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SYML – The War

SYML – The War
“I Go Blind”

Firstly, it’s pronounced “simmel”. Secondly, you’ll be hard-pressed to find music more heartfelt than this. Give it time, this one builds, and builds, and builds. I promise there’s a payoff near the end. It delivers.

If Brian’s voice is familiar, that’s because he was featured in music previously posted on this blog: Barcelona – Get Up. Yep, he was a member of Barcelona.

For a glimpse into the artist’s mind, here’s a particularly interesting quote:

I had to bleed and really be upset with myself to understand fully how to learn something like music. It all collided at the same time and I really latched onto writing songs at that point. You need to let go of being perfect or being the best. As soon as you accept failing at something and can give yourself up in a personal way to the music, then you can finally be light enough to reach your potential. – Brian Fennell

Once you’re done listening to the song, go watch the video. There’s raw power in this song, and the video does a fair job of extracting the last drop of emotion out of it.

His music is so powerful.


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From the double EP: The Hurt EPs

The Eastern Plain feat. Frigga
“I Go Blind”

I don’t know where or how I found this song originally. All I know is, I was thumbing through old “shazams” on my phone and stumbled on this mystical, airy folk tune and loved it. Initially, I thought it was Zooey Deschanel for a second, so I wanted to find out for sure who it was. This song also reminds me a bit of another band I’ve featured here before — Over The Rhine.

If you’re interested in finding more songs from this band, I recommend going to their soundcloud page. They have music in the genres of pop, country, folk, and a pop song that might as well be rock.


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From the Album: Another Go Round (If you really like this song, go support Epidemic sound by buying this album. it’s SUPER cheap.)

Grace Kelly
“Trying to Figure It Out”

Once upon a time, I was a saxophonist. Never anywhere near approaching the skill level of Grace Kelly, mind you. She’s amazing.
She plays the sax like it was her first language, she sings beautifully, and writes her own music. This is one of her songs off of her new album “GO TiME”. You can buy it here.


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if for some reason the video link at youtube is broken, I’ve provided a backup here

We Built This City

Aron Wright & Jill Andrews
“We Built This City”

Don’t worry, Marconi still plays the mambo. I heard this cover a few weeks ago on Grey’s Anatomy and had to post it. Grey’s is always the finder of amazing covers.


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Daughter – Smother

Daughter
“Smother”

Another song I caught at the tail end. I believe it was used with a contemporary dance to help emote pain or suffering. It worked. Enjoy!


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Lee Dewyze
“Open Your Eyes”

I just love this song. The vocals/chords remind me a country song I can’t quite place, but this song feels a bit too ethereal to stick it into one genre of music. This is the theme song to a sad movie, somewhere. I’m sure of it.


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Kodaline – All I want

Kodaline
“All I want”

One of my favorite songs from the previous year. I spent a lot of time soaking this in, as well as the video. It’s as visually stunning (and tells a story) as the song beautiful musically. If you like the song, you’ll likely love the video. You can watch Kodaline’s video here.


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From the Album: Kodaline

The Well Pennies
“All My Loving”

New beginnings. Who better to start with than a classic, with a twist? I wouldn’t normally post a Beatles song, but this is a cover, and really well done.


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From the Album: All My Loving

2014. We’re back!

If you’re still checking this site, you’re in luck. I’m about to start posting more songs. Not every day, but hopefully twice a week. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll at least like to have a new song up on Mondays.

For those who don’t know, in 2012 I moved to Paris, France. It’s been one heck of a busy year+, but I’m starting to get settled and I’d like to get back to posting wonderful music for you.

I’ve been away long enough.

Enjoy!

-Jason

The Cinematic Orchestra
“To Build A Home”

I’ve heard this song before, have always loved it, but never had the chance to discover who it was until now. Now I share it with you.


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From the Album: To Build A Home

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