By Maya Kubisa
The Most Beautiful Thing – Bruno Major
This track comes from London based musician, producer, and songwriter Bruno Major’s most recent album Too Let A Good Thing Die, a collection of songs about love, heartbreak, and the wonders of life. Major is an incredibly honest and vulnerable songwriter. Musically, he creates soulful notes and gorgeous melodies and puts them in exactly the right place. Vocally, he sends you off into a dreamland with his soft, deep voice. The Most Beautiful Thing is about wondering who you might fall in love with: who will they be? Where do they live? Where will we meet? I love the sense of wonderment in the lyrics and the softness of the guitar makes for a relaxing mood.
Lyric Video and chords for The Most Beautiful Thing
To the Mountains – Lizzy McAlpine
To the Mountains is a song from Lizzy McAlpine’s debut album Give Me A Minute. It’s about wanting to escape after a difficult break up. McAlpine has a lovely soft calming voice which leaves you feeling warm inside like a hot cup of tea on a cold day. She’s an incredible songwriter who writes heart-warming songs. To the mountains encapsulates that warm feeling perfectly. It may be my favourite, but I urge you to listen to the album in its entirety.
Official audio for To The Mountains
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A Little Bit Yours – JP Saxe
A little bit yours, from American singer songwriter JP Saxe, shows you how a piano pop ballad should be done. A beautiful deep vocal along with a dreamy piano arrangement make for a great song. His vocal on this track feels genuine and raw. The punchy chorus makes you want to sing out loud. JP Saxe is a breath of fresh air to the world of pop music.
Music Video for A Little Bit Yours
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An Evening I Will Not Forget – Dermot Kennedy
Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy is one of those rare people that keeps their accent when they sing. This makes for a rawer tone to his songs. An Evening I Will Not Forget is from his debut album Without Fear where he takes traditional Irish folk and gives it a modern spin. His voice is the standout, it’s powerful and you know he means every word he sings. You can’t deny the power Kennedy has in his voice.
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When They’ll Say About Us – Finneas
You might know Finneas as a producer for his sister Billie Eilish. As well as creating incredible albums for his sister, Finneas is his own musician. What they’ll say about us is a powerful song about social change. A song of hope that the world will get better. A song to those that have had a difficult year and the hope that we’ll get through these troubling times. Finneas’ vocal in this song is really strong and showcases what he’s capable of.
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Exile -Taylor Swift ft. Bon Iver
Taylor Swift needs no intro. She just came out with her eighth studio album Folklore. Taylor wrote on Instagram about the concept of the album, “The lines between fantasy and reality blur and the boundaries between truth and fiction become almost indiscernible.” Some of the songs are about her but many others feature are made up characters which makes for a more fairy tale like experience. I’m sure you have all heard Exile, but I could not not include this song, it’s so good.
Taylor sings about leaving a toxic relationship and realising that’s the best thing to do. She’s learnt from pervious relationships and won’t take it anymore. The deepness of Bon Ivers voice alongside Swifts more airy pop vocal make for a magical combination. The contrasting harmonies are beautiful and this adds layers to the song.
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The Author – Luz
Up and coming Irish musician and singer songwriter Luz writes magical songs and her most recent single The author is no exception. It’s about falling in love with someone and not knowing whether they feel the same and navigating your feelings and trying to figure out what the right thing to do is. Her vocals in this are stunning. She sings with such feeling and emotion.
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Cool Girl – Dodie
Cool girl is a song taken from her upcoming debut album Build a problem (out 5th March 2021). Dodie started out on YouTube and gained popularity with covers and a few original songs. She has come on leaps and bounds with her song writing since her YouTube days. Cool girl is about wanting to be the cool, chill girl in the relationship: the ‘easy’ going girl who doesn’t get angry. Dodie has a way with words that just flow so well, and her songs are more like poetry.
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