Cleansing Cadences: YouTube Discovery Downloads

Who said YouTube was just for Drinking Out of Cups, makeup tutorials, how to vids, and Afro Ninja?  I’ve recently discovered the wonderful world of music vlogs.  Thousands of people actually have the confidence to belt out their vocal talent for millions to see online.  I’m so impressed by these folks.  I even went on iTunes and bought some of their songs because I have this weird obsession with song covers.

We Pray For You 55 Youtubers
55 Youtube musicians collaborated to create this beautiful song to raise funds for Japan Tsunami & US Tornado relief.  All proceeds went to the Red Cross.  Maybe I like it because I’m a child of the “We Are The World” days. 

Someone Like You (cover) Charlie Puth & Emily Luther
Here’s a cover of this transcendentally beautiful song that I think even Adele would be impressed with.  The arrangement and vocals are so lovely it feels like they’re wrapping your broken-hearted soul in silk.

Garden (cover) Chris Cendana
So I stumbled upon Chris through the “We Pray For You” collaboration.  The harmonies in this cover make a perfect lullaby.  Plus, the lyrics really resonated with me.  Check out his original single “When the Lights Burn Outwhile you’re at it.

Mario Kart Love Song Sam Hart
How clever and fun.  My favorite line: “When we slide together we generate sparks in our wheels and our hearts.”  Tee hee. 

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Cleansing Cadences: Ceremonial MyloXyloto

German poet and novelist, Berthold Auerbach, wrote:

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

My life gets pretty dusty, but I’m never without some awesome tunes to keep my mind less cluttered.

This week, my bathtub of beats was overflowing with some symphonic suds. Jump into the pool of rhythm with me…

Florence-The-Machine-CeremonialsCeremonials – Florence & The Machine

Florence Welch steals you away with her celestial vocals.  Just as good and maybe even better than Lungs, this album does not disappoint.
Playlist repeats:
“Shake It Out”
“No Light, No Light”
“All This And Heaven Too”

Coldplay - Mylo XylotoMylo Xyloto – Coldplay

A very ethereal journey of notes, strumming, and emotional lyrics where Mylo meets Xyloto.  Rihanna drops some beats in “Princess in China” also.

Playlist repeats:
“Paradise”
“Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”
“Us Against the World”
“Princess in China”
“Up in Flames”