I came across this artist today and I just can’t get enough. The lyrics are filled with great power and each line Lee Fields delivers is packed full of punch and genuine pain. Sean Moeller from Daytrotter.com sums it up very well-
“These songs, sung by a man with such deep feeling and the genuine authenticity of a man TRYING to be good, attempting to present a new-and-improved version of himself, are odes to the construction of a lasting romance and nods to the belief that new love is nothing if not all good intention. The women in these songs are those who make men hungry to be better.”
I’d strongly recommend checking out ‘Lee Fields & The Expressions’ other track ‘Ladies’.
Action Bronson was voted in at number 26 on the ‘100 Best Things In The World’ GQ list. Yet again GQ haven’t failed in their judgement. This track reminds me of Sage Francis meets Blakroc, a combination which truly molds together beautifully…plus the video is hilarious. I’m predicting big things for this big man in 2013.
I want one of these boards and the heli-camera…Christmas?…
Following on from my last post I wandered across this gem of a music video directed by Fleur & Manu.
It’s becoming increasingly rare to see a musician who performs with such intense passion, you watch any of ‘Listeners’ live material and you can see that he feels every single line. His lyrics actually have a meaning and story behind them unlike the majority of the crap saturating the markets today, here’s an example of such a monstrosity-
“Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6
Like a G6, Like a G6
Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6”
…..I know right…..just dire. The fact that something like that was allowed to enter my ears is a travesty. Now compare that with lyrics from artists like Listener-
“We’re all born to broken people on their most honest day of living
and since that first breath… We’ll need grace that we’ve never given”
Maybe i just don’t understand today’s audiences but i know what i’d much rather listen to.
I haven’t posted in ages so here’s a fantastic short film directed by Nash Edgerton
Stunning short film by Ben Briand
Tahiti 80 - ‘Solitary Bizness’