My verdict on Joanne: Refreshing and honest. Aside from “Perfect Illusion” (which should not have been the lead single, IMO) it’s a beautifully melodic album. My favourite songs as of right now are “Grigio Girls” and “Angel Down”.
This album is not The Fame Monster or Born This Way. It’s not the kind of album you play before you hit the clubs. It’s the kind of album you play on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the kind that happens after you went to bed at a respectable hour because you were being responsible.
WILDERADO, the Los Angeles band formerly known as Bird Dog, have prepared for us some great new tunes. This new WILDERADO adventure begins with Bottoms, a warm and mellow swathe of honest and sincere indie rock. Bottoms, which was produced by James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens), is an endearing charmer. Its weary weathered Americana is paired with melodic sweeping rock, making this a powerfully heartrending gem despite its laid back aesthetic.
But thank you for letting me be a part of everything that you were building and creating and finding truth and life and you were relating to so much beauty, and I love you, and I’m sorry. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. Thank you for letting me be me. Thank you for setting me free and showing me love in its full capacity.
-Hotel Books- (wish i had his book, but shipping’s to expensive)
The Chainsmokers and Illenium? You’ve got to be kidding me! But these fellas don’t joke around, as we all know, and an Illenium remix of The Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down is sure to tickle your ears plentifully with its mellifluous melodic dubstep brilliance. Lest you forgot, fast rising pop talent Daya turns in the riveting vocals on the song (and I just heard her while shopping at the mall the other day, always a mark of sure success). Daya and The Chainsmokers take on a new coat of majestic stateliness on the Denver based producer’s breathtaking remix.
Irish singer songwriter and producer Eden, formerly known as The Eden Project, has constantly churned out some amazingly heartrending songs this year so far, culminating in his excellent End Credits EP last month. The sixth track on that release is a stirring slow burner named Wake Up. Eden’s voice quivers with such desperate poignancy on the atmospheric electronic and cinematic pop number, which builds in raw intensity in the dramatic fashion we’ve come to expect and love from the act. The last forty or so seconds of Wake Up are indeed a stimulating, heart swelling experience as it bursts with passion and ardor. Listen to End Credits in full on Soundcloud and download for free, here.