It could be because my first introduction to Nick Ward was the music video for Aubrey Plaza, complete with wings and a guitar-laden bedroom-pop sound that I immediately though of Sufjan Stevens. Ok to be real it’s probably just the wings. That said, there’s some quirky goodness here that evokes Sufjan, which should be enough to give it a go.
Straight up feel-good tracks are what we need in abundance during the downtimes of COVID, social issues and everything else going on in the world today. Weekend has it, in spades. It’s also just cute as hell.
Sometimes you hear an artist for the first time and wonder how they aren’t bigger than they are. Postcard Boy’s track Flight does that for me. It’s full of promise and while he has quite a large discography, this track is the one that feels like it hints to so much potential, which hopefully is realized.
Remember AWOLNATION’s Sail? Remember how powerful that chorus was. Circulation gives me the same vibes. Not as hard hitting, but just as momentous and impactful. I live for the chorus of this track. So good.
I really didn’t expect this when starting out writing this week, but here we are. The boys at No Suits just make music so fun. It’s half-hearted, easy listening that has you subtlety nodding along with a “ya.. this is nice times” kinda feel.