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1. ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (Live)’ by Sara Bareilles: My friend heard this song while she out and asked me if I had it, I didn’t, so I picked it up this week. I remember seeing Sara perform this song on a YouTube video sometime last year and being blown away. Bareilles is a rare artist you shouldn’t avoid: she’s money on an album and it looks like she duplicates it live as well.
I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard one of Sara Bareilles’ songs. She’s got some hits, ‘Love Song’, ‘King of Anything’ and ‘Gravity’ just to name a few. I wouldn’t go to see a lot of artists perform, but I would totally go see her. My gut tells me I would be very satisfied. ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (Live)’ can be found on Between the Lines: Live At the Fillmore, released in 2008.
2. ‘Lunar’ by David Guetta & Afrojack: I heard the preview to this song and it reminded me of Daft Punk; a dance track with pulsing groovy instrumentation. This kind of music isn’t for all occassions though. I was making dinner with my friend and she quickly skipped to the next song, she said, “I am not in the mood for this.”
David Guetta is well-respected in the DJ community, he’s been doing it since the 80’s. David recently hired the talented Kid Cudi to cameo on a pretty cool song ‘Memories’. Afrojack is a newer DJ that is slowly moving up the ranks. This year alone, Afrojack has already contributed to songs featuring Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah. Check these dudes out.
3. ‘Fina Estampa (Fine Figure)’ by Caetano Veloso: It’s not in English, but I know a good voice when I hear it. I’m not good at calling what Caetano is, but I think he’s a tenor? His voice is light and smooth; it’s weird, I have no idea what he saying, but it’s calming.
Caetano Veleso has been performing since the late 60’s. He has been successful artistically in his native Brazil and beyond, but he has also been a prominent political figure. He’s was exiled from his home country and resided in London for a couple years in the 70’s. Dope voice.
YOU’VE GOT MY ATTENTION: Brandon Hines with your cover of ‘How To Love’. There’s a lot of covers floating around YouTube these days, but you sir have the best one for ‘How To Love’ that I’ve heard. I dig the no drums too brotha. Keep doing what you do and wish you best sir. I’m rocking your video below!