I remember my early teen years downloading random songs on Napster and discovering my new favorites. A couple months ago I decided to get back to those roots of tune hunting with my #musicmondayz playlist–7 new songs I’m feeling that I share each week via Soundcloud.
My friends at Libro Musica have given me this opportunity to share my thoughts with you on my top 7 songs on the 7th day of each month. There’s no real rules here in terms of genre — I’ll playlist pretty much anything I like — but you’ll find I skew towards indietronica, pop (especially synthpop), with some electronic, trip hop, chill, ambient, and alternative thrown in.
I hope you find a new song to vibe to from the first round of Seersha’s Seven:
FYFE – Love You More
I keep coming back to this one, it’s just so darn fun and I love that juxtaposition with the bittersweet lyrics. Those little shouts in the background and that “la la la la la” melody line kill me. Hooks for days here.
Jessica Manning – Homestead
Something about the production of this song has an early 90s feel to me, in the best way. Honestly, I probably would have passed on this song but the modulation between the verses and chorus is brilliant. It also helps that Jessica’s voice is buttery smooth. Pretty impressed with what’s coming out of the Minneapolis scene lately.
Mishegas – Forever Ago
Production prowess and all the vibes. Start your day with this one.
Fat Bottom Records – Hoops – Rules
In part this is a Hoosier shout out, and I can’t get enough of these guitar licks. Thank you, Hoops, for reminding me songs don’t have to be 3 minutes long, and outros don’t have to be predictable.
Holidae – Scared
Another Minneapolis act on this month’s list. I’m obsessed with the percussion sounds and patterns in this song. The vocals come across as both tender and self-assured. And the synth parts are fire. Love.
darkDARK – Shelter
You are going to get this synthpop gem stuck in your head. And you’ll be ok with it. True to their name, there’s a dark mystique to the track. The 80s elements warm my cold heart.
AyOwA – Newcross
Modular synths, old reel-to-reels, and unique vocals being sung in Danish? Yes, please.
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