Posts Tagged ‘sad’

May 9, 2018
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I know I’ve already gushed over how amazing FINNEAS was in a church at SXSW, so let’s just move on to his hauntingly beautiful new single, shall we? The Los Angeles based singer songwriter and actor transfixes us with a transcendental new hymnal named Life Moves On as he exudes exquisite vulnerability and heartfelt ardency. The esteemed rising artist, who’s also the genius behind his sister Billie Eilish’s debut EP “don’t smile at me” (he co-wrote and produced hit songs like “ocean eyes”, “bellyache”, and “watch”) just finished up a run of shows playing with Billie on her sold out world tour. Finneas O’Connell has more than stepped out in the spotlight on his own with his string of heart-wringing ballads. Life Moves On is a melancholic love song, a poignantly moving, earnestly affecting serenade by a gifted artist to watch. Re-visit our previous FINNEAS features, here.

July 21, 2017

I’m utterly torn up by today’s tragic news, and my aching heart sincerely goes out to Chester Bennington’s family, his friends, Linkin Park, and all their many fans around the world. Though I’ve drifted away from Linkin Park these past few years, seminal albums like Meteora and Hybrid Theory will always have a special place in my heart. They were very much a formative force in the development of my music tastes. I obsessed over remix album Reanimation, too. I can’t even begin to fathom how many times I listened to these albums. I have so many memories connected to Linkin Park, whether it was blasting their albums out of my old souped up Civic while hanging out with my BFF, or going to their shows and making new connections with fellow fans, some of whom are my closest friends today. We suffered a great loss today, and I can only hope that Chester is up there in the great big sky, hanging out with his buddy Chris Cornell, finding peace. I was fortunate enough to catch them together at Linkin Park’s touring festival Projekt Revolution back in 2008, and I shall cherish that memory for all eternity. 

It’s only proper that we take a moment to watch the new video for Linkin Park’s Talking To Myself, which happened to come out this morning before the sad news surfaced. The song comes off of Linkin Park’s latest full length, One More Light, which we now know is Chester’s final album. We lost one of the most remarkable voices of the 21st century today. He was a man who brought us together, in life and in death. Linkin Park has been loved by people from all walks of life, and from every corner of the world. Chester’s memory, and his legacy, will live on, bringing us comfort and helping us through our hard times, as it has for so many years. We’ll be singing, or rather… BELLOWING along to In The End, Crawling, and so many other Linkin Park classics in exultant joy, together, forever. Linkin Park’s album One More Light is available, here.

February 14, 2016
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When I was contemplating compiling a best debuts of 2015 list, Viola Beach’s Swings & Waterslides was an obvious must. The wonderfully springing anthem from the English band is such an infectious anthem, it’s no wonder it accrued nearly half a million streams on Soundcloud in just five months. The indie pop outfit returns in the new year with their second single, Boys That Sing, a gleaming jangler drenched in warm rays of sunshine and brimming with endearing charm. The quartet were chosen as one of Annie Mac’s New Names of 2016 and Boys That Sing only serves to add to the up and coming band’s growing clout. The single gets a release on January 22nd via Communion.

UPDATE: In light of today’s tragic news, I’m re-sharing Viola Beach’s Boys That Sing. It’s with a heavy heart this morning that I announce all proceeds from this song, Viola Beach’s second single, will be donated by Communion Records to the band and their manager Craig’s families. Boys That Sing is available on iTunes. The band, including all four members plus their manager, have perished in a car accident in Sweden on their way to Arlanda Airport. Such bright lights extinguished, such burgeoning careers cut down cruelly… RIP, Viola Beach, my thoughts are with your friends and family. I had hoped to see you at SXSW, a rather minuscule detail in such a massive loss. Thank you for the music you’ve given us during your short time here. Your song Swings & Waterslides, was one of the best debut singles of 2015. 

OFFICIAL VID: Priscilla Ahn – Remember How I Broke Your Heart

April 10, 2014

Having a tremendously busy day that left me with little vetting time, but I’ll throw on a few good shares here while I can. Singer songwriter Priscilla Ahn recently released her new album This Is Where We Are, and here’s a video for breathtaking, chill inducing single Remember How I Broke Your Heart. It’s about as melancholic and beautiful as it can get. Sniff.

OFFICIAL VID: Priscilla Ahn – Remember How I Broke Your Heart

April 10, 2014

Having a tremendously busy day that left me with little vetting time, but I’ll throw on a few good shares here while I can. Singer songwriter Priscilla Ahn recently released her new album This Is Where We Are, and here’s a video for breathtaking, chill inducing single Remember How I Broke Your Heart. It’s about as melancholic and beautiful as it can get. Sniff.

Manchester Orchestra – After The Scripture

November 6, 2013

Here’s another treat that I’ve been waiting to share with you. Georgian indie rock band Manchester Orchestra reach glorious, emotional heights on their contribution to the impressive soundtrack for the Hollywood film Dallas Buyers Club. The new reverb heavy song is titled After The Scripture, and it’s a raw, mournful, bleak beauty that begs you to stop anything you’re doing and just listen.

Manchester Orchestra – After The Scripture

November 6, 2013

Here’s another treat that I’ve been waiting to share with you. Georgian indie rock band Manchester Orchestra reach glorious, emotional heights on their contribution to the impressive soundtrack for the Hollywood film Dallas Buyers Club. The new reverb heavy song is titled After The Scripture, and it’s a raw, mournful, bleak beauty that begs you to stop anything you’re doing and just listen.

RIP Whitney Houston

February 12, 2012

Gone too soon. Another tragic life ended. Her impact on music will last forever. As always, people don’t realize what they appreciate until it’s lost. Just go listen to all her songs that have affected so many of us over the past decades, regardless of background, ethnicity, roots. This is sad. Her music will transcend it all and live on forever.