Mar 24, 2014
Man, lately I’ve just been scouring the Internet (okay, YouTube) for new music. I’m so hungry for new music! Anyway, here are my findings.
These guys are at the top of my list at the moment. They’re a hip-hop/rap group of three guys from Kazakhstan. According to translations of their lyrics, I find them to be extremely talented at song writing. I really am in love with the beats of their songs (I don’t know rap lingo…). They all just make me bob my head.
It helps that all of them are really attractive too. From what I could find, they have a dozen or so songs released but not much.
Favourite song(s): Мост1, Текстиль2, 4983
She’s definitely not new to me but my love her has rekindled in the form of this duet cover of Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko (Even Though My Hair is White). I really love Yeng’s voic. So soft and pure. I suspect some autotune in this track though, but that’s not to say all autotune is bad. We already know Yeng has a great voice, so it’s no insult to her. But yes. Her voice in this song makes me melt. She recently got engaged (not to the dude in the video) so I feel like her feelings in singing this song was genuine.
Favourite Song(s): Panginoon (Lord)4, Josephine5
在日ファンク (Zainichi Funk/Japan Funk)
I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled across this band. Their a jazz/funk band from Japan. They get accussed of (I say accussed because it almost always has a negative connotation to it) of being a James Brown rip off. I personally have no problem with this because they are amazing. The live band with instruments are so top. The vocalist has a distinct voice and yeah, it’s totally James Brown at times. If you watch performances, you can see the vocalist has moves. Man. Dude can dance!
Favourite Song(s): 嘘 (Uso/Lie)6, 爆弾こわい (Bakudan Kowai/Scary Bomb) 7
Another musician from Japan. Apparently her name is Miwako Shimizu. She has a very soft crooning sort of voice that hipsters would absolutely love. I’m no hipster but I’m still super in love with her! She sings almost entirely in English, I think. Her voice is so soft that sometimes it can be hard to understand her but her accent sounds like it’s English (as in London, England). It seems so fluent! And her lyrics are top notch too. Pretty much almost at Joanna Newsom’s level of song writing.
Favourite Song(s): Keep Silence8
A Brazilian bossa nova from the 60s. I absolutely love her voice. Like I said, I’m not a musician but her voice at time sounds a bit monotone or flat but it still manages to bring a sense of personality into her music and creates a unique atmosphere. I love her voice and the songs she performs! She also has a cute accent. She was also pretty cute back in the day.
Favourite Song(s): How Insensitive9, Fly Me to the Moon10
Ugh, I forgot she existed! She did some theme songs for a couple of animes (Bokutachi wa no Yukue for Gundam SEED Destiny is the one that introduced me to her) but after I finished the anime, I barely touched any of her other songs. I was feeling nostalgic and decided to check out if she had new songs. She did! I barely recognized her, voice and face wise. She changed so much! Was Gundam SEED Destiny that old? Answer is kinda (10 years ago, wow).
Favourite Song(s): Wo Ai Ni11, MUSIC12
Last and certainly not least, is MEG. I love MEG. I’m utterly in love with MEG. She’s beautiful. She doesn’t have a strong voice and usually relies on heavily mixed and autotuned songs but they’re still catchy and great. There is something about her that captivates me. She knows she’s cute and sexy and she owns it and she sells it. She’s also a fashion designer and wow, her clothes are A+, I think (I don’t know about fashiion, haha).
Favourite Song(s): TRAP13,WEAR I AM 14