This month has been an amazing month for music, and I really wanted to get this out while I had time. By that I mean whilst I wait for my dad to come pick me up from university because I don’t think I can carry this suitcase full of textbooks any further than straight to the car.
Anyway yes, I’ve gotten into tons of new music this month that I cannot wait to share with you right here!
I started this month with listening to Misterwives, a band I’d never listened to before! Their album, Our Own House, is so upbeat and uplifting, it’s been really great to listen to on the way to and from university. The titular song, ‘Our Own House’ is my favourite, I also really like ‘Best I Can Do’. Continue Reading →
I probably should have posted this in February, rather than on 4th March.
Especially as now all the music I’m listening to can’t go onto this post! I have to wait until next month!
I generally intend to make this a Spotify thing, linking my personal playlist at the end, updated with all of the songs I have been obsessed with throughout the month, however for the majority of February, I was listening to an album that isn’t on Spotify.
And you can probably guess what album that is, from the last sentence there.
Yes, I have been obsessed with 1989 by Taylor Swift. And I’m only a million months late to it!
I borrowed the album from my roommate Stacy, and never looked back. It has been constantly on repeat whilst walking to uni, or doing work, housework, or generally when I just want some music in the background.
I completely understand the hype around this album now, and why it became the fastest selling album in years!
There’s no filler, and no songs that I want to skip. I could, and have, listened to it for hours on repeat uninterrupted.
Bladdy hell- guess who just realised that they didn’t take a SINGLE PHOTOGRAPH of the band last night. Wait no, this goes up Tuesday, and right now it’s Monday night for me…so by the time you’re reading this, it’s 2 days ago. Okay. That was a hard one to figure out for a sleepy me.
On Sunday, I went to see Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox for the second time, I thought I had blogged about the first time I watched them, in June, but I can’t find it on the site. So I guess I didn’t? Which is strange, I can remember writing the post!
Scott Bradlee and PMJ take songs that are popular now, or have been extremely successful in the past, and perform them as if they came from a different era, or genre. They are SO GOOD AT THIS. They nail it every time.
The best thing about seeing them perform live is that it feels so real, with the amount of people playing instruments in front of you. Even better, they brought 5 vocalists with them this time! It’s like a billion concerts in 1. The last time I watched them, they had 3-4 vocalists I think, and this time, all apart from 1 were new! So in a way, it was like seeing a different band for me.
These TBT’s always seem to focus on music but here we are.
My #TBT series focuses on things that I love and have loved before I made YouTube videos and blogposts, so these things have never been talked about too much on videos/posts. This series is here so I can gush about all of these great things!
Today it’s on Florence and the Machine. The greatest band on Earth. Or at least one of them, I don’t know I’m exaggerating so everything sounds exciting.
I’ve been watching too much Parks and Recreation, I’m hearing everything I type in Amy Poehler’s voice.
Florence and the Machine are SO GREAT. I know I describe everything as SO GREAT, but that is because they are SO GREAT.
First of all, I want to say a massive THANK YOU to all of you who have been reading this. I’ve become so much active on here, and it’s paying off. This blog has gone from having 4-7 views a day to 50 on average. Yesterday it was almost 100! That’s crazy! I hope you’ll all stick around while I babble on about things.
Secondly I just wanted to talk about the new blog layout! I revamped it quite a bit last night. As much as I loved the old layout, it didn’t look or feel completely right. This layout feels much more clean. I still have a fair bit of work to do on it, but I think it looks good enough for now!
Thirdly, I think my new blog goal is 5 posts a week. I may do these Monday to Friday, but I’m not sure yet. That won’t be starting just yet, as I have an exam Tuesday, so depending on how things are going, there may not be a post Monday and maybe there will be weekend posts. Who knows.
This whole paragraph just became a disclaimer for ‘I think I know what I’m doing, but I’m not 100%, but I want the feeling of accomplishment from committing to a goal’.
Today’s post is going to be a bit simpler. I want to talk about music a little bit.
Isn’t it strange how you can hear one or two songs and immediately they’re the songs that define a month in your life? This month for me has been defined by these two:
Elastic Heart – Sia
Brain – BANKS
I feel like I have to address this when talking about Elastic Heart, but I love the video. I think it’s amazing. As Jack Howard said, it really is a piece of art and you immediately feel pretentious as hell for describing it in that way.
I know that when I think back to January 2015, I’m going to think of a blur of exam stress and blogging, with BANKS and Sia playing in the background.
I’m playing these songs whenever I can, like right now! Or when I have 5 minutes between doing some revision questions, or as I get ready in the morning.
For ages I thought BANKS was what all the kids who are hip and cool were calling Azalea Banks. Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong. I discovered this song through Meghan Tonjes who recently covered it, and now I can’t stop listening to it. It’s a few plays off of becoming a problem.
While we’re here, I’m gonna throw this out there. I’ve been using Spotify for a while, and I’ve made a playlist called ‘Davey’s Anthems’, full of some of my favourite songs. I do need to add All About That Bass though. If you’ve been following me on, well any social media, you will know how much I love that song.
I sorta wish Love Me Harder hadn’t been the first song I added to the playlist, and it had been something cool and unknown so my playlist looked mysterious.
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