February Music Favourites!

2019, music

Hello!

Today, I wanted to try something new – I love music and one of my goals for this year was to listen to more new music rather than listening to the same music I always listen to. The way I’m doing this is not by going searching for new music but letting Spotify algorithms do it for me and picking songs from my discover weekly playlist!

I then add songs I like to ‘Liked from Radio‘ playlist and when I’m done listening to my Discover Weekly for the week I generally put this playlist on shuffle in the background when I’m cooking or travelling or whatever!

If I’m wanting to listen to anything more specific I add it to my ‘Current jams‘ playlist and if I want slightly more familiar music that’s the playlist I go for and that’s the playlist I’m going to be talking about today!

Rather than doing a song by song review I thought I’d just have a chat about the playlist as a whole. None of these songs actually came from my Discover Weekly this time around – ‘On My Way’ is a new song from Sheppard that was their bid for Australia’s Eurovision entry that’s I’m obsessed with, Burned Out is my favourite song from dodie’s new EP ‘Human’ and the rest of the songs are mostly inspired by what I’ve been watching on music channels on the TV!

‘Come Along’ by Cosmo Sheldrake is the song used in the new iPhone advert and I think it’s really catchy and boppy – not enough for me to buy an iPhone but a good song regardless!

‘Exits’ (Foals), ‘Sweet but Psycho’ (Ava Max) and all three Billie Eilish songs on this playlist I first heard from one of those nights when mum and I just shoved on MTV music and tried to get on with some work.

‘Drug’ is the debut song from technically new band Simple Creatures, which is made up of blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and my all time favourite band All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth who is my favourite vocalist of all time. If I could describe my perfect voice to listen to it would be Alex Gaskarth. His voice is the entire reason I like this song but it is also an incredible song. Excited for more of Alex Gaskarth’s voice this year.

‘Blue Tacoma’ by Russel Dickerson actually came from a radio on my boyfriend’s Spotify and I thought it was a Busted song – it has a lot of original Busted vibes and I really liked it so it went immediately onto my jams playlist.

I’d love to make this music post a monthly series and I want to give it more of a structured format which includes having a shoutout of the month – this month it has to go to ‘Sweet but Psycho’ by Ava Max  because gosh darn I’m obsessed with this song, I have it on loop most of the time and it makes me want to try covering it, I’ve got ideas so 100% no shadow of a doubt this is my favourite song this month.

So that’s my first music favourites! I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want this blog to be and I’ve seen so many ads on instagram and facebook about making my blog profitable and growing it but they all focus on such a specific niche that I just don’t think I want to put myself in. But I am making an effort to write about more of what I love – travel, organisation/bullet journalling, fitness/body positivity, outfits/fashion and music! If there’s anything you really like seeing on my blog please do let me know in a comment down below – I’d love to know what you like reading from me!

Also if you have any ideas for a series title for these posts any recommendations would be fab, something musical but maybe a little bit funny.

Thank you so much for reading,

Sophie xx

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My ‘Go To’ Music

2016, music

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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