Top 30 Songs for January 24-30, 2021

  1. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (2)
  2. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (1)
  3. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (4)
  4. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUN – MISSIO (5)
  5. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (3)
  6. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (8)
  7. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (9)
  8. DIRTY – grandson (10)
  9. LEAVE ME ALONE – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (11)
  10. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (6)
  11. THEREFORE I AM – Billie Eilish (12)
  12. HEAT WAVES – Glass Animals (13)
  13. 1ST TIME – Bakar (14)
  14. SHAME SHAME – Foo Fighters (7)
  15. THE ADULTS ARE TALKING – The Strokes (16)
  16. SOFIA – Clairo (17)
  17. COLD – Chris Stapleton (18)
  18. LEVITATING – Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby (N)
  19. HEADSTART – Jade Bird (23)
  20. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (15)
  21. BROKEN PEOPLE – almost monday (24)
  22. SATISFIED – Skar de Line (25)
  23. SLEEP – The Frontier (28)
  24. ALL ABOUT YOU – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (29)
  25. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (20) 22nd week on list
  26. SURVIVIN’ – Bastille (22)
  27. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (19)
  28. SHAME – Saboteurs (30)
  29. THE BANDIT – Kings of Leon (N)
  30. FIRE – Two Feet (N)

Top 30 Songs for January 17-23, 2021

  1. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (1) 3rd week #1
  2. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (3)
  3. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (4)
  4. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (5)
  5. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUN – MISSIO (6)
  6. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (2)
  7. SHAME SHAME – Foo Fighters (7)
  8. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (9)
  9. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (10)
  10. DIRTY – grandson (11)
  11. LEAVE ME ALONE – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (12)
  12. THEREFORE I AM – Billie Eilish (13)
  13. HEAT WAVES – Glass Animals (14)
  14. 1ST TIME – Bakar (15)
  15. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (8)
  16. THE ADULTS ARE TALKING – The Strokes (19)
  17. SOFIA – Clairo (20)
  18. COLD – Chris Stapleton (22)
  19. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (16)
  20. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (17) 21st week on list
  21. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (18)
  22. SURVIVIN’ – Bastille (21)
  23. HEADSTART – Jade Bird (23)
  24. BROKEN PEOPLE – almost monday (24)
  25. SATISFIED – Skar de Line (27)
  26. MY WAY, SOON – Greta Van Fleet (26)
  27. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring iann dior (25)
  28. SLEEP – The Frontier (30)
  29. ALL ABOUT YOU – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (N)
  30. SHAME – Saboteurs (N)

Top 30 Songs for January 10-16, 2021

  1. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (1)
  2. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (2)
  3. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (4)
  4. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (5)
  5. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (6)
  6. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUN – MISSIO (9)
  7. SHAME SHAME – Foo Fighters (7)
  8. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (3)
  9. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (10)
  10. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (11)
  11. DIRTY – grandson (14)
  12. LEAVE ME ALONE – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (15)
  13. THEREFORE I AM – Billie Eilish (16)
  14. HEAT WAVES – Glass Animals (17)
  15. 1ST TIME – Bakar (18)
  16. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (8)
  17. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (12) 20th week on list
  18. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (13)
  19. THE ADULTS ARE TALKING – The Strokes (23)
  20. SOFIA – Clairo (24)
  21. SURVIVIN’ – Bastille (22)
  22. COLD – Chris Stapleton (30)
  23. HEADSTART – Jade Bird (25)
  24. BROKEN PEOPLE – almost monday (27)
  25. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring iann dior (19)
  26. MY WAY, SOON – Greta Van Fleet (28)
  27. SATISFIED – Skar de Line (29)
  28. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (20)
  29. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (21)
  30. SLEEP – The Frontier (N)

THE FRONTIER – Single Review: “Sleep”

One of my absolute favorite indie artists is The Frontier, the music project and brainchild of singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Jake Mimikos. Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, Jake is a talented, gracious and funny guy who I’ve grown quite fond of, both as an artist and a human. Since 2015, he’s released a substantial amount of music both as a solo artist and as a band under The Frontier moniker, and we’ve been following each other on social media for nearly that long. As with many bands, the members and lineup of The Frontier have varied over the years, but for the time being, the act is now mostly a solo project.

Drawing upon elements of pop, folk, rock and electronica, his music is always pleasing and flawlessly crafted. I’ve featured him several times on this blog, most recently this past June when I reviewed his wonderful single “It’s You”. I love it so much, it spent five months on my Weekly Top 30, and turned out to be my most-streamed song of the year on Spotify. (You can read that and previous reviews by clicking on the links under ‘Related’ at the end of this post.) Now he’s back with a beautiful new single “Sleep“, and I already love it too! The track was recorded and produced by Austin Bello for Fearless Records.

Jake is an excellent guitarist, and here his layered strummed and chiming guitars are so stunning, they take my breath away. He’s also gotten quite adept at programming synths and keyboards to create lush, sparkling soundscapes, as well as layering his lovely, heartfelt vocals into a rich tapestry of harmonies. He plaintively sings of the pain and unease he feels over not knowing where he stands with another, and yearning for a little sleep to momentarily forget his troubles: “I lay awake, but I’m dreaming / I just can’t get my mind off of you / All of these stories keep repeating / I don’t know which voice to listen to / I’ve never been one to get what I want / I’m always trying too hard / It’s something that I’ve been working on / It’s always so close yet so far / But for now, til the answers are found / Got to quiet the sun to sleep.

“Sleep” is a gorgeous and deeply stirring track that’s sure to be another hit.

Connect with The Frontier: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Stream: Spotify / Soundcloud / Reverbnation / Apple Music
Purchase: Bandcamp / iTunesAmazon

Top 30 Songs for November 29-December 5, 2020

  1. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (1)
  2. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (2)
  3. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (4)
  4. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (5)
  5. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (3)
  6. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring iann dior (8)
  7. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (9)
  8. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (13)
  9. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (14)
  10. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (7)
  11. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (10)
  12. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (6) 20th week on list
  13. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (15)
  14. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (16)
  15. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (17)
  16. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (18)
  17. LETTER TO YOU – Bruce Springsteen (19)
  18. THE LET GO – Elle King (12)
  19. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (23)
  20. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (26)
  21. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (11)
  22. NERVOUS – Au Gres (25)
  23. SHAME SHAME – Foo Fighters (28)
  24. DIRTY – grandson (29)
  25. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUN – MISSIO (30)
  26. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (20)
  27. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (21) 20th week on list
  28. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (22)
  29. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (24) 22nd week on list
  30. LEAVE ME ALONE – I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 22-28, 2020

  1. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (2)
  2. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (3)
  3. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (1)
  4. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (5)
  5. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (6)
  6. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (4)
  7. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (7)
  8. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior (9)
  9. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (10)
  10. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (8)
  11. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (11)
  12. THE LET GO – Elle King (12)
  13. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (16)
  14. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (21)
  15. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (19)
  16. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (18)
  17. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (20)
  18. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (24)
  19. LETTER TO YOU – Bruce Springsteen (29)
  20. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (17)
  21. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (13)
  22. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (14)
  23. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (26)
  24. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (15) 21st week on list
  25. NERVOUS – Au Gres (28)
  26. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (30)
  27. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (22) 23rd week on list
  28. SHAME SHAME – Foo Fighters (N)
  29. DIRTY – grandson (N)
  30. CAN YOU FEEL THE SUN – MISSIO (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 15-21, 2020

  1. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (1)
  2. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (3)
  3. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (4)
  4. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (2)
  5. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (5)
  6. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (6)
  7. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (9)
  8. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (10)
  9. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior (11)
  10. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (13)
  11. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (14)
  12. THE LET GO – Elle King (15)
  13. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (7)
  14. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (8)
  15. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (12)
  16. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (19)
  17. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (18)
  18. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (20)
  19. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (21)
  20. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (24)
  21. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (25)
  22. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (17) 22nd week on list
  23. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (16)
  24. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (27)
  25. BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY – Judah & the Lion (26)
  26. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (29)
  27. FAULT LINES – Callum Pitt (22)
  28. NERVOUS – Au Gres (30)
  29. LETTER TO YOU – Bruce Springsteen (N)
  30. TROUBLE’S COMING – Royal Blood (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 8-14, 2020

  1. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (2)
  2. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (1)
  3. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (3)
  4. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (4)
  5. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (7)
  6. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (8)
  7. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (5)
  8. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (6)
  9. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (10)
  10. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (11)
  11. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior (12)
  12. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (9)
  13. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (17)
  14. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (18)
  15. THE LET GO – Elle King (19)
  16. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (13)
  17. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (14) 21st week on list
  18. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (20)
  19. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (21)
  20. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (22)
  21. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (23)
  22. FAULT LINES – Callum Pitt (15)
  23. FRIDAY NIGHT – Heist At Five featuring Francesca Confortini (16)
  24. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (27)
  25. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (28)
  26. BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY – Judah & the Lion (26)
  27. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (30)
  28. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (24) 23rd week on list
  29. SKIN AND BONES – Cage the Elephant (N)
  30. NERVOUS – Au Gres (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 1-7, 2020

  1. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (1)
  2. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (4)
  3. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (5)
  4. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (6)
  5. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (2)
  6. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (3)
  7. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (8)
  8. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (9)
  9. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (7)
  10. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (11)
  11. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (14)
  12. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior 15)
  13. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (10)
  14. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (12)
  15. FAULT LINES – Callum Pitt (13)
  16. FRIDAY NIGHT – Heist At Five featuring Francesca Confortini (18)
  17. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (20)
  18. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (21)
  19. THE LET GO – Elle King (22)
  20. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (23)
  21. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (26)
  22. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (27)
  23. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (29)
  24. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (17) 22nd week on list
  25. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (16)
  26. BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY – Judah & the Lion (28)
  27. FIRE FOR YOU – Cannons (N)
  28. CAN I BELIEVE YOU – Fleet Foxes (N)
  29. FOR SURE – Future Islands (19)
  30. THINK I’M CRAZY – Two Feet (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 25-31, 2020

  1. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (3)
  2. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (1)
  3. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (2)
  4. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (5)
  5. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (6)
  6. BLOODY VALENTINE – Machine Gun Kelly (7)
  7. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (4)
  8. ARE YOU BORED YET? – Wallows featuring Clairo (10)
  9. MARIPOSA – Peach Tree Rascals (11)
  10. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (9)
  11. GIANTS – Dermot Kennedy (12)
  12. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (8)
  13. FAULT LINES – Callum Pitt (15)
  14. COME & GO – Juice WRLD featuring Marshmello (21)
  15. MOOD – 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior 22)
  16. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (13)
  17. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (14) 21st week on list
  18. FRIDAY NIGHT – Heist At Five featuring Francesca Confortini (19)
  19. FOR SURE – Future Islands (17)
  20. IDENTICAL – Phoenix (23)
  21. TANGERINE – Glass Animals (24)
  22. THE LET GO – Elle King (25)
  23. AMOEBAS IN GLASS HOUSES – Moonlight Broadcast (26)
  24. MY FUTURE – Billie Eilish (16)
  25. WHAT YOU GONNA DO??? – Bastille featuring Graham Coxon (18)
  26. VISITOR – Of Monsters and Men (27)
  27. BURN THE VISION – Amongst Liars (28)
  28. BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY – Judah & the Lion (29)
  29. VIRUS – Vanity Fear (30)
  30. WATERMELON SUGAR – Harry Styles (20)