Hello hello, it’s time for another one of my favourite posts- my top 10 music monthlies. However, this month has been almost all repeats, since I didn’t start making a new playlist until the end of the month, so this month i’ve decided to choose ten songs i’ve really been loving instead so that it’s not as boring if you’ve read any of my other posts. So these aren’t necessarily my most listened to songs, but ones i’ve definitely been loving in the past few weeks. If you’re curious to see what i’ve listened to the most, you can check out my last.fm account.
So in no particular order, here’s my 10 top picks from this month!
1. Airfield by Javelin
I haven’t been able to get this out of my head, it’s so ridiculously catchy!
“I live on the hillside by the 405, I love the convenience, there’s a park and ride.”
Not exactly the most lyrically profound, but it seems to be one of those lines you just get stuck in your head, or maybe it’s just me? Airfield is very old school electronic sounding, which is a nice change in a genre which can get quite generic sounding. I really like this, i’ve never heard any of Javelin’s other stuff but i’m definitely going to check them out.
2. Feel You by Twin Wave
I think this is the song i’ve been most excited by this month. I was listening to my ipod whilst reading on my holiday, and had to go back through all my songs to find this one because I kept singing it and couldn’t remember the name. Since then i’ve been replaying it quite a lot. This one’s quite indie, but to me it’s very chill, and I love the tune. I love how diferent the verses and chorus feel, but they still mesh together nicely, if that makes sense at all.
3. New Person, Same Old Mistakes by Tame Impala
I can’t quite believe that I haven’t actually mentioned Tame Impala in my music top tens yet (apart from when I spoke about Daffodils- Mark Ronson ft. Kevin Parker I suppose) because I’ve had so many of their songs floating about my most listened to for months.
Tame Impala are a really unique band, Kevin Parker’s voice is really something else. I love the synthy chords mixed with the guitars. Also, if the song sounds familiar, Rihanna covered this for a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and she kept it pretty much identical to the original.
But yeah, highly recommend this song and Tame Impala in general. It’s a really hard song to try and describe, so i’m not even going to attempt.
4. Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens
I’m not even going to lie, this song is pretty depressing. But it’s truly beautiful. The background to this song, a conversation between Sufjan Stevens and his mother who was dying of cancer makes it even more heartbreaking.
If you like very chill, relaxing music, like Bon Iver for example, you’ll probably love this. I definitely do. Also, if you like the next song on my list, i’d give it a listen too.
5. Spanish Sahara by Foals
An oldie, but a definite goodie. Everything about this song is perfect.
“Now I see you lying there, like a lilo losing air.”
I really got back into this song after playing the video game Life is Strange over winter I think it was. Which if you haven’t played it and you’re into video games, is a truly beautiful game, the song fits very well.
Foals really do no wrong in my eyes.
6. Charlemagne by Blossoms
I actually discovered this through Spotify when they kept suggesting I add it to my playlist. I’m so glad I listened to it! The vocals are quite similar to some Arctic Monkeys stuff, but the music is totally different.
I’m so bad at trying to describe what music sounds like, but if you’re into Arctic Monkeys, give this a go.
7. Looking For Signs by Leif Erikson
This is definitely another one of my favourite finds of this month, it’s a fantastic song. Very chill, but it has a quite classic folk rock sounding vibe.
Highly recommend this one.
8. Go Time by Digitalism
Going back electonic-indie, this is super catchy, but more typical electronic than Airfield was (the first song on this list). It’s such an upbeat, happy sounding song that you can’t help but want to dance to. Around the 2:30 mark to the end is my favourite bit of the song, but it’s all fantastic.
9. Come Save Me by Jagwar Ma
This is such an easy listen, it’s so cheerful and almost vintage sounding. Spotify reckons they’re “hazy neo-psychedelia” which sounds a bit ridiculous in writing, but listening to the song, it actually makes a lot of sense. Especially when you watch the video, but it gave me a bit of a sore head trying to watch all the circles.
10. Forever, Until by Dog Bite
Dog Bite is just such a fantastic name, it drew me in before I’d even listened to the song. It’s clear that i’ve really been enjoying chill, hazy music this month, because this song is exactly that.
When i’m pretending i’m in a music video whilst listening to my ipod, I totally imagine myself in a convertible with the top down on a road trip with the wind going through my hair as i’m staring out the window. Does anyone else do that, or am I the only weirdo? But you kind of get the picture. I really like this song, it’s very relaxing.
As I said before, you can check out my Last.fm profile if you’d like to see more of what I listen to on a daily basis (aka the same song over and over again) or if you want to check out some of my playlists you can follow me over on Spotify.