Friday Five: Listen to Jack Garratt, Raleigh Ritchie, Rudimental, Oh Wonder and The 1975!

It’s Friday, and I’m keen on keeping the “Friday Five” tradition going, so yeah, here’s 5 song you NEED to hear!

And after you’ve heard them, share your thoughts! I’d love to hear which ones you love and which you think were awful! Music is subjective, and maybe your taste is terrible! I’m kidding. But really, please do tweet me your thoughts!

1. “Worry” by Jack Garratt

It’s safe to say I’m not the only one obsessed with Jack Garratt and his sound. He’s a one-man band a la Ed Sheeran and KT Tunstall, but crossed with Robert DeLong and Royal Blood. He’s debut album, Phases, comes out next Friday, and it’s bound to top the charts. The 24 year-old phenom from England has already been named BBC Introducing Aritst of the Year, won BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice, and was also named the winner of BBC Sound of 2016. No pressure! Check out this amazing live version of “Worry” and you’ll know why he’s set to dominate in 2016.

2. “Bloodsport” by Raleigh Ritchie

This song! I was instantly drawn to this song. It’s such a cool song. I love the chorus and the beat. The rap verse took me by surprise when it started, but I dig it. I’m a fan of Raleigh Ritchie and the sound. Excited to hear his album, You’re A Man Now, Boy, which will be out at the end of February.

Fun fact: Raleigh Ritchie is also an actor – you may recognize him as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones.

3. “Rumour Mill” by Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Will Heard

I LOVE Rudimental’s latest album, We The Generation. Actually, I love their debut album too. This is such a cool and funky song. Rudimental are known for having amazing vocalists featured on their song and they’ve again struck gold with Will Heard and Anne-Marie! They’re amazing on the track, and even better live. The energy they bring to the stage show is insane – it’s one giant party. And Will Heard has some killer dance moves! Turn this up and get your dance on!

4. “Without You” by Oh Wonder

I really dig Oh Wonder! “Without You” is one of the catchiest songs on the duo’s self-titled debut album. They have a super chill vibe to their music, and it’s wonderful. It’s an album you could listen to and enjoy from start to finish and really get lost and absorbed in it. Very pensive, at least for me. Seriously, check out their album, so good!

5. “The Sound” by The 1975

I’m a massive fan of The 1975’s self-titled album. It’s got a great pop-rock vibe to it and it’s one hit-song after another. For the follow up, which has a ridiculously long title, they’re going with more of a pop sound, and I dig it. Of the songs we’ve heard from it, “The Sound” is my favorite so far. Oddly, they don’t have (or I couldn’t find) the official audio on YouTube, so here’s their live performance from SNL, though I prefer the studio edit. Nevertheless, it’s a cool song.

So there you go, what’d you think of the songs?

As always, share your thoughts with me and send me any recommendations via @itsaMiro on Twitter

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