Songs of the Week – 6/12/2020

I only have two goals for this series: 1) Introducing the masses to great new music and 2) Giving myself an excuse to listen to every single new release on the Tidal streaming service so I can stay up with new music. Doing this on a weekly basis means that I have a one week window to get this up before the Tidal feed flips to the next set of records, so by posting song reviews rather than full album reviews, it allows me to get more out there and then if you choose to dig deeper, you can.

So… songs of the week for the release date of 6/12/2020

  • Artist: Jack Garratt
  • Song: “Old Enough”
  • Album: Love, Death & Dancing
  • Genre: Indie Pop
  • Notes: Garratt’s second album is a fantastic record mixing indie pop, alternative, r&B, trip hop and other styles to create a record that both has elements of pop that you’re familiar and yet has a unique overall feel to it.
  • Artist: The Sounds
  • Song: “Safe and Sound”
  • Album: The Things We Do For Love
  • Genre: Indie Rock/Pop; New Wave
  • Notes: The Things We Do For Love is their sixth album and first since 2013. Solid record from start to finish with heavy new wave influences.
  • Artist: Larkin Poe
  • Song: “Holy Ghost Fire”
  • Album: Self Made Man
  • Genre: Roots Rock
  • Notes: Emphasis on the rock of the roots rock genre, this is catchy rock with tinges of middle America mixed in.
  • Artist: Example
  • Song: “Paperclips”
  • Album: Some Nights Last For Days
  • Genre: British Hip-Hop
  • Notes: It’s important to note that this is British Hip-Hop as that sounds very different than what’s in the US at this point. And it’s pretty rare for me to like a British rapper as the style doesn’t usually do a lot for me but this record is fantastic and a ton of fun musically.
  • Artist: JJ Wilde
  • Song: “The Rush”
  • Album: Ruthless
  • Genre: Rock
  • Notes: Awesome debut album from this Canadian singer/songwriter. Songs have a rock edge with crazy catchy choruses throughout.

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