Johnny Clegg (song of the week)


Music I have been listening to since before I was born. I will never tire of Johnny’s work, and he is the only musician I am dying to see live. In his songs are memories which are real and hopeful to me.


This song is for all of us scatterlings, adopted children of Africa who hold on to that adopted love.

Bastille (song of the week)


I have been binging on Bastille recently, but this song is my personal favourite of all. The video leaves something to be desired, but it’s juxtaposition of light and dark speaks to the song’s balance of power and simplicity. I have fallen in love with it completely, the kind of song that you can blast at full volume but leaves you quietly contemplative every time.

Plus, it speaks to me on a personal level.

Paul Thomas Saunders (song of the week)

I know I just recently posted another of his songs, but I am on a serious Saunders/London Grammar kick right now. This song in particular blows my mind every time – I react to it emotionally before I can comprehend cognitively what’s going on. That, in my mind, is a sign of a truly powerful artist.

“Good women lie with losers everyday” – something that is very dear to my heart, the idea that a wonderful, beautiful person will settle for less. Why? I’m still figuring it out. And I love that this song discovered me just when I needed it.

London Grammar (song of the week)


I discovered this song right when I needed to. Haunting, captivating, and complex – I had to listen to it several times over before I caught the movement of it. This group is extraordinarily gifted and respectful of the art which they practice. The music video is simple, lovely, and thought-provoking. A tad awkward at times, but I absolutely love when artists let the music stand alone and speak for itself.

Paul Thomas Saunders (song of the week)

This, in my mind, is a perfect song and video. The performers are humble, their eyes turned down and inwards rather than catching the attention of the camera – the full focus of the song is on the beautiful, broken refrain. I love their unconventional style and simple melody line. Gorgeous performance.

I would highly recommend looking up various other Burberry Acoustic pieces. The settings are always lovely, and the songs beautiful.