Songs of the Week #2

Time to visit some staple songs from my music list again. This time it not only includes songs, it also entails one entire movie score. Sit back relax and let Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Tift Merritt, Shiny Toy Guns and Marcelo Zarvos entertain you with their music.

Mumford and Sons – Tessellate (Alt-J cover)

First up, is this Alt-J cover by Mumford and Sons. Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave was my favorite album of 2012 and Tessellate is still one of my favorite songs from that album. When I heard this cover by the super popular folk band, I didn’t love it instantly, but it slowly grew on me. Ironically, I think this is one of Mumford and Sons’ best songs in my opinion.

Kings of Leon – Wait for Me

On to another band who I’m sure you know. Wait for Me is a typical KoL song. It has just the right amount of commercial rock vibes combined with easy to sing along to lyrics which make this song an instant earwurm. It’s easy to listen to and you know what? Sometimes that’s all a person needs.

Tift Merritt – Mixtape

One type of songs I am always drawn to are singer-songwriter songs. This one by Tift Merritt, talks of how she is making mixtapes for her lover to signify her love. I may or may not have featured this one here once before, but this song is too good not to share another time. It’s a simple song which never fails to put a smile on my face.

Shiny Toy Guns – Ricochet

I am also somehow who likes some more bombastic, in your face, type songs. Shiny Toy Guns nail that perfectly in this just under 3 minute ‘let’s just throw some sound into the air and see if it sticks’ type of song. Prepare for rock fused with edgy vocals and thumping beats. I believe this belongs to the oldest set of songs I ever selected from an indie playlist.

Remember Me Score by Marcelo Zarvos

Can I just say I’m in love with this score? Think dramatic songs with awesome piano melody lines that always hint to something melancholy and hopeful at the same time. Whenever I feel like listening to some instrumental music to soothe my moods, I put this on. My fave tracks are no. 3 and no. 10. Oh and watch the accompanying movie while you’re at it, so you can hear the music along with the visuals.

What music soothes your moods?

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