My Best Friend by Kevin D. Woodall
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Seigar, the photographer, is back.
Today, I’m bringing you a fantastic track “The Deconstruction”. It talks about endings and new beginnings. In order to start again, things need to be broken first. Lost and death have always been common themes in the lyrics of this group.
Destruction brings newness. When I shared this song with DJ Nebras (Tenerife), he told me “this is pure 90s survival”. The band was formed in California in 1995, and Mark Oliver Everett (54 years old) has been its leader and mentor during all these years.
The sounds of the acoustic guitar and strings are delicious, and the R&B rhythm is both confidential and experimental. The group really achieved beauty with this song. This is their first release in nearly 4 years and what is going to be their 12th studio album. These are the words from the leader of the band about this record:
“The world is a mess. This is just music. Music by someone who tends to believe that change starts in your own backyard. I’m just optimistic enough to believe that kind of thing can still help people”.
Critics and people are enjoying this song. Long live Eels.
(Song recommendation by Seigar)
This entire album is so rich with gorgeous sound; it feels like the most beautiful psychedelic experience, full of ocean waves and merry go rounds and fields of pink and orange wildflowers.
I feel connected to Melody, somehow, through these songs. Her lyrics speak to me, and they take me back to a very specific era in my life. It was a strange and painful time, but these songs help me look at it differently, to appreciate it for the lessons I learned, and how it helped shape who I am.
(Song recommendation by Samantha Lamph/Len)
It will instantly become night when you listen to “Gwan” by Rostam. So be ready for a dream mood. I recommend listening with headphones.
Profound and dizzying string arrangements move you through the rooms of a confession. Hope intact. Rostam entered my life late last summer, mid-swim. What is this? And the answer changes even after listening to it thousands of times.
It’s a love song, dark song, dream song.
You really still awake?
Why can’t you go to sleep like everybody else?
Rostam Batmanglij broke away from Vampire Weekend to become his own lead vocalist. Half-Light is a dreamy, sincere, and complex work of mood and musical arrangements. His voice is a lake or a mountain and is driven by intuitive lyrics.
But all of these dreams
Keep coming back to me slowly, slowly
And sometimes I laugh
When I think about how you know me
We have arrived at the end of the dream. You’re awake now.
Are you ready
Are you ready
(Song recommendation by Katherine Osborne)