Tune of the Tuesday: “Want You Back” – 5 Seconds of Summer

Enjoying the evolution of sound from 5SOS, particularly the addition of keys, which goes a bit more pop than past albums but is still a song you can easily see performed by the band themselves, with instruments live as opposed to singing relegated to a backing instrumental production track.

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Tune of the Tuesday: “Find You” – Nick Jonas

I bought this song off of iTunes not really knowing who the song was by. It was the intro of sparse guitar chords that drew me in. To have the song evolve into a melodic dance rhythm with the guitar tying everything together, it’s a song that is hard to get out of one’s mind once you’ve heard it a few times. Such as it is for me, in any case. I can’t say that I know all the lyrics per se, but I’ve now come to associate those particular guitar chords played at that specific tempo as an introduction to this song.

Throwback Track Thursday: “Companion – Lay Me Down” – Wide Mouth Mason

Weird as it may seem, I’m a fan of music I can not only listen to but also physically own. There are variations to how I choose to own music, with my favourite of favourites often being artists I have music on multiple media. Wide Mouth Mason is one such artist. I love their entire catalogue as a longtime fan of their work, but this song, this song just seems to bring me the sun sonically on a rather dreary cold winter day. The music video’s vibe of laid back grooves match the repeating guitar chords that ties this song to my musical heart.

Tune of the Tuesday: “Rewrite The Stars” – Zac Efron and Zendaya

I. Love. This. Song. I am admittedly more of a music person more than a movie person. Such that there are movie soundtracks that I have purchased in a physical and/or digital format where I had not yet watched the movie the music was to accompany. Including many movies where I have listened to the soundtrack many times over but have ceased an interest in watching the movie itself. “Rewrite The Stars” is not from one of those movie soundtracks, but my plans to watch the movie “The Greatest Showman” are on hold until I find enough time to lose myself in what looks to be a beautifully filmed musical from all the trailers and previews I have seen. This song in particular is what I want to see visualized as the lyrics are so poignant, so full of emotion that I want to see how the actors behind this duet made the words live in their actions. I cannot stop listening to this song and the entire soundtrack.

Belated Tune of the Tuesday: “The One I Hurt” – Whitehorse

Luke Doucet and his White Falcon are a good combination on their own. Adding Melissa McLelland to create the music by Whitehorse. That is an even better combination! I am a fan of each of the component parts of Whitehorse, but their combined musical powers are definitely a force to be reckoned with. While recently, the duo toured with a full band backing them, it is their live performance as a duo that is compelling to experience. I love this song’s call and answer and how the different parts are conveyed through different means of amplification beyond the solo studio microphone.