songs of the week // february 11th, 2019

For the past month, I’ve been listening to:

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Celestica // Crystal Castles

I kicked off 2019 with some moody tunes & amongst them was one of my favorite albums from 2012/13, Crystal Castles (II). You’ll often find me speaking fondly of my tumblr days, tumblr was a huge foundation for my aesthetic & individuality. A lot of the artists I found during this time I still listen to.

 

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ocean eyes // Billie Eilish

Okay, I finally jumped on the Billie Eilish train & just in time for her debut album. I came across Bellyache on a Lorde / Lana Del Rey station last fall & was captivated by her haunting vocals. I gave don’t smile at me a chance this past month & I l didn’t take it off rotation for a week.

 

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in the dark // Bring Me the Horizon

Every project BMTH releases brings something different & they are constantly pushing themselves as artists. They’ve remained one of my favorite artists since high school for this reason. Although I was slightly (very) disappointed the rumor of Post Malone being featured on amo was false, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that synth-pop artist Grimes was taking that spot.

 

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songs of the week // january 14th, 2019

Here are some of my favorites from December:

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REEL IT IN // Aminé 

Aminé initially caught my attention back in 2017 with his hit Caroline. A few months ago the video for REEL IT IN popped up on Twitter. Although I enjoy Aminé’s approach to music, Vine star Rickey Thompson’s cameo made the bigger impression in the end.

 

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Heroin // Lana Del Rey

In anticipation of Lana’s newest album, I have been diving back into her last record. (I think nearly every song from Lust for Life has been featured in this series)

 

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Riders on the Storm // The Doors

I spent most of December obsessing over Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army so I’m going to include a throwback of one of my all-time favorite songs.

 

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songs of the week // december 10th, 2018

Lately, I’ve been listening to:

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thank u, next // Ariana Grande

Ari (Queen of Pop) is back at it & she’s outdone herself. I loved the powerful feminine energy that exuded from Sweetener, but thank u, next is a whole new level of powerful (sad girl) feminine energy. I’ve followed Ariana since early in high school & it makes me so happy to see the recognition she is getting. I’m so exhilarated to see what’s in store for AG5.

 

 

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Watching Over //  Greta Van Fleet

Earlier this summer, I discovered Greta Van Fleet & was completely obsessed with their From the Fires EP. When I heard their debut album was being released in the fall I was ecstatic. I feel like the boys have found a little more of their own sound with their debut album. The acoustic numbers really stand out for me however I genuinely enjoy the album as a whole. After listening to the record a second time I’ve grown to appreciate every song on the record & frankly, I’m obsessed. A big congratulations to the group as well for landing 4 Grammy nominations. ✨’

 

 

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He Can Only Hold Her // Amy Winehouse

‘He tries to pacify her, but what’s inside her never dies’

One Thursday in November, we had a gorgeous snowy day. I decided to enjoy the beauty of that day & put a record on. The record of choice was Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, this record is the equivalent of a warm blanket on a cold day & will always comfort me in my deepest sorrows.

 

 

Tune in next month (& year 😉) to find out what I’ve been listening to.

Hannah Alaine

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songs of the week // november 8th, 2018

I’ve been listening to:

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Wu Tang Forever feat. Wu-Tang Clan // Logic

Logic dropped his 4th album & final in the Young Sinatra series, YSIV (a surprise release as well) at the end of September. I’m a huge connoisseur of 90’s hip-hop & was so stunned when Logic made the announcement that all living members of Wu-Tang Clan were going to be featured on a song. Hearing some of my favorite artists from the past & present on one song was such a sweet treat.

 

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Venice Bitch // Lana Del Rey

Another one of my favorites announced an album in September. Both singles were considerably stripped down in comparison to the Honeymoon & Lust for Life eras, Lana is tracing back to some Ultraviolence vibes with my personal favorite of the two. With this in mind, I’m looking forward to hearing the album as a whole.

 

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Get Your Gunn // Marilyn Manson

A 90’s throwback delivered to me via Spotify radio

 

Tune in next month to find out what I’ve been listening to, in the meantime keep up with me on all my socials below.

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songs of the week // october 8th, 2018

Hey guys! I was feeling a little under the weather last week so I’m coming at you with my September songs a little later:

 

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Fight the Feeling // Mac Miller

Mac’s passing at the beginning of last month hit me hard. Growing up in western Pennsylvania, I got the chance to watch Mac grow & prosper as an artist. I loved his early work but I also loved the artist he became. We were always rooting for him. Macadelic Best Day Ever both got me through some of the toughest times.

 

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Controlla // Drake

I felt that most of Drake’s Views was overplayed & abandoned it for the longest time, Controlla has been a forgotten bop of mine.

 

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SICKO MODE // Travis Scott

ASTROWORLD was in my rotation for most of the month of September, I love how the album as a whole is constructed, & each song effortlessly flows into the next. I’m not big into the ‘new wave’ of rap but a few of the songs kept popping up on the Drake & Kendrick Lamar stations & they were too catchy.

 

Tune in next month to find what I’ve been listening too. If you have any suggestions for posts or video ideas, let me know as well. 🙂

 

Hannah Alaine

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songs of the week // september 6th, 2018

I’ve been listening to:

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Us & Them // Pink Floyd

Greta Van Fleet reminded how much I love Zeppelin & Floyd so I’ve spent the last month with Dark Side of the Moon on repeat. Another favorite track of mine is Time.

 

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Meet Me In the Hallway // Harry Styles

Boy did I forget how much I loved Harry Styles solo debut. This song gave me a Pink Floyd vibe from the first time I heard it. For a change, there’s a bit of a pattern in my music taste.

 

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Playinwitme [Remix] feat. Logic & Kehlani // KYLE

I was super duper stoked when I woke up one Monday to this remix being released! I love the original but Logic’s verse takes thing song to a whole new level.

 

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sweetener // Ariana Grande

sweetener is the album I’ve always wanted from Ari, the whole album has been on rotation since it was released & the title track has been my favorite recently.

 

Tune in next month to find out what I’ve been listening to.

 

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songs of the week // august 2nd, 2018

I’ve been listening to:

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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songs of the week // what I listened to on my blog break

Hello everyone 💥 I hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July. Today I’m showing off what I was listening to while I was away:

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Buried Alive // Logic

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Like Whoa // Logic

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Hallelujah // Logic

Logic has been heavy in my rotation since the fall. I feel like no matter what he makes is so damn good! Mixtapes, albums – they’re all catchy with great meaning / hooks. I’ve listed my favorites from each of his albums.

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Blue by You // Turnstile

Hardcore is another genre I got super into as well in the fall of last year. I love both punk & metal so it’s no surprise this hybrid of the two fell into my lap. Turnstile is easily my favorite I’ve found so far, but I also enjoy Knocked Loose & Code Orange.

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Saturnalia // Marilyn Manson

Growing up, I was the kid who made fun of the goth kids, (because I secretly wanted to be one but was too worried about what others thought of me) but here I am at 23 obsessed with the new Manson record. This record started coming up on Spotify’s Slipknot radio & the more I heard, the more I couldn’t get enough.

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Froot // Marina & the Diamonds

Marina used to be one of my faves in high school & after listening to her again in recent months, I remember why. Her voice & overall aesthetic makes her one of the most unique of our generation. She also announced on Twitter this week she is releasing a new album in the fall!

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Lonely // Demi Lovato

Demi is forever my favorite. I have been a fan of her since seeing her on tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2008 & at times, it feels like I’ve grown up with her. Her music has always spoken to me. I felt a little less alone after watching Simply Complicated & seeing her go through some issues similar to my own. I only recently listened to Tell Me You Love Me & I can’t lie, I’m kicking myself. This project is easily her best album. I always look forward to what Demi has in store but I can’t help but predict that her next record will be even better than TMYLM.

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Broken Clocks // SZA

2017 was an awesome year for new artists & SZA was just one of the artists who got their big break. Hearing Drew Barrymore for the first time was one of my most iconic moments of 2017.

 

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.

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.