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HOT HALF DOZEN 7.27.21

The best six in all genres and Spanish and English from 167 songs submitted this week

167 submissions this week

Patria Y Vida, (Homeland and Life), single by Yotuel, Gente De Zona, Descemer Bueno. The song that helped ignite what some call the second Cuban revolution.  The title turns the Communist government’s slogan, “Patria o Muerte” ,(homeland or death) on its head and was sung this month by thousands in streets of Cuban towns and Miami calling for change. And, its great music. Released earlier this year. Spanish. Stream on Spotify, YouTube (3 million views) . Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yotuel2013

Heart Shaped Scars, album by Dot Allison. Her first new album in 12 years is beautiful, poetic, nostalgic, romantic.  Allison’s vocals seem to come from another universe where her childlike voice has not yet broken, but is under the full control of an experienced singer.  Each of the 11 songs is stunningly beautiful. Stream on all major platforms.  English Pre-order on Bandcamp, or at sarecordings.com.

Este Viaje single by Vale.  The singing twin sisters have done it again. Celebrating the adventure of life, and why it is worth chasing your dreams on that adventure. The music carries you happily along while it puts you into their world with hooks and a soaring chorus.  Spanish. Stream on all major platforms.  Video on YouTube.

Hopefully Limitless, single/EP by Ah-Mer-Ah-Su. A stand-out contribution to the burgeoning world of female alt pop,  this EP has the pull of romantic R&B, the energy of pop, and the sophistication of  a top notch team.  Her name is derived from Shinto god and she  has brought forth a divine follow-up to her debut album Star.  English. Stream on Bandcamp, Spotify,  Follow on Patreon and Instagram.

662 (The Album) by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Blues that makes your gut ache and eyes tear up.  This Grammy-nominated, 22 year old has headlined  2 national tours, played with Vampire Weekend, been interviewed  by Elton John and appeared on Austin City Limits with Buddy Guy.  If you love blues, he is the star to follow.  If you don’t, 662 (The Album) will make you a fan. English. Stream or buy on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud. Follow on all socials.

Exorcism , single/video by  Kat Von D. One of three new singles out from  her forthcoming album Love Made Me Do It, the multi-instrumental, multi-talented queen of darkwave and her band of artists including contortionistBrynn Route, synth players Gregg Foreman  and  Sammi Doll  and Dave Parley of Prayers on drums. Urgent, powerful, not-to-be-denied music backed by theatrical videos.  English. Stream/download on Spotify, Apple Music.  Follow at https://katvond.com/ and her socials.

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About musicfridaylive (280 Articles)
Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist and radio broadcaster based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is a cyclist, dancing fiend and also likes to watch his friend drag race. He has relaunched his LA-based radio show Music Friday Live as Music Sin Fronteras- Music Without Borders - from Mexico - tune in every Friday at 1 pm Central

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