Curated by Imani Wj Wright
Here at SwanoDown, we listen to a ton of music on a DAILY basis. And during these days, of course, there are standout tracks. Below you'll find the 10 compositions we feel you should check out tonight, (or soon). We find these artists to be the most cutting-edge. And oh yeah, this is in no particular order... You decide!
Compositionally elevated songs by artists like Manpreet Kundi, Chris de Sarandy, and Hannah Gail, are all featured today.

Manpreet Kundi- don't wake me (acoustic)

Ms. Kundi! The beauty of this put tears in my eyes. It's already bold enough to perform an acoustic piece, but the vulnerability in your voice can be felt from 100,000 miles aways. Keep bringing us this kind of feeling!

Henry James- El Fuego

This joint is beyond enjoyable! Aside from the funky movements and excitement all throughout "El Fuego", listening to the sheer professionalism behind these instruments is also fun.

Chris de Sarandy- Like I Don't Know You

"Like I Don't Know You" is a piece the masses will love once they get ahold of it. There isn't much here that can't be loved. Sarandy's vocal prowess, vivid songwriting, and ability to bring you into his mental space is riveting.


Dante's multi-skilled approach to his records can not be understated. Beyond the undeniable smooth and sultriness of "INSATIABLE", Dante's vocals & performance on the Sax are perfectly performed and leveled.

Hannah Gail- Simple Things

I can't be the only one who hears a bit of Adele in Gail's vocals right? I was immensely impressed with her ability to sustain notes, and write a captivating song such as "Simple Things". Hannah Gail is next level.

Hans Clavile- Springtime memories

Whether it be Spring, Winter, Fall... Hans Clavile gives a soundscape that will leave our minds some time to ponder and reminisce. Clavile does a gorgeous job of the aforementioned.

Augustus Breeze- Flea

Augustus plays up to his name on this record. This piece is as cool as a breeze and quite honestly it can give you chills with how smooth it is.

Thomas Laffont- From Mike

Listen to the pocket the drummer is in, take a listen to the funkiness of the melodies.. My gracious, this piece is the truth!

Klara Goliger- One Day

I appreciate a lot about this song. But what really gets me going is the structuring of each instrument, including the vocals. Every sound seems to be done with obvious precision and placed just right to give just the proper amount of shine.

Qerenne- Demons

When I was young, there was a rendition of 'Hush Little Baby Don't Say a Word' by Lauryn Hill which I absolutely adored. I can't quite remember what network it was, but I would wait for hours to hear it during one of their commercial breaks. The elements of that piece which touched me so dearly were the warmth of her vocals, and precision in which the lyrics were annunciated. I feel the same way here on "Demons" by Qerenne. Not to mention, the instrumentation is a treat as well.

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