morning babble: New Music Friday with Emmaline, Arctic Monkeys, and a heavy dosage of Taylor Swift

morning babble / Friday 10-21-22

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I loved my run today on the mill. It zipped by as I was listening to all the new music that was out as well as the entire new Taylor Swift album.

72 days until EXIT PLAN

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • Last night at Midnight, Miss Taylor Swift released her newest album: Midnights (play a clip), but a couple hours before that she had a teaser trailer played during Thursday Night Football – who won that game? nobody knows. (play clip) Actually, the Cardinals did beat the Saints. Anyway, as you just heard, she was thanking Amazon because that’s what the Thursday Night Football games are being played on this year. I began overthinking things last night and was concerned that she might have an exclusive with Amazon initially on the music. Around 1am this morning, I stirred in bed and honestly went to my Spotify account, just to make sure that it was there. It was – thank you, Taylor. Anyway, I’ve listened to it all. / From the beginning, when I was running on the mill this morning “Anti-Hero” jumped out to me – one of my favs on the album / also, “Snow on the Beach” with Lana Del Ray – enjoyed that one too. Watch the little ones though. Some lyrics sneak up on you. Actually, on the majority of these songs, I’ll need the radio friendly version for my daughter. I mean, one song – track 8 – let’s got hear “Vigilante . . . shtuff?” And that’s cool. I actually enjoy the raw, real, and dark lyrics that Taylor was spewing throughout this album – great music, too. Well done. Also, it appears that a ton of videos / short movies are coming our way with this album. I delayed the Babble this morning because at 8am she debuted the video for “Anti-Hero” – when I heard it first on the mill – I had no idea that it was coming. Once I dug in this morning, well . . . I had to wait. (play clip) At the beginning of this Taylor talk I actually played another clip from that video as well. Swiftie Heaven is upon us.
  • We’ve got new Arctic Monkeys – a whole new album called The Car – 10 songs / 37 minutes of tunage. The band continues to grow musically. I’ve enjoyed their past rock albums, but their most recent one from 2018 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was definitely a more chill, relax sound – not necessarily “rock”. This album – The Car – follows along with those similar sounds. (play cut) Appears we have another well done and musically sound album from the Arctic Monkeys – I haven’t listened to all yet, but definitely will this weekend.
  • Emmaline released a new single today “I Wish You Peace” (play clip) About a month ago, she did a collaboration with Anthony Strong and performed a cover of the Crowded House song “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (play clip) Just an amazing voice that I want to say that you don’t necessarily expect? She also rips it on the violin. She is doing a small round of shows in December called “Emmaline Sings the Christmas Classics Tour” – 3 cities New Hampshire / New York / and Philadelphia. My wife and I saw her last year AND we’re going this year too. The show is at the South Jazz Kitchen – awesome place for food but even better for the jazz music that you’re going to hear there. If you’re able to hit any of these shows – I highly suggest you get it onto your calendar.
  • Last new music highlight of the Babble, we get a 6 pack of new songs from Joe Bonamassa – the bluesy guitarist who’s also known for his vintage guitar collection. he has more than 400 guitars and 400 amplifiers – in his Bona-seum. Like that? Anyway, today we get Road to Redemption. I was simply digging on track 1 – “Black Roses” – if the other 5 are like that, we got ourselves a winner.

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