#MusicMondayis the hashtag I've been using for quite a while to share music recommendations from up-and-coming artists. Always fresh, and always different, trying to look for trends before they become one. You can checkMarch's reviewfor more music.
This month's post is very special, as it only features music submitted by the artists themselves. So put your headphones, take a listen, and read on. 🎧
Bryan Chua - Found
So this is how love’s meant to feel Feel’s like it was made just for me A love that I found that I thought I’d never deserve A love I thought only existed in movie screens
Coming from London, England, we start with a song that proves that inspiration can come from the purest feeling of them all, and may be preserved through the power of music:
"The song is inspired by stories from my own personal relationship! I'd been trying to write a 3/4 time signature love song for the longest time, and Found came together pretty soon after I'd just gotten into a relationship. So a lot of the song and its lyrics are based on this relationship!"
While still in London, and speaking of emotions, this track reminds us that feeling lost can be inspiring too, and music can help us find a way:
"I would say that the situation the world has found itself in was the ultimate situation that inspired us to write this song. We’ve been wanting to create a song which highlights a moment of true clarity from the speaker, where he is evaluating his past and how his life has turned out so far, trying to understand why his life has not gone to plan. We like to explore issues on mental health as we want people to not feel alone if they are going through something like that. And also to make people smile and relate to what we are creating."
Bonus track! We go back to England, to Stoke-on-Trent, for an indie rock hymn about one of the most satisfying times you can have with someone else: just driving and having fun with only a handbrake between us.
"Handbrake is about the car times. When you're old enough to drive but not to drink and you and a girlfriend would spend hours driving around with nowhere to go. Maccies drive through, cigarette stops on a supermarket car park, shuffle on the iPod, just driving and around together because there’s nothing better to do."