Happy New Year, y'all! Sorry I've been mad late in telling you guys that. So rude. I'm not one to make new years resolutions. But this year I wanna take a page from the late and great, Lee Dorsey. This year "Everything I do gonna be funky (from now on)." I made the above print after a long ass day of listening only to Lee Dorsey's classic NOLA R&B sound. Enjoy!
This has been a crazy year, so I haven't been able to get into as much new music as I would have liked to. But that said I still have a great top for y'all!
Let's start with the albums...
OST: Hamilton: If I am honest since September I've really only listened to Hamilton. i mean sure there were other things playing, but Hamilton got me through some long ass commutes from school and back. Not much more to write about this amazing piece of art. Genius! Favorites: Nonstop, Stay Alive, Washington on Your Side, Wait for It, Yorktown.. fuck the whole thing!
Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell: This album left me utterly destroyed. Stevens wrote it about his estranged relationship with his mother. She passed away from cancer, and this album is about that as well. It is a heartbreaking piece of art that never fails to make me tear up. Every song on the album is amazing and haunting. Favorites: Carrie and Lowell, The Only Thing, and No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross.
Lianne La Havas, Blood: This summer I was obsessed with this album. Ask around! It was all I was listening to. This album is just filled with joy and heartbreak and everything in between! Favorites: What You Don't Do, Midnight, and Tokyo.
Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear: Just a super fun album that I couldn't stop listening to. Favorites: Ideal Husband, I Love You, Honeybear, and The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment.
Beach House - Depression Cherry: I am a big fan of all their albums. They always deliver stellar music. Favorites: Levitation and Space Song.
Now Some Choice Songs I Loved from 2015:
Drake - Back to Back // Erykah Badu - Hotling Bling (Cover) // Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money // Adele - All I Ask //
I can't stop listening to LIA ICES right now. Her music is just gorgeous and perfect for this summer heat helping me chill out! Enjoy this random assortment of her music. She's very cool.
I have been listening to "What You Don't Do" by Lianne La Havas on repeat for days now. So excited the new video for the single came out of a few days ago. Her new 2015 album, Blood comes out on July 31st!
Love this remix! Enjoy!
I've loved Wild Beasts since their 2009 album, "Two Dancers" so it's not surprising that I've had their 2014 album, "Present Tense" playing on repeat. Enjoy one of my favorites above, "A Simple Beautiful Truth." I've included some other favorites below from this album and past ones!
I've been a huge fan of the band Calexico since their 2003 album, Feast of Wire. They've produced an album about every two years and I'm always excited to hear their new work. This song, "Follow the River" is off their 2015 release, Edge of the Sun. Enjoy!
Here are some of my other favorite songs by them!
This is one of my favorite songs off Sufjan Steven's new album, "Carrie & Lowell" enjoy!