So every Wednesday you will now see a Sweet Five! What’s a Sweet Five you may ask? Well I’ll drop you five sweet songs that you should listen to once a week, that will help you get over your hump-day and set sail towards the ever-nearing weekend! Ready? Okay!
Frank Ocean – Sweet Life
So I pretty much named this piece after this song. Frank Ocean can pretty much do no wrong right now – and with the release of “Channel Orange” came floods of positive reviews and the world had it on repeat. This song brings all the joy out in the album. Feeling down? This is an ultimate mood changer, and will be stuck in your head all day. “The best song wasn’t the single” is very true.
Bravestation – Tides Of The Summit
The opening track of their album “Giants and Dreamers” and a title very fitting for this album. This song reflects a new-wave style that is simply sweet. I can only describe this song as a backing track to your dreams. If you find yourself swaying your head in a day dream at work, embrace it. This song will put a smile on your face.
The Wyld – Revolution
This song has already been featured on this blog, but as the proud Kiwi I am I shall rep what we are pumping out right now. If you like hip hop and a slice of indie – I can’t think of anyone that is currently blending it up better. Their debut album “Preface” is still new, and is the sort of album you can play at any time. If you wonder what is so good about this song and can’t actually put you’re finger on it, don’t worry. Neither can I, but it’s a track that needs to be heard.
Anchor & Braille – Hymn For Her
Ever since the Anchor & Braille debut album “Felt” released in 2009, I’ve been anxiously waiting for a follow up album. “The Quiet Life” released at the end of July and is a fine, fine album and this track is oh so sweet. When I first heard it, the mix of angelic vocals and with the powerful piano made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It’s a song that could bring you to tears and make you smile at the same time. If you’re wondering why he sounds familiar – this is the side project of Anberlin’s Stephen Christian.
The Lighthouse And The Whaler – The Stars And The Trees
We all need some acoustic guitars and deep lyrics. Hum along, and tap your foot. Move your keyboard out of the way and get some air-piano playing down! “My oh my oh my, what a wonder” is a beautiful way to let your day get better. This up-tempo track gives me a sunny day when it rains. Mark your calendar for Sept. 18 because their second album “This Is An Adventure” releases!