Monday Musings: Star Wars, Noah Gundersen, and Manchester Orchestra

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Monday Musings returns with some new music and some Star Wars videos for you. Take a break to check them out when you have a moment.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Star Wars has released nine new shorts so far for Forces of Destiny. They feature the ladies of Star Wars and tell some great stories. Check out the playlist of all of the videos.

Noah Gundersen – “The Sound”

Noah Gundersen has released “The Sound,” which will be on his upcoming album, White Noise. The album will be out on September 22nd. It’s great to hear some new music from him and I’m absolutely looking forward to the new album.

Manchester Orchestra – “The Moth”

Manchester Orchestra is another band that has a new album coming out soon. I’ve been enjoying the singles, and this one just makes me more eager to get the full album at the end of the month.

I hope you’ve been enjoying these Monday Musings posts. To see past ones, head here.

Review: Noah Gundersen – ‘Carry The Ghost’

by Deanna Chapman

I need to start off this review by thanking Jason Tate. If it weren’t for a recommendation I saw on his site, Chorus.fm, (and the x amount of times he’s mentioned him on the AP.net podcast since) I may have never heard of Noah Gundersen. Once I saw the recommendation, I went to go listen to last years release, Ledges. Nothing has been the same since. I instantly fell in love with the music and that’s why I think this new album, Carry The Ghost, is the best album I’ve heard all year. 

Noah Gundersen sings with such raw emotion that it’s nearly impossible to not feel a plethora of emotions while listening to this album. One of my favorite songs is “Jealous Love.” He knows how to make a song heart wrenching and beautiful all at once. This album is full of songs like that. It reminded me of the amount of emotion Adele and Sam Smith out into their albums. If you ask me, that’s some pretty damn good company. The album starts with the piano driven “Slow Dancer” and I don’t think any other song could have introduced the album the way this one does. It starts out with just piano and after just over a minute the full ban comes in to put some power behind the outstanding lyrics. I could go on about all thirteen songs on this album, but that would take a while. So give this song, “Jealous Love,” and “Topless Dancer” a listen to get a taste of the album. If you like acoustic music in general, you’ll find a good amount of everything in this album even within the full band pieces. I know this is an album I’ll be listening to for a long time to come.