Welcome to another edition of Music In My Earholes, where I share music I’ve been loving.
The hope is that these artists will inspire you to create more music.
I found this Icelandic singer-songwriter through Spotify’s recommended music, and I’m hooked. It’s like part 70s cop show theme music and part love crooner.
Júníus Meyvant is his stage name, his given name is Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson.
Masego is a singer-songwriter who makes trap house jazz, as his website says.
I think I heard of Masego from a Facebook ad, weirdly enough. The above video was my first impression (he’s the drummer/singer).
The man who’s helping bring back blues-rock in an honest way. Think Hendrix, The Black Keys, and B.B. King.
In other words, awesome.
Fionn Regan is a finger-picking singer-songwriter from the U.K. who uses clever lyrics that make you think.
I think his music has really influenced my own.
This guy makes chill yet super emotional acoustic-ambient music. I can imagine music supervisors and licensing agents would be drooling over his tunes.
Right now, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Music, where you can hear all of these artists (I just signed up). It’s $9.99 per month after that.
Just throwing that out there in case you’re an Amazon fan and wanted to do your music-listening through them.
Even though I’ve already done a Beats Edition of Music In My Earholes, I have to do another. Rhythm-y music has been my jam lately.
KK is a rhythm-loving rock band that intersperses beautiful string and trumpet arrangements.
Instead of writing a dissertation like every other doctoral student, Carson decided to rap his. This album is what he ended up with.
This beat-maker is tastier than the drink of the same name, and smoother too. Perfect working music.
If you like Kiefer, you’ll love Mounika., a French DJ who lays on the suave thick.
Main photo is rapper A.D. Carson
I think you’re going to like this edition of Music In My Earholes. It’s groovy.
No, for real, each of these artists makes music with a groove. And I love them all.
I hope you do too…
Marian Hill — “Down”
This song was featured in Apple’s commercial for the iPhone 7 and AirPods.
And it was a perfect choice.
Theo Katzman — Heartbreak Hits
Every song on Heartbreak Hits is well-written, honest, and has a tinge of humor.
Jame Beau Barclay — “Loving You Always”
I discovered James Beau Barclay through the #originalmusic hashtag on Instagram, which is one of the top places to discover new music.
Welcome, welcome. Come in. We’re going to get up close and personal here.
Pretend you’re at a house concert. Now, what music do you imagine hearing?
In this edition of Music In My Earholes, I’m sharing the music I’d hear: singer-songwriter stuff. Take a listen…
This party is a chil party, but very well thought out.
Soulful songwriters are my favorite type of songwriters. King sits comfortably in that category. Oh, yeah, she’s also been nominated for a GRAMMY.
These guys are from my hometown, and they represent us well. And I interviewed them for my podcast, Musicateur.
You might think this album is crazy sounding. But that’s just because of its complex production and Strumpel’s unique way of singing.