One of the things I like the most is discovering new music, especially a new style that I haven't heard or considered before. I just discovered that a new collaboration called Armistice and their EP entitled - er, Armistice. It's absolutely brilliant! It's a breezy blend of mexican mariachi, latino, jazz and rock. Each song has a slight political pseudo spiritual feel to it, especially the song Mission Bells. The music is laid back, you can almost picture yourself walking down the beach, tequila sunrise in hand. Anyways I highly recommend looking it up on itunes.
The collaboration is between Bedouin Soundclash and Coeur de Pirate. Their voices blend harmoniously together. So beautiful. The singer from Bedouin Soundclash has this relaxed layed back voice. Coeur de Pirate is a 20 year old girl from Québec City named Béatrice. She's absolutely adorable and amazingly talented, which is so rare for young female singers. I mean really, how many 20-25 year old female vocalists are true genuine artists? I mean ok, Hayley Williams of Paramore sure is, anyone else? I'm sure there's another one out there. Anyways Coeur de Pirate writes and sings her own music and she's also an accomplished piano player. Her music isn't poppy, but is more folkloric and she sings in French. <3.
Also, I've just just found out another of my favourite musicians, Stuart Chatwood (formally of the Tea Party) just released a soundrack album for Prince of Persia - the video game, not the movie. He composed the entire soundtrack and it's breathtaking. He has a unique way of mixing Middle Eastern (i.e. Turkish/Persian) sounds with electronica and rock. It sounds bizarre and complicated, but trust me. It's amazing! I'm telling you, when you listen to it, you'll feel at times that you're walking down the streets of Byzantine, lost in the famous Grand Bazaar or bargaining with merchands in Cairo, Susa or Babylon, while listening to heavy metal inspired guitar solos? Yeah, that's awesome!!
Yes, music is everything.