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.

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songs of the week // july 21st, 2017

This week I’ve been listening to:

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Summer Bummer // Lana Del Rey feat. A$AP Rock & Playboi Carti

Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life has easily been one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2017 – & for good reason. With collabs with from A$AP Rocky to Stevie Nicks & Sean Lennon – there’s a little bit of something for everyone. I’ve personally been following Lana since her debut & she’s been a joy to watch grow as an artist. There isn’t another artist today like her. I’ve only listened to the album once & it’s incredible, every song is great. If you were a fan of Honeymoon and Born to Die, this album is very similar to those aesthetics with more of a hip-hop and acoustic edge. My favorite right now is Summer Bummer, but I’m sure that’ll change the more I listen to it.

 

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Gematria (The Killing Name) // Slipknot

As I said a few weeks ago, metal has grown on me but Slipknot has really grown on me. I think what draws me to Slipknot the most is the lead singer, Corey Taylor. Diverse is almost an understatement to describe him, Corey can go from angry, growling metal vocals to moody brooding alt rock songs such of Through Glass from Stone Sour. (Just a note, he has the second widest vocal range out of all popular artists at 5 & a half octaves) Corey’s vocal range & political outrage seeps through my speakers with Gematria and I love it. This has been on replay for me the last couple weeks & quite frankly, I need to expand my horizons & discover more Slipknot songs.

 

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Teenagers // My Chemical Romace

The Black Parade is by far one of my favorite records of all time. Even upon it’s release at the age of 10, I could tell there was something extrodinary about this record. Teenagers is one of my absolute favorite songs off not only the record, but all time.