Congratulations! If you’re reading this you not only made it through the end of the week but you also have a great taste in radio stations. If this is your first time tuning in, every weekday we entrust Gini Mascorro, KXT’s Music Director, to hand-select that perfect tune to soundtrack your day. Like our station’s sound, we take a dash of new music and sprinkle in some classics to bring about the perfect mix of discovery and nostalgia. You can hear the Song Of The Day every weeknight at 8pm. Here, we have recapped them and made a playlist so you can take them with you wherever you are.
MONDAY, 4/26/21: Yola – Diamond Studded Shoes
In a press release, Yola shared that “Diamond Studded Shoes” intends to “calls on us to unite and turn our focus to those with a stranglehold on humanity.” This song not only has a great message but it does so while inspiring us to get up and groove with its upbeat tempo. Here, with her pipes of power and production assist from The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach, Yola delivers this new riff-laden and a rather timely one-two punch.
TUESDAY, 4/27/21: The Chemical Brothers – The Darkness That You Fear
“Let your heart see the colors all around you/And the darkness that you fear/Will disappear.” One can never go wrong with a new song featuring samples from The Bugaloos and the Soul Brothers Six, courtesy of the Grammy-winning Chemical Brothers.
WEDNESDAY, 4/28/21: John Legend & Brittany Howard – Darkness And Light
Possessing two of the most electrifying voices in music, John Legend and Brittany Howard deliver the chemistry and bring to life the transformative experience of letting go and getting lost in the light of love in this 2016 soul-stirrer.
THURSDAY, 4/29/21: Willie Nelson – Blue Skies
If anyone can turn our cloudy skies from gray to blue, it’s our favorite Lone Star ambassador, whose 88th birthday feels like an official state holiday. Willie Nelson’s wistful take on Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” personifies the promise of brighter days ahead.
FRIDAY, 4/30/21: Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
“Remember your dream is your only scheme/So keep on pushin’.” Unshackle yourself from the week, take a deep breath, and congratulate yourself because you’ve made it! Your Friday motivation, courtesy of the legendary Curtis Mayfield.
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