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.

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songs of the week // july 14th, 2017

This week I’ve been listening to:

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Feels // Calvin Harris feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, & Big Sean

Thankfully Calvin Harris dropped his new album just in time for the start of the summer. I’m very selective when it comes to dance or EDM, but Calvin Harris is one of my absolute favorites. Feels was featured in a SnapChat filter before the album release & the beat caught my attention right away – it’s what you’d imagine playing in the background while driving around with the windows down on a gorgeous summer day. Plus, I’m a sucker for any song with Pharrell. Be sure to check out to Slide feating Frank Ocean & Migos while you’re at it.

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Some Unholy War // Amy Winehouse

When Amy Winehouse first came onto the US scene a decade ago, her raw talent with vocals & writing was obvious. Back in 2007, I couldn’t appreciate it. A few weeks back, I finally got around to watching the documentary based on Amy’s life simply titled, Amy. The movie was incredibly moving & sad but it also reminded me how amazing her music was. I could’ve included the entire Back to Black album on this list, but I went with my favorite song from it.

 

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Satisfy My Soul // Bob Marley & the Wailers

For my old favorite of the week, I’m going with one of my favorite artists & summertime songs. 

♬ Tune in next week to see what I’ve been listening to ♬

songs of the week // july 7th, 2017

Hey everyone, I’m so excited to be starting a new series today! Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember & like everything else while in college, it totally fell off my radar. As a way of introducing myself to new music, I’m starting this series. It’s going to feature one or two new songs I’ve been liking over the past week & an old favorite. Continue reading “songs of the week // july 7th, 2017”