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Lupe finally released his new single, ‘Old School Love,’ on iTunes Oct. 14 in collaboration with Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records. The song has a great hook, catchy, heart felt, and I know you’re going to love it. It’s the first release from his new album is the first single off Lupe’s upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth, expected to drop in 2014. What do you think? Happy Music MUNDAYSSSS. XO
Sorry I’m a little late, but I thought I’d share this amazing new gem with you for today’s Music Mondays. Gina Cimmelli, and her band ‘Gina’s Picture Show’ cook up familiar throw back melodies from the 1920′s to the 1960′s covered in sincere lyrics and served with a wild variety of instrumentation. She’s a mix of modern sounds with classic notes. Think Fiest, but totally captivating and elegant. Her voice will surprise, delight and soothe you.
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YOU GUYS, you have to check out Cyril Hahn. I found him on a fortunate accident and I’m really excited to share his work. For starters, check out this great mix he did for Vogue.com.
The mere samples Cyril Hahn has put out have really been noticed of the rising producer.
Cyril experimented early on during high school with music production and abandoned it after leaving his hometown of Bern, Switzerland to pursue his studies in Vancouver, Canada. After a 3 year hiatus from music, feeling a need to return to his former love, he sat down and did what is considered by some to be taboo: stripped down two iconic R&B songs and gave them his unique atmospheric twist: Mariah Carey’s ‘Touch My Body’ and Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’.
Another song we all love by now and one I posted on some time ago, Losing You by Solange, is mixed here by Cyril.
To find out more of this amazing artist, visit http://cyrilhahnmusic.com and don’t forget to enter your email to get SWP’s daily emails. Thank you for reading! XOXO
It’s been a while since I’ve thought of leg warmers, but Monogem, a project created by Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Jen Hirsh, has me thinking everything 80s with their top tapping, synthetic beats. Time for a trip to American Apparel? Monogem seems to think so. Their newest video “The Glow” brings that synth,funky-pop and soothing vocals that will so delicately make you move in your seat.
Check out more on Jen Hirsh here – http://www.jenhirsh.com/.
I never considered myself a Drake fan until recently. I’m obsessed with “Hold On” and I’ve heard a few unreleased songs on the radio that were so good, they’ve had me researching the internet to find out more. Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same, is released tomorrow, but here are a few good ones until then. One of them featuring an artist I love that not too many people know of yet, Sampha.
If you’re anything like me today, you’re needing a “pick me up” to get through this mundane Monday! Music saves me…maybe because it’s because I’m a dreamer and I love to get lost in the beat of soothing melodies and foot tapping beats as I go about my day. If you’re a music lover like me, I’m sure you can relate. This song made me happy today, so I thought I’d share, hoping it’d be a spotlight in your day too.
So what’s the story? Daughter is Elena Tonra, a singer/songwriter from North London, UK. The song you just listened to is Alle Farben, a Berlin based DJ, has taken this song and made it into a soothing, beatfilled masterpiece. Growing up in Berlin-Kreuzberg, has always been the creative guy. As a youth, he discovered that you can do more with music than just playing it in your cassette player. Even when he moved into his late -teens, Alle Farben still used to be the guy that was drawn to the music and he’s been practicing his DJ skills ever since. With a lot of competition around, Berlin taught him what it takes to get the crowd to tear the club apart. Doing that again and again, he found his very own style which brings different genres together with his fine electronic Beats.
In case you were interested HERE is the track before it was mixed, which is also VERY beautiful. You’ll find a free download at SOUNDCLOUD of the version above. Wishing you everything BUT a mundane Monday – here’s to getting lost in beautiful sounds to compliment the story our lives.
Today’s music monday features not only a great band, but some great wines. Thorny Rose Wines has partnered with Indie rock band Walk the Moon to sponsor eight of the band’s fall tour dates. To kick-off the partnership, Thorny Rose is launching a chance for fans an exclusive chance to join the band on the road at shows in Portland on October 21 and in Seattle on October 23. The package includes roundtrip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, transportation from Portland to Seattle and $500 in spending money. The winners will also get the opportunity to hang out with the band and enjoy a glass of Thorny Rose with the band backstage. Head to Thorny Rose Facebook page. My favorite song is Anna Sun.
“Our new friends at Thorny Rose Wines really get the way we love our fans,” says Nicholas Petricca, WALK THE MOON lead singer. “So with their help, we’re inviting the winner of our “WALK WITH THE MOON” contest to hang with us during two of our upcoming fall tour dates. Since their wine is so flippin’ delicious, we’re psyched to be bringing them out on the road with us.” ~Walk The Moon
There’s a song I wanted to share that I know you’ll love – the theme song of Superman, have you heard it? It’s powerful, inspiring, moving and soothing, all at the same time!
SWP got the chance to catch up with the artist behind the powerful lyrics, Johnathan Celestin, and found out there is a lot down the pipeline for this new artist. In addition to all the buzz around Superman, Jonathan has garnered hundreds of thousands views on YouTube, has been featured on the national television network The CW as one of the best undiscovered sounds for 2013 and even received a shout out from The New York Times. SWP talks to this Columbia graduate about being a health nut, why he writes about love and what’s happening next. Check it out below!
SWP - I love your Superman Lyric song. How did that come about?
JC - I know it sounds cheesy but I actually wrote Superman while on the train headed to see to my Mom. I was going through a lot while on the train ride and I realized I was trying to save someone who didn’t want to be saved, hence Superman. I think we’ve all been there before. The song was produced by Nicholas Wright. The lyric video concept came afterwards, and was created by Ash Hsie.
SWP – Your new album is about the aftermath of Love. What does that mean exactly and how does that relate in your own life?
JC – The album is entitled “…and then the rolling stone fell in love”. The title is autobiographic. I’ve never been one to stay in any place for too long. I also guarded my heart a bit, so I’d never given myself the chance to fall in love and get hurt. So I was a rolling stone, and when I decided to stay a while, I wound up falling in love. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. But just because relationships don’t work doesn’t mean that the love we feel goes away. And that’s what I mean by living in love’s aftermath.
SWP - What made you want to be a singer/songwriter?
JC – I decided I wanted to sing and write songs after I watched Sister Act 2. I’m a huge Lauryn Hill fan! Her “Eyes Is On The Sparrow” scene changed my life. I realized at a young age the healing power of music. When my parents split, I used the piano and song as a form of therapy.
SWP – If the SWP listeners are going to listen to only a couple songs, what songs MUST they here?
JC - My two favorites songs from the album are “Superman” and “12 Steps” because they were written when I was really deep in my break up. I wrote “12 Steps” while closed up in my room, probably accompanied with alcohol and a few tears. “Superman” too. These two songs literally delivered me from a dark place. They were my saving graces.
SWP - What inspires you?
JC – A lot of things inspire me. I can write from my imagination, which I do often especially when I’m writing for other artists. But when I writing for myself, I like to write from experience.
SWP – What musical artists do you listen to?
JC - Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan, Adele, and Dolly Parton! J (She’s prolific)
SWP – Do you write your own lyrics?
JC - For my material, I write everything. But when writing from experience, sometimes I have to step back from writing and actually live a little, hurt a little, learn a little and grow. That way what I’m giving to the public is raw and real.
SWP – What do you eat for breakfast?
I’m kind of health nut, so I usually drink a smoothie for breakfast. I love making smoothies, mixing different fruits and vegges.
To find out more visit www.johanthancelestin.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facecook @johncelestin
Here’s a little SWP Summer playlist for you to enjoy this week while taking in the rays. Are you on Soundcloud? If so, find me here! Wishing everyone a great week! XX
It’s a dream come true Music Monday with the talented J and his wifey, Beyonce. If you loved Bonnie & Clyde (I was obsessed), you’ll love their new hit on Jay-Z latest album, “Holy Grail.” Hope this gets you through the week. XX