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Sunday Playlist 02/25/2018

This week’s playlist is another collection of sweet songs about love. I know that I’ve posted a few playlists with this theme but that is because it resonates with me. This time around, I’ve tried to mix the genres up significantly more than usual. You’ll find country, electronic, reggae and at least one song with a bit of a Bee Gees vibe to it.
Human beings are social creatures that need each other. Over time, we make numerous connections with each other. That connection can be for a brief moment as well as a lifelong bond. Whatever the case, human beings crave connection. For many the closest bond is that of a lifelong lover.

  1. You Love by Jai Lynn from Jai Lynn EP [USA]
  2. Beautiful Was the Time by Jarek Laaser from Angel of Heart EP [DEU]
  3. Interlude by Joe Playo from Summer of Joe [USA]
  4. Blind Love by The Woods [ITA]
  5. Sweet by Tamara Laurel from Lightning EP [USA]
  6. Sweeter Love by Bryan Art from Bryan Art (album) [JAM]
  7. All My life by Bryyn from Crossing State Lines (album) [USA]
  8. I’ll Wait by Jonathan Dimmel from The Worst and the Best (album) [USA]
  9. Your Sweet Love by Finn Anderson from Oceanic EP [GBR]
  10. Cover Me (album version) by David Krystal from She Sings to Me (album) [CAN]

You can find the playlist here.


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Music Review: Crossing State Lines by Bryyn

Year: 2011
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Shoegaze, Acoustic, Country
Similar Artists: [Jamendo: Michael Ellis, Nicolas Falcon, The Grus, Azwell and  WhiteRoom], [Other: Tally Hall, Midlake, Grand Hallway and The Autumn Defense]
Online: Official Website, Jamendo, Facebook, Twitter

  1. Giraffe
  2. All My Life
  3. Dubai
  4. End of the Age
  5. Coffee in Tokyo
  6. Interlude
  7. Salvador
  8. Got it Done
  9. Abba Ingee
  10. Love Song
  11. Tunisia

Crossing State Lines is 2011 album release of prolific singer-songwriter Bryyn. It is an Indie Folk album that delivers eleven well-crafted tracks that have a whimsical edge to them. My initial reaction when I heard the album was that it reminded me of Tally Hall. If you don’t know who Tally Hall is, then I recommend that you guys check out his music as well. In any case, I was pretty happy with the albums as a whole.

Do I have any favourite tracks? If I had to chose it would be the fifth track, Coffee in Tokyo. This would be followed up closely by the sixth track which is a short instrumental piece entitled Interlude. I find myself listening to those two tracks more frequently than other tracks on the album. Coffee in Tokyo has a wonderful retro appeal reminiscent of Midlake whilst Interlude brings to mind music by The Grus without vocals.

In conclusion, this album is a pure joy to listen to. If you are looking for a contemporary or easy listening soundtrack for your creative projects then I highly recommend Crossing State Lines. If you decide to check out the album, then be sure to check out the rest of Bryyn’s catalogue as well as that of the similar artists listed at the top of this post. I am sure that you’ll find something that you’ll enjoy in there.

Have other Jamendo artists that you want me to check out? Be sure to let me know in the comments sections or by dropping me a line via the contact page.