Here is tonight’s vacation round up of songs that I love. Starting from Hamilton, Ontario with the first single from the forthcoming Heather Valley album Wildflower Radio. She is one of my favorite new songwriters and I highly recommend checking out her 2019 album Desert Message if it has flown under your radar. But first let’s listen to Heather Valley’s beautiful new single Emily and cherish the happy bygone summers. She also just released a gorgeous Tom T. Hall cover How I Got To Memphis that you can find from Spotify.
Moving on to Los Angeles and from Emily to Emilee. I can’t say I know a whole lot about Emilee Emiko, but what I do know is that I’ve loved the two singles she has released during the last two months. Here’s the latest dreamy beauty Wishing Away as a music video and a Bandcamp link to the the first single Quiet.
Next up a couple of amazing new albums. First the new quietly mesmerizing Sylvie Simmons album Blue on Blue that came out on the 14th of August on Compass Records. She is better known as one of the best rock writers and music journalists, but she is also a really good songwriter. Both Sylvie (2014) and this new album are full of beautiful, delicate and captivating songs. Nothing and Not In Love are my own current favorites, but perhaps this bittersweet Sweet California fits perfectly to this little blog entry.
Wrapping this together with a couple of songs from the engaging and haunting new Cinder Well album No Summer that came out on the 24th of July on Free Dirt Records. This dark folk album definitely stays with you long after the last note has drifted away. The over nine minutes long Our Lady’s is a phenomenal centerpiece of this gorgeous album. Here’s also the music video for the excellent title track No Summer.