5 songs to listen to this week: 03 May 2021


I am homic, but not in the usual way. Instead, I am sick of being stuck at home. In Retrospect, that probably influenced my decision when picking up the songs for this week’s list. Read further and you will see what I mean.

1. Tanya Joy, Blink
Single (independent)
RIYL: Trip-Hopi Soul

Tania first gained some attention in 2013 with the ep entitled EP I almost But didn’t do too much until Pandemic gave him some quiet time to make more music. Two singles, Planks And Marietta and Drought Appeared earlier this year. Now he has released another song which will also appear on an upcoming release later this year. Very film noir, this.

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2. K.Flay, Four letter words
Inner voices EP (frontside)
RIYL: COVID-related frustration

After guesting on several songs from artists such as Tom Morello, grandson, X Ambassador, and Archelles, K.Play (real name: Kristen Fleherty) returns with a single that begins with the line “I took a liter in my bedroom Drink Tequila “This is not well. Morello and Travis Barker will both appear on the Palak-182 EP

3. The Hannah, Bad place
Single (300)
RIYL: Songs about being in a bad place

If you’ve been knocked down by a coronavirus lockdown, you’ll be able to identify with this song from Britain’s The Hannah. The band is using the song to help people with mental health issues related to COVID. The band’s Ryan Potter says, “I have messages with fans about how they are feeling and struggling with everything. The song represents the mental battle of being in a bad loop and finding a way out of it. Hopefully after listening / watching our fans and anyone else they will not feel uncomfortable speaking, as I once did. “

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4. CHVRCHES, he said she Said
Single (Glassnote)
RIYL: Songs made under COVID conditions

Like everything else on this list, the song was recorded remotely thanks to COVID. In this case, the band members were trapped on either side of the Atlantic. This comes nearly three years after the last CHVRCHES album, love is Dead, And will be part of a fourth record sometime later this year.

5. Gary Numan, Pusher
Pusher (Warner)
Recommended if you like: 80s industrial

Yes, this is the guy who had a big hit with Cars And Are “Friends” Electric? Late 70s and early 80s. He has maintained a career with a crazy cult following all these years. Ask Trent Rezner, Dave Grohl, or Jack White what they think of Numan and they will be gone forever. Pusher It would be his nineteenth solo album and twenty-first overall.

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