Much music was made last year. Much of it was very melodic. This week, you'll hear remarkable melodies. Like Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," and Gotye's "Bronte."
Oh yeh, Gotye, right. Real name: Wouter "Wally" De Backer, he's a remarkable new talent. Born in Belgium, raised in Australia, he sings fresher and writes more creatively than almost anyone these days. I'll play several of Wally's tracks.
Now that Adele has won a bunch of grammies her voice is not a mystery, but what's refreshing about her music to me is that when she sings, she hits her notes--no gliding, tweaking, over-singing.
You'll also hear some singers with Fairfield connections this week, such as: unfairly talented Eli Lieb, and musically diverse Brad Masters.
This week's 2011 mix of tunes includes the range of powerful guitar-based bands Jane's Addiction and 311, insightful songwriter Bright Eyes, interracial mix of sounds TV On The Radio, new wave rapper and Snoop protege Wiz Khalifa (pictured), sweet Danish voice (wa-ay sexier than the testosterone-driven big-voiced women that dominate the American music scene) Oh Land, smooth-sounding Jewel, acoustic stylists The Decembrists, and a surprising collection of covers by Todd Rundgren playing music by some of the artists he produced in the 80s and 90s.
If you miss my show Thursday night at 8:00 pm, be sure to get up Sunday morning and catch it at 8:00 am.
Here's my playlist.