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4Ever Songs: Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

After the release of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” nothing was ever the same for Guns N’ Roses. Their debut albumAppetite For Destruction, hit the shelves in July 1987 and initially struggled to make an impact. The album debuted at No 182 on the Billboard 200 and its first two singles, “It’s So Easy” and “Welcome To The Jungle” didn’t do much better. 

The stage was set for a breakthrough single, and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” couldn’t have been more perfect. From guitarist Slash’s luminous opening riff to its skyscraping chorus, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was a big-hearted rock anthem with depth and an air of melancholy, demonstrating the beating heart beneath GNR’s sleaze-rock exterior. It was released as a single in June and topped the US Billboard chart. All of a sudden, Guns N’ Roses had become the biggest rock band of their generation.

Introducing…Felly

It’s not very often that hip-hop artists can say that their music blends both a New York, and LA sound. Felly, an independent and alternative hip-hop artist hailing from Trumbull, Connecticut, however, is the definition of just that. Over the course of the last eight years, Felly has found his sound and developed an enormous fan base from coast to coast.

After parting ways with 300 Entertainment, Felly returns with the release of Bad Radio, an album filled with his signature tender R&B sound with a newfound touch of indie rock.

4Ever Songs: Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Otherside’

Otherside is a song by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The single was released in early 2000 from their comeback album Californication, which was released in June, 1999.

The song was one of the first songs that the band had written together with their ex-guitarist John Frusciante. John was previously in the band from the year 1988 to 1992, and was a huge influence on the band’s core sound in the albums – Mother’s Milk and the legendary Blood Sugar Sex Magik.  

4Ever Songs: Outkast ‘Hey Ya!’

OutKast’s blend of gritty Southern soul, fluid raps, and the low-slung funk of their Organized Noize production crew epitomized the Atlanta wing of Hip Hop’s rising force, the Dirty South, during the mid to late ’90s.

Andre 3000 composed the track in 1999 and was even going to include it on Stankonia (2000), but the recording had to be postponed. The song had several working titles, including Thank God for Mom and Dad (“Thank God for mom and dad”).

4Ever Songs: The Killers ‘Human’

The Killers Day & Age was Brandon Flowers and co’s third studio album, released on 18 November 2008. The LP included the likes of Spaceman, A Dustland Fairytale and their enduring hit and stadium filler, Human.

The iconic song – which was the first track to be taken from the album – was released on 22 September 2008 and became an instant indie anthem. Over a decade later and it’s still one of the most popular tracks during their live set.

Music by Bergman: Interpol

Almost 25 years after their formation, Interpol have survived everything. Post 9/11 New York that saw them emerge as the rock saviours of the 21st century, a debut album connected to the best memories of an entire generation, the post-punk revival that they spearheaded, the revival of that revival, their imitators, the parallel projects of their members and even themselves. At this point, Interpol have dodged so many bullets that they have earned the right to make their story theirs and no one else’s. But, above all, Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino have earned the right to stretch that story as far and as long as they want: they will survive whatever comes next, and as a testimony they will give us new choruses that hurt and comfort at the same time.

Interpol have marked their return by sharing the cinematic video for new single ‘Toni’ and announcing details of their seventh album, ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’.

Divus Julius presents: ODESZA

Harrison Mills (a.k.a. Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (a.k.a. BeachesBeaches) are the members of ODESZA, an American electronic duo. They began collaborating on music in college for fun, but their debut album Summer’s Gone quickly gained traction in the underground electronic music scene. A Moment Apart, their third studio album, was released in 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. 

ODESZA continues to heal the world with their highly anticipated return. Since the release of their newest single, “The Last Goodbye,” featuring the legendary Bettye LaVette, fans have been chomping at the bit for the album. But, for now, ODESZA is keeping us occupied by releasing the official music video for the new tune.