Just Like Fruit

Just Like Fruit

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Hopefully you’ve heard of Just Like Fruit. If you haven’t, hold tight.

They’re a fairly new band, forming in 2016, and they released their first EP in December of that year. Based out of Brighton, the five-piece are a definite recommendation for fans of Courtney Barnett and The Rolling Stones. I read their press release while listening to their EP and when they mentioned Barnett and the Stones, everything clicked and it all made sense because I can definitely see fans of those artists thoroughly enjoying Just Like Fruit.

I was contacted by the dudes to share their latest music video, for their song Mama Said, but before I do, I obviously have to share my opinion because it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t.

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I have to admit, the guys appeal to a part of my musical being that is in love with a noisy guitar and vocals that are just made to sing along to. While the music video is fantastic, as is the song, my personal favourite songs from their EP are Dear Richard and Fun Fair. Favourite, as in Dear Richard definitely features on my yearly playlist for 2018 (it’s linked because I love promoting myself and my Spotify, and have zero shame in doing so) and I’ve been listening to it over and over again.

But anyway, on to the star of the show. I have to profusely apologies to Just Like Fruit on the delay with this post, considering the music video was released back at the start of February. That said, it’s such a good music video. It’s playful and fun, but still so well done. The music video and Mama Said match perfectly, and I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face while watching it.

See for yourself.

See? See what I mean? It looks like a good time, is all I’m saying.

The guys have also featured on Sofar, the intimate gigs put on in the homes and spaces of volunteers, that you know I’ve loved based on the numerous times I’ve mentioned it in the past.

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Get ready for the mad links I’m about to provide you with. You’re welcome.

You can find Just Like Fruit on Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, Instagram and SoundCloud.

Let me know what you think of Just Like Fruit and if you enjoyed their music and music video as much as I did.

x

Priya

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Courtesy Of: Will Heard

Courtesy Of: Will Heard

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So hopefully if you’ve caught on, you’d know my adoration for the magician that is Will Heard. Not only have I featured him in a couple of my playlists, but I’ve also dedicated a whole blog post to the dude – so you can understand how flipped out I am to be bringing you Will Heard’s top ten favourite songs at the moment.

I’ve been obsessed with Will for a couple of years now, so it was only natural that he was one of the first artists I reached out to when looking for some tunes to feature on my blog. What wasn’t expected at all, was that he was one of the first people to reply! I was with my best friend, and I definitely had a little freak out on the way to the train station that he’d actually taken the time to reply. If you’ve not heard of Will, definitely check out my post (which I’ve linked above), because honestly, you’re missing out.

 

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With that said, let’s get into his favourites.

 

Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) – Nai Palm: Now before we really get into it, I have to say. I honestly hadn’t heard many of the songs in Will’s list. But holy moly this song. It’s honestly become one of my favourites. Not only because of the smooth vocals, incredible harmonies and beautiful guitar, but because it just matches my mood all of the time??? Not sure how, but this song does it. The vocals though. Magical.

Nobody Does It Better – Nate Dog: Another tune with smooth as heck vocals. I feel like I’ve heard this song before, and that’s because Michael Calfan re-released this song as a summer dance song, which I featured in my most recent summer tunes playlist. Have to say, I appreciate it a lot more than the Michael Calfan version. The original is exquisite and so smooth.

Ballad of Dorothy Parker – Prince: One that I’ve definitely heard before. I can’t find a Prince song that I dislike, this one is no difference. I can definitely see how it fits into Will’s top ten.

Get It Up – The Time:  This song has all the disco, funky vibes you need and I was instantly hooked the second I heard it. Such a fun tune.

Kalimankou Denkou – Bulgarian Television and Radio Folklore Ensemble: As someone who appreciates great choral pieces, this one is a treat. Definitely close your eyes and find yourself in the middle of a cathedral type vibes. Nice one Will.

Jealousy – Slum Village: This is a funky one again. Never heard it before I wrote this, but have to say it’s a good pick. Definitely added it to a few playlists.

Kiefer, Castelluzzo – Evil Eye: Appreciation for this song. This is a great song. I found myself playing it several times after first listening to it. The fact that there aren’t lyrics makes it all the more better for me because the music is so damn good.

Garden – SZA: Surely we’ve all heard or at least heard of this song. SZA’s doing so well with her album and this is one of my favourites from the discography, evidently one of Will’s too.

Focus – H.E.R: I’ve heard of H.E.R but I never got around to actually listening to any of her music. . . major regrets. This tune got me hooked and I binged a bunch of her songs.

Half Time – Amy Winehouse: This is one of my all time favourite songs by Amy, and I was so happy to see it on Will’s list. Amy Winehouse will always be a pleaser for me, and I’m sure a lot of other people too.

 

That’s it! A huge thank you to Will for sharing his favourite songs with me and with you! If you haven’t already, make sure you read up about the dude on my post all about him, just so you can share in some of the Will Heard magic. Always recommend.

x

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You Heard It

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Sometimes, I swear, I look at the stupid bloody puns I make in my titles and while one half of me is cackling at the wittiness the other half is cringing uncontrollably. But anyway. Here’s Will Heard.

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I discovered him a little while ago, on YouTube, after watching a video of Cara Delevingne rapping, when a video of her singing with Will was ‘recommended’. That said, Will starts of the song and I was hooked. If you enjoy artists like Zak Abel and Tom Misch as I do, then you’ll love Will. Have a listen.

 

 

Like, gonna be honest. The second he started singing, I was done with Cara’s performance because I was honestly lost in him. What a voice.

That was in 2013. Since then, Will’s joined up with Rudimental to record some absolute tracks, such a I Will For Love. Not only is the song incredible, but let’s also appreciate the music video. (While you do, highly recommend checking out other Rudimental music videos because they’re all incredible and hit the mark every time).

 

However, my favourite song from Rudimental featuring Will, is Rumour Mill, which also features Anne-Marie.

 

Now aside from how amazing these two are together, Will’s voice is my favourite part of the whole song. Which is why I’ve been loving his EP Trust, which he released last year. It’s got all the good funky beats, really smooth synths, and the voice that obviously carries the whole thing.

You can listen to it here. It’s nothing but a good time, and unlike the other songs I’ve mentioned and linked, it’s 100% Will Heard.

Trust, the title track, is probably my favourite of the four songs, just because of how sweet it is. It’s so funky and the harmonies are incredible. Not as incredible as his vocals, but incredible all the same. However, I Better Love You, the first song on the EO is the epitome of pop funk that deserves so much more attention than it’s receiving.

Another short post for you all, hope you’re all doing well!

x

p.f

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