Baylist: February 21, 2017
Baylist – a curated weekly playlist published on Tuesdays containing tracks that have caught Omnisound's attention, relevant to the Bay Area and beyond!
By Nicole White
By Nicole White
“Your Soul” by Hippie Sabotage
Hippie Sabotage is a brother duo from Northern California’s very own Sacramento. “Your Soul” is one of my personal party anthems. Party to it live on March 1 when Hippie Sabotage takes over the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco!
“Some Way” by Nav, The Weeknd
This song has caused all kinds of drama between The Weeknd and Justin Bieber since Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are now famously dating. The song has The Weeknd singing lyrics aimed at Selena’s ex-boyfriend Bieber saying, “I think your girl, think your girl, fell in love with me.” Nav is a Toronto artist that has reported a “new project” to be released in March, so keep an eye out!
“Little Grace” by Hippo Campus
Indie rock band Hippo Campus reminds me of Vampire Weekend and Bombay Bicycle Club. Upbeat, “Little Grace” is one of their more popular songs. The group will be playing Slim’s in San Francisco on February 28, check them out in a small intimate setting!
“Substitute” by FRND
This song is weird, but I like it. With only seven tracks up on Spotify so far, I’m expecting to see more releases and growth with electropop artist FRND in the near future.
“Heavy” by Linkin Park, Kiiara
This song caught me off guard, I mean really off guard when it dropped last Friday. To be honest, I am still not sure exactly how I feel about it, but it is still definitely worth a listen. I love Linkin Park and Kiiara in their own rights, but putting them together made for an interesting combo. “Heavy” was written by Linkin Park and notable songwriter Julia Michaels and is the first single to be released from Linkin Park’s new album One More Light which is scheduled to be released on May 19. Kiiara will be opening for The Chainsmokers at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on May 5 and 6.
“Only the Wild Ones” by Dispatch
Two weeks ago, 1990s band Dispatch just put out a new, modern single. “Only the Wild Ones” reminds me of a mix of Mumford and Sons and Milky Chance. It seems to have a folk influence and sounds very different from their earlier music.
“Hands Down” by The Greeting Committee
A high school band formed in 2014, The Greeting Committee has some catchy indie pop coming out of Kansas City. Released in 2015, “Hands Down” is off of their 5-song album It’s Not All That Bad. The vocals remind me of a mix of Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis.