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 May 2 – May 8)
“don’t wake me – acoustic” by Manpreet Kundi
“The acoustic version embodies how this song was written; in it’s rawest form, alone at the piano, late at night in a dreamy haze. Whether it’s being hooked on a heavenly feeling, or so breathlessly swept up in a moment that you’re unable to ground yourself––don’t wake me is a song written about clinging onto wisps of tangibility, as one may cling to that of an affecting dream they don’t want to end” — Manpreet Kundi
“When The War Is Over” by Thomas Craymer
“Inspired by the bravery and courage of the Ukrainian people in these times, I wrote a song in support of them. The song captures a melancholy for times of peace, in a psychedelic rock context. All royalties for this song will be donated to support for the refugees.” — Thomas Craymer
“Yemanjá” by Dendê Macêdo
“Honoring the goddess of the ocean and mother of all Orixas, the song “Yemanjá” represents motherhood and fertility. Offerings to her are made in baskets full of perfume, soaps, flowers, and other items contributing to her beauty and left for her in the ocean.” — Dendê Macêdo
“Where There’s Smoke (There’s a Liar)” by Daisy Briggs
Up-and-coming Nashville singer-songwriter Daisy Briggs makes bright, pop-infused country music driven by relatable lyrics about life and love. “Where There’s Smoke”, was written for “anyone who’s ever been cheated on or lied to. It was inspired by the phrase ‘where there’s smoke there’s a fire`, which basically means if something seems like it’s wrong, it probably is”.
“Strawberry Lemonade” by Austin Lewis
An illustration of a summertime romance, destined to come to an end. The slow tempo and relaxing instrumentals provide for an easy listening, end of summer bop.
“Blur” by Souls Worn Thin
“This was written while being pissed at someone. A liar, a narcissist, a terrible human who I put way too much stock into. Musically, this track was inspired by both “Lithium” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.” — Souls Worn Thin
“Average Hero” by Phoenix Dark
“An inspiring melodic rocker complete with super rad guitar solos!” — Phoenix Dark
“Tell Them I’m Insane” by Gentry Blue
“This is a fierce and energetic song about having your villain moment, where you can blast this with your car windows down cruising down the highway. It’s about a woman who murders her family and pleads for insanity, yet she knows better and it’s all a part of her plan. It features retro moments of mellotron, driving electric guitar layers, and powerhouse female vocals.” — Gentry Blue
“Adore Her” by Bjorn Rydhog
Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, he has a habit of crafting uplifting, wondrous pieces ready to soundtrack our days and night – it’s fun, smile-inducing music that connects on a deeper level. “Adore Her” from his latest released EP New Day Coming sounds like a catchy mix of British 90’s indie, Beck and Italo disco.
“From Mike” by Thomas Laffont
“In the outskirts of Town, Edgar gazes upon the human beehive. He wonders, in awe, about what makes all those people tick. Have they fallen in their comforting groove’s melody, or, on another note, have they fallen out of it, following the urban commotion’s frantic rhythm?” — Thomas Laffont