Lifestyle Weekly Spotify Playlist # 15
Weekly Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7dIqIbPP6oab6YzuGDORF8
- Kacy Hill – “Just to Say”
- Jarhead Fertilizer – “Life is a prison”
- Tyler, the creator, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ ign – “WUSYANAME”
- Brain rot – “Excretion of mortality”
It’s a shame that more people haven’t discovered singer and songwriter Kacy Hill. Hill’s discography is chock-full of relevant lyrics and soundscapes that never fail to strike a listener’s sensitive chords. “Just To Say” is a dark, calming track that places the listener in a low-key music club with smoke in the air as Hill shows off her beautiful sung voice.
The brand of death metal that Jarhead Fertilizer brought up is simple and mean. Slow guitar riffs and toxic vocals make “Life is a Prison” ignorant and humiliating in a good, groovy way that gets your head moving.
The magic of spending quality time with that special someone in everyone’s life is perfectly translated into a song with Tyler, “WUSYANAME” from the creator. Recalling the big names in music in love language like Marvin Gaye, “WUSYANAME” shows the evolution of Tyler, The Creator as an artist. One of the best things about this track is YoungBoy’s remarkable verse. So far, YoungBoy’s career has not been out of the ordinary, but Tyler has managed to show YoungBoy’s potential with just one track.
Cerebral Rot has carved out a place for himself in underground death metal with tracks that reek of swamp decay. “Excretion of Mortality” takes this statement to another level as the band has managed to make their instrumentation even more vile and their vocals even more putrid.
- Steve Lacy – “Dark Red”
- MyKey – “Was that something I said”
- Cass McCombs – “Morning Star”
- CASTLEBEAT, Sonia Gadhia – “Telephone”
“Dark Red” is arguably the best song from alternative R&B artist Steve Lacy’s debut EP. The funky baseline throughout the song compliments Lacy’s soulful melody and incredible vocal range.
“Was It Something I Said” by alternative pop-rock artist MyKey, who has over 18 million streams on Spotify, begins with an instrumental intro that turns into lyrics about an eventful relationship. MyKey’s soft vocals and guitar give this song a dark feeling.
The fourth track from Cass McCombs’ seventh album is “Morning Star,” a song filled with quirky lyrics that allow the listener to visualize what McCombs is singing about. The guitar is smooth and McCombs’ relaxing voice slides throughout the song. This song is perfect to listen to on a rainy day.
“Telephone” by alternative independent artist CASTLEBEAT, featuring chamber pop artist Sonia Gadhia, sounds very dreamy. The vocals are light, breathy, and smooth, while the grunge-inspired guitar and instrumental track are a bit heavier.
- Domaine Weston – “Pears”
- Big Thief – “Shark Smile-Edit”
- Brian Fallon – “Vincent”
- Blis.- “Bad weather”
Describing themselves as “your aunt’s favorite boy group,” North Carolina’s Weston Estate went viral with their latest single “Pears”. The song exploded on social media after garnering 1.4 million views after posting a clip of the band’s acoustic performance. The track deserves the attention because it is a breathtaking listening with the harmonious voice of the group and the fluid production.
“Shark Smile-Edit” is a 2017 track by Brooklyn indie rock band Big Thief. The group takes inspiration from folk inspirations on this track with simplistic bouncy drums, warm acoustic rhythm guitar and vocalist Adrianne Lenker’s voice delivered with vibrato and twang. The final chorus of the track is the selling point because it is built with a strong and shimmering lead guitar.
The track “Vincent” is taken from “Local Honey”, the third studio album by New Jersey singer and songwriter Brian Fallon. Fallon, best known for being the frontman of American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, always offers a change of pace with his solo work. This album is no different as “Vincent” is a slow country-folk ballad that takes the point of view of a woman in an abusive relationship who seeks an escape, ultimately killing her attacker.
Atlanta indie rock band Blis. packs a powerful nostalgic punch in his track “Bad Weather”. The intro of the track is strangely reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins’ 1979, with its washed out groove alternating hi-hat and tom drum. chorus with saturated guitar and belted voice.