I can say that I managed to create a playlist that consisted of all songs that I had never heard before (or had heard once or twice) and ended up loving. It’s always so refreshing to the ears to listen to new music. And it’s an especially great way to start the new year! The playlist is a mixture of a whole bunch of different genres, so hopefully you’ll find at least one song you like. Maybe you’ve heard a few of them–or all of them–before, but either way, enjoy! (P.S. I dare you not to swoon when you hear Nat King Cole singing)
Angels // The xx
Shiver Shiver // Walk the Moon
Sometimes I’m Happy// Peggy Lee, June Christy
Fuck You Tonight feat. R. Kelly // The Notorious B.I.G.
L-O-V-E – Multilingual Version // Nat King Cole
White Walls – feat. ScHoolboy Q, Hollis // Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Thin Line – feat. Buffalo Madonna// Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Poetic Justice // Kendrick Lamar, Drake
The Last Hope feat. Kardinal Offish // Drake
Runaround Sue // Dion
Soulman // Ben L’Oncle Soul
The Sign // Ace of Base
Hope your spring semester has started off well!
I’m not sure about all y’all, but the world of music was very kind to me over the weekend. THREE of my most anticipated albums of the year leaked, giving me a ton of new tracks to keep me patient for at least another week or so.
It’s been over a year since Drake released his last offering, Thank Me Later, and his follow-up album is certainly something to get excited about. I’ve only listened through it a couple times so far, and the major standout for me is the sexy title track with Rihanna, “Take Care.”
Childish Gambino is Community star Donald Glover‘s rap project and he’s finally releasing his debut album after a string of mixtapes and EPs. Camp has Glover constantly testing out new genres to accomodate his hilarious and poignant raps. “Heartbeat” goes hard with a legit electronic beat and is definitely worth a listen.
Birdy is a 15-year old British phenom that y’all clearly need to know about. She grabbed major attention last year with her cover of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love” and she continues that trend of fascinating covers on her debut album (all tracks except for one are covers). My favorite, a beautiful version of The National‘s “Terrible Love,” was nowhere on YouTube, but I was able to find her equally beautiful rendition of The xx‘s “Shelter.”
That’s it for this week, hope y’all enjoyed the tracks!