I am reposting this from my older blog because- its music that matters! (All Good Music Matters)
Sometimes it's the lyrics, sometimes the video or the performance. At their best these go deeper than you might think. If you like something, support artists and buy their work. Your soul needs food. So do they.
Newest finds (ETA: older now since this was originally posted)
Also a newer find (though not a newer video). Rich in meaning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDVW81bXo0s
- Anna Sun
This one was a new find, but quickly gained popularity and has now moved to cultural meme. Which is too bad because that overshadows the original creativity. You can make interesting and unique work appeal to others. ETA: Quickly went from unknown and quirky to hit, to Saturday Night Live appearance to Satire all over the internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video
Complicated and rich in meaning. This is here for video. However, mature lyrics showcase all this group does. The hard-rocking great melodies are just bonus.
This artist's live shows are an entrance into another dimension. He tries to raise the audience at every level, all the while entertaining with witty banter and reminders of the things that really matter.
Yes, there is meaning here. And to catchy pop music!
Two from this artist. This performance video is the definitive of beauty.
This is another example of this artist. He does not so much sing as invoke, in the true sense of the word.
Pure Artistic Power.
Lyrics (but what a performance)
Just a guy and a guitar. Yeah, just.
Some others in general.
- Letters From The Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQTr8ZYdhg - Wish You Were Here
So many more. So many, many more...