Candid Karina

{September 23, 2011}   Music Musings – 3 Doors Down and more

I’ve discovered some new (and old) music this week that I just have to share with you.  If you are new to this blog, and my world, then I should preface this post by saying that music to me is about as essential as oxygen…I am obsessed, enraptured, enamored and completely in love with music.  So, it goes without saying that I am always searching for new acts, new bands, new sounds to add to my ever-growing list of favorites.

So, this week, I have a few albums and even a few new acts added to the mix.

Starting with the “old”, earlier this week I discovered that 3 Doors Down has a new album out.  The album has been out since July, but for some reason, I did not know this.  I’ve been a fan of 3 Doors Down for years, so I was really happy to learn of this new album, and also, to learn that Amazon currently has said album for only $3.99: Time of My Life.  I snatched it up, and have listened through it 4 times already.  I love it.

Also this week I discovered Gavin DeGraw has a new album “Sweeter”, and again, thanks to Amazon, I picked that up as their deal of the day for $3.99.  I’ve always been a casual fan of Gavin’s, ever since he sang the theme song for One Tree Hill oh so many years ago…but this album is his first that I own.  I’m truly enjoying it as well, it’s a pretty low-key and laid back album, but has some really great songs with some really great lyrics.

Finally, I discovered a “new” to me band this week as well.  I’ve heard the name “Need to Breathe” before.  I know they have a song “The Outsiders” which I have heard before and like, but besides that, I’ve just never paid them much attention.  Then on Wednesday they popped up twice.  First Gavin DeGraw tweeted about them.  And then, on a FB page I was looking at, completely unrelated to them, there was a link to listen to their full album “the Reckoning” on AOL music…so, I did just that. You can too, right here. (P.S. you can also listen to Gavin DeGraw’s “Sweeter” and a bunch of other full albums there)  What I discovered was that I REALLY like them.  I find that they sound to me like a combination of Kings of Leon and Mumford and Sons, if you can envision that sound.  They have a soulful rock sound to them, with a little bit of banjo and country feel thrown in…every song had just a little bit of a different twist in it that made it difficult for me to pinpoint them exactly.  Drive All Night really gave me the KOL/M&S feel.  Keep Your Eyes Open is almost all KOL.  Maybe They’re On To Us had more of an old school “Doors” like sound, I heard Johnny Cash (A Place Only You Can Go), some “gospel”-ish stuff (…I can’t really pinpoint any of it…but I LOVE IT ALL…this one has quickly become a band I need to know more about and download…

So, there you have it, my picks for this week…

I love new music…what are you listening to now?

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