People gravitate toward a certain genre of music depending on their mood. Listeners will play upbeat, catchy tunes when happy and morose, cathartic ballads when sad.
With a plentiful selection of songs from over 1,264 micro-genres of music, many songs go unheard. The spectrum of music that people are able to find via YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify extends so far that it is often difficult to sift through.
This is precisely why I venture into the obscure parts of YouTube to find artists that “speak to my soul.” (Hey, sometimes I just want to listen to songs I can drive to on a rainy day or relax to while procrastinating work).
To be fair, some of my finds are well known artists that I unfortunately did not come across until recently. The following is a compilation of songs found after multiple years of roaming around YouTube.
This song could melt any heart- even the Ice Queen herself. A stripped back song using only the piano, a little bit of reverb and two angelic voices from the British male duo leads to an definite eargasm.
This chill trap remix heavily emphasizes R&B beats mixed with a very apparent sensual tone. Baraz’s voice isn’t like the typical R&B singer’s. Her smooth yet crisp voice provides nothing but pleasure to the ears. It’s definitely worth a listen, preferably with the bass turned up and with your special someone.
I actually looked up Brandon & Leah after binge watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Brandon and Leah Jenner, the half siblings of the infamous Jenner sisters, actually posses an incredulous amount of talent. This ballad highlights the strength of Leah’s voice that somehow doesn’t overpower her husbands deep, soft voice.
If you’re ever stuck in a music rut or can’t seem to shake the Top 10 songs on the radio from your head, don’t be afraid to explore the wonderfully weird part of YouTube. You may just find your new favorite artist.