May 11, 2012

Five (Relatively Unknown) Songs I Love

Metronomy - ''Everything Goes My Way''
Metronomy is an English band I've known for a few years. A month ago, I had the privilege to see them live in Edmonton (they were opening for Coldplay), and I just loved their performance! This song has something exotic to it, but I don't know what exactly. I love how the video is so innocent and beautiful.

Sufjan Stevens - ''Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing''
Oh, Sufjan. Sufjan Stevens is one of my favourite artists. I love his early albums (his Christmas album is just  wonderful!). This song is an old spiritual hymn: Sufjan didn't actually write it. His interpretation of it is exquisite (love the banjo!!). The music is remarkable, but I think the reason I appreciate this song so much is that the lyrics often reflect the way I feel about God.

Philipp Poisel - ''Durch die Nacht''
Philipp Poisel is a young musician from Germany. I was introduced to his music by one of my German friends last summer. We were driving a convertible, it was raining, and this song was playing. The moment was perfect! Listen to the guitar. It's so delicate and emotional!

Josh Garrels - ''Rise''
Ok, this song is very strange and unique. It is very heavy and solemn, and I think it was meant to be that way. You can get Josh Garrels' latest album, Love & War & The Sea In Between for free here (I know!! It's so cool that he's letting people download it for free!!). Many of Garrels' songs are spiritually-oriented. ''Rise'' is an apocalyptic, almost prophetic song. It's about the Christian journey, persecution, perseverance, and restoration. The chorus makes me shiver. This song is a masterpiece.

Two Door Cinema Club - ''Something Good Can Work''
This is probably one of my favourite songs. Ever. I love it so much, especially the chorus. It make me happy. Two Door Cinema Club is a band from Northern Ireland. Their debut album, Tourist History, is very, very good. I also really like ''What You Know.'' 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the music. That Irish band is groovy, and I'll check out the rest of Josh Garrels tomorrow.


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