It’s time for the final installment of Music of the Month 2017! Will this series be continuing into 2018? I haven’t decided on that yet, so we’ll find out.
This series has been a completely fun way of forcing myself to give new tracks time, to discover new artists and to challenge myself to review a song in a couple of sentences.
Enough about that, let’s get into the best music of December!
Here’s November’s if you missed it.
I Know You – Acoustic – Craig David + Bastille
Taking a production laden track with a focus on it’s twist on the conventional ‘drop’ and turning it into an acoustic isn’t an easy task. Somehow Craig David and Bastille have pulled it off by slowing down their vocals, relaxing it all and changing the entire tune of the song, yet they still absolutely crush it.
Another year in music is over. Last year I recounted my top 10 albums of the year, and it’s time to do it all over again. This year’s list was very tough, it’s been an absolutely amazing year for all genres of music, so many artists have released such mind blowing pieces of work! Here are the 10 I’ve chosen as the best of the best.
This year I tried not to simply focus on my 10 favourites, but on 10 that I truly believe are the best, whether this is overall, or means a complete album with 0 filler, or an album that’s defining it’s genre, these are all something special.
Lorde – Melodrama
Top Track: ‘Homemade Dynamite’
Whilst this list is in no order, Melodrama 100% cinches the top spot for me. Melodrama encapsulates heartbreak, late-teenage parties and the transition into ‘true’ adult life in a handful of unique and experimental tracks. From the thumping beats of ‘Green Light’ to the soft piano of ‘Liability’, and it’s reprise, Lorde proves that she’s a forced to be reckoned with. A 4 year wait between records is nothing if it results in anything half as good as Melodrama.
The end of the year is nigh, and that means only one thing, Spotify’s 2017 Wrapped has arrived! It’s time to look back at a year of music and what we’ve wrapped our ears around over the last 12 months.
I love these stats and document them every year, here’s 2015’s and 2016’s if you’re interested!
Top 5 Artists
1) Bastille (Last year: 1)
Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of discussions and chats with creators of all kinds.
Today we’re joined by London based pop duo OMYO!
D: Who and what is OMYO, what’s the full backstory?
O: OMYO is made up of me (William) and Tom, who met a few years ago in a pub on New Year’s Eve and after a short conversation made a bet to write a song! 2 days later and a few rough tunes done, our second song was picked up by New Look for an advert and played on 1xtra.
The year is nearly over and we’re up to the second to last instalment of 2017’s MOTM posts.
Here’s October’s if you missed it.
The Way Life Goes – Lil Uzi vert, Nicki Minaj + Oh Wonder
I don’t think anyone ever expected to see Oh Wonder’s Landslide sampled alongside Nicki and Uzi, least of all Oh Wonder. This is a magical, mystical collab that works absurdly well, much better than it ever should. It’s a testament to all involved’s incredible talent.