Music Top 10: May

As if it’s really June already. I’ve turned into that person who’s constantly surprised at the beginning of every month, but I really do feel like this year is going so quickly!

I don’t feel like i’ve actually been listening to that much new music this month, which is definitely weird for me. However, almost all of these songs are ones I haven’t spoken about before. For once.

1. Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)  by Father John Misty

The fact that this is my most listened song of both last month and this month is truly a testament to how much I love this. The lyrics are amazing, the music is amazing, what more could you want? Also, the very first word he says in this song is Emma, so I kind of feel like it was meant to be (although I haven’t eaten bread and butter in years…)  You can read what I wrote last month here.

2. Amerika by Young The Giant

I am so in love with this. I only listened to half of the song before I knew that I was a massive fan, which is quite unusual for me, as it’s normally only on a few listens that I realise how much I truly love it. Anyway, Amerika is both chill and instantly singable. Also the beginning is beautiful, and I really believe it should be in a documentary (maybe that’s just my inner journalist coming out).

3. When You’re Smiling And Astride Me by Father John Misty

You see me as I am, it’s true.

I kind of feel like i’m rehashing what I said about Chateau Lobby #4, but honestly Father John Misty’s music is just so honest. It feels like things you always wanted to say but didn’t know how to put them into words. It has quite a choir feeling to it, but in a really good way. Highly recommend the album.

4. Break by Frightened Rabbit

I can only find live versions of this which is so annoying, but it’s enough to give you a fair idea of how great this is, because Frightened Rabbit are awesome. Normally I hate when a band sings in a strong Scottish accent (despite being Scottish myself) but FR are one of the few bands I love despite it. I’ve been listening to a lot of their most recent album, Painting of a Panic Attack, which was released in April. Definitely recommend giving it a go, with my other stand out tracks being Get Out, Die Like A Rich Boy and Wait ‘Til The Morning.

5. Joy In A Small Wage by Asylums

This can only be described as a sort of rock-pop hybrid. It’s unmistakably rocky riffs are mixed with a pop rhythm and smooth vocals. If you’re a bit unsure of rock music and want to find something that’ll bridge the gap between more mainstream music and rock then this is it. It’s a perfect mixture, and it’s so catchy it’s crazy.

6. Dissolve by Absofacto

I was listening to this as part of a random playlist in the shower once, and it was actually the lyrics more than the song that originally got me interested.

I just wanted you to watch me dissolve, sloooowly in a pool full of your love. 

It was stuck in my head all day, and I had to find out what it was. It’s quite a chill song, definitely not as electronicy as the beginning of it sounds. I can imagine listening to this on holiday, because it definitely gives me summer vibes.

7. Dracula Teeth by The Last Shadow Puppets

I love Arctic Monkeys. I love Miles Kane. I loved them when they came together for the  first The Last Shadow Puppets album. You can bet I love the new one. Alex and Miles are both just so smooth, and it really comes across on the new album. It’s almost like crooning. If you like any of the three I mentioned above, you should definitely give this a listen, you won’t regret it.

8. Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon

Remember Bring Me The Horizon? I was a fan of them back in my ’emo’ teenage years. You remember the ones, Chelsea Smile and Football Season Is Over?  Yep. Follow You is so far from that it’s barely believable that they’re the same band. It has more of an accessible rocky vibe than a metal one, but it’s much more melodic than their original stuff was.

*The video for this song is pretty morbid, with blood and guts and shootings and stuff, so I wouldn’t watch it at work, watch the one below instead*

9. I’m In Love (featuring James Vincent McMorrow) by Kygo

I’m not really big into chart music, which is what Kygo typically is. I am however, big into James Vincent McMorrow. That voice! Also it has a really long intro, so if you want to skip the “I’m in love” bit, skip to 00:40. This is very tropical sounding, but with the added bonus of James Vincent McMorrow’s distinctive sound. So yeah. Give it a shot.

10. Cadillac Girl by Only Real

Apparently the theme of this month’s music was chill summer vibes, because that’s exactly what this song is. The speak/singing isn’t what I would normally go for, but I think because of his accent it works pretty well. It’s got a bit of a 90s vibe to it, which is great.

And as usual, all but too soon, that is the end of my music top 10s. You can find all my previous months under the music tab, and as usual, you can find me on Spotify and Last.fm by clicking the links.

Adios!

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