New Music: Tom Odell

Heal by Tom Odell on Grooveshark

At the ripe old age of 23, this British singer-songwriter composes with a maturity well beyond his years. “Heal” is one such example. It’s evocative. It’s emotional without being sentimental. And it was the perfect accompaniment to a recent episode of Elementary, where we got to watch the final scenes progress in silence while this music carried the rest of the story. It was a stunning combination – one that stuck with me long after I’d tagged the song.

(As an aside, this show is rapidly becoming famous for saving its musical pièce de résistance for the end of each episode – a technique I am really enjoying, and not just for the goldmine of great new music.)

Source: Season 2, Episode 6: “An Unnatural Arrangement”

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I discover new music all the time, often in unexpected ways and places, and I delight in this. Even better is sharing my findings in the hope that someone else will make an exciting new discovery as well. Enjoy.

New Music: Grizfolk

This song was playing in a gas station and I had to quickly tag it before it was my turn at the cash register, all the while juggling whatever it was I was buying. Capture under pressure! It was well worth the effort, though – I was hooked after only a few seconds of listening. It has such a mellow, melodic groove to it, but with enough dynamics to keep it interesting.

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I discover new music all the time, often in unexpected ways and places, and I delight in this. Even better is sharing my findings in the hope that someone else will make an exciting new discovery as well. Enjoy.

New Music: Kishi Bashi

Is it just me, or is there some heavy Beatles influence here? Or maybe it’s just that his voice reminds me so much of Paul McCartney. Note: This song has a long, 45-second intro, so wait to evaluate it until after you hit that marker.

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I discover new music all the time, often in unexpected ways and places, and I delight in this. Even better is sharing my findings in the hope that someone else will make an exciting new discovery as well. Enjoy.