A couple weeks ago I wrote a post asking for feedback on a song I had written and I’m super grateful for the people who reached out!!
My Tunes-day gift to you is that song in all of it’s bedroom pop glory on SoundCloud now 🙂
I sold my camera last summer and the narrative is incredibly present on my YouTube channel (see: 8 month break + suddenly abysmal video quality).
I’m participating in the RPM Challenge and I made a goal of recording 5 songs this month! Here’s one that I started a little over a year ago and plan on finishing up by the end of February:
It’s called “Outta My Head” and it’s about the wild anxiety you feel around a crush and not knowing what to do– especially when gender norms and expectations are out the window. It’s exhilirating and freeing but for a persistent overthinking like myself, I tend to find myself hyperanalyzing every single situation. This song is both an example of that as well as a manifestation of that.
I’m still looking for feedback on both lyrics and structure– drop a line if you have any ideas!!
Happy Tunesday!! Today I’ll be highlighting some of my Spotify playlists. Feel free to follow me or any of the specific playlists that strike your fancy! I really like curating playlists and love talking about music so I figured hey, why not showcase some of my pet projects.
I’m going to be posting this in 3 parts but the playlist selection is in no particular order.
This is being published in January 2021, so if you read this at a significantly later date, it’s possible the exact titles and emotions for the playlists may evolve. If that happens I’ll try to update this post as needed!
what’s the vibe: this playlist is for songs that are a little bit sinister. Lots of minor keys, complex chords, and the occasional sad lyricism.
when to listen: put this playlist on shuffle on a moody night when you just want to DANCE and forget that you’re in your feelings but still feel seen by the artists you’re dancing along to
title insight: this is just one of the many playlists i have named after beverages. this seemed the most appropriate based on the goal of my playlist
sample artists: BANKS, MS MR, Lorde, Lykke Li
what’s the vibe: this playlist is for songs that you might describe as fun folk. anything that can make a city dweller feel like they’re on a ranch in the middle of a square dance night. it’s similar to my “on my Indie B.S.” playlist but the key difference is honey wine tracks usually have a banjo or fiddle or mandolin at some point.
sample artists: Half Moon Run, Billy Raffoul, Matt Corby, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Birdtalker, Churchill
what’s the vibe: this is filled with chillhop and R&B for the most part
when to listen: at the kickback where the friendship is much more important than the playlist but that still allows for lulls in conversation to have you immersed in something tasteful and smooth. we’re relaxing and it’s incredibly chill.
title insight: the vibes are just immaculate, idk what to tell you….
sample artists: Nao, Masego, Chloe x Halle, Brasstracks, Cautious Clay, The Internet, Kid Cudi, WILLOW, Khalid
what’s the vibe: i made this in order to spend 7 hours walking one day. ever since, i’ve curated it a bit further to be a collection of upbeat songs that i generally like but don’t necessarily seek out– like elevator music for my brain.
when to listen: on a long long walk in nice weather :~) smell the grass!!! feel the earth beneath u!! smile up at the sun !!
sample artists: Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Julia Michaels, Lizzo, Sylvan Esso, Wrabel, Fletcher, Vanessa Carlton, alt-J, Ruth B., Young the Giant
what’s the vibe: i had an electro swing phase in college, around the time the new Great Gatsby movie had come out (which I never saw but I listened to the playlist religiously). the songs are jazzy and fun and some of them have really good drops as well as repetitive hooks and lyrics.
when to listen: either when you’re going to a roaring 20s themed party or when ur doing work and u gotta focus!!! the repetition and use of loops is incredibly helpful for a scatterbrain like me but if you’re someone who needs pure instrumentals, this might not be for you 😦
title insight: i was embarrassed by my obsession so this was me trying to downplay it. i’m keeping it though because i can’t think of anything better. let me know if you have ideas that are in the bevvy theme!!
sample artists: Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Belleruche, The Electric Swing Circus, Swing Republic, Beats Antique, Scott Bradlee
title insight: shakespeare quote because i am incredibly unoriginal. this playlist contains songs that are names, that’s it! there are a few that include names such as “What Sarah Said” or “Jenny Don’t Be Hasty” simply because i adore those songs but for the most part they are all just single name titled tracks.
what’s the vibe: there is literally no vibe — the songs span a host of genres
when to listen: don’t lol just find ur name or the names of your friends/boo/family, listen to that song, then keep it movin xoxo
So that’s all for this week! Let me know how your organize your playlists? I feel like my Virgo and Aquarius really woke up and chose harmony and that’s why I’m Like This when it comes to my music playlists!!
Happy Tunesday y’all! If it isn’t yet apparent, I absolutely love music! One of my favorite things is just listening to a bunch of new radio stations and finding new songs and artists to add to my playlists. I’m going to make a post soon about the playlists I have so far– I just did a lil winter-organizing and my playlists are looking #GOODT if I do say so myself.
Today I just wanted to share (in no particular order) some absolute BOPS that have provided me a wealth of serotonin over the past few weeks. These are songs I would typically pop onto one of my fave playlists that I share with a friend which you can check out here if you’d like!
Mountains by Charlotte Day Wilson
Guilty Conscience by 070 Shake
HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS by PawPaw Rod
Bodies by The Knocks & MUNA
Have you heard of any of these songs? If you happen to listen to them all, let me know which ones you like best. If there are songs similar to these that you think I might like, please put me on!! I’m always trying to expand my musical mind, ya feel ~