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Starting off a new week, means new music to spice it up! Waking up to sun shine peeking through my blinds makes waking up in the morning that much easier and puts me in a great mood to start my day. The artist that has been on repeat to start is Flume. This Australian DJ has had my heart since his debut self-titled album back in 2012. Flume is known for his dance music and has taken off with his newest album Skin that was released last year. The single, “Never Be Like You” was blasted all over the radio and it was clear that he had come back better than ever. While his original album features classics such as, “Holdin’ On” and, “Sleepless”, Flume’s new sound continues to hold the same wonky beats, but with a smooth undertone of rhythm and lyrics. This new album gave him a chance to work with bigger artists and collaborate with other genres to create something new. Ranging from rap artist, Vic Mensa to Australian singer, Kai, his work flows effortlessly between each song. I personally own, “Skin” on vinyl and at first was unsure if I would like it as much as some other records I have, but it enhanced his sound. The album cover he has was art from an Australian artist named Johnathon Zawada. Both artists share a lot for art in both music and visual. They’ve worked together to create an art filled show and have publicly shared their opinions on encouraging young artists to follow their dreams and keep performing. I’ve tried to narrow down what song...

Gimme All Your Love

While Alabama Shakes is known for their unique sound, and my favorite song of theirs is a much slower song, they do have others that more accurately represent the southern rock vibe they claim to have. In their song, Gimme All Your Love, off their more recent album, you hear much more of their guitar and drum sound come through. The song sings about putting work into a relationship and giving it your all. It’s still very mellow and the lyrics seem to float in between the guitar solos giving you a chance to appreciate both aspects of their sound. With a band as unique as, Alabama Shakes, their sound isn’t something that can really be played on KISS FM’s top 100 or anything like that. The look that they give both through their sound and stage presence isn’t anything like other traditional bands either. Their hipster-esque look belongs on a vinyl, played softly in the room as you read a book on a cold day. Their success as a band can be seen throughout the both Grammy nominated albums they’ve produced in just a short 4 years of entering the spotlight. The Sound & Color album was not only nominated, but won for the Best Alternative Music Album the year it came out. I love following this group of individuals and can’t wait to hear what new music they are going to produce. Gimme All Your...

Alabama Shakes up my week

Alabama Shakes is the name of the band I’ve been listening to this week. Their sound can be compared to bands like, The Black Keys. The genres they are categorized as are, soul music, blues rock, and southern rock. Their sound consists of both male and female vocals. I find their music to be very soothing. Especially with the weather this week being a little gloomy, it’s the perfect sound to just listen to inside with a warm drink and relax. Specific songs that I really like from them include, Don’t Wanna Fight, Always Alright, and Sound & Color. Sound & Color is a personal favorite of mine. It’s a much slower paced song compared to their others. I watched the music video for the song and was able to learn a new meaning to the song. Brittany Howard, one of the main vocals for the group, wrote the song and explained how she pictured and astronaut waking up from a deep sleep and being in a new world. He experiences flash backs trying to understand where he is. This explains the title of the song being, Sound & Color, as he experienced that while trying to make sense of this new life. I think that is something that can be applied to a lot of people that have to go through a not so easy transition in life. Whether it be dealing with a death, or moving. You experience a new world and look back on the life you had before with different sounds and color. The song itself is about 3 minutes long, but I constantly finding...