Wednesday, 11 October 2017

CONTROLRadioUK Picks 5 Songs You May Not Have Heard Of

Here at CONTROLRadioUK we're always on the look-out for music be it for the playlist, or just because we think the tracks are pretty neat so check out our picks below.

9 seconds into this song I was intrigued. By the time the chorus came along I was hooked. After multiple listens, that statement is true. This video has some beautiful scenery along with acting from Charlotte Cardin. The lyrics are so raw in the brutality of their truthfullness. I've spoken a lot about brave Artists covering subjects in songs that other Artists, for various reasons don't. Be it accepting a relationship is over and being completely ok with that, mental health. Now we have an Artist tackling the role of being a mistress. It's not something a lot of people would dare to do. Mistresses and affairs are a part of societies dirty dozen. Who wants to listen to a song with a person speaking of the pain and tribulations, of being a mistress to her boyfriends main girl? Quite honestly, I do. Having come across this song rather accidentally, I've listened to some more of Charlotte Cardin's songs, and 1) This woman's got a hell of a voice and 2) She's a great writer. The fact she's only 22 and capable of writing such mature material is nothing short of outstanding. Charlotte Cardin is a Canadian Pop/Electro/Jazz singer-songwriter.

Did I choose this song because it sounds similar to Fall Out Boys early work? Yes, but it doesn't make the song any less brilliant. Songs that combine genres of music are always going to be music to my ears, especially when those genres are Rock and Electro Rock. Most Artists these days prefer to step into Rock/Pop territory, which is all nice in theory. Except after a certain point every song sounds the same. 'Starlight'? Very much not sounding like any other song I've heard recently. The lyrics aren't the deepest you'll ever come across, but they're still meaningful enough that you can have a proper rock out to this song. Oh and the lyric video is very pretty for someone who loves stargazing. Written By Wolves are a band from New Zealand.

OK I chose this song because 'Wonder' seems like an interesting enough film, and I do like music videos for movies that incorporate actual footage from the movie. But this is a half decent song in its own right. Yes it has that EDM beat I've written about way too much, saddling its way through the chorus. That aside though the song has enough about it to be a plesant listen, which is really the bare requirement. Bea Miller is an American Singer/Songwriter/Actress.

You can say what you like about P!nk, but the woman knows how to write good music. She's helped here by Jack Antonoff, who when he's not off making music that I really wish would actually go somewhere with Bleachers, is a really good Producer/Songwriter. Not quite on Ryan Tedder's level just yet, but he's getting there. 'What About Us' left me extremely dissapointed and wondering what direction 'Beautiful Trauma' would be taking after P!nks 5 year break. The title track here is a vast improvement on that and reignites my hopes for the album. It's the perfect blend of Electro/Pop/Rock. The lyrics are good enough even if not quite as in depth as some of P!nks previous work. The music knows when to go up, but not too much that it completely overpowers P!nk and the message of the song. She'll never ben everyones cup of tea for reasons that I can both agree and disagree with, but this is an enjoyable effort.

I think I was a rare person who wasn't blown away by 'Shut Up And Dance' all the way back in 2014. Still though 'Talking Is Hard' was routed to my playlist for at least 6 months before I got bored, and its been in retirement ever since. For a type of 'comeback' song 'One Foot' is good enough. Its got a great chorus that will probably be stuck in your head for a few weeks. The music keeps your ears hooked and the music video is ok, though it doesn't have a story or really fit with the song. It feels to an extent a bit 'same old' but with 'What If Nothing' out next month (November 10th to be exact) Walk The Moon have enough time to release a single or two and wow. Walk The Moon are an American Rock band.