Hello wonderful music-lovin’ people! This past week while I had downtime at the beach during Hurricane Arthur, I spent many hours looking up new music, bands, songs, videos, etc etc. Annnnnd well, I found a TON! I mean, like, a lot! So much so, I was almost overwhelmed. But, a good overwhelmed. I just love discovering new music – it does my heart some good.
So, get ready, cus some of these songs are my new faves. I especially love Mononoke. Check our the playlist, and as usual…share it with friends, but most of all, enjoy!! Xo
Right now, I can’t get enough of this song by Chance The Rapper titled “The Writer”. I am obsessed with the melody, the beat, the piano, Chance’s style of rapping..everything. It has such a great old school vibe to it, and if you know me, you know I’m a sucker for old school hip-hop a la Souls of Mischief, ATCQ, Mos Def..etc.
I found out that the song actually comes from Chicago collective THEMpeople‘s mixtape Smoke Breaks IV, where it serves as a bonus track. It was apparently made back in 2012, when Chance was working on his 10 Day mixtape. Over a reflective, piano-driven beat, Chance raps about striving for success and reflects that he’s “probably as good as Elton John.”
Seinabo Sey has, for whatever reason (actually, all the possible positive reasons that attribute this single), made it impossible for me not to play this “Younger” track repeatedly. There is something quite special about this Swedish singer’s debut single that really moves you. It’s enlightening, and in essence, uplifting; the mixture of Seinabo’s powerful vocals, the catchy pop melody, and it’s epic symphonic, trance-infused sonics…create this one-of-a-kind legendary (in my opinion) single.
This is one of the prettier music videos I’ve watched in awhile. I love how the song and video congruently capture the essence of youth. The simplicity in just enjoying life. The sunlight, nature, friends, laughter and the little things. It’s perfect.
If you have any doubts about this song or video, check out the music video to it below. You will not be disappointed.
Travis Stewart’s Machinedrum project has taken the bass music world by storm, and now, he’s actively pursuing another rad project; Sepalcure. This duo – fellow bass traveller Praveen Sharma, aka Braille – is nothing short of amazing. Echoey, haunting vocals with deep, sentimental, synthy melodies. Check it out for yourself: