There are two artists that I’ve recently been enjoying so much that I simply have to share with you.
The first is Hozier. Hozier appeared in my life when their music video for “Take me to Church” was submitted to Reddit. The video was intense, but the music is what captivated me. This was a proper love song to me. I immediately bought the album, and recently discovered a second EP has been released. The music is wonderful, but Hozier’s greatest gift seems to be as a lyricist. They’re utterly brilliant in every sense of the word. I can’t do them justice. Just find his music and listen.
The second band is The Revere. They are based out of the East Coast, but appeared on my Radar when I was trolling Amazon for free music. Their first album (“The Great City”) was released for free for a while, but is now available for just a few dollars. They since released an EP and just a few weeks ago, their second full album. Each record has been telling a story of a group of friends on a Grand Adventure, and everything that entails. The experience is a combination of the music (rock to it’s core), the lyrics, and the story. The lyrics are full of fantastic turns of phrases like “I, the wind, was wondering…”. The recently released album seems to have wrapped up the story, but they’re not done yet. I look forward to hearing much more from them.