A Holiday Playlist
Challenging times make it even more important to express gratitude for the people, events, and things that nourish us and that make the world a better place. Frontier has had an eventful 2021, with inspiring clients and wonderful new team members counterbalancing the difficulties posed by the pandemic and social and environmental injustice. We end the year thankful to be working on rewarding projects and invigorated to keep doing better in 2022.
Our team has put together a playlist of uplifting music by under-appreciated artists, which you can enjoy via Spotify or Apple Music. We hope that, as this year rolls into the next, you’ll savor moments of good cheer and great vibes.
Below you’ll find videos, links to interviews and reviews, and other information. Please support these artists as directly as you can!
Blue Wednesday, “Technical Difficulties”
dodie (feat. Tom Walker), “Human”
A collaboration between UK-based singer-songwriters dodie and Tom Walker. Here is the official video for the song; in this interview, dodie breaks down the meaning of the lyrics. Find dodie on Instagram here.
Charlotte Day Wilson, “Wish It Was Easy”
Mulatu Astatke, “Tezeta”
mokina & EyeLoveBrandon, “Lazy Mornings”
Philip Shibata, “Seasons to Seasons”
Solawa & Moe Clark, “Sacred Stones”
Luna Li, “cloud castle”
Mathieu Boogaerts, “Am I Crazy”
Erez Zobary, “Saku”
July Talk, “Good Enough”
Saib, “Sakura Trees”
A beat-maker and producer based in Morocco who blends hip-hop and jazz, you can find a few other Saib tracks on Bandcamp.
Gaidaa, “Still Water”
John Carroll Kirby, “Swallow Tail”
Andy Shauf, “Quite Like You”
Clay and Friends, “C’est tout”
Shay Lia, “Irrational”
A Montreal-based Djiboutian singer-songwriter specializing in alternative R&B, you can find Lia on Instagram.
Aaron Frazer, “Ride with Me”
Sea Moya, “The Long Run”
Khruangbin, “Time (You and I)”
A three-piece band from Texas, Khruangbin creates rock music influenced by Thai Luk thung, among other genres. You can visit the group’s website or find them on Bandcamp and Instagram. The official video for this song is on YouTube. In the video above, the band members discuss their musical influences.
Jane Inc., “Gem”
The Avalanches, “If I Was a Folkstar”
Shintaro Sakamoto, “Let’s Dance Raw”
Neil Frances, “Dumb Love”
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