Barns Courtney - "Hands"
One of the most unbelievable, albeit lesser-known talents to come out of the U.K in recent memory. Courtneys smooth, multifaceted vocals are stunningly underpinned by the kind of burgeoning rock instrumentation that barrels right through you. Not since Free frontman, Paul Rodgers, has another artist reminded me of Free frontman, Paul fucking Rodgers, and Courtney has that something
that you just dont get to hear enough of anymore.
Stop Light Observations - "Dinosaur Bones"
This is the perfect summertime rock song to blast with your car windows down. Will Blackburns gentle melodies float over the culling sound of guitar strings, making for a downright dreamy extended weekend tune.
VERITE - "Rest"
Totally loving this track right now. It sounds chill on the surface but it's actually super intense and danceable -- try moving along to this song and you'll feel like a bad ass ninja on a mission. Also, I can't get over that beautiful falsetto in the chorus.
Eliot Sumner - "Information"
I've been following Eliot Sumner for a while, dating way back to the time when she went by the stage name "I Blame Cocoa." She's Sting's daughter, and it's interesting because she kind of sounds just like him. This song has a beautiful blend of synths and bass. Stylistically, Sumner has a mysterious, androgynous tone and it makes her really interesting to follow.
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Anderson Paak - "Come Down"
OK, if I could add Anderson's sick sick sick performance of this song on the Tonight Show w/ (gulp...) T.I. to the playlist I would. Because the man is an Entertainer with a capital "E". MY Goodness. WATCH IT
. And then take "Come Down" with you into the weekend. The song is from Anderson's so so stellar album, Malibu
Sample Answer - "Collision"
My Discover Weekly playlist really delivered this week, kicking off with this dreamy, super catchy song from Irish singer-songwriter Sample Answer. OK, so "Collision" kinda
rips off the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind", but that's good thievery! 'Cause that's a damn good song!
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Slyvan Esso - "Coffee"
I got sucked into the "Wild + Free" playlist on Spotify by Joseph's announcement that they had been included in this list and featured on the cover image. Listening to the playlist it felt like a selection of Baebles favorite bands. "Coffee" came on and reminded me of how much I like Slyvan Esso - the music is mystical, sexy and bewitching.
Cobi - "Dont Cry For Me"
This was a featured song
on the site this month. I didn't look at the post right away but registered the Twitter activity that someone cared about the song. Then I listened to it - wow, this is terrific. I can see a sold out crowd with their hands in the air as the chorus gets belted out by this stunning new solo artist.