New Music Monday: August 2014 Playlist

New Music Monday: August 2014 Playlist

I came across two truly spectacular artists recently. FKA twigs, a former video girl, delivered a knockout album in which she showcases her spellbinding voice amid sultry, R&B beats. Her song, “Two Weeks” is a must hear.

The other discovery was an artist by the name of Liam Bailey. KCRW’s Anne Litt described Bailey as a soulful Brit with Jamaican roots, discovered by Amy Winehouse. The universal longing for a lost love he conveys through the simplicity and beauty of his vocals is mesmerizing. I was utterly floored the first time I heard the song “Stun Me.” Perhaps my extreme emotional reaction was the result of my post-yoga high as I drove home from class that morning, but I suggest you take a listen and see for yourself!

 

1) Two Weeks- FKA twigs

2) Every Other Freckle- alt-J

3) If I Go- Ella Eyre

4) Rapt- Karen O

5) Goldmine- Kimbra

6) Stun Me- Liam Bailey

7) Violent Shiver- Benjamin Booker

8) Video Girl- FKA twigs

9) Happy Idiot- TV On The Radio

10) Flashed Junk Mind- Milky Chance

11) Rainbow- Robert Plant

12) The Warpath- Connor Youngblood

 

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