Thursday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are a blend of old and new. There is a feeling of hope in all of the songs wrapped up in a melancholic sensibility that works well together. All 5 of these songs I cannot get enough of today. As I press play and listen I like to imagine the 5 artists/bands playing together at a mini-festival. Somewhere outdoors. Somewhere by the water. I would definitely stick around to hear and see them all.
Song 2 is the opening track from my favorite Paul Weller album, Wild Wood. “Sunflower” has an infectious energy to it, but there is an undercurrent of loss and sadness that is hard to ignore. I love the power of it – in the guitars, in the vocals, in the chorus especially. It has been part of a Top 5 before but was well-deserving of a repeat visit. Next up is a song I’ve been obsessing over for a few months time. Angel Olsen’s “Shut Up Kiss Me” has a boldness to it that is empowering, and a raw humanness that feels believable and real, and possible. Land Of Talk’s “Some Are Lakes” is a new discovery via Spotify. I’ve been digging it today big time and had to include it in today’s 5. An old favorite, “Life in a Northern Town” is up next. This song is so dreamy, so beautiful. I never grow tired of hearing it. “Every Day I Write the Book” by Elvis Costello is the last track for today. This one I turned on earlier to remind myself that I need to get back to working on my novel. Every. Day.
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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – 9/7/17
1. “Sunflower” By Paul Weller
“I don’t care how long this lasts.
We have no future,
we have no past.”
2. “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olsen
hold me tight.”
3. “Some Are Lakes” by Land Of Talk
“I’ll love you,
like I love you,
then I’ll die.”
4. “Life In A Northern Town” by The Dream Academy
“They sat on the stoney ground,
and he took out a cigarette out,
and everyone else,
came down to listen.”
5. “Every Day I Write the Book” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
“Chapter One: we didn’t really get along.
Chapter Two: I think I fell in love with you.
You said you’d stand by me in the middle of Chapter Three,
but you were up to your old tricks in Chapters Four,
Five, and Six.”
I hope you enjoy Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Paul Weller, Angel Olsen, Land Of Talk, The Dream Academy, and Elvis Costello And The Attractions.
Be sure to Tune in tomorrow for the next round of Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.