Picks of the Week 16W.7

By The Dartmouth Web Staff | 2/29/16 4:13am

Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite song picks of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!


Arizona (Rami x Jinio Remix) - "I Was Wrong"


Lawrence - "Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me?"

Grace Miller: You probably know Lawrence (formerly The Clyde Lawrence Band) as the amazing live band that Phi Delt brings to campus every Homecoming Saturday. They are instrumental, energetic, modern and so much fun to dance to. Clyde Lawrence attended Brown and leads the band with his sister Gracie. Lawrence is apparently a music genius--according to the Brown Daily Herald, “At five years old, Lawrence became the youngest member of the Songwriters Guild of America when his father sent his son's version of a pageant song for ‘Miss Congeniality’ to the film's producers.” The band performs great covers of ultimate throwbacks like “Hot In Herre,” as well as original songs like “Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me?” (which is honestly the most amazing thing someone could ask me). This is their latest single off of their album Breakfast which drops in March!


Banks - "Beggin for Thread"

Parker Richards: For some reason, people always focus on Banks' other songs ("Goddess") rather than this one. It's a shame, really. Although a couple years old at this point, "Beggin for Thread" is among the most upliftingly beautiful, primally well-written, toned-down and elegant pieces of music produced in the last decade. And how about that music video? Damn. The amazing monochromatic/colorless contrasts, brilliant imagery and visual storytelling perfectly accompany the song's primal elegance.


John Mayer – "Stop this Train (Live in L.A.)"

Tiantian Zhang: This week's pick is a huge throwback to high school, but the lyrics feel more pertinent than ever (especially since we're nearing finals and I find myself still trying to make sense of everything that has happened this term). Besides being so swoon-worthy, John Mayer writes some beautiful lyrics that are simultaneously complicated and relatable. Won't someone stop this train that keeps pushing me toward graduation in June?!

The Dartmouth Web Staff