I often find I really like the background music at restaurants. Have you ever discovered interesting, new music that way? I first noticed this at Haagen Daazs. They play a mix of Latin and jazz that I always enjoy.
I was at Starbucks with a friend recently and I couldn’t help but notice the ethereal and almost haunting sounds of “Beautiful Hell”. Take a listen here. Thanks to Shazam (and Starbucks), I found a new (to me) artist: Adna. Have you heard her before? Here is her Facebook page if you’d like to keep up with her goings on. I have to say, Starbucks definitely has Rituals beat when it comes to ambience and music.
I’ve seen her style described as melancholic, haunting, pop-folk. If any of these adjectives pique your interest, I suggest you check out her stuff on YouTube. I think some of these would be great for a contemporary dance. They are certainly lovely on a cold, rainy day and will be going into my aptly named “cold and rainy” playlist on YouTube.
Let me know what you think.