here they are:
"Flaws" by Bastille: Synth driven beats and melodic British vocals made for a winning combination for Bastille's first two hits, "Pompeii" and "Bad Blood", both of which became chart toppers, so it only seems natural that their fans were just begging for more from them. With the strength of Bastille's third big hit, "Flaws", fans of the band have yet another chance to experience their music! Like Bastille's other two songs, "Flaws" combines catchy beats with brooding, angst-ridden lyrics. "Flaws" is more a song about self-blame than the more outwardly accusatory "Pompeii" and "Bad Blood" were, though.
"Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In the Future" by Mike Doughty: Mike Doughty isn't an Imagine Dragons fan...or is he?! Mike's latest song, "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In the Future" (wow, that's a mouthful!!) seems to take after Imagine Dragons' folk-guitar-meets-pop-beats type sound. Knowing Doughty, if he intended to emulate Imagine Dragons at all, it was probably satirical. Then again, there is the inspirational sounding chorus (consisting only of the words to the title), so maybe it's a sincere song after all. However, if you consider that the title is the only part of the song that really makes sense (and that he actually got it from a newspaper article, as opposed to feeling the need for being inspirational), then you basically have a song that is folk-rock in sound, but an oddity in lyric, typical of Mike Doughty's material.
"Stop Your Crying" by Lake Street Dive: So apparently we're starting AND stopping with bands who are (so far) three-hit wonders, with one album each. Unlike Bastille, Lake Street Dive haven't been on multiple pop charts yet, and are instead exclusive to the adult alternative charts. Given how catchy Lake Street Dive's songs are, as well as their slow but steady status as a "cult band", I don't understand why Lake Street Dive haven't made that big of a splash beyond one format yet! Beginning with a crunchy guitar riff that somewhat recalls "No Matter What" by Badfinger, "Stop Your Crying" quickly turns into an irresistibly fiery combination of both classic rock and classic R & B by the time the drums enter the song! Lead singer Rachael Price is able turn yet another tale of romance gone wrong into a joyous musical celebration as she leads the rest of the band into action with her passionately exciting vocals!