The Book of Love by Gavin James

People say you can’t describe love but this song comes pretty close. The vocals are soulful and James displays amazing range. It is slow and meaningful conveying endless emotion. He sings all about what love means and what the person he loves means to him. His sound is equally if not more amazing live and […]

Wussy

Wussy formed back in 2001 in Cincinnati, OH.  Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker, guitarists, vocalists and lead songwriters for the band formed after Cleaver asked Walker to perform with him at an awards show because his stage fright was hampering him from performing alone.  The band released their 6th album “Attica!” last year, and have […]

Jealous Sun by The Horrors

“Jealous Sun” is a little more trippy than “So Now You Know”, featuring some swirling keyboards that provide some interesting atmosphere throughout the track.  Again, you have a steady beat and prominent bass that helps keep the song moving along through the hazy atmosphere the rest of the instruments are creating.  

So Now You Know by The Horrors

“So Now You Know” features very leisurely verses that morph into more bombastic choruses.  It’s the type of track that could have definitely earned more radio play.  The track also has some nice musical interludes, highlighting the gauzy guitar sound the band uses quite often, along with some prominent bass.    

The Horrors

The Horrors released their 4th album “Luminous” midway through last year, and I’ve been meaning to include them in this email ever since.  The band formed in 2005 in London, released singles and an E.P. over the next few years until their debut album “Strange House” came out in ’07.  The band was more punk […]

Desire by Jessie Ware

“Desire” closes out the album and has some of the more interesting production on the album, right from the start.  There’s very stark and heavy percussion, with a lot of other electronic noise swirling around but still a lot of space for Ware’s vocals to stand out.  The beat is so slow that the song […]

Champagne Kisses by Jessie Ware

Champagne Kisses has some flashier production than some of the other tracks, and also features a falsetto by Ware that isn’t heard very often.  The bass is a little heavier on this track as well, and it has a bigger “poppy” chorus that sticks in your mind.  However, there are still many subtle touches throughout […]

Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe by Jessie Ware

Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe is a slow burner, heavy on the atmosphere.  As you may have guessed, the title of the song is also the chorus.  There are subtle production techniques throughout, and they percolate just under the surface so you have to be paying attention in order to notice them fully.  This track is a good […]