Foreign Language Vibe for Five playlist
It’s time for another Vibe for Five, a bite-sized look at some great music to help you get through the day. This List will highlight some excellent foreign language artists that we found in videos from the amazing COLORS Studio YouTube Channel. COLORS films performances from a wide range of exceptional music artists in a beautiful studio with, you probably guessed it, very pleasing colors in the background. You’ll definitely find some new favorite artists on this channel, and the studio has an eye for talent from all around the globe. Even if you don’t speak their languages, the soul and polished musicality of both these tracks will translate to a perfect break whenever you need it most.
The first track, ‘Illusion’, is an equal parts funky and silky smooth turn from German singer Sumpa. That’s right, it’s an all – German R&B song that manages to sound slicker than any of those try hard Romance Languages. I’ll cop to being a dumb American here and admit I was pretty surprised by how gentle the lyrics sounded when I’m used to German being one of the harsher languages to hear. His high – pitched vocals weave seamlessly in the rhythm set by the driving guitar and percussion, while luxurious piano chords and background notes keep it light and free. This song will have you wanting to download Duolingo just to croon along to the chorus, but it’s funnier the less you know, so don’t do that. The track would be a great unexpected hit to put on the queue while drinking with a few friends. They won’t see it coming but will probably quickly be dancing along.
If you liked this song, check out Sumpa’s new EP, ‘Broke in ‘21’, which includes ‘Illusion’ and five more excellent tracks.
In this encore performance in the COLORS Studio, French Singer – Songwriter Eddy de Pretto looks completely at home singing hypnotically and playing his own keyboard with no backing tracks at all. Even though I aced French in high school, the only word I understood was when he name – dropped Rihanna. Still, his melodies and flows are perfectly accessible to any layman that tries to get away with the fancy pronunciation of ‘croissant’ at the cafe. De Pretto’s relaxed stage presence is contagious even in the short span of one song, so definitely put this on if you ever need to take the edge off a rough day.
That’s all the song’s I’ve got for this week’s Vibe for Five. For those of you still dying to know a Take Five flavor pairing for these tracks, I’m more than happy to oblige. With both artists serving up songs that are groovy, fun and sweet, Sumpa’s ‘Illusion’ and Eddy de Pretto’s ‘Bateaux – Mouches’, are a dead ringer for TAKE FIVE’S Mango Hard Seltzer.