songs of the week // august 25th, 2017

This week I’m listening to:

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Hunt You Down // Kesha

Naturally, I’m still listening to Rainbow. Hunt You Down is the song that surprised me the most off this record. It’s has a 50’s country / Johnny Cash vibe to it, which is incredibly unique in comparison to the music of today.

 

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Galway Girl // Ed Sheeran

Another one of my favorite releases of this year was Ed Sheeran’s Divide. I still find myself listening to this on repeat for a few days at a time.

 

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Just a Girl // No Doubt

Gwen Stefani was one of the first artists to inspire me. I’ll never forget when she stormed onto the scene in 2004 with her solo debut Love. Angel. Music Baby. At first, I didn’t know she fronted an alt rock band, but when I did she became one of my idols & that’s never changed. If I could pick a theme song to play for my life, it would undoubtedly be Just a Girl.

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songs of the week // august 18th, 2017

This week I’m listening to:

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Savage // Lights

Lights has been one of my favorite artists since high school & continues to prove herself incredibly unique with the upcoming release of her new album. Skin & Earth is slated for a release late next month, it is a concept album with a comic book companion. The releases so far off Skin & Earth for me have been hot & cold. However, due to it being a concept album – I’m not losing hope. I’m anticipating hearing how the songs will intertwine with one another. Much like when I listen to Pink Floyd – I cannot bring myself to listen to one or a few songs at a time, I need to listen to everything at once. The effect isn’t as beautiful. Bonus: if you’re a Twenty One Pilots fan, this track features Josh Dun on drums.

 

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Woman // Kesha

2017 is continuing to prove itself as a year for great pop releases. Early last month, Kesha announced her newest single Praying, shortly followed by the album Rainbow. Rainbow is being described as the album Kesha always wanted to release – it fuses country, rock, & typical Kesha dance hits in complete symphony. If you are a fan of Kesha without auto-tune, give Rainbow a listen. Rainbow even contains far less auto-tune than Warrior. Woman has officially become my personal new girl power anthem, it is one of the stand out tracks on the album.

 

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Hymn // Kesha

A bonus since I skipped out on last week (& because Rainbow is 🔥🔥). Yet another empowering track from Kesha, another go-to track for when I’m feeling less than myself. I know that I’m perfect / even though I’m fucked up / Hymn for the hymnless / don’t need no forgiveness.

 

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Clairvoyant // The Story So Far

My old fave of the week is one of the Story So Far’s best-known songs, an acoustic dream featuring the famed lyrics don’t paint me black when I used to be golden.

songs of the week // august 4th, 2017

This week I’m listening to:

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Two Ghosts // Harry Styles

Not gonna lie, when I heard Harry Styles was releasing a solo album I rolled my eyes a bit. I wasn’t sure what to expect & was hoping it wouldn’t be bubblegum pop. Harry & Zayn were the stand out members of One Direction, in my opinion. I was absolutely stunned when a few of these songs popped up on the Ed Shreeran station on Spotify. It was nothing close to my expectations. The soft rock & acoustic sound has such a Rolling Stones / 70’s vibe to it, even if this wasn’t Harry Styles – I’d still be listening.

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Cherry // Lana Del Rey

I couldn’t help but to list this weeks fave song off Lust for Life, I’m officially putting Lana is on hiatus from songs of the week.

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Novacane // Frank Ocean

One of my all-time favorites, this one never gets old.