Song of the Day #4,406: ‘White Light’ – Real Estate

I served up two weeks of songs discovered by my younger daughter, Fiona, and now it’s my older daughter’s turn.

If I had to sum up Sophia’s musical taste in a word, it would be “gentle.” She went through a rap phrase a few years ago, and still finds time for an occasional Megan Thee Stallion song or the like, but she gravitates toward acoustic, melodic songs. When she’s not unearthing new artists, the “oldies” she favors are John Mayer, Eagles, Josh Rouse and Fleetwood Mac. She’s also a big Taylor Swift fan, and shares her dad’s love of Miranda Lambert.

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Song of the Day #2,071: ‘Talking Backwards’ – Real Estate

real_estateToday’s obscure new band is Real Estate, whose third album (Atlas) is due out this March.

The New Jersey quintet released their self-titled first record in 2009 and started to receive critical attention with their sophomore effort, Days, in 2011.

The first single from Atlas is ‘Talking Backwards.’ This is one of those situations where I wasn’t sure if the song title was the band name or vice versa. We must be running out of good band names if the best people can come up with now is Real Estate and Bleachers.

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