Song of the Week#1-Say Hello by Alexander (The Bonus Edition)

song of the weekA few months ago, I just randomly stopped posting “Song of the Day” mostly because it became difficult to find good, free music for every even day. So, instead of doing a daily meme for songs, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly meme that’s for the most part the same except each week there will be a different ‘edition’ and not every other week will have a free download. But to start off this new Song Of The Week, do have a free download for you guys!

Alexander (Uk) - Say Hello Single ArtworkHailing from Newcastle, Indie Rock 4 piece ‘Alexander’ are releasing their debut album ‘Say Hello’ in early 2013 on I Am Mighty Records. The band have been creating a buzz across the UK already. The first single ‘You Lost Youself’ taken from the record is out now, with a beautiful acoustic version of the song as a B-side. Taking influence from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Futures and Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Alexander’ are bringing a punchy and appealing sound to the indie UK music scene.

A few months ago, I reviewed this album and I really liked it. Alexander has finally gotten a music video out for their song, Say Hello and the music video is awesome. 

“The song is about getting away from something that is really dragging you down, finding something fresh and just feeling great, even if it’s just for a week. The video is about being open and just smiling at people saying hello, it’s a message for people to just let everything go and be happy and open. The star signs which are featured on the bottom of each sign, are a symbol of who we are and it’s metaphor to show we are opening up to people”-From the band.

My favourite part is:

I never thought that for a moment that I could believe
There is a better way out for me
Yet the best thing about this
Is that there’s nothing to breathe down my neck
While I’m trying trying, to figure my head out

 

You can watch the music video for Say Hello here.

Lyrics are here.

THE BONUS STUFF

Lower Lands has a new EP out that’s free! If you’re a fan of Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, and We Are The Ocean then you will like this EP! I like this EP especially Wasted Youth.

You can get a FREE and LEGAL download here.

Song Of The Day#60-Next Year By Speak Low If You Speak Love

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I’m not exactly sure how to put this song into words because I’m still kind of in shock. How on Earth did I not know about this band before? They are way too good to miss out on! Go Listen to them right now!

Speak Low If You Speak Love is an acoustic indie/pop band from WESTLAND, Michigan. Next Year is off of their most recent EP that is also a split EP with their friends, Northbound.

My Favourite part is:

And honestly, I think I like being sad,
It’s a narrative of everything I never had.
That’s why I smile when I put on my cap,
Just knowing what’s underneath my hat.

So when I finally cut it off it’ll be for me,
And maybe next year I’ll be happy.

you can listen and get a free download of the whole EP (with Northbound’s half) Here.

Song Of The Day#58-Hello My Old Heart By The Oh Hello’s

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To be honest, I haven’t listened to this song in about a week. But I thought that it was a good song that people will enjoy.

“The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced music-making siblings hailing from the great state of Texas.”-Taken from the band’s bandpage.

Hello My Old Heart is very much a folk kind of song about seeing your ‘old heart’ again which is pretty much your old love. 

My favourite part is:

nothing lasts forever
some things aren’t meant to be
but you’ll never find the answer
until you set your old heart free

you can listen and get a free and legal download here.

Song Of The Day#56-Beautiful Soul by Noelle Johnson

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What a fun song that makes me think about blue skies, sunny days, and happiness. So all around just a very happy day. Even without the lyrics, the song is just too hard to resist with its fast pace notes and sweet melodies.

Noelle Johnson is a folk/indie singer/ songwriter. Beautiful Soul is her first EP that is realised.

My favourite part is:

why are you spending all your time on it
Worrying about things, things that they say to you
You are not too big, and you’re not the ugly little thing
That you think you see across from you in the mirror
Love yourself and it will be one small step, but one giant leap
For woman kind

you can listen to Beautiful Soul and get a free download here.

Song Of The Day#52-Secrets (Hush) By He Is We

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I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY. YOU DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW. Rachel Taylor has rejoined He Is We! YAY! I am so happy for her! Even though I feel kind of bad for Stevie, I feel that the band wouldn’t be as good without Rachel. Thank god she’s back on board! As for Trevor, No one is completely sure if he will be on board with He Is We because he has another project going on. I hope he stays and does this new album!

He Is We is an indie pop band from Tacoma, Washington. This duo started playing music in 2008. As of september 2012, lead vocalist, Rachel Taylor was forced to resign because she was diagnosed with ankylosis spondylitis. This disease is when your joints and bones in your spine join together (extremely painful). Stevie Scott was the lead singer of He Is We until Rachel rejoined the band. Currently, they have one album and one EP and are working on their second album. Secrets (Hush) is off of their up coming album.

Since this is only a teaser, I can’t really post the lyrics or my favourite part. But I am very pumped for this new album! You should be too!

You can get a free download here.

Song Of The Day#50-Grey Eyes By Raveena Aurora

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Raveena Aurora is a folky-pop singer/songwriter with a sweet voice, dark undertones and playful lyrics.She’s an eighteen year old who knows what she wants in the world. Grey Eyes is her first single on Itunes.

My favourite part is:

You are a sea
Of grey and green

We lie and leap
In and between

Those grey eyes
Grey eyes
Grey eyes

Give me the key
To the underneath

you can listen to Grey Eyes and get a free download of the song here.

Song Of The Day#38-Are We Lost By Morain

 

I’m so happy that I remembered about this. I mean, not only is the music video awesome, but the song is ten times better.

Morain is a rock band from England that was formed back in 2009. They are a four-man band that released their first EP late September.

Are We Lost is “about losing the of feeling love, feeling you are nothing without it but then thinking about it you realized you only need belief in yourself to make you happy.”-Quote from the band.

My favourite part is:

Oh my golden child
You’ve got a lot to say
When you’re not okay
And oh my armoured brigade
You’re coming to save the day
In one or more ways

You can listen to Are We Lost here.

You can get A free and legal download here.