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!
Lake Family - Lake Jons
Today on the Daily Song Drop we have a unique and cool indie alt-pop track from Finnish trio Lake Jons called "Lake Family" which you can check out below:
As soon as "Lake Family" started, I perked up a little bit--I don't know why, but the combination Lake Jons chose here with a blend of clapping-as-percussion and summery guitar (that really evokes a feeling of a summer out with friends, sitting around a fire and just playing music). What's particularly nice about "Lake Family" is that they do not remain stagnant in this formula however, but iterate on it to give the song more dynamism.
What I really appreciate about Lake Jons, top to bottom, is the fact that they blend a lot of ideas together to create their sound: sampling (giving the beats they use an interesting variety), combined with thoughtful acoustic guitar, and folk-rock vocals somehow tie everything together. This is something you can totally check out on their self-titled album which released just this past Friday.
For the first time ever on theguysfrom.com, here is the December Apple Music Playlist, and the December '17 Spotify Playlist! I decided that, rather than making myself crazy with a hybrid list between the two months (and thanks to the fact that I did a feature-full month) I would put this one together, which just means that the January playlist will be a tad shorter than most thanks to the TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017 (with the in countdown order Apple Music TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017 as Well as the Spotify TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017 playlists here)
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or search for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!
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