Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? Are you ready to turn up Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions? After the stress-filled week I’ve had I know I’m ready for both. So, without any delay, let’s give these 5 Songs a spin.
Song 1 is “Sadboy” by Wolf Alice. Wolf Alice is a new Favorite of mine. I’m sad to have missed them when they played recently. I’m hoping for another chance soon. Joff Oddie said about the Song “Sadboy”:
“Sadboy” was one of the latest additions to the record. Stemming from a bizarre kind of electronic Brian Jonestown Massacre demo that Ellie had created with de-tuned acoustic guitars and multiple character vocals we set about creating a live “Wolf Alice” version in our rehearsal space. The main body (or first half) was conceived fairly quickly but the later half had a few different incarnations from an instrumental version to a feature artist spot. It wasn’t until some time later when we were in a preproduction studio in LA and we were banging our heads together trying to work out what happens in that particular section when Ellie said to give her playback of the track and a microphone and she would ad-lib something. In classic Ellie form she found a part that was both musically, lyrically and contextually perfect for the section within her first two takes and had all us lads jumping around the control room setting off our airhorn apps.
from Consequence of Sound.
Next up is “This is the Last Time” by Stars. I’ve been a Stars Fan for some time now but was rather unfamiliar with their 2014 Album, No One Is Lost. It is their seventh Studio Release and is full of recurring themes of mortality and loss were inspired the cancer diagnosis of longtime manager Eoin O’Leary during the writing process. I’ve been feeling the Album lately, especially played during long commutes in my car.
Track 3 is Mercury Rev’s “Something for Joey”. I always forget how much I enjoy Mercury Rev until I stumble upon them and near immediately I’m reminded. “I’m On Standby” by Grandaddy is Song 4, and then last but not least, one of my Favorite Bear’s Den Songs, “Sophie”.
I hope you are enjoying your Friday, and that this weekend is full of good things for you. Cheers to your own Music Obsessions. I hope they are making you smile and sing-a-long. I’d love to hear what you think of Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions down in the comments, and please share what is Musically Obsessing you, too.
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – March 2, 2018
1. “Sadboy” by Wolf Alice
2. “This Is the Last Time” by Stars
3. “Something for Joey” by Mercury Rev
4. “I’m On Standby” by Grandaddy
5. “Sophie” by Bear’s Den
I hope you enjoy Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. Turn it Up Loud and get ready for the Weekend.