Song Of The Week (March 15th, 2015)

This week’s Song of the Week comes Nick Mulvey who debuted in May 2014 with the album “First Mind” which charted to number 10 in UK. Before debuting as a solo artist he was a percussionist in the acclaimed “Portico Quartet”. He holds a degree in music from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and was influenced by his Cuban and Congolese guitar teachers. His musical style is inspired by the likes of Nick Drake, Tom Waits and it combined a variation of African styles.

Nck Mulvey – Cucurucu

Lyrics:

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
She takes me back down the vista of my years, until I see
I see a child underneath the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
Pressing the poised feet of his mother who smiles at him as she sings.

Cucurucu, cucurucu

Softly now in the evening dusk, a woman is singing to me;
She takes me back down the vista of my years, until I see
A boy, a child underneath the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
Pressing the poised feet of his mother who smiles at him as she sings
Yearning to belong, yearning to belong
My heart beats with a ceaseless longing of a yearning to belong
In spite of myself, and all of these nursery songs
My heart beats with a ceaseless longing of a yearning to belong

Cucurucu, cucurucu
Singing cucurucu, cucurucu

Till the melodies of childish days, are upon, upon me
And they take me back, back down the river
They keep leading me on, they lead me to the sea
And all of my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, and I weep like a child for the past.

Singing cucurucu, cucurucu
Singing cucurucu, cucurucu

I see a child underneath the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
Pressing the poised feet of his mother who smiles at him as she sings.
Listen to me son, I’ll tell you why your feather’s strong
Cause he can still say every single day, he’s yearning to belong
Yearning to belong, yearning to belong
My heart beats with a ceaseless longing of a yearning to belong
In spite of myself, and all of these nursery songs
My heart beats with a ceaseless, meets with a peaceless burning to belong

Singing cucurucu, cucurucu
Singing cucurucu
Singing cucurucu, cucurucu
Cucurucu

Song Of The Week (March 30th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Paolo Nutini’s last album “Caustic Love” which will be released later next month. Paolo Nutini is a Scottish singer and songwriter that had received several awards and was nominated twice at the BRIT awards for “Best Male Solo Artist “. His debul album “These Streets” peaked to number 3 in UK and was followed by an even more successful album “Sunny Side Up” which peaked to number 1 in the UK and Ireland album charts.
Paolo Nutini – Better Man

 

Lyrics:

She makes me smile
She thinks the way I think
That girl makes me wanna be better
Took her down Bleecker Street
Saw she drank the way I drink
I kiss the sky to send her blue a letter
That girl
Makes me wanna be a better man
Ye should she see fit
Gonna treat her like a real man can
She’s fearless, she’s free
Oh she is a real live wire
And that girl
She’s got me feeling so much better
Oh you trade all the money in the world
Just to see this girl’s smile
All the while, she’ll make you feel so much better

Oh that girl, makes me wanna be a better man
And should she see fit, gonna treat her like a real man can
Ah, ah, la la la
Come on in my arms
You make me feel alright
You make me feel alright
You know I might get eager
I might lose my cool
Feel like I’m in detention
In the office at the school
And you’ll either love me love me
Or you hate me
But I can see you’ve got no time
For the in-between
But the reflection in your eyes
Gonna look so much better
I said that girl makes me wanna be a better man
Yeah yeah yeah
And should she see she fit, gonna treat her like a real man can

Gonna treat her like a real man can
Gonna treat her like a real man can
Gonna treat her like a real man can

Song Of The Week (March 23th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Yoann Lemoine (also known as Woodkid), a French musician, songwriter and music video director. As a music video director he is known for working with Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Mistery Jets. His debut album “The Golden Age” peaked at number 2 in France and Germany.

Woodkid – I Love You

 

Lyrics:

Where the light shivers offshore
Through the tides of oceans
We are shining in the rising sun

As we are floating in the blue
I am softly watching you
Oh boy your eyes betray what burns inside you

Whatever I feel for you
You only seem to care about you
Is there any chance you could see me too?
Cause I love you
Is there anything I could do
Just to get some attention from you?
In the waves I’ve lost every trace of you
Where are you?

After all I drifted ashore
Through the streams of oceans
Whispers wasted in the sand

As we were dancing in the blue
I was synchronized with you
But now the sound of love is out of tune

Whatever I feel for you
You only seem to care about you
Is there any chance you could see me too?
Cause I love you
Is there anything I could do
Just to get some attention from you?
In the waves I’ve lost every trace of you
Where are you?

Whatever I feel for you
You only seem to care about you
Is there any chance you could see me too?
Cause I love you
Is there anything I could do
Just to get some attention from you?
In the waves I’ve lost every trace of you
Where are you?”

Song Of The Week (March 16th, 2014)

This week’s chosen song is my favorite song from Tom Odell’s debut album “Long Way Down”.  Tom is one of UK’s emerging artists and had already won the “Critics’ Choice” award at the Brit Awards in 2013. In the following year he had received another two nominations for “British Male Solo Artist” and “British Breakthrough Act”.

Tom Odell – Sense

“Hard to know,
Maybe if I skim the stone,
Walk a different way back home,
It would all make sense.

Oh, shut my eyes,
Lose myself in teenage lies,
If I fell in love a thousand times,
Would it all make sense?

‘Cause I,
I’ve been feeling pretty small,
Sometimes,
Feel like I’m slipping down walls,
And every line,
I ever get a hold,
It seems to break.

Ca-call you up,
I can tell you just how much,
No, no maybe I’ll just get drunk,
And it will all make sense.

Or if I weren’t so nice,
I convince my friends that you were right,
I can promise you my heart don’t cry,
Would it all make sense?

‘Cause I,
I’ve been feeling pretty small,
Sometimes,
Feel like I’m slipping down walls,
And every lie,
I ever get a hold,
It seems to break.

Oh I,
I’ve been feeling pretty small,
Sometimes,
Feel like I’m slipping down walls,
And every lie,
I ever get a hold,
It seems to break.”

Song Of The Week (February 16th, 2014)

With a little delay here is last week’s song of the week:

First AID KIT – Emmylou

This is a song by a Swedish duo formed in 2007. In February 20, 2013, they were awarded four Swedish Grammis awards for 2012 Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, Best Pop Of The Year and Album Of The Year.

Lyrics:

“Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I’m already missing the summer
Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather
When it’s you I find like a ghost in my mind
I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

Now so much I know that things just don’t grow
If you don’t blessed them with your patience
And I’ve been there before I held up the door
For every stranger with a promise

But I’m holding back, that’s the strength that I lack
Every morning keeps returning at my window
And it brings me to you and I won’t just pass through
But I’m not asking for a storm

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

And yes I might have lied to you
You wouldn’t benefit from knowing of the truth
I was frightened but I held fast
I need you now at long last

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me
Just sing little darling, sing with me”

(source: Wikipedia)

Song Of The Week (February 9th, 2014)

This week’s song is from Gary Clark Jr. a Grammy-winning emerging artist from Texas. He was describes by many as the future of blue.

Gary Clark Jr.  – When My Train Pulls In

“Everyday nothing seems to change.
Everywhere I go I keep seeing the same old thing & I.
I can’t take it no more.
Oh, I would this town but I ain’t got no where else to go.
Wake up in the morning, oh, more bad news.
& I. Sometimes I feel like I was borne to lose & I.
It’s driving me out of my mind.
I’ll catch the next train & I. I’ll move on down the line.

Whoah I’ll be ready now. I’ll be ready when my train pulls in.
Whoah I’ll be ready now. I’ll be ready when my train pulls in.
I know my time ain’t long around here.
& I can’t live this life again.

Walking down the streets you might run across a smilng face.
But they’ll stab you in the back as soon as you turn & walk away
& I. Oh Lord it’s bringing me down.

If things don’t change around here, ain’t no use in me hanging ’round.

Whoah I’ll be ready now. I’ll be ready when my train pulls in.
Whoah I’ll be ready now. I’ll be ready when my train pulls in.
I know my time ain’t long around here.
& I can’t live this life again.”