Being a fellow vocalist and musician, I continue to find myself a bit hard to entertain/impress in the realm of modern music… this seemingly blasé attitude I carry forth in my criticisms and evaluations of other musicians can be both detrimental and helpful (mostly helpful). With that said, I’d like to expose you to the modest [yet fervently involved] works of Mr. J. Medeiros; a devoted musical artist based in Los Angeles, but out working the world. I won’t expose you to his entire catalogue (though most of it is featured on his Bandcamp page), but I will share with you his most recent accomplishment, Saudade. A toast to the transitional phase our modern age of music is enduring, this compilation is representative of the experimentation we [music aficionados] so love in this epoch of musical diversity.
Intellectual connectivity, an occurrence jaded by the mindless pursuit of dollar bills and vacuous enjoyment, is rarely found in the audio libraries of today. As a part of the resistance, Medeiros fights to inoculate our ears by bringing global awareness and the quirks of the human condition (Saudade; a nostalgic longing for something that is unattainable or lost) to the center stage.
Without further ado, I bring you, Saudade. Enjoy the free stream on his Bandcamp page, and if you feel so obliged, do patronize this man’s diligent, honest work.
Follow the chap on Twitter, and support if you are aware and care.
*Blasé’s recommendations: Fear and Safety (featuring Bekah Wagner), Nothing Without Providence, Depression is a Liar, The Sailor, So (featuring J Kyle Gregory), and This is Not a Home.