#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 checkMay's reviewfor more music.
June... what a rocking month it was, with its multiple subgenres representing the fighting spirit within. Let's have a listen, with a word from the artists themselves. 🎧
Carpark – The World Ended in 2012
I can't hide the words I say when I get lost A foreign dream in a language I can't turn off Track my heart, track my life You can see my every move online Please leave me alone
Nothing lasts that long anyway Don't know what we expected Spinning 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round So many things we left neglected
Welcome to the post-2012 world. From London, England, let's begin today's journey listening to an Indie Emo track where the future is (still) unknown. How does it work when everything's broken?
"I think the initial flicker of inspiration came from a book I was reading at the time. Then we started delving in to how the world was 'supposed' to end in 2012.
We actually wrote it before lockdown or any mention of the C word."
Should I be excited Or should I be worried about you instead
We move north to Manchester for a Pop Rock tune that begs to be listened live from the opening bass line to the sing-along chorus:
"The song was written after a night out in Manchester, but includes experiences that we’ve been through. The song is really about how important someone can be to you and you may not realize it until they’re gone"
Our travels around the world wouldn't be complete without a visit to Brisbane, Australia, which offers some angry Alt Rock vibes about the shells we use to hide what we can really be:
"Basically the song is us venting about our frustrations with egotistical/narcissistic ex friends/people in our life. Sadly some people are more than happy to use you up for what you’re good for while simultaneously bringing you down, and sometimes it’s easier to just accept that rather than trying to appease them."
Last stop, Broward County, Florida for a trippy Alternative track about meeting someone you wish you never did, and the need to break loose to keep living your life:
"So I was seeing this girl for a while. She wasn’t the best person when it came to life decisions or making choices but we had a lot of fun together and that kinda made up for the bad decisions she was making. Eventually I had to cut it off because I knew it wasn’t something that was gonna end well and I ended up writing a song about it."