#5. Cape Cub – Closer
A somber start to week 50. Cape Cub’s Closer is a guitar-driven, lyrically-catchy song that, despite just sounding so damn sad, has me continually coming back for more. Maybe I’m just a glutton for despair.
#4. POP ETC – I Wanted to Change the World But the World Changed Me
I always had a soft spot for The Morning Benders. However, I haven’t been too into any of their music since the name change to POP ETC… that is, until this track. To be honest, if not for the hook before chorus it probably wouldn’t have made my top 5. But, as it stands, I’m a sucker for little bits of songs that get stuck in my head. And in this one, “like youuuuuuuuu” is something that hasn’t left my head all week.
#3. Annabel Jones – IOU (Golden Coast Remix)
Boy, it’s been a while since a god warped-vocals track has come across my metaphorical musical desk. It’s perhaps my ultimate musical vice. If a track has some sort of warped vocal, I will probably dig it. Probably helps that 90% of tracks with warped vocals are awesome to dance to. Golden Coasts’ spin on IOU is definitely no different. It’s also in my sweet spot for song length (under 3 minutes, above 2:30).
#2. Midnight to Monaco – One In A Million
This is basically Cape Cub Closer‘s sister song. It’s got that same pulsing feel, but with less despair and a bit more dance. Real unique sound here in my humble opinion.
#1. Sebastian Mikael – Thinkin’ About You Girl
I must have missed that part where Sebastian Mikael not only released more music, but a whole goddamn album. I remember coming across him a few years ago when he had maybe one or two tracks on his Soundcloud. I remember following him closely for a good few months, waiting patiently for new tracks that he had said he was working on. Bupkis. I gave up. Lucky for me I stumbled across a music video of his for a new song (LA LA Land) and was more than delighted to see he has released a whole whack of music in the period between me giving up and now. Being the sucker I am for a good RnB love song, Thinkin’ About You Girl is easily my favorite track from his album Speechless.