With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, people are pumping the latest jams on the radio and in their cars and it feels like a 24/7 party sometimes. So if you’re the kind of person who likes to contemplate love and life and prefers mellower tunes, you might benefit from some nice folk music to relax and fall in love to. Without further ado, here are 6 folk singers that you should check out, if you haven’t already heard of them:
1. Damien Rice
This Irish singer / songwriter’s words speak of falling in love, betrayal, not being able to be with the
one you love… Here is his song “Delicate”, one of his more famous ones, but we’re currently playing
“My Favourite Faded Fantasy” on repeat:
You could be my favourite place I’ve ever been
I got lost in your willingness
To dream within the dream
You could be my favourite faded fantasy
I’ve hung my happiness upon what it all could be
2. Seu Jorge
This Brazilian singer renders beautiful covers of David Bowie songs in Brazilian Portuguese which make our hearts melt. For something more upbeat though check out Carolina. He is the perfect blend of soulful folk and Brazilian funk.
3. Lisa Hannigan
Lisa Hannigan is another Irish folk singer who we are totally in love with… Check out “I don’t know”:
I do not know if you drive
If you love the ground beneath you
I do not know if you write letters or you panic on the phone
I’d like to call you all the same,
If you want to
I am game
4. Lucy Rose
An English singer-songwriter this time, Lucy Rose’s Shiver, with Almost 3 million views on YouTube,
Gives us shivers. Check out Like an Arrow for Some beautiful cinematography and wooing words:
Oh, will not you comfort me
Talk to me, you speak so sweetly
Oh, will not you stay with me
Nights are short When You are near me
5. Corinne Bailey Rae
Another English lady to seduce us with her sweet melodies, Put Your Records On Makes us want to
Go cycling in the sunshine.
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, Somehow.
6. The Once
Moving over to Canada to Newfoundland for a little bit, we-have The Once, we absolutely Who
love. Check out one Their cover of “You’re my best friend”. We think this Would make a
wonderful first dance song in a wedding in a barn in the summer.