
“Like Ecstasy” by Purple Dye
An experimental-pop duo, Purple Dye explores different states of mind using loops and guitars reminiscent of the early 2000s.
“Antiblue” by Etamine
“Like most of the songs on this album, we were trying to create a sonic atmosphere in which one could escape their everyday life,” says Ian of Etamine. “In this case, it was the mundane reality of social isolation. The production was meant to be immersive – we want to transport the listener to another world.”
“This War” by ASCENDIA
“It started off as being a motivational song about waging war against life, about accomplishing your goals and not quitting. But then the band had a conversation with their producer, Gavin Brown, who commented that the song sounds way more like it’s about internal struggle.” — ASCENDIA
“Limbo” by Theo Tams
“Over classic pop harmonies and upbeat production, Tams tells a stream-of-consciousness tale about dodging a bullet. Playful energy and melodies contrast with the recognition of being hurt and setting out to find someone who treasures what you have to offer.” — Theo Tams
“Where Do We Go From Here?” by MisterWives
“It’s what happens when trust is broken and rather than running from the anger, fear, and jealousy that comes with that, we made a 4-minute soundtrack for those complex and uncomfortable emotions.” — MisterWives
“Strikin’ Out On My Own” by Starfire
In 1978 four boys in Ann Arbor, MI, ages 15-17, formed the band Starfire. They had all been in previous bands in the past year or so and had started writing songs. Starting with these and writing more together as a band, they soon had several to work with. They worked on these songs and created a live show in a barn that had been converted into a garage. They became known in the area for having more original songs than many other area bands at the time.