New Light

I’m not good at keeping up on all the latest music trends. I can’t even remember the last time I went to a concert (unless you count a middle school band concert). But my friends and family (special thanks to Jay, Elliot, Brooke, and Dylan) help to keep me at least a little informed about what’s happening in the world of popular music.

So, one song that I’ve gotten hooked on lately has been John Mayer’s “New Light.” (See the YouTube video above). I was introduced to the song through its music video and the origin story that went along with it. Even though the video is supposed to be poor quality, I think the strangeness of it is what initially made the song stick with me. Here’s the story that was posted to explain the video:

I needed to make a video for New Light but nobody could agree on a budget… So I went to a place downtown and made this with a company that usually does birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos.

@JohnMayer Instagram Account: May 4, 2018

Now, I just can’t get the song out of my head. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Sneaky genius, I think…

I’d like to know if there are any other songs like this that I need to know about. In particular, I’m currently on the hunt for songs that feature a prominent theme of “light,” to round out a full playlist to go with “New Light.” And — completely unrelated — I’m looking for songs in which robots sing (like Styx’s “Mister Roboto” or Daft Punk’s “Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger”). If you know any songs along those lines, please let me know.

I know: I’m weird. But at least it’s not a stagnant kind of weird.

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