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 19 – July 25)
“Marchando frente al mal” by Alexander Echandia
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“Dorothy” by Field+Fire
About the song: “”Dorothy” was written as a tribute to the artist’s hometown and childhood. She grew up in small-town Chariton, Iowa and as a child, couldn’t wait to escape. Now she lives in Stuttgart, Germany and realized that the home feeling continuously changes and it’s not so easy to go back.” — Field+Fire
“Can’t face me” by Heroes Fall Last
About the song “”Can’t Face Me” is a blues-infused rock song dealing with the feeling of oppression and helplessness brought about by bureaucratic red-tape, and how the system can be taken to task and made to face the consequences of their actions.
The song takes elements of post-grunge and punk vocals and melodic hard-rock riffs for an energetic, venom-laced output. The vocal delivery is upfront and in-your-face, feeding off the aggressiveness of the lyrics, and is reminiscent of Layne Staley.” — Heroes Fall Last
“Ricochet” by A.D. 2020
About the song: “A.D. 2020 released their new single “Ricochet” to all major platforms today.”Ricochet”, written by Mark McNelley, Dan Reed, and Todd Thanhauser, is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album Lockdown Diaries due out independently on August 10, 2021.”
“Drunk and Lonely” by Manni V
About the song: “The song is about finally moving on from a relationship that never worked due to the person never being fully committed and the only reason the person wants you in their life is that they are drunk and lonely.” — Manni V
“Like a Child” by Waller
About the artist: James Crafford, also known as Waller, is a seasoned singer/songwriter known for his laidback, uplifting take on contemporary music. Accompanying raw, expressive vocals with vintage guitar tones, Waller emerged as an independent artist in the latter half of 2020 with his debut single, “the way she understand.”
The 23-year-old is nearing an opportunity to take his career to the next level as he sits on a catalog containing dozens of unreleased tracks. Personifying his brand vision of “new music and timeless vibes,” and following his short yet sweet introduction with “the way she understand,” Waller’s musical journey continues with his sophomore single, “Like a Child.”
“California Dreaming” by Beat The System
About the Artist: Hi there! We’re Beat The System, a pop band from good ol’ New York City. Founded in 2005 by brothers Gerald (drummer) and Stewart Sellan (guitarist), the pair decided to move from Malaysia to the States to pursue music full time. They are now joined by Adrian Puan (songwriter) and Shannon Gibbons (singer), a 2020 American Idol qualifier most known for her stunning audition of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”.
“Coffee” by Arn-Identified Flying Objects And Alien Friends
About the artist: In another life, Alien Friend sings och plays guitar in the Swedish band Redmoon. His first single “Suck”/”Strings” as a solo artist launched in August 2020, followed by Someone Told Me That You Were Dead/Firebird in January 2021. Musically rooted in both folk and power pop, there’s also an element of punk/indie rock in these songs. It could seem that the third single (“Love Will Prevail”) is a different story, but beneath the surface the affinity with the music of the seventies and eighties is apparent.
Number four in the series, “Come On Now!) with its touches of classic soul, country and Power Pop of the Beach Boys might be the happiest in the whole bunch. By contrast, the punky-funky flipside “Coffee” is probably the most ironic and desperate.
“Crimson Seed” by Reverend Jack
About the artist: Kentucky rockers Reverend Jack are led by singer Eric Harmon and guitarist Dustin Back. The band was discovered by Resurgence America while performing at the Bourbon Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky on September 5, 2018. Three months later they signed with the New York based label.
“Home (Band Version)” by Michael Dunstan
About the song: “A feel-good band version of the original acoustic song ‘Home’, off of our debut EP ‘Solace’. Slowly transitioning to touring Australia and New Zealand as a band (rather than solo) in the last two years, the band version of the original has become a set favourite for both us, and our listeners.” — Michael Dunstan
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