Archive | February 2014

7. Lykke Li – I Know Places

I first heard this song on an ad for Fox8 several years ago and fell in love with it, went on to the internet and had to find out what it was called. It’s incredibly mellow and works well as a background piece for film.

Its simplicity is perfect in the sense that it carries the idea of what the song is about, before trailing off into an ethereal guitar and synth mix.

6. Amanda Palmer – Ampersand

The song tells a story – that’s the feel of its entirety; its four chords (and the epitome of explaining how to use the relative minor chord, in the bridge), its development of lyrical content and repetition of their reassurance.

The rich piano sound of the intro provides an interesting re-occurrence throughout the breaks in the song, and its percussive expression works well with the counter-melody of the strings.

Every song is better with a well put together film clip, too.