Remember when we told you about English crooner Sam Smith back in November? Well, after blowing up on Disclosure‘s hit “Latch,” Sam seems to have a hit of his own on his hands here with “Nirvana.” The track comes in hard with some heavy horns and Sam’s silky-smooth voice takes over and dude SINGS. I love it. Check the lyrics after the jump, as well. Notice anything wrong? Leave a comment and we’ll fix ’em.
This summer was a miracle. I started off with almost no plans and ended up going to London with my dad, spending the Fourth of July at the beach with my best friends, and interning with my aunt in Washington (D.C.). I think the biggest lesson I learned from these travels is that it is not about where you go, it is about who you’re with. “Beach Is Better” is not saying that weekend at the beach with my friends was my best trip. It is saying that you can make a “beach” wherever you go. And that’s always better.
- How Sad – Indian Summer
- Run the Jewels – Sea Legs
- Netherfriends – Uptown Boys
- Step Rockets – Kisser
- Jay Z – Beach Is Better
- Astronomyy – Things I’d Do for U
- Left Boy – Laying in the Snow
- Dewy Sinatra – I Need Love
- PARTYNEXTDOOR – Right Now
- Boy/friend – SOTL
- Shadow Shadow – Riviera
- Tor Miller – Headlights
- Sam Smith – Safe with Me
- Austin Paul – V V
- Dylan Owen – The Window Seat
- Noah Slee – Can’t Stop
- Bartoven – Domestics
- KYLE – Sex & Super Smash Bros
- denitia and sene. – stupid world.
Damn, I think this shit’s gonna hit the fan.
The “Best of Series” is a playlist generated every month providing you with quality, sounding music across all genres that were released during that month. Whether you’re too busy to visit daily, or just need some music, this is our way of helping you stay current.
July came and went, while music entered our computers to stay. Here’s the best songs from the month of July. Download link, my top 5, and track list all below!
Jordan’s Top 5:
He’s going to blow up. He will be a name that everybody knows. Sam Smith is setting himself up nicely to be a recognized singer in this industry.
A last minute addition to Best of July because it deserves it. This is the first new sound we’ve heard from Dylan Owen in a long time, and damn, it’s great to hear him again. #pause
This is just music done right. Andy Bull gives us one of the catchiest hooks this month, and will keep you singing along. Be on the lookout for this being in Best of 2013 because I have a good feeling it’ll be there.
The things I would do for an as†ronomyy EP, or LP right now. I’m thirsty for it as he’s 2/2 with only two songs making “Best of” top 5, not once, not twice, not three times, four, five, six, or seven. Okay, it’s actually twice, but I suspect that he’ll be here at least another five times.
Hit the jump for the track list Continue reading “Best of July 2013” »
Sam Smith stirred the romantic in all of us with his goosebump-inducing chiller “Lay Me Down.” Now, the Brit hit-maker is back with this Two Inch Punch-produced ballad “Safe With Me.” To me this shows healthy growth as an artist, channeling both the dynamic vocalist Sam Smith and the smart songwriter Sam Smith. Check that Andy Bull-esque vocal distortion, too.
Disclosure‘s debut album Settle will be in stores tomorrow. To celebrate their release we invited one of our Internet friends Alicia Ortiz to write a bit about the features on the album. Each guest appearance seems to have been chosen very particularly for their musical style and uniqueness, resulting in an album of very different sounding tracks. With this project the brothers also break some new artists, revealing them to the mainstream. These sort of reveals help us with the music discovery process, so we got Alicia to write about each artist and tell us her favorite solo song from the artist.
Hit the jump to learn more about the features from Disclosure’s debut LP… Continue reading “The Features: Disclosure – Settle” »
Listen While You Work 1.0 started with me saying I was trying to keep my head above water at my job. I came out yesterday in a pretty personal post saying that I wasn’t going to live that way anymore. That said, I still spend many hours at work, and it’s always important to have good music to listen to at work. And so comes Episode 2 of Listen While You Work. For the most part, it’s a little more upbeat this time; you gotta keep you head up while ya work, right? This version features music from the following artists:
Sam Smith might be the male version of Adele. That voice! It gives me the chills. Can you imagine being able to sing like this? I’d never let a word come out of my mouth without it being in song. I’d probably record all of my posts in song and provide them to yall in SoundCloud players. That would be the best. Alas, I suck at singing. But Sam Smith does NOT. He’s got a very soulful vibe to his music, which paired with the beautiful background music in this debut single “Lay Me Down,” is just perfect.