Mumford and Sons have just released their sophomore album, Babel, yesterday as follow up to their wildly successful album Sigh No More released back in 2010. Though they are only on their 2nd album these guys are already legendary, bringing an original sound that is now imitated by many but successfully pulled off by few. Their new release features much of their same signature sound, with dynamic buildups and drop offs that keep the listener on a musical roller coaster. This time around, they’ve taken that recipe for success and spiced it up even more, adding even more killer harmonies and really highlighting the peripheral instruments like keys and banjo. Here’s one of two performances from this past week on SNL. Whoever thought music could be created by actually playing instruments, singing with no technological interference, and harmonizing with your fellow man? Brilliant.
The road from underground electronic DJ to the mainstream can be extremely difficult for anyone trying to make that transition (even though it seems like anyone with a Macbook can be considered a “DJ” these days). That is of course, unless you’re Avicii, and you step onto the scene creating that one song every artist works their whole life to create. Avicii is now following in the footsteps of those before him, and crossing over into the pop scene. Here he collaborates with SF artist, Mike Posner, for a track that may not quite be “Levels” caliber, but sure to be heard in every club you go.
Avicii – Stay With You feat. Mike Posner