You know I love to listen to many new artists and different types of music… But I even love more when my favorite bands that haven’t release new music in a while come back to make me happy again! So in the middle of so many artists coming back, here are my absolute faves that released albums in the last few weeks.
Bastille – “Wild World”
Only formed in 2010, Bastille makes you feel like they’ve been around for forever. This is only their second studio album, but “Wild World” is on its way to become one of my personal favorites. Their first single was “Good Grief” and what a way to start the promotion of this album. With a big variety of sounds, this album still tastes like Bastille and the amazing work they did with their first studio album “Bad Blood”. Still a recent band, they have just a recognizable sound and that’s quite an achievement for a new band. “Send Them Off!” is one of my favorites and I like a line of it that goes like “set me free from my jealousy, won’t you exorcize my mind”. Clearly a band to listen for those of you that didn’t try it yet!
Sum 41 – “13 Voices”
It has been 5 years since Sum 41 grace us with a album studio… The wait was long, but it was so worth it! This is a band that has been around since 1996 and I listened to it a lot a few years ago. I love them very much, but I have to admit I only realised they had released a new album because a friend of mine warned me… Thank you because it was amazing to listen to them again! The first music of their new album that was released was “Fake My Own Death”, but “War” was their first single. Both are amazing examples of their original sound, the first one a more alternative metal song and the second one a more punk rock song both with more angsty themes. It truly takes us back on a journey through their career and it was a good start for their come back!
Green Day – “Radio Revolution”
They’ve been around as a band since 1986, but they haven’t release a studio album since 2012. So finally they’re back and with an absolutely amazing album, a personally favorite of mine! Last year they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it really makes us think what is about to come this year and the next. The first single of the album was a song called “Bang Bang” that brings the band back to their songs with a more political and social meaning… Wait I’m lying, almost all their songs are like that! What I wanted to say was that with so much going on in terms of politics in America, now you have Green Day speaking up again! With the same vibes of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, you’ll rock your socks out! Although, I have to give a shout out to an amazing song that is part of the album and it was originally wrote for a movie, “Ordinary World”. Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the main characters of the movie with the same name and he wrote this song. It’s a beautiful and lovely song and if you don’t cry with it, I don’t want to be associated with you! 😉
So here are three excellent suggestions of new albums to listen to! If you have more suggestions leave them in the comments… always looking for more music!
So I’m back with this part of my blog… See? I told you I’d make this a regular thing because I thought of more covers. As I said the other time I listen to a lot of music and sometimes artists/bands make these sick covers of songs I love or songs I don’t like. The point is that they make them awesome!
Once again I’ll celebrate 5 more songs that are absolutely brilliant as covers! If I remember more songs I’ll do another post or if you want me to listen to some new/old covers, you can leave them on the comments!
Here we go again and this time the bands members are all guys, so this should be interesting… Please don’t judge me for some of these:
1. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Twenty One Pilots
I always stumble with this cover on tumblr and one day I pressed play. I was so surprised! I never heard such a sweet cover of this song by Elvis Presley. I played this song so many years in my orchestra, but this was just so sweet and simple with just an ukulele that I cried… Even their voices are so pure in this song that it’s really worth a listening! After discovering this cover I decided to listen to the band and I really like them now.
2. Trap Queen – Ed Sheeran feat The Roots
As I said before I’m a big fan of Ed but I didn’t know this cover until yesterday! A friend of mine posted it on Facebook and I knew the song by Fetty Wap but didn’t like the rhythm. But Ed, as always, made it all better! I loved it the melody, the song… It sounds so much better with Ed’s voice and the instrumental made for it. I have to confess that I’m super addicted to it now.
3. Free Fallin – John Mayer
John Mayer is another of my favorites. I love his songs and the rocky edge some of his albums have! And I didn’t think it was possible to love him more, but I heard this cover of Free Fallin by Tom Petty… He covered this song on the live version of his album Where the Light is and it’s so pure! Just some guitars and he’s perfect voice… I melt everytime I listen to this, seriously!
4. King for a Day/Shout – Green Day
So Green Day is MY band! I grew up with them and they are the best live. This is a cover they always play at their shows since their live album Bullet in a Bible and as a person that witnessed this live I can’t tell you how much fun this song his! The band as an amazing energy and makes the fans go crazy. This is a mash-up of two songs King for a Day by them and Shout by The Isley Brothers! I know I’m cheating a little bit with this one but I had to put it in my list because together these songs are perfect.
5. Uptown Funk – Fall Out Boy
Once again a cover made on BBC Radio 1 – Live Lounge and an amazing one dare I say. Fall Out Boy is a band that I also grew up with and I love their sound on the popular song by Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars! It’s such an amazing mix between the sound of the original song and the sound that Fall Out Boy gave us since the start of their career. Brilliant cover that gave a little more rock to this song.
For this time these are my favorite covers and I have so many more to share with you, but if you have suggestions just leave them on the comments box 🙂