So I decided to go ahead and post a second playlist for February, the shortest month of the year. I have had a lot of great new music come into my iTunes library and could not wait any longer to share them with you!
“One Last Night” by Vaults. Although the Ellie Goulding song on the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack is the best of the album, this song comes in at a very close second for being an absolute great addition to the motion picture soundtrack. I have not seen the movie yet, but I am intrigued to see how each song is used throughout the movie eventually, especially this song.
“Rollercoaster” by Bleachers. I know I am a bit late to the party with discovering the music by Bleachers, but I heard this track by Charli XCX and really liked it, only to discover that it was only a cover and that the real song was song by Jack Antonoff’s band, Bleachers. I have since become a fan and like to listen to quite a few songs from their album Strange Desire. The musical styling of this band is a bit of a throwback, and I love it. I have been known to burst out singing or making noises that resemble the beat of this song at random points because it gets stuck in my head a lot.
“In April” by Johnny Flynn. If you read my review of the movie this song is from, Song One, then you will know how much I loved the soundtrack as a whole, but mostly this song here. I have become a fan of Johnny Flynn’s music over the past several months and this stands out as my favourite, and seeing him perform a lot of new songs throughout the movie was a great treat as well. I suggest that you give the whole soundtrack a listen, but if you only have time for one song, then this is it.
“Time Machine” by Ingrid Michelson. I am apologizing to Ingrid right now for not giving this song the attention it needs until now. I have loved her newest album, Lights Out, since it got released, but there are a few songs that never caught my original attention, this being one of them. Present day: she released this song as her newest single with a fantastic music video to support it. I watched the music video an instantly released I needed to listen to this song more. It is a great powerful track, with a hint of great anger, and Ingrid really can’t do any wrong.
“No Envy No Fear” by Joshua Radin. I know I featured a Joshua Radin track in the first February playlist, but now that I have gone and seen him in concert again I have found a new appreciation for this song from one of his older albums. His performance of this very acoustic and quiet song was brought to life with the way he performed it, bringing a lot of emphasis towards the end to the musical accompaniment which made it that much more amazing to witness live. I have definitely been playing a lot more of his music since the concert, but this is one that did not get much play at all until now.
“Weeds” by Marina and the Diamonds. A new album release from the band fronted by Marina Diamandis called FROOT brings one of my new favourite track she has ever released (Side note: “How To Be A Heartbreaker” is still my favourite). “Weeds” has nothing to do with smoking anything, but refers to the plants you do not want appearing in your gardens. This track definitely brings out the more emotional side of songs she can release. The lyrics are the best part of this one, and then the music just backs it all up so perfectly making it the perfect bittersweet song I have heard in a long time.