So I hadn't planned on back-to-back music posts, but after being bombarded with amazing music everywhere I went this weekend, I knew I had to share.
I don't care how or when or where I discover music as long as I do. It can be playing on one of my favorite Pandora stations, on a TV show or movie or at a restaurant or store. It doesn't matter. As long as I hear it, I'm happy. This used to be much harder because I had to try to memorize the words so I could Google them when I got home, but now technology, once again, has made my life so much easier. I find myself always using the Soundhound app on my iPhone to find the song name and artist. It's doubly convenient because it saves it for you for when you want to download it. Over the weekend I used it three times, and I quickly found myself listening to my new playlist for the coming week. Give the songs a listen, and see if you're drawn to them as much as I am. Enjoy!
Don't Let It Get You Down - Johnnyswim
While at Starbucks this Sunday with two of my close friends, I heard this folky, soulful upbeat song on the speaker above us. After finally being able to Soundhound it over the coffee grinders and multiple conversations, I went home and immediately downloaded it. I've never heard of this group before, but I am certain I will be hearing more of them. I love both of the singers' strong bluesy vocals and of course, the "oh" chorus at the end.
While in Indy this weekend shopping at Anthropologie (heaven on earth), I was in the middle of the most delicious kitchen towels I'd ever seen when I heard the last few measures of this song. And I was mesmerized. I quickly Soundhounded it, and voilà! Upon further examination, I realized that "Old Friend" was a song I'd be listening to for years to come. My favorite part? The amazing bass and instrumentals between 2:45-3:35. Completely addicting.
I See You - Caveman
Ironically, I heard this beauty while in Anthropologie's sister store, Urban Outiftters, minutes after hearing "Old Friend." While waiting on my sister in the dressing room, this dreamy tune started playing, and it caught my ear. From Caveman's self-titled sophomore album, this song shows a softer side that's just as good and just as intriguing.
Blood - The Middle East
This song is one of my all-time favorites. I first heard it about a year-and-a-half ago at the end of one of my favorite movies, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." While the lyrics are a little sad, the captivating music and singer's voice completely make up for it, especially the last verse. If you like folky music, I highly suggest making a Pandora station out of it. Yes, you are going to have a station called "Blood," and people will think it's weird, but it is totally worth it. Also, check out "The Darker Side." Another keeper.
Better Than - John Butler Trio
I don't remember where I heard this song, but I remember being surprised that it was by John Butler Trio. The other song of theirs that I have, "Ragged Mile," is totally folk and sounds almost nothing like "Better Than." While this nods to that folk, its catchy lyrics and upbeat notes are mostly pop. They'll get stuck in your head for hours with the only remedy being to play it again.
I hope you enjoyed the fresh, new look and eclectic playlist this week! I don't plan on having another music post for a few more weeks...but those are just plans, right?
Thanks for reading!