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The Now Playing Playlist #1

Monday, 14 December 2015

Hi guys! I really wanted to write a little more on the blog about my favourite music, so I thought I'd introduce this new segment called Now Playing, which will be around 4-5 of my favourite tracks at the moment. Hopefully I will introduce you to a new artist, or make you think twice about another. For me, there is virtually no better feeling than discovering a new song or musician and falling head over heels!

While it's definitely going to become a series, I'm not sure how often I will be posting this segment as I'm pretty terrible at the moment with keeping up with my favourite artists. In the New Year I want to catch up with some of my favourites (Charli XCX, Marina & The Diamonds and Ellie Goulding, to name a few) so I'll be getting a hold of their latest offerings and listening to them on repeat for months at a time! Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Hello - Adele

I've always respected Adele as an artist - her voice is beautiful and I think she's hilarious in interviews, whether it's on TV and you get to hear her cackle laugh (it's brilliant, for the record, and I love whoever made the montage of it that's going around Facebook) or just hearing her swear every five minutes like the down-to-earth knows-her-roots gal that she is. She has her opinion, and she states it. There's no tip-toeing around. However, a lot of her music hasn't really been my cup of tea, as I'm often into pop or pop punk as opposed to ballads. I love ballads, but too much can be, well, too much. And that's kinda how I've felt about Adele's previous music aside from a handful of tracks. After I heard Hello though, I fell completely in love with it. It's so powerful, it really gets under my skin. I'm glad she's back - the world, myself included, has missed her, regardless of how often I listen to her music. If you haven't seen her live performances, I recommend checking them out. They give me goosebumps. Also - is anyone else always stunned by her bone structure? Dem cheekbones. 

Pity Party - Melanie Martinez

I recently bought Melanie Martinez's Crybaby album, and I'm obsessed. I stumbled across Pity Party from the lovely Sugarbones blog, where she'd reblogged a GIF set of the video for this song. Intrigued by the shots of the video and the look of Melanie Martinez (purple hair is my jam, yo), I YouTubed the song, where I listened to it on repeat until deciding to take the plunge and buy her album. As I already mentioned, I'm a big fan of pop music, and I think this has a sort of bittersweet feel to it. It's not your standard pop song, but something a little darker, which is what I love about it. The entire album has this similar feel - it defo reminds me of Natalia Kills' Trouble album, i.e. one of my favourite albums ever. Be warned - this one will get stuck in your head! Also check out her live stripped down Billboard performance of this, her voice is beaut.

Hallelujah - Panic! at the Disco

Outside of a couple of tracks (Nine in the Afternoon; That Green Gentleman; I Write Sins Not Tragedies; Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off), prior to Panic!'s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, I never really listened to them much. Every 16 year old All Time Low fan but me was raving about them but I never really got the hype. Sure, Brendon Urie's voice is gorgeous, there was no denying that. But I just wasn't that interested in their music. When they released Miss Jackson, however, that all changed very quickly. I got the album as soon as it released, and it was heaven. Pure, yet unique pop with the most stunning vocals and flowing, perfect lyrics. That was two years ago, and today, I'm excited as fuck for Panic!'s latest offering The Death of a Bachelor, due to release in January 2016. Their first single from the album is the wonderfully infectious Hallelujah, a track that took me all of ten seconds to get into. I can't put into words how much I love this song. I'm pretty certain this album is going to be as good as their last, and I can't fucking wait to hear it!

Shot at the Night - The Killers

Before this track, the last I'd heard of The Killers was 'Just Another Girl' which I absolutely adored as soon as I heard it, so I looked on their YouTube and discovered this track while I was there. The Killers are one of those bands I whole-heartedly love - but, for the most part, I only really listen to their singles. When I heard this, I couldn't believe I'd never heard it on the radio or in the stores or anything. It's one of those songs that just makes you feel so good, and I think the video goes really well with the track - the shots of Vegas are beautiful. Brandon's voice is so unique it really does just make my heart melt. All of it - the video, the music, the lyrics, the vocals - is magical. I think that's the best way to describe it. Does anyone else want Brandon Flowers to collaborate with Brendon Urie?!?! Maybe we should start a petition? 

Currently, these are the only favourite songs of mine I can think of - not including the entirety of Melanie Martinez' Crybaby album. But if I talked about that, I'd be here a while! I hope this gives you some new tracks or artists to listen to, and share your own favourite songs atm below - I'm always looking for new music! I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you guys in the next one!

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