The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 12.18 – 12.22.17

​​Today’s Top Tune features five new songs just for you! Check out an acoustic love song by Son Little and new work from the late great Sharon JonesPenguin Prison gets political with a dance beat. Legendary House producer Louie Vega says goodbye to 2017 with a few dates in NYC. And The Barr Brothers recruit the luscious harmonies of Lucius. ​

Monday, Dec 18

Son Little: “Mad about You”

Son Little ​earned a Grammy Award for his work with the iconic Mavis Staples. His knowledge of American blues and soul runs deep, which allows him to create something new that feels familiar. Mad about You is an acoustic song that can break your heart in the most beautiful way.

Tuesday, Dec 19

Sharon Jones: “Matter of Time”

We recently received an unexpected gift: Sharon Jones’s last studio album which was recorded while battling cancer. Capturing her strength, vocal prowess and her power as a performer, the album is a testament to Jones’ life and career. We’re happy to share the title track, Matter of Time.

Wednesday Dec 20

Penguin Prison: “Turn It Up”

​Pondering why some people try to prevent others from leading the lives they chose, Penguin Prison wrote a song about it. Turn It Up reminds us not to give up.​ “Does it have to be a fight just to live life any way you want?… It’s not loud enough, turn it up,”

Thursday, Dec 21

Louie Vega: “The World Is a Family” (feat. Josh Milan)

​2017 has been a good year for one of the godfathers of the global dance scene, Louie Vega. The living legend has recently been nominated for a Grammy Award. Plus, he’s written a stand out track providing an uplifting message in The World Is a Family, featuring Josh Milan.

Friday, Dec 22

The Barr Brothers: “Defibrillation” (feat. Lucius)

​A band’s third album can be crucial. But ​Montreal folk rockers ​​The Barr Brothers — led by siblings Brad and Andrew Barr​ — up their game with a genre-defying album that starts with the gentle sound of Defibrillation featuring the harmonies of Lucius.