This song is elegant, intimate, strong, comforting, personal, and enchanting. I only heard it for the first time on the local Las Vegas user selected music station, Jelli.com here http://www.jelli.com/kyli/.
Also, I found a remixed version of the song, or perhaps the full-length version of the song, in full house music style, with a different video on YouTube, entitled…
Goodwill Feat. Hook N Sling – Take You Higher (Original Mix) Magh Video Edit
I don’t pay much attention to the Grammy’s so I didn’t really find out about Bon Iver until a few months ago. But have since set my alarm clock to play Calgary and Holocene. Really beautiful stuff. And I have a respect for their thoughts and vocalization of the music industry and Grammy’s as well. Justin Vernon, the founding singersongwriter behind Bon Iver, spoke at the Grammy’s and spoke truth to the masses about the massive volume of music, artistic talent, and culture that never gains any attention or recognition from the pop culture and mega entertainment run music industry speakerphones. See the clips here.
– Justin Vernon
– Backstage at Grammy’s
Also here’s my other favorite song by Bon Iver, Calgary.
Ben Folds Five has been in my beautiful song factory book since high school, with their songs like Brick, Army, Song for the Dumped, etc. Apparently they have a new album coming out. The poor economy has a way of taking people out of perfectly good jobs and getting them back into exotic locales like recording studios. But good for us since their music is awesome, often melancholy and deeply emotive, but still awesome!
for KING & COUNTRY is a Christian Rock band originally from Sydney, the two brothers moved with their family of 7 siblings to Nashville, TN. Growing up in a music centered family influenced them greatly and they saw the impact that music can have on people’s lives. Their music is strong and heart driven, bringing with it their message of the hope and salvation of Christ. Also check out their live performance of this song below along with another song of theirs “Proof of Your Love”.
Busted Heart Live
Proof of Your Love
After watching this video a couple times, before I saw that it was slamming up the charts and getting massive views on YouTube. Actually it wasn’t just this song that was going to hit big. It’s Gotye in general. The drums in this track were just too addicting and the music video kept me watching to find out what conclusion would come of the journey of the spider boats. And I found a friend in the environmentalist perspective that we can see our own destruction as a civilization creeping towards us with the knowledge that ‘all that it could have been avoided‘. Gotye’s vocal strengths remind me of emotive tracks from Snow Patrol and even One Republic, but their sound has a much more exciting tripping percussive use of sound. Their melodies and mixtures of percussion excite all my electronic taste buds and make anxious to hear all of Gotye’s songs. Also see the two great tracks below by Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra), and Save Me.
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
Gotye – Save Me
BAM! Swimclub! Feel those groovy indie pop rock tunes. Cleanse your mind and relationship with a casual honest poem showing your girl the reasons why the way she acts around you doesn’t match what she says she wants with your relationship. Sometimes you’ve got to let that girl go, because in this case, she’s a bit confused. There’s a peace in the presence of mind that the words of this song come from. Gently, honestly, tell her you want to be alone for these reasons. I’m so sorry girl but, I can’t believe it’s me, that you want now, that you want now, that you want now.
From musically rich families and with high reaching hearts Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatick have captured Sweden and also the international DJ scene. Rebecca and Fiona’s electronic is progressive and intricate. With an ambiance suitable for two innocent looking Swedish girls and an addictive pumping electro-synth bite, the duo have no problem rocking and charming the socks off the masses. Digg their Swedish dance moves! Check out their video “Turn it Down” above ft Kaskade (or he featured them, whichever), and also two variations of their recent track “Dance” below.
Relax, sit back and let the day unwind, let go of the struggle and enjoy the moment. Lips Songs brings the gentle casio synth into the background of our day like a soft breeze on a cool august evening. The minimalistic and humble pace of this Brooklyn New York solo artist is true easy listening. There’s a slight Corrine Bailey Rae cuteness that is inexorable but pleasant and brings an sweet innocence to the tracks. You could just reach out and pinch the song’s cheeks.
Hear all Lips Songs’ tracks on SoundCloud.
The Shoes is a two man electronic music group from Reims, France. Their debut album crack my bones just came out and is a synthed up electro beat pumper with many tracks that fans of Calvin & Harris would love.