Friday, July 22, 2016

New Good Song: "Iron In The Fire," Tall Heights 7.22.16

Here's a new good song: "Iron In The Fire" by Tall Heights. Fantastic classic chord progression and a great bassline and use of drums. Also wonderful melody and rhythm. Very catchy. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Friends," Francis and the Lights f/ Bon Iver 7.22.16

Here's a new good song: "Friends" by Francis and the Lights f/ Bon Iver. It is electro magnificence buttressed by originality and an earworm hook. A great accomplishment. The video features Kanye West, but the song doesn't appear to give him credit. His contribution is nebulous, but whatever, it's great stuff. Bon Iver had a new good song back in 2012 with "Beth/Rest" but has, to me, been relatively low-lying in recent years. This is the best thing he's done of which I'm aware. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

New Good Song: "Catching On," Elephante f/ Nevve 7.16.16

Here's a new good song: "Catching On" by Elephante f/ Nevve. It has some Sia influences and a great build. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Gabriel," Bear's Den 7.16.16

Here's a new good song: "Gabriel" by Bear's Den. This is tremendously beautiful -- touching lyrics, wonderful arrangement, and a distinctive vocal delivery that brings it together. Great effort. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

New Good Song: "Body Say," Demi Lovato 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Body Say" by Demi Lovato. I really liked her 2012 song "Give Your Heart A Break," and 2013's "Heart Attack," but have been less enamored with her output since then, even though it's been pretty popular in the general public. But this one's an improvement. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Firechild," Coleman Hell 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Flowerchild" by Coleman Hell. This person has turned out to be one of my favorite acts of the past couple years. He's done some great music, like "Thumbalina," "Take Me Up" "2 Heads" and, most recently, "Fireproof." This one is good, too, and like many of his other songs, it has some welcome humor. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "If You Should See," Wye Oak 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "If You Should See" by Wye Oak. I can't understand any of the lyrics, but I like the music. Reminds me a bit of Scenic. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Lazy Lover," Lonely Benson 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Lazy Lover" by Lonely Benson. This person was responsible for "Was Something Else There," which was my 32nd favorite song of 2015. "Lazy Lover" is much more upbeat, sort of Jason Mraz-ish. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Steal The Night," Kitten 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Steal The Night" by Kitten. Reminds me a bit of The Naked and Famous, or Deluka. Has a bit of an alternative '90s feels. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "I Will Love Again," Bat For Lashes 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "I Will Love Again" by Bat For Lashes, the stage name for a singer named Natasha Khan. I'm a pretty big fan of this singer; she's put out lots of great songs, including but not limited to "Daniel," "Laura," "A Wall" and "In God's House." Her latest album is a concept piece called The Bride, with all the songs telling the story of someone left at the altar. Sad stuff, but "I Will Love Again" is a highlight, and it's gorgeous. Simple. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Leaving You," Maria Mena 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Leaving You" by Maria Mena. If her name sounds vaguely familiar, it may be because you remember her minor 2004 hit "You're The Only One," which was in semi-heavy rotation on MTV. She's had some continued success in her native Norway but has been relatively silent and unknown in the U.S. "Leaving You" is not nearly as upbeat but it has some nice instrumental touches. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Crash," Usher 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Crash" by Usher. This is similar to his hit from a few years back, "Climax." It won't be successful because it takes some patience and repeat listens to appreciate how lovely this track really is. It's one of his best ever, in my opinion. Give it a chance, and enjoy!

New Good Song: "Japanese Blossoms," Marie Hines 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Japanese Blossoms" by Marie Hines. Cute, pretty and light. Enjoy! Some really nice touches. I happened to discover this song while on a trip to Europe and listened to it while sitting in a beautiful English garden on a perfect day. It's that kind of tune. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Nothing Can be Changed," William Fitzsimmons 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Nothing Can Be Changed" by William Fitzsimmons. It's light folk fare, in the spirit of John Denver or Paul Simon or James Taylor. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Love You With The Lights On," Morgxn 7.9.16

Here's a new good song: "Love You With The Lights On" by Morgxn. After discovering this song a few weeks back I "liked" Morgxn on Facebook, as I do with most artists who release things I like. And I can tell you Morgxn is trying really hard to promote this single. Like harder than I've ever seen anyone try to promote anything in the history of things. Here's hoping it catches a bit more fire than it has so far because it's a nice effort. Enjoy!