Typically when I write the Music Monday blogs I am writing about artists that I can’t stop listening to and really like. This Music Monday I thought I would talk about someone who I thought I would never listen to again after one song, but now keep finding more and more songs that I can’t stop listening to.
The artist that I am talking about is Alex Clare. After his song “Too Close” hit the airwaves this past year I thought I would never listen to anything else by him, because of how overplayed it was. That all changed the other day when I was listening to 8tracks and an acoustic version of an Etta James cover of Damn Your Eyes came on. I had no idea it was Alex Clare and ended up loving his rendition of it. The reason why I decided to write this blog is because 5 minutes ago I found another song on 8tracks that I like. Who was it by? Alex Clare. I’m starting to think Alex Clare is haunting me now, because I said I would never listen to him again.
The point is for this Music Monday, don’t judge an artist by their first single. Their CD could actually be a really well developed tone of amazing beats and really good lyrics that you would never know about. Below is the two songs from Alex Clare that I can’t stop listening to, but I’m sure the more I listen to his album the more I will find.
I know a lot of us on the Butler blogs usually do Music Monday, but I thought I would mix things up a bit and do a re(mix) Monday. I started listening to this website that I used to listen to called 8tracks. People can make any kind of playlists with all kinds of different songs. It is kind of like Pandora, but 8tracks tends to offer a lot more of lesser known artists and a lot more remixes of songs! That being said here are my top 5 remixes of songs from 8tracks.
#1 No Angels – Bastille
Bastille is a band from the UK. They have their own songs, but also have really awesome remixes. One of them is No Angels, which mixes the newer band The Xx and their new song, Angels, with the old school TLC song, No Scrubs. I can’t stop listening to it!
#2. Two Weeks of Hip Hop – The Hood Internet
I really like indie bands, and as many people know I love rap. This song combines Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear and rappers Dead Prez. It’s just a really cool spin on the Grizzly Bears song because it’s such a chilled back song with really cool instrumental. The rap just adds this really awesome twist. You notice the Grizzly Bears song more towards the end.
#3 Wicked Games – Huglife Remix
I think I have mentioned the original version of this song in a previous music Monday. This song is originally by The Weeknd, but Huglife does a really interesting mix on it. I think it’s just cool because the girls voice is really airy and cool. Plus the weird echoing they put on it just make the remix work.
I know that there are a lot more I had, but I can’t think of them right now, so maybe next Music Monday will once again be a Mix Monday!
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