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.
Somebody Better - Black Honey
Black Honey is one of those indie alt-rock bands that I so adore that take an era sound, and update it, making it their own. In "Somebody Better", Black Honey has taken and updated a 90s alt-rock sound into something that feels like an amazing modernization of No Doubt, but having a vocalist who has a voice that would would have fit in almost any era, backed up by damn good alt-rock musicians.
Check out "Somebody Better" below:
The opening energy sticks with the track throughout, and that's really quite wonderful--I think the tempo in "Somebody Better" keeps me coming back to this track--I just love how it feels. It's got an urgency to it that a lot of modern indie alt-rock forgoes (and maybe is what appeals to the 90s kid in me as much as Black Honey does).
Black Honey is definitely one of those bands that is going to grab my attention as soon as they release anything (as in, I'll stop what I'm doing and give it a listen).
Honestly, if you like "Somebody Better" you can dive into the rest of Black Honey's works quite easily; a couple personal favourites of mine are "Hello Today", and the more pulled back, wallflower-rock song"Corrine".
Oh so close to a complete list for the DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , but that's alright...there is over 80 minutes of indie awesomeness available for you right now....not to mention...in case you somehow missed it, here is last months DSD Playlist - Feb 17
Plus, if you're interested, there is also an Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016, where I put together my favourite tracks from last year.
Remember, if you want me to expand where I put these playlists beyond Apple Music, you just need to let me know on Twitter, and I'll see what I can do.
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.