#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 checkAugust's reviewfor more music.
Fall season is here! This month, our artists will take us all over the world through the multiple feelings their songs evoke. Let's have a listen, with a word from the artists themselves. 🎧
Tidal Wave – Sunbleached
Tomorrow is the last goodbye And if you recall This is where we met
In the space between it all I can't look to you But now I can see what I have done
When all of the letters burn After all of the ashes fall When will we see each other When all the pictures are Sunbleached
We start with a mellow Art Rock track from Toronto, CA. Truly atmospheric, the song will make you look for those old photos you may still have:
"I remembered looking at my old books on a shelf that had lost their colour. Realizing that it was years of them sitting in the sun it made me think of an image of a photo of two people left on a wall. A lot of my lyrics are post apocalyptic and that’s kind of where the thought of due to a huge event things would be left behind to be exposed to the elements later to be found by potentially those people again.
The idea I had in my head was of a couple that broke up only to find a weathered photo again wondering if they’d ever see each other."
Debo enamorado yo de estar No te puedo dejar de pensar Cada vez que te volteo a ver me haces suspirar Solo llegaste y ya eras tan especial
Oye y nunca vayas a pensar Qué yo te vaya a dejar de amar No te lo imaginas cada día te quiero más Y eso yo te lo voy a demostrar
From nostalgia, let's go now to Puebla, Mexico for an enthusiastic love song that loses steam at the end (for a reason):
"I composed this song many years ago to my ex-girlfriend Mariana. As our relationship began I started composing the song and I finished it when we were braking up. That's why the songs starts with a happy melody and rhythm that reminds the excitement of the beginning of any relation, and it finishes like a ballad, which reminds the sadness of an ending.
At the end, I tried to transform Mariana, the person, to Mariana, the concept of the teenage love."
Why does it feel Like you’re just a dream Slipping so far away from me I can’t seem to escape this All I can do is try to hide
I don’t think you understand me I look into your eyes and you can’t recognize me Will we meet again in another life or Would I just pass you by
From breakup, we now go to San Diego, CA for a Pop Punk track full of heartache. Would you push the button and forget?:
"The song is actually based off the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” 🙂
The idea of erasing someone entirely because the pain of what wasn’t was really the thing that inspired me the most. It’s a heartbreaking thing but something I’m sure everyone wishes they could do sometimes."
We’ve been stuck for so long Just keep going on and on A circular path is trampled down from our mindless running around
Come see the apathetic show Where everyone pretends to be in control The curtain cuts you in two When it’s over there’s only you
From brokenheartedness, let's go now to Gothenburg, Sweden for some Alternative Rock with a different kind of grief. Is there a fix that will let you go? Band member Per answers:
"It’s basically about a time where we just felt like we were stuck as a band, as the first line of the lyrics says.
The song I think started with Henry’s guitar-melody and thought the feeling of that melody captured the state that we were in, so it seemed best to use that to our advantage and actually write about it. Of course I mixed in some of my personal experiences too, but I think in a very broad strokes kinda way, so it’s also very easily relatable for everyone.
Then there’s the thing about depression connected with musicianship, with the “the curtain cuts you into” line, where I at the time felt like the live shows were when I could feel alive, only to start sinking again after the show’s over and the high from the moment has passed.
It’s not as drab as it may sound though, we love music and making music together for the most part, but sometimes you just get frustrated trying to make things work, since the practical parts of life easily can get in the way."
10 days without you in my reach And I slept with someone new for each
Woke the baby and now she's screaming I'm train spotting not daytime dreaming
Got a little devil on my back Cold sweats and panic attacks
Might be nice to be healed and mended But I just want a toxic codependent
Things do not look good for me
From depression, let's end this month's selection with snarky optimism from Melbourne, Australia. Oh me, oh my, I think I'm buried alive 🎶:
"There's a whole other set of lyrics that we used to play it with and had to replace every verse on the day of recording cos they were a bit too... controversial... and lyrically it was extremely obvious who they were about which was great therapy for me but I didn't want to like hurt anyone too much if they heard the song you know.
The chorus I wrote years and years ago and used to be a much slower tempo we would play with a piano accordion. The chorus is about like... I guess sarcastic like hey I'm totally f'd but look at the bright side I'm gonna be a great meal for a bunch of worms.
Then new verses are about I guess just intrusive thoughts you can't get rid of and trying unhealthy ways to do anything to shake them."