#MusicMonday Review – April 2022

#MusicMonday is the hashtag I’ve been using for quite a while to share music recommendations from up-and-coming artists. Always fresh, and always different, trying to look for trends before they become one. You can check March’s review for more music.

This month we get a sample of the current state of some popular genres in their respective parts of the world: Latin Pop, British Indie Rock, and a sprinkle of American Surf Rock. Let’s have a listen, with a word from the artists themselves. 3

Helena Del Pilar – Esperanza

Looking for an airplane

You sold it

Tocando la arena

The sol brillará

Friend of the camino

You will be happy

From La Guajira, Colombia, we begin this month’s offerings with an uplifting Pop song that can carry us through the roads that are never easy to walk on:

“The song Esperanza, is the result of my own experiences and, it is a message that I consider the world needs at this time, to strengthen faith … to be filled with hope and with strength … To be able to follow the path 3

This is a song that I composed and matured in several stages… (it rarely happens to me). Recently, I started to review it and I felt that this was the right moment to sing it… it is a song that I personally love and I hope it feels so much, as I have felt it, singing it! “

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Dentist – Spilled Coffee

dentist.jpgI put my head between my knees.

I couldn’t help but beg you please.

They can all see it on my face.
I hate it shows I need some space.

It’s quiet now, it’s quiet now.
I made it out of this somehow.

No, we could never be the same

I’m not even sure who to blame.

Inspiration frequently comes from personal experiences, and this band from Asbury Park, NJ channels a bitter one into Surf Rock bliss. Band member Emily explains:

“Lyrically, the song is based on a toxic relationship, an unnecessary public embarrassment (I’d rather not go further into). A real learning experience and something I hope no one ever has to go through. The overall message is, having a sister and even a being son, how could you in good conscious treat a woman so poorly. It was an unfortunate event. “

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Cristina Malakhai – Besos Arma

cristinamalakhai.jpgMy crystal house

This is a lethal weapon

You can be without sin

I missed the respirator

Ya can not support

Ya no puedo evitar

Sentirme atrapada

More than a minute

Ni un solo segundo mas

Quiero salir de aqui

Contribute to your sin

Taking about unpleasant experiences, our next singer / songwriter from Barcelona, ​​Spain brings a Pop Electrobeat Emanating cluster of sensations from a circulated, enveloped, and definitively closed environment:

“I did the song during the quarantine, when we were trapped in our houses, and kisses became a weapon. That’s where the title comes from. 33

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Pavlo – What’s more?

pavlo.jpgLos lugares que solía estar
The songs that lullaba al cantar
The friend who solves llamar
Ahora no lo extraño más

Por sentir, ese absurdo afán
The fiestas that you don’t remember
Promises to die conservation
Palabras solo por llenar

The final time is the only pose
Qué más da, si tal vez hoy no es un buen día
The passage comparando and nada encaja igual
Qué mas da, si tal vez hoy no es un buen día

Back again in Colombia, Medellín to be exact, let’s give a listen to a catchy Pop song about feeling estranged from your own past:

“This song is inspired by the music I listened to when I was a teenager, I was a very Disney kid, I grew up listening to Demi, Miley, the Jonas Brothers. I miss hearing those sounds now. I wanted to mix that Rock / Pop with current elements that would make it feel fresh.

My album is based on a big heartbreak and this song opens a new chapter in history, it is the closing of this cycle. “

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Average Life Complaints – Fish & Chips (Feat. Heartworms)

averagelifecomplaints.jpgClear your mind
Don’t drag behind
One day you’ll grow old
And you may behold
This great majestic ship
Those English fish and chips
The lessons you’re never taught
Are the ones you deserve

My friend
You’ll do fine
In the end

We now move to South London, England, for an Indie Rock band that’s only average in the name. Let the groovy bass line build the message of hope:

“The song’s lyrics are written in 2nd person but are mostly mental notes / do’s and don’ts to myself or a friend about trying not to worry too much. It’s intended to be a song about the ups and downs of life and how even through all the pain and worry, everything will be okay in the end.

I used the comparison between rubbish shop bought fish & chips and a proper old English fish shop fish & chips to summate those feelings. “

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Marseille – Forget It All


I know what you stand for
I say forget it all
I know that it sounds cruel
But I’ll have to leave you

Cause I know that you’re my girl
But I know that you’re
Not my whole world

From up north in Derby, England, this track, while taking you back to the 90’s BritPop sound, will make you remember those people you know who are stuck in their ways and aren’t willing to change for the better:

“It’s written about a past relationship of someone not seeing the bigger picture and no matter how hard you try to help them they’re stuck in their own ways. Even though you’re looking out for their best interests.”

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Paisley Parc – MEAN STREETS


These streets are mean at night

Everybody’s looking for a fight

All those husbands and wives

Are not coming home tonight.

We end this month’s UK tour in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales for an acoustic ballad about finding a way in today’s tough cities:

“It was written about living in a working class town and the fear of violence that you’re likely to face on nights out on the town”

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Listen to them and much more on the complete Playlist

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See you next month!

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