Thursday, 15 January 2015

ALG January Playlist

Somehow it's the middle of January already, which is insane... I've barely even had a chance to think about my (not) resolutions and how to go about them. I've also been so busy since posting last month's playlist that when it came to putting this one together, I realised I barely had anything to add in. That said, I've made a few discoveries, become re-addicted to some old favourites and found myself a new guilty pleasure. Hope you enjoy!

001. Active Child ft. Ellie Goulding - Silhouette

This song made me fall in love with Active Child, and, despite generally disliking Ellie Goulding's music (her voice grates on me so much), I didn't hate her vocals in this. Active Child's music is described as 'electronic-meets-choral', which I think hits the nail on the head. It's just the nicest song.

002. The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

Choosing one song from The War On Drugs' 2014 album, Lost In The Dream, wasn't an easy task, but Red Eyes is a nice, upbeat, jerk-you-out-of-the-blues addition to a winter playlist, I think. I score no originality points for labelling this a road trip record (seriously, every single review), but it is. It just is...

"The very best kind of Americana road-trip record, ‘Lost In The Dream’ makes you want to hotwire a Mustang and drive it across the States, blazing through the badlands of Nebraska, up through California’s stunning Big Sur and down through Louisiana swampland, picking up hitchhikers and spending evenings camped out near cornfields with only a bottle of whiskey and some well-thumbed Kerouac for company" (read review).

003. Kyla La Grange - Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix)

I've got to thank Zoe for this one. Kyla La Grange (folk-pop) meets 'tropical house' (although Kygo's remixes chop and change in style, if his work with The Weeknd is anything to go by). It makes me feel so nice and summery, like I'm sat on a beach rather than hiding under my duvet to escape the cold. I can dream.

004. Bombay Bicycle Club - Home By Now/Come To

Aaah, I've rediscovered Bombay Bicycle Club. I know there's some debate as to whether the more electronic sound of So Long, See You Tomorrow lives up to their previous albums, but it's arguably my favourite, favourite album release of 2014 (and there's some good competition). Nothing will beat A Different Kind of Fix, but Home By Now and Come To, in particular, are so, so good.

005: Prides - Messiah

I've loved Prides ever since the Nouvelle Daily August playlist, and this song has been keeping me chirpy throughout this month, particularly in the office. I can't get enough of Stewart Brock's Glaswegian vocals, and all of their songs are catchy as hell.

006. Taylor Swift - Blank Space

I love this song and I love 1989. I'm not even sorry. Did you not see her perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? And did you not see that Swiftmas video?

007. Sia - Elastic Heart

I find it really weird that Sia is so big now; my old Tumblr blog, "Seeing Ghosts" was actually named after a lyric from her 2008 single, Buttons (1. I was so full of angst when I was 15, jeez 2. I'm so edgy and ahead of "the times" 3. holy hell, that song is SEVEN years old). Anyway, the song... I featured the incredible music video for Elastic Heart in my last post (it's a must watch), and I've had it stuck in my head ever since. I have so much love for Maddie Ziegler and Shia Labeouf, too.

008. Tinashe - Aquarius

Think Jhene Aiko but a bit more 'rough around the edges', and you've got Tinashe. The single Aquarius in particular seems to have been thrown into the album as a bit of a red herring, and I really like that. If R&B isn't usually your thing, give this a listen anyway. Fun fact: Tinashe featured on Two and a Half Men!

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What's in your playlist this month?

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  1. When I saw So Long, See You Tomorrow I couldn't help but click on this post!

    What a lovely and unique collection of songs - love this :) X

  2. The War On Drugs are so amazing, I was fortunate enough to see them at Glastonbury last year and I've been hooked ever since - definitely with you on the road trip vibes! xx


  3. I'm awful with music & need to expand my taste/knowledge a bit more. But The War On Drugs sounds great!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Oh I am too! I follow lots of music blogs now, giving myself a bit of an education. The War On Drugs album is great, definitely give it more of a listen! x

  4. What do you think about follow each other via bloglovin? If you want, just follow me there and I'll follow you back!

  5. Love numbers 6 and 7! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award... check it out here if you want to join in :) xx

  6. I nominated you for the liebster award! Read more about it on my bog

  7. I see from these comments that I'm not the first to nominate you for the Liebster Award but I love your content so much that I couldn't help myself so you can see that in my most recent blog post :) Lots of love X

    1. It's just as flattering, don't worry! I'm working on an extra special blog post today and then after that I'll finally have the time to go through all my nominations, read your posts and do my own:) Thank you, Lucy! x

  8. I will be checking out this music on Spotify. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! To accept, just visit my blog and follow the steps in the award post. Have a lovely day!


    1. Thank you so much Kiersten! I'll be doing my post and reading everybody else's soon! x

  9. I've been a massive fan of sia for ages, I too find it strange that she is big now!

    Corinne x


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