I’ve been listening to:
God is a woman // Ariana Grande
God is a woman has honestly been my favorite song released in 2018. We love a female power anthem.
High Horse // Kacey Musgraves
Most of my favorite music is high energy but I do have a soft spot for something soft & acoustic — Golden Hour has been that album for me recently. An atypical choice if we’re being real. My musical taste is spread across most genres, but country is far & few in my Spotify. I enjoy the country music my grandparents listened to, but I find the modern take to be immensely repetitive. Kacey Musgraves is a breath of fresh air, her vintage blend of country & pop is seamless & alluring.
Edge of Darkness // Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet is the best new band I have heard in a long while. How these guys are so young with so much soul is incredible. The way they’ve presented their Zeppelin-esque sound is parallel to how Lana Del Rey transports us to the 1950’s with each record she releases. I think Greta Van Fleet has the rare power to unite opposing generations of music lovers.
Tune in next month to find out what I’ve been loving
— ♡ Hannah Alaine
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This week I’m listening to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”