Daily Video Feature: Yung Heazy – Cuz You’re My Girl

 

 

Does anyone else get reminded of The Truman Show by this video? That heartbreaking scene where he is trying to piece together the face of the woman he loved but gotten taken away form him? I don’t think this song is meant to be sad; it’s a really beautiful love song or ode.

 

From his Youtube channel, Yung Heazy describes it as follows: “I decided months later the day before Valentine’s Day that I would take a crack at recording it and present it to her as a gift. I wrote a lot of this song on the spot, the guitar solo was one take, a lot of the lyrics were improvised… Maybe people connect with it because of that? I didn’t have any ambitions for this, I just wanted to make something true and honest to share between two people. I think the recording is very loose but that’s what I like about it, it’s not perfect, not to be taken too seriously, I don’t know.”

 

I think he’s pretty spot on, I connect with the looseness and improvisation. I connect with that because of how genuine it feels. I think his last thought about making something true is exactly what I think good art is about. What’s that quote about art telling lies to tell a deeper truth? The best art certainly does, and Yung Heazy is making some great art.

 

Want more Yung Heazy? Check them out on Spotify. 

 

TOTD: RHAIN “SOLID GOLD”

 

This song! RHAIN’s new release, Solid Gold, is something truly exciting to hear. The song starts out three steps away from a lullaby, but you can hear the intensity behind RHAIN’s voice from the beginning, and know that she is just starting to show off. Very few vocalists are as comfortable with being vulnerable as they are with barreling their power down your throat. RHAIN is one of those artists. Close your eyes while listening to it, and you can see her singing a child to sleep just as easily as you can see her rallying troops and preparing for battle.

“We only want to cut your heart out to see if it is solid gold, We only want to cut you heart out, and rise it from it’s cage of bone.”

RHAIN writes like Regina Spektor with a chip on her shoulder, sounds like First Aid Kit, and has Half Waif’s instrumentation. Do not miss out on her. We almost did, but are so glad we came across her.

Listen to the SoundCloud link above, or go follow her on Spotify.

TOTD: Flor and the Sea – “Dark Minds”

 

You guys HAVE to check out this video. The song itself has this really great ambiance and use of spacey vocals, but the video really drives this whole project home. Anyone want to share their theories? The woodland creatures as a metaphor for a certain type of relationship? I just love the way this video is shot too, so many interesting angles on everyday sort of situations, especially the dark car shots. If you are looking for more from them, check them out on Spotify, we will be adding them to our monthly TOTD playlists at the end of the month.

 

TOTD: Ferentz and the Felons “Hudson County”

 

This video just felt so nostalgic. It made me sad and happy and reminded me of memories I’ve never even had. I’m also pretty impressed with the production value on this video, and the song of course. Ferentz and the Felons sing: “I’m packing my bags and moving on to something new.” I think we’ve all felt that at various points in our lives, and it comes with an intense mix of hope for the future and sadness for the past you’re leaving behind. The city you leave behind will never be the same when you come back for visits. Hope you guys enjoyed this song as much as I did.

 

-Caleb

 

Episode 12: Innocence

The new episode is live! Hear us talk about childhood innocence, true-crime, horses and horse people, William Blake, and much more!

 

You can check it out here:

Stitcher

Soundcloud

iTunes

 

Show notes:

Cold Open:

 

Piping down the valleys wild

Piping songs of pleasant glee

On a cloud I saw a child.

And he laughing said to me.

 

Pipe a song about a Lamb;

So I piped with merry chear,

Piper pipe that song again—

So I piped, he wept to hear.

 

Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe

Sing thy songs of happy chear,

So I sung the same again

While he wept with joy to hear

 

Piper sit thee down and write

In a book that all may read—

So he vanish’d from my sight.

And I pluck’d a hollow reed.

 

And I made a rural pen,

And I stain’d the water clear,

And I wrote my happy songs

Every child may joy to hear

 

 

  • William Blake

 

 

Intro: the solstice – aquarius (spelled aquaris?)

https://soundcloud.com/the-solstice-503132422/aquaris

 

  • Painted Forest – “Witness”

 

https://paintedforest.bandcamp.com/track/witness

 

My tracks can all also be found on Spotify. Here’s the link to my artist page.

 

  1. podge – “falling”

https://soundcloud.com/p0dg3/falling

 

IG – p0dg3

 

  1. ness – “niche”

 

https://soundcloud.com/okness/niche-intro-prod-saveme?in=okness/sets/clementine

 

I’m an 18 year old hip-hop artist from suburban Kansas City, Kansas.

 

My socials:

 

Twitter – @nessokay

 

Instagram (rarely use – no posts, hopefully will change soon): @tbj.wav

 

SoundCloud: okness

 

  1.  Night Season – Lark

 

https://nightseason.bandcamp.com/track/lark

 

Lark- a small ground-dwelling songbird, typically with brown streaky plumage, a crest, and elongated hind claws, and with a song that is delivered in flight.

 

  1. Mike_Normal – Tomorrow

 

https://mikenormal.bandcamp.com/track/tomorrow

 

Mr. Rogers Congressional hearing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKy7ljRr0AA

 

  1. When/Where – Reminders

https://whenwhere.bandcamp.com/

we’re from Cleveland, OH and that we have a shows in Lakewood, OH on May 18th and June 27th.

 

  1. Josh Isn’t – “Take Good Care”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEQhb-lXN8k

 

Track of the Day: Warriors by Jazz Mino

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for spring. New England had one of its’ first warm days yesterday and it has me in a poppy mood. This song fits that mood perfectly. It’s a nice mixture of really fun, self-referential, and interesting production style. It’s a slight departure from what we usually post, but I can’t help but get this song stuck in my head and a little tap going in my feet. Enjoy!

 

Where to find more from Jazz Mino:

 

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