Hi everybody, welcome back. Today I will be sharing with you all my music picks from the month of April. April for me was a weird music month as I went back in time and rediscovered some older tracks as well as falling in love with new releases.
I also want to share with you and app I have fallen head over heels in love with over the last couple of months and that is Cymbal. On Cymbal you create an account where you share your favourite music to create an Instagram type feed. I update my cymbal account daily so if you would like to stay up to date with my music picks more often then once a month then definitely head over there, my name is @lucy_mccourt. This is not sponsored I just really wanted to share it with you as I felt it would fit in very well with this weeks post.
Let’s get into the post…
Royal Blood- Lights out.
Lights out is the lead single from the band’s upcoming second studio album ‘How did we get so dark’. The guitar on the opening hooked me to the song upon my first listen and I am just obsessed with this track. I have been a Royal blood fan for a while now and I feel this first taste of the new album shows the progress they have made since the release of their self-titled album back in 2014. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
Solence- Shape of you cover.
Solence is a band I have never spoken about here on my blog. They describe themselves as SOLENCE – THE ULTIMATE ELECTRIC ROCK/METAL EXPERIENCE and I have to agree. I came across them in my recommended section on youtube and I watched a couple of their videos that then lead to their Spotify where I found out they had covered Ed Sheeran’s shape of you. I absolutely adore that whey did with the song totally switching up the original pop style with metal. I love to hear how other artists interpret and recreate songs.There are a lot of shape of you covers out there, however, this is definitely the best one I have found by far.
I only recently discovered Creeper after Jon from ARTV posted their song Black rain on Cymbal. Since then I have been listening to their music a lot. Creeper are a British horror punk band from Southhampton.Their debut full-length studio album dropped back in March this year and their music has been played quite a lot on UK music channels. I think there is something so raw and fresh about them, I also hope to see them when they tour.
This has always been one of my favourite songs and since having Spotify I have been rediscovering a lot of my old favourites. Wonderwall was originally released way back in 1995 from the band’s second studio album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’. It to me is the perfect representation of Britpop as a genre.
Harry Styles- Sign of the times.
Sign of the times is the first release from One Directions Harry Styles. I didn’t save high expectations when I first heard he was releasing a track as I just assumed it would be another pop release. However, I was extremely surprised that we got a classic sounding rock ballad. I also got serious Bowie vibes from this one which is something I never thought I’d say regarding a One Direction member. I do in a way feel bad for One Direction, They were put into a group at such a young age so they didn’t get the chance to find out what type of music they wanted to make and I personally feel that everyone just assumed they will be making boy band muisc forever.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my latest music picks, remember for daily updates follow me on cymbal. See you in my next post byeee.