Justin Bieber – Purpose

Alright. I’m jumping the bandwagon. But I can’t help it!

So after debating with some friends what’s the best song out of the album, I decided to rank my favorites. Here it is.

Disclaimer: You’ll probably notice that the list is very RnB centered. I like RnB.

No Sense (ft. Travis $cott)

Favorite song out of this whole album. I listen to this in repeat almost everyday. Reason 1, it’s the perfect song to dance to. Reason 2, the dance video to this song is AMAZING (please watch!). Their outfits are so reminiscent of 90s RnB. And Reason 3, it sounds like a Beyonce song.

Mark My Words

Great first track! I love songs that don’t rely too much of instruments. It’s a great acoustic RnB song and it really showcase The Biebs voice. FR, the guy can sing.

Sorry

So fun to dance to. This song automatically puts me in a sunny and happy mood. Another great dance video (thanks to ReQuest Crew, again).

No Pressure (ft. Big Sean)

Love the acoustic background. Didn’t like this song at first but ended up liking it after the first 5 listens.

We Are

Reminds me of a Justin Timberlake song from FutureSex/LoveSounds.

Company

The chorus is really catchy. “Can we… We keep… Keep each other company”

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These aren’t the only songs I like on the album, but they are the ones I go to first.

P.S. Kudos to JBiebs for having all these dancers perform and create his music videos. He’s gets extra cool points for helping smaller artists out! Way to go!

 

 

Bad Self Portraits

It’s been 25 years,  I should be good at something

I first heard of Lake Street Dive Last year on Ask Me Another. Heard them perform  “You Go Down Smooth” and as soon as Rachel Price started singing I was like, “OOOOHHHHH! What’s this!?” But I never followed up and looked the band up. Anyway, over the summer this year, I re-listened to that same episode and remembered to finally look the song up then fast forward the past month where I decided to listen to the album.

Boy oh boy oh boy, I’ve been listening to this non-stop. And now, I’m on a crusade to spread the work of LSD to everybody because frankly, I can’t believe they’re not as well known as they ought to be.

LSD is a quartet of graduates from the New England Conservatory where they first became friends. Honestly, they’re all so lovable. I don’t know them personally but I’ve seen interviews and live performances and they seem like pretty chill people to hang out with. Every year for the past 3 years, they’ve been releasing fun, awesome Halloween videos and this year they did a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody and it is hilarious.

But enough about me fangirling. If you’re into 60’s Rockabilly Soul then definitely give this band a try.

Gateway Songs: “Bad Self Portraits”, “Seventeen”, “Use Me Up”, “You Go Down Smooth”, “Bobby Tanqueray”, “Rental Love”

Sorry, that’s like half of their album.

Here’s videos of them performing live! Just so you can see how awesomely talented these artists are.

Spazzkid

As I said last week, I’ve been listening to a lot of electronica/electropop/mashup type of music. So this week I give more awesome music!

Spazz kid is on Spotify! YEAH! But his latest EP, Promise, is only on SoundCloud.

Fave track from the EP:

Promise – click to listen!

*I can’t find the embed link so you’re going to have to click the link and listen on his SoundCloud page

Truly 

His music has a lot of Japanese influence and it is very apparent in this track. It’s funny because on his SoundCloud he hashtags himself as #kawaii (meaning cute in Japanese) and it fits his music genre very well.

Spazzkid EP, Promise

The EP is definitely one of my favorite EPs so far. He also has other great older tracks:

This track has an awesome laid back beat to it. It’s great!

Oh and one more thing, he’s Filipino! What!?

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/10/angry-reader-of-week-mark-redito.html

Robotaki

Playing this week is all Robotaki!

I’ve been listening to a lot of electronic/pop/mashup/remix music and just a lot of crazy stuff and I stumble upon Robotaki!

He has only has one song on Spotify so I have to listen to his things on SoundCloud (which makes me a little sad). But anyway, he’s awesome. Check him out.

Favorite track: It’s hard to choose so I’ll just go with the first song I heard from him, his remix of Montamarte’s Inside of Me.

Bonus: Another good one is his remix of Miami Horror’s Real Slow

He made that song sound like The Hustle.

Little Joy- With Strangers and Evaporar

I’ve been falling in love with Rodrigo Amarante’s voice especially with the song With Strangers. His voice and singing style in this song reminds me a lot of Julian Casablanca in I’ll Try Anything Once (which is the demo version of You Only Live Once) with their low, very heavily filtered vocals and a tone that sounds heartbroken. Anyway, it’s a beautifully written songs. It has a very familiar sound, almost as if you’ve heard from your childhood. Maybe you have. I don’t really know.

With Strangers by Little Joy

Fun Fact: Little Joy is 1/3 The Strokes! They have The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti.

I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes

*Sorry, I can’t find the original recording in neither Soundcloud or Spotify. So YouTube it is

Another Fun Fact: Haim apparently did a cover of this song.

**BONUS**

Another favorite track off of Little Joy’s self titled album, the very pleasant song Evaporar (it’s in Portuguese). Listen to this while you’re lounging in your backyard on a Sunday afternoon.
 

 

The Way We Touch by WE ARE TWIN

Sorry for the delay. This isn’t a playlist (which is what I told myself I would be posting on here) but if I don’t feature this song now, I’m afraid I won’t be able to feature it ever again.

Anyway, WE ARE TWIN (seriously though, what’s up with the ALL CAPS band names) is a pop-synth duo made out of Nicholas Balachandran and Gabi Christine. Anyway, they recently came out with their 5-song self titled EP. I’ll let the track talk for itself but I will say one thing. Gabi Christine can singgggg!