Our Music Supervisor, Mark Campbell, shares with you an artist he feels is one of the best of 2016. And along with his pick, our entire music team has hand selected a mixture of new music discoveries to keep your playlists current through the fall days of November.
Artist: The Head and The Heart
Album: Signs of Light
Midway through their third LP, the song “Library Magic” features the refrain, “There will always be better days.” The lyric is a perfect summation of the overall optimistic direction of one of the best records of 2016. Producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant) makes the most out of the well-crafted songs – bringing them to a polished and unexpected level. At times, the Indie Folk band from Seattle sounds like the latest and greatest in the world of Pop music – in the best and most-welcome sense. Tempos and arrangements vary throughout the record. From the driving beat of “City of Angles” to the down-tempo groove of “Colors” the songs are all successfully delivered, creating a musical mosaic that satisfies, rewards, and surprises the listener. The lead single, “All We Ever Knew” (with its sing-along “la la la” chorus) is a stand out – well deserving a seat at the best of the year table. As long as albums of this caliber are recorded and released, there will always be better days – indeed.
Track: All We Know
Track: Library Magic (Live)