snax pack_sep '21
Hello hello hello! Here we go again, my top 10 songs for September 2021!
This one is late because I was on holidays and I although I thought I'd be able to do this, I was wrong! haha
The bright side is that you'll get the next one really soon, so more amazing artists and music for you! For those of you that are new here, WELCOME, this is #SnaxPack, a list of my monthly highlights/recommendations! (It's not a requirement for any of the songs to have been released on the following month. The only requirement is for me to enjoy listening to it enough to recommend it!)
To make it easier for you to listen to all the music below and enjoy it, I have made a playlist on Spotify and on Youtube!
SEP 2021 #SnaxPack Spotify Playlist; click here
SEP 2021 #SnaxPack Youtube Playlist;click here
Wanna learn more about these amazing artists? Keep reading....
1. Maanu - Melancholic
Genre: Indie/Hip Hop/Rap
"Maanu, or Rehman Asfar as he is properly known, is from Lahore, Pakistan. Fed up of mainstream artists releasing one cover after another, he decided to start writing his own music. But he didn’t take himself seriously until he heard the completed version of one of his own songs — with the accompanying instruments, the vocals, final production etc." images.dawn
This song has been the soundtrack of my last week in Greece. My friend Stathis introduced me to this track and I fell in love. Now that I'm back in the UK, I actually feel melancholic, so this song really speaks to my heart.
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2. Joy Crookes - 19th Floor
Origin: Ireland, England, Bangladesh Genre: Pop/ Indie
"Born and raised in Elephant and Castle, Joy Crookes musical journey has garnered Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill comparisons. The daughter of a Bengali mother and an Irish father, she grew up listening to an eclectic mix of genres – everything from Nick Cave, to King Tubby, Kendrick Lamar and Gregory Isaac and as a result she’s curious, passionate and music obsessed – traits that creep into her own creations at every opportunity. Joy’s universally appealing sound and knack for smart, modern storytelling and her candid, fearless attitude has seen grow ever amassing fanbase waiting avidly for her next move." sony
I'm quite obsessed with this artist, as you can probably tell from my previous #SnaxPack. Her voice is so unique, her lyrics really mellow and descriptive and she is just extremely charming. I was lucky to see her live recently and she does not disappoint!
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3. Crosby, stills, young & Nash - Helplessly Hoping
Genre: Folk rock/Country rock/Soft rock
Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) was a folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and English singer-songwriter Graham Nash. When joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young as a fourth member, they are called Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY). They are noted for their lasting influence on American music and culture, and for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, and political activism. Wikipedia
I loved listening to this while in a car, driving by the Greek countryside, up the mountains. They're whole discography is perfect for road trips. One day I hope I'll listen to their music while driving on American roads.
4. Nelly Furtado - All good things (come to an end)
Origin: Canada, Portugal
"When Nelly Furtado appeared with her neo-hippie, multiculti debut Whoa, Nelly! in 2001, a dance-diva makeover seemed like an impossibility, but the singer/songwriter revived and sustained her career with the sexually charged Loose in 2006, and in the process, consolidated her position as one of the most unpredictable artists of her decade. Furtado always proudly displayed her Portuguese heritage, a distinction that separated her from legions of emerging female singer/songwriters in the early days of the new millennium, but her uniqueness didn’t end there: she had an ear for elliptical yet memorable melodies, and a taste for Brit-pop balanced by an immersion in modern R&B and hip-hop. All this surfaced on Whoa, Nelly! and its hits "Turn Off the Light" and "I'm Like a Bird," but she really pushed her rhythmic influences to the forefront on Loose, resulting in "Promiscuous" and "Maneater," her biggest hits yet, suggesting that Furtado had many avenues yet to explore." Spotify
Nelly Furtado always reminds me of my high school years. When I'm feeling nostalgic, I find myself looking for her music. This song and "I'm like a bird" are 2 of my most favourite songs of hers.
5. Omri Keren - Love in mind
Genre: Indie Pop
I can't find any piece of information about this person apart from the fact that he is from Israel and that his album is coming out soon. If you know anything, please write it on the comments below. thank you
6. Michael Kiwanuka - Piano Joint (This kind of love)
Origin: England, Uganda
"Born in London to Ugandan parents, Michael Kiwanuka, 32, dropped out of the Royal Academy of Music. He supported Adele in 2011 and his debut album, Home Again, was voted the BBC’s Sound of 2012. In 2016, Love And Hate went to No 1 in the UK and earned his second Mercury Prize nomination. Next March, he tours the UK with his critically acclaimed third album, Kiwanuka. He is married and lives in Southampton." theguardian
7. Matt Maltese - Rom-Com gone wrong
"In entering his twenties, Matt Maltese has transformed as a songwriter. A year ago this month, at age 19, the Reading, England-born musician self-released his debut EP In a New Bed, a set of downcast ballads recorded in his bedroom and written out of heartbreak. Now, he assesses the surreal nature of the day-to-day with humor, depth, and charm. In the case of “As The World Caves In,” a track released last month, he wrote a love song for President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May. Together they initiate a nuclear apocalypse, and atomic warfare plunges the paramours toward the end of the world. Today we’re pleased to premiere the song’s music video, directed by Sam Hiscox, below." interviewmagazine
8. Emma Peters - Tueurs
I can't find any piece of information about this person apart from the fact that she is from France. If you know anything, please write it on the comments below. thank you
9. Lewis Taylor - Lovelight
Genre: Neo Soul/Psychedelia/Prog rock
"Lewis Taylor is a British singer and multi-instrumentalist whose music covers a broad spectrum of genres, including soul, psychedelia, rock and pop. In 1996 and 2000, his debut album and follow-up were released on Island Records to critical acclaim but the label found his unique mix of genres difficult to promote and so they parted company. In 2002, this time on his own label Slow Reality (an anagram of his name), Lewis released Stoned Pt. 1 – the track ‘Lovelight’ was later covered by Robbie Williams on his Rudebox album - Stoned, Pt. 2., Limited Edition 2004, The Lost Album and In Session 2005. He then decided to step away from the music industry and take some time out for himself. In June 2021, Lewis announced on his website and social media that he was working on a brand new album, to be released later in the year." spotify
10. Lewis ofMan - Attitude
"Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve possibly heard Lewis Ofman’s music. At only 19 years-old, the French musician, songwriter and producer has created tracks for some of Paris Fashion Week’s hottest runway shows, including Sonia Rykiel, Afterhomework, and Maison Sentinel. Now, Ofman has everyone in Paris talking, thanks to his first solo EP “Yo Bene,” which is for sale at the concept store Colette." wmagazine
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There you have it my fellow music explorers! My top 10 for September 2021. (The order is completely random) I am interested to hear what you think of my #SnaxPack, please write your comments below, subscribe to my mailing list so you can get a notification when I share things AND go check these amazing artists out! They're all brilliant! #SnaxLyrical #SnaxPack #Sep2021 #Top10 #Music