For this article, We will look into the band “Half Moon Run”. They are an Indie rock and pop band. Their first song I heard was “Full Circle” which was played in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag trailer.
A beautiful trailer with a very unique tune. After I downloaded the song and searched for the band but they weren’t very popular. They did not have a Vevo channel but only their own. I heard their other songs like ‘She wants to know’ ‘Give up’ ‘Call me in the afternoon’ and others from their debut album “Dark Eyes”. They have a series of unique and distinct songs that separates them from the rest of the bands.
They continued this trend with their sophomore album “Sun leads me on” which again had good songs like ‘Turn your love’ ‘Trust’ ‘Narrow Margins’
Their songs may not have the greatest lyrics but they surely have some of the ‘out of this world’ tunes.
Their original channel along with their Vevo channels are great places to listen their songs.
In this article, I will be elaborating on a band called “Bastille“. Their most popular is song ‘Pompeii’. They are an indie pop band. The lead singer Dan Smith has a very distinctive voice. They, like all major bands, release albums with original songs and beats. Along with it, they release another album called “Other People’s Heartache” which contains their version of older songs. They are a unique band with amazing songs.
I came across them via Fifa’s soundtrack. It contained their song “Weight of Living”. After looking them up on YouTube, i heard their cover “Of The Night”. It was a mesmerising song with a unique beat. Their two albums ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Wild World’ have song amazingly written songs with unique and poppy beats.
Some of their best songs include
- Things we lost in the fire
- These Streets
- Fake it
- Adagio for strings
- No angels
- Torn apart
- Of the Night
- I just died in your arms
The last song in this list is a cover for a classic song by cutting crew. “I was the match and you were the rock, Maybe we started this fire” from ‘Things we lost in the fire’ showcase their prowess in lyrics.
Their YouTube, Spotify profiles are as good as any to start listening to their songs.
There are millions of artists and songs out there that we aren’t aware of. They make beautiful songs but we can never listen to them when we are still in songs like “Shape of you”, “Cheap Thrills”. One such band is Gorillaz.
They are what one calls a Virtual Band. They never appear in the their music videos but their animated personas do. They make a variety of songs and arent confined to a specific genre. I came across them via FIFA songs. With each game, FIFA releases their own playlist of songs or their soundtrack. Their song “Rhinestone Eyes” was on that playlist. It wasnt a peppy and fast song. It was a slow song but had a psychedelic vibe to it. Its lyrics, shockingly, meaningful.
Then I heard their other famous songs like “Clint Eastwood” “Feel Good Inc” “Dare” etc and they grew on me. Their amazing lyrics and the vocals of the main artist ‘2-D’. I downloaded their album “Greatest Hits” and managed to like a few of them. Their lyrics, beats and vocals were completely different from the typical chart toppers.
They released their new album “Humanz” after a hiatus of 6 years. Initially I wasn’t into the singles released. I had gotten interested into new genres and artists. But then I heard “Andromeda” and it was a such a simple song with an amazing beat with a catchy chorus “Take it your heart now lover” and after listening to their album I am in awe with it. Amazing beats and lyrics so different, they mesmerised me. Some of them that have put themselves on repeat are “She’s my Collar” “Saturnz Barz” “Let Me Out” “The Apprentice “. You can listen to some of the singles to get a feel of it.
Watchmojo Top 10 Gorillaz Songs
The above link shows their Top 10 songs based on popularity. They can give you a taste of their music and give you something to bite on. These dont include the new songs. But if you’re interested in listening, the above link and their official channel is a good place to start.