OSKA – “Lousy t-shirt”
-I liked this track from the very opening, but the harmonies on the chorus absolutely won my heart. The overall groove is nice, keeping the track moving with a contemporary and snappy energy. The lead vocal is really well done. The energy on the chorus, though, impresses me every time around. The production quality on this track is really quite impressive; I don’t know what makes it so good, but it just feels right from start finish. This is “pop singer songwriter” done right.
Brandon Jenner – “Life for Two”
-Fair warning – grab a tissue before you click play on this track. The lyrics in this song will quickly remind you of your temporality. It’s about as sad as a song can be. I don’t know the full story behind it, but it’s about being an angel for your child after you die. It’s really… *deep breath* yeah. The solo acoustic guitar is perfect for this message. The lyrics are transcendent and powerful; the heartfelt presence of mind in these lyrics won’t leave a dry eye in the house. “Why did it have to be this way?” Indeed.
Tom Joshua – “Knock on a hollow” (alt version)
-There’s an easy going acoustic style to this track. If you’re looking for an unconventional songwriter style, give Joshua’s work a chance. Work through the opening and give the chorus a chance where you’ll hear a David Ramirez style theatricality and sincerity in the vocal. It’s definitely more of a slow burn folk-infused rock sound that will appeal to a subset of our readership. It’s hard to find well-done enigmatic and experimental music, so we’re happy to feature this off-the-beaten path track here.
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