There’s a return to world music in this edition. Artists from Mali, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Mexico are all featured here. Also, we have newly released Prince, and new tracks from The National, Roger Waters, Fleet Foxes, and Courtney Barnett.
Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian singer-songwriter. In 2012, her politically-charged songs were adopted as anthems of the revolution in her country, and she was forced to leave when this put her under threat. Her new album, Ensen (Human), was recorded in 7 different countries.
It’s hard to say exactly how a death of a musician you love affects you. It’s not a friend you ever knew personally, but you also feel like you were influenced by them. I have spent countless hours listening to Chris Cornell’s music.
The space needle went dark Thursday night as Seattle mourned the loss of yet another iconic voice. He struggled with depression for many years, and his openness about the topic was impactful to many with similar struggles. I included his new single, The Promise, to close out the list. It’s a sad loss of someone that was loved by his family, friends and fans.
Until next time,