28 May 2021
Jeroen: Cave In - ”Screaming In Your Sleep”: Delving through my old cd’s I was throwing out and came across some old gems, found out the album isn’t on Spotify - why universe why? So I chose Metallica! Aereogramme - ”Zionist Timing”: The desolation on this track still resonates, perhaps it’s the vocals being sang quiet and are somewhat over-present in the mix or it simply takes me back a bit]
Bas: Rope - “Human Resources”: I had this song on repeat for pretty much all of 2020. I love how restrained it is in all its heaviness. So much happening underneath the surface. Lido Pimienta - “Nada”: Immediately fell in love with the multitude of melodies. So much heartbreak, still radiating so much hope through the melodies. No idea what the song is about, but I can listen to it and feel like my heart is about to burst.
Vincent: M83 - ”Wait”:This song is with me for a long time now. I really like the melancholy and the sadness in the song. The extreme build-up with fulfilling eruption gives me goosebumps everything single time. Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen - ”Chinatown”: Bleachers (Jack Antonoff) has a special place in my heart. I really enjoyed 2014’s album Strange Desire to the max. This new single with the boss has a catchy melody, but with the soul of an old mans journey.
Niels: Rolling Stones - ”Gimme Shelter”: From the first time I heard this song as a little kid, I fell in love with (the voice of) Merry Clayton (background vocals on the song). The darkness and suspense when the bass guitar kicks in got me hooked for life! The story behind the song makes it even more powerful. I can (and do) listen to this song on repeat and never get tired of it. Oceansize - ”You can’t keep a bad man down”: Oceansize, to me, is a band where I cannot understand why they’re not one of the biggest bands in the world. This song catches me off guard every time I hear it. So many songs in one. It never gets old. How the vocals dance over the music.
Wouter: The Shaking Sensations - ”End of Hope”: Just discovered this band about a month ago and can’t stop listening to them since. The high energy drums and guitar parts, which are clean a lot of the time, really lift me up when listening to it. It also makes me drive too fast. The whole album is great and really takes you on a journey. Caspian - ”Ishmael”: On Circles is one of my favorite albums from 2020. And this song is one of the best in my opinion. From the gentle opening with very interesting string parts, building all the way up to a majestic and grandiose feeling track.