Friday, June 30, 2017

Free Friday (“FL&R”) – June 30

     Free and Legal Downloads? Yes, at least temporarily. Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of their releases.  The end of an offer may be based on the expiration of a set period of time or on a limited number of downloads.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) downloads.
     Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. Our plan is to post at least one FL&R song each Friday.
     According to the duo Swedish duo Wy, “We are filled with doubt but we have no time to be suicidal, so we kiss our wounds and play sad guitars until our fingers chafe.” That is significantly more impactful than simply declaring that your music is emotive. Wy are Michel Gustafsson and Ebba Ågren from Malmö, Sweden.
     Their song “Bathrooms” is about the “self-doubt and confusion of being a 20 year old.”

     Colin Bullock a singer/songwriter in North Vancouver. Perhaps the best comparison to James Taylor. In describing the song “Hold Me Up,” Bullock stated:
  "Often new songs visit me while I sleep but it’s not often I manage to catch them when I wake up. This song came to me in a dream. I woke up straight away, grabbed my guitar, turned on voice memos on my phone and recorded what I’d just heard. I played a whole 4 minutes with three verses and a chorus without even knowing where the song was leading to. I just felt it out the way I had heard it in my dream. I see this song as a call for unity and community, 'Let Me Open and Hold Me Up' means, allow me to be free and to be be open and honest and support me as I do this. I think we all need to accept and embrace each other now more than ever and I wanted this so to send a hopeful and positive message."
     “Hold Me Up” by Colin Bullock 

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