Lovely Things: Music Of The Week (6)

Malik’s taking the backseat today. Yep yep, that’s right, we’re taking over, Faris & Abdullah! We’re gonna be sharing our favorite songs from this week, and why we think they’re cool pieces of music.

We think that this alone is kind of a special thing, so no need for a special segment, right? riiiiiiiiight? But of course recommendations are definitely here. So let’s get right into it!

But before that, just a quick thing. As you already know, Masquerading Crowd was released as our first single under the band “Skeleton Crowd”. There isn’t much to tell, since Malik already wrote about it last week. Give it a listen, and share it with your lovely ones, and if you like it, consider buying it, it would heavily support us.


Faris’s List:

1 – Belly Of Paris – Macie Shot The Barn Owl (From Peste album)

This is a tricky one. Belly of Paris are based in Bahrain, with musicians from India, Palestine, Hungary, UK, Argentina, and Bahrain coming together writing tunes that mixes Jazz, Blues, and even some Punk Rock bits. Vocals from Daniel Cochran that makes everything fit perfectly.

2 – Joel Ansett – The Garden-City (From The Living Room EP)

Joel Ansett is one of the most underrated songwriters. He released an EP called The Living Room back in 2012, that combines 3 and sometimes 4-part harmonies with lyrics that carry you on a journey that doesn’t even end when the music does.

3 – Damien Rice – It Takes A Lot To Know A Man (From My Favorite Faded Fantasy album)

Damien Rice has been inspiring musicians since the beginning. Releasing 3 solo albums that changed the meaning of music for people. This tracks explores his musical abilities perfectly, with moody lyrics, slow tempos with melodies that makes the listen empathize with his feelings, and of course, the center of all of his works, acoustic guitars.

4 – City Of Stars/May Finally Come True (From La La Land’s Original Motion Picture Score)

First of all, if you haven’t watched La La Land yet, you totally should. For a music enthusiast and a musician, it gives you a whole new perspective on music, love, and life in general. I choose City of Stars specifically because it puts emphasis on the chemistry between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and obviously nailing it.

5- Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche (From Una Mattina album)

There isn’t much that I can say about this one, since I just found out about it yesterday, but it moved me so deeply, I wrote a whole song afterward as a tribute. This definitely tells you a bit about the song.

Abdullah’s List:

1 – Crywank – Song For A Guilty Sadist (From Tomorrow is nearly yesterday and everyday is stupid album)

You can feel the guilt in the sound of the vocalist, he doesn’t like being a sadist which makes him feel guilty and he also doesn’t want to make his lover unhappy; he’s in a dilemma but he feels guilty either way.

2 – Van Der graaf generator – Refugees (From The Least We Can Do Is Wave At Each Other album)

East, West, South, North. Refugees never have a constant home, they always move around and have a different experience each time. That’s what this songs tries to indulge you in.

3 – Free cake for every creature – Talking quietly of anything with you

A soothing voice with heartwarming lyrics, I think it tries to portray the beauty of talking passionately about anything with someone who listens carefully, you want to frame that specific moment and keep it in your mind forever.

4 – Noname – Bye Bye Baby (From Telefone album)

Noname sings about an aborted baby relationship with his mother,  she talks about how god gives people presents -babies- before they’re ready which might lead them to get an abortion, in the outro she says let the yellow in and say good bye to the blue resembling letting happiness in and the sadness leaving.

Suggestions from music lovers!:

Abdulmalik Zubailah (@Malik_Zubailah)

1 – Waiting For The Night by Depeche Mode

2 – Genghis Khan by Miike Snow

Mohammed The Magnificent (@_mhmdb)

1 – The Cross by Within Temptation

Mohammed Gharaibeh (@MohammedGha)

1 – Cut Me Loose by Killswitch Engage

2 – Angel’s Son by Sevendust

 We hope you liked this week’s music! Keep on sending recommendations, we love them, everybody does. So yeah, with that said, good luck Malik’s return next week and Depeche Mode… It’s always about Depeche Mode with that guy… Weird.

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