Tunesday: “Soubour” by Songhoy Blues

Ah, my good ol’ friend Spotify Discovery Weekly does it again! Really, I’m not sponsored by Spotify, I swear! (but, hey, Spotify, if you’re interested, I’d love to work with you).

Now, I don’t usually go into a band’s origin story, but I quite like this one: Songhoy Blues formed when the soon-to-be band members were pushed out of their hometowns by Ansar Dine, a jihadist group which banned cigarettes, alcohol and music [1]. They all met while living in Bamako, the capital of Mali, and started writing “desert-blues” with a Northern Mali style to remind their fellow refugees of home.

This song makes a perfect soundtrack for walking. You will automatically picture yourself as a badass, triumphantly walking away from successfully sabotaging an Ex or a nemesis from work. Maybe you just pulled off a successful hit, and now get to celebrate with your newly acquired bounty? Soubour has hints of motivation, mixed in with the hope of a brighter tomorrow… like you know you are so smart that you can tackle everything and can solve any problem in a weird, unique, and badass way, naturally.

If you like:

  • The Velvet Underground Guitar Solos
  • Walking-like-a-bad-ass Music
  • Desert-Blues (Ooo, so cool!)
  • A wicked guitar riff and a driving beat

… then you’ll like Soubour by Songhoy Blues. Hecky, you’d probably love the whole album; it’s pretty great!

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