Song of the Week: David Bowie – “When I Live My Dream”

David-Bowie-in-Paris-1977-009Last week I’ve happened to be extremely into David Bowie’s music and history as an artist, even more than I normally am, which appeared as a really strong need to listen through his whole discography.

Some of his earliest releases made me think, touched me really deeply, and I recommend everyone to do the same – go and listen to your favourite artist’s work from the very beginning to the end. It may help you understand the things that you didn’t even know existed before. The lyrics or melodies, or the atmosphere, or the looks are sometimes so beautiful that you can tear a little bit, but it’s all so worth it and so beautiful, isn’t it?

“When I Live My Dream” is a song from David’s debut self-titled album, released in 1967.

New Music: Santana ft. Miguel – “Indy”

Zrzut ekranu 2014-04-18 o 14.59.26What’s better than mixing the perfection and even more perfection together? This is how I feel about this beautiful, new song “Indy” by the legendary Carlos Santana featuring one of the most wanted R&B young vocalists these days, Miguel. The idea of a collaboration that would never pop up in my head on its own happened to be the best thing that I heard and experienced this week.

It comes from Santana’s upcoming release Corazón. And for all the sceptical people: it truly isn’t this kind of music that we should try to understand, but feel all over our minds and bodies. That’s how Miguel’s music should be received – I am already possessed and feel it maybe too much.

New Music: James Bay – “Let It Go”

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Don’t be fooled by this title, because – fortunately – it has nothing to do with Disney’s Frozen.

However, James Bay‘s “Let It Go” is as exciting for me as that Disney song was for possibly half of the population, including children and teenagers. The story behind his track is even more appropriate when we realise that it could strongly affect anyone, since break ups and amorous disappointments are almost inevitable in every person’s life – and he makes the best out of his experiences, giving us such beautiful, touching sounds.

Do you want to listen to more James Bay’s charming voice?

Song of the Week: Lorde – “Ribs” — Live @ Coachella 2014

Zrzut ekranu 2014-04-14 o 11.03.14Yes. It happened. I feel like I am always the last person on Earth to fall for somebody’s music and performances, but this time I’m not even mad, I don’t even care.

If you live in Europe and Coachella is not close at all for you, you probably understand my point of view. YouTube broadcast have been the only Coachella connection for me so far, which from what I remember was of course also great, but not as great as being there physically; and I also remember Jake Bugg being my favourite artist last year. This time, it’s Lorde (maybe because I haven’t seen Muse yet, but maybe because she really, really is born to be on stage – which she definitely showed it that night).

Despite the fact that her full performance was my favourite this year and it was too good to choose just one moment, there was this one song that got stuck with me really bad. It was obviously “Ribs”the one that – just like she explained – Lorde wrote after some party that she threw at her parent’s house, which to be honest is the one thing that I don’t see being any kind of aspect of adulthood, but well, it’s not even important having in mind how amazingly brilliant and stunning she was singing and talking to the people.

Oh, how I wish I had been there. (Skip to 4:15 to hear the song)

New Music: Hydrogen Sea – ‘Court The Dark’ EP

Zrzut ekranu 2014-04-12 o 22.08.08To this day I clearly remember the excitement that filled my heart after listening to Hydrogen Sea‘s excellent song “End Up”, which happened to be featured on my blog at the end of December.

Now they are back, doing better than expected, with a brilliant EP that will likely rock your world, just like it did to me. Court The Dark is the band’s debut release, dropped out March 31st. It features five extraordinary, smooth, musically beautiful tracks — including my personal favourite “Wear Out”. Do not wait any minute longer, listen to this magical masterpiece now!

Quiet Life – ‘Wild Pack’ (2013)

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01 Record Time02 Devil’s Kin  — 03 San Luis Obispo04 Wild Pack
05 Come On, Come Back06 Skin and Bones07 New London08 Losin’ All My Common Sense09 Low Blues

Have you ever felt like leaving everything behind you for no special reason? Would you like to experience something extremely different? Unique? If so, I feel like you should bring Quiet Life‘s brilliant album Wild Pack on a journey with you.

The record starts with this beautiful, relaxing, bluesy track “Record Time” and goes from being a coherent piece, to making you all emotional and sentimental. It is likely to bring into your life the feeling of a carefree joy, represented by a really lively sounds of “San Luis Obispo”, and when it will be moving towards the end, you’ll start to realise that, actually, everything sounds better accompanied by a harmonica.

However, my absolutely favourite track from Wild Pack just needs to be “Come On, Come Back”, no. 5 from the CD, where amazingly clear yet complicated and rich vocals stand out, and hit you right in the face with its splendid sound.

Listen on Spotify or buy the album via iTunes, and go see them on their 2014 summer tour!