A few weeks ago I wrote about three of my favorite international bands (in my case, outside of America). I focused on Sigur Rós from Iceland, Xavier Rudd from Australia and Phoenix from France. This week, I’ve got some songs perfect for rainy days—quiet, soft & uplifting.
NorwayKings of Convenience, “I’d Rather Dance With You”
Perfect for a rainy day, don’t you think? This band always makes the cut on my winter-themed playlists.
AustraliaYouth Group, “Forever Young”
No joke: I listened to this one song on repeat during my 14-hour flight from Sydney to Honolulu. Of course, I think I was asleep most of that flight (there was no time for sleep while I was in Australia—only beer, sun & fun). I think this song got a little cliche once it made the cut onto the TV series The O.C., but whatever, I still like it.
SwedenJose González, “Heartbeats”
If this song doesn’t make you melt, then you’ve got a problem. Plus, it’s paired with one of my all-time favorite TV commercials. The images & the sounds just work perfectly together.