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!
Hiding Places - Rain on Monday
Rain on Monday returns to the Daily Song Drop today (having first appeared with their debut single "Kill My Love" back in September) with a dreamy dance-pop track called "Hiding Places".
Check it out below:
Once again, Rain on Monday has taken a modern indie pop song, and heavily infused it with 1980s synth, as well as a sort of early-80s Brit-pop melancholy, and turned it into a great indie track. With "Hiding Places" though, there is a more upbeat, hazily dreamy beat behind Raimond Nurmilampi's raw, emotive vocals, with the juxtaposition of the two feelings fusing into a wonderful, shoegaze dance party track. This feels like the best wallflower pop you can imagine, and I think it would be perfect if it was to appear in an awkward dance scene in an eighties high school movie.
If you are looking for indie pop with an infusion on 1980s, you are going to be hard pressed to find something more engaging than what Rain on Monday is producing, and I have to say that I am quite looking forward to whenever they release an EP.
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!
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.