Quick Listen: Summer by Joe Hisaishi

Music video for Summer by Joe Hisaishi

This one showed up in my YouTube recommendations a couple days and I’m glad it did.

The non-piano instrumental backing is done by the London Symphony Orchestra if the Spotify artist credit is to be believed.

It is decidedly not summer out here right now which makes me appreciate this track even more.

In Memoriam: Good News by Mac Miller

Music video for Good News by Mac Miller

[Verse 2]
Well, it ain’t that bad
It could always be worse
I’m running out of gas, hardly anything left
Hope I make it home from work
Well, so tired of being so tired
Why I gotta build something beautiful just to go set it on fire?
I’m no liar, but
Sometimes the truth don’t sound like the truth
Maybe ’cause it ain’t
I just love the way it sound when I say it
Yeah, it’s what I do
If you know me, it ain’t anything new
Wake up to the moon, haven’t seen the sun in a while
But I heard that the sky’s still blue, yeah
I heard they don’t talk about me too much no more
And that’s a problem with a closed door

Mac Miller – Good News Lyrics

This song hits me hard every time I listen to it. So much raw emotion in it. RIP Mac.

Hot Single: Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

YouTube video titled – The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Audio)

Here we go again, another Weeknd single to end the week. I really love the synths in this one, reminds me of False Alarm from Starboy. That Max Martin production is fantastic as well.

God, I cannot wait for this album. It has been three years since Starboy, My Dark Melancholy was but a small appetizer, I am gonna need that full meal.

Hot Single: Heartless by The Weeknd

YouTube video titled – The Weeknd – Heartless (Audio)

Whew boy, this was a welcome surprised when it dropped on the 27th. This is giving me strong Starboy vibes which is a very very good thing considering it was one of my most favourite albums of 2016.

The Metro Boomin production on this is just straight heat. I cannot wait for the next single to drop from this album and it looks like we won’t have to wait very long.

Also, this track has one of the funniest lines I’ve heard this year:

Amphetamine got my stummy feelin’ sickly

Stummy, folks.