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DSD December 1, 2017: "U" - Hamish Anderson


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DSD December 1, 2017: "U" - Hamish Anderson

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'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! 

U - Hamish Anderson

Ending this week on the Daily Song Drop (and...starting off December...) we have a lovely, blues-y ballad by Los Angeles based, Australian blues/rock artist Hamish Anderson. 

Check out the official video for "U" below: 

It is fairly easy to hear that Anderson is an excellent blues musician; the construction of "U" is impressive, because he has managed to take a lot of elements from classic blues, and Clapton-style blues rock, and infuse just a whisper of modern indie rock to create a song that cries out for repeated play. I think part of this is because Anderson has a perfect voice for blues-rock: grounded, yet emotional, listening to "U" feels like you are sitting there with him on that porch, and he is telling you a bittersweet story. 

Plus, and I'm surprised I haven't mentioned it yet, but the guitar in "U" is everything a great blues song needs...there are few songs that make me close my eyes and nod (like an old, listening to music in a movie stereotype) but "U" is one...which, frankly, has made typing this Daily Song Drop last just a touch longer than usual.  

If this is your first introductions to Hamish Anderson, and you enjoyed "U", be sure to check out his 2016 album Trouble, which features a whole pile of really great blues/blues-rock including the title song "Trouble" (which I think needs to be put into any and all "cruising through the country" playlists) and "Hold On Me" which is a must for blues-guitar fans. 

Here is the November Apple Music Playlist, and the November Spotify Playlist! I'm pretty happy with the flow on this one (and it was, for a change, a bit easier to put together thanks to how the tracks fit together). I also feel like this playlist has just the right amount of variation in it to make it awesome for any and all holiday travelling that you may have coming up...

You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here: 

ICYMI (somehow) here are the October 2017 Apple Music PlaylistSeptember 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD PlaylistJune 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!

Not to mention the fact that we totally also have a June '17 Spotify List, a July '17 Spotify List, an August '17 Spotify List, the September 2017 Spotify Playlist, and October '17 Spotify Playlist 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 in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:

 Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016

Dec 16/Jan 17

There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check older "Tuesday Tunes" articles, or search on Apple Music itself. 

See you again next week!

-S (@Shauncord

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