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Happy Birthday To Us: Our Favourite Songs Of The Year

2 Aug

Birthday Wishes: It’s been an action packed year for us and the music world.

As you will now know, Can You Hear This is now a year old; congratulations once more to Devan Carlton for winning our competition and choosing a great album as a prize. Nowadays a year in music is a long time, different reviews, news and music-related scandals becoming a daily occurrence thanks to the Internet. I’m not complaining because as a music blog we contribute to this, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and look at the music and events that have really made a different to the industry, and more importantly to ourselves. It’s been a year of exciting collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye exciting us with news of their own royal wedding. It’s been fantastic year once more for up and coming artists from Britain and internationally. We chose to vest our pop music interests in Jessie J, while more alternative acts (Two Door Cinema Club, The xx) have also flourished. Recently, we’ve been saddened by the loss of a fantastic female artist, Amy Winehouse whose loss will be felt for years to come. Having created such stirring singles such as Love Is A Losing Game, Back To Black and Rehab, that rare example of a candid, open pop song that achieves massive commercial success, Winehouse was truly inspiring. I hope her wonderful female presence continues to influence new artists and live on.

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City Dreams – Antonio Paul

11 Dec

Antonio Paul is not one person, but two Australian teenagers who show off how talented they are by producing irresistible indie pop. As soon as I heard the first song on their brand new release, Treasures EP, I was hooked.

The guitar riffs on this one are awesome, and the vocals are mellow and soothing. The drum beat also changes a couple times throughout the song, and it’s really refreshing. One sugary synth melody also keeps coming back around, and that’s the part I keep on humming ; it’s just so catchy. While seemingly all upbeat and funky at first, there is most definitely a softer more reflective side to this song that first reveals itself after around two minutes. I think it really adds to the track, and once it concludes, you realise that there are so many different moods thrown together in there that you just have to go back and listen a few more times. Well, that’s the way I felt anyways. You can pick up a copy of Treasures EP on iTunes, and check out the guys’ MySpace for more info.