Song of the Day #4,414: ‘Wishful Thinking’ – BENEE

BENEE is another of Sophia’s Gen Z women artists. Stella Rose Bennett is a 20-year-old New Zealander who debuted a few years ago and has had decent commercial success in her home country.

Like so many artists in her age group, BENEE found international success when one of her songs blew up on TikTok. That was ‘Supalonely,’ a track that prompted one YouTube commenter to make the smart observation that “Billie Eilish + Dua Lipa = BENEE.”

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Song of the Day #4,413: ‘Revvin’ My Cj7′ – Summer Salt

Summer Salt is an Austin-based band that draws inspiration from 60s bands such as The Beach Boys and The Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s interesting how many new acts are tapping into the dominant musical style of that era.

Summer Salt has actually been around for almost a decade, forming in 2012. They released a couple of EPs and a debut studio album, Happy Camper, in 2018. Today’s SOTD is a good representation of the album’s sound.

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Song of the Day #4,412: ‘Easy Money’ – Bruce Springsteen

Today’s Random Weekend selection, like so many of them, is a reminder that I haven’t listened to this artist in too long.

In this case it’s Bruce Springsteen, whose 2012 album Wrecking Ball continued a strong run of material that started in the late 2000s. As with its predecessors, Magic and Working On a Dream, I really enjoyed this album upon its release but stopped listening after awhile.

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Song of the Day #4,411: ‘Country Pie’ – Bob Dylan

The Random iTunes Fairy is in a Nashville Skyline mood. Just three weeks back, she served up the song ‘Peggy Day’ from Bob Dylan’s 1969 country-folk album. And today she’s back with another song from the same collection.

I don’t have much to say about this track, as I didn’t about ‘Peggy Day’ three weeks ago. This might be the Dylan album that invites the least dissection. It’s a simple, fun listen.

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