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 such as April Chung, Rytas, and HeyThatsMyDrink, are all featured today.

April Chung– He Talks Impromptu

This piece takes you everywhere. You're on the run, up a hill, down a hill.. Here comes panic.. here comes joy... April Chung displays her brilliant storytelling abilities through keys on 'He Talks Impromptu'.

Circus Mind- West End Road

A bit of Broadway with a little touch of a star-studded musical? That's the amalgamation of sound I hear on this record. From top to bottom, the energy of 'West End Road' is nonstop and you can't help but live a bit vicariously through the performers on this.

Rytas- Kai Vasara Neisbaigia

There's an innate beauty within sweet brevity. Rytas provides us with a composition that sprouts warmth and comfort. It's the kind of piece you can leave on rotation and never become inattentive of its admirable subtly.

HeyThatsMyDrink- Coffee

I must've listened to this record 18-20 times before writing this. It is so easy to get caught in the grasp of 'Coffee'. Every sound from the vocals to the instrumentation is memorizing. And the length of the piece leaves you in a circular trance. Relax for a second and get a taste of HeyThatsMyDrink's 'Coffee'.

Dyno Project- Dyno's Gumbo

This has such a highly professional sound/tone to it. The action and crisp performance of the instruments could be played at Rusty Scupper, or a huge Jazz fest. The effect that this level of musicianship has on the ears can not be understated.

Dinner in America- Piano Song

When I first saw this name, I immediately thought of Supertramp's classic album, Breakfast in America. Intrigued, I began to listen, and noticed immediately this voice is not an ordinary one. In fact, one could describe it as an acquired taste. As time went on, I became more acclimated with the mentioned vocals, and had an enjoyable experience. I greatly appreciate an aberration from the norm.

Anne Suzanne- Parallel Universe

The rhythms are sheer smoothness of this piece are beyond nice to listen to. You can feel them all throughout your speakers. Suzanne's voice is giving us just enough, but not too much to put the cherry on top of 'Parallel Universe'.

Kevin George- Cash In The Club

Even among an instrumental that has the ability to take the forefront of a song, George's voice glides and sits superior on 'Cash in the Club'.

Circle- Lucy

Circle gives us a display of songwriting and performance that feels stripped back, vulnerable, and humble.

Steve Luck- Blue Dot

This piece has an element of tranquility that eases the soul and can be used to add a calmness to many rooms. Enjoy.

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