Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kimbra - "Plain Gold Ring"

I'll admit, I only got into Kimbra recently, through her vocals on Gotye's single "Somebody That I Used to Know."

Some of her other popular songs, like "Good Intent," "Cameo Lover," and "Settle Down" are good from a musical perspective, but I just couldn't get into them. They're bright pop songs, and I need something deep and resonant.

However, I love "Plain Gold Ring." Watch the live performance and you'll see why--Kimbra moves and breathes the music. It's an inspiring performance, and makes the song, from her album Vows, a total earworm.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Temper Trap - "Rabbit Hole" video

I've been listening to a lot of music lately and the first song to really blow me away is The Temper Trap's "Rabbit Hole." It's off their new album coming out late this spring.

"Rabbit Hole" starts with a calm but sinister opening, and the wait for the build-up pays off. Definitely one of my favorite songs in recent years.