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“In Cold Blood” The New Single from alt-J

If you love alt-J, you’ll wonder whether it is possible to fall in love with their music more and more. Yes, couple weeks ago, alt-J announced their new album will come this summer, on June 2nd. So far, we’ve been get a glimpse of how the new album, called Relaxer, will sounds like from their latest singles, 3WW and In Cold Blood.

 

In Cold Blood grips my attention since the first word that Joe said. I love how they keep building and holding the tension and, surprising love the brass that goes well with the drum. The single actually released last Wednesday, on March 29th, but if you’re like me, just found out about the single today, here take a listen to alt-J’s new single, In Cold Blood.

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Throw Back Thursday

Out Of Reach from Gabrielle

Happy Thursday! It means it’s time for Throwback Thursday. Okay, this time I will take you to the year of 2001. I’m quite sure all of you still remember about this song which was featured on one of famous drama movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary. Can you guess who? Right! Our Throwback Thursday for this week is Out of Reach from Gabrielle.

Out of Reach was released on 2001 as the main soundtrack of Bridget Jones’s Diary. This song already become a huge hits since the first time it released. I also love this song since the first time I heard it on MTV. Gabrielle always amazed me with her smooth and beautiful voice and the way she sing makes this song so great and really nice to hear.

Well, let me remind you a bit about this song. Just press the button below and let see if you’re still remember this song. Thank you and enjoy the music folks!

Elsa

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Throw Back Thursday

The Sign From Ace of Base

It’s time for Throwback Thursday! Okay, this time I’m gonna take you to the year of 1993. But first, let me told you about my story. I’m quite sure all of you have favorite 90’s song that you still listen until now. Well, I can say I know about this band since I was 4 years old. I remember I heard this song for the first time when me and my family took a vacation to my hometown. I think this is the first foreign song that I ever heard when I was a child. Somehow I falling in love with the upbeat and dance melody since the first hear and honestly, I never put this song outside my playlist until now. Right! I can say that this song already in my playlist for almost 24 years.

Well, the song that I’m talking about is The Sign from Ace Of Base. I’m quite sure most of you still remember about this song, right? I still can’t stop singing and it’s hard to not dance a little bit when you hear this song. The Sign was released on October 1993 and was taken from Ace of Base’s debut album called Happy Nation/The Sign. This song has a catchy melody with a thick element of dance-pop and definitely a great treat for your ears.

Okay, I think I already talked too much. So, I present to you one of my most favorite 90’s and early 2000’s song, The Sign from Ace of Base. Let me remind you a little bit about this song by press the button below. Just prepared to sing and dance a little bit. Enjoy the music and thank you folks!

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Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Singer: Ella Vos

Our most anticipated singer for this month is Ella Vos. For you who haven’t heard about this awesome musician, well I think you really should hear her music. Ella Vos is an indie electro-pop musician from Los Angeles. I accidentally found one of her song called Little Brother through Spotify and somehow, her beautiful voice and the simple melodies already distract my ears.

Ella Vos already has three singles. Her debut single, White Noise, was released last fall and got awesome response from the listener. White Noise success hit one million plays on Spotify within two weeks after its released and now, this song already hit 10 million plays. Something that rarely happened for musician, especially in their debut career. Her other singles, Little Brother and Down In Flames, also got a huge success with over a million plays after its released until now.

Actually, I have no doubt at all that she will be a huge singer really soon. Ella Vos already bring something different in her music. With down tempo  music character and the touch of electro instruments, piano, and electric guitar, combined with her soft and addicting voice, her music totally become an amazing treat for our ears. Can’t wait until she released her debut EP or maybe LP. It will be so awesome.

So, what are you waiting for? Try to listen one of her great single, Little Brother, on her Spotify below. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinion about her music by give a comment in our music blog. Thank you and enjoy the music folks!

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Album Review

Album Review: Resonate from Nosoyo

Another interesting album that I found in the beginning of 2017. This time it comes from Berlin-based alternative indie-pop duo band, Nosoyo. I accidentally found one of their irresistible songs called Old Soul through Spotify and I totally falling in love with this song at the first hear. Donata Kramarz (vocalist)  and Daim de Rijke (drummer) definitely bring something relaxing and great treat for our ears. Their music character is so calm with the touch of piano tunes and the beat of the drums makes the melodies so addicting.

Nosoyo just released their debut LP Resonate which was released on February 17th 2017. This LP include 11 great songs. They put Old Soul as the opening song for their LP. Somehow this song success to give a great first impression about this album and makes me curious with another songs. The melodies and the tunes of piano plus Donata Kramarz’s voice perfectly fit each other and makes this song so beautiful and really addicting. Losing Time also has a catchy melody to hear.

Next song is 6 or 7 Weeks. From my opinion, this song is quite unique and I really love Kramarz’s voice in this song. Her voice so smooth and the way she said ‘six’ over and over again at the chorus reminds me the way Joe Newman from Alt-J sang. I think it will be awesome if this two great bands singing together. Nosoyo makes the music beat a little faster with a song called Resonate. Somehow, this song will be a great driving song. I can imagine myself drive while singing this song. Maybe a little bit dancing.

After an upbeat song, Nosoyo slow the tempo with As Close As We Get. The sound of piano tunes is quite thick in this song, but I really enjoy this song. Get Used is one of my most favorite song in this album beside Old Soul. This song has a catchy pop elements that makes you just wanna sing. Stuck in the Dark contain sound from electro instruments which makes a really nice beat to hear.  The Weight might not be my favorite one, but the sound of the drum still gives you chills when you hear it.

Disillusioned become another my favorite song in this album. This song has a cheerful melodies which I think it will give you some mood booster if you hear it in the morning. Okay, I think almost of the song in this album become my favorite. Another my favorite song is One Way. Actually this song is a quite simple song, but it has its own muse. The sound of keyboard combined with drum and Kramarz’s voice makes everything so good melodically. Hill To Climb definitely a great song to close the journey of this album. This song has an upbeat melody.

Well, that’s my opinion about Nosoyo’s brand new LP. If you haven’t hear it yet, why don’t you try to listen this awesome duo band music and let us know what’s your opinion. Thank you and enjoy the music folks.

Elsa

 

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Album Review

Album Review: To Bring You My Heart from The Katherines

First, I have to tell you that I just need one song to falling in love with this awesome and talented ladies from Vancouver, The Katherines. Right! Another Canadian musician already stole my ears with their great music. Many source called them as ‘Canadian Haim’, but from my opinion their music totally different. Kate Kurdyak, Lauren Kurdyak, and Hansen-Boucher definitely brought something unique to hear.

I accidentally found one of The Katherines’ song, Primitive, through the discover section on Spotify and somehow, I falling in love with this song since the first hear. Then, I feel so curious about their music and I found out they just released their debut LP on last January 2017 called To Bring You My Heart. This album includes 13 songs track list and I have to admit that this album was some kind of great treat for me.

The Katherines introduced us into something unique and refreshing in their debut LP. They bring their own music character and makes each song has its own muse. It makes me feel so overwhelmed and get exciting when I listened their album. Somehow, I can find so many music genres in their music, from pop, rock, dance, R&B, electro, even 60’s pop-blues or the combination between genres. Now I understand why so many source called them as ‘Harmony Masters’.

Cherry Lips definitely a great song to start the journey of this album. This song has a nice drum beat and beautiful sound of dreampop guitar. Both melodies combined with Kate’s smooth voice makes this song so good to hear. Ultra Violet has more beat than other songs with the touch of dance-pop elements. In the third song, The Katherines made a duet with Frederick to sing an interesting synth-pop song called Better Off Now. Their voice just perfect each other. Next song is one of my most favorite song in this album, Primitive. In this song, The Katherines collaborate with Charlie Kerr and Steve Bays to write this song. You can hear the sound of electronic percussion and 80’s keyboard tones and makes this song so catchy to hear. Honestly, I can’t stop listening to this song until now. 🙂

You will hear a great combination between the electronic and classic instruments like cello and violin in breakup ballad song, Heart On The Table. While Minefield and Blank Page represented pop-rock song in this album with the touch of electric guitar. You still can hear string instrument combined with pop melodies in To Bring You My Heart. KiDs also has the touch of electro-pop elements with a catchy melodies.

You definitely has something different from the other song. The Katherines brings the sound of 60’s pop-blues melodies in this song. Definitely something catchy, unique, and refreshing. Wrong Side Of The Bed is another my most favorite song of this album. The pop-dance melodies with the touch of cheerful and playful guitar sound makes this song so great to hear. Tomorrow and Replay brings also has a great melodies and become a perfect way to end the journey of this album.

Overall, this is one of the most enjoying album I’ve ever heard in 2017. The way The Katherines introduce their music character is so unique and refreshing. They are definitely something. I think they will be huge really soon. So, if you haven’t heard their debut LP yet, why don’t you try to listen it and I’m sure you will have a unique experience when you listened this album. Don’t forget to share your thoughts about this album by give comment in our music blog. Thank you and enjoy the music folks!

Elsa

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Throw Back Thursday

Lovefool by The Cardigans

It’s time for Throwback Thursday! This week, I want to take you to the year of 1996, around 20 years ago. Still remember one of legendary Swedish rock band The Cardigans, folks? For all the gamers who ever played Gran Turismo video games must be remembered about this awesome band. One of their song called My Favorite Games become one of the phenomenal game soundtrack ever. But this time, I’m gonna remind you to another phenomenal song from this band called Lovefool.

Well, who doesn’t know about this memorable song ever. I’m quite sure all of you still remember the melodies and the lyrics. Lovefool also featured in famous and legendary movie, Romeo and Juliet played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. This song was taken from their third studio album First Band On The Moon which was released on September 1996. This song became one of international hit single within days and stay on the peak of many countries music charts for weeks.

So, let me remind you a little bit about this song. Just try to press the play button below and let us know if you still remember about this song. You also can share your favorite 90’s and early 2000’s song by give a comment in our blog. Enjoy the music and thank you for visiting Kustosica.

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