“I (Love Myself)” by Kendrick Lamar

I provided a Kendrick Lamar track I think midway through last year (Poetic Justice). The track I’m providing you today comes from Kendrick’s upcoming album, which is set to be released later this year. I rarely provide hip-hop tracks to the group, due to the nature of the lyrical content, but it is a genre […]

Something from Nothing by Foo Fighters

Something from Nothing by Foo Fighters Dave Grohl starts off this song with a familiar guitar strum, the plucking of his cord can mean only one thing: Foo Fighters are back! You would think by the melodic intro to this song that Dave had gone soft in his sound evolution. By the second chorus you […]

Blue by Beyoncé

“Blue” – I wanted to add a bonus track, simply because I enjoy it and coincidently I heard it this morning on my way into the office. This track is probably the sweetest track on the album. It’s a song dedicated to Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue. It’s a simple song that is highlighted with a simple […]

Twinge by Chevelle

This is the final track on “La Gargola” is a slower, more atmospheric song and it’s a great way to end the album. Very simple yet effective music up front with the slow bass and drums and the slow, swirling guitar. Great track to just close your eyes to and get lost in the music. […]

Shake it off by Taylor Swift

So, I’m dropping a Taylor Swift song that I really can’t get enough of; mainly because I think the video is hilarious and also because this past weekend in Seattle I was around a 7yr old girl who put the song on repeat every time we were in the car, lol. As some of you […]

You + Me by P!NK

Not since “Just give me a reason” from P!NK and F.U.N. has there been such a melodic matching of harmony–this track will melt your heart. I can’t help but really consider the evolution of this artist, Alecia Moore Hart stole the R&B stage early on in her career, her lyrics were classic LA Reid and […]

XO by Beyoncé

“XO” – This track is probably the most synthesized song on her album; it incorporates a strong drum line and you can tell that a lot of the musical components in the song are of the electronic base. The song was written and produced by Beyoncé, Ryan Tedder (from the band One Republic) and The […]

Hey Boy by Goapele

Oh my goodness! Goapele is back! “Hey Boy” has just that something special that his been missing from R&B for a while–funk, soul, love, and of course a voice of a bell. This track will have you tapping your toes by the last beat. Her fun lyrics, demeanor and sound on this track really has […]

Premonitions by Vault

Vaults – “Premonitions” – Sadly, there isn’t a lot of info out on the web about this band. Luckily for me, I just happened to stumble upon them while streaming a radio station. What I have been able to learn is that they are synth-pop trio from London and their lead singer is a female. […]

Help me lose my mind by Disclosure

Not many words are left in my mind once this song is left ringing a warm feeling in my ears. The percussion build up immediately floods my auditory sensors with a fond smile of acceptance. This song I have found on repeat this year–it is the perfect song to ride on Muni to your local […]