“Memories” achieves a smooth stylistic balance for Vancouver’s @WeAreFury with vocalist @watchmeRUNN

WE ARE FURY and RUNN, “Memories” (free DL)

The latest from Vancouver production duo We Are Fury is a stylistic charmer.  It’s emotional electronica for sure, but it retains the harder edges for which Joachim and Stuart have become recognized.  The restrained and sometimes delicate voice of RUNN is showcased and never does the vocal become overly urgent, and instead is committed to sing about either fond or painful reminiscences like those which make up everyone’s past.  While producers like Illenium and fellow Canadian Ekali are definitely leading the way with transforming dance music with this kind of style, I’m happy to hear We Are Fury recognize in “Memories” an effortless, well-developed balance.  It’s available as a free download, for now, at the link above.



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For Keeps: “Memories” by Samantha Gibb (@samigreenbean)


The legendary Gibb family (Barry, Robin, Maurice, Andy) continues with an entirely different sound courtesy of Maurice’s daughter Samantha with “Memories”.  Late last year I brought to your attention her promising song “Wild At Heart”, and keeping on the same folk-flavoured pop tip is “Memories”, with its simple and joyous message about making sure you create the memories to document and hold dear in the succeeding years.  Lord knows Samantha must have fantastic memories, though she arrived after The Bee Gees’ huge impact on the 1970’s had already occurred.  Nevertheless, that allows her to develop her own music uniquely, and even though I mentioned a similar comparison in my post about “Wild At Heart”, there’s no denying that “Memories” has the same flow and spirit of Sheryl Crow’s 2002 hit “Soak Up The Sun”.  And while the 90’s may be coming into fashion now, there’s no denying that music of the current millennium is already influencing singers age 25+, making it all sound fresh again, not uncommon with revivals of sorts.  Watch the light-hearted video above and pick up Samantha Gibb’s “Memories” on iTunes.

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