Harry Styles long awaited self-titled solo album was released last week. I waited to listen until Saturday morning (after loving the new radio hit “Sign of the Times”) and I CANNOT STOP LISTENING. The whole album is so dang good. Don’t brush it off as a teeny bopper album, or you’ll be missing out. One of my favorite tracks on the album (too hard to choose – addicted to “Meet Me In the Hallway” “Sweet Creature” “Ever Since New York” “Two Ghosts” – okay all of them, I guess) is “From the Dining Table.” I think one of the endearing things about this album is that the lyrics are so relatable. Don’t hate me for this comparison, but the fist thing that came to mind was AM by the Arctic Monkeys. The songs are so emotional and heartfelt, but there are also songs you can move to, and they’re perfect for jamming out in the car. OK, honestly, they’re perfect for everything because I also listened while I was running this morning. “From the Dining Table” is the last track on the album, the imagery is so vivid, but also the longing is palpable. His vocals are smooth, and the music is original. This guy is talented, and hopefully his true artistry is recognized.
In case you wanna wash your hair”
John Mayer’s latest (long awaited) album, The Search for Everything is out and available in its entirety now. (It was first released in “waves.”) Of course, I was curious. He experiments, he broadens his musical horizons, he tests the limits of his talents. Most people have an opinion abut John Mayer one way or the other, but I admire his work. I think he’s learned and grown as most of us do with age. I think these songs are a heart cracked wide open, and sharing, and relating and just being, whatever it means in any given moment.
The whole album is brilliant, it’s dated using “Emoji” in a song title, but it’s real and it’s right now. I won’t say this one song is my favorite, but they’re all so good. If you haven’t yet – give it a listen!