The Slow Revolt – This Dark Matter

I couldn’t be more in love with this.

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Deptford Goth – Union

In musical love with this…Deptford Goth – UNION

‘ Everything that comes together, everything that falls apart in here, every single living thing ‘

Honestly might be the best chillwave i’ve heard in ages, it’s almost too beautiful, I just keep pushing replay.

Deptford Goth is from Peckham, South London and he’s just made me doubt my love of North London just because I’d like to live closer to someone who makes music this beautiful

Le sigh!

FOLK WEDNESDAY with Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner

It’s Folk music Wednesday at Slightsingle HQ and I’ve got a musical treat just for you. Meet Annie Dressner, a quirky singer/ songwriter who you probably haven’t heard of yet but I predict you’ll adore.

Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner’s Confident, Inviting Debut, “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names” has been happily received. Playing at festivals & venues such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party & Cluny2, Annie is quickly making herself and her music known.

Dressner’s poignant songs are delivered with such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front-row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music.

Dressner is making a strong connection with listeners. Her collection of 11 original songs at times evokes Bright Eyes, an up-tempo Mazzy Star ‘Fade Into You,’ or Jenny Lewis.

Bless Annie’s heart she’s agreed to a question and answer session which will hopefully familiarise you with her passion and talent.

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SS: London seems to be a growing hub for folk music at the moment. Is that what motivated you to make the move from New York City where you were raised?

AD: That was not the reason – but now that I am here, it isn’t a bad thing.

SS: What have you found hardest about the transition?

AD: I miss my friends & family.

SS: Are there any musicians you admire that you’ve had a chance to share the stage with?

AD: Lucy Wainwright Roche was as wonderful person to support. Not only is she super talented – she is also extremely nice.

SS: When did you first start singing? And when did you realise you wanted to pursue it as a career?

AD: I cannot remember not singing. I have always wanted to perform. I started to do the singer/songwriter thing for about four years now.

SS: Who would you most like to open for?

AD: Simon & Garfunkel.

SS: Your lyrics are quite personal do you find performing difficult when you put yourself out there?

AD: Generally, no. Sometimes, yes.

SS: If you had to compare yourself to an artist who would it be?

AD: Picasso.

SS: Your upcoming touring schedule is very busy, is music a full time gig for you?

AD: At the moment, yes. Hopefully it can stay that way.

SS: What has been your favourite part of touring?

AD: Meeting fun people and seeing fun places… oh, and playing music!

SS: What else can we expect from you in the future?

AD: I am going to be coming out with an EP in the Spring of 2013. I am super excited about it!

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Rhye – The Fall – Live

I think this might be the saddest most beautiful song I’ve heard in ages. Give it a listen.

Oh, make love to me
One more time, before you go away
Why can’t you stay?

Oh my love… come home to me
just for a while, I’ll leave this piece in you
Why can’t you stay

Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear
Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear (don’t ruin this heart of mine)

The sun is gone, it fell into the fall
but I don’t want it this way, why can’t you stay

Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear
Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear

There should be words, there should be words that explain the way
but I am tongue tied and twisted, where’s those words..

Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear
Don’t run away Don’t slip away my dear

The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Explicit)

I love The Weeknd. Here’s his new video. Adore!

LYRICS:

Now you’re thinkin’ ’bout it
Girl your’e thinkin’ ’bout it
What we got here
How we fuckin’ got here
They recognize
They just recognize
I’m in a life without a home so this recognitions not enough
I don’t care bout nobody else
Cause I’ve been on these streets way too long
Baby I’ve been on this too long

Cause getting faded too long
Got me on this rolling stone
So I take another hit
Kill another serotonin
With a hand full of beans
And a chest full of weed
Got me singing bout a bitch
While I’m blowing out my steam
Yea I know I got my issues
Why you think I fuckin’ flow?
And I’mma keep on smoking ’til I can’t hit another note
Oooo but until then

I got you
Baby I got you
Until you’re used to my face
And my mystery fades
I got you
So baby love me
Before they all love me
Until you won’t love me
Before they all loved me
I’ll be different
I think I’ll be different
I hope I’m not different
And I hope you’ll still listen
But until then
Baby I got you
I got you
Girl I still got you
I got you