This post is coming a bit earlier than expected, both for you readers and for me. When it comes down to it, I have to write when inspiration and motivation hit me. But enough about that. In today’s post, I want to discuss five songs that I am listening to now and why I think they are so awesome.
Side Note: I just realized that my activity recommendations below sound strangely like the ones Mike Posner makes. Oh well. I’m not gettin’ rid of them. 😀
- “Satellite” by Lena This is a 2010 song from German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut, and boy is it catchy! It might be the space-related lyrics that really got me (obviously reminiscent of Adam Friedman), or maybe it is just the extremely infectious pop beats. It came on randomly while I was playing German language songs on YouTube (“Satellite” is sung in English though, so never fear if you don’t speak German!), making me wonder why I’d never heard it before. A perfect cleaning-the-house type of song!
- “Get Lonely with Me” by George Ezra Here is another one that has me scratching my head regarding how I never heard it before. Considering I listen to George Ezra. ALL the time. I hit shuffle on Spotify’s artist page for Ezra during my sister’s garage sale, and this one played pretty quickly. It’s another ridiculously catchy song that probably should have been a hit. It’s a bit more classically poppy than many of Ezra’s songs, but that is what made it so surprisingly good, and it still has his signature deep vocals written all over it. Perfect for any occasion. Not exaggerating.
- “Not Above Love” by AlunaGeorge This was honestly a random song that Spotify played for me one day, but for some reason it really stuck with me. I’m not crazy about the vocals, and this type of song isn’t usually my cup of tea (too whiny), but there’s something about the music and the lyrics, as well as the unexpected changes in the beats that I found really impressive and almost mesmerizing; I saved it immediately. It’s definitely one of my “work playlist” picks.
- “California” by Chase Goering I am not crazy about Goering’s vocals, either (nothing personal, I just have to really love a singer’s voice to fully appreciate it), but the acoustic vibes of this song are beautiful once you get past his obvious Ed Sheeran influences (not a fan of Sheeran, either. I’m bravely awaiting the negative feedback). I will not comment any further on the ways that I relate to the lyrics. Many of you can figure this out on your own. This is a good song to relax to.
- “Signals” by Adam Friedman Before you groan (and I know you want to), consider that I was going to give up and make this a four-song list (The Horror!) when “Signals’ came on through my headphones, reminding me how amazing it is and helping me to realize how much it belonged on this list. To call it a typical pop song or even typical indie-pop song would be doing it a huge injustice. Sure, all of the basic ingredients are there, but it is somehow so soaring and uplifting (even though all of the lyrics aren’t completely cheery) that it is really in a class of its own. This was one of my first Adam Friedman songs and the first one that made me fall in love with him (figuratively, of course….totally figuratively…).