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!
Single, No Return - Ten Fé
Berlin-based indie alternative/pop duo Ten Fé start off our week here on the Daily Song Drop with their most recent, nostalgia-tinged single "Single, No Return".
Check out the track below:
"Single, No Return" has such a pitch-perfect retro vibe to a time that...frankly does not exist--there are layers in this track that feel like they belong to completely different decades of rock/pop/alternative, but all together, the track creates a forlorn, nostalgic atmosphere that feels like something you remember hearing before, but can't quite put your finger on. Ten Fé have created a sound that hooks you in, but switches your expectations through very skillful songwriting (if this song is your jam, you're going to want to really have one listen where you focus on the lyrics themselves) to add a sad, but not melancholic tone that ties the track together into something that....the closest I can describe it, is it's a song that feels like a sweet memory that makes you a little wistful (as you cannot go back to it).
If "Single, No Return" is your first introduction to Ten Fé, then be sure to check out their 2017 debut album Hit the Light, which delivers a range of indie rock/alternative/synth-y alt-pop...with a personal favourite of mine being "Make Me Better"
As promised, here are the January 2018 Apple Music Playlist, and the January 2018 Spotify Playlist for the Daily Song Drop. It seems like we are starting off the month with the traditional "one song is missing" (that being "Board It Up" by Nekokat), but all in all it's a pretty fun list to start the year off!
Plus it was not the usual soul-murdering December/January blended list that always drove me nuts every year with its' "two months" of songs to try and fit together.
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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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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.