Frank Ocean premiered three new songs at a recent concert in Munich and this is one of them - my favourite. I can’t get enough of the incredible pairing of his smooth vocal melodies and the calmly strumming guitar in the background. It’s so simple yet so enchanting and that’s what I love about it.
If this is anything to go by in regards to his current project, which I’m hoping is a near-future LP, it’s going to feel as though I’ve died and gone to heaven once I get my hands on it. A huge and much deserved ‘well done’ to Mr. Ocean - he’s truly a master.
The two other songs can be found here and here. Enjoy!
"Bitch I’m back out my coma" - Kanye West, 2013. Or should I say Yeezus?
I’ve been listening to this album on repeat about three times over and I’m really starting to fall in like with it with the exception of love for a couple of songs. ‘Black Skinhead’ has really caught my attention, so has ‘New Slaves’ which I’d originally heard during Kanye’s globally projected publicity event which can be seen here.
The album is heavily laden with racial politics, anti-consumerism (which makes Kanye a bit of a walking contradiction, no?), and his blatant penchant for words that would horrify Jesus, but not Yeezus.
I feel like this album has some serious potential to steal the spot as my #1 favourite for 2013, especially if I put more effort in to delve deeper into the lyrics and their underlying meanings. I love me some good rap, and this definitely classifies as just that.
October is going to be one hell of a month and my levels of excitement are hardly doing it justice. The Amity Affliction just announced their ‘Brothers in Arms’ tour and I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF. I mean, ahem, one of my all time favourite bands, no big deal. Not at all.
But in all seriousness this has made my day, week, month, year, etc. A big thank you to the universe for it’s giant ‘happy birthday’ month, even though it’s a bit belated, I’m considering this a present because let’s be honest, how could anything get better than that?
P.s. I have tickets to see Bring Me the Horizon in the same month. It just got better and I suggest you join me in these absolute splendours.
So I went to see Northlane play live for the third time on Saturday, and this was by far the best they’ve been. Ever. I’ve been a fan ever since I heard the opening riff to their song ‘Dispossession' which may just be the most memorable intro to be embedded in my mind. Their Singularity tour (and album) has been kicking some serious ass and I'm so far beyond glad I secured some tickets to their sold out Fowler's Live show.
I first saw them on their ‘sorry for missing Parkway’ show in Adelaide, then at Soundwave, which brings us up to date. Their Singularity album is all kinds of awesome and Adrian’s vocals (both clean and unclean) have progressed an incredible amount which makes me feel proud, most of all. I can’t wait to see how their Europe/USA ventures treat them in the near future, but I honestly believe it’ll work some serious magic in their favour. In my opinion, this is just the beginning of their soon-to-be global success.
Oh, Dallas Green - you’ve done it again.
The Hurry and the Harm is beyond the confines of the word ‘amazing’ yet I can’t pinpoint exactly how perfect I think it is because I’m not quite sure the English language allows me to do so. I’ve been listening to it on repeat for quite some time and I still can’t stop myself from wanting to hear his soothing, all-knowing, emotion-driven lyrics. I don’t quite understand how a single person is capable of producing such an incredible work of heart and soul, but I am 100% okay with this and will forever continue to be.
You should do yourself a favour and check out the City and Colour YouTube artist page and do yourself an even bigger favour by buying The Hurry and The Harm (or any of his albums ever). Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Boy & Bear have released their new single ‘Southern Sun’ - the first music seen from the band since their 2011 multi award winning album ‘Moonfire’ which I couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough of.
They’ve drifted further from their indie folk roots that we originally fell in love with and have embraced their inner pop vibes which I’m not so sure of just yet. ‘With Emperor Antarctica’ reeled me in, ‘Moonfire’ fed me a little more Boy & Bear goodness to keep me loyal, but will their second studio album ‘Harlequin Dream’ do the same? I’ll have to wait it out and see.
Check it out on iTunes!