I’ve listened to some Major Lazer in the past, but nothing has stuck with me like this track did. It starts with an epic build which culminates in one of the more unexpected drops I ever heard. Personally, I love being surprised, but if you don’t then I suspect this might not really be your cup of tea.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Week 12: Mark Knopfler – Skydiver
If you’d have told me when I started this project that I’d feature a track by Mark Knopfler released in 2015, I would not have believed you, and it goes to show how exciting and surprising music can be. This is one of the more up-tempo tracks on the album. It has great lyrics, delivered by Mr. Knopfler’s great voice, and coupled with music that puts me in a great mood every time I hear it.
This song wasn’t available on Spotify at the time of this post, sorry.
Week 11: Death Cab for Cutie – The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
Having been featured before, it’s not a secret I enjoy the music Death Cab for Cutie puts out. This track, which is taken from their upcoming album Kintsugi, is my favorite so far of the singles that they have released leading up to the new album. Apart from what usually makes a track by Death Cab for Cutie great, such as captivating lyrics and thoughtful instrumentation, this has a few interesting quirks added throughout that I find functions as the cherry on top of an already great track.
Week 10: Seven Lions feat. HALIENE – The End
The track this week is a fantastic collaboration between producer Seven Lions and HALIENE who provides some amazing vocals to a very good electro house backdrop. The track is taken from the EP The Throes Of Winter which has some other really great tracks on it, where The End is one of the the more mellow ones. Apart from the vocals, my favorite aspects of this track is the energy and the drive, something I always look for in this type of music.
Week 9: The Prodigy – Wild Frontier
A day late, I know! Last week was crazy, and in the end I just had no time to get this post written. It was an interesting week, either way, and the track this week has the dubious honor of being selected not because it’s amazing but because it’s not as terrible as what this group has produced in the last 15 years. The Prodigy is one of the best electronic acts of all time, but the last few albums have been big disappointments. This track, however, I did find very enjoyable, and the heavy breakbeat is a big part of that.