Tag: pop

Sinnober – Who’s Gonna Write Our Song

     Vodka has a few favorite artists that show up over and over again. One of those is the husband and wife team of Sinnober. Over the last year and change, they’ve been churning out a set of magical singles that I hope will culminate in a new LP at some point in the near future. The latest addition to this collection is Who’s Gonna Write Our Song (heard here).  Using a lush piano introduction and adding other instruments to the background, Sinnober weaves a pop-jazz tune into…

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Richard Öhrn – Sounds In English LP

     The lush pop goodness of Richard Öhrn is about to drop and you should be ready to snatch it up in your preferred format in just two days! Known for his guitar and songwriting in the band In Deed, Öhrn steps out on his own here with a stunning collection of pop, Sounds In English (Out November 11th), which contains Love And Friendship (heard here).  The results are a dozen tracks of uncompromisingly good music that make you think that in spite of the quality…

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Noah Chenfield – In Our Room

     Vodka describes In My Room (seen/heard here) from power pop multi-instrumentalist Noah Chenfield as full-on fun. While the subject of the song tends to be tried-and-true material (love y’all!) the feeling of this track is playful. Noah says that this track is: “a love song about a very specific time and place. I wanted to make something that would sound right for a lazy beach day…” Certainly In My Room is radio-ready. It’s the kind of pop song that you’d expect to find on…

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Misterwives – Wrongside

     We seem to be hitting the female vocalist pretty hard this month, but it’s just by chance. Enter the latest incredible voice, with the frontwoman of  Misterwives, Mandy Lee, and Wrongside (seen/heard here).  The song is all about breaking through negativity and the slog that this creates within minds, reinforcing the importance of being there for yourself. From the band’s promotional material Mandy describes where the song idea comes from: “I have spent a lot of my time on the wrong side of my…

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Weyes Blood – It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody

     Prepare to be mesmerized! Weyes Blood has a beautiful alto voice! As ballads go about feeling desperate loneliness and not knowing what to do, you can’t do better than wanting to listen over and over again. As Vodka was writing this review, I listened twice in quick succession and then pre-ordered the CD. I must have more of this wonderful voice!   It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody (heard here) is striking, in melody, in the lyrics, in…

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