James Bay is a young British songwriter whose debut album, Chaos and The Calm, topped UK and USA charts. Maybe you haven’t heard his name yet but I am pretty sure you will recognize his massive hit, Hold Back The River. He is renowned for his deep and thoughtful ballads but this time I propose a song who brings a more light-hearted side of him. “No you don’t have to wear your best fake smile Don’t have to stand there and burn inside Oh oh oh if you don’t like it.”
Nicholas James Murphy, aka Chet Faker, is an australian electronic musician who became famous when his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went viral online. Then he released the EP Thinking in Textures on March 2012. Two years later, Talk is Cheap was the first single released from his debut album “Built on Glass” and, despite it came out months ago, I’ve just discovered it and I thought to share this gem with you. Also, I quite like the video of the song. Take a listen to the whole album, you won’t regret it.
This American/Canadian band was formed in 2011 and is composed by the neophyte Alex Fischel and by Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown who already were part of other bands as New Bomb Turks, Spoon,Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade. If you enjoy indie rock as I do you will adore this song!
After five years Paolo Nutini, the Scottish singer-songwriter of Italian descent, is back with the new album “Caustic Love” anticipated by this funk – see what I did here – single. He released his debut album, “These Streets”, in 2006, which featured the hits New Shoes and Last Request. It was followed up with UK chart-topper “Sunny Side Up” in 2009, which won the Best Album category at the Ivor Novello Awards. Nutini, at his third album, has loyal fans – clearly i am one of those – who have not forgotten him despite his decision to stay out of the limelight in order to create new songs without pressure . Now I can’t wait to hear the whole album – out on April 15th – and listen his unique voice live again.