Welcome to our newest column, Tuning In! Each week, our musical maniacs will take a break from their Spotify playlists and tune into their favorite songs, hidden gems and guilty pleasures of the week. The best part? You can listen to them all right here.
Get your groove on this week with four new music selections: Fyfe, Movement, Autre Ne Veut and James Blake. Don’t worry if you have never heard of these artists, just be prepared to share them all with your friends shortly after you become obsessed with the four songs below.
Paul Dixon, better known as the artist Fyfe, has been blaring through the hallway outside of my door for quite awhile now. Since his days as the man behind the band David’s Lyre (another great artist to check out), it is evident that his sound has matured into the deep, soulful punch-of-awesomeness that is “For You.”
Now stop reading this and dive back into the heaven on Earth that is Fyfe.
Movement’s “Ivory” is not a song to just listen to without tapping your foot a little bit, bobbing your head back and forth or even closing your eyes and listening to the duet between heart and soul that is seducing your eardrums: it is an anthem to your inner spirit animal.
So keep on swaying and don’t be afraid to bust out the extra groovy dancing for this one.
For me, I was completely taken aback when the sound of a frightened elephant snuck into the background of this otherwise smooth masterpiece. After a few replays, however, it really hit me: what better way to express the feelings of anguish and desperation than the screech of an abrasive brass instrument. If I’m really “counting on the idea that you’ll stay,” then my heart is screaming like a herd of African elephants too.
James Blake Litherland, or more commonly known as the artist James Blake, is one soulful man singing like a full choir of angels. Never before have I heard a man hum as beautifully as Mr. Litherland, and I doubt anything will ever get close. Great song, James Blake, and even better job at hiding your goofy last name.
For now, just jam out to this little slice of perfection.
Stay tuned for another playlist of songs next week. Until then, feel free to overplay these ones. I know I already have.