Sunset Selections is a curated collection of original songs written exclusively for this mixtape by our favorite breakthrough artists of 2013
A lot of people contributed to the making of Sunset Selections, so I decided to write this post as a thank you note. It feels dumb writing it, so if you feel dumb reading it, understand that that is okay. First and foremost, I would like to thank the artists who were a part of this mixtape for being so accepting of this idea and all-in with this project. You guys surpassed my expectations on that front and then met my expectations with the awesome songs you sent (my expectations were really high okay–that’s why we asked you to contribute). I would also like to thank the Sunset Fam for working their asses off for me and this idea. Without getting too sentimental, I love these people more than my own family. Just kidding. But they are cool, and it’s cool how Lydia set up a submissions page, Eric made a legendary trailer, Alicia let me use her collages, Jordan and Andy got artists on board, and they all listened to me vent about all the bullshit and awesomeness that took place while heading up this project. I really think the mixtape does its job of capturing this moment in time, but more than that, pieces of it are timeless. Oh God, that was ‘cheez‘-y. Fuck, I can’t stop. Just… let this mixtape soundtrack your 2013 and then your entire life.
As usual, my good ol’ buddy Joe over at Fresh New Tracks gave me a tip to some singer/songwriter named Connor Zwetsch. My first thought was, “Sweet, another wannabe Cris Cab.” But then it was all, “Sike naw, just playin’.” Turns out that Connor is a chick from the Tampa area with an awesome voice and some mean guitar skills. “The Little Things” is an original tune, but she also has a fair amount of covers on her YouTube page, which are equally as great. If you couldn’t tell yet, I now have a huge crush on her. So do me a solid and Like her Facebook page, and keep on the lookout for her EP and single coming in the near future.