Something Old, Something New, Something I Can’t Stop Listening To

It’s back and it’s even better than it was before. Due to unprecedented demand, this feature is now staying, and returning weekly. 

In case you have forgotten, the format is this: I pick three pieces of music, that reflect on what I’ve been listening to across the week. One of which is old, one that’s new, and something I’ve keep playing over and over. That’s it.

Before we start, there’s a couple of new features to note. Clicking through the song title will take you to a iTunes link where you can purchase the song. Likewise, clicking on the artist name will take you to their official website. The music player is now much smaller to focus on the content, and I’ve included buttons to follow the band in question on Twitter.

Something Old:
Taper Jean GirlKings of Leon

Seemingly a theme song to the 2007 film Disturbia that I watched recently, this really is one of my favourite songs by the band, from their second album. It’s getting ever closer to the summer months, and this is the perfect track to appreciate that. In my opinion, this band’s older music is their better stuff, and Taper Jean Girl goes far and away to prove that.

Something New:
Somebody That I Used To KnowGotye

Now you could suggest that this isn’t really new. It’s been about since the 30th December after all. But it’s rapidly exploded in popularity since they were covered by Walk Off The Earth in a YouTube video that’s gained 60 million hits (and counting) in just three weeks. You could also say that it’s fairly musically simple, with just a handful of instruments and only a few singers, but Belgian Wally de Backer would disagree in a flash. He has an extremely powerful and soulful voice, which all adds to it currently at #1 on the iTunes store.

Something I Can’t Stop Listening To:

First heard on the FIFA 12 soundtrack, but now out in the open, there hasn’t been much else playing for me this week. With a music video as zany as you like, GROUPLOVE have burst on to the indie/pop scene with a catchy set of lyrics and a wide variety of instruments to create the foot-tapping melody. Expecting big things from this band, who’s album is available to buy right now.

There we are. Three tracks to represent my week, each week, here. Again, let me know what you think, because I may be interested in doing theme weeks, relative to just one artist, genre or anything you can suggest. Leave something in the comment box, follow me on Twitter underneath to find out when each week’s feature is released, and give the post a share if you liked it.



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