Rhye – Spirit

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It’s been quite the busy year this 2019, hence now having my first brief moment to share new music. After having started a new job and planning a fast-approaching wedding, new music blog posts have definitely lowered on the priority list. There is more new music from this year that I’ve been holding onto / owe you, but I hope by now you’ve enjoyed their fruit (includes Apparat’s album LP5 and Karen O+Danger Mouse’s collab album Lux Prima, and more. They all deserve their own posts once I get to them).

For tonight, I dedicate it to Rhye’s new album out today, Spirit.

Rhye was one of my favorite MOJAMOJA artists back when his first album Woman came out in 2013. (Mike Milosh is behind Rhye, who had already caught my ear when he previously released music under his surname in 2004.) Rhye’s come a long way since his 2013 release, finding his way into coffee shop speakers in all the major cities. And on this latest album, he’s perfectly collabed with one of my favorite pianists, Olafur Arnalds, and has included more instrumentals than usual. Another short and sweet album with soothing instrumentals and Milosh’s distinct androgynous whispering vocals.

….As it strikes midnight, I lay in bed alone and start thinking about writing my vows, when I happened to put this new album on, connected with its mood, and the lyrics of “Save Me”:

Did you feel that?
I’m over my fear
Hmm, hmm
Are you going to sting
Give me all your cravening
I’ll keep them safe
It’s cold outside
Here, away from the world
Hmm hmm, oh my god
Oohoo, why are you so fade?
Oohoo, why so epic?
I’ve been waiting the saving
In the [?] wayYou’re waiting to save me
I’m waiting to save you
I know you, I know you
You give me that baby
I know you, I know you bad
Oh oh, I’ll give you that babyOoh love so fade
Ooh so epic
I’ve been waiting the saving

You don’t have to
You’re waiting to save me
I’m waiting to save you
You’re waiting to save me
I’m waiting to save you
You’re waiting to save me
I’m waiting to save you
You’re waiting to save me
I’m waiting to save you
You’re waiting to save me

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Nobody Knows (ft. WYNNE) by Autograf

You watch Bandersnatch (Black Mirror film) on Netflix yet? Well, when I heard this song, it took me back to Stefan’s mind in the film. Moody, techy, dark, deep, while still smooth and catchy. Nosediiiivvveeee……

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I don’t know where I belong
No I don’t know
But I’ve been hanging on
For too long
‘Cause no one really knows me, at all
I’ve been spending time
‘Cause time’s on my side
And if I make it home
When our worlds collide
‘Cause no one really knows me, at all

Amber Mark – Love Me Right

Mark my words: this chic is next. Sexy sultry smooth voice, some could say she’s today’s Sade. I know, I know, no one can be like the one and only Sade, but Amber is close, and she’s got her own thing going on! I highly recommend to groove to this woman. And watch out for her rise this year, and next <3

New EP out today, Conexao:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7ETN1PBhrsMl5U96fCCCvn

Fabulous 2017 release, 3:33am:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/0Yo1LADdOR5RZtkilf891i

Lo Moon’s Self Titled Debut Album

Solid. Reminds me of War on Drugs minus the folk, plus Beacon, with more catch. I had the pleasure of checking out the LA band live at the Echoplex a couple years back through mutual friends, to then be more impressed with their first single release “Loveless” in 2016. Now with their debut self-titled album, they have delivered sounds we can continuously play on loop, perfect for both active and passive listening (my favorite kind of albums). Watch Lo Moon shine bright this year, potentially becoming 2018’s best new indie rock band. Looking forward to watching the build for these guys! Way to represent LA. x

Listen to Lo Moon HERE.

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https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5eXawQsp0P0EssDYFYPrUO

ODESZA – Just A Memory (feat. Regina Spektor)

[I hope by now you’ve all checked out ODESZA’s new album that came out Sep. 8, 2017. I personally like their first two albums more. You can hear a bit more catering to the mainstream in this one (but seriously I’m so happy for them and Ninja Tune, huge for them.). There are still some gems in A Moment Apart, like this pretty collab with one of your fave female vocalists in 2002, Regina Spektor.]

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So Thanksgiving weekend is coming to a close. And for most, it’s a weekend of togetherness, with loved ones: friends and family. During the holidays, we sometimes have to deal with relationships that aren’t the healthiest, nor the best they can be. And if you care enough about that relationship, or have no choice but to deal with it because you’re family, there should be a point in which you have to confront the underlying problems; Issues that both sides may have never opened their mind to considering. As you go through this during the holidays, remember this:

There’s already so much hate out there in the world, amidst people in foreign countries, between folks we don’t even know personally with horrible stories that are shoved in our news feeds constantly. For those you keep close in your life, whether you chose them or not, do your best to try and make those relationships the best they can be. Open your mind. Try to see the other side. Don’t be selfish. It takes two to have a healthy relationship. Take the steps, even if they are small, to move in the right direction for both of your souls and personalities. No one is perfect, you’re not perfect, so you should never expect someone else to be. Lessen the hate in this world by starting with those around you….Sending love, xo

I want you back
In the middle of this fight
I never sleep
In the middle of the night
I want you back
In the middle of this fight
Baby come back and fight
Baby come back and fight
With me
 
I don’t do the things I used to do
And I don’t drink the way I used to
All your advice I finally took it
When you’re not around to see me do it

I don’t want us just to be a memory
Baby come back and fight with me
I don’t want us just to be a memory
Baby come back and fight with me…

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – Mercury (Official Video)

been obsessed with this beautiful track from a solid collab crew (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (of The National), Nico Muhly, James McAlister). Felt that this video was fitting after yesterday’s solar events. If you haven’t already, please check out their album Planetarium, released in June 9, 2017.

 

All that I’ve known to be of life
And I am gentle
You ran off with it all
And I am faithful
All that I felt within my arms
And I am weightless
You ran off with it all
And I am speechless
All that I’ve said to get it right
And I am confident
You ran off with it all
And I am steadfast
All that I thought, to be precise
And I am consequence
You ran off with it all
And I am sorry

And I am sorry
All that I’ve known to be at peace
And I am desperate
You ran off with it all
And I am restless
All that I’ve known to be of love
And I am gentle
You ran off with it all
And I am desperate
All that I dream
Where do you run, where do you run to?
And I’m evidence
All that I dream
Where do you run, where do you run to?
And I am faithless
All that I dream
Where do you run, where do you run to?
Now I am messed up
All that I dream
Where do you run, where do you run to?
Carrier, friend
Where do you run?

Lana Del Rey – Summer Bummer ft. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti

It’s never too late
To be who you wanna be
To say what you wanna say
It’s never too late
To leave if you wanna leave
Or to stay if you wanna stay

Hip-hop in the summer
Don’t be a bummer, babe
Be my undercover lover, babe
High tops in the summer
Don’t be a bummer, babe
Be my undercover lover, babe, mmm