Tobias Jesso Jr – How Could You Babe
Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr is a real talent, but don’t just take my word for it. Listen to this song and then let it boggle your mind that he began playing the piano, for the first time, at the age of 27. He spent years as a bassist and guitarist before making the switch. We haven’t even discussed his incredible voice. Listen, just listen.
CE – Mudra
This is the second week in a row that I’ve discovered new voices that are just blowing my mind. Brooklyn musician CE is one of them. This song is for the most part just his vocals and harmonies. Even when the music begins to build it’s all in the service of the voice and lyric. Watching and listening to this video is kind of like watching a hypnotic (and remarkably low-key) performance piece. If flashing lights freak you out you might want to skip the small section in which they occur but otherwise, you must check this out.
Macy Gray and Velvet Revolver – Kissed It
I heard this one at a photo shoot I was working on, didn’t know who the band was and kept thinking that the guitar and drums were just so so good. I looked it up later and, you know, it’s only Slash on guitar. So yeah, good on me that I was impressed by the musicianship 😀
Strangers You Know – Smoke and Mirrors
I love me a good pop-rock song and this one by California band Strangers You Know fits the bill.
Chet Faker – I’m Into You
Effortlessly sexy, that’s how Chet Faker’s music sounds to me.
Image: Tobias Jesso Jr Official