Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 16

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 16

Hello everyone!

Hope you’ve all been well, welcome to another post! There’s nothing I love more than sharing some new music with you all, especially music that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. This is where these posts come in. It’s slightly impossible for me to do write up’s and features on all the new songs I discover, and this series of posts is a great way for me to dump a whole lot on you guys.

Hopefully you find your new favourite song!

Rich Girl Mood – Dounia, Kehlani
Hands – Brandt Orange
Oh Devil – Electric Guest, Devin Di Dakta
The First Time – Elliott Trent
Erase – Omar Apollo
Never Knock – Kevin Garrett
Sunday – Easy Life
into Me. chromonicci
Simple Pleasures – AUGUST 08
Good Nightmare – Fake Fake
Avalene – James Clayton
Lost – Jordan Hawkins, oghosthaze
Ripple Effect – Scott Helman
Ornament – Kiah Victoria
Ball And Chain – Billy Davis
Chasing Parties – Sasha Sloan

What did you think? Did you enjoy any of these songs? Let me know in the comments! 

x

Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 18

Very Specific Pt. 18

Hello friends.

Hope you’re all well. Today’s post is another very specific playlist. A week or so ago I had a gig at a bar/beer garden in the evening that’s become a bit of a regular in my calendar. I drove myself there, but I was super early so I decided to chill in my car for a bit.

I was parked in front of a laundromat, how I ever missed that the laundromat was there, I don’t know, but it was there, and I had never actually noticed it before. It was also pretty late, and the late night, sight of the laundromat and the music that was playing in the car just led to the creation of this playlist.

It may not have been 1am when I created this playlist, but this playlist is for the middle of the night, whatever you may be doing.

Green Light - Milan Ring Donna - The Lumineers One Night Only - Sonder The Wilhelm Scream - James Blake Feeling Whitney - Post Malone Parallel - BRIDGE Boys Will Be Boys - Stella Donelly Lost & Found - Lianna La Hava

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What My Playlists Mean

What My Playlists Mean

Hey everyone!

Today’s post is one I may have done before, but I’ve been heavily inspired by Em from PerksOfEm, who you should definitely check out, to do another one!

Here’s the thing. Some could argue, and some very well have argued, that I have too many playlists. But here’s what I argue in response.

When it’s someone’s 21st and they’ve needed music for before the party really kicks off, who do they come to? Your girl. When we’re chilling for pre’s and someone’s playing some great tunes before we head out for the night, who’s playlist are they using? Your girl’s. When the gang’s on the road and just want a playlist to confidently shuffle through for the long drive to the beach, who’s phone is plugged into the AUX? Your girl’s.

Look, I try to remain humble. Humility is a prerequisite for me. But when it comes to my Spotify account and the playlists which inhabit it, I’ll gas that stuff up.

So today’s post, I’ll be taking you on a journey through my Spotify, going through my playlists, pitching their use and cause, and crossing my fingers that it’s enough for you to head on over to my page and find yourself a new favourite song on there, chuck a playlist or two a follow and maybe stick around for more!!

365 // 2019

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// running touch //

This playlist is the most recent in a series I started in 2017, where I add a song to the playlist every day of the year. Whether it’s a song that I sang at a gig, a particular song that relates to the events of the day or a song from an artist I saw in concert, all the songs on the playlist are relevant to the year and the order in which they’re added. The next two playlists are essentially the same, so I won’t explain them.

365 // 2018

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// bene //

356 // 2017

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// billie eilish //

before the uber comes

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// childish gambino //

This is one of my favourite playlists, and a lot of my friends end up throwing this on while we’re all gathered at one of our houses before we’re heading out for the night. It’s a great mix to get pumped up for a night out with your friends, and it’s got a good variety of absolute classics, mixed in with some bangers, some radio tunes, some guilty pleasures and unknown tunes.

songs you should probably hear

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// sabrina claudio //

I hope you’re all familiar with this playlist by now. It’s the playlist I used to create my Songs You Don’t Know But Should series, so if there’s ever a song you see on that post that you find particularly intriguing, 9 times out of 10, you’ll find it on that playlist. Because quite a few of the songs I first included in the playlist have finally gained some traction and popularity, I’m aiming to start cycling through that playlist a bit more, updating it and rotating new discoveries through a bit more often.

summer to end all summers

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// gang of youths //

This is my go to playlist once the sun starts shining reliably. It’s already started getting quite warm here in Melbourne, which is unheard of at the end of August/start of September, but I guess we can blame good old global warming for that. That said, once the sun comes out, life seems to get exponentially better. I see my friends more often, I’m at the beach more, I get a bit more tanned than usual, and I’m turning to this playlist more and more.

feel something

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// PLGRMS //

This is one of the first playlists I made, when I figured out there was a gaping space on the list of songs that just really hit you. This playlist will get you feeling all the feelings.

setting spray

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// rihanna //

This may be in the top 3 playlists in terms of how often I use them. Whether I’m getting ready to go to work, preparing for a gig or getting ready for a night out, I’ve formulated the perfect playlist for having on in the background while I put on makeup, get ready and chat with my sister who 9 times out of 10 ends up wandering into my room while I’m in the process. It’s got some of my personal favourites in there, so have a suss and see if suits you!

barely there

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// tim atlas //

There’s a special place in my heart for a good old acoustic ballad. Whether it’s a gentle little tune on the guitar or a gut-wrenching solo with vocals and a lone piano, I love it all. You’ll find plenty of John Mayer on here for those of you who are fans.

beep beep

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// gretta ray //


Another playlist that gets a regular workout. This playlist is made purely for putting on in the car. I don’t think I listen to it outside of the vehicle, ever. I’ve been trying to cull this one down, since it surpasses 500 songs a little while ago, and I’m working on rotating through some songs to get some fresher tunes in there.

jon bellion

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// jon bellion //

Yeah. It exists. I definitely do have a playlist purely consisting of Jon Bellion songs and collabs, and I stand by it. What of it?

wobblers

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// calvin harris //

Look. Sometimes you need some heavy bangers. I’ve yet to really get good use out of this playlist, but one of my friends has it saved in his playlists, so I like to think that he’d be devastated if it were to suddenly disappear, so I keep it around for him. That said, there are some very good songs on this playlist, if you’re into that stuff.

girl gang

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// destiny’s child //

Sometimes you feel like all you want to listen to is a good old girl-group or gal pal type song. For those times, I present you with the girl gang playlist, filled to the brim with Destiny’s Child, Little Mix, Doja Cat, Sugababes, Salt-N-Pepa, Hannah Montana, The Veronicas, Fifth Harmony, The Cheetah Girls and plenty more.

smokey

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// kehlani //

I have a very distinct emotion or way of suddenly feeling, that can only be described by roaming the street of New York late at night during the Winter, stumbling across a little jazz bar, and venturing in to find a man playing a piano in a corner, fancy people drinking fancy drinks and smoke from cigars and cigarettes lingering around the room, yet the lack of cigarette or cigar smells. I told you. It’s distinct. This is for when I’m feeling that type of way. I’m sure you can get yourself around some of the classics in this playlist.

a mood

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// rex orange county //

Another mood I have, is when I wanna feel like a soft little bean, and just sit in my room listening to the audible sound of sunshine. Rex Orange County, Mac DeMarco – that type of stuff. This playlist is for that mood.

that vid

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// zayn //

I have quite the obsession with travel videos, anything shot on a GoPro, smooth transitions paired with incredible scenery and adventures. Because of this, every chance I get, whether it’s a weekend away with my friends or a big international trip with my family, I bring along plenty of gear to document it all and put together a little video for myself. It also means that I spend way too long sifting through music to find the perfect song for the video, which has resulted in this playlist. Here you’ll find a huge variety of songs, perfectly for all vibes of travel video and montage.

kitchen

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// zak abel //

As I’ve shared on this blog before, I love mornings where I can get up a little bit earlier, have a lazy breakfast and enjoy the house to myself. Those mornings are paired perfectly with this playlist in particular, that I generally throw on right as I start making breakfast. It’s got everything from old classics and new radio songs to Broadway tunes and dance tunes.

funky

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// michael jackson //

This playlist gets the vast majority of its workouts when I’m hanging out with my family , immediate and extended, and we require some music. It’s got some of the old classics, some reggae favourites that set my family off and the party tunes that we all love to dance to. It’s a pretty great selection and it’s one of my favourite playlists, purely because of the great memories connected to it.

inhaler

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// pretty much //

Here’s a playlist that has a blog post that goes along with it. I use this particular playlist, at the gym and only at the gym. This playlist is curated with cardio and running in mind, so all the songs have a steady pace or a good beat to really get you into the zone of running.

toasty

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// j dilla //


This playlist is dedicated to my love of artists like J Dilla, Mujo, Alfa Mist and Floreyyy, all of who excel in the lo-fi hip hop, steady beat department. All of these songs just remind me of sitting by a fire with a warm cup of coffee during the winter, regardless of the fact that I don’t have a fire and I’m trying to cut back on the coffee. They’re just such warm and cozy tunes, it’s hard to not feel toasty and relaxed while listening to them.

honey

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// six60 //

My honey playlist is curated with reggae and mellow tunes in mind specifically. Bands like NZ’s Six60 or Sydney’s Ocean Alley, all of whom have really chill reggae infused rhythms, and smooth, smooth vocals.

velvet

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// mac ayres //

This is probably one of the smoothest playlists I have on record. Every song on this playlist sounds like velvet, hence the name. I’m talking Kehlani, Miguel, Brent Faiyaz, The Internet, Ella Mai, Mac Ayres, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, I reckon you get it by now. If you’re looking for something smooth and velvety, I highly recommend this playlist.

books

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// fleetwood mac //

I made this playlist during my final year of high school back in 2016, and since then it’s received a giant makeover. At one point, it was entirely classical music. I used to play classical music and only classical music while studying. However as my interest in music production started to increase, really mellow, low-fi instrumentals as well as gentle instrumentals from some of my favourite artists like Fleetwood Mac became my go to while studying in university, and that’s the type of stuff that’s currently on this playlist right now.

pump

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// j cole //

Another playlist that gets regulated to use solely within the confines of the gym. I know I had the inhaler playlist a little bit earlier, but when you’re switching from cardio to weight training and lifting, those tunes don’t cut it. This playlist has a bunch of heavier songs, an abundance of rap and hip hop, and everything with a steady drive to it to give you that extra burst of strength.

wrap

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// de la soul //

I don’t think I mentioned it on the blog before, but as of now, I’ve watched Hip Hop Evolution on Netflix a total of four times. I love it. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for old school hip hop, so it was only naturally after being inundated with a complete history of the birth and the progression of the genre, that I compiled a playlist of some of my favourites. You’ll find plenty of A Tribe Called Quest, Geto Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, KRS-One, Ice Cube and heaps more. To be fair, this playlist and the pump playlist mentioned previously are highly interchangeable.

rage

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// the fugees //

This one is for my Australian readers – the iconic music TV show rage, which plays on the ABC channel every Saturday morning inspired this playlist completely. All the songs on this playlist are songs that I remember watching the music videos to early on Saturday mornings while eating breakfast with my family.

rnb

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// kendrick lamar //

This one’s pretty self explanatory. One of the oldest playlists on my Spotify account, but one I hold close to my heart. Everything and anything RnB, you’ll find on this playlist. Whether it’s old school RnB, modern, contemporary RnB, party RnB or undiscovered gems, you’ll find it on this playlist.

There you go! Those are all my playlists. I know, it’s excessive, but I promise I love them all dearly. No-one get’s left behind. That said, make sure you check out my Spotify, it’s linked down below, and let me know what you’re listening to!

x

Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 15

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 15

Hello friends.

Hope you’ve all been well and enjoying some good music. Today’s post is an old favourite, a good old music dump.

I say this all the time but these posts are both the easiest and nicest posts to share with you all because they take little to no effort but the process is so enjoyable. What’s not to like about going through one of my favourite playlists and picking a few new, undiscovered gems to share with you all?

Here’s some songs you might not know, but definitely should!

tear myself apart – Tate McRae
What If – Amber Mark
On My Mind – SODA, Jesse Ravlen
Cigar – Tamino
Manufactured Love – Michael Blume
Mona Lisa – Valntn, Tray Haggerty, Peter Fenn
Maybe – Mae Muller
All The Snow Is Gone – Sniffle Party 
Love For Me – Empress Of
Friend – Molly Millington
Come My Way – JSPH
Eye for an Eye – SiDizen King, The Strike
Sorrows – BLESSED
EX – Ojikae
Chastain – Del Water Gap

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Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 17

Very Specific Pt. 17

Hello friends! Hope we are all well.

Today’s post is one we are all familiar with my now. It’s a very specific playlist. Today’s very specific playlist is dedicated to those particular moments when you feel like running without stopping.

I don’t know if this is just me, but there are just some times when you feel like running. It could be cos you’re stressed out, angry, upset, need to stretch your legs or feel particularly enthused by a song that’s come on shuffle. Whatever the reason, I’m almost certain you’ll be able to envision that moment with one of these, in not all, of these songs in your ears.

If you take a quick glance before listening, it’s obvious they’re all super different from each other, which is why this was a really fun playlist for me to make, because it crosses a bunch of genres and styles, yet each one fits perfectly in my opinion.

Let me know what you think!

Home - Dotan Dirty Paws - Of Monsters and Men Holding On For Life - Ellie Goulding Stuck - The Aces Candles - Daughter i - Kendrick Lamar Do You Remember - Jarryd James Venus Fly - Grimes, Janelle Monae Resolution -

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Priya

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On My Block – A Playlist

On My Block – A Playlist

Yo. Another Netflix show soundtrack?? I see you rolling your eyes, but university is out for the semester, and after working from 9-5:30 (or grabbing lunch with my friends/recording new music) all day, there’s nothing I want to do more than climb onto my couch and binge something on Netflix.

Clearly, I’ve been doing just that. If you didn’t catch my last playlist based on a Netflix show soundtrack, check out my selection from The Society, a show that has me so excited and amped up for the next season, it’s becoming a joke.

However, y’all can read, and judging by the title, clearly we’re not talking about The Society today. Today’s post is dedicated to my latest Netflix conquest, On My Block. 

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//source//

If you haven’t watched On My Block, first of all; why? And second of all; you’re missing out. I’m always down for a show that deals with people of colour, teen drama and the nuances of community, which this show has in abundance. The show centres around a group of four friends going through high school, dealing with love, violence, money and family matter, in a rough neighbourhood run by gangs. There’s a lot to grasp in this show, it’s a brilliant opportunity to pull aside the privilege blindfold and really open your eyes to realities of life for some communities.

With all of that in mind, I truly believe one of the show’s strongest assets, is it’s soundtrack. It captures the essence of the show so perfectly, and I found myself pausing several times or rewinding to fully take in each scene and the way the music always worked perfectly. For this show, a standout for me was Parachute, by AM!R, which I paused the show to search for immediately. Note that I’m also partial to my fair share of hip-hop, rap and Latin music, which this show has plenty of.

So, here’s my playlist of favourite songs from On My Block.

Sorrows – BLESSED
Swang N Bang – Kirko Bangz
Eye for an Eye – SiDizen King, The Strike
One and Only – BLESSED
I’m Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify
Bailazo – Bang Data
Electric – Alina Baraz, Khalid
Ratatá – Niña Dioz
NATURALLY – Amir Obe
BOOGIE – BROCKHAMPTON
Buscando Un Bandido – Sicko Soldado
Crumbs – Jordan Dennis
Devil’s Whisper – Raury
La Noche – Joe Arroyo, La Verdad
Cherry Hill – Russ 
Insecure – Brent Faiyaz
Sweetest Life – KWAYE

Let me know if you’ve watched the show or plan to watch it – I’d love to chat about it with some of you guys in the comments!

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Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 16

Very Specific Pt. 16

Hello, hello!

Today’s post is one I haven’t done in a hot minute, but it’s a very specific playlist, a playlist of songs that are perfect for listening to by yourself on a late night drive.

I don’t know why, but the last few weeks I’ve found myself driving back home by myself, late at night, whether it’s coming home from a concert, after a particularly late netball game or after dropping a friend home. That too, winter’s well and truly here, meaning it’s getting darker by 5:30 every day.

A situation that would have used to make me pretty nervous, I now find it super relaxing, and it’s one of the most calming things I find myself doing. Trust me, it’s great. I sound like I’m straight out of a YA novel, but there’s this road that I’m constantly driving down, and it’s super long and open, a couple of turns here and there, but it’s so satisfying driving that road late at night.

So with all of that rambling, here’s a very specific playlist, one for driving home by yourself, late at night.

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I really loved creating this playlist, maybe cos of how deep in this mood I am??? Late night drives are not celebrated enough outside of Tumblr. Therapeutic, I tell you. Let me know if you listen to any of these songs!

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Priya

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