Hello!

Music has been a really big part of my life for as long as I can remember – both of my parents are really into music in their different ways and I grew up singing at the top of my lungs, learning an array of instruments and listening to as much music as I could get my hands on. Consequently I listen to a lot of different music so I thought I’d write a post about the kind of music I listen to when I want that comfort music that I know I like!

All Time Low – I had to start with my favourite band right? I love All Time Low – every era, every album, every hair cut. They’re my ultimate go to because I love the sound and the real guitars, I love the vibes and the emotions and the lyrics are just so beautiful, so meaningful and poignant.

Against the Current, In Our Bones – I’ve been a fan of Against the Current for a while now but they released In Our Bones earlier this year and after hearing them sing some of these songs live pre-release when they opened for All Time Low, I was so excited to hear the full album. I love it so much – it’s so varied, it hits a lot of different genres and it’s fun and easy to listen to whilst having some more serious tones too. Also, I’m 90% sure Wastelands could be about Doctor Who. I’m 100% sure it’s not but I like to pretend it is. Always listen to it at the gym!

Busted – one of my first favourite bands and a really easy listen. It’s a very nostalgic listen to me and I need to mentally prepare myself for Night Driver coming out next month. Especially after the announcement of a tour today (relevant) and I’m so excited, the fight for tickets at the end of this week is going to be a nightmare.

Panic! At The Disco – a newer favourite but I listened to Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die and I was obsessed with it, I went back and listened to some old stuff and when Death of a Bachelor came out I listened to literally nothing else. I saw them in January and I’m going again at the end of November and I can’t wait. I just listen to their entire discography – I’ve got to learn every song off by heart at some point right?

Jonas Brothers – sounds ridiculous, but I loved the Jonas Brothers a lot in my early teen days and listening back now, the music isn’t actually that bad and it’s very nostalgic and fun for me – gotta love a bit of pre-Camp Rock JB? Old school, early 2000s pop-rock makes me happy. I like happy pop it’s easy listening and it makes me happy.

Islands, Luduvico Einaudi – very different style – I love piano music, I think it’s really, really beautiful. Einaudi’s work sounds like it should be a fairy tale (in fact, I’m currently teaching myself to play one of his pieces called Fairy Tale and it’s just very beautiful music. I thoroughly recommend it if you want background music without lyrics because I found that really good to revise to when I was at school.

That’s everything I can think of for now! Other albums or styles I’d recommend at movie soundtracks (I like superhero movie soundtrack, X Men: First Class is incredible), the radio function on Spotify is really fun because you can take a song you like and it’ll give you other songs like it and it’s a nice way to find new music as well!

I hope you enjoyed this post, I really enjoy writing about music so let me know if you liked it too!

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx

 

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