Compared to January which genuinely seemed to last a whole two years, February has flown past, well at least personally for me. It was definitely a great month for music, and I found a bunch of new favourites, attended some incredible gigs, and continued to obsess over old classics. But rather than continuing to ramble, let’s get into the songs I was loving during February!
Best Part – Daniel Caesar ft H.E.R: This song came about when the dude who accompanied me for my recent gig, which I’ll probably write a post about soon, suggested we cover it for the set. It was probably the best suggestion ever, because it soon became one of my favourite songs, and it was a crowd favourite at the show. I had quite a few strangers and friends approaching me to tell me how much they loved it, and it’s definitely earned place in any future sets we do!
Spice Girl – Amine: I wrote an incredibly tiny blog post about this song, way back, and I continue to love it and play it way too many times for it to be healthy. It’s one of my favourites by Amine. I have so much I could say about Amine, but I don’t want to waste time and drone on and on for you.
Heebiejeebies – Amine ft Kehlani: Literal mum and dad. I love both these artists, so this song was like a blessing from above when I discovered it. I can only hope I get the chance to hear it live from the two of them. I showed one of my friends this song and he now comes into work humming it and loving it just as much as I do.
Sober – Childish Gambino: Another song that was featured in my show setlist, hence why I listened to it a ton during February. Probably one of my favourite songs by Childish Gambino ever.
Future Heroine – Ecca Vandal: If you didn’t catch my post all about Let Go Fest, stop what you’re doing, pause reading, and go check it out, to hear about my intense experience with this angel. A standout moment for this year already.
Ocean Eyes – Billie Eilish: This was my preparation song before I saw Billie Eilish live at The Howler. I’m sure everyone is the same, you just binge the music you’re about to hear live to pump you up and make sure you’re on your A game! I also did a cheeky cover of it over on my Instagram.
Edge Of Town – Middle Kids: Again, another act to come out of Let Go Fest, and another band to kick start my obsessive tendencies. I can’t recall how loudly I screamed this song out, but it was a combination of Ecca’s entire set, this particular song and some Gang of Youths (which I am surely about to get to) that really ensured I had no voice whatsoever the following Sunday.
The Heart Is A Muscle – Gang Of Youths: Arguably, my favourite song from Gang Of Youths. I have received several Snapchats from one of my friends zooming into my username on the sidebar of Spotify and asking if I’m alright, considering listened to this one song for three days straight. I’m fine.
Grows Old – Thirdstory: I knew of Thirdstory, I just never really delved too deep into their music, and I can’t for the life of me remember how I came about this song but God bless that I did. It nearly made me cry, it’s so beautiful, please give it a listen. The harmonies continue to give me shivers, no matter how many times I listen to it.
Counting Sheep – SAFIA: This song is linked directly to a moment at Let Go Fest (yet again, I’m sorry), of lifting my best friend Jess up onto my shoulders for half of it, and then probably the height of the apple ciders where no-one actually cared for anything but the music. Such a trippy song though, give it a listen.
My Love Is Gone – SAFIA: See above.
End Of Time – Ecca Vandal: This is one of the Ecca songs that I wasn’t extremely familiar with, but after watching her sing it live, I could not contain how much I loved it, and it’s been a new fave.
My Boy – Billie Eilish: I feel like everyone can relate to this, but I usually go into a concert or gig with one song that I need to hear and am just waiting for in anticipation, and I leave absolutely in love with a completely different song. This was my leaving song. I always loved it, but hearing Billie sing it live, and seeing her energy connecting to the insane crowd made me appreciate it ten times more.
Pineapple Skies – Miguel: Believe it or not, but I’ve barely listened to Miguel’s recent album, and this is the only song I’ve bothered to listen to more than once. This song makes me immensely happy. The start is so light and airy, but then his voice is like a literal kick in the guts and I’m not mad about it at all.
Mistake – Middle Kids: Please refer to ‘My Boy – Billie Eilish’ for an in-depth explanation of my feelings towards this song. I heard this song, and somehow learnt the chorus after the second time they sang it, and spent the rest of the song screeching the lyrics I knew from the front of the mosh pit while trying not to get my ribs crushed from the barrier and that my friends, is a mood.
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA: No-one, say a word about Black Panther because I haven’t seen it yet, and aside from Ragnarok, I’ve never been so excited for a Marvel film in my entire life. The fact that Kendrick also produced the soundtrack makes me very happy and I would definitely appreciate the Grammy he deserves because of it.
Let Me Down Easy – Gang Of Youths: Another song from the absolute legends. They have 100% been the go-to for the entire month of February and I’m not mad about it. This is my second favourite song and my family don’t appreciate me screaming the lyrics whenever it’s on, which is often.
Magnolia – Gang Of Youths: Surely you don’t need another explanation?
Confidently Lost – Sabrina Claudio: Yo. Okay. Dudes. This song, this girl, this voice, I’ve lost my mind. She is currently one of my all time favourite female singers and I literally only actually listened to her music for the first time earlier this month. I wrote a whole post about Sabrina Claudio and how much I love her.
Ugotme – Omar Apollo: After a huge Rex Orange County binge, I set about creating one of my new favourite playlists, ‘a mood‘ on Spotify. Songs when you want to chill in your room with old guitars, smooth vocals, a little indie vibe and that old tape recording sound effect a few artists have thrown onto their tracks. Enter, Omar Apollo and this specific song. This song is the accumulation of all the things I love; smooth as heck vocals, a sweet guitar, a low, chill beat, and incredible harmonies. Never mind that it’s just over two minutes long, but it’s everything I’ve ever needed.
Again – Kehlani: Lani did it to me again, and since releasing Honey, she’s released Again, another acoustic slap. This song is emotional as shit, and I’m so here for it. The song really shows how good of a singer Kehlani truly is, which can kinda get a little lost in her other more hyped songs. This was a favourite this month.
10,000 Hours – PRETTYMUCH: If you missed my post about PRETTYMUCH, definitely give that a read so you’re up to speed before listening to this tune. It’s the latest release from the boyband and I love it. Not as much as Open Arms, but it’s up there. It’s the hype you expect from them, and the RnB vocals that I’ve come to love.
Obsessed – Maggie Linderman: I found this song while binging Genius ‘Behind The Lyrics’ videos on YouTube and she came on autoplay. She explained the song really well and it seemed cool so I had a listen and now I love this song. She’s definitely improved a lot since what I heard from her when she featured with The Vamps.
Mine – Bazzi: I feel like everyone knows this song, whether you know the singer or the name. It’s everywhere, on the radio, on the internet, on Instagram and I kinda of love it, kind of hate it. But there’s no denying, I listened to it a lot during February.
So that my friends was what I was listening to during the month of February. You can find all of them on Spotify, and majority of them are also on my 365 playlist for 2018. I’d love to hear what songs you were listening to this month, I’m always on the lookout for new music, but you knew that already.