Wicked Games is one of the most popular songs off the Weeknd’s first album House of Balloons. It is credited for exuding emotion and passion but let’s be honest, what Weeknd song doesn’t fit that description. Now to the song at hand. Coeur de Pirate has an incredible heartfelt and raw emotional feel to her voice (not to mention being ridiculously gorgeous). When you put that type of voice into a song from the Weeknd, good things are bound to happen. So you have this match made in heaven in terms of lyrics and vocal ability, then Coeur de Pirate slaps a lone piano over the track. This just helps the listener slip away into her melodious voice so becareful not to close your eyes while listening or you are a goner.
Panda has accumulated quite a hate following over the years that stems from accusations of plagiarism. From what I can tell, the accusations are probably true. However this does not discourage me from putting Panda nestled comfortably in my top 5 bands. I could be a pinch biased seeing as I have been listening to them regularly for several years now.
A pesar de esto, creo que la variedad musical de Panda ser muy satisfactorio. Favor de escuchenlo.
As promised, Pretty Lights’ remix of the All of the Lights by Kanye West. Derek Smith is one of those rare talents that has the ability to transcend genre. While his remixes are no doubt fantastic he shines in his original productions which he gives out for free (donation recommended ie: DONT BE A DICK). Whether you need to hit the dance floor like a the maniac you are or if you just need to sit back and space out for the rest of eternity, Pretty Lights has something for you. So head over to his site HERE or youtube up some videos. Either way if you get a chance to catch him live, he tears it up.