Monday, April 3, 2017

my current playlist

Music was my first love. It gave me a passion for singing and dancing before I could even walk and it's been there anytime I needed to feel something. It made my love for New Orleans that much stronger, and it bonded my brother and I. I was only a tiny thing when I would sit in the back of his 66' mustang and yell "turn it up!" I discovered The Eagles, The Beatles, U2, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors in that backseat. He was constantly introducing me to great stuff. I mean... Who buys their 10 year old sister the Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians album? It's still one of my favorite albums to this day. I'm so lucky to have been exposed to so many incredible artists at such a young age. My love and appreciation of music has only deepened throughout the years and my library has grown exponentially. I am constantly on the hunt for new music. Luckily, most people in my life are aware of this so new stuff basically falls in my lap. Lately I've felt so inspired and motivated and I know my current playlist has helped with that. I hope you find something that sparks your interest and helps you feel something.   

Maggie catapulted into fame after a video of Pharrell listening to her first demo went viral. He was absolutely stunned at how unique and fresh her sound was. I know how he felt the moment her song started playing because I felt the exact same way. It completely moved me. If you're looking for something brand new and a little trippy, then Maggie is your girl. 

Regardless of the fact that Khalid is only 19 and sings a lot about teenage angst, his stuff is extremely relatable and has the best beat. This is an album you're gonna want to play in the car all summer with the windows down. 

I've never been a huge rap fan. I definitely appreciate it, and every once in awhile there's a rapper that will come along and make me pay attention. Logic is one of those. His beats are original and his lyrics are clever.  He's also probably one of the most interesting rappers out there. I can't think of another rapper that is sober and stays home to play video games and nerd out with his wife instead of turning up in the club.

If eccentric is something you're into, then FJM is your jam. When listening to his stuff you immediately feel transported back to the late sixties/early seventies. I feel like he would have killed it at Woodstock. I don't think it's possible to listen to his music and not feel happy. 

This debut album from a 21 yr old hip hop kid rocked my world. There aren't a ton of albums that I can say I can listen to all the way through and not skip songs. From breakups to people not believing in you- there is something everyone can relate to on this album. 

I recently rediscovered this indie folk band, and I have had these 2 albums on repeat. As you can tell by now I have a sweet spot for folk, and they are one of the best folk bands out there. If you're looking for something uplifting then they're definitely not the group for you, but if you want to mellow out and enjoy beautiful music and falsetto, then Bon Iver is where it's at.


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