Best New Spotify-Tracks 2014

I’ve put together this list during the last 15 minutes and I guess I’ve missed out a great number of equally great tracks, but I’ll try to update the list when something that I’ve missed out comes to mind. Do you have any other suggestions? Leave me a note! 🙂

Best Wishes for a great ending of 2014, and a sparkling start of 2015!

Nicky – Great Debut Single, “Wake Up”

Great debut by Nicky (Åslund), from Oxelösund in Sweden!

There are so many “guy/girl sings with a guitar”-artists out there, but this guy truly stands out. A voice that leaves no one without an opinion.

Wake up is written by Nicky
Produced by Timeland
Video by Judith Film

Swedish Music: Vita Bergen – Disconnection

Since over 90% of this blog’s visitors comes from other countries than Sweden, I try to give samples of the Swedish Music scene. This is a new Swedish project called Vita Bergen (White Mountains in english). A great group, with a modern/contemporary sound. As always when I hear new music I’m starting to look for similarities with other artists, and with Vita Bergen I think you’ll find some strong influences from groups like Arcade Fire.

Vita Bergens music can be described as pompous, melodic with heavy synth drapes in the background.

Even though “Curtains” seems to be their own first choice from this EP, I think that the track Disconnection is even better. Great track, and a great debut from this Swedish group!

Link to official page

4 Tracks – 4 Different Genres

If you find any of the songs interesting, I’ve opened up my public “starred folder” for those that are interested in more tips. Guess all genres are represented in that list so be prepared for many tracks you may not like. You’ll find the list here.
Synth
Simple Minds – Big Music

This is the title song from Simple Minds new album Big Music. Really really like the bombastic sound! Great comeback from a great band!

Atmospheric / Club / Lounge
Juventa, Erica Curran – Move Into The Light

For over a minute there is just a long upbeat instrumental intro followed by the whisperous voice of Erica Curran. Great for getting into that “evening-out-feeling”.

Soft
James Blake – Retrograde

Symphonic Hardrock
Within Temptation – Paradise

The Dutch group Within Temptation (with branch colleagues like Nightwish, Tarja, Sirenia among others) is delivering a compact symphonic piece.