Mared – “Y Drefn” (The Order).

   Hey people! 🙂 

   For today, I have a beautiful song for you, the title track from Mared Williams’ last year’s album, which was deemed Welsh-language Album of the Year and from which I’ve already shared several songs because it’s really cool and very versatile musically. Mared is also someone whom I don’t think I really need to introduce on here, but for any newbies to my blog out there and people who are green in Welsh-language music, she is a young singer from Conwy, who is great at everything from jazz through pop to folk, and also rock, as part of the band Y Trŵbz. I really like this acoustic piece, and decided to share a live version of it with you. 

Rika – “Out Of Order”.

Hey people! 🙂

We had quite a dark and eerie song in this series yesterday, so let’s listen to something lighter today, and a lot more universal-sounding, but also from England. Rika is a British singer of extremely diverse heritage who seems to have gotten a lot of attention from music critics in her home country, and in particular some love from BBC Radio 1. Rika lives in London, however her father is Indian, and her mother is Serbian, from Hungary, I believe, and I’ve read about her saying that both Indian and Serbian music are dear to her heart and that she is influenced by them both.