John Butler – Young And Wild (Acoustic)
Come for the guitar playing, stay for the song. Also, YouTube commenters are the best. In the face of this level of artistry, one asks this burning question – “What boots are they?” Love it!
Eliza Shaddad – Hideaway (Kiesza cover)
No offense to those who like the original (which I didn’t really), but Eliza Shaddad just owned this song.
Nils Frahm – Une Soirée de Poche
That opening – just the one note – builds for so long it made me feel nervous. Then the chords kicked in, and the note kept going. How it all came together is masterful. Very very well done.
Trentemøller – Nightwalker
This is the soundtrack for when you’re in a car, going home late at night this week.
Diplo feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai – Revolution
This might feel like just another Diplo-produced song with a cool female vocal, but it came out in 2013, well before The Diplo Produced Song With A Cool Female Vocal aka his massive 2015 hit Lean On. It’s a good template that we now know has clearly worked well for him.
Image courtesy: Nils Frahm Official/ Photo by Michael O’Neal