Noosa – Walk On By (Album Version) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Walk On By

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

Now that we’re fully rested from a glorious weekend, we’re ready to bring you yet another song from Noosa’s upcoming album, Wonderland. Dropping tomorrow, we’ve already shown you almost everything from this stellar nine song collection, but we still have two more posts to go.

Before you get started with your comments on how ‘Walk on By’ has already been released, take a moment to listen carefully. This version has been edited a bit for a music video cut. So, while it might not be something brand new, we all have a music video to look forward to soon, which is always a plus.

Originally released back in 2013, this song caught the attention of the blogosphere rather quickly, racking up nearly a half a million plays. Not to mention it also had absolutely stunning remix that came along later via Sound Remedy, which amassed over 1.5 million plays.

It’s to the point now where people can easily identify this song within the first five seconds, based solely on the powerful piano chords that walk the song in. When paired up with Sky’s powerful lovelorn lyrics, this song is one that has made it’s way into the hearts of many, and with good reason.

That wraps it up for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with the last (and our favorite) song from the album!

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Noosa – Golden One [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Golden One

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As we approach the end of the week, we’re putting the breaks on dropping two premieres a day, in an order to give you something to look forward to throughout the weekend. If you have no idea what that means, click here to check out the first six songs from Noosa’s upcoming LP, Wonderland, which we’ve been premiering all week long.

Today we’re serving up a cinematic and melodic tune from this LA-based vocalist. “The Golden One” reminds us a lot of what we’ve heard from Noosa in previous works, providing us with a memorable chorus that cascades across a twinkling piano and uplifting sections of strings. It definitely follows the same vein as the rest of the album as well, which we realize was very well thought out by both Sky and producer Mickey Valen. While it’s not a concept album by any means, it’s still a very cohesive effort.

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Noosa – Sail [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Sail

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

When it comes to capturing the true essence of summer, few songs can match the effervescence of Noosa’s “Sail.” After first captivating our hearts back in the summer of 2012, the single has been re-tooled and re-mastered in preparation for the release of Noosa’s upcoming Wonderland LP. Sharing the same whimsical charm as the version we fondly remember from two years back, Sky’s delightfully airy vocals will having you begging for release from your daily 9 to 5, and racing to grab the first seat on a ship bound for paradise.

So why not abandon what you’re doing,  and join Noosa on a trip to Wonderland when the LP drops on May 20th. Just make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen when you do.

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Noosa – Forest Lane [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Forest Lane

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As you slowly rolled out of your bed today, we were already hard at work planning out the next two premieres from Noosa’s upcoming album, Wonderland. Today’s first feature brings you a slightly more up-tempo take in comparison to what we’ve been sending your way the past few days.

Producer Mickey Valen did a bang up job on this track, giving it a soundscape that’s familiar, yet stands apart from the rest of the album. Experiencing both the calming vocal verses from Sky paired perfectly with luscious layers of strings, and the driving percussion work during the choruses, we’re left quite fond of the varying soundscapes in “Forest Lane.”

Check back later today to catch the other premiere from Wonderland!

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[Throwback] Len – Steal My Sunshine (Remastered Anniversary Edition)

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Alcopop! Records
Steal My Sunshine [Remastered Anniversary Edition]

In celebration of the 15 year anniversary of arguably one of the greatest summer hits, Alcopop! is re-releasing Len’s ‘Steal My Sunshine.’ If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll know that summer is my absolute favorite season. You might even argue that I don’t belong in Denver, where summer is only three months long.

Regardless of that very accurate fact, I love flip flops, sunnies and jamming out with my windows down. Now that Alcopop! has released their hundredth tune , I’ll gladly cycle this back into my playlists. After all, it is an all-time summer classic.

Pour yourself a cocktail, fire up the BBQ and get ready for some solid throwback action.

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Noosa – Stranger [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Stranger

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As we continue down this path of slowly releasing each song from Noosa’s LP, Wonderland, we’re bringing you a song that we battled with. Not that we didn’t absolutely love the sound of ‘Stranger’, but we couldn’t put our finger on what it was about. Is she talking about her love life? Maybe it’s a relative who recently passed away? Well, we were wrong. Here’s what Sky had to say about the song’s meaning:

Nothing fell and there was definitely no earthquake. His roommate lou in the other room didn’t feel it, but we definitely did.
Then a bit later the big telephone pole outside the apartment fell down! We were definitely creating something powerful through our music in that moment. We felt some unseen help in the studio that day and it was beautiful!

That wraps up today’s premieres. Look for two new Noosa tracks tomorrow!

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Noosa – Love [TMN PREMIERE]

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Noosa
Love

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

The next track we have for you on the Wonderland LP is “Love”. The fact that this record is titled “Love” will give you a bit of insight on what Noosa puts in to their music. As always, Sky’s lyrics have a soul piercing manner to them and Mickey Valen’s composition backs the track up perfectly. Within seconds of turning on “Love” I was hooked, and we’re positive you will be as well! The percussion really keeps the energy rising throughout the record, and the luscious harmonies in the background fill in the spaces to create an all around exquisite track.

Stay checking back with The Music Ninja for the next track from the Wonderland LP!

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