Zak Waters

[Video + MP3] Zak Waters – Over You

New Zak Waters!

With his newest release Zak Waters is flexing a bit. It seems like he’s no longer content with being the best songwriter you’ve never heard. On “Over You” he is coming for your radio and stage and Grammys and everything. He has got an ideal sound for mainstream crossover, and the smart songwriting to express our most basic desires without making us feel like dirty whores by the end of a three-minute song. This is not transparent, fabricated garbage; this is a quality pop song with a KILLER chorus.

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[Download Mixtape] Tape Tuesday: Grand Theft

New Tape Tuesday!

Summer’s gone, and school has started. It all sounds about as depressing as it feels, and as we embark on the ongoing cycle of school, weekend, school, etc. it almost feels as if something is being stolen from us. So we go out on weekends and wreck shit up and engage in behavior our parents’ would probably not be proud of. So this tape, like almost every Tape Tuesday before it, is sort of a toast to being young. It’s about the lasting effects of summer and lots about love. Also, I’ve totally been playing Grand Theft Auto IV again lately. It’s a problem.

  1. Obey City – Reflect Effect
  2. The Coopers – Summer’s Child
  3. Antonio Paul – Coloured Screens
  4. Zak Waters – Penelope (Radio Edit)
  5. Mikky Ekko – Kids (Max Martin’d by Djemba Djemba Trollmix)
  6. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (ft. Majid Jordan)
  7. Budo – Barcelona
  8. Earl Sweatshirt – Sunday (ft. Frank Ocean)
  9. X Ambassadors – Power Trip (J. Cole Cover)
  10. San Mei – Brighter
  11. Thief – Broken Boy
  12. Whinnie Williams – Break Hearts In Your Sleep
  13. Mikal Cronin – Weight
  14. Party Supplies – Love Song
  15. Moonlight Mask – What’s That? (Gimme That)
  16. Jaymes Young – Northern Lights
  17. Enth Degree – I Heart You
  18. Seekae – Another Girl

I would tell her all these fairytales, the ones I tried to write


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Songs of the Week: August 26 – September 1

Summer may be nearly over but the jams sure aren’t. Here are this weeks best tunes.

1. [Music Video] Manicanparty – Monarch

(Posted by Arjun)

This track is a dash of tropical sounds and pure uniqueness. The video happens to be the perfect match for it. Nature vibes are the way to go with this one and we love it!


2. [Download MP3] Chris Malinchak – So Into You

(Posted by Alicia)

So.into.this.track. DAMN. It may be a bit simple lyrically but hey it gets the job done in making us want to groove. Addictive? Why yes it is.


3.[MP3] Denitia and Sene – Feel Better.

(Posted by Alicia)

This duo does it so right, all the time. “Feel Better.” is chill, edgy, and cool. The usual r&b indie balance that Denitia and Sene seem to bring track after track is something to adore.


4.[Download MP3] Zak Waters – Penelope (Radio Edit)

(Posted by Arjun)

Can we say catchy, feel good pop at it’s finest? Oh yes, Zak Waters has it in “Penelope”. It may be made of bubblegum but it is impossible to not become hooked instantly. Delightful!


5.[Video] Lost Scripts – I’ll Be Watching You

(Posted by Alicia)

John Talabot and Pional together are unstoppable. We knew this before from tracks such as “Destiny”, but now we’ve got even more music to get addicted to created by these two. Keep making us dance boys, we love it.

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[Download MP3] Zak Waters – Penelope (Radio Edit)

New Zak Waters!

I have really started to feel disconnected with some of the new music being released today. I used to go to the same five sites to get my music. Now, I scroll through the old reliable Hype Machine and cannot recognize the top five songs. It’s terrible. This sort of musical renaissance is part of the reason why I am heading up the Sunset Selections project and continuing to dig deep through the Internet to find new music that interests me. And maybe, in some sort of backwards way, that means reconnecting with radio songs. Take this song “Penelope” by Zak Waters. It’s sort of silly and sort of cliché–but it makes me feel good, which is more than I can say for most of the songs being blogged about these days. I’m serious. If I hear another person mumble the same five words for three minutes over a downtempo, electronic beat, I will flip my shit.


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