They Never Come Down
Piles of music, that is
Sure, you can try your best, but if you are dealing with music, even just as an everyday fan, the piles of music to listen to never come down. You take something off, listen to it, in the meantime, at least three new things crop up that just make that pile grow.
At some point, you have to make a decision where you have three possibilities. Listen to all of it at once even if it takes a few days (or a few months, or years) is one of those. The problem with that one is in the meantime, a slew of new stuff will come in, sure but steady.
The other possibility is to scrap everything in the pile. This will not solve the problem as the music will keep on coming (streaming) no matter what. And you will be left with that nagging feeling that you have missed something good (or awful, which would be also worth noting).
Or, you can just start sifting through it bit by bit, by some order, or without it, realizing that the pile or piles will be there, no matter what. So, bearing that in mind, it is new singles or tracks, or single streams that keep coming up. This week too.
Nina Savary - Second Guessing
Nina Savary is a French multidisciplinary artist and a member of Laetitia Sadier’s Source Ensemble. The fact that she’s a multidisciplinary artist becomes evident after only a few seconds of watching her video for ‘Second Guessing.’ That would be a good thing in itself, but Savary combines her good visuals with some intriguing vocals set in the frame of some slightly off-center soul/pop. Excellent summer stuff.
Dark Tropics - Keep Searching
In most cases, unsolicited tracks from independent artists left on your website don’t fare well. No catch images, no fancy PR material, so they end up just lingering in some inbox or other. Definitely not fair, because, some true gems can end up unnoticed. Like Dark Tropics and their ‘Keep Searching.” The bands are Rio and Gerard from Belfast, who’ve come up with an exquisite string-driven ballad, with visuals not lagging behind.
Lip Talk - More
Lip Talk is Sarah K. Pendiotti, an experimental pop producer who, on the evidence of ‘More’ really knows how to come up with some left-field pop electronics that actually works. “It’s about trying to hold onto things, while the world rapidly and relentlessly changes. It’s about life under consumer capitalism,” says Pedinotti. And she is actually able to transfer that sentiment here.
Bleachers - Stop Making This Hurt
Bleachers aka Jack Antonoff is actually somebody who has already made a name for himself with some exquisite pop ditties. So, when his music crops up on your pile, you take notice. ’Stop Making This Hurt’ simply continues his excellent streak and is a perfect announcement for his upcoming album. That one won’t stay on the pile too long.
The Lancasters - Goodnight
When somebody names their song ‘Goodnight’ you usually expect a soft ballad that can possibly gently set you to sleep. That is not what the Italian rockers The Lancasters had in mind. They decided to give such a title to a quite rousing rocker, anywhere between original garage rock and latter-day grunge. They say that It's a melancholic message of hope: the darker the night gets, the more the light will shine when we see the dawn rise. Still, a rousing rocker, no matter what.