December is a month in which you either entrap yourself completely with the glitter, glamour and gifts, or it’s a month in which you leave your subconscious constantly wondering about what the new year will bring. Regardless, it’s a busy time for everyone, and the days feel incredibly short. Apologies go out to my avid reads for avoiding the blogosphere this month. Just because I wasn’t writing about it, doesn’t mean my ears weren’t constantly listening. I am compiling a MegaMix of the music that’s been coming through my speakers this month, and it shall drop December 30th (Monday of course). Also, as per the end of 2013, I am creating a list of my Top 25 Albums of this year, so stay tuned for that as well. For now, it dawned on me that quite a few artists gave away free projects this month, so here are 5 that I have been in heavy rotation. Enjoy
As you probably know by now, AHM shows Ryan Hemsworth a whole lot of love, because it’s due. So naturally, when the Halifax native releases a free project, he gets his own post. Still Awake features 7 tracks, six of which are original compositions, with one remix included. Hemsworth paints to most vivid of soundscapes full of dreams, clear skies, fluffy clouds, sunsets, and anything else that comes to mind in relation to complete bliss. So hop in that cruiser for a night drive, plug in those headphones for that cram session or gaze at the stars and press play on Still Awake. If you happen to be sleeping on this gentleman, wake up!