There are three Rock songs that have been running around in my head all week. I don’t think I can pick just one of them to feature this week, so I’m going to share all three of them here in Sounds of Sunday. A little more ROCK than my usual Alternative picks, so don’t be too surprised!
This song by Alter Bridge was actually released in October of 2007. I was just surprised to learn the band hails from Orlando, FL, and was formed by former members of Creed! It explains why I love this song so much. I heard it for the first time last week, thought nothing of it till I was visited by a murder of Crows (or Black Birds) yesterday afternoon. Then of course superstitious me had to hear the song again. I live by a rather large lake in a treed area, and what seemed to be a hundred black birds descended on the neighborhood for their afternoon meal. It was an amazing site, and sound! This song is a wish of healing, to carry on after being broken, to fly away home. It kind of speaks to me.
Sounds of Sunday pick #1: Blackbird by Alter Bridge
Next up in our tri-fecta is the newest release by James Bay, from his debut album Chaos and Calm. This man .. my god his voice! And you know how I feel about singer song writers. This song is so sad … once again about broken relationships. Bay is an English artist, but he recorded this debut album in Nashville. It does have a blusie sort of feel to it, there’s definitely some soul behind the lyrics. I could listen to this one on repeat all day. “Why don’t you be you and I’ll be me” …
Sounds of Sunday Pick #2: Let It Go by James Bay
Finally, the newcomer to the bunch, Meg Myers. This is my favorite of the three … so filled with passion, anger and emotion. This is the song that has literally been stuck in my head for a week … I go to bed with it playing over and over .. and wake up to the same. Haven’t we all wished to have that baseball bat in our hands at one point in life?