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Kalangitan – Chiquerella

“Kalangitan” means “Heavens” and is a suitable title for this track, as it will make you feel like you are floating above the clouds. A song serves its purpose if it invokes a feeling to the listener, whatever language it was written in…

City Comes Alive – David Generato

Everybody wishes it was a Friday, even if it’s the middle of the week. Well, this song will always bring you to a Friday feels no matter what day it is. Wherever you are, whether it be in school, at work, traveling, or just sitting around at home, this track will give you that Friday vibe…

Yellow ­– GAUMAR

I have believed in the healing powers of music all my life. Ever since I was a kid, music has always chased away all my worries. It just happens. I hear music and I’m transported to a different world, an alternate universe of sorts…

All I See – Kylie Minogue

Tick this in mind; weekend has arrived, and you are set to have drinks with a few friends at the bar. You enjoy a few stories and laughs, then someone caught your attention. You could not take away your look on that person. All of sudden, alcohol and music takes over you and just could not resist admiring the same person. It didn’t matter what was happening at your table because all you see is that person…

Pintig – Divino Rivera

“Pintig” is a Filipino translation of the word “Beat”, which is the title of the song written by Divino Rivera – a fellow Pinoy Indie Artist. As a songwriter, Divino writes a lot about the value of life by trying to describe bits and pieces of it into something picturesque and hopeful. He describes his songwriting style as “inspirational” blended with an alternative indie-folk flavor…

This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) – Peter Gabriel ft. Laurie Anderson

This week’s track is taken off Peter Gabriel’s outstanding 1986 album, So, called This Is The Picture. 

The last song on the record, it features singer Laurie Anderson and Nile Rodgers on guitar…

Open Letter – Mr. Phelps

So it’s September – and for the Grieve To list – that means our thoughts turn to suicide.

Yep – if you didn’t know – September is Suicide Awareness Month – it’s also National Suicide Prevention Month and in fact right now – between the 8th and the 14th – it’s actually National Suicide Prevention Week. If you are in any doubt as to the impact suicide has on society – spend a minute here: Suicide Statistics – the rate inches up every year – and as a middle aged white male – well – I’m slap bang in the highest risk group…

Source – Lucas & Steve

Source is the perfect track to be on this playlist. Why? Listen to it, the melody is really catchy. I guarantee you, it will be stuck in your head for a while. The progression of the track is really good. It makes you want to sing along. How it does that, I have no idea since there are no words in the track…

Heatwave (feat. Lil’ Dream) – Tyrellington

From Uptown DC producer Tyrellington’s debut LP, Heatwave features vocals from DMV veteran Lil’ Dream. This track is laced with a smooth yet somber vibe and upbeat drums to combine with melodic vocals that will leave the listener lost in the vibe…

Afro Golden Line – Amir Bresler

The Afro Golden Line is a song by Israeli drummer Amir Bresler and is a true reflection of jazz music in which he was exposed to from the age of 15. The song is a smooth blend which carries you through with beautiful arrangement. The result has lead Amir to be the most sought after drummer in the Israeli Jazz scene…

Dream To Keep Us Going – Easy Wanderlings

This track is by a band I recently found out about, it has a very folksy, blues-tinged pop rock feel to it. The song speaks about being hopeful and the fact that we should never stop dreaming. The song starts with a genre and suddenly shifts to another which sounds cool and innovative…

Alright – Jordan Rakei

There are few voices that can cut to the soul as effortlessly as Jordan Rakei’s. A veteran talent from New Zealand, I chose this song as it is evident within seconds you’re in for a treat. Even those aren’t drawn in by the groovy jazz driven soul instrumentation will be by his soothing voice…

Dreamstate – Heavy Chest

Consumed by a pensive energy, Heavy Chest revels in cumbersome introspection. With creations drenched in moody melancholy – Andre Smith, Josh Brown, Samuel Morgan, and Joe Sheppy form the sound of the warped dream that is our existence…

Flight of the Raven – Emerald Web

An arpeggio, a whisper.
Reeds, strings, silvery.
A disturbance, a revelation, a return to form…

Soulful – L’Indecis

As the guitar slowly enter the place I can only think on the sound and smell of coffee almost ready to be served, like a soft morning sun, the day almost begins, lots of things to do, lots of places to go, that is what I feel every time I listen to Soulful by L’Indecis…

Tick of the Clock – Chromatics

In 2007 Chromatics’ album brought a breakthrough for the band. After discontinuing punk music and beginning to emerge in electronic music, Night Drive was a success, most critics gave a general positive feedback. It’s no coincidence that the more than 15-minute track of Tick of the Clock drew the attention of filmmakers. Not only for the track itself, but also for the band…

On My Own – Zayland

Zayland is an up-and-coming rapper from my hometown of Austin, Texas. He’s currently under a local label here known as Nu Wave SOUND-whom which he put his music out under. Zayland is one of the labels super talented artists who has the ear for what kind of music will stick in your mind all day…

I Like That – Janelle Monáe

This track simply tells you to breathe, relax, and enjoy life the way you would like to. Janelle Monae is known for her unique sound and style, while not letting the criticism of others affect her. She encourages us to do the same. She literally says “I don’t really give a f*** if I was just the only one who likes that”. Like what you like, not just what’s trending. That’s how you find yourself…

Nihilist Kite Flyer – Loving

The desire to deliver beautiful words and words that leave an imprint on the mind can often leave one in a paralyzing state of creative despair. Loving is a sound where the imprint is deep and words are soaked in life lived amongst the creative despair…

Beside Myself – WILLS

WILLS is not a household name. In fact, a simple google search will leave you right where you started. I’m happy to make introductions: everyone, meet Will Johnson. Best known for his “Woes vs. Whoas” track, which was made in 2016 but gained popularity for being featured in a TV commercial for the 2019 Acura ILX. That should tell you all you need to know about WILLS’ struggle with commercial (no pun intended) success…

Spaceship – Kanye West ft. GLC and Consequence

While we wait for Kanye to release his next album, Yandhi (“I’ll announced the release date once it’s done”), now is as good a time as any to remember the old Kanye. Whatever you think of him as a person, there’s no doubt that he has been through some trauma, most notably with the unexpected passing of his mother. He admits to having a mental illness, which is more common on the “genius” level of artists than we realize…

Nekst Level (Tik&Borrow Remix) – Nekst

If you are unfamiliar with the heavier and grittier side of UK Bass music, you may first want to dip your toes in something lighter.

No strangers to the scene, Leeds based Tik&Borrow return to their own label In:flux Audio on remix duties, this time rethinking a track from the emerging talent Nekst…

John Taylor’s Month Away – King Creosote and Jon Hopkins

Echoing softly through the lines of a story feeling far older than the one spoken, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins create a snowy retelling of the feeling of bittersweet imperfect but lasting self-confidence. “John Taylor’s Month Away” tells the tale of a reminiscent picture of comparative self awareness contrasting the singer’s current state of life with another of men embarking on a month-long seafaring voyage from the perspective of a swing park in Roome Beach, Scotland…

Firestarter – Nely Vanessa (Claudio Cristo Remix)

This week’s track comes from the heart of Romania down in southeast Europe. The song is led by the beautiful, sexy vocals of Nely Vanessa in this hot summer remix from DJ/Producer Claudio Cristo…

Getting Back Together – music2work2

Written specifically for the Essay Writing Music album from music2work2 – to my ears, Getting Back Together is the least likely track to become popular with the essay writing crowd but – 150,000 streams in the last year or so would indicate that it does the job pretty well.

Clockwise – Gorilla Social

New upbeat release from Chicago’s Indie rock/pop group Gorilla Social. Great jazzy guitar licks and mellow chords. Infectious melody with introspective lyrics…

I Won’t Complain – Benjamin Clementine

This song is so wonderful and so powerful that I saved it for a special occasion were the immense burst of emotions it portraits could be fairly described by my words…

Icon – Reggaeton Remix – Jaden, Will Smith & Nicky Jam

I’m back people with a hot spansih reggaeton remix from 2018 from Jaden Smith, Nicky Jam & Will Smith. As of a lover of the Spanish language…

Quit – SonReal

What better song for a playlist called “Music To Quit Your Job” than a song called “Quit”? This laid back, funky R&B track from Canadian artist SonReal seems to have borrowed some swag from his fellow countryman, Robin Thicke. Where Mr. Blurred Lines is still trying to get past his ex-wife, SonReal (Aaron Hoffman is his government name) shows no roadblock in sight…

Another Weekend – Ariel Pink

We all know that feeling you get at the end of a weekend when you realise the end is nigh and another week looms. It can strike at any time – it could be during Sunday dinner, as the sun goes down for the final time that week or even as late as Monday morning on the bus – and it takes you into a dream-like state while you recall the weekend’s events…

Money Call – Big Inf

Does the phone sound differently when the money is calling? For Big Inf it has he just picked up the phone to say hello. Its been several months since we last heard from Big Inf musically after he released “Strike Gently” RMX Prod. By Ak Rockefeller ft. Ufo Fev…

Melancholia – The Who

The world is filled with webpages that’ll teach you how to be happy. Presumably that’s what people want, constant happiness. Lo and behold if you have a negative or deep thought. This has become a crime almost, especially in social media. Our lives must be incredibly cool and blissful all the time…

Chill Out – Yoni Arbel

Welcome to the creators of YONI. Lush arrangements of instrumental and lyrical versatility embodies the divinity of their art in all of its most empowering pieces. What we don’t understand intrigues us and at the core I think we all crave to understand why art – especially in the form of music – is so emotionally tethered to our roots. The diversity of their ensemble is sure to tingle your curious taste buds of the musical feast they have to offer…

Communication (feat. DRAM) – Arin Ray

I recently came across this song while listening to the artist Xavier Omar and it has been on repeat ever since. I found this song intriguing, to the slow melody in the background to DRAMs deep voice ringing over that melody. The beat is one thing but I love but the lyrics…

Lone Bulb – Crooked Cat Adams

I have a confession to make. Kate Chopin is one of my favorite authors. I remember the first time I read her most critically-acclaimed novel The Awakening.  I’m not a feminist and obviously, not a woman but I nevertheless found the novel touching. For those of you haven’t read it, it’s a story about rebelling against the expectations that society places on us…

Alice Is In Love With The Mad Hatter – Luna Keller

Okay. Let’s get down this Rabbit Hole… 

Luna Keller is a singer/songwriter based in Tenerife. She’s quite possibly something of a child prodigy; writing her first song, a single chord symphony called ‘I can play E minor’ two days after ‘borrowing’ her dad’s guitar and just one day after learning her first chord – which my friend Sherlock strongly suspects just happened to be E minor…

Coming Over (filous Remix) – James Hersey

With not a lot of information just yet on this rising star, I’m given the opportunity to talk about the song itself. What I do know about James Hersey is he was raised in Vienna, Austria and abandoned a jazz-guitar degree to become a singer-songwriter which all started with this song…

Lake Song – Deja Blu

Feeling the mood in your surrounding atmosphere and curating a path of sounds that flows mindfully is where I really fell in love with sharing music. Whether it is a 10 minute drive or an 8 hour road trip, I am always creating a different experience every.single.time…

Giant (with Rag’n Bone Man) – Calvin Harris

Kicking off the beginning of a playlist designed to fill the mind with the energy to conquer any dream, battle or goal. ‘GIANT’ by Calvin Harris and Rag’n Bone Man is the epitome of what it feels like to WIN…

High Street (feat. Skepta) – Blood Orange

When I was working on building Take Over the Night, Dev Hynes was one of the first artists that came to my mind. I kept listening to his latest, Negro Swan, all the time back then and I really wanted to include one song to the list from the album…

Everything In Its Right Place – Radiohead

If there’s any voice for the future and its foreboding nature, it’s Thom Yorke. He and Radiohead have become veterans of the industry, but on release, their album Kid A was met with mixed response as its futuristic use of electronic instruments and grim lyrics (even by the standards of the famously nihilistic group) were a sharp turn from their previous record- OK Computer…

Somewhere Else – Mesita

It’s finally a warm night and it is welcomed with deep gratitude. The air is pleasantly humid and light breath flows in and out of my body with gentle ease. A steamy tea brews beside me. Always. Headphones are snuggly set in each ear, eagerly awaiting to float amongst the waves of sound…

Oh Babe – Thomas Newson, Jack Note

This week’s track is definitely a body banger as Thomas Newson & Jack Note’s “Oh Babe” enters the curation this week. The sexy basslines and thumping beat is surely enough to get your heart racing…

Time – Morosity

When you’re writing a guest post on another curator’s playlist, you’d better bloody not bury the lede! That this spectacular track comes with an amazing video just puts it over the top – stop what you’re doing and take 5 minutes to check it out – trust me – you have the Time!..

Rollercoaster – India.Arie

“This just in, another talented young black man / Thrown in jail, lost his life, just sitting on his couch, in the street.”  The spoken word intro of “Rollercoaster,” a highlight from Worthy, the 2019 album by Grammy-winning R&B singer/songwriter India.Arie speaks volumes. From the jump, it’s clear that “Rollercoaster” has a truly powerful, transcendent message, before Arie ever   sings one note…

Latin Simone (Qué pasa contigo) ft. Ibrahim Ferrer – Gorillaz

To honor the dead is to honor life, and what better way to do so tonight than to remember such a giant artist like Ibrahim Ferrer in his exotic collaboration with Gorillaz.

I used to listen to this song so much a few years back, it resonated a lot with me…

Desire (with Dimension) – Sub Focus, Dimension

Boy do I love being proven wrong.

I’ve mentioned a few times now that DnB really isn’t my thing, and that I tend to stay away from the genre as a rule. I don’t know what it is that’s put me off it for song; maybe I just associate it with being 17 and thinking you’re edgy and interesting, who knows…

You Are The One – The Impersonators

So, it’s Valentine’s Day again, which means it’s time to reflect on the songs I’ve written in the past. A year ago, I wrote a post on a Carmen Gray track called “Fall In Love.” This year, I’ll take a look at a more recent song, “You Are The One” by my current group The Impersonators. Like “Fall In Love,” this track brings back a lot of memories, fantastic memories in fact…

fresh bruises – Bring Me The Horizon – amo Album Fan Review

This week I’m going to do something a little bit different (a theme which will be running heavily throughout, as you’ll soon see), and go right on ahead and do my first ever album review. And boy, what an album it is to be making my debut with…

Supermodel (You Better Work) – RuPaul

Just as the song says; You Better Work. If you don’t know about RuPaul, he’s a born and raised Californian who is credited with widening exposure for drag queens in mainstream society…

Date or Dance – Flock

This week is a special one! Not only a Pop Punk single but a pop rock debut! just released on January 15, FLOCK put out their sophomore single “Date or Dance” Bringing Nostalgia to the table, but keeping it positive, “rousing and upbeat” – EarMilk. ..

Lost in the Fire (feat. The Weeknd) – Gesaffelstein

Back at it and starting 2019 with some fresh R&B vibes from Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd. Having previously produced “Hurt You” and “I Was Never There” off of The Weeknd’s 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy, Gesaffelstein continues to impress listeners with his dark and complex beats…

Closer (Ode 2 U) – Ravyn Lenae

As social media exploded with the debate over who the current “King Of Rnb” is, I found myself stuck trying to come up with a few names I truly stand behind and who are really pushing boundaries within the sphere of RnB. I did think of a few names, but in the end,I came to the conclusion that the bar has fallen for men in RnB in recent times…

After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) – Kali Uchis

This track by Kali Uchis featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins is from her 2018 album Isolation. This R&B/Soul track embodies life using a comparison with the weather. Everybody goes through hard times but her message is to encourage yourself and to not give up. Storms always end and sunshine will come afterwards, just like in life…

Christmas Lights – Coldplay

It’s going to be particularly hard to write about this track: not for the track in itself but for Coldplay. Coldplay has been my favourite band looonggg before they became everyone’s favourite band, long before they decided to go pop and use electronic instruments…

North Star – Robb Murphy

How do you know if you are in a relationship that’s right for you?

What are the indications of that?

How are you supposed to feel when you are with the right person?…

Die For You – The Weeknd

The holiday season is taking place right now, making it the perfect time to lounge around the Christmas tree and listen to some R&B vibes. The Weeknd’s track “Die For You” is a release from his 2016 album “Starboy”…

In The Morning – Odunsi (The Engine)

I’d be really mad at myself if I didn’t start off this playlist with the inspiration behind it all which is Odunsi the Engine, he a singer and producer from Lagos, Nigeria. He is championing the alte generation in Nigeria, the frontier of a new sound that blends genres into what he calls Afro-fusion…

Darling Baby – DJ ICEMAN

This beat is one dope beat. the deft use of the o’jays sample and thick drums is what gives this beat its flava…

Strike Gently – Big Inf feat. UFO Fev (AK Rockefeller remix)

Music to Rep New York’s Big Inf is back with a sonically different Version of Strike Gently. Today Inf hooks up with Music to Satisfy Your Inner Jellyfish’s own Ak Rockefeller to give it a remix.

Strike Gently – Big Inf feat. UFO Fev (AK Rockefeller remix)

We jellyfish are masters of the art of subtlety.  When we hunt, we simply wait for our supper to come to us.  Our energy is expended on arriving in the right place at the right time.  Preparation and planning is the key.  Gauging the movements of the currents, smelling the morsels on the waves…

After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) – Kali Uchis

This week’s track is a group effort from Kalis Uchis, Tyler, The Creator, and Bootsy Collins. “After The Storm” is an uplifting and smooth funk r&b track about loving ourselves through the struggles we face in life because we are the only ones that can save ourselves…

Anna – Antje Duvekot

You can keep your Beethovens, Bachs, and Bruckners, all your Bob Dylans, Bruce Springsteens, and  Billie Hallidays, cos when I go to my desert island this is the song I’m going with! 

My Great Gig In The Sky will begin with this tune…

Dissolve – Kllo

This track is one of the perfect representation of what my playlist will look like: dreamy, deep, danceable, melodic. The perfect track for lots of moments during your everyday life…

I Will Be Free – Nandan Gautam

Mantras. Repeated decrees of our truest innermost self that echo and surround our lives, manifesting and propelling ourselves forward.

Mantras are the key of honing your energy and focusing inward. At the beginning of my yoga classes, I love to set a mantra…

Effigy – The Impersonators

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.
–    H.P. Lovecraft (one of the most significant 20th-century authors in the horror genre)

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the whole concept of it: the scary masks, haunted houses and trick-or-treaters. And then there are all these incredibly cool memories.

Faded Away (feat. Icona Pop) – SWACQ Remix – Sweater Beats, Icona Pop, SWACQ

I get a lot of track submissions. Some are good; some are bad. Some are downright ridiculous. They span all different genres and styles, from artists with hundreds of thousands of streams to those with virtually none. It’s always exciting listening to the latest track to land in my inbox (and I do genuinely listen to every one!), and I never know what to expect when I follow that Spotify link into the unknown…

Hometown Sundowns – Olivia Rose

This track is from one of the very first artists I worked with. Olivia Rose was only 12 years old (now 19) when we met and you could just tell she was going to go places. I thought it fitting that as a new curator, my first song should come from one of my first contacts in music.

From the Outside – Real Friends

“From the outside I seem fine, but on the inside I’m still sick” off of their newest album “Composure” Real Friends Tinley, IL whose motto is “Wow, what a great day” comes to us with chunky guitars, huge drum sounds and lyrics that are more real than most songs in today’s world…

Relatively Easy – Jason Isbell

You can hear different stories in this song: addictions, suicide, depression which escalates from “having a long day” to going to shooting spree. The songwriter brings all the pain and reality of life into play with his song. But still…:

I Don’t Love You – Bullet Lane

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.

 ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore – Marlon Williams

“What am I going to do when you’re in trouble / And you don’t call out for me,” New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams sings on the final verse of “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore.”…

My Name Is Ruin – Gary Numan

To the big audience, the name Gary Numan will forever be associated with his 1979 smash hit “Cars”. In some way, that is unfortunate because that track is least representative of his oeuvre…

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

A classic 70s soulful groove from Bill Withers released in 1977, personally one of my favorite songs! No matter where I am, this song immediately lifts me up, not to mention who doesn’t want to have a lovely day???

Little Victories – Malia Civetz

“Took what we had and I blew it up,” rising pop artist Malia Civetz sings as the first lyrics to “Little Victories,” the second track she’s released to the world. Malia takes this track about repairing an emotionally damaged relationship, characterized by a lack of trust and a plea for forgiveness, to remind listeners that sometimes the the little things are what really matter in the grand scheme of things. You take what you can get and you go from there…

Legends – Juice WRLD

This track was released in honor of XXXTentacion’s recent death. The song is about the passing of Lil Peep and XXXTentacion as they were gaining massive audiences and popularity. XXX was shot in his car in June 2018, and Peep overdosed on Fentanyl in November 2017…

Claudia’s Theme – Clint Eastwood

Sometimes our love must go. We don’t want them to, but we recognize that the time is right for them to move on. Their life leads them elsewhere, and we can’t go with them. What we provide is not enough to satisfy their desire for happiness in life…

Himalaya – Ellipsis

Life is a crazy ass thing – one minute you’re strolling along, minding the world’s business, acting out the role of superhero and wondering – what if this is all there is?  Suddenly you’re pulled out of your body and replaced by something else – something weird – something foreign – something possibly Scottish!…

Boca Raton – Bas

Bas shows he’s ready for the summer with his latest release “Boca Raton”. The A$AP Ferg assisted track has fun in the sun written all over it. If you have ever been to Boca then this a literal musical billboard for the way of life…

88 – J-Gutz

88 is a sure fire statement for Summer 2018. Being the latest single from J-Gutz’ newest project Sayle$$. It gives an introduction Gutz’ eclectic cast of collaborators and compadres. Sayle$$ is a 7 track EP with songs suiting every for of fan…

Glisten – Nifty Earth

Pause for a second and imagine: The sounds of a gentle river running down your stream of consciousness as airy ambiance overtones call and guide you toward inner peace. Sounds pretty soothing right? That’s what Nifty Earth specializes in across all of his songs, and “Glisten” is certainly no exception.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder

This track is a bonafide classic. In a sense it is the quintessential Motown croon, combining soul and love to command the audience to feel something. In a different sense, it is a sound no one but Stevie Wonder could ever dream of bringing to life because it doesn’t just make you feel ​something​, it makes you feel ​everything​…

Part 27 – Given Circumstances

Over half term back at home, I receive a small package in the post.

‘Someone’s got nice handwriting,’ says mum.

Opening it, three recognisable letters fall out. There’s a message attached. “Thought you might like these back.” And a photo, of a tanned smiling Venus, under an umbrella, honey hair to her shoulders, in a pair of loose fitting black trousers, gathered at the ankle above high heels, bare brown midriff and plunge black top under a short red jacket, standing by a suitcase outside “The Acropolis Taverna.” On the wall, the clock reads nine o’ clock…

The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin

The Rain Song is a melancholic song, about the power of one’s love once they give it to you. It is a dynamic number; noticeably happier at times than the other songs on this playlist, but its melancholic vibe reminds of us love…

Clear – Matty

Matthew Tavares or Matty as he’s known by friends and family is the keyboardist of BadBadNotGood who has taken time away from touring to work on a solo project. Fear not, he’s very much still apart of the band and his colleges support him 100%. With the blessings of his bandmates and a temporary leave of absence Matthew had time to work on his first solo EP Déjàvu as Matty.

Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) – Beach Boys

This is a mellow rock song about the desire to be with the one you love, even though they are unavailable. The person who you love is hurting, and you are begging them to forgo the consequences to be with you just for a moment.

Music to Fight Evil – Year One Retrospective

A little over a year ago I started adding inspirational music to a Spotify playlist. In that time I’ve been discovering emerging new artists as well as revisiting old favourites and learning about classic songs, all with one thing in common – the artists have something to say beyond boy-meets-girl, something about the state of their nation and the world…

Starting Over – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ben Bridwell

“Being human hurts. We try so hard to avoid this fact…”

I was reading the other day this blog entry from a doctor called Lissa Rankin, someone I admire very much and consider a very wise person. She was talking about how we tend to avoid pain constantly and it always ends up being worse for us,…

Here I Come – Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown’s smooth vocals never fail to set me at ease. The tone and positivity he emits, along with his subject matter, has made him my favorite reggae vocalist. This opinion was also shared by Bob Marley himself, who gave him the title, “the crown prince of reggae.”…

How Much I Feel – Ambrosia

Southern California soft rock band Ambrosia had five singles that were hits, which were enough to emblazon them in the tapestry of 70s pop culture fabric forever. One of their best is “How Much I Feel,” which was a single released from their Life Beyond L.A. album in the summer of ’78 and this sultry tune definitely made it hotter.

Next of Kin – Lucy Dacus

This week’s track is dedicated to those who are prone to overthinking things, sweating the small stuff, staying up at night with weighty thoughts, and worrying they’ll never accomplish everything they want to. As someone who’s been there many times, these feelings can overwhelm and lead to inaction or indecision.

We Will Run – Jens Kuross

Hay veces que dedico un poquito de tiempo para ver las grandiosas
sesiones en vivo “Mahogany”, es justo donde puedes disfrutar del
sonido natural de cada uno de los artistas que se presentan para tocar
de manera acústica, es aquí donde vi a un tipo cantar una canción que
me gustó mucho por la sensibilidad al ejecutar el piano y cantar
suavemente la frase “We Will Run”,…

Memleket Türküsü – Ezginin Günlüğü

When I was a child, we used to go on roadtrips, a lot. Even though we had the choice to take the plane to our destination, we still preferred going there by car. The reason is: roadtrips allowed us to listen to a lot of music…

Got to Get into my Life – Earth, Wind & Fire

Eeemmm, I think I felt almost forced to put this song as it is the masterpiece of a masterpiece…

Weightless Again – The Handsome Family

If you didn’t know any better this week’s track could quite easily be mistaken for a campfire sing along.. however, it would surely ruffle the feathers at your average Scout Jamboree.. 

Kindly shared by the Music to Question Existence playlist, “Weightless Again” is this weeks feature track.

All Night — Steve Aoki and Lauren Jauregui

This song is a deep colored silk jacket, pulled from your boyfriend’s shoulders and draped over yours. The slight shift of lace against your hips and ribs as you walk towards where he lays waiting. This song is the waft of your perfume being just as intoxicating as the wine you shared earlier.

Lifeline – Beedabee

When i first clicked play i was was hooked on the beat but to get on my playlist there’s always got to be a message and worthy of taking a shot to. I’m quite sure we all agree with him life’s obstacles are not always easy.(*) 

Weight In Gold – Gallant

There’s an old notion that good musicians graduate from schools like Berklee College and the Juilliard, but great ones never make it through. The really special ones often drop out for a major record deal, tour, or other opportunity to pursue their dream of stardom. Gallant proves that there are exceptions to every rule. 

(I’ve Got a Feeling) Nobody’s Trying to Tell Me Something – Paul Dempsey

Australia’s the breeding ground for some extraordinary talent, Paul Dempsey – front man from Something For Kate is no exception.

After punching out a long list of credible Alt-Rock albums with the band, 2009 marked the release of his debut solo album…

Rose-Colored Boy – Paramore

It was around middle school when the inevitable happened – I went through my “angsty” phase. Started changing my wardrobe for much darker colors. Covered half my face with my hair. Claimed Hot Topic as my favorite store. Was super moody with my parents. Yikes. Luckily, it didn’t last very long…