Soundbite: “Ivywild” by Night Beds

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The amazing thing about sub-genres is that one artist can do various things without being limited artistically or confined to a single box. “Ivywild” by Night Beds exercises this by mixing alternative music with R&B—a combination so delicate and unforgivably honest. The sound of this artist’s second full-length album beautifully shifted from that of his first album, which was indie folk. And while an average album may contain 12 songs, Winston Yellen (Night Beds) has gifted us with a total of 16 songs filled with his memories, thoughts and longings. His soulful voice goes on to explain a relationship gone awry and the emotions that come along with the situation. It’s definitely a heavy and emotional record, but it is one that we find ourselves needing every once in a while.

Sounds like: Lord Huron and The Weeknd

Recommended Tracks: “Tide Teeth,” “Me Liquor and God” and “Finished”

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