Both Coldplay and The Killers released Christmas songs this week. Neither song really gives me a Christmas “feeling.” Coldplay’s song is very pretty, and I will never object to a new Coldplay song. However, Bret and I watched an interview 60 Minutes did with Coldplay over a year ago, and Chris previewed the song. When he previewed the song, I was SO EXCITED. The song sounded beautiful. You can watch part of the interview here at around the 1:07 mark. Chris says, “That’s gonna be good though — I can feel it.” And it would have been good if he stuck with that song. The one that came out this week is good and really beautiful, but sounds nothing like the song he showed us.
Out of the two, I much prefer The Killers’ song. Is it because Brandon Flowers looks so great in this video? Maybe. I actually really like the story the song tells and the video goes along well with the lyrics. The Killers make a Christmas song each year, and none of them really ever sound like Christmas songs. It’s the thought that counts, though — right? You can find their old songs below, along with the videos to Coldplay’s new song “Christmas lights” and The Killers new song “Boots.”
Killers – Great Big Sled by Freedom Or Death
The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa by Freedom Or Death
The Killers – Joseph Better You Than Me by Freedom Or Death
Happy Birthday Guadalupe – The Killers by Freedom Or Death
>So Pittsburgh’s own Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) has released a new album out of left field this week.
It is up to download for free. You can find the download link here.
Hurry now before you can no longer download it!
In an effort to put his name back in the spotlight but to also shed some light on some artists that might not be familiar to many, Kanye West has been releasing collaborations every Friday until Christmas. I actually think that this is a pretty great idea. I’m not a huge Kanye fan, but I’ll admit — I’ve been looking for his new tracks every Friday. I haven’t been too crazy about the songs released thus far (even the one that has Kid Cudi included on the track). I feel like the songs are doing too much and take away from the potential that they could have had. However, the track releasted this Friday gives me some hope.
Kanye released “Lost in the World” this past Friday which features Bon Iver’s “Woods.” I had this song two years ago and didn’t really know what to think of it. Bon Iver has such a unique voice and doesn’t need to use auto-tune for his voice at all. “Woods” has this creepy feeling to it which I liked when I initially heard it. I haven’t heard it for awhile until I listened to Kanye’s newly leaked song “Lost in the World” yesterday. Honestly, I’m ecstatic that Kanye was able to take this song and completely transform it to a danceable hip hop song. “Woods” came out around the same time Kanye released “Heartless” two years ago, and I remember thinking: “Kanye would have loved to have this song.”
Well. Looks like I was right.
I’ve put Bon Iver’s original “Woods” along with Kanye’s new track that features the song so you can take a peek at both and decide which one you like more. For additional measure, I also put an additional Bon Iver song (“Flume”) which I particular love. Peter Gabriel did a cover of the song earlier this year which made me fall in love with the song once again:
Bon Iver – Woods by greentea
Kanye West – Lost In The World feat Bon Iver by JayAura
Bon Iver – Flume by firarland
Peter Gabriel — Flume by henriquemillan