Category Archives: Play of the Day

Songs You Should Hear About the Process of Letting Go

Autumn has always been known as an emotionally-stirring time of year. As the warm summer sun fades and the seasons change, we assess the journey as we come to the year’s home stretch. We learn what to keep near, as well as which layers to shed.

These three songs deal with the latter part of that equation — and the ways we often struggle to do so, in search of brighter days.

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Songs You Should Hear: Dreams, Fantasies, and Vendettas

Hip hop and pop rule the day in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear. From the ambient and dreamy, to the unabashedly direct, we’ve got the goods that will keep your brain and body moving.

By the way, we do this every Friday, and are always down to receive new submissions. So, if there’s something you think we should hear, let us know!

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Songs You Should Hear: Real Life, Real Love, Real Motivation

This week’s Songs You Should Hear are here to keep it real.

In this week’s edition, we have three songs that are sure to stir authentic emotions, free of filters and filler. Whether bangers or ballads, these tracks will inspire something within you.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Songs You Should Hear: Genre-Bending Adventures

This Friday, we will continue to diversify your sonic palettes with multi-colored soundscapes full of imagination.

We’re excited to present this week’s Songs You Should Hear, because all three of this week’s selections stretch genres past perceived boundaries. Craftily-woven, diverse influences are the name of the game this week — and it’s a game we’re delighted to play!

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Songs You Should Hear: Songs for the Dumped

Who hurt all of you?

I ask out of genuine concern, because I did not have to look far into the submission form to find three songs about breakups and their aftermath for this week’s Songs You Should Hear. While each one is sonically different, they share a common thread: love has a dark side, and some of us handle its charismatic embrace better than others.

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Songs You Should Hear: Got a ‘Death Wish?’; Keep ‘Running’ and Stay ‘Golden’

As a quick aside, figuring out how to incorporate all three song titles into each week’s Songs You Should Hear headline is consistently one of the week’s simple joys.

Another simple joy? Uncovering these songs in the first place! We’ve got some high-powered anthems on tap for you, and it seems like we should get right to them. Dig in!

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Songs You Should Hear: Diverse International Flavors

One of the many wonderful things of residing at the literal center of the music industry — Nashville, TN — is that it provides us with the opportunity to be discovered by artists in all corners of the globe.

Today’s Songs You Should Hear puts that theory to work. We have artists from Sweden, Canada, and our home base of the U.S. The sounds all vary greatly, as well, showcasing the diverse musical palette of this planet we all call home.

Come with us on a globe-spanning journey below!

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Songs You Should Hear: How to ‘Cope,’ Reconnect, and Remain in Control

Those with diverse sonic palettes should rejoice at this week’s Songs You Should Hear!

These tunes, each distinct in its own sound and subject matter, have layers worth peeling back. Listen closely, and you might hear some intriguing — and even unexpected — influences make their way into a couple of these soundscapes.

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Songs You Should Hear: Meet the ‘Broads off Broad’

Next Friday, BentoLiving Chestnut Hill will present Broads off Broad, an all-female showcase featuring the talents of Erin McLendon and The HellCats, Jenny Teator, and The Lucky Penny Sisters.

McLendon, in particular, released a new single today. So, to celebrate, we thought this week was the perfect time to dedicate Songs You Should Hear to this killer lineup!

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Songs You Should Hear: Women Finding Their Power; ‘Tennis’ Anyone?

Today, we bring you tunes from three female artists with a lot to say.

These songs cover some heavy-hitting topics — from domestic violence, to finding self-worth, to breaking the cycle of toxic relationship patterns. And, all the while, these are three strong cuts that touch a variety of genres. Listen below!

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