What better way to brighten your Monday, than with free music?!? I can’t think of anything.
It’s Music Monday! I hope that you are not having a case of the Monday’s, but if you are, here’s a little treat to brighten your day…free music! We’ve got two great tunes for you today.
First up is The Bergamot’s “Amy”, a reflective piece inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, one year after her death.
RIYL: Counting Crows, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
You cannot help those that are reluctant to be helped. A tough blow to endure and one that Nathan Hoff of The Bergamot has come to terms with in their single, “Amy,” an emotionally exposed and honest depiction of love and death. Prompted by the tragic loss of Amy Winehouse, Hoff wrote the song in reflection of the death of his uncle, who struggled with alcoholism. “This is a song about the other person sitting on the other side of the table,” Hoff said. “That I feel is the real message, you can do everything right by the textbook, but in the end it is their final decision that will decide the fate of their life.” Download “Amy” here!
The second track up for grabs is Kyle Adem’s “Sunlight & the Sea”, in which Kyle comes to a fork in the road.
RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Conor Oberst, The Mountain Goats
As you hesitate in front of the proverbial fork in the road, you are plagued with the decision of which direction you should travel? Kyle Adem faces this decision in his single “Sunlight & the Sea” with a sense of urgency in his strumming and an arresting grittiness to his voice. “This song is wholly autobiographical and depicts me leaving Christianity beautifully and accurately: I left with a prayer on my lips and desperation in my heart,” Adem explains. Download “Sunlight & the Sea” here!