Mikky Ekko - "Mourning Doves"
There are some pop artists you herald for their ingenuity, who push the envelope of music by using unique instruments and electronic nuances. Then there are artists that just know how to write genuinely good, straight-forward pop hits that have the ability to hit us on a deeper level because they're accessible. Mikky Ekko is one of these artists and "Mourning Doves" is one of these songs. It favors an emotional message, carried by Ekko's raw vocals, instead of any gimmicks or tricks to pull you in. And it works.—Katie K.