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!
Drunk Games - Mitchell Mirande
Seattle-based indie singer/songwriter Mitchell Mirande's latest single, "Drunk Games" is one of those songs that just stuck with me after the first time I heard it, which always means that I need to talk about it here on the Daily Song Drop.
Check the track out below:
At it's heart, "Drunk Games" is a fairly straight-forward pop song, never getting overtly complex, but relying instead on Mirande's rough-edged (in the best way) emotional vocals, engaging, easy to learn lyrics, and an excellent use of acoustic guitar. What's lovely about it, is that while "Drunk Games" does get a little bit more complicated, adding in a few more layers (harmonies, etc.), it's core remains the driving force of the track, and everything else just emphasizes how good said heart is. This is one of those pop songs that is going to get in your head, and live there for a long time, as thanks to an excellent production, and interesting lyrics, it manages to remain interesting, and dynamic, across multiple listens.
If you dig "Drunk Games", I suggest checking out the summery "Oh, Ailia" or the more ballad-y, folk tinged "Rewind"; both show off Mirande's excellent voice, acoustic guitar skill, and, how he is a wonderful lyrical storyteller.
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.
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.
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!