#5. Natalia Salter – Million And One
Some nice song writing + some pleasant guitar = good times
#4. Fred Again.. – Delilah (Pull Me Out Of This)
I might just be losing my touch, but I really feel like Fred Again.. came out of nowhere to being absolutely everywhere. Definitely got himself a unique sound.
#3. Wildes – A Night So Long
Another sneaky non-Spotify release from Wildes that is – one again – gorgeous.
#2. Great Good Fine Ok – Paradise
After the first verse I was convinced this was gonna be a contender for song of the year… but alas the chorus doesn’t quite hit it for me. Regardless, this is some catchy as helllll lyricism.
#1. Buck Slenderly – Balance
Not a lot to say here. It’s simple really. I see a new Buck Slenderly tune, and I give it a write up. Even better is that the message is positive and uplifting. The grooves and bedroom sultriness is added bonus.
#5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Wolf
The nostalgia kicks hard with this one. Was a huge Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan in high school. The distinct vocals and the power electro sounds bring me back.
#4. Bon Iver – Hey, Ma
Wasn’t til I heard a cover of this that I appreciated just how good it was. Such a powerful song.
#3. Tep No Feat. Starzun – Hold Me
Really strong week of tracks. Another Tep No tune that sits higher than it should.
#2. Jake Wesley Rogers – Call It Love
I don’t often love the spoken-word tracks but dangggg that chorus. And that swag. The new-age Elton John. Should really just consider this a tie for #1.
#1. The Vanns – Jules Said (Alternate Version)
Despite not coming across this track until just a few weeks ago, I suspect it’ll end the year in my Spotify most played. Some brilliant song writing. The type of song made for that campfire swoon sesh.