Gone West: Canyons

Gone West: Canyons

Listen to country pop music by Gone West on their debut album Canyons.

Gone West is a new Nashville-based group featuring 2-time Grammy award-winner Colbie Caillat, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Reeves, 4-time Hawaii music award winner Justin Kawika Young, and ACM and CMT nominated artist Nelly Joy. The group’s intricate four-part vocal harmonies create a warm feel and refreshing vibe.

Album

Canyons (2020) – 13 songs, 45 min

 

Videos

Gone West Virtual Album Release Party – 4 songs, 16 min 53 sec

 

Gone West – 3 min 30 sec

 

What Couldn’ve Been (Acoustic) – 4 min 3 sec

 

This Time – 3 min 43 sec

 

Confetti – 3 min 21 sec

 

Gone West – Journey to Canyons – 3 min 18 sec

 

Listen to more music by Colbie Caillat.

 

Links

Visit these links for their website, social media, and general information.

These are links for music services and music stores.

Photo credit: Canyons @Amazon (album cover)

Lenka: Recover

Lenka: Recover

Listen to indie pop music by Australian singer/songwriter Lenka on her latest EP album Recover. I also include another album Attune released since my last Lenka post. Several years ago I saw her at Stubbs BBQ in Austin during her “Bright Side” tour, along with British singer/songwriter Nick Howard.

Albums

Recover – EP  (2020) – 6 songs, 22 min

 

Attune  (2017) – 12 songs, 41 min

 

Playlist

Lenka (Playlist) – 30 songs, 1 hr 45 min

 

Video

Here is a music video for her song Unique that is an epic selfie video, made by Lenka and her fans from all over the world!

Unique on The Bright Side () – 3 min 21 sec

 

Listen to more of her music at my Lenka post for more of her albums, videos, and links. This new album and updated playlist has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Recover @ Amazon (album cover)

First Aid Kit: Ruins

First Aid Kit: Ruins

Listen to indie folk music by Swedish duo First Aid Kit on their latest album Ruins. I also included a recent EP and single, as well as videos and a Spotify playlist.

Albums

Ruins (2018) – 10 songs, 39 min

 

Tender Offerings – EP (2018) – 4 songs, 16 min

 

Strange Beauty – Single (2019) – 2 songs, 7 min

 

Playlist

Here is the Spotify playlist of their essential tracks.

This is First Aid Kit (Playlist) – 49 songs, 3 hr 7 min

 

Videos and more…

2Cellos: Let There Be Cello

2Cellos: Let There Be Cello

Listen to cello music by 2Cellos, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser from Croatia, on their  latest album Let There Be Cello.

New Album

Let There Be Cello (2019) – 14 songs, 42 min

 

Playlist

Here’s my playlist with their earlier songs.

2Cellos (Playlist) – 12 songs, 46 min

 

See my 2Cellos music post with their albums, videos, and links. This new album will  been included there as well.

Photo credit: Let There Be Cello @ Amazon (album cover)

My Top Songs – 2018

Listen to the top 100 songs that I played on Spotify during 2018.

They recently sent me an email which highlighted my 2018 music. I love a wide variety of music from many genres and artists, but you probably already knew that, if you have followed my blog over the past 4 years. In fact, Spotify called me “adventurous” because I listened to “non-mainstream” artists 159% more than the average Spotify user. I also included my top songs for 2017 and 2016.

Playlist (2018)

Your Top Songs – 2018 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 7 hr 23 min

Enjoy the following custom playlist Spotify created for me with the 100 songs that I loved most this year, all wrapped up.

 

Playlist (2017)

Your Top Songs – 2017 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 6 hr 53 min

 

Playlist (2016)

Your Top Songs – 2016 (Playlist) – 99 songs, 7 hr 4 min

 

Summary

Here are various summaries they provided that reflect my Spotify listening history during 2018. Very interesting!

Statistics

  • 11,288 minutes (188 hours – 22% more than 2017)
  • 2,736 songs (228/month)

Top Artists

Top Songs

  • Dressed on Festen (2017) by Milos Milonakis
  • Questions on The Journey, Vol. 1 (2018) by Cinthia Garcia
  • Slow Down
  • Luminous on Encounters of the Beautiful Kind (2018) by Rachel LaFond
  • A Beautiful Distraction on Waking the Muse (2013) by Michele McLaughlin

Top Genres

  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Indie
  • Roots

Oldest Song

Even with all the newfangled music coming out, I still found time for oldies like this.

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo on Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana (Remastered) (1953) by Renato Cellini

 

Tastebreakers (Playlist) – 50 songs, 4 hr 4 min

To broaden my horizons in 2019, Spotify created this playlist of songs from genres and artists I don’t usually explore.

 

Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Listen to indie folk music by Handsome & Gretyl and Lullen on their new album A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack).

This music was created for a short documentary film about grief & loss. Lullen is one of the side projects for Handsome (Brett), which he describes this way:

Lullen is a soft breath of soothing, seaborne melodies designed to mimic the calming, clearing effects of the sound of the ocean. Created with deep, warm felt piano and awash with deep reverberations, Lullen moves listeners to center, focus, and dream.

New Album

A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack)  (2018) – 11 songs, 35 min

 

Recent Single

Make You Mine  (2018) – 1 song, 3 min 22 sec

 

See my music post on Handsome & Gretyl for more albums, videos, and links. It will be updated with the new album.

Photo credit: A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack) @ Amazon (album cover).

My Top Songs – 2017

My Top Songs – 2017

Listen to the top 100 songs that I played on Spotify during 2017. They recently sent me an email which highlighted my 2017 music. I guess you could say that I love a wide variety of music from many genres and artists, but especially new age and piano. But I guess you probably already knew that, if you have followed my blog over the past three years.

Playlist (2017)

Your Top Songs – 2017 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 6 hr 53 min

Enjoy the following custom playlist Spotify created for me with the 100 songs that I loved most this year, all wrapped up.

 


Playlist (2016)

Your Top Songs – 2016 (Playlist) – 99 songs, 7 hr 4 min

If you want to hear what I listened to during 2016, here’s another custom playlist with the songs I loved the most for the previous year.

 


Summary

Here are various summaries they provided that reflect my Spotify listening history during 2017. Very interesting!

Statistics

  • 9,231 minutes (153 hours)
  • 1,843 songs (153/month)
  • 433 artists (36/month)
  • 35 genres
  • 12 skipped tracks

Artists

Songs

  • Lost in Familiar Surrounding
  • Reflected in a Flowing Stream
  • As Seasons Change
  • Procession of Moon and Stars
  • Preludium in C Major (Variation) – J.S. Bach

Genres

  • New Age
  • Classify
  • Focus
  • New Age Piano
  • Folk-pop

Age

The average age of Spotify listeners for Pop is 27, and 41 for New Age, whereas I am 72.

Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Listen to Americana music by Josh Ritter with this video of a recent acoustic performance for his latest album Gathering. He starts his tour with The Royal City Band this Sunday in Dallas, and will be here at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 12, 2018.

Video

Just a few days before his new album Gathering was released, Josh Ritter performed for The Current (89.3) and 75 lucky fans, packed into the basement of The Turf Club (aka The Clown Lounge), Saint Paul, Minnesota. He performed songs with bassist Zachariah Hickman from ‘Gathering’ and a few standout tracks from his catalog, in an uplifting and spirited performance.

Full MicroShow performance for The Current (89.3) – 44 min 49 sec

 

Songs

These are the songs performed in the video with their start times.

 0:20 Feels Like Lightning
 4:08 Showboat
 8:15 Train Go By
13:10 Dreams
19:30 Thunderbolt's Goodnight
23:28 Oh Lord, Part 3
27:20 I Can't Believe We Were Ever Strangers
31:30 Henrietta, Indiana
35:05 When Will I Be Changed?
40:45 Getting Ready to Get Down

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new video.

Photo credit: Gathering @ Amazon (album cover)

Erin McCarley: YU YĪ

Erin McCarley: YU YĪ

Listen to indie pop music by Erin McCarley on her new album YU YĪ.

New Album

YU YĪ (2017) – 10 songs, 37 min

 

Videos

GOOD (2017) – 3 min 56 sec

 

Out of the Fog (2017) – 4 min 16 sec

 

I Can Be Somebody (2017) – 4 min 18 sec

 

Listen to more of her music at my Erin McCarley post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album.

Photo credit: YU YĪ @ Amazon (album cover)