Vibe Or Die // The Birth Of A Playlist

Hello friends! I hope you’re all well.

Today I wanted to introduce you to a brand new playlist addition to my already over-flowing Spotify account (which you can find HERE) – my vibe or die playlist.

Now I can hear you asking, ‘what on earth could this new playlist possibly be useful for?’.

Here’s the thing; it’s one thing to have a playlist for when you’re driving in the car, a playlist for when you’re gone away with some friends during the summer, or even a playlist for when you’re up late on a Sunday morning making yourself some breakfast. (All playlists you will find on my Spotify, you’re welcome).

However, sometimes, the songs that fit into those categories don’t always match the way you’re feeling. Sometimes, instead of singing along while you’re driving or feeling like you’re in a music video, you just wanna vibe, relax, melt into the music. And sometimes, no-one wants to be blasting show-tunes or throwbacks through the AirBnB while making breakfast, everyone just wants something to wake up to gently after a long day at the beach, something to ease into the day. Sometimes when you’re up on a Sunday morning, you’re not always in a chirpy mood. Sometimes Sunday mornings aren’t always smooth. Sometimes you want to put on something ambient and atmospheric, sit with your cup of coffee and just stare into space.

All of that is so okay.

Which is why I’ve found myself constantly having to press shuffle or skip songs when I’m listening to some of my playlists. Sometimes I just want something to vibe to, but inside my head. Not necessarily sing along to, or cry to, or dance in the kitchen to. Just vibe.

Thus, the creation of this playlist, vibe or die. Here’s a selection of what you’ll find, should you choose to take a highly recommended gander.

False God - Taylor Swift Human - Jon Bellion Hawaiian Party - Cub SportI LSYB - LANY Love It If We Made It - The 1975 Ego - Beyonce Do You Remember - Jarryd James Dirty Paws - Of Monsters and Men Moon River - Frank O

Let me know what you think! Have any songs you think fit the description? Leave a comment below and I’ll add to the mix!

x

Priya

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On My Block Season 3 // A Soundtrack

Hello and welcome to another blog post! Clearly, social isolation is leading to more and more blog posts here on You Should Hear, hope you’re not mad at my uncharacteristically active presence on here. It’s either that or binging more Netflix, half-ass-ing some home workouts or attempting the 1000 piece puzzle that’s been on our dining table for a week.

If you couldn’t already tell from the title, today’s blog post is dedicated to the Netflix show, On My Block. I’ve already done one of these posts, about this specific show back when I finished watching the first few seasons last year, and you can find that blog post HERE.

Clearly, since then, a new season has come out, and I stand firm in my belief that whoever the musical director of this show is, knows exactly what they’re doing in pulling together one of my favourite soundtracks for any TV show ever. Not only is it consistently so diverse and broad, while still remaining relevant to the style and genre of the TV show, but every song seems to sit so well and fit each scene perfectly.

The last two seasons gave me some of my favourite songs for 2019, and so it’s no surprised that the third season was much of the same, including some songs I already know and love, which you might spot.

Rather than just list out every single song that makes a feature in season 2 of On My Block, I thought I’d compile a short-ish list of some of my favourites. Songs I had to search for, songs I paused the show to Shazaam while I was watching it, and songs that I’ve added to my own playlists – p.s. check out my Spotify, linked below.

With all of that said, hope you enjoy.

YOU SHOULD HEAR

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 19

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 19

Hello!! Hope you’re well. Just me popping in with another dumping of songs I genuinely think you need in your life, don’t mind me.

Let me know how you find them!

Hands – Brandt Orange
Newno – Iophiile, Moss Kenna, Nick Grant
Sweet Soul – alayna
Hotline Bling – SRNO
Holding Out – Atticus Street
b.u.d.d.y – Musiq Soulchild
All Over – Tiwa Savage
Summa – Peach Tree Rascals
Sunday – Easy Life
Save You – ZIM
System – JD. Reid, Sinead Harnett
Royal Blood – Louis Futon, Keiynan Lonsdale
High & Dry – Roman GianArthur
There’s A Honey – Pale Waves
Sweetie – Kiko Bun
Water Flow – Klyne
Solid Gold – Elk Road, Julia Stone
Friend – Molly Millington

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Priya

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Courtesy Of: Local Legend Tessa

Courtesy Of: Local Legend Tessa

Hello friends! I hope you’re all well and good, looking after yourself and the few around you.

Today’s post is one that we haven’t had in a while. I love sharing the music I listen to and want more people to hear, but a lot of the time the music I share is so skewed to my listening tastes and styles that so much goes unnoticed or missed. Thus, I began this post where I ask my friends and family who’s music taste I admire or who’s music taste is different from mine, to share their top ten songs at the moment!

I’ve done my entire family, my cousins, and a few of my friends, I’ve even done a few of the blogging gals like Mia, Fiona and Chloe. I’ve shared influencer’s favourite picks like Yasmin Suteja and other musicians like Will Heard and ABOUTAGIRL. However, today’s post comes to you, courtesy of local legend and one of my best friends, Tessa.

You may remember Tess from a few of my blog posts, such as my wrap-up from Laneway, but you should also know that Tessa has hands down, impeccable taste. She’s one of the only people who I can sit with and talk for literal hours about music with, so in the middle of our podcast debriefing and existential ranting I cheekily asked her to send through her favourite songs at the moment, and gal delivered.

Hope you like it!

big fat mouth – Airlie: I was definitely expecting this one. Tessa showed me this song last month on a lil road-trip and it was like listening to a song that was the audible embodiment of the girl herself. This song is so quintessentially Tessa, and it’s one of my favourite songs at the moment.

Futile Devices – Sujan Stevens: Such a good song. Make sure you’re listening to the original. While a remix of this tune was used for the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack, I feel like this one hits the mark a little bit better for me personally. I’ve not listened to these songs before writing out their little bits, so hearing them for the first time has been a bit of a trip. If I had to pick which of my close friends this song belonged to, I’d say Tessa hands down. It’s so gentle, and you’ve really got to listen for all the little nuances and the lyrics.

Shadow – Wild Nothing: So much of the music Tessa listens to is super light and nostalgic, and whenever she talks about music to me it’s like I’m listening to the soundtrack for a super beautiful indie teen movie. This song is probably the epitome of that to be honest.

Dopamine – DIIV: Again, super light and perfect for summer. Refer to the point above, that’s all.

Hot Rod – Dayglow: This is probably one of my favourite discoveries from this list, just because of how it mixes a lot of lo-fi sounds with typical indie guitar riffs and drum pockets. Plus the lyrics are super funky and interesting when you really listen to them.

Come On – Mikhael Paskalev: I love the tone of the guitar in this song so much. Like if Daniel Caesar’s guitar tone was one end of the spectrum for guitar tones that make me cry, this would be at the opposite end, and they both hit just as hard. Plus, the harmonies in this song are so airy and perfectly fitting. I don’t know why but this song makes me wish someone put it in an episode of Black Mirror??

Rocketman – Elton John: An absolute classic. I don’t necessarily trust anyone who doesn’t like this song. Something’s wrong with you.

Stonecutters – DOPE LEMON: There’s something about the banjo in this, mixed with the super reverb-y guitar and the singing that make this song so atmospheric. I reckon it would be perfect for running to as well.

Down the Line – Beach Fossils: I remember listening to Beach Fossils when I was a bit younger, and they still hit the same all this time later. Hitting indie rock bang on the head to be honest.

Paint Me Silver – Pond: I definitely remember Tessa showing me this song as well. I actually added it as my song for the day to my 365///2020 playlist on Spotify. It’s just a super light song, but there’s this synth line that goes on throughout it, entirely hypnotic and perfect the vibe. Plus, it feels like the song just grows and grows until you’ve not really realised how big the song really is and I love it.

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Priya

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Some Film & Some Tunes

Some Film & Some Tunes

Hello friends 🙂

I hope you’re all well! Today’s post is one that I hope you don’t mind me sharing. We’re branching out a little bit here, sharing something a bit different.

I touched on this a little in my blog post about my trip to Sri Lanka which you can read HERE, but I’ve been taking film photos for quite a few months now, and while I share some of them over on my Instagram … which you can follow if you want … I’m gonna start a little series where I share some photos from my film dumps each time I get a few rolls developed, as well as some songs in a little playlist!

This roll is a bit harder for me to find enough to share just because I took heaps of photos of my friends and family over the two rolls I last got developed, and while I love all the photos I got, I don’t necessarily want to share all of those photos on here, however you can check them out on my Instagram like I mentioned above! That said, I still have quite a few that I really loved that I think you guys might enjoy as well! Plus, of course, a couple of tunes sprinkled throughout as well.

Hope you enjoy!

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Back Pocket – Vulfpeck
Autumn’s Song – Stephen Day
Have Mercy – Eryn Allen Kane
Don’t Let Me Down – Joy Crookes
Loved By You – KIRBY
Lost Love – Yuto.

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The Key – Madison Ryann Ward
Where Do You Go – Yebba
Evergreen – Yebba
Morning Dew – Matt Quentin
Add The Bassline – Jordan Rakei
In My Room – Jacob Collier

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Down Time – Aaradhna
love – DEAN, Syd
Don’t Forget Your Roots – Six60
Maybe – Mae Muller
Satellite – STRFKR
Doing Me – RAY BLK

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Light and Shade – Guy Sebastian, Sage The Gemini
Dirty Harry – SAYGRACE
Missing The Mark – Paris Youth Foundation
Hear This – Jarami
So Good – Omar Apollo
Simple Pleasures – AUGUST 08

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Love No More – ASTN
The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home – Declan McKenna
Let It Pass – Jakob Ogawa
Is That Enough – Sons of Zion, Aaradhna
Eye for an Eye – SiDizen King, The Strike
Shadows – Slip-On Stereo, TRQS

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I Don’t Wanna Be Okay Without You – Charlie Burg
My Favourite Clothes – RINI
Never Knock – Kevin Garrett
I’ll Find You – Lecrae, Tori Kelly
Attention – Olivia Escuyos
Bad 4 U – Imad Royal

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Hush – Morgan Bain
Red Rental Car – Jack Gray
All The Snow Is Gone – Sniffle Party
Invincible – Amine
Ornament – Kiah Victoria
Simplify – SIROJ, Jalise Romy

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Priya

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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! 

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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

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Priya

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