Chance the Rapper – Everybody’s Something [2013]

 

What’s good good?
And what’s good evil?
And what’s good, gangstas?
And what’s good, people?
And why’s God’s phone die every time that I call on Him?
If his son had a Twitter wonder if I would follow him
Swallow them synonyms like cinnamon Cinnabon
Keep all them sentiments down to a minimum

 

Chicago’s been producing some great hip hop lately and here comes Chance the Rapper, who I first became familiar with through the now-defunct (so sad, but yeah…) Kids These Days‘ 2012 project Traphouse Rock. I’m a fan of the off-kilter flow (i.e., Danny Brown) and unconventional voice (whatever that means). It just seems refreshing to me compared to what I’d hear on the radio!

Everybody’s somebody’s everythaaaang!

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The Electric Swing Circus – The Penniless Optimist

I met a new friend yesterday who told me about this band. She described their sound to me as French electro-swing pop…or something like that. To be honest, when I heard that I was like… That’s gonna be freakin’ weird. I ain’t gon’ like that! Still, I peeped their beats, and they turned out to be pretty cool!

The song I posted seems to be their most popular one at the mo’, but it’s also my favorite of the songs I’ve heard so far. They sing/speak in English, so not to worry if you don’t like French! I guess I’d describe this particular song as… electro-swing pop!

Check it and try to fight the urge dance!

Music Video: Bastille – Pompeii [2013]

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?

I was perusing through random songs today at work and discovered this band on YouTube. The music video alraedy has over 31 million views since January, yet I have never heard this band nor the song!

I enjoy this acoustic version, too!

 

John Mayer – Wildfire (Lyric Video)

You and me been catchin’ on like wildfire…

Heavier Things is one of my most favorite albums released since the turn of this millennium. Each time I discover there’s new John Mayer material, I go spastic! Okay I’m exaggerating but man, I love his music and the transformation of this sound over the past decade.

His new album Paradise Valley will be released on August 20.