Since our favorite lady Siobhan is off for the week, I am stepping up to bring you the latest and greatest for your Monday Music Must!
You may have never heard of Christina Perri before, but after the June 30th episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” she has exploded into the collective music consciousness. From behind dancers Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick, Perri’s song “Jar of Hearts” reached the ears of many; more than 48,000 downloads of her song on the Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs charts debuted her at No. 28 this week.* Not bad for a Philly girl who isn’t even signed!
Perri’s voice is haunting in the honest hurt that can be felt in the song lyrics. Such an open expression of emotion will hopefully pay off in the future. Good Luck Christina! I’ll be getting your EP when it comes out!
I’ve finally had a chance to do a blog on the grandiose sounds of Florence + the Machine!
Florence + the Machine is fronted by a head strong and completely unconventional Florence Welch. With her wild costumes and funky hair I consider Florence the indie/folk version of Karen O.
Florence + the Machine’s musical magic spawns from the layering of various sounds and instruments in experimental ways. Echoing beats made on large drums (or the walls of the studio that Florence actually beats herself for the recordings) are paired with the haunting tone of Florence’s voice resonating through space to make powerful music, which I’ve become enamored with.
Within the chaos of Florence’s music videos you can get a glimpse of her mighty presence and really feel her musical passion through her lyrics. Watch and enjoy….
You’ve Got the Love
Dog Days Are Over
I hopped on my bike today and rode to work with my iPhone on shuffle. Since the whole shuffle phenomenon came into my life I have become consistently attachment to some type of music playing device (be it an ipod or an iphone) I have found new music every day that I already have!
Kings of Convenience are an indie duo made up of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe from Bergen, Norway.
Here is the nerve calming and emotion sensitive song with its pretty video to go along.