I curate two Spotify playlists. When I update them I write short two-line reviews here. Sometimes the reviews are three lines. The rules are not strict.
Artist: Karin Marklund
“Hollow” is an excellent acoustic pop song with a subtle hint of modern Country. The song’s simple arrangement of guitar, piano, bass, and drums leaves plenty of space for the real star, Karin’s powerful but lovely voice.
Track: If I’m a Bird
Location: Brooklyn, NY
This is a beautiful song. The mellow acoustic guitar and breathy vocal will put you in a better place for 3:49. Also, I like the line repeated at the end of the song, “I will save the world for you.”
Artist: Jacob Seeger
Track: Love’s Like
Location: Englewood, NJ
I’m obviously in a dream-pop mood today. Jacob’s Seeger’s “Love’s Like” is another mellow one. This tune has a really groovy 70’s vibe. On a slightly interesting and basically pointless side note, Jacob is from the city of my birth.
Artist: Ragnar H.
Most of the stuff on the Deep Indie Chill playlist is instrumental. However, I knew right away that this beautiful piano/vocal piece belonged on the list. I imagine this is what a George Winston and Kate Bush collaboration might sound like.
Location: Tallahassee, FL
To complete the mellowest of playlist updates, here is Witchbrew. “June” is abstract and spacey, featuring a mix of synth and string sounds, and an occasional kick drum. It’s perfect.