Songs of the Week 101: February 19 – February 25

fyfe#5. Fyfe – Love You More

Fyfe’s latest is very… fyfe. The trademark quirks, the catchy but not catchy sound. His songs kind of seem like they are out of control… so out of control that they are in control. Makes sense ya?  Yah.

paperwhite#4. Paperwhite – Human Nature

A winner for the chorus. Unfairly catchy.

volo#3. Volo feat. GIIA- Crumble

Prepare yourself for a dreamy voyage full of unexpected bumps. That’s the ride Volo & GIIA your on with their newest, Crumble. What starts off ethereal sounding turns into Anchormanesque jazz-flute at the chorus. It works surprisingly well together, and is carried by some lovely vocals.

insant-party#2. Rione – Movin’ On (Instant Party! Remix) //

Real interesting trap remix we got here from Instant Party!. Can’t really figure it out, but what I do know is that they got my attention for the entire 3:34 of the track. And when those strings hit… well that’s why I knew the track was making this week’s list.

joseph-of-mercury#1. Joseph of Mercury – Without Words

99% of the time, when I’m listening to a new artist I don’t know what they look like. It’s not until I select them for a weekly post and then go scrounge up an image for the header do I get to associate a face to the sounds. Usually I have a pretty good idea of what they look like though (you’d be surprised how much you can tell someone’s appearance by their sound). Did not expect that face to come up for Joseph of Mercury though. He has a mature, sophisticated sound that belies his youthful, almost bad boy image. Regardless of my blabber, the song is lovely. So very lovely.

Songs of the Week 100: February 12 – February 18

cut-snake#5. Tove Lo – True Disaster (Cut Snake Remix) //

Just a casual house remix to start the week, as Cut Snake take a turn on Tove Lo’s single True Disaster. Nothing crazy going on here, but quality nonetheless.

ten-fe#4. Ten Fe – Another Way

Really, really enjoyed Ten Fe’s latest album – something that is rare for me. I’m a “singles” type guy… but that entire album really rocked it. I think this may be the 2nd or 3rd track I’ve featured from it now.

charity#3. Charity – Metal Boy

The drum-introduced, catchy as hell chorus won me over on Metal Boy. I’m just a sucker for a good chorus.

levv#2. Levv – Collateral Damage

On first listen I really thought this was going to be the top track this week. It wasn’t even going to be close. Obviously, someone else came along and ruined that idea, but I’m enamoured with Collateral Damage nonetheless. The first 2 verses are striking… and I actually wish they had kept going with the chords and orchestral feel instead of the change of pace 1:40 in to more of an electro sound. That aside, I’m super excited to see what’s ahead of Levv.

rationale#1. Rationale – Tethered

THIS GUY MAN. Geezus. Everything he puts out is fucking brilliant. Each song has it’s own flavor, it’s own style… but all are accompanied by the same powerful vocals and thoughtful songwriting. It’s rare to see artists release content that is not just good, but is unique in it’s own way each single time. Usually artists have a style and stick to it, seeing the strengths of the past and hoping to replicate it going forward. Not Rationale man… he just mixes it up each time and hits a home run regardless. If there’s any chance Rationale happens to read this… don’t change dude. Keep on keeping on, because this is some of the best music I’ve happened to come across in my time following music.