Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
San Junipero - Watch For Horses
Wrapping up this week on the Daily Song Drop, we have a fun indie rock/pop blend, with a laid back, So-Cal vibe from Watch For Horses called "San Junipero".
Check out the track below:
"San Junipero" (which is, indeed, inspired by the Black Mirror episode of the same name) is a dreamy slice of indie pop rock, which relies heavily and an infectiously catchy rhythm and guitar combination to ripple along underneath vocals that are just the perfect amount of laid-back, grounding to balance the song into something that, at its heart, feels good to listen to.
I think the best way to describe "San Junipero" might be that it feels like the type of track you would come across if you were walking along an alternative-reality California beach and came across a dope indie band playing a bonfire party: it sounds a bit like a dream, but a dream so close to reality that it's hard to tell whether you're asleep or not.
Plus, let's be honest: now that it's winter, I think we could all use as much feel-good, fun indie pop rock as we can get.
Speaking of which, if you enjoy "San Junipero", be sure to check out Watch For Horses' 2016 EP Maladaptive Daydream, for a more alt-rock, but still fun, feel-good set of tracks, with my personal favourites being "Past Present Future Foe" and "Lost"
Y'all aren't going to believe this...but for what feels like the first time ever: both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
I'm going to need a few minutes to catch my breath from all the hysterical dancing I've been doing...
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place.
You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here:
ICYMI (somehow) here are the September 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD Playlist, June 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17, DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!
If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter
If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:
See you again next week!
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