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Friday's Five at 5 | Volume Eight

Songs you'll instantly fall in love with.

By Talya JacobsonPublished 5 years ago 6 min read
English Indie Folk Trio Wildwood Kin (Collage Art: Talya Jacobson)

Hey hey hey! Welcome to Friday's Five at 5 Volume Eight!

Thank you to everyone who sent in music to be featured this week, this series IS all about what you guys enjoy.

If you would like to get involved by sending in artists you love or even be featured yourself, don't hesitate to shoot me a message on Instagram or Twitter (links at the bottom of the story; read it first!)

Also—don't forget about Friday's Five at 5's Spotify playlist! It's so important that you guys have access to the music you read about on here, so here it is in one easy click!

Have a great weekend and enjoy Volume Eight of Friday's Five at 5.

1. "Beauty in Your Brokenness" | Wildwood Kin

UK Based Indie Alt Folk Trio Wildwood Kin (Credit: Wildwood Kin)

Talk about girl power! This indie alternative folk trio from Exeter, England sound as beautiful and majestic as they look. The trio consists of twin sisters Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, with the girls being a local favourite and sure to become an international playlist go-to.

Their latest release "Beauty in Your Brokenness" takes you on a journey of self-love and feeling all the feels. The folk acoustic guitars give a real homey, warm feeling alongside their magical vocal harmonies.

"You deserve more than you settle for,

You've given in one too many times"

Wildwood Kin's debut self-titled album will be released on October 4 so keep an eye out for that!

The girls are also touring the UK and Europe from November so if you can, go to one of their shows! You won't regret it. After all, going to shows and supporting artists is super duper important here at Friday's Five at 5.

Watch the music video for "Beauty in Your Brokenness" now!

2. "Boys Will Be Bugs" | Cavetown

20-Year-Old UK Singer Cavetown (Credit: Cavetown)

Cavetown (Robin Skinner) has taken the internet by storm with over a million subscribers on YouTube where he makes fun videos and sings songs, as well as over two million monthly listeners on Spotify! He also has a range of merchandise on his website and people LOVE it!

"Boys Will Be Bugs," requested by Friday's Five at 5 reader Tobin is a cool, catchy tune about boys actually being pretty sensitive—which is *normal although some people might not realise that.

"Don't mess with me, I'm a big boy now and I'm very scary

I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate

Don't message me 'cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry

Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me

Boys will be bugs right?"

I really really love his songs. They have the most beautiful, real meanings behind them and on top of that they're genuinely great songs.

Cavetown's latest release "Feb 14" came out last month and the sorrowful track contrasted with the beautiful vocals adds to the list of many meaningful, magical songs written by Cavetown.

Thank you for the recommendation and I am sure to keep listening to this budding young artist.

Cavetown will be playing shows across the US from next month so keep an eye out for him in YOUR city!

3. "HDYFAI (How Do You Feel About It?)" | Sarah Yagki

Sydney Singer-Songwriter Sarah Yagki (Credit: Sarah Yagki)

This emerging artist is breaking into the pop world with her talented voice and memorable lyrics. Playing shows across Sydney, this Australian Institute of Music student is not wasting a second getting her foot in the door in the industry.

Her thoughtful lyrics and urban rhythmic electro-pop feels create a distinctive sound in the pop world, and her latest single "HDYFAI (How Do You Feel About It?)" really shows her love for making music.

Her love of poetry shines through in her lyrics and has ensured her success in the music world thus far. Although it may be early days for this artist, there is no doubt that her talented raw lyricism and experimental beats are a force to be reckoned with.

Keep an eye out for this one!

Follow Sarah's journey to stardom below.

4. "Safari Song" | Greta Van Fleet

US Based Family Band Greta Van Fleet (Credit: Greta Van Fleet)

These four young musicians are sure-fire to get you in an energetic, rocking mood this weekend. Twin brothers Josh and Jake Kiszka, younger brother Sam and long-time family friend Danny Wagner rein from a tiny town in Michigan known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world's largest Christmas store.

They have been on a wild ride over the last two years with sold out concerts across North America and Europe. Taking inspiration from the likes of Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Who, these young artists are not kidding around.

"Safari Song" is a cool high energy yet soulful track which brings back the real meaning of rock n' roll music. The strong piercing vocals grabs the tune and throws it in your face, with the rest of the band keeping it together and reminding us what good music is. Yet, these guys are all under 25-years-old. Insane.

Even Gene Simmons from KISS has praised the work of these young artists.

"There are bands right now - look at Greta Van Fleet. There's a band who said, 'It's been a long time since Led Zeppelin was around; let's be Led Zeppelin'."

More legendary artists support Simmons's claim, with those like Elton John and Slash also showing their love for this young rock band.

Greta Van Fleet's latest album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army is out now on all streaming services and the boys are currently on tour RIGHT HERE IN AUSTRALIA before heading over to the USA, so catch them if you can!

Thank you for bringing rock back boys. We love ya for it.

Check out Greta Van Fleet now!

5. "Clear Fog" | Xorts

"Clear Fog" Cover Art (Credit: Xorts)

My own addition to this week's Friday's Five at 5 is this beautifully composed electronic track by Sydney producer Xorts featuring the talented and mesmerising vocals of Townes.

It's hard to believe this is actually his debut single, as it is so well put together. On top of that, the single cover art is so damn cool!

The talented Townes (Lily D'Adam) is also an artist who I have been honoured to have seen work in the past with a Friday's Five at 5 favourite Ritzz! So it's great to see her singing across a range of tracks and this tune is a real beautiful one.

Here's to the Sydney electronic music producers because you're awesome. You've given me a real love for electronic music and the production value of it, where beforehand I actually didn't listen to it much at all.

Check out Xorts now!

That's all from me, I hope you've enjoyed this week's Friday's Five at 5! PLEASE read and share to your hearts content as it helps me a LOT, and more importantly LISTEN TO THE ARTISTS! 

Here they are again:

1. "Beauty in Your Brokenness" by Wildwood Kin | @wildwoodkin

2. "Boys Will Be Bugs" by Cavetown| @lemon.socks

3. "HDYFAI (How Do You Feel About It?)" by Sarah Yagki|@syagkimusic

4. "Safari Song" by Greta Van Fleet| @gretavanfleet

5. "Clear Fog" by Xorts| @xortsmusic

Take a look, see who tickles your fancy and show your support for them. 

Remember to listen to all the songs featured on Friday's Five at 5's Spotify playlist!

See you next week!

Follow me! 

Twitter @JacobsonTalya | Instagram @talzisme

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About the Creator

Talya Jacobson

Journalism Student at Macleay College, Sydney.

Budding Music and Photography Enthusiast 🎶📸

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