Monday, July 21, 2014


Hope you're ready for a few curveballs with this week's selection of songs! Opening the playlist with "Lifespan" by Vaults was a recent gem I found and fell immediately in love with (check out their SoundCloud page.)  Since stumbling across 19 year old Rebecca Clements from England, I haven't been able to go a day without listening to "Coma Boy." Things start to pick up with tracks like "Racy" from Hooray for Earth and from then on it's a weave of highs & melLOWS that wraps up with Future Islands remix of one of my favorite Phantogram tracks "Black Out Days." Hope you dig it as much as I do.

P.S. Every photo used for the background of FVM comes from none other than my backyard aka the beaches of Santa Barbara, CA (because honestly, who doesn't go to the beach and not snap a photo of the ocean when it's gorgeous out?)

Don't forget to check out last week's FVM#35 which was updated with even more releases after it was up. Or you can just click on the FRESHVIBESMONDAY tab up top! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fascination: MEG MAC

Last week's FVM#34 was one of my personal faves, and featured near the top was "Roll Up Your Sleeves" by Melbourne neo-soul singer MEG MAC. It's safe to say that this song was easily one that clearly stood out on its own musically (but diving down from the second listen is a discovery you'll find below.) All cliche's aside, I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this powerful tune for the first time. 

After I first watched this video -I'm not going to lie - it made me emotional by how strong it was. Sometimes you don't need the extra glitter and over-the-top effects, but simplicity & sincerity is all it takes to send chills down my spine.  & for that - thank you, Meg Mac. 
(Get the 411 on this beautiful piece of imagery via Bullett Media.)
With her first tour announced to take place throughout Australia, I have a feeling it won't be long before this brunette makes her way overseas to take the states by storm. Mark my word, I have a lot of faith in this individual.  

In short, everything is gonna be alright. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Getting Back Under The Covers: Part V

Some oldies, some goodies, some newbies. A few from the archives, and several I've stumbled upon recently. 

P.S. In case you're wondering who the cute kitty is above, his name is Bobby & he belongs to a good friend who has one of the best Instagrams ever - @dessgirl is where it's at.

IYCMI: FVM#35 was a goooood one (check it out here.)