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!
The Fisherman (Odyssey Cut) - -ness
New York alternative-folk/storytelling pop duo -ness recently released a single (in the traditional sense) called The Fisherman Lost at Sea, with a re-cut version of their track "The Fisherman" which is, I feel, a lovely way to lead into the weekend, and our song of the day today.
Check out "The Fisherman (Odyssey Cut)" below:
"The Fisherman (Odyssey Cut)" takes their 2016 track, which in itself is a beautiful indie alt-folk track, but they add a depth to it--this cut has a lush, full soundscape to it that give the track a bit more emotional weight, as well as a cinematic scope that drives home not just the story, but the atmosphere -ness are creating with the track. This is a song that has a clear journey, both musically and emotionally that really grabs a hold of its' listener, and pulls you in (like the eponymous fisherman)...by the end, I cannot really explain to you how I feel, because one of my favourite things about -ness is that, being storytelling pop, you are going to get something different out of your listen than I do, or the next person, as you will have personal connections that no one else does.
It's really, really neat that -ness is able to pull something like this off, and "The Fisherman (Odyssey Cut)" is a song from a duo that I cannot even imagine how they are going to continue to grow and develop their work...it is apparent in the difference between the original track, and this new cut of "The Fisherman"...I am defintely looking forward to whatever is next
Longtime readers of the DSD may remember -ness for their track "The Propagandist" which we talked about in February 2017, so if you are looking for more -ness, be sure to check that out, or give their 2016 album whatever's unclear to you, it's the same for me a listen (if you dig either of the tracks we have talked about on here, you will not be disappointed).
The February 2018 DSD Apple Music List and February 2018 DSD Spotify List are available! These ones where admittedly tricky as it is a short month (meaning there are fewer songs for me to build the set with), and we are also missing a couple from the lists: "Coward's Castle" by Monti and "highr" by buuzey. However, I have to say that I do enjoy the playlist this month, and I hope you will check it out, either by clicking the links above, or you can always listen to the Spotify list here:
If you enjoy the TGF Playlists, it would help us out a lot if you could share them with folks, as with the new algorithms on Facebook and Instagram, TGF is having to fight harder for traffic, so if you enjoy the DSD, sharing the songs (artlices) or lists is something you could do that can really make a difference!
ICYMI (somehow) here are the January 2018 Apple Music Playlist, December Apple Music Playlist, November Apple Music Playlist, October 2017 Apple Music Playlist, September 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD Playlist, June 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17, DSD 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, October '17 Spotify Playlist, November Spotify Playlist, December '17 Spotify Playlist, and January 2018 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 theguysfrom.com in your day, here are a few other playlists:
Apple Music TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Spotify TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016
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 with another new song!
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.