This record’s got a 90’s flavor with some influence from Marky Mark and The Prodigy thrown in. (He’s substantially less threatening, however.) And since we’re talking 90’s influences on a song, let’s acknowledge that the song is called “I Wish I Was A…” While he’s at it, he might want to wish he was a little bit taller as well. Fun, high energy tune.
Sarah Griffiths, also known as “Griff,” is an English singer/songwriter. Here, she teams up with musical duo Honne for a nice mellow feel-good record called “1,000,000 X Better.” The only thing I don’t care for is rhyming “now” with “now,” but I’ll let it slide. There’s a live version on YouTube that’s worth a listen as well.
If you want to hear an artist do a cover that’s better than the original, this would be a good example. Post Malone’s original version makes some odd choices. The auto-tune on the vocals makes it sound flat and lifeless. The warbling effect on the vocals during the chorus is distracting, and the whole sonic presentation seems muted, accentuating odd and annoying frequencies.
Dashboard Confessional brings life back to this track addressing the problems mentioned above. Nice job!
A nice little ditty by Mura Masa, a producer from Guernsey. Yeah, I had to look it up too. It’s an island in the English Channel right off the Coast of Normandy, France. Fun fact: Guernsey is not actually a country; it’s a bailiwick. Neat. Anyway, this is a happy little tune to put you in a good mood. I decided to not let the way the singer says the word “dancing” (“dawn-sing“) bother me.