Monday, January 11, 2016

Soul Pop Folk covers and Renegades.

Two days ago I was celebrating my 24th ( :( ) birthday in my friends house. We've decided together to spend that evening playing board games like "Ticket to ride.Europe" which i got from my boyfriend (best in the World) and "Taboo". It was a great fun especially thank to the music that was accompaining us. I asked my friend what was the music that she was playing, and she told me that it was some playlist on youtube with folk-soul songs. She found it, having noticed that it is the kind of music that Hozier made in "Take me to church". As I really loved the whole list I've decided to stay in this atmosphere and I found another playlist, this time soul pop folk one. 
There were a lot of the songs I have already known like "Heartbeats" by Jose Gonzalez.

But the most of them were the covers of the very great songs that I haven't heard for quite a long time. The first one that has really impressed me was "Crazy", Gnarls Barkley's song covered by Ray Lamontagne. His voice reminds me the one of Daniel Mustard, a man who was homeless and became popular thank to his cover of "Creep", which seams to me better than the original version by Radiohead.

The next one that also seamed familiar to me was a song "Here I go again" sung by Audra Mae. I love the voice of that woman, it's so strong, a bit hoarse, just perfect for me. And her performance with that song is in my opinion hypnotizing.

I also really fell for the next song which is "Always on my mind", to me one of the greatest Elvis Presley's love song, right after "Can't help falling in love with you". Cover by Italian young musician, Jack Sovoretti is a very sentimental, calm and delicate version of it, for me just perfect for an evening with candles, wine and a good book, or a boyfriend, alternatively;).

That small music research insures me that there is still so much music to be discovered, so many beautiful songs I haven't heard yet or loads of covers that are sometimes even better than the original versions. Well, music is a fountain of goods. So just for the end, the last song that has just inspired me to share it with you. The one that you could have heard in the radio recently. "Renegades" by X Ambassadors. Another great piece of music. 

I need to say, I really miss making a music, as there is no time for this kind of pleasures and as I fell that all my creativity has been consumed by an essay about the translation techniques in my favourite TV serie...

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