#MusicMonday Review - March 2020

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#MusicMonday is 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 check February's review, 2010s: A Decade in Music, or 2019 My Year In Music to see some of the most recent posts.


March marked the start of a very unique situation in the world for all of us, and fortunately, music can help coping with it. Here are some highlights from this month's featured songs, with a few words from the artists themselves:


Fudge. - Hugger-Mugger


n. Disorderly confusion; muddle.
n. Secrecy; concealment.
adj. Disorderly; jumbled.


Our monthly musical journey begins in Leeds, England. From the start, the energy builds, just to let it go, and create that hugger-mugger state of mind. If you play with fire, then you're gonna get burned:


"There was a person that caused a lot of conflict within the band at the time of writing this song, the chorus lyrics are pretty literal."




Déjà Vega - Who We Are


dejavega.jpgKeeping the energy up, we move now to Winsford, Cheshire for a track with a bassline that, from beginning to end, carries us just like its message: self belief, and unity in times of despair.


"The experience of being in a working band and never giving up inspired the track's title. It’s who we are."




Rose Bates - Young God


rosebates.jpgI feel like a young god

I feel like I wanna go back where I came from


Keeping the UK feel, from London we get Miss Rose with a song that came to be from a trip to the US:


"The track was written when I was solo traveling in Nashville and Los Angeles. I'm from London but always wanted to explore the US music scene. I was in Nashville for a music writing camp I was invited to to. Then I went to LA, I'm lucky to have friends in LA I could stay with.

The song was based off of the experiences I had over there and how it felt being there. I'd been to LA before but not on my own without family. I felt really grown up and independent, and I think the song was a celebration of that."




Connor Bvrns & Bonn - ANTHEM (Acoustic)


From Los Angeles, we go north to San Francisco, CA, with the stripped piano version of a pop and EDM track about the uncertainty of love.


I don't know why I'm still in pain, I don't know why
I told you that you could not stay, by my side
Looking for a message in a bottle
But all it does is leaving me hollow
I hear your melody in my head
'Cause love is our anthem




Dreamer Boy - Puppy Dog


And for the last stop this month, our journey takes us all the way to Nashville, TN for a groovy indie pop track about that look everyone wants to get from that special person:


I've been waiting for you to see me like I see you
Staring at you with my puppy dog eyes, floppy ears
While I'm fakin' a smile




Listen to them and much more on the complete Playlist




See you next month!