After this, there’s only one Music For Your Monday left, ever. How will you survive Mondays? Same.
Gold Chain- Gosh Pith
Last summer I was bored at work and found Gosh Pith on Soundcloud. The duo from Detroit makes this beautifully sounding music that I love the most because it’s impossible to box it into a single, hyphenated genre. They released the Gold Chain EP earlier this year, and all four songs are worth your time.
Drunk and On A Star- Kevin Morby
To be fair, this entire album is nearly perfect. “Drunk and On A Star” is a current fave, and I fully plan to credit it at the end of my capstone paper for helping me get through 40~ pages on the future of journalism. Singing Saw was released a week ago, and if you haven’t listened to it yet…please do that.
Third Eye- Florence + The Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the gift that keeps on giving. Even though the album will be out for a year in June, Florence has been releasing music videos for each song as chapters in The Odyssey. Starting with “What Kind of Man” last year, we’ve made it to ‘Third Eye,” which is one of my favorites from the album. (But to be fair picking a favorite track from How Big is like choosing a favorite child). The video doesn’t end with the recorded track; it continues with live footage of Florence taking the stage and singing the refrain from the song “I’m the same, I’m the same I’m trying to change.” I want to listen to this forever.
Pt. 2- Kanye West
I had a religious experience over this weekend while listening to this song because of the Imogen Heap sample. It’s really just like nothing else I’ve ever heard! When I downloaded Yeezus, I thought that somehow I got a messed up version of the album because the samples just jumped all over the place and there seemed to be no continuity. TLOP takes that idea to a new level. This record, “Pt. 2” especially, appears to be disjointed, messy, jarring. Songs don’t need to go verse chorus verse bridge verse! Sample Imogen Heap in a Kanye song! It’s 2016, why are we still listening to what people say we can and cannot do?
Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind- Modern Baseball
It’s an emo/indie song written as a pop song in the way that it has been stuck in my head since I first heard it a month or so again. But it’s sad, literally the first line is “did you ever love me?” Looking forward the most to this album on May 13. Also notice that Jake is wearing a Pinegrove shirt. I love everything about this.