Alessia Cara – Wild Things

This fun, young, energetic song has a pretty straight forward message. It is about being young making a name for yourself, making your life. Being hip to the beat and dancing to it at the same time. The entire song has a great message and great beat to dance too. Letting people know that it […]

Scientific Study of 17,000 Hit Pop Songs Has Identified the Years to Remember – and the Ones Best Forgotten

There have been many popular songs introduced to the world over the last few decades. A recent scientific study was conducted on 17,000 pop songs in order to find out which pop years were the best to remember and which ones were the best to forget. The first study looked at 1986 when Madonna sang […]

Knock Knock Knock by Spoon

Spoon “Knock Knock Knock” – Back to more drums and acoustic guitar, but with a different flavor on this track.  This follows “Do You” very nicely.  The bass gets some more focus and space at the beginning of this song as well.  This gives the song more of a sinister sound and a completely different […]

Do You by Spoon

Spoon “Do You” – The fourth track jumps right into a quirky “do do do do do” vocal with an acoustic guitar before the rest of the band jumps in.  The music is driven by the acoustic and electric guitar, but there is a lot going on in the background if you listen closely. You […]

Got Love by Tove Lo

“Got Love” is from the “couple” section of the album.  This track is a good example of the solid pop hooks in her songwriting and how parts of the song can get stuck on loops in your head.    The verses do a great job of setting up the buoyant and joyful chorus on this […]

Timebomb by Tove Lo

“Timebomb”– this track is from the “dating” section (actually Tove Lo has officially labeled the three sections as “The Sex”, “The Love” and “The Pain”).  Here again, is a great example of a well-crafted pop song.  The chorus once again is big and bombastic.  I bet Katy Perry would have loved to have got her […]

This Too Shall Pass by OK Go

“This Too Shall Pass” – This song is about realizing that things get better; the main focal point of the lyrics are “let it go, this too shall pass.” The band wanted to express to the listener that you can’t let things weigh you down and eventually badness passes. The lyrics of this song is […]

Mountain by Meatbodies

Meatbodies released their self-titled debut album last month. The band is primarily Chad Ubovich, a guitar guru who has played bass with Ty Segall and guitar for Mikal Cronin. Ubovich plays all the instruments (except for drums) on about half of the songs on the album, and on the other half he’s joined by musicians […]

“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 […]

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 […]