We aim to target your musical heartstrings every week; this week is no different. From recognizable faces and genuine cult classics to new and up-and-coming voices of the generation, your mind will be fueled with sweet sounds and familiar faves.
99 Nights by Charlotte Cardin
With the enchanting sounds and influences of Montreal, Canada, Charlotte Cardin delivers a relatable and comforting musical experience with her album 99 Nights. With the warm embrace of smooth jazz accompaniment and soft, soulful vocalizations, Cardin’s music carries an essence of grace and deep emotion.
99 Nights delves into themes of loneliness and jealousy, allowing listeners to connect with their own experiences through Cardin’s lyrics. In the track “Next To You,” Charlotte Cardin’s exemplary vocal range and emotional depth shine through. “Jim Carrey” adds a layer of playfulness with a fun and familiar tune while cleverly incorporating a double meaning into the lyrics and the song’s overall message. Taking an alternative twist, “How High” introduces guitar riffs that guide the listener into a memorable tune. Throughout 99 Nights, Charlotte Cardin weaves a sonic tapestry that offers comfort in all stages of life.
“I’m more comfortable with my true instincts than I’ve ever been. This process helped me with a lot of things. I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time too, so it’s really positive,”
~ Charlotte Cardin on 99 Nights
Guiding Hand by ford.
Ford’s nine-track album takes listeners on a journey where each song holds more than initially meets the ear. “Hidden Sound” is one such track that captivates the senses with its unique synthesis of sound and ethereal cymbal crashes that echo in and out of the listener’s ears.
As you delve deeper into the album, “Magnolia/Blue Moss” stands out as a harmonious masterpiece. This track takes you on a voyage through its echoing “ouus” and gradually emerges as a harmonious and almost angelic composition.
Ford’s ability to craft intricate soundscapes and evoke a range of emotions through his music is proof of his soulful talent. With Guiding Hand, Ford invites listeners to embark on a sonic adventure that transcends the bounds of music.
REVAMPED by Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato, known for their sensational pop hits, takes a bold leap into the realm of rock with their latest project. Reimagining some of their cult classic songs from the past decade, Lovato delivers a whole new sound that’s drenched in epic rock presence.
In tracks like “Confident—Rock Version,” Demi masterfully morphs the original hit into a sinister rock fantasy. Demi’s powerful vocals are perfectly complemented by the electrifying beats, adding an extra layer of intensity to an already hype-inducing song.
“Give Your Heart A Break” undergoes a metamorphosis of its own as it strays from its original tune, featuring Berk McCraken. The result is a classic 2000s rock sound that breathes new life into the track. Even in the confessional ballad “Tell Me You Love Me,” Demi retains the essence of the original while embracing a rock foundation that elevates the song to new heights. Demi Lovato’s foray into rock proves that they can excel in multiple genres and continues to surprise fans and listeners.
Bound For Glory by Hyro The Hero
Hydro The Hero is a musical maverick, he defies traditional genre boundaries by blending rap and rock into a unique and exhilarating fusion. His approach to music showcases his individuality as an artist, creating a sound that is equal parts storytelling and confessional. In Bound For Glory, Hydro takes the listener on a journey that lives up to its ambitious title.
“I’m So Sick” is a track that mirrors its title perfectly. Hydro’s frustration is palpable as he vocalizes the monotony of being stuck in the same place with the same people. The production work beneath his vocals adds layers to the song, enhancing the overall experience. “Renegade of Punk” is a prime example of Hydro’s ingenuity. He takes a classic hip-hop beat and combines it with elements of rock, including the electrifying sound of an electric guitar. The result is a track that bridges the gap between two genres, something that Hyrdo does so well. He’s carving out a unique space for himself, appealing to fans of both rap and rock while making a path all his own.
When The Band Breaks Up Again – Walter Ect.
Walter Ect. has traversed a remarkable journey, from their roots as a childhood band to the seasoned artists they are today, as evident in their latest album, When The Band Breaks Up Again.
In “GTFO Therou,” the band maintains a steady and balanced sound, with the drums taking the lead while fragments of samples gracefully embellish the track. “Drown Enough” channels the classic tones of alternative rock, drawing on familiar sequences that resonate with fans of the genre. Throughout the album, Walter Ect. demonstrates their unity as a band growing up and experiencing life on their own. Their music flows seamlessly, and their collective talent shines through, making When The Band Breaks Up Again a fine point in their discography.
Stay tuned for next week’s top 5 albums. If you missed last week don’t forget to check it out.