Last year I wrote about my favourite new tracks each and every month, there were so many, it was a lot of fun to listen to and collate all these new bits of music. For 2018, I thought I’d switch it up a bit and focus on what I am actually listening to the most.
Using Obscurify I found out the top 10 songs I listened in the six weeks leading up to 08/02/18 and have written a little spiel on each below. I find any and all Spotify data completely intriguing so I spend far too much time on this site.
1) ALL I HAVE – CHARLIE BARNES
I’m a really big fan of Charlie, he’s such a talented musician and songwriter and this track is where he really shines. ‘All I Have’ is the first single from his upcoming album Oceanography, which comes out in a few short weeks. If you like upbeat acoustics, this guy is for you.
I recently interviewed Charlie for work, he is very genuinely one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I’ve had a chat with.
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.
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.
Another month has come and gone, meaning there’s that much more music to delve into from the last 31 days.
Take a look back at September‘s top hits, then move ahead to this month’s.
Bubblegum – YONAKA
Drop this one when wanting to feel empowered about everything in your life. Everything about this song is well constructed, from the heavy chorus instrumentals to the vocals you can see yourself screeching out in the shower.
My bangers of 2017 playlist is getting pretty larger there’s only a few more Music of the Month posts left of the year.
Before taking a look at my top picks for September’s new releases, catch up on August’s post.
Provider – Frank Ocean
As I say in every addition, every Frank Ocean track is a gift to us for the wait between Channel: Orange and Blonde.
In truth Frank doesn’t need autotune to these levels, but that’s what sets Provider apart.