SONGS WE LOVED! 26 Feb-5 March 2023

A look at some of the best, most recent releases to power you through the week!

Featuring Paula and Willie Nelson, Jaimee Harris, Magnetic Skies, The Mystery Plan, Candy Coffins, Benmozes, Salt Ashes, Heidrunna, Rebecca Lappa and Teddy Clarke

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Paula Nelson, Willie Nelson - Slow Down Old World

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When American country singer/songwriter Paula Nelson joined forces with her father, the legendary musician Willie Nelson to bring us the rendition of Slow Down Old World from Nelson's 1973 album Shotgun Willie, they gifted us with a piece of music that is nothing short of magical. The song was recorded at Bruce Robison's all-analog Bunker Studio in Texas and released by his label The Next Waltz.

The instrumentation is exquisite, with the haunting strains of the strings blending seamlessly with the harmonica's mellifluous notes, creating a majestic and soul-stirring soundscape that culminates with the duo's vocals, that intertwine flawlessly, in a way that only a father and daughter could.

This is not just a song; it is an auditory equivalent of a work of art. It is a testament to the power of music to transport us to another time or place, to evoke emotions and memories that we thought were long forgotten. And it is a tribute to a living legend, whose music will continue to inspire and uplift us for generations to come.

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Jaimee Harris - How Could You Be Gone

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Let this music take you over. How Could You Be Gone is a profoundly emotional masterpiece, with every note and lyric conveying a poignant story. Harris's utterly soul-stirring vocals flawlessly blend with the riveting string lines, weaving an enchanting tapestry of sound that taps into the deepest recesses of the soul, eventually culminating in a crescendo of feeling. Magnificent.

Do yourself a favor and listen to Jaimee Harris' full album Boomerang Town here

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Magnetic Skies - You Shine On

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Reminiscent of the iconic synthpop bands that defined the 80s, Magnetic Skies infused their own unique style and flavor, with You Shine On, an irresistible dreamy anthem with aery, ethereal vocals that effortlessly glide over the shimmering synthpop backdrop, creating a euphoric ambiance that draws you in.

Talking about the track the band explains: "This is a love song, a story about two people finding each other despite divisions from outside, and about being true to yourself even when that doesn't fit with expectations from society or other people. It's celebrating a really positive self-belief"

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The Mystery Plan - What A Day

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Enter into a world of vibrant sonic bliss with The Mystery Plan's latest single What A Day. Taken from the band's latest EP with the same name, the North Carolina based outfit crafted a vibrant and grooving electronic pop anthem that overflows with vocals reminiscent of a refreshing summer breeze, offering the perfect escape from reality to a sun-soaked paradise. 

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Candy Coffins - Tangled Up in Teacups

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Candy Coffins' latest single Tangled Up In Teacups expertly blends post-punk with shoegaze to create a sublime soundscape that is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lush instrumentation, fervid vocals, and rumbling basslines converge to evoke an eerie and contemplative atmosphere, with its poignant storytelling creating a sonic symphony that will stir the soul.
The accompanying video is a visual feast that perfectly complements the song, directed and produced by The Pierson Collective, featuring the captivating performances of ballet dancers Mira Lathren and Bella Leone in an urban landscape.

Listen to Candy Coffins' full album Once Do It With Feeling here

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Benmozes - Fake

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Benmozes bring back the raw, unadulterated spirit of rock with their debut album IMMIGRANT. The opening song FAKE sets the stage for a thrilling ride with its unbridled energy and thought-provoking lyrics, that paint a picture of a society obsessed with social media, and seeks the truth over superficial beauty and fame. Impassioned vocals, wild guitar riffs, punchy bass runs, and frenetic drums, all blend together perfectly creating a rebellious sonic chaos, that entices you to get lost in it.

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Salt Ashes - Heart Attack

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With Heart Attack, the London-based singer/songwriter delivered a song that is both powerful and vulnerable. Capturing perfectly the intense emotions of yearning for someone, Salt Ashes' bedazzling vocals float over a bed of pulsating electronic rhythms, dragging you in a whirlwind of emotion and desire. Thoroughly wonderful from start to finish.

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Heidrunna - YCBCC

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Immerse yourself in a truly celestial soundscape that transcends reality, with Heidrunna's new single YCBCC. As the Nordic pop icon pours out her heart, reminiscing on a love that never was, her deeply ethereal vocals melt over the ambient pop backdrop, creating an atmosphere that is out of this world.

So close your eyes, let your soul become light as a feather, and surrender to the magic of Heidrunna's eerie soundscape.

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Rebecca Lappa - Blue Lips

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Canadian singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa's latest single Blue Lips is an enthralling indie-pop anthem that weaves a tale of a complicated romantic relationship. Serving as the first, highly delicious taste of her upcoming EP Tales of a Taurus out on May 2023, Blue Lips overflows with Lappa's shining vocals as she effortlessly navigates the emotional highs and lows of a "friends-with-benefits" situation, with the winter imagery painting a vivid picture of frozen hearts and blinding snow, capturing the harsh reality where one partner is hoping the relationship will turn into more than it is. 

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Teddy Clarke - Broken Design

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Teddy Clarke's latest single Broken Design is a powerful, raw, and evocative commentary on the current state of the world. Emotionally charged vocals and thought-provoking lyricism lead the way as Clarke's discomfort with media scaremongering and political backtracking is palpable.

A powerful reminder of the importance of critical thinking and remaining vigilant in our pursuit of truth. 

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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