I’m at the point in my life where I rarely listen to the radio. When I do, I only listen to the classic rock station, anyway. I have no idea what singles are at the top of the chart. I have no idea which artists are in demand. It’s sad, I know. Ever since iTunes took away its free single of the week, it’s been challenging for me to find new artists. I don’t think I’ve bought a new album in months. It’s very sporadic, they way I discover new music. That’s no way to live, I tell you!
Thankfully, I’ve had a bit of luck recently. Like me, I’m sure you search YouTube for hours on end to watch your favorite celebrities on late-night talk shows. However, did you know that these same late-night talk shows also have a musical guest. I know! Amazing. I never knew. That’s usually the part I skip.
I know better now, though. It’s a great way to discover a variety of songs and styles. You’ll never know what you’ll hear. You’ll never know what you’ll find.
For this edition of Download This! I’ve collected the best acts from Fallon, Kimmel, and Corden. These up and coming artists are standouts you need to add to your playlist.
Jade Bird – Lottery
Jade Bird hasn’t even released her debut album yet, but she’s already making a splash. Her gravelly tone adds a distinctive twist to her unique singer/songwriter style. Bird’s first single, Lottery, is catchy and fun, but manages to defy today’s over-the-top Pop standards. Take a listen. You’ll be hooked.
I’m with Her – I89
Bluegrass and Folk are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m With Her will obliterate any aversion you have to Country music. The group is absolutely hypnotizing. Their songs are so easy-going, but lined with dark patches of heartbreak and regret. They make the genre their own. You’ll find their music is addictive and delightful.
Bishop Briggs – White Flag
Bishop Briggs. She can go from soft and honeyed to outrageous intensity in an instant. It is quite the dichotomy, but one that will have you coming back for more. Her dramatic flare and infectious energy make White Flag an epic classic. Briggs’ freshman album, Church of Scars, debuted last week to rave reviews. Check it out.
Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy
Loving Is Easy from Rex Orange Country is simple, but strong. You really can’t go wrong with a 70’s styled, sweet and smooth love song. This track will make you want to break out the disco ball and the platform shoes. It will make you want to dance the night away.
I want YOUR music suggestions! You can Tweet, Facebook, or E-mail your suggestions to me. And you can always leave your song, artist, or album suggestions in the comments below!
What did you think of the featured songs in this edition of Download This? Are there any new albums you are looking forward to? Which songs and artists have you been listening to recently?
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I hadn’t heard of I89 until just now. Then I played the video and immediately recognized Sarah Jarosz on banjo. If you aren’t familiar with her solo work, I highly recommend it!
O.k., just realized they’re called I’m With Her. Duh.
I got the group and the song mixed up. Duh.
Don’t worry about it. 😀
I’ll definitely check out her solo albums.
The group is amazing.