It’s Sunday – and you know what that means. That’s right – Apple is offering up yet another FREE single for you to download!
Hit the break for full details on this week’s FREE tracks …
iTunes Single of the Week – (UK)
This week’s single of the week is the work of Manchester‘s Bipolar Sunshine. Perhaps better known by his real name – Adio Marchant (formerly the vocalist for six-piece band, Kid British) – Marchant is a new solo artist on the scene with a sound which infuses modern indie-pop, with an intimate (yet danceable) melancholy.
With his debut EP – Aesthetics – under his new ‘Bipolar Sunshine’ moniker now available for download on iTunes for £1.79, Marchant is this weekend giving away “Rivers” – a track which the iTunes staff refer to as a “rousing introduction” to the world of Bipolar Sunshine.
Previews courtesy of iTunes.
iTunes Single of the Week – (US)
Meanwhile, this week’s FREE listen in the U.S is brought to us by Gregory Alan Isakov. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and bringing a rather sober sound to proceedings, Isakov’s lyrics are both emotionally-soaked and capturing, aiming to encapsulate the human experience – and its inevitable highs (and lows).
“Music has been a stabilizing and constant force. I’ve always had this sense about music and writing that I sort of have to do it. Like I’ll implode without it. I probably wouldn’t do it if I felt any other way,” the singer-songwriter writes on his official website.
His song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius,” but the source of his writing often remains a mystery to him. “My songs have nothing to do with me; they have a life of their own. A lot of times I won’t know what a song is about when I’m writing it. It just has a certain feeling about it.
This week’s completely FREE track – Second Chances – is the third from Isakov’s latest album, The Weatherman, and continues the overall sobering mood of the new album by asking the listener one simple question: What if you had a second chance?
The Weatherman (2013) marks Isakov’s 5th studio album, with the singer having released four albums previous to its debut, including: Rust Colored Stones (2003), Songs for October (2005), That Sea, The Gambler (2007), and most recently, This Empty Northern Hemisphere (2009).