October Playlist | 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
So October is about to end so that means it's time for the monthly playlist! This time around it's all about Banks and her album "The Altar" + a couple of other amazing songs! But before we jump into that, I wanted to mention what's to come on the blog in the next couple of days. I'm attending Skopje Fashion Weekend once again and I will be reviewing some of the fashion shows and sharing my thoughts on the collections. I've got my outfits ready to go, the vibe I'm going for this year is "street style chic", so we'll see where that takes us.
Anyway, here are the best of the best for the month of October!
My babes Years & Years FINALLY released a new song and it was featured in the 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby, which I watched and cry laughed through the whole thing (definitely recommend watching it!). "Meteorite" is an upbeat, synth-pop goodness and I expected nothing less from my favorite band. I just love them so much, I want more!
"To U" by Skrillex & Diplo, also known as Jack U had a string of hits in 2015 and granted, I loved most of them. But somehow this song slipped under the radar so I discovered it only this month. But it's been on replay for about two weeks now, so that means that a good song is a good song, no matter how old it is. I feel like this month's playlist is a mish mash of every song genre, all I'm missing is some country music haha.
I discovered "Guys My Age" by Hey Violet about a week ago and It became an instant favorite. The song is upbeat and the chorus is very catchy. I've never heard of Hey Violet before, and probably most of you don't know about this band either (if you do, props to you!). They are an American pop rock band that consists of three girls and two guys, which is something that Is actually rare because most of the time it's an all guy band or just the lead singer is the girl. But hey, good for them!
Now, onto my fave songs for this month from "The Altar" by Banks:
"Trainwreck" caught me off guard at the moment because it's more fast tempo, and I'm used to her songs being a bit slower. The whole rhythm of the song captures you from the very first second and when I was listening through her whole album this is the first song that stood out to me. When I sing along I feel like a badass and that's always a plus in my book.
What's the most interesting to me is that Banks said in an interview that she wrote down the verses to this song when she was 14, and they've stayed in her head this whole time! If that doesn't say she is an amazing songwriter IDK what does.
"Poltergeist" and "Judas" are songs that to me represent lyrical perfection. From "You've mistaken all my mistakes for my crooked nature" from Poltergeist to "Thought you was heaven sent, you left for the hell of it" and "Beggin me for thread I think you need to change your brain" from Judas that is also a nod to her two previous songs "Beggin For Thread" and "Brain". I find both songs so dark and mysterious, something that I find is lacking in songs that are "more mainstream" nowadays.
"This Is Not About Us" has a faster pace and a more "girl in charge" vibe. Very different to the previous three songs I mentioned, but that is what I love about Banks, she can do no wrong!
You can click HERE for the whole playlist or on the individual titles of the songs in the text! Till next month!