Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MUSIC: Recent Favorites




It's March already?? Gosh, 2016, you need to slow down like you're literally being so rude, just chill.

I haven't been putting up any of the blog posts I've saved in my drafts or prepared so far and that is because, well, I've simply been feeling a tad bit uninspired. It's actually difficult to push yourself to write something when you just don't feel like saying a lot of things at the moment, so you just end up rambling. Like what I'm doing right now.

But anyway, today I decided to compile a list of eight songs that I've been in love with recently. Most of them aren't exactly new songs on the radio but I've stumbled upon these tunes one way or another over the past few weeks and long story short, I'm obsessed. (A small shoutout to Rebecca Black for her video that influenced the addition of 2 songs in this list.) So here they are.

This first thing on the list isn't technically a song mentioned but I stumbled upon Alessia a short while ago and I am literally in love with her talented being God bless her soul. She's got an amazing personality, her records are pure brilliance, and she has such an excellent and breathtaking voice. She's also gorgeous, FYI. The first time I heard one of her songs, I knew immediately that it aligned perfectly with my music taste.
My favourites from her so far are I'm Yours (because the lyrics are so on point), Seventeen (an adorable one), Stone (a very slow song but it's so beautiful I can't even), Here (obviously), and Scars to Your Beautiful (a masterpiece, to say the least).

Everyone's been talking about this single that Little Mix did with Jason Derulo and I'll be honest, I didn't really like this song the first time I heard it. Now I just can't get over LM's amazing vocals and how brilliant this song actually is. I also found the lyrics to hold this depth I've never really felt before in other songs. The music video to this deserves way more views on YouTube than what they have now. More recognition for Little Mix this year, please?

I need to seriously calm myself down when it comes to this song because of how obsessed I am and how extremely happy I am that I actually found it in the first place. I just.... can't.
The name Halsey has been making its way through a lot of platforms so I have listened to her other songs a couple of times (Gasoline, for example), but I didn't feel like it's something I'd normally like. AND THEN THIS SONG HAPPENED and it just completely blew me away. The music video is flawless and outstanding, the song is so great. I just love it. A lot. Go listen to it if you haven't.

This one is one of those old-but-gold songs that you know was released a few years ago but would still sing to if you ever heard it somewhere today. I don't really know what attracted me to this song so much but I actually found myself listening to it on a daily basis because it's just really good. It just makes me want to play it and snuggle in my bed on a rainy morning and write in a pretty journal or whatever I don't know it just has that vibe. And that chorus though, who could resist?

So, about Lorde. I'll be honest. Sometimes she amazes me, but other times she just scares me to death. Haha but all things aside, this song has a really cool tune and even though every song that Lorde sings kind of sounds the same I still enjoy this one a lot. I've never heard a lot about Disclosure but all I know is that they make the strangest music videos ever. Huh. 
But anyway, I totally recommend you to try this song, and if you have some extra time, you should also check out the SG Lewis remix version because that one's just pure genius (It's the one I linked). (Thanks, Rebecca!)

Okay, I guess I'm a little late to the party when it comes to loving this song. I've seen the title everywhere (of course, with Troye Sivan's growing presence and popularity all over the Internet) but honestly I just didn't want to listen to it at first because I didn't like the idea of a song being so popular because it came from a YouTuber. But then I just pushed it aside and still wanted to kiiiind of know what the song sounded like so I clicked it and bam. Instant obsession. 

There are so many things to love about Tori Kelly. Honestly, it's hard for me to actually admire or be head over heels in love with musicians or singers these days, but okay, Tori is amazing. I find her to be absolutely wonderful, her voice is Heaven-sent, the music she makes is beautiful, and she's just so talented. Gorgeous, too, by the way.
The lyrics to this song spoke to me a lot and I found it really empowering and uplifting. This is the music we need today, guys. I really like the beat of this song and how it doesn't sound like she's overdoing it.

I can't really explain why I like this song. I guess I've been exploring through both ends of the very wide "new music" spectrum, and this song just has a different overall vibe to it. Normally, I wouldn't listen to these types of songs but I actually find it really intriguing. I don't know a lot about AURORA but I think she's a really potential new artist in the industry, and this song highlights that statement perfectly. I don't know if other people would like it, but I strangely do.

So I guess that's all from me today! I'll try to be a lot more productive and to write a lot more content for the blog in the future. I hope you guys liked this little list I put together.

What are some songs you've been into lately? Leave a comment below and I'd love to see your recommendations!

Until next time,




6 comments :

  1. Love Halsey, that whole album is amazing! Great picks!
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  2. I love finding new music suggestions!!
    -Olivia
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  3. Sunday Morning is always good. Such an upbeat and happy tune, how can you not like it?

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I am going to check these out
    xo
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  5. Nice posT!

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  6. Lorde has a new song and I haven't heard it yet??? It's been a while since she's come out with anything, I'll have to check it out! I like Youth as well, the album cover is so eyecatching too.

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