The Happy Unfortunate is offering their newest album, “No Time to Sleep” for any price you think the album is worth. So, if you don’t want to pay, you can name “0” as your price. But I think this album deserves to be paid for.
The opening track opens with the following quote (which, by the way, I am absolutely in love with):
“There was this man who was trying to push music constantly past him. Even music that he loved. And he said to me, ‘Keith you know why I don’t play ballads anymore.’ And I said, ‘No.’ And he said, ‘Because I love playing ballads so much.’ That’s the sign of an artist. Because, he has to be conscious enough to see that even what he loves has to move.“
I love this quote because it challenges the way people listen to music today. It seems as if everyone “loves music”.You can’t “love” music, and only listen to a fraction of what’s out there. If you really loved music, if you really cared for it, then you’d at least be open to listening to sounds you aren’t comfortable with.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a soothing jazz and hip hop album, this is it: