Apologies for my absence…it was that time of the month again for us accounting folk – month end close (dun dun dunnnnn). I wanted to jump on here with a quick post before I post a full album review (stay tuned for that this week because I have my life back)!
While I’m busy hammering away at the keys at work, I have been clicking around on Spotify mindlessly listening to a bunch of songs I have never heard before, and I want to share them with the world! A lot of these have been around for awhile, but they are so good. SO good. I put together a 10 song playlist for all of you to check out with a quick little synopsis of why I love each of them. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!
After the Moment – Craft Spells – I had to look up what year this came out because it sounded straight out of the 80s. This is one I have been dancing in my seat to at work, and I’m absolutely not ashamed.
Argonauts – The Little Ones – Another one that I’ve been dancing to in my seat, this song is so upbeat and positive. Maybe that’s the theme I’m going for on this playlist. This song has been a definite pick me up when I’m feeling down.
Humongous – Declan McKenna – Declan McKenna is incredible. If you haven’t heard his debut album “What Do You Think About the Car?” check it out now! He is literally 18 years old, which is crazy to me because he wrote all of his songs and his voice sounds so seasoned – it has a great rasp to it. This song has one of those moments where the sound entirely changes about halfway through.
Don’t Move – Phantogram – Phantogram has to be one of the coolest bands out there. Their sound is super trippy and Sarah Barthel is nothing short of an absolute badass. This song has electronic and hip hop elements to it, and is made even better with Sarah’s breathy, dream-like voice.
Brazil – Declan McKenna – Like I said, I can’t get enough of this kids music! Another upbeat, great song, that focuses on commentary about the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Darling – Real Estate – I listened to this song on repeat my entire drive home one day because I could not figure out the beat. It’s so unique and relaxing. And the guitar is incredibly melodic and catchy.
waves – Tame Impala remix – This song is a Tame Impala remix of waves by Miguel. I’m not a huge Miguel fan, but I love Tame Impala’s psychedelic vibe, which is perfectly captured on this remix and makes this song next level.
Hot Thoughts – Spoon – Spoon is a band I have totally looked over the past couple of years, but their new songs have been in my head nonstop. This song has such a unique sound, and I love the melody that hits during the chorus after each verse.
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – of Montreal – Probably one of the weirder bands I have discovered these past couple of weeks, this song’s lyrics strangely speak to me. “Let’s pretend we don’t exist, let’s pretend we’re in Antarctica.” I feel like it captures the longing a lot of us have to just forget about our problems and run away.
The Bay – Metronomy – I really think I have a theme here with this playlist – Jams. All of these I want to belt out and dance to. I love the electronic feel to this song, and I recommend checking out more of Metronomy if you like this.
Enjoy this playlist and stay tuned for my next post!