Miro’s Friday Five: Ed Sheeran, London Grammar, Jon Bellion, morgxn and Rag’n’Bone Man

It’s the first Friday of 2017, and I’m back at it with my Friday Five… it’s 5 songs you NEED to hear! They could be five brand new songs, or songs that have been out for a bit and that I’ve recently discovered and can’t imagine my life without them.

Here it is, my Friday Five:

  • “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man – This song! I love his voice and it’s unexpected given his physical appearance. I first discovered his incredible voice on “Remains” on Bastille’s mixtape “VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III). It’s the spin-off of Bastille’s song “Skulls,” which is one of my faves, and Rag’n’Bone’s verse is my favorite on “Remains.” But back to “Human,” I first heard it a while ago and it stuck with me, but the acoustic version which was recently released really elevated the song for me.
  • “hard pill to swallow” by morgxn – I’m such a massive fan of everything morgxn has released to date, and this is no exception. It’s an emotional song and has depth, which I respect. I’ve seen him play this live, and the album cut is fantastic. Keep a lookout for morgxn and his upcoming EP.
  • “All Time Low” by Jon Bellion – it only takes one song for one to make up their mind about this song – you either love it or really don’t get it. And I really dig it. I love the honesty and bluntness in the lyrics and subject matter. It reminds me of twenty one pilots, which is a positive.
  • “Rooting For You” by London Grammar – ugh. Hannah’s voice is just magical. She has such a powerful and emotive voice. It get’s me every time. I love their debut album and am really excited for new music, and their latest single, “Rooting For You” does not disappoint.
  • “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran – so I’m note sure if you heard, but Ed Sheeran dropped not one, but two new singles after taking a year hiatus. (Though he did manage to write a few tunes for other artists.) From the two singles, I instantly gravitated towards “Castle on the Hill” as it more closely aligns itself with the singer-songwriter sound I love from Ed. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy “Shape of You,” but it’s clearly a lead single and radio-friendly, but as a fan, I hope to hear more songs like “Castle on the Hill” on his upcoming album.

Photo Credits: Ed Sheeran: Atlantic Records. London Grammer: ChuffMedia. Jon Bellion: JonBellion.com. morgxn: Miro Sarkisian. Rag’n’Bone Man: ChuffMedia.

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Miro’s 20 Albums of 2014

There were so many amazing albums in 2014, way too many. But I managed to narrow it down to the 20 that I listened to the most and the ones that I will be listening to for years to come…

In alphabetical order, here’s my list:

alt-J – This Is All Yours
Banks – Goddess
Bastille – All This Bad Blood
Broods – Evergreen
Echosmith – Talking Dreams
Ed Sheeran – X
Fenech-Soler – Rituals
Frankmusik – By Nicole
George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
Hozier – Hozier
The Kooks – Listen
London Grammar – If You Wait
Maroon 5 – V
Meiko – Dear You
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Sia – 100o Forms of Fear
Sohn – Tremors
Taylor Swift – 1989

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