Happy Fantastic Five Songs Friday, the First Friday of April, full of some Fabulous Musical Gems in this edition of My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. Let’s start off with a Cool New Track from New Order’s Remix EP, shall we? Then on to a new discovery of mine, with Snowmine’s “Let Me In” – a Song I stumbled on yesterday, and have been Pressing Play quite a bit ever since. Karen Elson (pictured above) has a New Album out today and this Track is a Stunner. It reminded me of the Dum Dum Girls, so I had to spin a Track of theirs next. Then on to a song from the Chromatics that is featured on the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why – which takes us to the end of this Friday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. I’d Love to hear what you are listening to today. Drop a line below in the comments and share what your Top 5 is right now.
You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify or YouTube link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to both playlists each day, so they expand as the week unfolds.
My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day:
1. “The Game” (Mark Reeder Spielt Mit Version) :: New Order
“In this empty space,
in which we live,
we will not bend,
we will not give.
We’re waging war,
while raising kids.”
This New EP by New Order is Epic. Every song is a Must-Hear. I will be writing more about the EP in my New Release Post, but for now let’s have a listen to Track 2. This hits with a lyrical impact while being so beautifully mixed and arranged. I can’t wait to see them play later this month.
2. “Let Me In” ::Snowmine
“If you could,
you keep it together,
for a moment in time,
Then you’d see that I’d be,
your excuse for a lover,
your own mountain to climb.
You would see.”
Not a new song, but new to me. Sometimes I pick a song on YouTube, or Pandora, and just let it play from there. Yesterday I started with a Track from Cigarettes After Sex and I let it run from there. This song came on after about an hour in and it stopped me from a project I was working on, grabbing my attention. I Pressed Play again, and again, and again. I love when Music does that to me.
“Why am I waiting?
Why am I waiting now?
Waiting for the stars to fall.
Waiting for my bridges to burn.”
This Track is my Favorite from the New Album, but it’s not available on YouTube yet (if embedded link does not work click on the name of the song/artist above). Check in later today for more about Karen’s New Album, Double Roses, it is definitely one of the Top 5 New Releases of the day. First listen – Stevie Nicks meets Dum Dum Girls, and then some.
4. “Coming Down” :: Dum Dum Girls
“I take as much as I can get.
I don’t take any regret.”
My first thought when spinning Karen Elson’s Track above was that it reminded me of the Dum Dum Girls, so naturally I had to go seek out one of their songs. This is one of their Best Songs – definitely one of my Favorites.
5. “Into the Black” :: Chromatics
Rock and Roll is here to stay.
It’s better to burn out,
than to fade away.”
I don’t know if you’ve checked out Netflix’s new original series, 13 Reasons Why, but if you have one of the things you may have noticed is the Brilliant Music choices they’ve made within the show. In another life I would have the job of putting together Music for shows and films, a day job of playlists sounds like a dream – doesn’t it?