Songs of the Week 23: August 15 – August 22

deaths#5. DEATHS – Voices

Starting this week off and sitting perfectly in the category of “I have no idea where this song is going but I love it”, DEATHS’ Voices is part haunting and part charming.

Mendoza#4. MENDOZA – Love Druggie (Addict)

MENDOZA wins two awards this week from the Because It’s Sunday vault: winner of the “where the hell is their Soundcloud page” award and winner of the “WTF is this video” award. Both very prestigious and seldom won honours. But I mean really, what is going on here. This is probably the only video to both creep me out, yet force me to dance… creating what I like to call the “ugh shuffle”. Just can’t deny how infectious and catchy that beat is.

cash+david#3. Cash + David (Feat. Rome Fortune) – Pains 4 U

I HEAR WOBBLES. God I loved warped vocals. It’s my musical achilles’ heel. Cash+David have themselves a real smooth song with a top notch chorus. I’m still warming up to Rome Fortunate’s interlude… I don’t hate it but it really kinda sticks out to the point that it always surprises me when it begins.

Riley Pearce#2. Riley Pearce – Brave

It’s at the point now where there’s a token “pain song” every week. Something that is laced with hurt, fear or some sort of negative emotion. Riley Pearce’s Brave is just that tune this time around. Despite not sounding at all like R I T U A L (a Because It’s Sunday favourite), I get a bit of that vibe. I never really listen (or attempt to interpret) vocals on tracks, so it’s really impressive when I can deduce the meaning of the song like this just from the sound and the few words I do pick up.

FTSE#1. FTSE (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Tidal Wave

Subtle grooving is severely underrated. The kind of dancing that isn’t full blown mayhem, but instead a little rhytmic bounce with perhaps some sly smiles. Tidal Wave by FTSE and Saint Saviour would be one of my title tracks for a subtle grooving dance party. It builds and builds until Saint Saviour’s verse, when I just can’t help myself but start shufflin. I actually came across FTSE after his recent release of This Is Life, but it was Tidal Wave that jazzed my mittens after scouring every single one of FTSE’s soundcloud tracks.