Hi friends. I feel like I should apologise for the severe lack of posts that have been shared with y’all this month. I’m currently still in the process of trying to adapt to life with no university, no assignments, no schedule or routine and apparently it’s really kicking me in the butt. We’ll get there.
I’m also gonna apologise in advance for the lack of posts that you may see in the next few weeks as I’m actually currently overseas when this posts goes up, but that’s for another post 😉
Anyway, here we are again, where I share some of my favourite songs that I was listening to during the past month, even though you didn’t really ask.
Here’s what I was listening to in November.
Maniac – Conan Gray: What a tune. Conan Gray keeps kicking goals and getting bigger and bigger, and I’m so here for it. This is arguably my favourite song Conan has ever released, and it wouldn’t be hard to find me absolutely screaming this song from the top of my lungs each time it comes on. I’m really crossing my fingers that with all this success also comes some Australian shows so I can finally see the little bean live.
The Borders – Sam Fender: A newfound obsession with this guy. Honestly. I’ve heard so many people mention that Sam’s the Bruce Springsteen of our generation and it’s honestly not too far from it. This song especially, makes me so nostalgic for a time I have no memory of, and the story behind it is so pure and beautiful. The music video had me hooked instantly, as has every other Sam Fender music video. This one though, this one hits you in the gut, just like his voice. I still can’t get over how raw it is.
Settle – Foley: One of my best friends showed me this song. Honestly, this one is just a good one to have a groove too, and we’ve been using it as a reference track for some new music so keep an eye out …
Cautionary Tales – Jon Bellion: I don’t know what to say man. I say Jon Bellion live. That’s really it. There’s a post coming, I promise. Pinky promise. But give some time to digest it still, cheers.
Fake Heartbreak – Audrey Mika: Another absolute legend who keeps growing and finding more success. It’s one of those situations where you want someone to remain your little secret, but you also can’t help but be so happy for the all the recognition and success they’re getting and Audrey Mika is the epitome of that sentiment. She recently signed to RCA, and my jaw literally dropped when I saw the post. I’m so excited to see what comes from her in the near future. If this song is any indicator, I’m so, so keen, and you should be too.
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa: Oh my god. I haven’t been this excited about a Dua song since New Rules came out. Wowee, remember when I wrote about that? Ages ago. Deep dive into the vault type stuff. But if we’re talking about this song, I’m obsessed. I love it. The disco, the cow bell, the bass, oh my god, there’s nothing about this song I could fault. Right up my alley, and I love this new Dua Lipa sound.
True Lovers – Holy Holy: I got to see Holy Holy for a review I did, and they were honestly so ethereal and atmospheric, it didn’t matter that I didn’t know every single word to every single song. The songs I did know were that much better, but the entire concert was so energetic. This song in particular was the one I was waiting for, and it did not disappoint.
Brown Eyed Lover – Allen Stone: Allen Stone really hit us with new music these last few months, but I’ve just been loving going through his archives and listening to all his music. This one is a song that I keep coming back to, over and over again. It’s 100% that guitar line, I think it just hits in just the right spots and mixed with the drums and the backing vocals, and then Allen Stone’s smooth voice, every pocket is filled, and it’s perfect.
Hit Me Up – Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike, Kenny Beats: If we’re talking about filling every pocket of sound possible, let’s talk about this song. I’m finally getting to see Omar Apollo live in 2020 at Laneway Festival, and I cannot wait. I’ve been loving him for a couple years, and then to see he was releasing a song with Dominic Fike and Kenny Beats? Christmas early tbh. This song is so slanky and groovy, and I reckon it’s one of Omar’s best vocal performances.
Overwhelming – Jon Bellion: Holy moly. Jon performed this song as part of the encore, and it went off. I lost my voice entirely during that concert, but this song genuinely had me in tears.
Drink Drink – The Grogans: I also got to see The Grogans the night after Jon, and it was such a welcomed switch up. There was crowd surfing three songs into the set, fans jumping up on stage to sing back-up, the gnarliest death pit I’ve ever seen, and everyone had the best time ever. This song was so fun to sing along to.
Baby I’m Yours – Breakbot ft Irfane: TikTok got me. This song. This song really hooked me straight away and I had to cave and add it to my playlist. It’s so fun!!! You can’t blame me.
King’s Dead – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future: Again. I blame TikTok. But also, it’s Kendrick so I can’t blame TikTok entirely. This song just has you pumped up straight away. It’s been a very welcomed addition to my gym playlist.
everything i wanted – Billie Eilish: I feel like the world really jumped on this one when Billie released it, and for good reason. It’s so different to what she usually puts out, but it also fits her and Finneas so perfectly. I love it. When the bass kicks in? Perfect. Can’t fault.
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles: Yo. When I tell you I was shook hearing this…I was shook. I didn’t even know it was out. I don’t know how I missed it, but my little sister was playing it a couple hours after it was out and I had to ask if it was who I thought it was and I flipped out. I love it.
Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwunaka: I love this song. So much. The backing vocals make me super nostalgic, and Michael Kiwunaka has such a beautiful voice. Everything just blends together super perfectly in this song and I think everyone needs to hear this once in their life.
Hurts – Joy Crookes: My gal Crookesy. Love her. Love this song. She really did that.