I’m on vacation this week. This has involved a good amount of hiking, reading murder mysteries, reading nonfiction (Elephant in the Brain), good meals, and most importantly a lot of great time with my wife.
I haven’t posted about music in awhile, so see below for some music that I really like, and you might like too.
Angues and Julia Stone Chateau
Currently in the lead for my song personal song of the summer. Young love, wonderlust, and alternating male / female vocals – what more do you want for a summertime jam?
Loyal Light Up For You
Wonderful summertime beats and a gentle refrain.
Arizona – Cross My Mind
If you’re noticing a theme here you’re correct: I think I’ve somehow gotten into what the kids call “tropical house” or something like that. Who would have thought that at age 38 my tastes would take a turn toward low key, electric, pop music?
Valerie June – Astral Plane
Like the best of Dylan, Valerie June’s most amazing songs inspire complex emotions through seemingly “simple” music.
Tom Odell – Another Love
Mondo Cozmo – Thunder
Sometimes songs just keep on walking up to the line of being too cheesy but then keep stepping back from the line in time to be saved – this is one of those songs.
Transviolet – Girls Your Age
Coming of age song of sorts – haunting voice and beat.
Alex the Astronaut – Not Worth Hiding
Young Australian singer writes about coming out. I found it moving.
Mt. Joy – Silver Lining
This is the kind of music I loved in my mid-20s. Still have much love for it!
LP – Lost on You
A little rock and roll with alternating meanings of the song title woven throughout the song? Yes!
Ella Vos – White Noise
This version is good but might be slow for some, so check out the faster remix version too.