L7- Pretend We’re Dead
This song instantly became stuck in my head after just one listen to it. The lyrics although simple, were very meaningful and straight to the point pulling no punches. My favorite line is “wake up and smell the coffee, or just say no to individuality”. I really love the message and the creative nature of that lyric.
L7 started in 1985 in L.A. The band consists of all female members who became the “poster girls” of grunge music. They have released 6 albums the most recent Slap- Happy being released in 1999. The band reunited with the original line up in 2014 and continues to tour. I would recommend giving the album Bricks Are Heavy a listen.
Make It Back- Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
I was lucky enough to be able to see Joan Jett and The Blackhearts live this year and it was so inspiring to me. This song is one of the ones that instantly stuck out and drew me in. The beginning riff is really catchy and seems to give off an energy to get into the song. The lyrics are easy to relate to and very uplifting. The vocals drive the message of being able to pick yourself up and not give up on your dreams.
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts formed in 1980, the original lineup is different from the current line up. They have released 12 albums starting with the album I Love Rock ‘N Roll in 1981 to their newest album Unvarnished, which was released in 2013. I really liked a lot of the newer music as well as the classics. I would recommend grabbing a copy of Unvarnished.
Star Fucking Hipsters- Only Sleep
This song immediately drew me in with a hypnotic bass and some really catchy riffs. The lyrics are so poetic and beautifully written. I really like the combination of male and female vocals. It adds a new layer and emotion to the lyrics.
Star Fucking Hipsters is from NYC. Many have referred to them as a “punk supergroup” as the members have come from other bands such as Leftover Crack, Ensign, The Ergs! and Casa de Chihuahua. I would recommend checking out their album Until We’re Dead.
Welcome to the first of hopefully many posts of Play, Repeat: My Current Song Obsession.
I am looking forward to sharing some of the music that I love as well as some new music I find along the way!
George Ezra- Budapest
The first time I heard this song I was immediately hooked. There was a catchy melody that just drew me in and that voice was amazing. I was surprised after watching the music video for the first time that such powerful vocals resonated from someone much younger than I thought.
George Ezra is an English singer-songwriter, at only 22 he has the voice of an old soul. This song is something fresh, new and I feel very needed in the music scene today. I would highly recommend checking out his album Wanted On Voyage.