The sun is finally shining again, everybody is happy again, Spring is here! In this month of better temperatures I did a lot of new discoveries.
Stripped versions by Nothing But Thieves
On Youtube I came up to stripped versions of this band. Fitst of all, ‘Broken Machine’ is the title track of their latest album. Being broken is the subject in the songs which is strong feeled by the guitar. Another stripped back version is ‘Sorry’, which is a apology for being completing broken and rude to a past lover.These stripped back versions give an authenticity flavour to the songs.
Out of mind – Tove Lo
This song is a flashback to broken love. Besides the slow piano and drum sound, I appreciate this song for the way the lycris is built up. Like looking back, most of the sentences are backwards.
Happy, used to be
Together, you and me
Things die, drift apart
Wait for, a new start
Zombie – Bad Wolves
The band Bad Wolves has made a cover of The Canberries ‘Zombie’. They turned the lycris about war in a 2018 style. Leadsinger of the Cranberries, Doloros, would sing with the band for this cover, but sadly she died three days before the recordings.
After visiting their concert on the 15th of March, I rediscovered some old beauties. The songs I listened most to are ‘Before The Worst’ and ‘Nothing’. I even started to like some new songs of them, mostly ‘No Man is an Island’.
Miserable At Best & The Memory- Mayday Parade
I haven’t listened to MayDay Parade in a long time, but this month I found two good break-up songs of them. What I like while listening to Mayday Parade is their storytelling through a song. ‘Terrible Things’ is the most heartbreaking song from them, and a perfect example of their qualities.
While scrolling through Spotify, I found the cover of ‘Chandelier’ by Kina Grannis. She made the song slow with a guitar, using bass strings, as only instrument. The whole feeling of the song of Sia has changed. Grannis makes a lot covers on YouTube, and this slow peaceful feeling is
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