5@5: A morning playlist featuring Doze and Househats

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This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Doze, Househats, Jessie Munro, and more.

Doze

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


Doze – Hues (Submission)

Is it just me or do you associate colours with the seasons, sounds, and smells? Perhaps, but when I heard the track, I thought of warm yellows. Then, as he mentions the contrasting hues, I could see them, too, as the words changed the mood. As you will hear throughout the lyrics, loving someone other than yourself is not as easy as we think. There are highs and lows, all the time, like in general life. Surprisingly, I don’t regret any of the choices I’ve made when it comes to love, though. I process it all as a tailored learning experience—the moment before the moment. I don’t know what it is about the Summertime, but it sure does inspire some of the best music, ever. Check out the song to hear the Contemporary R&B musician sing about a woman who has his heart.


Househats – I’ve Been Broken (Submission)

Being broken must be part of the human experience. I don’t know anyone (of age) who hasn’t experienced something of the sort. The direction of Househat’s video reminds me of when I watched Rock videos on MTV. What a time it was! The animation and set design, and the way the vocalist/guitarist whips his hair are iconic in its own right. It’s one of those visuals that stand out from the others, for sure. I’d play this song as I get ready to do what I do on a daily basis. The tempo is perfect. Watch the music video below. It’s shot in Melbourne, Australia, and marks the Australian band’s music video debut.


Jessie Munro – Under Fire (Submission)

Moving on isn’t easy when your mind fights your heart. Having been in a relationship, that almost led to marriage, it is something that I know all too well. When you’re in the thick of it, you don’t always see your way out of it, but it is necessary for good (mental) health.

Jessie Munro is a fantastic singer based in Los Angeles, California, who currently creates music with pop flair, the sultriness of cascading R&B and modern Electro. She’s also a Berklee graduate, so the leverage and training she has are on another level. Thankfully, it is apparent as soon as you press play.

What a beautiful voice! Honestly, I’d listen to her at any point of the day, but there’s something about the morning, her voice that sits well with me. If you’re interested in supporting a new artist who has what it takes, vocally, to enter the mainstream world, press play on ‘Under Fire’.


Eden Mulholland – Wild Animal (Submission)

An Austrian singer-songwriter, known for his prolific songwriting, made a song with a voice that could rock me to sleep, in the most respectful way. What does this mean? It means that he has a vocal tone and backing instrumentation that would calm anyone down. If you know me, I am always on the go, so anything that has the power to stop me is worth mentioning. I’m in a public park right now; connected to the free WiFi. It is so early that my fellow New Yorkers aren’t outside yet. It’s just me, the breeze, and Eden Mulholland’s song. Eden Mulholland is a such a good name.


ALYA – Half of the Sun (Submission) (Bonus)

The words aren’t easy to hear at first listen, but based on my tastes, the guitar is the stands out most in the record. If the guitar, isolated, strummed on the speakers of my smartphone, it would wake me up. Check out ALYA’s new song called, ‘Half of the Sun’ below. It came out late last month. It’s the follow up to her previous release, ‘Animals’.


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