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.
First - BAUM
Long-time DSD readers know that I have a soft spot for pop singer/songwriters who are both able to give their music a cinematic scope, but if they are able to get some piano in there as well...
Los Angeles based BAUM has done just that with her debut single, "First"; check it out below:
"First" is an excellently layered and produced piece of indie pop, which has some deep, soulful elements to it that, when combined with the vaster sound that kicks in on the chorus makes the track something particularly special. You can feel the sense of heartbreak through BAUM's vocals (and lyrics, of course), but the track never wallows in sadness; there is a sense of defiance bubbling beneath that elevates "First" into must listen territory.
I mean, as I established above, I am a sucker for songs like this, but at the same time, when they're this good, there's little reason for anyone to not give BAUM's debut a shot.
It appears like an EP should be on its way soon, though with BAUM also attending USC (Thornton School of Music), patience is going to be key to hear more from her, but I for one cannot wait to see what is next after this spectacular debut.
Here's the May 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (and I'll hopefully be able to add it in later)! It's wonderful, as always, but that should be assumed when I'm making playlists of nothing but songs I enjoy...
Come on back tomorrow for our next Song of the Day!
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.