The UK’s own The Firefly’s bring together great music and good hearts on this latest, upcoming album Only Us, Northern Lights. The 45 minute record makes for an uplifting journey, a playlist of bright tracks with connected ideas and stunning musicianship.
Aiden Hatfield has created a community around his sincere take on depression, and his latest single, ‘This Horror In Me’ is not only an absolutely fantastic rock tune, but also an honest depiction of dealing with such daily struggles.
Shadowfields offer a delectable take on folk-roots and Americana with this single. Awake brings through a beautifully contemporary approach to Gypsy folk-rock music that feels rooted in strong songwriting and passionate, poetic expression.
During times as divisive as these, it’s easy to forget that we are all human, living together, not apart. Luckily for us, Mark Ambuter has created Love is Everywhere to remind us all of that.
Shawn Phillips’ latest album offers a series of compelling stories and profound ideas by means of a musically masterful array of soundscapes. Phillips’ presents some brilliant melodies and an overall warm and full aura as this playlist pours through.
Rick Lee James is a wonderful singer and musician, and this project is a joy to listen through and one you can turn back to again and again. The album will be available on February 8th and there will be an album release concert on February 22nd at the John Legend Theater.
Less important than the genre these days is the songwriting and what you put into it – how much of yourself you allow the music to present, how well structured it is, how easily it connects and entertains or lets an audience escape. You get a good balance of all of this with Cleaned Out.
King St. offer a simple fusion of Americana and indie-pop with their latest album, all connected beautifully with some poetic and heartfelt songwriting.
The openness, the realness, and the calming aura of the music, all fuses well to create something valuable – something that does precisely what we expect from music in the first place; it lets us escape the noise of the world for a while.
If you see Nordic Daughter billed to perform somewhere near you in the coming months, don’t miss out. The Path is a phenomenal album, one for the long term playlist for sure.
As you listen to this playlist, you get a strong sense that McHale is a songwriter by nature. It’s not the genre or the style that grabs you, it’s the ideas, and the weight and passion with which they are presented
While the sound of this project has a fairly classic feel by nature, there are several ideas that offer something a little left of the expected. Anderson’s story telling & his own honesty & often vulnerability fuse beautifully to lead the listener through a series of deeply thoughtful, poetic moments.