Tuesday, December 18, 2018

“Golden Ruin” by True Crime – A Song Feature

     True Crime deserves a longer post for their song “Golden Ruin,” but our investigative skills are lacking – couldn’t even find a Facebook page [did find a disturbing amount of content dedicated to serial killers]. Reaching out to the band, the following was received:
  “We are a goth pop and sometimes mumbling dance band from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (one of the coldest cities in the world). The band started as a side project in a haunted basement, with the aim of sounding like Fleetwood Mac meets Dracula. The aim of the project is to create songs that are sexy, catchy, and that try to break through the gloom. In 2018, the band has released 29 songs as electronic EP's and singles. Expect a proper True Crime album sometime in 2019.”

     “Golden Ruin” by True Crime


“Milestone” by Matt Walden – A Song Feature

      The song is strong by itself, so the beauty and emotion of the beginning narrative are equivalent to receiving gifts for purchasing an item you want. The vocals in “Milestone” are those of Matt Walden and the narrative is from Joey Kidney. They co-wrote the song over facetime.
     The elegance of the lyrics is not restricted to the contribution from Joey Kidney. The first verse voices longing to know more about the lady when he first saw her, while the final verse states that in that moment he actually knew everything he needed to – he knew love.
     Matt Walden is from Bradenton, Florida.

     “Milestone” by Matt Walden




Lyrics of “Milestone” by Matt Walden
[It's when she walks in that door
And you look at her like it's the first time you've ever seen her
And your heart drops, and you are amazed
And you can't wait to tell all your friends about this girl
You can't wait to tell your mom about this girl
And you simply say to yourself
"This is her, this is the one"
That's love]

In the moment that she walked in
Wanna know everything about her
Does she still talk with her father?
Or do they not speak anymore?

It's the cardinal sin
The things I think about her
Lasting two feet an hour
But I don't know which direction I'm heading in

Mmm, love
Maybe tonight we will stand alone
Because we are afraid of what's unknown
This could be our milestone

When I asked you to be my girl
I was nervous for your answer
And my heart started beating faster
Minutes turned to hours in my head
Six years have passed
I still think about that moment
Now you're the mother of the children that I'm holding

Mmm, love
Maybe tonight we won't stand alone
Because we aren't afraid of what's unknown

This could be our...
This could be our...
This could be our milestone

I'll still fight for you, even if we fight all night
We can make it through to see the morning light
And I'll still fight for you, even if we fight all night
We can make it through to see the morning light

I'll still fight for you, even if we fight all night
We can make it through to see the morning light
I'll still fight for you, even if we fight all night
We can make it through to see the morning light

This could be our...
This could be our...
This could be our milestone

In the moment that she walked in
I knew everything about her
She still talks with her father
And I know that I'm in… love

Monday, December 17, 2018

“Choose” by Ry Jones – A Song Feature

      “Choose” is a track for days that call for an energy boost with sophistication. Yes, the single from Ry Jones uses finger snaps, handclaps, and brief whistles. Each boosts the energy. The sophistication is carried by the song arrangement, the brass and the vocals. Just after the two-minute mark, the tempo of “Choose” slows and the song is reduced to piano and vocals. The exit from downtempo is aided by the trumpet.

     Ry Jones is from Seattle but is now based in London. Quoting his bio:
  “Raised on the grunge and rock sounds of the Seattle music scene, newcomer Ry Jones has a deep-seated penchant for rich instrumentation and compelling lyrics. Jones further developed his musical influences when he moved to London to study entrepreneurship, immersing himself in the R&B and pop ruminations of Tom Misch, Mura Masa and Ben Howard. Unsatisfied with familial expectations and the prospect of a job in the corporate world, Jones dived deeper into music, but it wasn't until he met Blair MacKichan (wrote/produced Sia's "The Greatest" featuring Kendrick Lamar) that his vision for Ry Jones came to fruition.”

     In explaining “Choose,” Jones said it was “written about the crossroads we sometimes face in deciding between pursuing what we're truly passionate about and what is expected.” “Choose” is a culmination of Jones's influences, blending the raw Seattle sound with a deep London feel.

     “Choose” by Ry Jones