“Snow in the Window” – Rick Aster
Has it been a loooong year? Don’t worry — things get better.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (live) – Miley Cyrus
Well, okay, I know no one was saying, “What the world really needs right now is a singer who can do a really serious rendition of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ so that we can make out all the words and reduce the song to an adolescent cliche” . . . but . . . it’s Miley Cyrus!
“Can’t Take Our Freedom” – Khaled M. featuring Lowkey
A rap that puts you on the front lines of the popular uprising in Libya. (Video includes violent and disturbing images.)
“Beyond the Sea of Lies” – White
There are times when it seems as if the whole world is breaking down and falling apart. Here’s a song by White that offers a hint of direction, a light at the end of the tunnel for times like these. (Look for the link below the “Free Downloads” heading.)
“we’re all broken sometimes (it’s gonna get better)” – Jessica Latshaw
Every February songwriters get together with the goal of writing an album’s worth of songs during the month at FAWM.org. Here is one of the standout new songs from this year’s effort, in a live recording. While you’re at it, check out a few of the thousands of other new songs that songwriters have written this month.