Top 15 Songs of 2018 – Oliver’s Picks

Here are my favorite 15 songs of 2018. I could listen to the playlist on repeat. Give it a try on Spotify or Apple Music – you may love it too! TT – Mykki Album: LoveLaws (Apple Music | Spotify) Song Pick Steady Holiday – Who’s Gonna Stop Us Album:[…]

SONG PICK: Ciircus Street – Broken

An instantly captivating melody, beautifully harmonizing vocals, interesting lyrics and an arrangement that draws the listener in. “Broken” is very lovely, despite the more mellow content. It is also the new single by English duo Ciircus Street. Singer and keyboarder Jim Crowder provides the following background to their song: “Broken is[…]

SONG PICK: Cat Turner – Easier

We were just in Ireland, unfortunately only for a layover in Dublin. Still it seems fitting to pick the new song by singer/producer Cat Turner from Galway, Ireland. Her song “Waster” has already blown me away last spring (and will make an appearance in my top 15 2018 songs) and[…]

SONG PICK: New Luna – Red Music

Have not used the description “jangly guitars” in a long time (at least a month, if not two) but there is no better two-word term to characterize “Red Music”, the new single by Manchester quartet New Luna. But wait! There is more, because these jangly guitars suddenly give way to less[…]

SONG PICK: Ariel Gold – Blue

Ariel Gold is a new singer/songwriter who arrived with a splash in form of the excellent EP “Grace” with six atmospheric, crafty pop songs, which showcase her range as a songwriter and musician. Listen to the ethereal “Blue” our Song Pick of the Day on Spotify: Stream the EP “Grace”[…]

SONG PICK: C. SHIROCK – Stand With Me Tonight (Video)

Music and visuals go hand in hand in “Stand With Me Tonight”, the new single and music video by C. SHIROCK. Appealing to the romantic feelings in all of us, the lovely ballad could easily come straight out of an 80s cult classic like Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink.[…]

PLAYLIST: A glamglare holiday

Maybe I haven’t paid much attention previously, but I am surprised how much fresh holiday music – originals and newly imagined classics – arrived in my inbox this year. So why not give your holiday playlist a new spin by sprinkling those eleven songs among your usual favorites? Or savor[…]

SONG PICK: Death Hags – Earthbound (Video)

Fascinating how otherworldly Brooklyn and Queens can look when you let an astronaut walk through the frame in the frame. “Earthbound” is the new video by shapeshifting L.A.-based artist Lola Jean aka Death Hags. Forget all associations you might have with this name: “Earthbound” is a sweeping piece of electronic[…]

SONG PICK: Adam Melchor – Real Estate

Exquisite finger picking, enchanting vocals and a melody so beautiful it makes your heart ache. The new single “Real Estate” by singer/songwriter Adam Melchor pulls all the right strings to be as unforgettable as it is addictive. Great Sufjan Stevens vibes going on here too. The artist says the following[…]


The last track “So Hi The Sky” Berlin-based musician ANNAVR was a crazy piece of electronic music, but with her new one “Blue Satin” she moves into pure beauty and soundscapes that let your mind wander. Sometimes, it is good to escape and just dream as she explains: Escaping urban[…]