Songs of the Week 70: July 24 – July 30

feki#5. Feki Feat. Dom Vino – You Got Me

The song made for that scene in the next big “coming of age” movie where the young man takes those daring steps across the schoolyard to go ask out his high-school crush.

warm brew#4. Warm Brew – Mission

This one would be a no questions asked #1 for this week (and probably a top 10 favorite if I ever got around to updating that goddamn page) had they used that RIDICULOUSLY smooth hook before the chorus in that first verse as the chorus instead. It’s far and away the highlight of this track for me, and completely overshadows everything else. (Because I know absolutely nothing about music theory and probably called it the hook when it’s not even the hook, the part I’m referencing starts at 1:20 and goes to 1:47).

poolside#3. Poolside – And the Sea

I can’t quite figure out what this song is for. There’s definitely some specific moment that works here. I mean, I want to say sitting by the pool, but I feel like I’m being subconsciously influenced there by the band name. Strolling down beachfront boulevards? I dunno…Whatever that moment is, they’ve captured it perfectly.

roosevelt#2. Roosevelt – Fever

Super jazzed for Roosevelt’s debut album (coming out mid-August). For now we’re teased with Fever and all of it’s “long, lazy summer nights out frolicking” goodness.

leo stannardLeo Stannard – In My Blood

If I was into men, I’d have a major crush on Leo Stannard … and to be honest, even tho I’m not into men I still can’t help but swoon every time a new track comes out and manages to have me swaying along to the plaints of love lost or love gained (one day I’ll actually pay closer attention to lyrics, but for now I just make educated guesses based on the flow and feel of the track). I have a major thing for tracks that breakdown and build back up, powered by some strong vocals and the gradual re-introduction of instruments (yea I know… it’s a bit of a niche thing…). In My Blood has it, and has it in the best way possible.