The latest new artist to catch my interest is Australia’s Amy Shark. She reminds me a little bit of Canada’s own Tegan and Sara, but a little folkier and yet also a bit edgier, if that makes sense.
My favourite song of Amy’s right now is I Said Hi. It excellently captures the feeling of trying to present the image that you’re doing okay when nothing could be further from the truth.
Thinking back on my Songs of the Month for this year, I was surprised to realize I’d never linked Apple Tree from Aurora’s latest album. This is surprising because it is quite possibly the song I’ve listened to most often in 2019.
I definitely wasn’t expecting Aurora to take a foray into quasi-hip hop, and I certainly didn’t expect such a foray to actually be good, but here we are.
So if you ever wanted to hear a strange magical Norwegian girl try to rap and somehow actually kinda pull it off… today is your lucky day.
Serious Nelly Furtado vibes here.