My New Music Obsession: The National

Now for something a little bit.. darker… maybe less sentimental…. or sentimental in a sweet way.

I was watching SNL, which I normally don’t do so much anymore, because Lena Dunham was on. I really enjoy the show Girls on HBO, so I decided to tune in to see how she did. I suppose her performance as a host was pretty good, but I really was struck by The National. I am ashamed to have never heard them before!

I tweeted to my friends on Twitter to see what songs I should listen to. So many people responded with their favorite songs. I saved all of them on Spotify and I really like them all.

If you haven’t listened to The National yet, here’s your chance. Enjoy!

Sam Smith – The Next Michael Buble

I’m not moved easily by too many R&B singers. I love R&B, but so many of them sound alike. I actually have always really liked Michael Buble. His voice is amazing and he’s personable.

However, there’s a new voice on the block and it belongs to Sam Smith. Just… listen.

Yes, I have tried to sing his songs and I cannot come even close to his range. It’s literally unbelievable.

He is a solo artist and is also on some songs with Disclosure. I suggest looking him up and keeping an eye on this rising star. He’s only 21!

Music Obsession – Chvrches Covers Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

I still try to share as much good music that I discover as possible, yet Facebook can be kind of a bitch with it’s algorithm and what it actually winds up showing friends. So, I figured I’d just post this latest video/song that I’m obsessed with. Actually, I discovered Chvrches just before I left Boulder and they really were a great band to listen to while driving cross country. I love the lead singer’s voice.

Tom Waits – San Diego Serenade

My life story, pretty much….

I never saw the morning ’til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine ’til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody, until I needed a song.

I never saw the white line, ’til I was leaving you behind
I never knew I needed you ’til I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke ‘I love you’ ’til I cursed you in vain,
I never felt my heartstrings until I nearly went insane.

I never saw the east coast ’til I move to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off your breast
I never saw your heart ’til someone tried to steal, tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face.