Dan Smith has come a long way since making videos in his backyard while banging on a washing machine. Now transitioning from his unique “talk rap” style to now a full-fledged rock band while still having the passion and deep lyrics you come to expect from him. This is the most excited I’ve been about this project yet.
I’m such a sucker for single take shots and the music video for HAIM’s excellent new single is a great one. A video that embodies all of what HAIM is as the trio struts down an empty LA street. I will definitely be copying these moves whenever I listen to this song from now on.
Alex Cameron is a singer you would expect to find in Las Vegas in an old casino off of the strip playing to a handful of people because he refused to Jump the Shark. And this is exactly the scene that is portrayed in his latest music video for the single off his soon to be released record Forced Witness.
Ever since discovering Cameron sometime last year. I have been enamored with his timeless voice and character that blur the line of reality and the 4th wall. That doesn’t change here with the fantastic line “So I live with a deep regret, Of all I do on the internet”. With support from the likes of Brandon Flowers and Angel Olsen who the latter provides backing vocals on the album. The character of Alex Cameron is set for a breakout that he and we deserve
After finish playing the Last of Us Remastered I was long overdue to play the Left Behind DLC that I missed playing when it was available on the PS3. Thankfully though I was able to avoid spoilers because what an experience it was. Even though it was a shorter story it was just as impactful as the original game if not more. The story both gave some great back story and filled in a plot from the main game perfectly. The part I was most impressed about in Left Behind though was the increased ways that were implemented to advance through the game without directly killing both the infected or the bandits. For example I discovered a way of backtracking after the electrocuted water section and baiting the infected into going into the water. I’m curious if anyone has been able to take out the whole group this way.
I don’t keep up with music videos nearly as much as I should but when I come across one that has affected me as much as this one I had to share it. Staring Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame adopting a dog and then showing it’s slow decline in health. It’s a emotional tale as these events mirror the lyrics about the lead singers late chameleon. RIP Norman.
Ever since the election and more recently the inauguration many bands have released music and donated music to various causes. Though no artist has been more relatable and an inspiration to me then Hip Hatchet and his latest set of politically charged songs. From the first lines he is not happy about how things have turned out but isn’t going to just sit back
I never knew how tight my fists could ball up
I never knew how hard i could cry
On the closing song he realizes that he has been playing shows to the people that he may be disagreeing but as he performs to them he discovers they aren’t much different from him and just as unhappy about things.
Tired of being broke
both in spirit and wealth
Sandwiched between both of these tracks is the true standout “Burden of an Empath” which turns out to be the most positive on the EP. Expressing the importance of rising up as the result will be only the only thing left in the end.
It’s the songs that we song
the poems we read
It’s the fight we put up
and the love we tried to spread
Listen to the tracks below, it’s the most important music released yet this year.