Song of the Day: “Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt

Sometimes you just need a song to motivate and push you, and “Surprise Yourself” by the amazing and uber talented Jack Garratt does that!

His album, Phase, is easily one of the most hyped albums of 2016, and it did not disappoint. The only thing better than hearing the album is seeing Jack live. He’s really a one man-band, beautifully recreating the sonic and emotional landscape of his album with numerous instruments and loop pedals. I saw him at The Fonda in LA a few months ago and was completely mesmerized and enamored with Jack! I can’t wait to see him again.

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Friday Five: Jack Garratt, Dua Lipa, Lissie, Conrad Sewell and Oh Wonder

It’s Friday, so here’s this week’s “Friday Five” — 5 song you NEED to hear!

And as always, let me know what you think!  Tweet me your thoughts!

1. “Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt

Finally Jack Garratt’s album is released! I haven’t heard it yet, but I will for sure pick up the cd! Yeah, I still buy cds! Every single song we’ve heard from Jack has been top notch. I’m mesmerized by the fact that he is able to reproduce the songs live. It’s one thing to layer and produce a studio track, but to be able to pull them off live, and alone is incredible, and it’s one of the reasons there’s so much (well deserved) hype around him! Do yourself a favor and pick up his album, Phase!

2. “Last Dance” by Dua Lipa

Another amazing song from Dua Lipa! She’s amazing. I’ve constantly got her three songs in heavy rotation and never get sick of it. I really need an album from Dua Lipa soon! “Last Dance” might be my favorite song from her yet! And the video is super weird, but a cool weird. I dig it.

3. “Don’t You Give Up On Me” by Lissie

Yes! Lissie is back with an excellent new album. I was a massive fan of her debut album, Catching A Tiger. It’s amazing folk-pop. Is that a genre… well, it is now, and Lissie is one of the best. Last week, she released a new album, My Wild West, and I’m really digging it. After a few spins, my favorite songs are “Wild West,” “Hero,” “Hollywood,” and the lead single, “Don’t You Give Up On Me.” Lissie rocks!

4. “Shadow” by Conrad Sewell

2016 is going to be a massive year for Conrad Sewell! You might not know him by name, but you know his voice – he’s the vocalist on Kygo’s hit “Firestone.” He’s got an incredible voice, that soothes both the slower ballads as well as the up-tempo songs. I never posted it (shame on me!) but his song “Hold Me Up” is a straight-up hit! His song “Shadow” gives me Michael Jackson vibes! I’m a fan of his debut EP, All I Know and stoked to hear his debut album soon.

5. “All We Do” (Live) by Oh Wonder

I mean, can we talk about how cool Oh Wonder are! They’re just so chill – I’m such a fan of them. This song is just perfection. They remind me of London Grammar, Broods and The xx. Just amazing chill indie-pop.

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New Jack Garratt Track Is On “Fire”!

Last week, Jack Garratt released a brand new song, “Fire” and if it’s any indication of what’s in store when he releases his album, Phase, on Friday, the album is going to be MASSIVE. But we kinda expected that.

I can’t get over how amazing this song is – I hear something new I love about it after every listen. What I dig most about Jack is his style – there’s really no-one that’s making the music he’s making. He seamlessly dances between indie, pop, electro-synth, R&B vibes and it all makes sense.

I’m stoked to hear the rest of Pieces next week and to see him at The Fonda soon. Here’s a kick ass live version of “Fire”:

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