Earlier this year I discovered Novo Amor’s music. A solo project – Ali Lacey is the only member – that results in melancholic indie folk songs. Everything released so far is as mesmerizing as Bon Iver. I think Holland is my favorite Novo Amor track right now:
Novo Amor on Spotify.
Novo Amor currently has 19 959 listeners on Last.fm.
Yesterday, I found Ásgeir Trausti’s songs by accident. I was having a lesson with my students (I’m an upper secondary school teacher) and we were talking about North Germanic languages. As a part of the lesson I showed them music videos from Danish, Norweigan, Faroese and Icelandic musicians. As an example of Icelandic I first played a song by Jónsi, but the students wanted to hear one more song, so I started googling for Icelandic popular music and that’s when I stumbled upon Ásgeir Trausti. At first, I just saw the name and thought it sounded really cool. On YouTube I picked his song Nýfallið Regn because it has the most beautiful title of them all. Newly fallen rain. It turned out the song itself is also fantastic:
Check out Ásgeir Trausti on Spotify. And this is his other Spotify page. Quite confusing. But as I understand it, he’s changed his recording name to simply Ásgeir now that he’s touring all over the world.
Ásgeir Trausti (combined with Ásgeir) currently has 45 092 listeners on Last.fm.
I was looking through upcoming gigs in Stockholm and there was one name on the list that especially caught my eye: George Ezra. Mostly because I’m very fond of the name Ezra, for some reason. I decided to listen to some of his songs in order to decide whether I’m going to his gig on March 21 or not. Seems like he’s only released an EP and a single so far. Which is not a problem. Those songs were enough to make me want to see him live. Looking forward to it!
George Ezra’s music could be described as indie folk in a singer-songwriter way. He has a distinctive voice which I’m sure is to his advantage in a genre I’m quite often bored with. I mean, how many people with guitars and country/folk influences can we handle? Well. Apparently one more.
Click here to listen to George Ezra on Spotify. Or just listen to this track right here:
George Ezra currently has 28 124 listeners on Last.fm.