Songs of the Week 91: December 11 – December 17

luha#5. Luha – Blue Whale

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Another week, another debut track that is both graceful and hypnotic. Luha hits us with Blue Whale which officially has grabbed my attention and put her on my radar of artists to watch.


craig-paul-hardy-theo-chinara#4. Craig Paul Hardy & Theo Chinara – Make Ya Feel Good

One of my favourite blogs to hit up is Too Many Sebastians (toomanysebastians.co.uk/), who introduced me to the “Daft Punk-esque” Make Ya Feel Good (which ironically is only brought up in the blog pot over at TMS due to it being incorrectly dubbed a Daft Punk track). Hard to find much information on the artists, but nevertheless the track is a damn good time and ripe for your future disco-themed Christmas party (what?! am I the only one?)


yg#3. YG Feat. Lil Wayne – Trill

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I have a soft spot for Lil’ Wayne. I don’t know why… his voice is annoying and everything he does sounds the same. And yet, I consistently find myself head bobbing to anything he’s involved in. YG’s Trill is no different. It feels like “just another track” in the long line of hip hop tracks that the the “stars” of the hip hop scene seem to churn out, but whatever. I like it and frankly it’s been a slow week for music (let’s blame the holiday break).


blak-emoji#2. Blak Emoji – Honey

soundcloud.com/blakemoji

A great chorus can do a lot. Honey‘s chorus, in all it’s grimy glory, is the strongest part of the track in my opinion.


the-dream#1. The-Dream – Ferris Wheel

soundcloud.com/the-dream

UGH. This track could be so good. So so good. On the one hand you have that beat, which is unbelievable. I love it. The way it fades in and out… it’s catchy, it makes me jam. But everything else about this track is just so ho-hum. It feels lazy. I kinda can see where they were trying to go (artsy, hazy RnB), but honestly… if it wasn’t for that beat I’d probably not even give this a second listen. And yet, here we are. Top spot for the week riding purely on how much I want someone to take this beat and create something new.

Songs of the Week 90: November 27 – December 3

zimmer#5. Zimmer Feat. Fhin – Lost Your Mind

soundcloud.com/zimmermusic

While I’m already a big fan of both Fhin and Zimmer, it’s the lonely, The XX-ish guitar that steals the show for me. It’s subtle and not prevalent enough for my liking, but it is nevertheless captivating.


public#4. Public – 4Her

soundcloud.com/publictheband

Some lighthearted, fun Brit-pop from Public (and yes I realize that they are from Cincinnati, but for some reason I am getting major Brit-pop vibes here).


sara-hartman#3. Sara Hartman – From the Other Side of the World

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I get an immediate sense of lonliness listening to Sara Hartman’s From the Other Side of the World. It’s a beautiful song with a full sound and some great layering.


oliver2#2. Leon Else – Dance (Oliver Remix)

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The original by Leon Else is fantastic in it’s own right, but I love what Oliver did to the track. Gave it a more steady bounce that doesn’t quite get as amped up as the original, but has me dancing all the same. I went through a huge disco phase in the early 2000s, and this brings me back to that (it’s also scary to think of the early 2000s as a long time ago).


oliver#1. Oliver – Electrify

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Yep – it’s a double Oliver kind of week. Which also means it’s a double disco kind of week. I LOVE the vocals here. For some reason this makes me think of the track from A Goofy Movie, which was probably my favorite song back when I was a kid for a good 2 months after I first saw the movie.