Songs I Love: Empty Me Out and Call Off Your Dogs

In my last post I was talking about a song I love from the 80s, The Outfield’s “Your Love”. Today I’m talking about 2 recent songs, but ones that evoke the 60s and 70s vibe for me. The first is Liz Vice’s “Empty Me Out”. Although she gets labeled as a gospel artist, something she herself finds a little odd even though she started her singing career in church. Many people also talk about how her music evokes the early days of Motown, which is what it reminds me of. I’ve been in love with it since I first heard it a few months ago. It has a great vibe to it and I really love that era of Motown music, so I’m happy to hear it influencing music today.

I’ve also been digging Lake Street Dive’s “Call Off the Dogs”, which has more of a 70s disco vibe to it. Although I guess they’ve been around for awhile I didn’t become aware of them until their previous album Bad Self Portraits, which I really liked. It felt very different than anything else I was hearing at the time. “Call Off the Dogs” is the first single off their forthcoming album, Side Pony, due out in February. Based on this song I’m very much looking forward to it as well.


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