You have surely come across this trio’s smashing hit Nightcall or recognized them from Hannah Reid’s brooding and eatheral vocals. The humble trio opened for Coldplay during the SXSW iTunes Festival back in April and have been gaining critical-acclaim for the past year. I’ve linked some of my favorite of theirs below.
If you really like them, you’ll get the chance to see them play live on September 20th in BIEL. I’ll surely be there!
James Bay, a young singer-songwriter, hasn’t officially launched an album yet. However, his two EPs ‘The Dark Side of the Morning’ and ‘Let it Go’ are growing a steady following. His smooth & tender voice, raw & expressive lyrics and minimal sound come together so magically.
Can’t get enough of this guy..give him a listen
This teenage singer-songwriter is insanely talented. The Blackpool native’s voice is so raw and powerful for someone so young. I’ve linked my favorite tracks below but really I haven’t come across a song I didn’t like. Her genuine and ethereal sound stems having found a voice she didn’t know she had. Do give her a listen, in my opinion, she is onto something great.
Let me know what you think:
The Irish singer-songwriter released his debut album titled Early in the Morning in February 2010. He is a self-taught singer, who learned how to hit the proper notes sitting at a piano. McMorrow developed his album really slow, generating and experimenting with ideas for 6 months while living in isolation. His sound could be categorized as indie/folk and he really reminds me of Bon Iver ( both similar in the way they wrote their albums, no studio engineering, just their vocals and instruments). Below are my favorites of his
K’naan, a Somali-Canadian artist & philanthropist, rose to fame when his song ‘Waving Flag’ was chosen as the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2012 FIFA world cup. Considering the fact that the young artist learned English on his own; His lyrics and voice are burdened by the struggles of the Somali crisis, carrying the message through his conscious rapping and protest poetry.
This post is in honor of World Refugee Day which took place on June 20th.
Contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to see how, with simple steps, you too can help refugees from all around the world.
A fusion between being an indie pop/alternative rock band, Bastille has been gaining a substantial following only two years after their formation. Their hook-filled songs and English lyrics make for really addictive songs. Listen below:
If you liked Gangsta, check these two out as well.