Music Monday January 4, 2016

Music Mondays – November 10, 2015

It's once again time for a look at some of the songs that caught my attention this week and again the majority of songs are from an artist that I have not heard of till this week. I always think that introducing yourself to music and artist that might not be in your normal playlist is a good thing that broadens your appeal for culture. It seems that this week I was in a Indie Dance/Indie Pop mood as most of the songs are from British Indie groups.


Shine – Years&Years

This is a trio of guys from London who’s band was formed in part by a shower audition. The trio walked away this year with the BBC Sound of 2015 award after their singles topped the charts in the UK. Zayn Lowe also featured them as one of his Hottest Record of the Day segments. The song “Shine” that I fell in love with is a a very synth pop heavy song that will have your toe tapping. You’ll want to explore some of their other songs once hearing Shine. You also don’t have long to wait before their album “Communion” as it releases on July 10th.

Ego – Tove Stryke 

A contestant on the Swedish version of Pop Idol she placed third and after the show signed a record deal with Sony. She grew up with music in her blood as both of her parents were artist her dad even scoring a Swedish number one hit in the 70’s. Tove was influenced by artist such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and has had numerous top hits since debuting her songs.


“Body Talk” – Foxes

Louisa Rose Allen or known as Foxes has had numerous top 20 hits and also appeared on Zedd’s hit “Clarity” She describes her music as experimental pop with influence such as Björk, and Kate Bush.

“Where Do Hearts Go” – Alexandra Burke

She is a winner of the fifth series of XFactor and stands as one of the most successful winners from the show second only to Leona Lewis. Music has been part of her life since being born as her mother was a band member of the R&B group Soul II Soul who had numerous numerate hits. She has appeared as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance and also returned to the XFactor as a guest judge and mentor.

“Hey You Beautiful” – Olly Murs

A runner up on the popular series singing series X Factor he rose to fame shortly after and was signed to Epic records. He has since released numerous recordings, all of which have been well received by the public. He now appears on the XFactor as a co-presenter.

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