In this week’s music post, I have put together a collection of precious throwbacks and a new release. Enjoy! 🙂
“Believe” by Elton John
I think it’s apt to begin this week with one of my favourite artists of all time. Released in 1995, “Believe” is an epic, sweeping song about believing in love. What a wonderful insight into 90’s Elton! The music video is bizarre too – wanna live in a world where Elton John flies about in a zeppelin?!
“Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” by Tame Impala
Famous for their psychedelic rock, Tame Impala are regarded as one of the best bands to come out of Australia over the past decade. “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” puts you into a trance with its overall out-worldly, dreamy and hypnotic sound. Want to hear an acoustic cover of the track? Then click here.
“Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)” by Squeeze
Let’s go back to 1980 and a brilliant, underrated track by Squeeze! It is a very British song about young love on a seaside holiday. Spot Jools Holland!
“(I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free/One” by Lighthouse Family
A cover of both Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and U2’s “One”, all mingled together in an early-noughties, soulful-pop vibe. <3 Also, both originals are also brilliant and definitely worth a listen!
“Distant Colours” by Manic Street Preachers
Out of the three, new singles released by Manic Street Preachers, “Distant Colours” is my shining favourite! This track was written about the band’s political dissolution and frustration regarding the political events of the past few years. The video is an embodiment of that detachment and melancholic spirit. Also, check out their other single “International Blue”, which is another great one! I love the loud spirit of the band, and this has got even stronger with time. Their new album is going to release in the next month or so, and I really can’t wait!
From Sophia with Love x
Check out my last music post: a review of “In Your Own Sweet Time”, the new album by The Fratellis!