I had all good intentions of posting this on Friday, but alas, I got a little sidetracked. I think pretty much everyone did. And that’s ok. So instead of shoving these amazing songs down your throat on Friday and therefore not doing them real justice, I’ve waited until now. I know for a fact they’ll help you start your week off with a bang and get goin’ on the right foot, so in a weird twist of events (and let me tell you, this never comes out of my mouth), HAPPY MONDAY, EVERYONE! Here are 5 songs for the week, plus a totally rad music video! (Stream these songs, and the rest of the music from The Sundaze at Sound Cloud. Link to the “2nd 100” playlist here).
Elise du Crest “Avant la Fin du Jour” Sure it’s in French, but you really don’t need to understand the words to hear the passion and compassion in her voice. She strikes again with this beautiful release after her cover of Louis the Child’s “Strange,” and also her original composition, “Fade” (featured on The Sundaze here). Gorgeous tribute to a heartbreaking event.
Micky Blue “Firebird” We’ve posted Micky Blue’s music here before, and yes, you guessed it, we’re in love with this newest release as well. With feminine-ly robust vocals and the same soulful pop finish we’ve come to expect, what sets this song apart are the lyrics; the song is inspired by a friend of hers, and the lyrics are drawn from folklore and fairy tale journeys (we caught some “Icarus” references right away).
Sara Hartman “Monster Lead Me Home” Groovy enough to dance to, but deadpan enough to get your brain machine spinnin’, this stunning debut from female vocalist Sara Hartman is a sure sign of good things to come. And until then, we have this gem of a tune to get us through our darkest moments (aka vacuuming or washing the dishes).
Nico Yaryan “Just Tell Me” The kind of song you’ll want to spin around your apartment slow dancing to.
Apollo LTD “What Are You Waiting For” The perfect song to wake up and get movin’ to, Apollo LTD comes at us with a fun and disco-rock-y debut single, and we really can’t wait for what’s next.
And last week, we featured a favorite music video of ours, and we have a great one for you this week as well. Let’s welcome “rad Dads dancing bad” to The Sundaze, with the music video for “Show Me How To Move” by The Elwins. Although if we’re being completely honest, I found it totally relateable and now I’m self-conscious that a bunch of dads are better dancers than me. Not that it really takes a lot to be a better dancer than me, but now I’m aware my competition comes in all forms.