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Music Monday: Tyrone Wells Covers Two

American Pie
Lights
We Are Young
Heartbreaker
I Just Called To Say I Love You

 

 

Tyrone Wells has released the second of his Covers EPs.  This one features a variety of songs from different genres and eras, all done up in a way that only Tyrone could.  I was most excited to hear Tyrone’s take on I Just Called To Say I Love You, but after listening to it a couple times through, while I Just Called To Say I Love you is great, We Are Young is amazing. Absolutely amazing.  This is a song that I don’t typically enjoy, even go so far as to flip the station if it comes on the radio but Tyrone’s interpretation of it has rendered me near speechless.

 

Music Monday: Ed Sheeran Divide

Eraser
Castle on the Hill
Dive
Shape of You
Perfect
Galway Girl
Happier
New Man
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
What Do I Know?
How Would You Feel (Paean)
Supermarket Flowers
Barcelona
Bibia Be Ye Ye
Nancy Mulligan
Save Myself

 

 

After releasing a few songs from the album, the entire Divide album from Ed Sheeran has finally been released, along with dates for a pretty extensive tour.  It took me a while to find the time to sit and listen to the entire CD so there were a few tracks that I have already heard people talking about (Galway Girl, Supermarket Flowers) before I had a chance to listen and I tried to go into it with an unbiased and open mind…

I am not sure there is any song on here I don’t like (although I think Supermarket Flowers is going to have to be a skip unless I feel like crying) and I usually put a mark next to each song on the track listing I want to single out as a favorite – but there were so many! This album is just so, so good and I can’t wait to see some of it live! Just a few more months to wait.

 

Music Monday: The Search For Everything Wave Two

 

Still Feel Like Your Man
Emoji of a Wave
Helpless
Roll it on Home

February 24th John Mayer released the second wave of The Search For Everything – another 4 tracks. (The 3rd wave will be the full album drop in April)  Like the first wave, there is something familiar about these songs – yet new and different all at the same time.  I am absolutely obsessed with the track “Helpless” and I think left to my own devices I can listen to it on repeat all day long.  I am just thinking about how amazingly awesome it will be live and hoping he will play it next month when I go see him!!  In “Still Feel like Your Man” there was a sample that I had recognized “Ever since the day we met…” from a 1996/1997 Primitive Radio Gods song – but then realized that the PRG clip was a sample as well – from BB King – which makes a lot more sense that that would be what John was sampling.  It’s kind of crazy how many random 1996/1997 songs I have embedded in my brain from too much MTV as a kid.

I think that I love Wave 2 more than Wave 1 and if this trend continues then I guess that means that the rest of the album is going to be even better… Looking forward to it!! So excited that John is back.

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Music Monday: John Mayer The Search for Everything Wave 1

Moving On and Getting Over
Changing
Love on the Weekend
You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me

January 20 John Mayer released the first wave of his new album, The Search for Everything.  4 tracks were released and since he worked with the gang he worked on Continuum with, there is a strange familiarity with these songs, even though it was my first time listening to them.  I really liked that, because it almost felt like “home” and definitely the “throwback” John that I really love. (Not that I don’t love his more recent stuff, but it was a bit different than the John that I know and love)  In the Spring, John will be embarking on the Search for Everything tour – and I’ll be seeing him in Boston – apparently from behind the stage (but that’s a story for another time).  In the Summer, he’ll once again be hitting the road with Dead & Co and then is supposed to be going on yet another solo tour after that.  Fingers crossed he hits up CT and smaller venues where sitting behind the stage isn’t possible 😉

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Music Monday: Ed Sheeran

 

Ed Sheeran released 2 singles – Castle on the Hill and Shape of You.  It seems like Shape of You has been getting more airplay – but ever since I watched a video of the Teletubbies dancing to it, I can’t seem to listen to it without seeing them dancing around, which makes me start laughing.  Castle on the Hill I’ve only heard a couple of times on the radio and it seems to be a bit more personal and a bit less radio friendly than Shape of You.  Either way, it is exciting for Ed to be back after his hiatus and I’m looking forward to him releasing “divide”.

 

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Music Monday: Shawn Mendes Illuminate

Ruin
Mercy
Treat You Better
Three Empty Words
Don’t Be A Fool
Like This
No Promises
Lights On
Honest
Patience
Bad Reputation
Understand

I really like Shawn Mendes.  Something about his voice I really like and even though he is more of a “teenybopper” artist, I’d love to see him live one day.  His voice just sounds so much older than he is.  I really enjoyed his new album Illuminate and have trouble picking a  favorite song, I just love them all! My only regret is that I had planned to listen to and review this CD much, much earlier but got really busy and bumped off a whole bunch of Music Monday reviews that I had planned – I could have been enjoying this CD for so much longer if I didn’t!

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Music Monday: Lady Gaga Joanne

Diamond Heart
A-Yo
Joanne
John Wayne
Dancin’ in Circles
Perfect Illusion
Million Reasons
Sinner’s Prayer
Come to Mama
Hey Girl
Angel Down
Grigio Girls
Just Another Day

 

Joanne was one of the CDs that I gifted my Mom with for Christmas and was the only one of the 3 she had requested. (Reviews on the other 2 coming soon, hopefully!)  This CD is a little bit different than what I am used to from Lady Gaga, a bit more stripped down from her usual over the top songs.  My favorite tracks are Perfect Illusion (which reminds me of another song but I can’t place it – Madonna maybe?) A-Yo is a very catchy track as well. Hey Girl with Florence Welch is another great track too.  I think this a pretty decent CD though I’m not much of a Gaga fan, I will tolerate it when it inevitably ends up on in my Mom’s car.

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Music Monday: Daya Sit Still Look Pretty

Dare
Legendary
I.C.Y.M.I
Thirsty
Love of My Life
Hide Away
Cool
Sit Still, Look Pretty
Talk
U12
Words
Back to Me
Got The Feeling
We Are

 

 

I really love the single that Daya has on the radio “Sit Still, Look Pretty” (and for more than just the Snow White reference)  So I decided for this Music Monday I’d give her full album that came out in October a listen!  The CD starts out with a lot of the songs sounding very much so alike.  There are some standout tracks, but most of them are the ones that are on the radio already.  Overall I found this CD to be a bit of a bust and I think that only certain tracks will make it into any playlists I make, not the entirety of this album.

 

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Music Monday: Stefano Obsession

Obsession
Candle Light
Stay Awhile
Vintage Girl (feat D’madd)
Racin’

 

Finally, Stefano from American Idol has an EP that has been released! Previously I think he had just been releasing single tracks here and there.  It’s been a long time coming and it’s 5 track EP called “Obsession”.  After hearing the title track of the EP I wasn’t sure if I was into the direction that he was going and maybe I had moved on from my obsession.  But Candle Light is really good and has a bit of a throwback vibe to it, I love it! Unfortunately, the rest of the EP left me feeling the same as the first song.  They’re not bad songs, just not what I tend to spend my time listening to.

 

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Music Monday: Simple Plan Christmas Every Day

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Simple Plan is one of my favorite bands so I was pretty excited when they said they had come out with a song for Christmas! They have a really cool lyric video that is made to look like an ugly sweater which is just amazing. The song is super cute about having no school or work on Christmas and how great it would be to have Christmas every day and get presents every day! Definitely super catchy and sounds just what you would expect a Simple Plan Christmas track to sound like.

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