NAILED Songs of the Week #49
Editor Staff, Music, December 2nd, 2016
"It's difficult to see evolution when it's happening..."
Carrie Seitzinger, Editor-in-Chief of NAILED:
“Maiden Voyage Suite” – Signor Benedick the Moor
I’m amazed Signor Benedick the Moor isn’t famous yet or even very well-known. He creates his own beats with various instruments, writes intelligently and ingeniously, and raps with commanding presence. Watch this one burn brighter and louder before your eyes (and ears).
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Fiona George, Columnist and Contributor of NAILED:
“Four Walls” – Harsh Crowd
Can I just say, first off, that this is a group of fucking fourteen year old girls. The excitement of this band is how they already know how to put a song together like nobody’s business, and know what they want to say.
What’s exciting about this band is they break the indie rock mold. In a genre filled with twenty-something waifish white women and twenty-something waifish bearded white men, they are refreshing and the future.
What is exciting about this band, is that they hold the potential to let us see their voices mature, their skills increase, and their songwriting distill as we see them grow up as people and musicians.
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Matty Byloos, Publisher and Contributing Editor of NAILED:
“Memory” – Preoccupations
I can’t remember where we were, where were we when we all went under? Does everyone want to become something else? It’s difficult to see evolution when it’s happening, but you can feel the yearning in your own body, in the bodies of others. Discomfort and desire create growth. If the magic behind a piece of music is just one of those people, repurposing their skin and bones, then why shouldn’t songs also struggle to become something else? “Memory” is always at best an approximation of a thing. There’s slippage and more slippage. But memories are the things we get to keep, not the things that actually happened in our lives. Those things are gone. Already becoming something else the second after they’ve happened. Eventually, it’s all remembrance. Memory holds on to us the same way we try to keep it whole inside. But really, everything is dying all the time. Remembering is just saying goodbye in slow motion. How you might say, I promise that I’ll burn your things when you’re dead and gone.
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Shenyah Webb, Arts Editor of NAILED:
“Fall Into Me” – Alev Lenz
Fans of Black Mirror may recognize this piece. Although I find the series to be on-point and brilliant, this song deserves a space of its own. It is one of the most captivating works of art I have had the pleasure of becoming eaten by in a very long time. Thick warm cellos with verses that seem to hold a sacred message.
“Fall Into Me” is a piece that merits being listened to in its entirety. It holds a hallowed space throughout, while building a calm tension to the very end. Mesmerizing and timeless.
A catalyst for opening, her voices finding rest in my insides.
Fall into me,
And drown inside me
I know you will see,
The beauty of me
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Check out Songs of the Week #48 for even more great music from the editors and contributors behind NAILED.