I love music. My taste is very diverse — continually being shaped by an unique combination of people, places and experiences. I never try to pawn myself off as someone who “knows music,” because I have too much respect for those who do. I did dance and took piano lessons growing up, but trust me, you do NOT want to hear me sing. But music is a topic that I never tire of and I love swapping recommendations. Please join in and share your own picks! View past posts HERE.
Yeah, so the past few weeks just weren’t happening on the music/blogging front. I usually work on these post throughout the week, but I kept getting to Thursday evenings with nothing started and no motivated to bust one out in one night. My sticky notes in my planner and notes in my phone were getting a bit ridiculous though so I’m back at it.
1.Favorite New (new-to-me) Artist/Band
Eric Paslay isn’t actually all that new to me, he’s one of those country song writing- turned artists that I’ve listened to since his very first single, “Never Really Wanted.” I sometimes wonder how its possible to continue to find what I think are fresh, unique sounds in country music, but I’ve loved everything that this guy has put out so far. His entire debut album is worth a listen with my favorites, “Keep On Fallin” “She Don’t Love You” and “Deep As It Is Wide” ( a remake of the original song he cut with Amy Grant and Sheryl Crow.) Right now I’m obsessed with his new single above, “High Class.”
2.Jam I Have on Repeat
Hello – Adele
I’m pretty sure most of the world hasn’t taken this off of repeat.
3.Favorite Collaboration, Cover, Remix or Mashup
I Know Places – Vance Joy ( original by Taylor Swift)
I swear I really do try to focus on not repeating too many artists each week, but obviously my love for Vance Joy knows no end. This was my initial favorite off of T-Swift’s 1989 and Joy’s stripped down version just sounds so beautifully sad and I don’t think its meant to be a sad song.
Whatever, I’m pretty sure Vance Joy is what angels sound like…
4.Favorite Spotify List
Heartland Drive – Spotify
Guys, this is a solid list. Country, rock, classic’s and new singles. Now I just need a road trip…
5.#SoulMusic I’m Obsessing Over
Tiger Striped Sky – Roo Panes
This soothing indie jam popped up on my Spotify a few months ago and has become a staple on my #soulmusic playlist.
6.”Oldie, But a Goodie” I Heard This Week
Srubs – TLC
When this popped up on my Spotify, I about choked on my coffee from laughing… I had completely forgotten about this song. The 90’s man, they were one of a kind. Chick bands just aren’t the same anymore. Of course this led me down a rabbit hole on YouTube, so while we’re at it, why not also listen to “Waterfalls.” You are so very welcome…
7.Current Beat That Makes Me Want to Dance…in the Car…Jamming With the Windows Down
Getting Ready to Get Down – Josh Ritter
I vaguely remember listening to Josh Ritter before, but when I first heard this song, I couldn’t quite remember who this contemporary folk singer was. Well, I think it’s safe to say that I am definitely a fan right now.
8.Taking Me Down Memory Lane
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
I’ve mentioned a few times that I have been watching Friends from start to finish on Netflix over the past few months. I finally finished a few weeks ago… so this is me, continuing to mourn a show that end over 10 years ago.
9.Work, Work it Out
Fire N Gold – Bea Miller
I have no idea who this chick is, she looks like she’s 13 and I can’t decide whether she reminds me of early Paramore or if she’s more of a pop singer. I wouldn’t say that the song is all that brilliant but its a song beat to add to your running/workout playlist, and maybe a few jam sessions in the car.
10.Making Me Want to Fall in Love
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Not a Meghan Trainor fan? That’s fine, she’s even a bit much for me sometimes. But this song has a timeless sound, and though I never would have thought to put her voice with John Legend, it’s magic.
But then again, I also think John Legend sounds like an angel. Maybe he and Vance Joy can start a band. Anyway, moving on…
11.Guilty Listen of the Week
Friend Zone – Danielle Bradbery
Friends, I really did make an effort to not like this song. I quickly skipped it the first few times I heard it and I’m sure I have a lot of friends rolling their eyes. But it’s just fun and so stinking catchy. I didn’t watch her season of The Voice, but you have to admit that the girl has got pipes.
12.Popular Song That Is Making My Ears Bleed
Me & The Rhythm – Selena Gomez
Ugh. I swear I love her songs or I hate them. There’s no in between. This is obviously the latter. It’s just annoying.
13.Country Pick of the Week
Heartbeat – Carrie Underwood
If you know me, then you might be surprised by this one because I’m typically not much of a Carrie Underwood song. It’s not that she’s not talented, I’ve just never been a huge fan of most of her songs. But I’m a sucker for a solid, simple country long song, and I shamelessly love that Sam Hunt is on the harmonies. AND its great to blast in the car, so I’m sold.
BONUS: My Voice Picks, Week 3 – 6
The main problem with slacking on these posts is that now I’m behind on my weekly picks for The Voice and wish I had the space to add some commentary. But obviously that is not happening so here is just a catch-all list of my favorite performances.
Week 3 Auditions
“Stars” – Shelby Brown
“Photograph” – Sydney Rhame
“Drops of Jupiter” – Blaine Mitchell
“Downtown Train” – Dustin Christensen
Weeks 4 -5 Battles
“I’m That Kind of Girl” – Emily Ann Roberts vs. Morgan Frazier
“Wherever You Will Go” – Andi & Alex vs. Chance Pena
“Samson” – Chase Kerby vs. Korin Bukowski
“Walking in Memphis” – Barrett Baber vs. Dustin Christensen
“Baba O’Riley” – Keith Semple vs. Manny Cabo
Week 6 Knockouts
“All I Want” – Korin Bukowski
“On Broadway” – Darius Scott
“Hold Back The River” – Blaine Mitchell
“Feeling Good” – Braiden Sunshine
“A Case of You” – Madi Davis
“Colder Weather” – Barrett Baber
“Demons” – Chance Pena
See my picks for Week 1 Auditions HERE and Week 2 Auditions HERE
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