#5. Zimmer Feat. Fhin – Lost Your Mind
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.
#4. Public – 4Her
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).
#3. Sara Hartman – From the Other Side of the World
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.
#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).
#1. Oliver – Electrify
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.
#5. Allan Rayman – Much Too Much
Allan Rayman has a very distinctive sound, which can be a blessing or a curse. While you can argue that a lot of Allan’s songs sound somewhat similar, the production and beats for a lot of his stand out tracks are gorgeous and catchy. This track no different, which a really cool, “tv drama set in NYC during the early 60s” feel to it.
#4. Taka Perry Feat. Jimmy Davis – Fishy
This track’s first verse blows me away. It’s clever and catchy. I’m a bit let down after the first drop, but not enough to keep me from hitting repeat.
#3. Young Summer – Heart In Slo Mo
Young Summer is on quite the tear. Every new track she’s released this past year finds it’s way onto my playlist. Heart In Slo Mo is, in my humble opinion, not the strongest of her releases… but that says more about how goddamn amazing her past few tracks were.
#2. Warbly Jets – Alive
Catchy power-rock from Warbly Jets with their debut track, Alive. Straight goodness from start to finish here.
#1. Sigma Feat. Birdy – Find Me
The song perhaps more famous for who stars in it’s music video (someone from the Netflix show Stranger Things… I don’t know, I haven’t watched it), Find Me is an awesome anthemic progressive house-feeling track from Sigma with lovely vocals from Birdy. I typically only post videos if I cannot find a Soundcloud link, but definitely go give this video a shot as it really gives the song another gear.