Welcome to another edition of Coog Radio Curated Collection. Has the quarantine got you down? Don’t worry we have a couple of songs that can hopefully pick you back up.
Here at Coog Radio we’ve been getting a little stir crazy. Concerts and festivals are being postponed or canceled. Plans, in general, are just flying out the window. To cope, we decided to share some songs that have been holding us over until we get life back on track.
Amber Run – “I Found”
King Princess – “Prophet”
Allen Stone – “Circle”
June Marieezy – “Fly”
Mitski – “Nobody”
Bonzoraps – “The Man With a Broken Heart”
This is another recent find. I love his flow, and I love that I can feel hatred toward whoever he is talking about. I feel like when music gives you strong emotions you know it’s good music. This absolutely has to be a feature on this list.
Mac Miller – “Objects in the Mirror”
Mac Miller was a beautiful human, and I am a fan of his music. Though he was taken from us on September 7th, he left us with a legacy of music. I found this live session on Youtube, and I’ve got to admit that I was Mesmerized by his presence; The way the music flowed over me felt like I was being transported away from earth, and I’m glad that I could get high on the music if not on anything else.
Willow Smith – “Wait a Minute!”
Childish Gambino – “42.26”
Jorja Smith – “Beautiful Little Fools”
Shrek Is Love – “Lord Farquaad”
AURORA – “God is a Woman” Cover
Anamanaguchi ft. Hatsune Miku – “Miku”
Grimes – “Oblivion”
The Civil Wars – “Dust to Dust”
Gotye ft. Kimbra – “Somebody that I Used to Know”
When this song burst onto the scene, everyone knew that it would be a hit. The all-too-relatable lyrics, the almost weary vocals, and of course, the soft repetitive instrumentals. The piece starts out with an iconic soft xylophone riff that eases us into the rest of the song that has acoustic and electronic undertones. While Gotye definitely did what he had to do on his track, my favorite part is when Kimbra comes in. She’s an artist that I always look forward to hearing and I think this song is a great snack-sized bite of the talent she carries.
GOT7 – “ECLIPSE”
You don’t listen to K-pop? In this day and age? Let’s get with the program folks. K-pop is the perfect blend of powerful vocals paired with skillful raps, and this is spread across several talented musicians leaving you struggling with choosing favorites. What’s not to love? The song I’ve been currently vibing to is GOT7‘s “Eclipse”, this is the title track for their 2019 EP, SpinningTop: Between Security & Insecurity. GOT7 is really well tapped into this era’s style of a more electronic-based sound. While usually, I am more into the unique colors of the rappers’ flows, in this song I gravitate more towards the vocals. Especially in the pre-chorus where Yugyeom and Jinyoung create build up until the beat drops.
Here is the playlist in its entirety, give it a listen and let us know what you think!