#5. Arty – Perfect Strangers
Gotta find someway to get myself to an Arty concert. I’ve fallen a bit off from the dance/house/trance scene, but I still find myself drawn to almost every track Arty touches.
#4. Breathe. – Are You All Good?
A seductively haunting debut from a mysterious couple of dudes known at breathe. It’s not flashy, but undoubtedly you’ll find it stuck in your head for days after a listen.
#3. Blow – Green Unicorn
I always find it crazy how accents almost disappear when artists sing in English. Listen to the dudes from Blow speak in English and you’ll hear their thick French accents, but yet there’s only a tinge of accent that makes it through to their music. Anyway, rambles aside, Green Unicorn is straight up dance party. Dat guitar lick tho…
#2. Tender – Handmade Ego
I’m so into this chorus. Rest of the song is fine, but once that chorus hits my entire body starts bobbing along uncontrollably.
#1. Charity – And There Were Strangers
Ok ok let’s get it out of the way – no this isn’t Lana Del Rey, but yea it sounds like it. That’s a pretty high compliment, because as we all know Lana is excellent. I really love how atmospheric this is – I feel as if I’m at some fancy concert hall listening to an entire orchestra play. Also there’s some real sad feels coming through, which I’m always a sucker for.
#5. Arty – Rain
Arty’s always been one of those acts I really wish I’ve seen. Rain isn’t anywhere near the top of my favorites list from him, but it’s an easy-listening anthem track regardless with a nice progression.
#4. Joshua Worden – Tennessee
This one is made for headphones. Probably mentioned it before, but one of my dream jobs is to be the person responsible for picking music in a movie. This track sounds perfect for some kind of reflective drive where the main character is reflecting on some life choices.
#3. Lanks – Horoscopes
Lanks’ music sounds like has a really unique way of sounding catchy. It’s not like a typical pop track you’d come across at Starbucks or on the radio. It’s clever catchy.
#2. Aquilo – The Road Less Wandered
Brings me back to Aquilo of old. It’s got that signature sound, and the nostalgic feeling of sadness that came with a lot of Aquilo’s earlier stuff. Big fan of the little Western-sounding breakdown as well.
#1. Troye Sivan – Bloom
It’s an overall damn fine pop track. I don’t know much about Troye Sivan, but glad I gave it a random listen when I was perusing the new releases from Spotify a few weeks back. Frankly though, I am sold on the track by virtue of the brilliant verses. So smooth and so catchy.