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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x

Priya

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December Tunes

December Tunes

Okay, so here’s the deal. It got to the 25th of December and I realised…’hmm. should probably finish off my December Tunes post before 2019 really, truly vanishes. that’s an idea’.

So here we are.

The last one for 2019. I’ve been the first one to admit, time and time again, that I’ve fallen of the horse this year when it comes to blogging. I’ve really just decided not to. Not intentionally. But it just gets to a moment during the week when I realised I haven’t looked at the blog in a while. Like a decent while.

However, the shining light at the end of that tunnel is that, while I’ve not been on top of my blogging game in the slightest, the one thing I have remained consistent with, remained faithful to, is bringing you a playlist of all the songs I listened to on repeat each month.

It’s like my narcissism truly shines here, because no matter how little I blog during the month, I never fail to ambush you with a playlist of my personal monthly favourite songs that you probably never ask for.

So, for the final time in 2019 – here’s what I was listening to this month.

John Redcorn – SiR: SiR really took 2019 by the neck. Like, made it his year. I’ve yet to find a song of his that I don’t like or vibe with, and this is the latest conquest. The guitar in this, paired with how mellow and smooth his voice is, is pure magic.

Paradise – Bazzi: I don’t know why I suddenly decided that I loved this song this month, but I did and thus it’s featuring on this playlist. I’m not mad. I don’t think you should be either. The chorus in this is so nostalgic, it’s like the perfect song fur a YA novel. If that’s a thing. I don’t know, Bazzi is really great at capturing what it’s like to be a young adult or a teenager sonically. Great job. A+.

Simma – Marc E. Bassy, Guapdad 4000: Again. Marc E. Bassy is someone I really only vibe with seasonally. I never really jump to throw on his music during the winter, but then November rolls around and it starts warming up a little, December hits and we get into full blown summer and it’s like Marc E. Bassy is all I’m listening to. This song just has such a consistent, reliable bass line. Highly recommend listening to this in a car with a decent system.

How Many Drinks – Miguel, Kendrick Lamar: An oldie. But such a goodie. Miguel is the king of smooth, smooth vocals. I can never get enough of his voice. Paired with how quintessentially RnB all his songs are, like old school RnB that takes me back to my childhood, it’s just always great listening to Miguel, from any era.

Show Me How – gem: Yo. YO. If you listen to anything from this playlist, make sure it’s this one. One of my best friends Gemma released this absolute banger at the start of the month and I’ve been waiting since literally October for it to be out on streaming services. It’s such a beautiful song. Again, something about Gem’s music is so bloody nostalgic, she has the perfect music for throwing on repeat during a long car ride or just vibing out in your room, and I can never get enough. I was in Sri Lanka when this song came out but I still blasted it all through the hotel room.

Cloud – Emmett Young, Priya Francis, Declan Florez: Okay. Maybe also listen to this one too. I was super keen to get onto this track when Emmett messaged me and asked if I’d be interested, and hearing it blew my mind. It was such a quick process, recording my verse and sending it through, and in a matter of weeks we had a finished product. Emmett Young is such a talented producer, plus having Declan on the other verse was the cherry on top honestly. Let me know what you think if you give it a listen!!

Adore You – Harry Styles: Come on. I mean. Come on. It’s offensive how good this song is. I’m gonna be honest, I think all the singles are some of the best songs from the album, and I think this song in particular, is one of my favourites. I love the way Harry’s going with this album, I feel like it’s one of those ones that will only get better with age. The chorus structure and the backing vocals in the hook are amongst the many things in this song that made my jaw drop.

Drink from the Water – Mako Road: Another one from the New Zealand band that I’ve been loving recently. I feel like Mako Road are steadily on their way to getting to Sticky Fingers or Ocean Alley level and I’m so keen for it. They’re gonna be on heavy rotation during this summer for me, I already know.

Time Alone With You – Jacob Collier, Daniel Caesar: If you wanna learn a thing or two about music theory, music arrangement, just music in general, you gotta get around Jacob Collier. The guy’s a freak of nature, and the longstanding love affair between him and Daniel Caesar has resulted in this gem. You should have seen the obscene amount of stank face present during the first time I listened to this song. So rude.

Mind’s Eye – Jordan Rakei: Another highly underrated musical genius. I can’t get over this song to be honest. It’s got so many little pockets to groove in, I feel like I find a new one each time. Plus, Jordan’s just got this beautiful voice that kinda pours over this track like honey. It’s magical. I highly recommend his entire discography.

No Idea – Don Toliver: Yeah TikTok got me with this one. That’s all I really have to say. It’s a good song, and I can admit that.

T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves: This song gives me violent flashbacks and nostalgia for the summer of 2015, and that’s on God. Holy heck. This song brings back so many memories, and I was recently in one of my favourite shops when it came on, and I was thrown back in time the way music so often likes to do. This song is so perfect for summer, and I’ll fight anyone on that. There’s something about a sing-a-long chorus with a heavy guitar riff and four to the floor drums that seems the call out the sun.

Energy (Stay Far Away) – Skepta, Wizkid: So, I’d go as far as to say this is the first time Skepta has featured on this blog, ever. But I heard that lo-fi dancehall-esque drum beat and I was hooked. I’m a fan of this one. Jury’s still out on Skepta for me personally, but I can get around this tune. Easily.

Slide- H.E.R, YG: She does no wrong, this girl. I watched the Genius video for this and I was just hooked. The way she talks, explains her lyrics, the process, all of it just made me fall in love with this song even more. But like the switch-up when it gets to the pre-chorus is what I live for and then the chorus and it just resolves itself the way God intended I tell you.

Back Pocket – Vulfpeck: Another musical masterclass. To fully understand the level of awesome-ness in this song, watched the Madison Square Garden performance of it. This song is impressive in it’s studio version form. Watching it live? Even through a laptop screen – wild. Hold your breath for clarinet solo dudes.

Herside Story – Goldlink, Hare Squead: My friend Dan showed me this song, and I was able to pick it as a Goldlink song almost immediately. This song is just my monthly hit of RnB. You all should know by now, we’ve been doing this for three years, there’s just gotta be a little fix of smooth RnB and this hits the spot perfectly.

Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa: BOY. I have such a bone to pick. Everyone I’ve spoken to about Dua Lipa’s new music (besides Kate because my best friend has refined taste) hasn’t loved Dua’s new music and I can’t understand how?? It’s taken some time, but I’ve finally been brought back on board. After New Rules, I just couldn’t find myself loving any of Dua Lipa’s music, until this song and Don’t Start Now were released. I love this new music. I love her new style. I love the mix of disco and pop, and I’ve forecasting a strong Dua Lipa x Mark Ronson collab. I’m gonna manifest it.

Whoa – Snoh Alaegra: Okay, so Snoh got Michael B Jordan to play the love interest in this music video for this song so the girl already wins. Add in the fact that this song is the definition of a ‘slow jam’ and you have a tasty, tasty cake. It’s so smooth, and her vocals honestly seem to get better and better as the song goes on.

Dancin (Krono Remix) – Aaron Smith, Luvli, Krono: Yeah, again I have no-one to blame but TikTok. I refuse to apologise.

Sleep On It – Ocean Alley: I’d consider myself a fan of Ocean Alley. However, there are just some songs that I vibe with so much more than anything else, and this is one of them. It’s the definition of everything I love about Ocean Alley, all in one perfect song. The vibe change in the chorus and the swing of it has been stuck in my head for possibly this whole month, and I’m not mad at all about it. I can’t wait to play this song at the beach.

Simple Love – Lindsey Lomis: Oh my goodness. Another obsession for me this month has been Lindsey Lomis. I’ve followed her on Instagram for so long, but I’ve never listened to her music off Instagram, and I was in the process of making what’s come to be one of my new favourite playlists, better yourself (click the link to check it out), and it seemed like she’d be perfect, and lo and behold, I was so right. The runs, the guitar, the chorus, the tone of her voice, it’s everything I strive to achieve. Oh. And she’s like 15.

There we go team. Hopefully you enjoyed that – I’m sure the first one for 2020 will roll around sooner than we expect, I’m crossing my fingers and trying my best to make sure you’ll get some more posts from me before then – I promise.

Let me know what you think of my December Tunes – what were you listening to this month?

x

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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2019 // The Music Notes

Hi everyone.

Hope you’re well, welcome back to another post that no-one asked for. Today’s post has me feeling a little sentimental, but in the best possible way.

For the rest of this post to make sense, I suggest you read a post I wrote way back at the beginning of 2018, in January, about what I was hoping to get out of the coming year. You can read that HERE.

In the post, I shared some of the main big goals I’ve had for quite some time, and over the course of a year and half, I’ve surely but steadily made them happen, and I’m just super proud of the outcome, so I wanted to share it with you all!

 

One thing I wanted to touch on before I get into it, is a bit of a mentality I’ve picked up along the way. I think in so many industries, especially the music industry in particular, there’s this huge emphasis on staying humble. I definitely value humility, but I’ve come to realise there’s a difference between remaining humble, and under-valuing yourself. It’s okay to share what you achieve, and it’s okay to feel proud about yourself. There’s nothing wrong with having pride in what you do. If you start using it to justify being arrogant and condescending to people, and if you start using it to support a superiority complex, then yeah. There’s an issue there. But if you’re just genuinely proud of what you’ve achieved and what you’ve created, I think, the more the better. 

 

So on that note, I wanted to share some of the goals I’ve met in the last year and a half that have contributed to making these last few months some of the most productive and successful I’ve ever experienced.

 

TEACHIf you read the original post, I explain in a bit more detail my goals oriented around teaching music, specifically singing. I’m just super passionate about sharing the type of music education I had, one that was super informal, very relaxed, structured around live performances, acoustic gig nights, playing with bands and creating my own music and having fun, without the stress and huge reliance on grades and exams.

Since writing the post, this has been probably the slowest moving goal in my list, but in the last couple of months particularly, I’ve really hit the mark with where I want to head I think. Instead of teaching out of my house, I joined a music school who’s entire philosophy and ethos encapsulates everything I mentioned above. So far, I’m teaching basic piano for little tots, and singing, which I’m enjoying heaps. I also help out with a bunch of admin and reception stuff.

 

WRITE. Writing in 2017 was very slow for me, and I think I’ve definitely kicked it into second gear with this. I wrote plenty of songs in 2018, which resulted in singles like Tell Me and Same Wine which I released earlier this year. I’ve continued writing and creating songs, which means I was able to release another single this year in August, Free Rides, and am steadily working towards releasing an EP towards the start of 2020. So much writing guys. Nine times out of ten, every time I’ve picked up my guitar or sat at the piano I’ve come away with at least a few lines, a new chord progression or the framework for a song. I’ve also been writing heaps more for my band, and our catalogue of originals is steadily increasing at a rate that really excites us all.

One thing I’ve noticed with this, especially in 2019, is that the level of skill I once thought of myself of being at, has vastly improved. I think the amount of music I’m listening to, new and old, all over the spectrum in terms of genre, has meant that the songs I write now are getting a bit more adventurous. I’m having to learn new chord shapes and new progressions on the guitar to get the sound that I want and to write what I want to write, and it’s really helped my music playing in general, improve exponentially.

 

GIGS. This is a huge one. I think the biggest maybe. I’ve been gigging non-stop. One gig a month, minimum, whether that’s with my acoustic duo or with my band. One of my best friends, Daniel and I have basically secured a residency of sorts as one of the acoustic acts at a local bar/beer garden that all of our friends and the students in our area head to on a Wednesday night, and it’s always super fun. Our four piece funk/soul/RnB band has played a hugely successful night there too, which was one of the best nights of the year for me.

I think a new goal for me would now be to maybe do some gigging all on my own, just me and my guitar. All the gigs I’ve done, I’ve been able to have fun with one or more person, rely on them to bring a really high level of skill in terms of music, and focus solely on my singing, but I’m keen to try doing a bit on my own if the opportunity comes up.

 

BUILD. So this one has changed a little. I realised that it was a bit selfish to take over the entire study of my house to use as a studio, especially when my dad uses it for work, my mum uses it for her volunteering, and we basically keep all the ‘admin’ type stuff our family needs, in that room. So I’ve continued with my endeavour to get the perfect set up in my bedroom. At the moment, it’s pretty basic because I don’t have that much room, but I’m pretty happy with it. My desk is all I need in terms of space, and I’ve got all my equipment sorted. It also helps that the carpeting and the size of my room helps to make it a pretty ideal environment for recording vocal stems for mixing, which I’ve found myself doing a lot. After finally biting the bullet and buying Logic Pro and then spending a further three hours updating and setting up my midi keyboard, my demos have been taken to the next level. Easily.

 

SHARE. I think this one is pretty obvious. If you follow me on any of my social media, more specifically my Instagram account which is linked below, you’d have seen a fair share of shameless self promo for any and all music I released during the year. It’s meant that my Spotify following has grown a little bit, more people are aware that music is my main hustle and I’ve had a bunch of opportunities jump out at me to pursue.

 

COLLABORATE. Possibly another contender for the most successful goal out of this list. Since the original post, I’ve collaborated heaps. One of the biggest collabs has been with my good friend Jarrod, who produces under the name Nitecaller. He’s the master mind behind the production in all of my songs, and they wouldn’t be half the mixes they are if he wasn’t there to bring it all together. Another big collaboration is with Daniel. Our acoustic duo is going super strong, we’ve made a bit of a name for ourselves around the local area and it’s a very fun collab for me to be a part of. Added on to that, is the band that we’re a part of. Along with James and Charles (holy moly how did I never notice their names make up James Charles) on drums and bass, we’ve really nailed a good groove and it’s another project that’s really fun and welcoming to be a part of. I’ve also been collaborating heaps with one of my best friends from univeristy, Gem, and we may or may not have a single on the way … keep an eye out.

 

But there you have it. I think it’s super important to look back at the goals you’ve set, and how you’ve taken steps to get closer to them. I think it’s also really good to keep your goals evolving and changing, because who you were at the start of the year when you set them, isn’t the same person you are gonna be at the end of the year, and your goals should change and grow with you. I’m personally super proud of what I’ve achieved in 2019, and I’m only crossing my fingers that 2020 is just as good, if not better.

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Priya

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November Tunes

November Tunes

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.

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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