If you are in need for the perfect summer night drive song, I have been loving “Guilty Conscious” by 070 Shake. This creative piece tells a story while allowing the listener to get lost in the futuristic beat. Somehow feeling very nostalgic, and comfortable this song really speaks to the listener. Lyrically, the song takes you on a journey feeling pain, sadness and release…
Whether I am about to go out, singing alone in my car, or need a song to help me during a good cry, my go-to artist is Beyoncé. I genuinely never get tired of her stunning voice and am consistently finding myself turning to her time and time again.
African Head Charge create a synthesis of experimental reggae, psychedelia, dub, and electronica. Rhythm from the drums and bongos, play into one another like percussive molecules. I went to bed each night and I put on the same album and by day thirty, I realized I couldn’t stop listening to it.
As this pandemic drags on, I look back on my music stats to see what I’ve been streaming most, and it is by far Check Your Head. Despite the raw and seemingly unrefined sound of this album, it is as slick as Vaseline. Check Your Head has an atmosphere, vibe, and energy unlike anything else you can listen to.
With joyful songs of simplistic sincerity like “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “She Loves You,” to more contemplative tracks like “Help!,” “Yesterday,” “Ticket to Ride,” “And I Love Her,” and “If I Fell,” John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr ignited a cultural and musical phenomenon that the world hadn’t, and likely will never see the likes of again.
Kyle Patrick, Joey Zehr, Ben Romans, Joe Guese, and Ethan Mentzer. Maybe you know these names, maybe you don’t, but together they were The Click Five and they were one of the main musical forces at the forefront of my teen years.