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4Ever Songs: John Miles ‘Music’

John Miles, who died aged 72, was a British singer and songwriter whose composition, Music, became a piece of classic rock, which travelled far beyond its 1970s roots. Written and recorded for his debut album, Rebel (1976), Music is a first-person ode to the redemptive power of its subjec.

Divus Julius presents: Willie J Healey

Willie J Healey comes from Oxford and within five years he has managed to establish himself as one of England’s most distinctive young composers. Up until now, he has released two full-length albums (“People and Their Dogs” and “Twin Heavy”), which stood out thanks to his sharp lyrical humor and brilliant pop melodies, and 2023 is expected to be the most important year of his career so far.

This spring he will release his third album, entitled “Bunny”, where he leaves pop music behind and draws inspiration from funk, soul and R&B, and will follow Arctic Monkeys on their European tour that will bring them to Athens on Wednesday 19th of July.

4Ever Songs: Mumford & Sons ‘I Will Wait’

Mumford and Sons‘ honest and revealing lyrics gave their hit song ‘I Will Wait’ a shot with a genre that is typically nervous around outsiders. The folk-rockers from England have offered their gold single to country radio four months after releasing it as the lead single from their Grammy-nominated ‘Babel’ album. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKfrgqWcv0

Music by Bergman: Garbage

Influential alternative rock band Garbage released details Anthology via BMG/Stunvolume. The band’s first ‘Best Of’ collection in fifteen years, Anthology contains material from across Garbage’s impressive, nearly 30-year-long career, including songs from their 1995 debut album Garbage, through to tracks from their most recent, critically acclaimed LP No Gods No Masters released in 2021.

The muses of La Musa: Beth Orton

Over the last 30 years, Beth Orton has resisted easy categorization, writing rich, sensitive songs that match her acoustic affinities and world-weary voice with bubbling electronic textures. This resistance has always been a confident feature of her music.

Weather Alive is Orton’s first album in six years, following 2016’s Kidsticks. She issued the latter shortly after returning to England from Los Angeles, where she’d lived for a harried two year. She thought she was through with the music industry for good, until she bought a charming old piano at London’s Camden Market. Its resonant tone beckoned her to write again, chasing nothing but her own satisfaction.