What is The Discover Weekly Playlist?
I love my playlists, mixtapes and I love Spotify. You can imagine my joy when Spotify started to produce a playlist called “Discover Weekly” which consists of songs chosen just based on listening habits – automagically!
I pretty much love every song on our playlist every week and there are songs ranging from cheesy to ballads and everything in between.
As well as sharing out the Spotify playlist – because if you are a fan of this site you will love that music too – here at Talk About Pop Music we like to go that extra step!
Each week we will feature additional songs that we personally recommend.
This week’s featured songs are:
‘Wind Up’ – Bon Villan
Bon Villan is a Toronto-based indie electronic trio that draws inspiration for their modern sound from artists like Sir Sly, Big Data, San Holo and Bob Moses. They made waves in 2018 by getting their first single “Outta Cash” on Spotify editorial playlists (New Music Friday Canada, New Music Now, It’s a Bop), playing across Canada on college radio and opening for acts like MONOWHALES and FXRRXST. They kept momentum, releasing their first music video/second single “When I Came Up”. The video broke 100k views on Facebook in two weeks while the single spun on local commercial radio stations. Their second music video/single “All The Way” topped that by getting 140k views on Facebook in a week and also saw love from commercial radio stations.
‘Let You Go’ – Anson Jones
With the release of the Wait & Wait EP, Anson Jones takes a fresh approach to genre-crossing to give the record a life all it’s own. The first single, “Never End”, immediately grabs you with its infectious ambient pop style, followed by it’s ever building arrangement of electronica mixed with rock giving way for a powerful chorus and musical swells that allow it to breathe as it plays on. “The song describes the nostalgia felt when remembering what it was like to be a musician as a teenager and fun times I had with high school friends.” Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where Anson is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
‘Here We Go’ – Whyte Tygers
Whyte Tygers is a band consisting of bride & groom singer/songwriters Heather Lee & Jordan Wynn – and a kicking rhythm section. While the melodies and heart-felt lyrics are consistent with what fans of HLJW’s previous work are familiar with, there is a new pulse and attack to the way the songs are presented. It’s a higher energy – joy filled – groove oriented group – the likes of which are deeply rooted in the R&B of the 60s. Indie Americana at its most fun filled finest.
‘Waster’ – Static Satellites
A four-piece indie rock band from Glasgow/West Lothian, Static Satellites formed in summer 2018 merging together members with years of experience in the local Scottish music scene.
Influenced by an eclectic combination of different sounds, this deep diversity has seeped into the band’s music which ranges from indie rock to mellow singer/songwriter tracks to classic pop songs that resonate with their audience. With driving bass lines, melodic guitar licks and pounding drumbeats, Static Satellites are an invigorating new band offering a new breed of alternative noise.
‘Faded Dream’ – Andy’s Room
Andy’s Room is a band from Fullerton, CA that blends a fusion of emo, pop punk, and indie rock to create large, ambient sonic landscapes through heavily layered guitar, aggressive percussion, and honest, emotive lyrics.
In April 2017, they released their debut dreamy & somber EP ‘Yours Forever.’ Drawing from a slightly heavier sound, the band released two singles in early 2018, titled ‘Parchment’ and ‘400 Miles’ about the difficulties that come with being in a long distant relationship. In late 2018, the band released a new single ‘Always You’ showcasing new pop elements, with an acoustic version of ‘Parchment’ as a B-side.