Hey everyone! I decided to create a new weekly series called 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!
“Hardly Wait” by Lenny Zenith
About the song: “I wrote and recorded this about a month after we went into lockdown thinking I would see my loved ones in a month or two. I never thought it would be so long. I collaborated with a producer in the UK (Eduardo Dinis) using Zoom and AudioMovers to do the sound design and mixing together. This song raises money and awareness for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming folx experiencing housing insecurity in New Orleans (House of Tulip).” — Lenny Zenith
“You Know” by Aaron B. Thompson
About the song: “This song is about knowing it’s wrong and doing it anyway. Every day we make decisions, decisions based on the untruths we tell ourselves. The dishonest justifications we use to make a poor choice feel alright. The production aligns itself with the song with swung drums at the heart of the track.” — Aaron B. Thompson
“On the Patio” by Grosh
About the song: “This song is about finding love in those small places in life. When you’re not sure if love will work out but everything seems just fine. Life works in funny little ways and this song portrays that through melodic words and entrancing guitar riffs.” — Grosh
“A Love of Your Own” by Sun Kin
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About the artist: “Sun Kin is the project of Los Angeles-based producer Kabir Kumar. Born in Bombay, India, and raised in five different countries, Kumar’s music is informed by the intimacy and audacious vulnerability that can only exist through learning to bond through transience. Kumar has been making music under the Sun Kin moniker for nearly a decade, traveling from a psych-folk project to something more rooted in a combination of the Middle Eastern and Indian pop music they grew up on with elements of Acid House, disco and R&B.”
“Shakedown” by Sofi Gev
About the song: “Life sometimes feels like a sham, as if we are just running in place, trying to avoid getting played. It seems all you can do is stand on the edge and scream into the distance, believing there must be something better. But for now, rage will do.” — Sofi Gav
“Postcard from a Quarantined Miner in Flin Flon” by Bluebloods
About the artist: “Reared musically in an Anglican boys choir, Bluebloods’ central creator Conrad Sweatman (guitarist, producer, songwriter) was born and lives in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 land. There he collaborates with singers and other musicians to create the sounds of Bluebloods, whose cheeky name refers to the noble blue-collar lineage and subarctic ice running through Manitoba’s veins.”
“WHAT A WASTE” by The XO
“Right Rooms” by The Rungs
About the song: e song ‘Right Rooms,’ which just dropped in January, is a synth-infused indie-pop track. It has a dark and moody vibe, but still, it’s feel-good. Smooth vocals glide over funky electric guitars that slow when a retro-speaking part appears. The track finishes with a sweet guitar solo after the last hypnotic chorus. The song was recorded and produced by Mandy and Diwas of The Rungs in their home studio in Brooklyn NY. — The Rungs
“Disappear With Me” by Drea Lake and Bryan Eggers
About the song: “Haunting duet between a man and a woman now symbolically separated by an ocean. A song about the power of memory and loss. Celtic vibes underscore a duet in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and the Cowboy Junkies. The sound is clean, acoustic with a modern Celtic vibe to the guitar.” — Drea Lake
“I Walk Alone” by The Daily Spreadsheets
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About the band: The Daily Spreadsheets is the old school bedroom Brazilian-accent indie classic rock music of Henrique Neves. Neves, a 40 years old bedroom musician born in the state of Bahia, Brazil, now living in Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, has been writing songs since the age of 14, heavily influenced by The Beatles and 60’s British Invasion, 70’s Power Pop, 80’s and 90’s American alternative rock and British rock/Britpop.
The Weekly Playlist
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