Music is enough for a lifetime…
…but a lifetime is not enough for music.
Composer, pianist and Romantic, Sergei Rachmaninoff. (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943)
So we’re already in the 2nd month of 2012 and it has definitely been a New Year in many ways! One that I’ve noticed is that I’ve discovered a variety of new artists to listen to. I’ve never had a straightforward style that I’ve drifted towards. I tend to find the odd little artist here and there on my travels and then branch out to other acts that have a similar style or range. I enjoy this approach to music as it gives offers a diverse world of musical artists who can
Below are just a sample of the artists that I have found myself drawn to in January:
Chris Young – Tomorrow
I have never been one to listen to country music very much. Last year I got completely obsessed with Lady Antebellum and then just by coincidence I stumbled upon this fine fellow.
‘Tomorrow’ is not my favourite song by Chris, it closely follows another of his songs called ‘She’s Got This Thing About Her’ which is another of his soft, melodic tunes that tells the tale of two people in love. I find his voice to just be incredibly soothing and sultry. Sigh.
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat Kimbra)
This is a relatively old track from Gotye however has only recently been released over in the UK.
I find the concept of the video completely fascinating and mesmerising to watch.
Scars on 45 – Heart’s On Fire
I found this track through a favourite TV show of mine, Grey’s Anatomy. The song featured on the promo video for Season 8 and immediately stuck in my head.
It’s one of those that can help me to get in a good mood, the tone is one of those that I can just walk around absolutely nowhere and get lost in the rhythm to. I am really looking forward to hearing more of their material.
Matt Kearney – Like Ships in the Night
This has to be one of the catchiest songs I have heard all month and I have absolutely no recollection of how I stumbled upon it!
But definitely worth a listen I think!
Jack Johnson – Upside Down
Not exactly a very new artist, in fact Jack’s been around for years but has just been lurking in the shadows! I rediscovered Jack around Christmas as my Uncle owns many of his albums and so I downloaded them and took a listen around the start of the year. It’s safe to say, I’m hooked.
Jack has slowly turned in to my go-to guy. You just can’t resist his cheeky chappy style of music, it gets you moving with ease. Plus, everyone loves a bit of Curious George
So, what do you think? That’s my little collection from January. As I said, a bit of a mix but (in my eyes) brilliant all the same.
Lets see what hidden treasures February may bring!