I’m introducing a new feature to the Panorama of the Mountains blog, a “song of the week” post. I’m going to try to highlight one current song a week that I like and want to share with others. My hope having recently turned 39 is to keep up with current music trends rather than lolling about in nostalgia.
The debut song for this feature is “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” by the band Stars.
I like the epic 80s-style synthpop vibe and the female vocalist who sings toward the end is reminiscent of Kate Bush.
This of course brings up the problem of liking new music only because it sounds like old music. It seems that much of the current music I like is reminiscent of 80s era punk and New Wave or 60s/70 soul in some revival or another. If you’re reading this and know of music that is truly unique and representative of the 2012, let me know in the comments.