Music Discovery: November 2016

Our Music Supervisor, Mark Campbell, shares with you an artist he feels is one of the best of 2016. And along with his pick, our entire music team has hand selected a mixture of new music discoveries to keep your playlists current through the fall days of November.

 

 

 

Artist: The Head and The Heart

Twitter: @headandtheheart

Album: Signs of Light

Midway through their third LP, the song “Library Magic” features the refrain, “There will always be better days.” The lyric is a perfect summation of the overall optimistic direction of one of the best records of 2016. Producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant) makes the most out of the well-crafted songs – bringing them to a polished and unexpected level. At times, the Indie Folk band from Seattle sounds like the latest and greatest in the world of Pop music – in the best and most-welcome sense. Tempos and arrangements vary throughout the record. From the driving beat of “City of Angles” to the down-tempo groove of “Colors” the songs are all successfully delivered, creating a musical mosaic that satisfies, rewards, and surprises the listener. The lead single, “All We Ever Knew” (with its sing-along “la la la” chorus) is a stand out – well deserving a seat at the best of the year table. As long as albums of this caliber are recorded and released, there will always be better days – indeed.

 

Track: All We Know


Track: Library Magic (Live)

 

Track: I Don’t Mind (Audio Only Video)

Mark Campbell

About Mark Campbell

Hello, my name is Mark Campbell. I’m a musician, producer, and DJ with over 25 years in the music industry. I began my career as a music supervisor with PlayNetwork in 2009. A lifelong fan of music, my connection was established early on with childhood trumpet lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced home.

As a music supervisor, I curate and program custom music playlists for national and international brands that align with their brand pillars and consumer demographics. I often tell people that my time spent DJing (at weddings, parties, nightclubs, etc.) was the best preparation for my current position. Over the years, I honed the craft of “reading the room” and playing the right song at the right time.

When I’m not curating playlists for brands, I spend time in my home studio creating my own music – utilizing my collection of vintage analog synthesizers (some of these compositions have been placed in film, television, and video games). You’ll also find me, each football season, at CenturyLink Field cheering on the Seahawks in their never-ending pursuit of another Lombardi Trophy.

Twitter: @DJMarkCampbell

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