Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Our number one song we chose was "Red Eyes" by War on Drugs. War on Drugs is from Canada and released this album in 2011. The song tasted like a hopeful desperation and a harmonic flow of the ocean. I could hear a hopeful figure speaking out to me as the piano collaborated perfectly with the song. I can smell the flowers and the rain as it starts to gently fall upon the field within a particular nowhere that the song brings me to. This song reminds me of a long two hour flight to the Bahamas where lands would come and I would hope with everything that we were about to land, but we would continue to pass everything, and I couldn't help but begin to create such metaphors that caused me to forever believe that it's dangerous to hope for too much. Watching the lands pass by had an impact on my life because it's the first thing I think of when I think of traveling. The mood was happy, which the artist created by including perfect intervals and certain high notes. The major context that is created by this song is nature and being by ones self. The best time to listen to this song would be on the beach or in the grass on a summer day.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Caught me Thinking by Bahamas is a somewhat poppy song, featuring California-style guitars and perfect for those caught in the winter blues. Bahamas is the stage name of Alfie Jurvanen, a Toronto-based musician who specializes in Indy folk music. He has had some success, this song was ranked number 26 on the Canadian chart a couple years ago. His first album, titled “Pink Strat” was released in 2009 and was nominated for a Juno award the following year.
There are a lot of things that pop out about this song, but the best part is that we weren't expecting the drop. It was upbeat yet deep, and made you want to get up and dance. Not only was the drop appealing, but his voice was awesome as well. It went very well with the music. It has that sound that everyone's looking for today, but they don't know it yet. Lincoln Jesser is a new indie artist that is slowly getting more and more popular. If he continues coming out with a sound like this, he'll be in the top 40s in no time.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This cool, catchy song effectively utilizes the reverb effect of electric guitar. “Voices Drifting” has smooth transitions that allow the song to flow and build beautifully. The beat matches the laid back mood of the song, and fits with the synthesizer perfectly. The vocals featured in this song match the feel of the song, and fit the context well. The distinct mood and combination of instruments catches the interest of listeners. We look forward to hearing more songs from this talented band.
The bouncy bass and melody song is upbeat and happy. The transitions are beautiful. The song tastes like a white chocolate and sprinkled birthday cake. The song smells like the first time you smelled a cupcake. It is exciting and mysterious at the same time. This song makes one imagine being in the middle of one of those enchanted forests from the fairy tales. The song feels smooth but with slow rolling hills. This song reminds me of the first time I went long boarding, I was excited but didn't know what to expect, I just knew it'd be good, and this song has exactly that kind of mood.
Monday, December 2, 2013
This song is...well...different. From the beginning it'll put you in an almost surreal trance. While entranced, you'll soon be broken out of it by somewhat disturbing vocals. I'm not sure if I mean this in a good or bad way. As I've said before, this song is different from any other song I've heard before. In a way, I can see myself listening to this on a slow or rainy day. Overall, a great piece with beautiful instrumentals yet uncertain lyrics.
This song tricks you into thinking that its going to be something great. The opening beat is great but everything goes downhill the moment the singing starts. If you wait about a minute it sounds like the singer is humming the same note over and over again. The name of the song is The One which is appropriate since it is the one song that you never want to listen to again. JMSN, the singer, lives in Michigan and his first song came out in 2012.