Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 18

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 18

Hello hello!!

Here I am with some more songs I’m obnoxiously assuming you may never have heard, obnoxiously declaring that you should have heard them. I hope you like them and can excuse me being obnoxious.

Locked In – Elujay
Worth – Kwaku Asante
Royal Blood – Louis Futon, Keiynan Lonsdale
I’ll Find You – Lecrae, Tori Kelly
Gasoline – Alpine
Boy – Gymnastics in the Seventies
ComeMyWay – JSPH
Good Love – 11:11
Fools And Their Gold – PLGRMS
All The Snow Is Gone – Sniffle Party
Dirty Harry – SAYGRACE
Stay Tru – Mereba
Mona Lisa – Monte Booker, Naji
Wander – Tim Atlas
Chasing Parties – Sasha Sloan
Shadows – Slip-On Stereo, TRQS
Hands – Brandt Orange 
Sorrows – BLESSED 
Ohio – Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Gary Clarke Jr.
Sweet Jane – Garrett Kato
There’s A Honey – Pale Waves

There you go! Hopefully you were able to find something you liked and add it to your playlists! Let me know if you did in the comments below! 

x

Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 19

Very Specific Pt. 19

Hello hello and welcome back!

So today’s post is another Very Specific post!

I had a goal for 2019, which was to read 50 books. Looking back, it was pretty ambitious, and I’m nowhere near even 20. What made me think that in my third year of uni, the busiest year of life in terms of work, studies and music, I’d be able to smash out 50 books?

My to-be-read piles continue growing, and I say ‘piles’ as in plural because it’s gotten to the point where I’ve run out of surfaces to put my books and am now stacking new ones on the floor, much to my mother’s dismay.

So with that in mind, this very specific playlist, is a playlist for having in the background, while you’re reading. I’ve done one for studying before, and I will argue that they’re two very different things. The music I listen to when I study and the music I listen to when I read, do not in any way come from the same playlist.

Hopefully you find some tunes to throw on in the background when you pick your next book up – I’d also love to know what you’re reading at the moment! Let me know in the comments! 

tick tock – Nohidea
slow it down – Guru Griff
Journey – Flavors, Two Sleepy
coco – Oatmello
Hello, Is This Your House? – Explosions In The Sky, David Wingo
Flowers – The Deli
You – Petit Biscuit
Keep On – Alfa Mist
Amsterdam in the Spring – Simon Jefferis
Man Like You – Tom Misch
Affection – Jinsang
Intro (Santa Barbara) – Box Dreams
tuscano – tides.
Recovery – Jon Hopkins
Again – Wun Two
When Sunny Gets Blue – McCoy Tyner
by my side – Flavors, Two Sleepy

x

Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 17

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 17

Hey team! Hope you’re all enjoying the first few weeks of 2020! I know I am, though we’ve mainly been working and trying to find some spare time to…chill? I haven’t done these in a while and December was a huge month of discovery for me in terms of music, so I thought it was fitting that I started the year off with some more new music for you to discover too!! Hopefully you find something you like within this list, let me know if you do! 

Subside – Eloise
Once Upon A Time – Jeff Bernat
Cigar – Tamino
Knowledge of Selfie – Jay Daniel
Bad Guy – Niykee Heaton
Good Company – KYE

Sweet Soul – alayna
Goldchains – Tyde Levi
Me & You – HONNE, Tom Misch
You Ain’t The Problem – Michael Kiwanuka
Under Your Skin – Sasha Keable
Wild Girl – Kito, Empress Of
Summa – Peach Tree Rascals
I Don’t Wanna Be Okay Without You – Charlie Burg
Add The Bassline – Jordan Rakei
Where Do You Go – Yebba
Simple Love – Lindsey Lomis
Have Mercy – Eryn Allen Kane 
Try A Little Tenderness – Pip Milett
Rocket – Elli Ingram
Livid – ELIZA 

There you go! What do you think? There are some super beautiful songs on this list, and I’ve had most of these on replay since the end of November, so hopefully you find a few to add to your playlists.

x

Priya

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Sri Lanka // Some Film and Some Music

Hello friends!

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had an amazing few last days of 2019, and are having an amazing first few days of 2020. I know I’m aiming to make 2020 a year of experiences and growth, if those can be classified as very broadly defined resolutions??

I’m huge on experiencing stuff, and one of my favourite things is experiencing new places, or just something different to the norm. I love going away whether it’s with my family or my friends, and I’m hoping to do heaps more in 2020. Fingers crossed.

In line with that, I thought I’d share some of my favourite film shots I took on my Pentax on the last holiday I went on, to Sri Lanka with my family over November and December. It was a short one for our standards, just over two weeks, but we saw and did so much in those two weeks, that Sri Lanka is easily up there with one of my favourite places in the world. It’s one of the few places I’ve traveled that I can see myself moving to or spending a couple of months living. I also thought, as this is a music blog, I’d share with you a playlist of some songs I listened during the drives around the beautiful, tiny little country.

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Subside – Eloise
Morning Dew – Matthew Quinten
Show Me How – gem
Gloria – The Lumineers
CYH – Audrey Mika
Sweet Time – Raveena

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Where Do You Go – Yebba
Easy – Mac Ayres
Let’s Fall In Love for the Night – FINNEAS
Ice Cream Sundae – Inhaler
Fool For You – Snoh Aalegra
You, Dear – Eloise

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Like Someone In Love – Bruno Major
It Runs Through Me – Tom Misch, De La Soul
How Deep Is Your Love – PJ Morton

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Have Mercy – Eryn Allen Kane
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Frozen – Sabrina Claudio

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Y U Gotta Be Like That – Audrey Mika
Peach Pit – Peach Pit
Castles – Freya Ridings
Solita – Kali Uchis
Vain – KIRBY

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Priya

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Spotify Wrapped: 2019

Spotify Wrapped: 2019

Hello hello!!

I’m sure you all expected this to be popping up on your Readers at one point or another, but I thought I’d drop in (I know, I’m shocked at my presence here as well), to share what I’m sure you’ve already heard all about, my 2019’s Spotify Wrapped.

I think this is the third year that I’m doing this post, if you’d like to check out how my music listening tastes have changed (or haven’t changed *ahem Jon Bellion*) in those three years, you can find the post for 2017 HERE and 2018 HERE.

However, we’re here to talk about Spotify Wrapped for 2019! As is the same since last year, Wrapped was everywhere. I didn’t see anything else for a solid two days since I was in a different time zone than usual when it dropped, and I genuinely loved seeing what people listened to. I also nearly teared up each time someone sent me a screenshot of their Wrapped that somehow managed to include some of my music in it as well.

I loved all the new stats and information they shared in this one, and considering it’s 2019, I was super impressed with the decade wrap up as well!

If you checked out your Spotify Wrapped – let me know!! I’d love to hear how yours panned out, what music you were listening to during the year and some of your impressive stats!

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Honestly. Pretty spot on for my top artists, 2 through 5. Taking any guesses for my number one artist of the year???

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I feel like I could definitely improve here! I sound like I’m marking my own homework, but next year one of my music listening goals is to really branch out geographically with what I listen to.

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comethru – JeremyZucker // Caramelo Duro – Miguel // Audrey – Running Touch // Carried Away – H.E.R // Cautionary Tales – Jon Bellion // Casio – Jungle // Ups & Downs – Shevaun // Softly – Tash // Sea Blue – BLOXX // Crave You – Flight Facilities

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Character development.

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Are we surprised???

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Happy Holidays … Here’s Some Music

Happy Holidays … Here’s Some Music

Hi friends. I hope you’re all well and thriving!

I’ve had a notable absence on here for the last couple of weeks, but I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll find a bit of time to get some of my drafts finessed and cleaned up for you soon.

I can’t believe the end of 2019 is here. Like…how? Why? Where did it go? I’m honestly so confused as to how fast and quick this entire year has gone by. I swear it was February, and I was hanging out in Rye with my friendsand at music festivals literally … last week.

However, I’m super excited for 2020. Probably more excited than I ought to be. That said, I’m trying to have a great December and make the most of what little of 2019 we have left.  My friend and I have been doing heaps of gigs so far this month, we have a few already lined up for January, and our band is moving super well. We’ve got so many new songs, I’m honestly so excited for what’s to come. On top of that, I graduated from university, so there’s that too. Just a lot going on really. I’ve been working and finishing up last minute Christmas shopping. Any spare moment I have, honest to God, is spent taking naps. I pink promise you, that’s all I’ve been doing in my spare time and I’m still exhausted.

Hopefully, a playlist of some Christmas tunes will help out!

This Christmas: Chris Brown
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
8 Days Of Christmas – Destiny’s Child
What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
Jingle Bells – Michael Buble, The Puppini Sisters
Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC
Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Run Rudolph – Chuck Berry
Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Last Christmas – Wham!
Give Love On Christmas Day – John Legend
Shake Up Christmas – Train
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
One More Sleep – Leona Lewis
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley, Martina McBride
Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Buble
Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga

Hopefully I’ve stocked you up with plenty of songs to play on Christmas eve and Christmas day. I know I’m super excited to blast them through the house. It’s always a fun juxtaposition celebrating Christmas in Australia, yet singing along and playing countless Christmas classics that talk about snow and cold weather, yet they never lose their magic or energy. It’s a Christmas thing I guess.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays everyone!

x

Priya

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Mark x Calvin // Kings Of The Collab

Mark x Calvin // Kings Of The Collab

Hi friends!

Today’s post is a fun one. It’s another playlist, but it’s dedicated to two kings.

It’s no secret by now that I’m a huge fan of Mark Ronson and Calvin Harris, both amazing producers respectively. Not only have they released their music on their own, but they also have a knack for releasing some of the best collaborations to ever exist, and in my eyes, the roster of featuring artists shared between these two make them the absolute best at what they do.

So that’s why, for today’s post I’m going to be sharing the ultimate Mark x Calvin playlist, with some of my favourite collaborations released by each of them.

Nothing Breaks Like A Heart – Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus
Slide – Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
Faking It – Calvin Harris, Kehlani
Valerie – Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson
Late Night Feelings – Mark Ronson, Lykka Li
One Kiss – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
Blame – Calvin Harris, John Newman
Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Mark Ronson ft Yebba
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Feels – Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean
Ooh Wee – Mark Ronson, Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife and Saigon

Obviously, there’s plenty of other incredible music produced by these two guys, this playlist is purely a collection of my absolute favourites. If you have any favourites that appear on this list, let me know!! I’d love to know if any of you guys are Calvin Harris or Mark Ronson fans too, leave a comment and we can fan over their tunes together!

x

Priya

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