Hello! I didn’t see you come in. Please, have a seat. We’re about to get started. For this Press Play, we’re diving deep into the music heartland, showcasing three exceedingly different artists who have been flying under the radar. Though they’ve been around for a while, the following tracks remain as unknown and obscure as their creators. Theses are songs you (probably, most likely) have never heard before. Which, as you know, is just the way we like it, here at Kim the FanGirl.
Released in 2008, this Alt-Pop track from brother/sister duo, Mother Mother, will take you in and never let you go. It’s the epitome of an earworm. A love song of a different kind, Arms Tonite is an upbeat tune, while concealing within it a restrained sadness. Quirky in lyrical value. High-spirited in tone. Original, fun, and fluid harmonies. Unique melodies. As you can so obviously tell, I’m seriously crushing on this song. It won’t leave me alone! I love it, though. It’s adorable.
I have to admit, this next song is not a usual pick for me. An infusion of Pop and Dance (Yes, I said Dance), Amsterdam was as much of a surprise for me as it will likely be for you. Also from 2008, the track from Ella Riot (A.k.a. My Dear Disco) takes stylized synthesizers and intricate lyrical patterns, fusing them with sequences of unusual vocal strains. Weirdly distracting, as you probably will find its uniquely worded and darkly enthusiastic chorus running around in your mind persistently, Amsterdam takes the idea of a story song and twists it to fit its own purpose. The group generates pristine harmonies, developing the focal point of the amusing melody. Amsterdam takes away the apprehension some might feel with Dance music and removes it from view, creating a more likeable alternative.