This week was full of surprises and comebacks. Mumford & Sons dropped a surprise EP "Johannesberg." Bastille released his comeback song. And Sigur Ros released their most ambitious project "Route One." Overall, we saw some really soulful music being released this week.
"Elegy For The Arctic" by Ludovico Einaudi
Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi performed this haunting instrumental while sitting next to a melting glacier in the Arctic Ocean. Yes, you heard that right! This performance was in collaboration with Greenpeace in an attempt to spread awareness about protecting the Arctic Ocean.
"Words" by Birdy
Birdy's latest album "Beautiful Lies" is quite an emotional masterpiece. The piano-based ballads from the record can lift up your spirits or transport you into a poignant stupor. "Words" is one of them.
"Wona" by Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons' surprise collaborative EP "Johannesberg" has won rave reviews. A part of the EP, "Wona" features collaborations by Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg.
"Night Owl" by Metronomy
British electronic music group Metronomy is gearing up to release their fifth studio album "Summer 08." This song is the second single from the album.
"Good Grief" by Bastille
Bastille's second album "Wild World" will be released this year. "Good Grief," the lead single of the album, has soulful melodies and a peppy rhythm that can get your foot tapping in no time.
"Óveður" by Sigur Ros
One of the special things of this song is that it was played on loop on Sigur Ros's ambitious 24-hour live stream "Route One." It was released with a bizarre music video the very next day.
"Avalanche" by Bring Me The Horizon
"Avalanche" is from Bring Me The Horizon's 2015 album "That's The Spirit." It is one of the heavier tracks of the album, which is otherwise filled with soulful tracks.