Indie Folk Mixtape 1
Artist: Owls of the Swamp
Song: Start all Over
Why? Born in Australia, based in Iceland and inspired for this song by Ayahuasca in Peru – here comes Owls of the Swamp. This song is a showcase of deep thoughts by the singer/songwriter behind Owls of the Swamp – it invites us to ask those questions ourselves and to aim at finding an answer. In a way through the ethereal melody and the flow of his voice he is telling us to join into the search and to be thankful for the bliss that certain moments in life bring.
More of Him: https://www.facebook.com/owlsoftheswamp
Artist: Jenny O.
Song: Be Here Now
Why? Beautiful beach feel infused folk melody comprises “Be Here Now” by the young talent of a singer/songwriter known to our ears as Jenny O. The melody and lyrics are bit nostalgic longing to spend her time with that universal you who could be anyone, from a friend to a lover, from a brother to a mother, anyone she and you long to be with. The song is also strangely soothing and brings a special sense of peace while you listen to it.
The hours are illusion
Is feeling that they’re getting away
I want my time back
I wanna spend it with you.
More of Her: https://www.facebook.com/jennyomusic
Artist: Dinosaur Parade
Song: I’ll be around
Why? Based in Southern California, Dinosaur Parade release their first single “I’ll be around” from their upcoming sophomore EP ‘Feel it’. This track is softly and beautifully honest and an invitation to lend a hand to whoever the person/s the song is inspired. It even invites the listener to feel as if the track is for them, it’s a safe place to go to when feeling lost and lonely. It’s nice to feel as if there is someone who’ll be around for you when you most needed.
More of Them: https://www.facebook.com/DinosaurParade
Artist: Martin Forsell
Why? Swedish singer/songwriter Martin Forsell has a knack for honesty and connection with others with each track he puts forward for us to listen. With a beautiful purely folk melody infused with lyrics that are so human, so real while at the same time so imaginative all sung by his gifted magnetic voice that can easily touch hearts and souls as soon as you hear from the first second.
More of Him: https://www.facebook.com/martinforsellofficial/
Artist: Britanny Foushee
Why? “…Oh sweet melody, I am in amazement..” What a beautiful way to start a song specially written and sung for the muse itself, for the true love of all who dwell in the world of tones, melodies, rhythms and beats and who search from high to low for the right notes, what a marvelous song for Music. Britanny beauty and young age come along with a beautiful soulful voice and a maturity in her lyrics that is surprising and at same time something to be thankful for. Listen and let her voice caress you as you travel through “Melody”.
More of Her: http://www.britannyfoushee.com/
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Artist: Van William featuring First Aid Kit
Why? What a marvelous way to let music flow: with good friends, some drinks, a room full of guitars and amps and of course with a talented singer and a duo that is taking the music scene by storm. This song is marvel to hear, the voice of Van William, the harmonies of the talented Swedish duo First Aid Kit , the pop infused folk melody, and of course the relatable lyrics singing about wanting to be someone who just was not for you. While you wanted to fight, he/she wanted the easy way out – while you gave your all, you received a tiny piece of nothingness. Heartbreak can sometimes bring forward beauty and something special, as is the case with “Revolution.
You want a short solution
We never could see eye to eye
You wanted retribution
I came to the same conclusion
It’s a story as old as time…
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Why? With a track name that sounds like a tongue twister but provides a beautiful and soft melody that sounds like true love but unfortunately isn’t. It looks like something you truly wish but sometimes we need to open our eyes and see what the truth is. This song invites for you to open your eyes, to see what lies beyond the beauty of a face, the kisses that come coldly or the hand that you have to reach out to hold always. Ask the questions and you will surely find the answers with “Alstroemeria” by Toledo.
More of Them: https://twitter.com/toledo_band
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Artist: Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light
Why? After a showcase of his talent and artistic spirit in season 8 of NBC’s The Voice, Gabriel Wolfchild comes at us with a song that aspires at connecting souls beautifully titled “Runaways”. This talented singer/songwriter and his band The Northern Light bring us a beautiful love song that caresses you softly as the tune and the lyrics set into your ears and from there fill up all your senses, transporting you to a realm of peace, tranquility, acceptance and love.
More of Them: https://www.facebook.com/gabrielwolfchild/
Artist: Swan Levitt
Why? Take away all the nonsense, the unnecessary noise, the blinding ego and just let your heart listen as Swan Levitt takes on a touching cinematic journey through his song “Alive”. This melody touches something deep inside of you, it pushes your humanity to be seen and for it too feel something real. For those of us who have lost someone precious it connects in an instant and for those who haven’t it transports you into a soundscape that guided by the capacity for emotions in his voice makes you thankful for those you have around you. This young singer/songwriter from the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom is a voice that the whole world should hear and stare in awe as his melodies captivate them.
More of Him: http://swanlevitt.com/