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

x

Priya

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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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III by The Lumineers

III by The Lumineers

Hello friends.

I hope you’re all well and enjoying your weeks, as far into the week as you are whenever you’re reading this post.

Today I wanted to speak about an album that I wasn’t really sure I was going to enjoy when I first realised I had to listen to it. For that to make sense, I’ll have to share a little bit about what I’m doing with my life at the moment, and that’s contributing writing to arguably Melbourne’s most loved freely distributed music magazine, Beat. Feel free to have a Google and see if you can spot any of my writing!

Anyway, amongst reviewing concerts and interviewing an artist every now and then, one of the other things I get to do is listen to new albums and review them for the fortnightly album review section of the mag. I put my hand up to have a listen to the recent Lumineers album, III, and was lucky enough to get it.

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If you’ve read a few of my other posts or checked out any of my playlists, you’d know that I enjoy a couple of songs from the band, namely Sleep On The Floor, which I’ll forever and always be in love with, but I wasn’t sure what to expect.

That said, I was beautifully surprised, shocked, and incredibly moved. I nearly got emotional several times while listening through the album.

The album follows the story of a fictional family, the Sparks, and it depicts the struggle and evolution of this family having to live with a member fighting an addiction, and how that impacts the various members of the family. It’s a harrowing story and while it’s not a topic I’m incredibly close to personally, it made me really emotional.

There’s so much that I respect The Lumineers for, sonically, especially. Wesley Shultz has one of my favourite voices ever, and his vocal performance only amplifies the emotion and empathy behind all the lyrics in each song.

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They also tread the line of allowing the album to really live and become energetic in songs like Gloria and Leader of The Landslide. I love how some of the songs sit so gently in your chest, either gently strumming a guitar or a melody on the piano, while others really hit you in the gut, songs like Life In The City and Jimmy Sparks. I also really enjoyed listening to the different parts of the story and understanding the story of how the family unfolds. The entire record really allows you to build this cinematic movie within the music and a really clear story that can only really be put together once you’ve listened to the album in it’s entirety.

highly recommend you read the album review done by Atwood Magazine on each song, their meanings and the intricacy within the album, You can read that HERE.

This was such a beautiful album to listen to, it’s already been saved and playlisted on my Spotify. An absolute gem of a release.

x

Priya

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Julia Michaels aka Sunshine Personified // Live

Julia Michaels aka Sunshine Personified // Live

Hello friends!!

Hope you’re all well and having a great week.

Today’s post is another concert review. The topic of today’s post, as you can quite obviously read from the title, is the one and only Julia Michaels.

I have to be honest. I don’t listen to a ton of Julia’s music, I have some favourites that I keep in my playlists, but when she announced she’d be doing a couple of shows in Australia, it wasn’t something I jumped on straight away.

Enter my best friend Kate who loves Julia Michaels.

Kate, being the absolute legend that she is, pulled through and bought tickets to come and see Jon Bellion with me in November, so when I found out how much she wanted to see Julia, I decided to return the favour and buy a ticket with her.

Julia played on the 4th of September, so I headed to the station straight after work, doing a quick outfit change in the car before heading off, and met Kate on the train into the city. We initially thought the show started at 7, so were a bit hesitant about trying and getting something to eat, but after a later update on the FaceBook event notifying us that she’d be on at 8:45, we stopped off at an old favourite, Nando’s, for dinner.

It worked out well, as the Nando’s we ate at was right next to The Forum, where the concert was taking place. It was only after stepping out of the restaurant, that we realised it was bucketing down. Torrential rain. Luckily we were undercover, however as we walked towards The Forum, we quickly noticed the line of people waiting to get in, that curved down Hosier Lane, getting absolutely soaked.

Now, we were keen for the concert, but not keen enough to stand out in the rain, I’ll tell you that.

So instead, we decided to wait under the shelter of the restaurant that was on the other side of Hosier Lane and as the doors opened and people started moving in, hopping onto the end of the line as it passed us, spending the least amount of time out in the wet as possible.

Getting in, Kate took the opportunity to buy a hoodie from the merchandise stall, and I grabbed a drink from the bar, before we started our well practiced maneuver of making our way down the side of the theatre, into the mosh pit, and moving up from the left hand side of the mosh. I promise you, it’s worked every time. We did the same for Gang Of Youths so we knew it worked in The Forum, and sure enough, we managed to get pretty close to the front without being absolutely packed like sardines, much like the people a mere few metres away from us.

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As I said, I don’t know many other songs from Julia other than the few favourites I’ve added to my playlists, so songs like Pink which she opened with, Make It Up To You, Hurt Again, Apple or Priest gave me the opportunity to really enjoy the show, take note of her amazing band and appreciate how much effort she put into the performance.

On the other hand, we had songs like I Miss You, her collab with Clean Bandit, Heaven, Happy, Anxiety, Uh Huh and my absolute favourite, Into You, where I really got into it and sang along with everyone else in the crowd.

Kate and I constantly had to comment on how happy and energetic she was. I swear to you, she didn’t walk once across the stage. She genuinely skipped every where she had to go. Even when she parted the mosh pit like the Red Sea and walked through to perform a cover of Fuck You by Cee Lo Green as well as one of her own, she skipped down through the fans and took her place in the middle of the theatre.

She of course finished on two very strong notes, starting off her encore with What A Time, originally dueted with a favourite around these parts, Niall Horan. That particular song got everyone in the theatre singing along, and we were all more than ready to absolutely belt Issues when it finally rolled around. It was a deafeningly loud version of the song, but there was so much energy within The Forum. Julia pulled a really dynamic and diverse crowd. There was a large majority of females, ranging from young, little girls to older girls in their late teens and twenties like Kate and I, but there were also quite a few boyfriends who came along, groups of guys, older families and couples, and everyone sang along super enthusiastically.

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It was a very, very wholesome experience.

Like I mentioned before, her band were very commendable. They vibed with her perfectly, joining in with the choreographed dancing enthusiastically enough that it didn’t seem cringey or inauthentic, and vibing with the crowd in between Julia’s two breaks. It was overall a really positive, insanely cute concert.

 

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Another thing that stood out to me was the amount of fans she knew by name. She called out a ‘hello’ to one as she passed them on her way back to the stage, she commented on how every time she’s back in Australia one specific fan keeps getting taller and taller and she dedicated one of the last songs to a specific fan she had spotted towards our side of the mosh pit. Like I said before, wholesome as hell.

x

Priya

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Back To Headphones

Back To Headphones

Hey friends.

Hope you’re all well! Today’s post is a bit of a throwback, to one of my more informational posts, which gave you the run-down on a bunch of different headphones options, over-ears, on-ears,  in ears, noise cancelling, wireless and non-wireless, the whole shebang. You can read it HERE.

Today’s post, is actually a review. I finally bit the bullet and got a new pair of headphones, wireless, thank God, and I’m loving them. Before writing my last headphones post, and up until the end of August, I’ve been using my Beat headphones which just plug straight into my laptop for whenever I’m working or listening to music at home, Audio Technica headphones for whenever I’m mixing or in the studio, and the stock-standard Apple headphones for daily use like riding on the train or around university.

Since writing that post, there’ve been countless new contenders in the market, and today’s post is about my latest purchase.

To fully understand the reasoning behind finally buying a pair of wireless headphones, and why I chose these ones specifically, let me tell you a story.

My favourite pair of running pants for the gym, ripped recently, (R.I.P), meaning I no longer have them with me. They were my favourite purely down to the fact that, not only were they the comfiest pants I had, but they also had pockets. Pockets.

So whenever I was doing exercises that required bending, lifting, or the use of both of my hands, it was just super convenient to put my phone in my pocket and get on with it. However, with the loss of those particular pants, I’m now constantly having to either tuck my phone into my pants waistband, the strap of my sports bra, or keep my hoodie on and put it in the pocket of that. It’s a huge third-world problem, I understand, but it started driving me nuts.

So, I decided that the loss of those pants and my wireless headphone-less life needed to be fixed, and when a sale popped up at JB Hi-Fi at the end of August, I was there.

The pair I settled on, after much deliberation and advice from the super helpful staff, was the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 500. These bad boys set me back $150, but for something I considered an investment that I’d be holding off on getting, I knew what I was getting myself into from the moment I got in the car to go to the shops. I got the Teal one, accidentally, but to be fair, I only wear black to the gym so it’ll be a nice pop of colour, I guess. I also made sure that whatever I got, was sweat resistant and made specifically for gym and exercise use in mind considering I really only ever plan on using these headphones.

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So what do I think of the headphones?

So far, so good! They don’t budge, which is something I was skeptical about. They’ve lasted throughout the running portion of my workouts, as well as a range of full body exercises that nearly kill me, but they keep up. They don’t feel sweaty or wet at all, and I’m able to walk around the entirety of my gym while my phone is in my bag and keep a consistent, strong sound.

The On Ear Controls are super handy for changing over songs and checking how much charge I have left, which has been more than enough battery since I’ve had them. It takes me a while to burn through the 18-hour battery life.

 

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//PLANTRONICS//

 

The quality of the sound is pretty great. For on-ear headphones, they do the job perfectly, especially for a music snob like me who expects a lot from my headphones. My one issue is that you can kinda hear the music while they’re on my head, as my sister wasn’t afraid to tell me. I have my music kinda loud, and the fact that it can still be heard while the headphones are on my ears wasn’t great because I just feel obnoxious, but on the whole, that’s really the only thing I can fault with them and that’s me being picky!

I definitely sound like I’m affiliated with Plantronics, but I’m just being honest.

 

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//PLANTRONICS//

But that’s today’s post!! I don’t think I’ve ever done a review here on the blog – fingers crossed there will be more coming soon! What pair of headphones are you currently using? Is there one you wanna try? Let me know in the comments!!

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

x

Priya

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August Tunes

August Tunes

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well and good.

Probably should preface this post by apologising for my severe lack of posts this month. It was a hectic one to say the least. There was a lot going on (gigs, university, my 21st, music production), and writing blog posts genuinely disappeared from my mind for a solid four weeks. That said, I hope you enjoyed my recap of the Childish Gambino concert, which you can read HERE if you missed it. 

Otherwise, let’s get into the music I was listening to during August!! It was another great month for music for me personally, I discovered a bunch of new tunes to add to my playlists, and rediscovered some old favourites. Let me know how you month turned out, I’d love to hear any recommendations!!

 

Movie – Tom Misch:  This song is hardly new, it’s been around for a little bit, but I’ve only just taken the time to genuinely listen to it and enjoy just how musically gifted Tom Misch is, not that it’s any surprise. I’ve featured his music here on the blog since the beginning of time, and he recently performed this song during his NPR Tiny Desk concert, and it was a treat. A great way to spend my Friday night. If you missed the Instagram story, check out my social media below so you can get onto it!

Crew – GoldLink, Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy: This song was stumbled upon while I was on YouTube, the intro’s been used in a few people’s intro’s recently, and I’m not that mad at it. The rest of the song is definitely just as good, and it was a great asset to my latest playlist creation, velvet, which you can listen to HERE.

One Night Only – Sonder: This song is another incredibly smooth one. I feel like August was the month for really smooth, slow jams for me personally, and I’m so down for it. This song in particular was very random for me, I’ve never heard of Sonder, or this song before, and I’m slightly mad about it, especially considering Brent Faiyaz, one of my latest obsession, leads the group with his vocals. I don’t know where this song has been all my life, but I appreciate it being here now.

Indigo Night – Tamino: Tamino did an NPR Tiny Desk performance, which is how he appeared on my feed. There’s something so incredibly calming about watching him perform, as quite a few people in the comments mention, he’s got a bit of a Jeff Buckley vibe to him and I love it. I also love the little Arabic influences in his music, it makes it so different and unique. I’m only just diving into his catalogue, but this song has been included in several playlists.

Ride It – Regard: Look. I didn’t begin watching TikTok compilations for the art. It was ironic. I was trying to make fun of my sister. But here I am, a month later, stuck in an endless cycle of TikTok compilation videos on YouTube, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. The shining like at the end of the tunnel though, is that sometimes, on some rare occasions, TikTok shares some great tunes, especially remixes, and this is definitely one of them. If you’ve been on TikTok or even meme Instagram in the last month, you’ll recognise this song.

Simmer – Mahalia, Burna Boy: Another absolute tune from Mahalia, but at this point, we aren’t really surprised. Burna Boy is a new one from me, but I’m seeing him pop up everywhere, see below for his song with angel gal Jorja Smith.

Be Honest – Jorja Smith, Burna Boy: As much as I love Jorja Smith, Simmer is definitely my favourite out of these two Burna Boy features, but that’s not to say this one isn’t fantastic too. I’m loving the groovier side to Jorja on this one, definitely a bit different compared to songs like Teenage Fantasy or Blue Lights, especially compared to Goodbyes, but I’m welcoming it with open arms, cos it suits her perfectly.

Indigo – Chris Brown: This is nothing new. It came out a little while ago, but August really gave me the time to get into it. Something about Chris Brown always gives me nostalgia for the year I turned 18, not long ago, only two years ago, and started going out with my friends. He’s still releasing really addictive tunes. Just a tune. That’s all I have to say.

Holding The Gun – Sabrina Claudio: I’m convinced the only thing flowing through Sabrina Claudio’s body is honey. She’s so bloody smooth. Her voice is genuinely like velvet, and I can’t get enough of it. This song is beautiful, and steadily becoming one of my favourite Sabrina songs.

Motivation – Normani: Yo. How did Fifth Harmony ever get by with this woman not leading the group?? I swear everyone on Twitter lost their minds when the music video dropped (it’s art), and I’ve never seen so many people online so ultimately united by one female artist. It was beautiful.

over and over – sky: I discovered this song while watching Volume 3 of ‘Dear White People’ – I have even more questions at the end of that volume than I did the first two – and I fell in love with. Again, just a slanky, smooth, old school RnB joint. It’s perfection.

Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid: Not a new song by any means at all, but for some reason it popped into my head randomly, and I was stuck singing it around the house for an entire week. The chorus is just so energetic and wholesome, I really need to get around to listening to some more Sigrid.

Fool For You – Snoh Aalegra: I’ve been obsessing over this song ever since I randomly clicked it on Spotify. If you haven’t checked out my Spotify by now, a) why? and b) you should do that, check the links below, but it’s been added to a fair few of my playlists. It’s such a calming song, her voice and the guitar and how minimal it all is, and also may or may not feature in a lil cover I did of it on my Instagram…

 

 

The Wilhelm Scream – James Blake: I can’t for the life of me, remember where I heard this song, but it’s changed my life. I’m no stranger to James Blake and the genius that he is, but I’m shocked it’s taken me this long to hear this particular song. It’s so atmospheric and cinematic, I’d liken it to something like The Maze by Manchester Orchestra which featured in my July Tunes. This song is so bloody calming, despite how organic and dynamic it is, I can never listen to it just once.

Hazy – SODA, Yuto.: I’m Insta acquaintances with the brother’s who make up the Yuto. duo, and I have to say, this is my absolute favourite song that they’ve released. Easily. It’s right up my alley, and it’s made a SODA fan out of me.

Disco Yes – Tom Misch, Poppy Ajudha: Another Tom Misch song. Since watching his NPR Tiny Desk, August has indeed been the month of Misch. Clearly I don’t have an issue with it. This song is steadily becoming my favourite song he’s ever written, and I’m desperate for my band to get their hands on this. It’s such a good time, I don’t know how you couldn’t not smile listening to that bass line. Song of the month.

Movie Screen – Tommy Newport: I rediscovered this song while going through my playlist, songs you should probably hear on Spotify and I had to add it to my 365//2019 playlist. It’s so good. Tommy’s vocals, the bass line, the vibe.

Naked – Sedric Perry: Funny story with this one. I was at work, and had to venture to the other half of the store, when I overheard the first ten seconds of this song. I was disgusted in the best possible way and ran to the computer to find out what it was. Somehow, it was on a Pulp Fiction soundtrack by accident, because it was really the odd one out on the playlist, but God was looking out for me that day, because I am in love with this song. Stanky vocals and insane beats. Treat yourself.

 

 

That’s what I was listening to in August. It was a fun month of me, it usually always is – what were you listening to? Please feel free to share any discoveries or recommendations in the comments! I’d love to know what you guys were enjoying too!

x

Priya

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