Boy, even though the days are "technically" getting longer, it's still sooooo cold, grey, and dark outside, huh? In this edition of the Soundcheck Weekly Video Playlist, we've culled five recent performances to help warm you up and provide a little comfort in these long winter nights. We've got some Nashville-leaning alt-country and dark and gorgeous pop. There's a little soul-enlivening R&B, delicate indie pop, and New Orleans folk songs with a message.
So don't fret during this seemingly endless "Polar Vortex" thing: We've got your soundtrack covered today!
Videos in this playlist:
- Nashville-born, New York-based alt-country songwriter Laura Cantrell returns with her first new record in nine years.
- The British trio London Grammar plays transfixing and moody songs.
- Soul man Charles Bradley brings his dance-ready R&B and soaring voice back to the studio.
- The young indie band Mutual Benefit plays sweet and introspective chamber pop.
- Hurray For the Riff Raff perform stripped-down versions of songs from its new album, Small Town Heroes.