New Christmas songs that aren’t cutesy and irritating – and aren’t remakes of the old good chorals – are hard to come by. And until now, there’s probably never been a seasonal Christmas song that could be added to a non-seasonal playlist. Enter the song In Excelsis Deo by the Glasgow-based band There Will Be Fireworks.
What’s so brilliant about this song is the way it actually captures the mood we get when we go home for Christmas. That special mood where the world has kind of stopped and you’re taken back in time to Continue reading “In Excelsis Deo by There Will Be Fireworks”
Micah Gilbert was born in Athens, Ga., and after years of self-taught intellect, and going from here to there, he landed in Scotland and is now finally being seen for what he has always been: a prodigy. Like the duck-billed platypus, Gilbert is sui generis (one of a kind), because
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Dark Horse District has, perhaps, the coolest name for a band. Well, I like it anyway. And I like the songs they’re churning out, even if they are only on EP’s right now. My favorite song of theirs is “Never Was,” but following at a close second is “Rose,” which is an absolute spot-on, perfect wedding song.
The meaning of “Rose” is fairly apparent and doesn’t really need to be broken down, except, perhaps, in the beginning… Continue reading “Rose by Dark Horse District”