Songs You Should Hear: Don’t ‘Sleep’ Too Long; STAV G’s Lucid Dream

This week’s Songs You Should Hear showcases the broad scope of the music out there for all of us — from the more traditional, to the completely unorthodox.

We love it when we get to paint from a broad palette like this — it keeps things interesting, and certainly, it gives all of our ears something new to appreciate — no matter your flavor.

Let’s start this weekend right!

Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 12, 2021

Artist: Jamestown Revival
Song: These Days
Genre: Americana/folk
Why You Should Listen: This downtempo, bluegrass-y waltz is a recollection of “the dog days of the past two years, feeling stranded and unable to work.” Produced by Robert Ellis, “These Days” projects the world-weary feeling we’ve all felt, as we’ve navigated unprecedented times across the globe.

Artist: S-Wrap and Rashad thaPoet
Song: Sleep
Genre: Spoken Word
Why You Should Listen: From their collaborative spoken word album, The Other Side, “Sleep” contains an important, deftly-delivered message over a mellow soul instrumental: our destinies are entirely up to us. If we want to succeed, we must wake up and take action.

Artist: STAV G
Song: Leaves
Genre: Indie rock/alternative
Why You Should Listen: According to STAV G, “Leaves” is “inspired by a vivid dream featuring the physical manifestation of an internal being unraveling. The song externalizes the inner thoughts and emotions, visualized as notes and leaves drafted in the wind.” Much like a lucid dream, this song is an unpredictable, surrealist journey; one which borrows influence from a multitude of Mediterranean and western sources.

What do you think we should hear? You’re always welcome to let us know! And, if you’re an artist (or represent an artist), you can fill out one of these forms to put your music on our radar!

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