I feel like I haven’t been doing my job on providing some relatively ‘new’ tunes for you, guys, since my ears are practically glued to Mumford and Sons. I know, I’m not over them yet. Haha. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t tried reaching out to other artists, so, with a bit of influence from my friend Len’s “Most Raped Songs” in her playlist, I give you my Top 5 Tunes for the week:
5. Mystery Jets feat. Laura Marling – Young Love
This is why I said relatively new. This song was actually released way back in 2008. Those were the days when I still listen to pop, haha. Still, I think this song is — for the lack of a better term — cute. It’s a feel-good song, something that you’d bop your head to before you step out of your place and start the day. It’s got some catchy lyrics, too:
If I only knew your name i’d go from door to door/
Searching all the crowded streets for the face that I once saw/
If I only knew your name I’d go from door to door
Tell me have you seen the girl/boy I met just once before?
4. Katie Herzig – Hologram
This is another happy-beat song. Katie Herzig released this some time in 2009. Thanks to the awesome people at Grey’s Anatomy, I got to listen to this song. This is actually one of those songs that instantly stood out of that whole list of Season 6’s soundtrack. 🙂
3. Mumford and Sons – Lover of the Light
I will not apologize for putting in something from M&S in this list — although I was about to. I know that I couldn’t possibly name a favorite song from this band since there’s like a whole list of awesome coming from them, but this week, I am particularly seeking for this song. So, yes, this is one of my favorites. I am too in love with the lyrics and the wholeness of it so I’ll stop now.
2. Laura Marling – Devil’s Spoke
I just love how this song makes me feel. Weirdly, it feels a bit liberating — and I love how brave it sounds. I’m actually loving Laura’s album I Speak because I Can better than her Alas, I can Not Swim, because she seems more mature in this album, and I guess the best word that I can use to describe her sound now is bold. It sounds bold, and I can’t help but ooze with girl power pride every time I hear this.
1. Johnny Flynn – Tickle Me Pink
I wasn’t really easily attracted to Johnny Flynn’s music. It took me weeks before I finally decided to really listen to him. Back then, the fact that I started listening to M&S and Laura Marling wasn’t enough to get him on the wagon. But earlier this week, I said, what the hey. The next day, Tickle Me Pink was probably the most raped song in my playlist.
As you can see, I’m pretty much keen on the whole Indie Folk scene in West London — although I shouldn’t say that, because M&S find the term ‘scene’ silly. Whatever, all I know is, I should be living in London right now to see these guys live. This just doesn’t happen in Manila.
Or am I about to be surprised?