Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 12

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 12

Hello hello! I hope you’re all well! Today’s post is just a lil one, where I bestow upon you more songs I believe you need in your life.

You might know some of them, you might know none of them, the point is, if some of you don’t know any of them…now you know.

Bad Gyal – Mungo’s Hi Fi, Eva Lazarus
Absolutely Smitten – dodie
Not Sorry – Paige
Make Up – Vice, Jason Derulo, Ava Max
Substance Therapy – REMI
Losing Sleep – REMI
Morning – Marc E. Bassy
Feels Natural – RINI, GOVI, Agung Mango
9 – Willo, SZA
Honest – Jay Wile
Don’t Let Me Down – Joy Crookes
High School – UMI
Honesty – Pink Sweat$
Leave Me Cold – Freddie Future
Pure – Audrey MiKa
Sweater – Spencer Sutherland
Sculpted – Tobiahs
I Don’t Exist – Olivia O’Brien
Busy Earnin’ – Jungle

Let me know what you thought?=! Did you listen to any of the songs and if so, any you enjoy in particular? Let me know in the comments below.

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Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 12

Very Specific Pt. 12

Hello friends! Hope you’re having a fantastic morning/afternoon/evening/night. Hopefully you get a lil bit more out of this post, it’s another very specific post, and this time it’s definitely a personal favourite.

One of my favourite things ever, is waking up around 9 o’clock in the morning on a day off from university, having the entire house to myself, chilling with my dog in my room for a bit before throwing on some music as I head downstairs to the kitchen. Making myself an ice coffee regardless of the weather because ice coffee > literally anything, scrambling some eggs or making a breakfast sandwich, chatting with my dog and chilling on the couch.

All the while with the perfect soundtrack in the back, a playlist of songs to dance around your kitchen to.

As is with most of these posts, I create these playlists from my own personal Spotify playlists, this one pulled from one of my favourites, kitchen, which is linked so you can definitely check out the close to 400 songs on there.

Here are some of my favourites. Prepare for the whiplash.

What You Know - Two Door Cinema ClubPartition - BeyonceWe Come Running - Youngblood HawkeThe Girl Is Mine - 99 Souls ft Destiny's ChildSay My Name - ODESZANaive - The KooksOMG - Camilla

Like I said, my kitchen playlist has just about 400 songs, and they’re just as scattered as the ones I’ve shared above, which in my opinion makes it the best playlist to listen to in the morning. It hypes me up just the right amount and I get a good boogie out of it while I’m making breakfast.

If you have a similar sort of playlist, or specific music you listen to as you begin your day, I’d love to know!

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 4

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 4

By all means friends, please, do not hesitate to tell me if you’re getting sick of these posts. I know I’m passionate about sharing my music discoveries, but I can definitely tone it down for the masses if it’s what the people want.

That said, I can’t deny that while I love these posts with all my heart, I definitely turn to them because they are one of the quickest and easiest posts to write. Simply press shuffle on my songs you should probably hear and Bob’s your uncle, playlist made.

Example number 4, as shown below.

I’m Good – Jessica Jade
Human – Svedaliza
U-RITE – THEY
Power – RAT!hammock
Runnin’ – The Pharcyde
Shangri-La – Caitlyn Scarlett
Most Beautiful Ride – Kyo-Ken
I Remember – Ady Suleiman
Ohio – John Batiste
Obsession (25/7) – Vice, Kyle, Jon Bellion
The Last Ones Standing – Tep No
Off My Feet – Pia Mia
Damselfly – Loyle Carner
Shift – Sam Bluer
Do It – Tuxedo
NXT2U – Sammy Johnson
I’m A Fantastic Wreck – Montaigne
Tadow – Masego
Marryuna – Baker Boy
White Iverson – Jackson Breit
501’s – Fortunes

Hopefully you enjoyed some of these songs! This was an especially fun post to write because of how varied the genres were, and how left of centre some of the songs are, which makes them all the better and even greater discoveries.

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Priya

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Bene’s Next Move

Bene’s Next Move

Alrighty. Time to learn you all a thing. Take notes please.

At the start of the year I was absolutely in love with a song called Tough Guy, by a young girl from New Zealand, Bene. I was also outraged at how she, criminally, only had a bit over 3000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Thankfully that’s grown to just under 6000, but still. Criminally under-appreciated.

My friends, this is a deep youshouldhear moment.

On the 14th of September, Bene released her second single, Soaked. And my goodness, it’s just as good, if not better, than Tough Guy. It’s right up my alley, the right type of edgy with a mad bass line that requires you to groove a little.

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She only shared the music video for Tough Guy, which was released in 2017, at the start of this year, and after making us patiently wait more than half the year, we were given Soaked.

I’m all here for young musicians making big moves, as is evident with my clear obsession with artists like Billie Eilish and Paige and Ruel, and considering Bene is a mere 17 years of age, she definitely slips into that category perfectly.

I’ve had the song on repeat this entire morning, even more before I started writing this post, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for chilling out, going for a driving, but then at the same time it also works perfectly if you’re trying to get down while doing your makeup before heading out for the night.

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The bass line that drives the song alongside a really sharp, funky snare drum keep the song chugging along, and it’s the perfect mix of atmospheric synths and smooth guitar tone that only adds to the absolute vibe that is the song.

Bene’s voice itself is half the treat. For someone so young, her voice has both a punchy energy when needed, and the ability to create amazing light and shade and softness when it’s needed, which she does beautifully, before launching back into a chorus that really hits you in the gut.

At the moment, Bene is two for two with me personally, both Tough Guy and Soaked have been hits with me, and I love them both.

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highly recommend you give Bene a listen, whether it’s catching up and checking out Tough Guy or finally jumping on it and listening to Soaked. I 100% believe in her as an artist, and I’m super excited to see what more comes from her! Check out her Spotify, SoundCloud and Instagram too.

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Priya

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Very Specific Pt. 11

Very Specific Pt. 11

Hello friends, hello.

Welcome back to one of my favourite posts here on the blog, the very specific playlists, where I attempt to curate the perfect playlists for some of the niche-est moments of life.

Today’s playlist is one I’m sure a few of us sympathise with, and that’s a playlist of the perfect background music for studying. I don’t know about you, but if I attempt to study in silence, it doesn’t happen for me. That said, I can’t exactly have a playlist of my favourite songs on in the background because I either a) end up getting distracted and not studying at all or b) find myself writing down the lyrics as I hear them rather than my notes.

So, I’ve collected a couple of amazing songs to put on while studying, in a Spotify playlist called books, which I’ve linked for you here so you can have a listen to the rest of them.

However, here are some of my favourites.

What You Know - Two Door Cinema ClubPartition - BeyonceWe Come Running - Youngblood HawkeThe Girl Is Mine - 99 Souls ft Destiny's ChildSay My Name - ODESZANaive - The KooksOMG - Camilla

A bit of a shorter playlist this time, the Spotify playlist itself is quite small, which is unusual for me, but I love all the songs on there! I’d love to hear what you guys listen to when working or studying, let me know in the comments!

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 3

Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 3

Hello friends!

I’m back with another one of these posts because as much fun as they are to read and go through, I can promise I have ten times more fun going through my playlists and picking each song, of course wasting time jamming out to every single one in the process.

So without further ado, here are some more songs that you might not know, but probably should!

No Ordinary Life – Matt Corby
Down  Time – Aaradhna
Sober – Mahalia
Ask For It – Future Animals
Uptown Lady – Jakubi
Same Same – Waax
Bethlehem – Declan McKenna
Tryna – SONNY
Absolutely Smitten – dodie
Frustrated – R.LUM.R
Season 2 Episode 3 – Glass Animals
Bad Gyal – Mungo’s Hi Fi
I Better Love You – Will Heard
Gap In The Clouds – Yellow Days 
One Last Time – Jon Bellion
Joy – Leven Kali
Sleep – Clark Beckham
If You Got The Money – Jamie T
Going Gets Tough – The Growlers
Cold Ice – EfJay
Good Love – 11:11
For Real – Mallrat
Knock – ALMA
Searchin – Tessellated

There you go! As is with most of these playlists, genres vary with this list. I hope you enjoy some of these songs. Let me know if you liked any of them in the comments below! I’d also love to listen to any music you think is worth having a listen to, so let me know and leave me some suggestions!

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Priya

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April Tunes

April Tunes

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April has come to a close, which means it’s time for another wrap-up of my favourite tunes from this month. There’s a lot to get through, April was an amazing month for music, so let’s get into it.

 

THE ENTIRE HARRY STYLES’ ALBUM: If you didn’t catch my post all about it, which you should’ve so pause, have a read of it, and come back, I went to see Harry Styles live, and I was re-birthed, my sins were washed away, my skin cleared and I was born again. The man isn’t real, we’ve come to the conclusion, which means the chances of his album being literally hypnotic…is high. My appreciation for the album in it’s entirety was revitalised at the show, and in the days following the 24th night, I’ve done nothing but blast the album and lie on the floor wearing my bright yellow “TREAT PEOPLE WITH KINDNESS” merch shirt. I’m sure you sympathise with me.

Lost In Japan – Shawn Mendes: This could quite possibly be my favourite song Shawn has ever released. I have a theory that he was coming off a cold or a cough when he recorded this because I’m living for the husk in his voice in this song. I also get major Justin Timberlake vibes and I love it. The song is so groovy and I can’t help but boogie to it.

Hold Me Down – Daniel Caesar: You could probably count on one hand the amount of monthly favourites I’ve had that don’t have anything Daniel Caesar on there, and for good reason. Everything the guys has put out is magic. This is soon becoming my favourite D.Caesar song, and I listen to it nearly every day. Also, highly recommend you watch THIS video, for some choreography that makes this song ten times better. It honestly makes you hear the song in a whole new way, musically.

Olé – John Newman: had to Shazaam this song when I heard it in a little surf shop in Byron Bay, and was pleasantly surprised to see it was by Newman. He’s got a great voice but I haven’t had him on my radar or heard much from him recently, and this was such a fun find. Regardless of the fact that we’re steadily heading into winter over here in Australia, it’s a perfect beach-y summer song. It immediately puts me in a good mood.

Motivation – Benjamin Booker: If you haven’t read my second Byron File, all about Benjamin, definitely check it out. This song has been on repeat since Kate and I left the Jambalaya Tent after his set, and it’s only making my love for his rough, roots sound grow.

Daddy’s Got A Gun – Molly Millington: Along the same lines as the last song, I first heard this song, and of Molly Millington at BluesFest, and she was the first of my  Byron File series (don’t worry I have some more coming). It’s such a good song to s(cream)ing along to, and it’s the perfect blend of country, roots and pop. Punches you in the gut, this song.

Where The Wind Blows – SameTime: Again, I discovered SameTime at BluesFest and am just patiently waiting for them to blow up. They didn’t sing this song at the festival, but it’s their only song on Spotify, which I am in no way complaining about. It’s soft, gentle, riddled with magical harmonies, and the perfect song to begin your SameTime journey with. Highly recommend.

Raspberry Beret – Prince: You’re definitely sick me talking about BluesFest, so this is the last one, but getting to see Prince’s band performing his music live was a once in a lifetime experience, and this was one of those songs that never really had me hooked until I heard it live. I loved it so much during the first set we watched, and eagerly awaited for it when we watched them the second time around.

All To You – Sabrina Claudio: Sabrina is the sauce queen I swear. Nothing she’s released has been anything less than  incredible. She continues to put out the smoothest, sweetest vocal performances on all her tracks and I am infinitely jealous, this is no different.

Confidence – Ocean Alley: If you recall my post all about Tunes Of I, then it may interest you to know that they are currently touring Australia, as the opening act for these guys, Ocean Alley. Confidence has been making the rounds on Triple J and I have a right old groove every time it comes on at work.

Too Far Gone – Vince The Kid, KIAN: Another discovery courtesy of Triple J, this song has had me feeling all sorts of feelings. It’s so smooth but the rap hits you so hard, and then the vocals from KIAN are so beautiful and soft, and you kind of want to cry but you’re also bopping your head up and down while you’re listening to it and it’s an experience.

ili – TroyBoi: I had to send this out to my friends on SnapChat because it was a mind-blowing moment for me. Not only is the introduction so nostalgic and classic as heck, but you can feel the the intensity rising as it gets further and further into the song, and then you’re hit with a jaw-dropping break into the song. If you love a song that smacks you in the face, this one is for you. Note; extremely satisfying to listen to in the car at a high volume.

Campfire – Amine, Injury Reserve: My love for Amine continues to prevail this month, and he only fed it by releasing this bop. It’s kinda rude not to dance a bit to this one, PLUS the music video is all types of moods.

Smoke Too Much – JOY: This song came up as a recommendation for me on Spotify and I’m glad I gave it a chance because it’s become one of my most played songs this month. JOY’s voice is so angelic and soft, but this song has got a really decent bass line that completely transforms the feel of it.

Ring – Cardi B, Kehlani: Undoubtedly my favourite song from Invasion of Privacy, two queens collaborating on a song, specifically these two queens, was always bound to go off. I doubt anyone will ever know how much I wanted to be at Coachella seeing Kehlani crash Cardi’s set to sing this song.

Let Me – Zayn: Another legend to release some new stuff was old pal Zayn. I really like this one. It’s a lot gentler and a little less aggressive than the music he’s put out in the past, and it showcases his voice incredibly. I’m probably in love with the chorus, and I love the Indian drum line that flows through the song. It’s a good one. 100% recommend giving it a listen.

Barbie Tingz – Nicki Minaj: One of the greatest returns of the year, Nicki dropped two tracks in April, and Barbie Tingz is definitely my favourite of the two. Because I love the two ladies so much, I have to pretend that it isn’t a song literally coming for Cardi, but once I forget that, this song goes off.

Body – Sinead Harnett: I found this song on YouTube when she recorded a live performance of it for the COLOR channel. I’d never heard of the song before, despite hearing of Sinead, but I fell in love straight away. If you watch the video, let me know if you get the major Jessie J vibes, because I love the blend so much. Side-note; I just stopped in the middle of writing this post because I just got lost down a rabbit-hole of COLOR SHOW videos on YouTube for a good half an hour- have a good time.

PICK IT UP – Famous Dex, A$AP ROCKY: Can’t honestly remember how I found this song but I’m glad I did. The old school vibe with such bouncy and catching rapping, layered with the synth line that’s weaved throughout, it’s such a fun time.

Kill V. Main – Grimes: Another popular artist who seems to pop up every month for me, this song is usually hit or miss for most people. You either love it or you hate it. After watching the music video, I definitely understand how some of Grimes’ stuff can be a bit too intense and out there for some people, but I bloody love this song. Not sure if it beats Venus Fly, but it’s definitely close.

lovely – billie eilish, Khalid: This was such a long-coming duet to be honest. It was a collaboration I didn’t know I was waiting for until it was released and it seemed like the most obvious pairing in the world. They did not disappoint, and delivered one of the most poignant songs of the year so far for me, which considering their young ages, is stupid incredible.

Hello – PRETTYMUCH: The dudes released some new music recently, and besides their song Healthy, I’ve been listening to this one a ton. I love how chilled out this one is. Have a listen to both Hello and Healthy, some of the best one’s PRETTYMUCH have released in my opinion. I jam to them both far too often.

Summer Breeze – Chris Brown: This is a bop and a half. I listen to it a ton while on the train and I thoroughly enjoy blasting it through the house when no-one’s home. That’s all I really have for this one. You need to listen to it because it’s everything I’m loving about Chris Brown at the moment.

Done For Me – Charlie Puth, Kehlani: I’ve mentioned this song in my Quick Shares post, and nothing has changed. I still love this song, still obsessed with both their voices regardless of how biased I am towards Lani, and I’m still caught on the bass line. Only now I’ve infected my family since the song has made it’s way onto the radio here, and we’re all grooving to it.

Nice For What – Drake: I love this song so much. Ever since I first heard it a couple days ago I’ve been playing it non-stop. The old school vibe, the backing vocals and the music video too! Literally so many queens in one video, it’s a bit too much to handle, you have to check it out.

KOD – J. Cole: I had a hard time choosing between this song and Motiv8, but this song ultimately won out (check out Motiv8 too though). I’ve been loving this song since Cole released the album, so much. The hook is catchy as heck, and I found myself mouthing the words at all times of the day.

No Tears Left To Cry – Ariana Grande: Another highly anticipated return, I’m not one to usually jump on whatever Ariana puts out as soon as it’s released, but I was really eager to hear what she’d provide, and boy did she provide. I can’t even pin point exactly why I love this song so much.

Anna/Medicine – Harry Styles: I had to throw these in together, just because they aren’t released yet, but I’ve watched the YouTube video with the audio and lyrics enough to be absolutely obsessed with them both, especially Medicine. Check out my post on the concert for a complete rundown.

 

It took a little while but we finally got to the end. I’ve been loving all these songs so much this month, but I’d love to hear what you were listening to during April! Let me know in the comments!

 

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Priya

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