Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Currently Listening To


My top 5 songs right now:


  • 7 Years by Lukas Graham
    • This is one of those songs where I listened to it on repeat probably 5 times in my car. I heard it at the bowling alley, of all places. It caught my attention because of how soulful it sounded and because I thought it was Andy Grammar singing. Whoops. The lyrics are so sincere and it reminds me of that song "100 Years" by Five for Fighting. I'm  a big fan. I like songs where the artist is brave enough to write down how they are actually feeling, whether that's frustrated by the music industry or insecure about their own art. I admire their honesty.
  • My House by Flo Rida
    • Aziz Ansari described Flo Rida the best: "When you hear a Flo Rida song at first you’re like, ‘What is this, Flo Rida? It’s the same thing you’ve always done. I’m not listening to this song.’ And then you keep hearing it and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, Flo Rida. You’ve done it again! This is a hit, baby!’ And that’s what people are like. People are like a Flo Rida song. You need to hear them a couple of times before you really get what they’re about.”
    • That's exactly how I felt about this song. At fist I thought "Ugh, not again" but pretty soon I was like "Yeah, this is my house!" It's too darn catchy and silly. I saw this music video on MTV and asked myself "Is this really where we are in 2016?" This is the progress we made?" Then I shook my head. 
  • 3 AM by Mads Langer
    • I loved Mads Langer when I was abroad in Denmark and I still like him. He's a Danish pop singer but he sings in English. I'm not saying I like this song more than his song "Elephant" because I don't think I could like any song by him more than "Elephant" (The one lyric is "I feel like I'm an elephant in a porcelain shop.") but this is a fun disco pop song. I like to jam out to it in my car. 
    • It's the type of song that you could jam out to at a bar or club on a Friday or Saturday night. Just a fun upbeat song.  Don't listen to it for the lyrics, just listen to the sound. 
  • Mississippi by The Griswolds
    • I first heard of The Griswolds when they opened up for a concert I went to. They might have opened up for New Politics or Smallpools. I usually have low expectations for opening bands but man, they blew me away. They have a chill sound and up temp beats. 
    • Plus, isn't "The Griswolds" a kinda cool band name. I'm assuming they love the "Vacation" movies.
    • In this song, the lead singer sings occasionally in this neat high pitched voice and it sounds so melodic.  I've only seen the Mississippi river in Memphis but this song from how great it sounds, makes me want to drive down south.
  • Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) by The Vamps 
    • Simon and Garfunkle will always own the best version of "Cecilia." However, The Vamps did a pretty cool remake of the song. Bonus: Shawn Mendes is in the song too. Love him! I heard this on Spotify Radio and at first thought it was another cover of Cecilia but then in the middle, I realized they had combined two songs and added some different parts in the middle. This song opened my eyes to how cool the band The Vamps is. I like their boy band pop sound because I have the musical tastes of a tweenager. I mean, look how cool those guys look.