Because seasons aren't the only things that change.
Because seasons aren't the only things that change.
We're always inspired by collaboration, but this video is extra special.
The music video we can't stop singing along to.
Because chasing your dream is the American dream.
Taking a soundtrack along is never a bad idea.
Made in the spirit and vibrancy of this beautiful thing we call life.
It's fascinating how something so entirely personal can also be so wholly universal.
This Valentine's Day, let's try for a little humility and love for our brothers and sisters.
Here's to all of the extraordinary potential and bountiful crops our seeds will produce this year.
There's a wealth of other holiday tune selections out there, just waiting to be heard.
When in doubt, put a record on. Here's a playlist to accompany the whirlwind that is this election season.
If you’re a female creative just starting out, be encouraged.
A playlist that gives you permission to clear the worry and focus on the good.
Planes, trains, and automobiles. No matter what you're traveling by, music can always enhance an adventurer's experience. Here's the playlist to get your summer trip started right.
Nashville artist DANAE just released her newest single, and we can't stop playing it.
“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu
We haven’t even reached the halfway mark of 2016 and already, it has left a gaping hole in the middle of the music world’s heart. While a majority of us may have never had the chance to meet our greatest idols and influences, their death has this seismic ripple effect that can feel deeper than one would expect. The whole world goes through it with you. It feels as though we’ve lost a piece of ourselves, a time of our lives, even a friend. Music is extremely personal and emotional, so it is no wonder the loss felt echoes beyond blood or close relationships.
Think back to when you were a kid. Remember how amazing it felt when the first real day of spring had arrived and you could finally go outside and play?! There was nothing that could hold you back, the energy you’d kept pent up during the cold winter months was practically bursting out of your arms and legs.
Wasn’t that feeling just the best, ever?
Hope budding from unexpected places. Bursts of color from darkened earth. Isn’t that what this season — spring — is all about?
Today we’re excited to introduce you to Rebekah Pahl, a singer and songwriter creating her first EP that’s doing exactly that, revealing how a seemingly barren, dry season can give way to river of inspiration. Click through to learn more about Rebekah’s story, how the desert fosters her creativity, and to hear a snippet of the voice you’re (for sure) going to want to hear more of.
Meet Sue Jacobs, music supervisor for notable films such as Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Little Miss Sunshine and more. Over two decades Sue has put sound to picture, powerfully impacting the films we watch and transporting us through her song selection expertise. She is a dreamer of vision and sound.
As a fellow female music curator, Sue Jacob’s impressive repertoire of work and unique career inspired me to unearth more of this Dreamer’s story and creative process.
She saunters into the half-light, her emerald dress sashaying with each brush of the snare, unknowingly. His eyes quietly follow her path, carefully shaded away in his corner booth. Palms balmy with nerves, his body suddenly feels like a sinking anchor as her figure becomes smaller with distance.
But as magic moments would have it, she suddenly feels his draw, like a warm electric current in her chest. She turns in time with the song, heart thumping on cue. He rises from the safety of that worn leather barricade, surfacing with the voltage. This is their meet-cute, their story for the ages.
The year is 2016. The time that lay ahead of us is teeming with possibility and adventure. It is ripe with purpose. New years allow us a grace period, where we look behind us at how we want our future to go. There’s no other time quite so rich for planting ambition or mapping out the direction you see yourself veering for the year to come.
Retro-pop with an island twist, singer Christie Brooke doesn’t produce anything that you’d expect. Though talented, of course, her voice surprises you with its range; it seems to carve out new spaces in the air, forming captivating punches and beats, transporting you to an era of early jazz laced with a coolness Amy Winehouse would be proud of.
Self-releasing her #FirstLove EP (that you can preview below), Christie Brooke’s mission is to fearlessly inspire dreamers everywhere to chase what seems impossible, wherever the wave leads. Give her story a read and her tracks a listen, and see if you aren’t just a little more amped to take on the day ahead.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
War. Terrorism. Extremism. Racism. Hate. Violence. Unrest. Suffering. Death.
These words should not be commonplace for us in everyday news.
Regardless of where we are at in life right at this moment, we can all share one thing in common — that we are thankful for someone or something that has come along in our lifetime.
There is a light that never goes out, whether it’s looking right at us or it’s nestled deeper inside, we keep them close and highly revered.
Transviolet has achieved a daring feat. The LA based quartet, consisting of Sarah McTaggart, Judah McCarthy, Michael Panek and Jon Garcia, has written and produced the kind of song you can put on repeat without annoying your roommates because they, too, will be intently listening along to its soft chronicle of a bittersweet departure from youth’s naivety.
“Girls Your Age” first strikes you with a hypnotic beat, which McTaggart then uses to coo the coming of age story of a heroine.
There has been quite a buzz around the music industry this past week with the release of Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. Both rave and less than impressed reviews have been flying. On the one side, people are arguing why he shouldn’t be able to snag the spotlight for something she wrote, while others prefer his version to hers. To each their own.
But when you get down to the brass tax of it all, the definition of a cover song is this: “In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer.”
Switching gears with the upcoming autumn season, we’re envisioning cable knit sweaters, breezy cobblestone streets, and sparks of creativity as we sharpen pencils and chase dreams.
And the sound of BOY adds in the perfect soundtrack for such imagination.
The BOY duo of ladies Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass have recently released their second album, “We Were Here,” and we can’t get enough of their inventive melodies, creative visuals, and all-around let’s just stay curled up journaling in a Parisian cafe vibe. We’re sharing the video to their album’s title track and we invite you to give (them) a listen, below!
Happy (upcoming) Labor Day to all and to all a merry long weekend!
For the working class, the daily grinders, the mothers, fathers and for school children alike, the Labor Day holiday rings in as summer’s bittersweet last hurrah. A freedom that we are very fortunate to have had, but as with all good things, summer eventually must come to an end.
Does it ever feel like life goes by so quickly that if you’re not running at its pace, it’ll all pass you by?
It’s all too easy to get in a pattern of going and doing at such a speed that those things we thought to be life passing us by were actually just marks on a checklist and the really true moments, often the most quiet and easy to miss, in fact … have passed.
There is peace and beauty to be found in an ultimate balance of work and play, of thinking and feeling, of activity and rest. It’s what we do in the in-between that helps us maintain a mindful stasis and not become worn out or stale.
There’s just something about that golden hour, when the sun starts to sink just below the horizon, illuminating everything around with its blanket of deep, golden light. Then, when the setting has passed and the sun has gone to rest, that’s when summer really comes alive.
Free to still roam without chilling to the bone, a freedom awaits in those wondrous midsummer nights. This month’s playlist is created with just that in mind. Gather round the bonfire and throw this puppy on the ones and twos for ultimate summer night bliss.