On The Stereo #18

8 October, 2018 in Music

R.E.M. At The BBC

R.E.M. Live At The BBC: grittier than the 1988 original but largely remains faithful

Our latest divine selection brings together songs from R.E.M, Shannon Hynes, Princess Chelsea, Jimmie Allen, Brett Young and DJ Snake


R.E.M.
ORANGE CRUSH (LIVE AT THE BBC)
Craft Recordings

Taken from a 2003 Radio 1 recording, this version of R.E.M.’s Vietnam War classic is grittier than the 1988 original but largely remains faithful, even including shouty Michael Stipe megaphone moments. Released in advance of an eight-CD At The BBC boxset, R.E.M. fans will be licking their lips in anticipation. DH


SHANNON HYNES
I’M NOT PRETTY
Shannon Hynes

British country singer Shannon Hynes makes a big splash with her debut release I’m Not Pretty – a soulful old-school country ballad that allows her sweet vocal tone and easy songwriting skills to shine. Hynes is definitely a name on the rise and this track proves why. LK


PRINCESS CHELSEA
GROWING OLDER
Lil’ Chief Records

Taken from Princess Chelsea’s fourth studio album, Growing Older pulls at the heart-strings while offering a positive reflection to something we all face. Keeping a steady pace all the way through, the piano and vocals are dream-like, with some powerful guitar towards the end; simple but effective. DC


JIMMIE ALLEN
MAKE ME WANT TO
Stoney Creek Records

On 12 October, US country star Jimmie Allen will release his debut album Mercury Lane. The first taste comes in the form of new single Make Me Want To. It’s a huge guitar-driven country anthem that makes you yearn for summer. With catchy lyrics and a massive sing-a-long chorus, it’s a huge hit. LK


BRETT YOUNG
HERE TONIGHT
BMLG Records

The American country star returns with his stunning new single Here Tonight, which is a beautiful love ballad that showcases his soaring vocals and soft tone which brings to life the heartfelt lyrics. It’s a great piece of music that highlights the many talents of a future country icon. LK


DJ SNAKE FT. SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B
TAKI TAKI
DJ Snake Music/Geffen Records

Is there anything better than hearing the stunning vocal tones of Selena Gomez in Spanish? Her Latino roots come out in this huge multi-lingual anthem that sees the array of featured artists singing in Spanish and English. It’s a massive club banger and the production brings it to life. LK


Words: Laura Klonowski, Dave Chrzanowski, Daniel Haskell

Listen to these songs and other On The Stereo selections on the Songwriting Magazine SoundCloud, YouTube and Spotify ‘New Music’ playlists.



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