Thursday, April 3, 2014

Playlist: April 2014

I've decided to add a new feature to my humble little blog: a monthly playlist of what I'm addicted to listening to. Expect songs from my favorite artists, some random outliers, and of course some older songs for nostalgia, too. (My favorite songs from my favorite artists usually change on a bi-weekly basis, so expect to see that happen a lot.) Perhaps this feature will help everyone discover some great new music, too! Enjoy!

"Latch" | Disclosure feat. Sam Smith

Although they have just arrived on the scene, Disclosure is turning a page in the book of electronic music and making sure their name is in big, bold letters. Both "Latch" and "White Noise" are prime examples of what kind of a punch they pack with their debut album Settle, and Sam Smith's smooth vocals put the icing on the cake in this track. How Disclosure hasn't blown up on the radio yet, I have no clue.

"Dare (La La La)" | Shakira

Shakira's new self-titled record has plenty of acoustic tracks on it, peaking through the track listing like a ray of electronic sunshine is "Dare (La La La)." Is is loaded with cliché Dr. Luke production styles? Yes. But does it sound absolutely killer? Yes. Any fan of pop music should eat this song up because this song could fill a dance floor faster than "Cupid Shuffle." The lyrics are really generic, but I don't even care.

"Beating Heart" | Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is one of the only reasons that I actually was excited for the movie Divergent to premiere. Between the beautiful score tracks she did and "Beating Heart," it is like Ellie overload. "Beating Heart" is the best song that she has done for a soundtrack thus far; the lyrics and her vocal tone are so beautiful. The lyrics "I want to make the best of what is left, hold tight" always ring through my head.

"G.U.Y." | Lady Gaga

Of course Lady Gaga has to make an appearance on this list. Now that she out of hiding and back to performing, she also managed to drop "G.U.Y." as the next single from ARTPOP. The song features a killer production from Zedd and strong vocals from Gaga. With its sexed up lyrics and dance beat, "G.U.Y." is sure to be a hit with pop radio stations. Check out the new video below, too!

"Price Tag" | Jessie J feat. B.o.B

This one actually came about as we began rehearsing this song for an upcoming choir concert. Jessie J had such a strange yet unique funk about her during her debut years; she looked manufactured without feeling or sounding like a product of a record label. Between this song and "Domino," Jessie J had my head constantly bobbing to the radio when she arrived in the United States.

1 comment

  1. I've actually been thinking of doing a feature like this on occasion... But I don't think I'd be able to lay it out as well as you did XD "Dare (La La La)" sounds awesome!


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