16 October 2022
The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.
Turn Up The Volume picked 10 new musings
to create a fitting atmosphere for a blissful Sunday.
A dream team from Dublin, Ireland.
Robert Baker (songwriter): “The song is about how when you are younger you don’t fully appreciate what you have – those intense connections and unique first-time experiences – you presume life will always be that way. And of course life usually isn’t like that – and you only realise this when it’s far too late”
Two stars Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
get together with Russian musician Boris Grebenshchikov and Ukrainian
counterpart Serhii Babkin for a melancholic pearl.
3. ‘Into The Blue’ by BROKEN BELLS
The moving title track of the American
indie pop dreamers’ brand new LP.
4. ‘Where Did The Time Go?’ by LOUIS COUPE
A melodramatic beauty by this up
and coming British singer-songwriter.
Coupe: “I’ve always looked up to my grandparents and thought they had
the best love story ever. They’ve been together so long and my Grandad still
loves my Grandma no matter what — just as much as he did when they met,
and I thought that was so inspiring for someone my age.”
5. ‘When We Are Together’ by THE1975
Mellow ballad from the new LP, called Being Funny In A Foreign Language
of the immensely famous – in the UK – pop combo.
6. New In Town by RAINN BYRNS
Sweet reverie from this affecting Texas born, Swindon bred
South Londoner singer-songwriter. It’s the title track from his
brand new excellent debut LP. Stream it here.
Think Jake Bugg and Father John Misty.
7. ‘Mycelium’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
The hardest, most prodcutive band on the planet have another longplayer
(the 1st of 3 in 3 weeks) out, baptized Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms
and Lava. This track is a rare one from the Aussies. It’s soft, smooth and
no guitar solos!
8. ‘Mystery Pt. 2’ by DROWSE
DROWSE about the song: “Change and apprehension. Allowing negative segments of
the past to scatter as ashes in the air. How much space is too much space for the self-isolationist? ‘Mystery Pt. 2’ re-examines themes from my previous album, Light Mirror.
A sequel? It’s one of the most direct songs I’ve ever written, though listen closely and
you’ll hear field recorded snippets of my life, organs, Moog synthesizer, Mellotron,
distant sheets of metal vibrating, hidden voices—always a world beneath a world.”
9. ‘Beverly Hills’ by DUNE MESSIAH
A touching highlight from the 3rd longplayer, titled Privileged
by Danish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (born Magnus W. Jespersen).
Messiah about the album: “I had 30 completely unfinished songs that I had to pick from.
So I found the vibe that was most present, together with good friend and bass player of the band Andreas, and then found songs that fit that vibe. I went on to finish and record them all at home, when the world was shut down during covid. It was a very liberating experience, and I am glad that I will have it with me throughout my life. I hope that the songs will also give every listener a liberating or enriching experience.”
10. ‘Something’s Wrong’ by TRAVELS WITH BRINDLE (Massachuttes)
Melancholic mellowness from this ukulele project from Chelsea Spear.
A wistful, yearning ballad in collaboration with cellist Marshunda Smith
and harmonic vocalists Trisha and Thara Iyer. It sets the tone for
her forthcoming 2023 album Notes From Undergrad.