Tuneful Tuesdays Are Back! / #music / #u2 / #skylargrey

Hello rock stars! A while back, I started a small feature called Tuneful Tuesdays, which I loved. In it, I feature music that I’m listening to during a given week, info about the artist, and video clips if they’re available. Unfortunately, The Star Catcher has been taking up alot of time along with another WIP, so Tuneful Tuesdays took a break. Now it’s back with a new format. So here we go!

This Week I’m Listening To…

'U2' photo (c) 2009, Jack Newton - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

One by U2

I’ve never been a huge U2 fan and I can’t tell you why. They have all of the key features that appeal to me in a band: great lyrics, memorable melodies, and eternally hip members. That aside, I’ve found that I listen to them more and more.

Without a doubt, one of my favorite tracks to be released by this band is One. Forget, that it’s one of the most played releases by the band, the underlying themes of social injustice and human rights easily convert One into a song that not only makes you sing along, but makes you think. A component that is missing from alot of today’s new releases.

 

The underlying themes of social injustice and human rights easily convert One into a song that not one makes you sing along, but makes you think..

It’s been covered by other artists many times, however, the original is still the most powerful. Check out a video of a live performance of One.

'Skylar Grey 5/09/2013 #16' photo (c) 2013, Justin Higuchi - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Back From the Dead by Skylar Grey

This may sound like a seriously morbid title, but that’s okay for someone like me who writes Paranormal. In fact, coming back from the dead is pretty much the norm in my genre. So Skylar Grey’s powerful new release fits the bill. Grey, aka Holly Brook Hafermann from Wisconsin, began her career as a child star.

However, she’s since performed with everyone from Christina Aguilera to eminem. Unfortunately, the rap sequence leaves a little something to be desired, but I usually skip it to get back to Grey’s powerful voice.

Check out the video here: