These four songs are songs that I’ve listened to on repeat for the past few weeks (along with some others, mind you), and I have yet to get sick of them! Three of them are by artists that I was introduced to just this summer, but all four songs are relatively new to me (am I making sense?). They’re all songs that you can kind of listen to in any situation, whether you’re walking to class, studying for class, hanging with friends, or just spending some quality time by yourself! Just to quickly introduce myself, I’m Emily and I’m new to the BU Central team! I’m a freshman in CAS and I’m studying biology/pre-med.
Coconut Records/Nighttiming: Coconut Records was created by Jason Schwartzman (you may have seen him in The Darjeeling Limited, Marie Antoinette, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, etc.) and it’s an indie pop musical solo project, although his albums have had contributions from other artists. The opening of Nighttiming reminds me, somewhat, of the music that plays every time Kramer enters Jerry’s apartment in Seinfeld. If any of you listen to and like Best Coast, Coconut Records may be right for you.
Real Estate/Out of Tune: Real Estate is an indie rock band, and I would liken it to other bands like Vampire Weekend and Best Coast (again). I really love listening to Real Estate when I’m relaxing or studying because even though it’s not like listening to soothing, classical music, there’s something about Real Estate and the composition of their music that’s incredibly tranquil and it makes me feel like I’m lying on a beach in California.
Robyn/Hang With Me: So, I guess I’m really late with Robyn, but she’s a Swedish pop artist who’s been singing since the ’90s. I definitely recommend listening to her whole album, Body Talk, because, for me personally, it’s been quite a while since I found a new album that I fully enjoyed–of course, there are a few individual tracks in Body Talk that I’m not the biggest fan of, but as a whole, the album is really fantastic. Other tracks I recommend are Call Your Girlfriend, Fembot, Dancing On My Own, Dancehall Queen, the list goes on. Really, just listen to the whole album.
Sufjan Stevens/The Henney Buggy Band: Sufjan Stevens is an American singer and songwriter, and I’ll be honest, I don’t know much more about him. I haven’t listened to any of his other songs, but they’re mostly indie folk and indie pop, and I have heard good things about his music from other people. I don’t really know what it is I like about this song, but when I listen to it, it kind of makes me feel like I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie.
Anyways, I guess it all depends on the type of music that you enjoy, but I urge you all to give these artists/songs a listen. I haven’t gotten sick of them yet, and I’m not sure if I ever will, but I’m quite content with keeping them on my Spotify playlist for at least another month.