Tuesday, January 24, 2017

~ New Music Monday ~ January 23rd, 2017 ~ Nothing New, but I Can't Stop Listening ~

twenty one pilots - "Heathens"
fr Suicide Squad Soundtrack
Suicide Squad was one of the movies I was most looking forward to in 2016. I almost never go to the actual theater because the closest one is about 40 minutes away. So, I tend to wait till something is at Redbox or OnDemand and watch at home. Which, let's be honest, movies in p.j.'s and under a cozy blanket is really one of the very best ways to watch a movie anyway. twenty one pilots have been nominated at the Billboards, iHeartMusic, and the up and coming Grammy awards since their release of "Heathens" from Suicide Squad. I don't know if it is because all my friends actually are heathens or what, but I can't get enough of this tune and haven't since it's release. Give it a listen and a download before the Grammys air in February.

Also, from the Suicide Squad sound track this week New Music Monday shares the remake of "You Don't Own Me" done by Grace with some add on raps by G-Eazy. Originally done in 1963 by Lesley Gore, Grace reworks "You Don't Own Me" with equal parts current trend and throw back vocals that even though there is a rap through out I don't feel like the song strayed an impossible distance from the original. Call me crazy if you will, but that's what my ears hear, LoL!!! I love that they kept the distinctive back beat in the remake, with out it would have been too far from the original to work. Again, my opinion. Give the girls a listen and decide for yourself.

Grace ft. G-Eazy - "You Don't Own Me"
fr Suicide Squad

Lesley Gore - "You Don't Own Me"

Next on the "Nothing New, but Can't Stop Listening" list of tunes is "Unsteady" by X Ambassadors. Another top tune that is moving steadily up the charts. Everything about this tune speaks to me. Who hasn't needed someone to help hold them up? I'm not a huge fan of "love songs", but I don't think that this one is necessarily specifically a love song in the romantic way. I can hear it having meaning for a variety of relationships.

X Ambassadors - "Unsteady"
None of these tunes are brand new to the charts, but requesting them with your local radio will help keep them on the charts into the new year. What are some songs that you haven't been able to get out of your head in the recent months? Any favorites from 2016? Who are you hoping to hear new music from in 2017?  
Sorry that this weeks #NMM was on delay. The Faith Journals had some technical difficulties this weekend and while we got a lot done and posted it teetered out before everything was posted. So, a day late and download short New Music Monday is this week. Our apologies. Catch ya next week when I begin the topic of Valentines 2017. Go ahead and start pondering your favorite love songs, it is time to make a mix tape for the one you adore.

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