We personalize absolutely everything in life this day and age. From the clothes we buy to the food we eat to pretty much everything else, we manipulate what, where, and how we take it all in. Oh, and we wield the power to do so in our fingertips. While it's an incredible part of the digital age to be able to choose whatever media source you want, when one has the ability to infinitely personalize, do we actually broaden our perspectives or cater to them? Sometimes I feel that we miss out on the street corner-style of intaking media where whole neighborhoods and towns would pick up the same newspaper, read the same news regardless of political affiliation, have conversations standing on similar ground, and potentially understand each other more. If there is a musical equivalent to the street corner-style of intaking media, that equivalent is Hillydilly.
The Canadian-based blog, founded by Chad Hillard, features new music postings every single day complete with write ups, social media links, and one of my favorite parts - a flag of the artist's country to tell you where they are from. Aside from new music every single day, the blog has a strong playlist game (i.e. 'Backyard BBQ Vibes' & 'Australia Knows') and you can even make an account for free where you can save songs and create your own playlists. What really sets this music blog apart from the rest is it's unique street corner feel. When it comes to genre, Hillydilly does not discriminate and the small staff of writers hand-select and screen each song that comes through their hands. Their writers are from all around the world to ensure a non-biased curation. The music posted speaks for itself, for one can find music from all parts of the world on Hillydilly.
And speaking of the music, well, it's amazing and it's free. From unknown artists with 200 followers on Soundcloud to the heavy hitters of today, Hillydilly is sure to be on top of all releases that are, well, amazing. Where Hillydilly, again, sets themselves apart is their coverage (and debuts) of the freshest up and coming artists. If you are a person that often says, "I knew [insert band name] before they were big," or if you've ever wanted to be that person look no further, Hillydilly is for you. And that's not even their mantra, Hilly is purely about adding value to life via great music - something they feel "everyone deserves to have." Here at Loose, we agree and that is why Hillydilly is a blog we love <3.