What I loved this week: a Stumptown song, a ballad about missing Glasgow, and of course, Pink Floyd.
This week’s episode of Stumptown (great show by the way: far better than it has any business being from the premise and trailers), ended on a song that immediately caught my attention, which turned out to be this GORGEOUS, instantly gripping 60’s ballad from The Animals:
“If you ever change your mind
About leavin’, leavin’ me behind
Oh, oh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin’
Bring it on home to me, oh yeah”
And salt will find the faithless soul
and endless waters welcome cold
and safe and sound
and safe and sound
worn and weary of your home
If you don’t yet know and love Glen Hansard (formerly of The Swell Season, formerly of the Academy Award-winning film Once), you don’t know what’s up. Gorgeous look at his next album releasing September 18th.
The Blue Dress, Ken Howard
- UST as my fingers on these keys
- Make music, so the self-same sounds
- On my spirit make a music, too.
- Music is feeling, then, not sound;
- And thus it is that what I feel,
- Here in this room, desiring you,
- Thinking of your blue-shadowed silk,
- Is music.
-from Peter Quince at the Clavier, Wallace Stevens
This is so gorgeous I had to post. Exclusive stream from EW of the latest single off NEEDTOBREATHE’s 2014 album, Rivers in the Wasteland. Featuring Gavin DeGraw (who doesn’t appear on the album version of the song), this is a musical match made in vocal heaven, all richness and depth of chorus and with NEEDTOBREATHE’s trademark far-reaching, catchy melodies. (Lyrics may not be exact as I wrote them myself)
Lyrics under the cut
My friend Arkae Tuazon, better known as Kajo, has released a music video for the first single off his upcoming album, a summery, shimmering beat about inspiration and hope.
If I fall short are you okay with that