Just shuffling through my phone’s music player, I realized that I like a lot of songs that not everyone has heard of. Most of them could pass as pop songs, but they never went mainstream.
Some of these I got from my Kid as he likes to listen to ‘indie music’. Who knew they aren’t all about rock.
LANDON PIGG – COFFEE SHOP This is a song I’d likely listen to before going to sleep. It’s a very slow love song, but it has a nice tune to it. The words mixed with Landon’s voice, it’s relaxing. Great to listen to while having a cup of coffee inside Starbucks or something.
SNOW PATROL – BERLIN This is a song that doesn’t have any lyrics or words in it. It’s just humming and instruments. But everytime I listen to it, I feel like it’s the soundtrack to a romantic comedy’s climax scenes. The tempo goes up and then falls towards the end. Maybe a tragic story. I don’t really know, but that’s the feeling I get when I listen to this song. It inspires me to write a story actually.
SONDRE LERCHE – 2 WAY MONOLOGUE I’m not really sure if Sondre Lerche is a mainstream or indie artist, all I know is that I’ve never heard of him in any of the radio stations that I listen to. But I really love his songs. This one’s my favorite because I think I sound like him when I sing this song. And I sing this song good.
DUKES OF DAVILLE – CRY BABY This song, I first heard in an episode of Private Practice many years ago. It’s about this girl who makes this guy cry because she likes someone else. Apparently she was a bad girl who makes other commit incest. It’s kinda funny and sad at the same time. I don’t know why, but I really can’t just stop myself from listening to this song.
YOUNG THE GIANT – COUGH SYRUP The Kid recently put this on my player, I honestly did not expect to like this song but I did. It’s a great song. I don’t know but I agree to one of it’s lines. “Life’s to short to even care at all.” I honestly think this song’s about getting high on cough syrup. I think it is. But who cares, it sounds great. And I’m all about music that sounds good in the ears, and this one’s it.
GOTYE – I FEEL BETTER This song is currently my feel-good song. It’s upbeat. It’s about feeling good. And it’s infectious. Don’t let the trumpet opening turn you away. This is a great song. Makes you think of the one who makes you happy, and then you’ll feel better.