Monday, January 28, 2019

January Playlist | 2019

First off, happy new year!
I've been a bit MIA this month, and it's all due to not having time/energy/inspiration to put out anything. I tried to write one post, that I will eventually get to, but I've been so overwhelmed recently that nothing creative comes out of my brain. Hello writer's block, I've been expecting you. 
Either way, I know I can't miss a monthly playlist, especially the first one of the year. So, here are some of my top picks for the neverending month of January:

Finally jumped on the Rosalia bandwagon and boy am I glad I did. She is sooo good! Maybe it was the fact that I'm going to Spain and suddenly I feel the urge to listen and watch everything Spanish, but either way, I'm not losing. "Malamente" is such a badass song, a bit more upbeat than the rest of the songs on this playlist, but I just had to include it.

I've been listening to this song on and off for about two months now, so it finally deserved a spot on the playlist. Tinashe's cover of Drake's "Days in the West", later remixed by Ekali is such a cool song, with so many different layers to it. There is one particular part when she goes "Who you think you're talking to?", I just feel so badass when it gets to that point of the song.

Portuguese sounds so relaxing to the ear, especially in "Te vi na rua ontem" by Konai (which translated to "Yesterday I saw you on the street". As the title suggests, this sweet song talks about remembering a past lover. The calming melody is out of this world, I highly suggest listening to this song!

James Blake is my latest discovery, but I'm not talking about his newest album which I am yet to listen through. I started from the distant 2011, with "Retrograde" and "The Wilhelm Scream". Both have a hauntingly amazing sound, both sound dark and mysterious. As the years go past I see my tendency to stick to music that I either describe as very chill and relaxing, or dark and haunting. I guess I find those types of songs to have more emotion than others.

Speaking of chill songs, "Roslyn" by Bon Iver & St. Vincent is just an absolute dream of a song. When I listen to this song I imagine myself 50 years in the future, in a little, secluded village, in my own little cottage, drinking hot tea with rum and reminiscing on my life. I adore when songs can transport you like this, to a scenario in your head that feels so familiar.

And that's about it for the month of January! Special shoutout to Claude Debussy, Chopin and the W.E. soundtrack for being the background music to my sleepless nights of studying for finals. Click HERE for the whole playlist, or on each individual title above. Happy listening!
Rosalia - Malamente
Tinashe - Days In The West (Ekali Remix)
Konai - Te vi na rua ontem
James Blake - Retrograde
James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn

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