1/24- Lorde

One of the most original voices I’ve heard, and her hit song Royals put her at the top of the charts. But she has a ton of other amazing song that are a little less well-known.

  • Team
  • Tennis Court
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World (cover). From the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, this is an amazing cover of an older song. I think it’s a brilliant idea for popular artists today to make covers of old songs, so it brings that old music to new ears.

  • The Love Club
  • White Teeth Teens

~the short awkward one

1/8- phases

I’m like the moon, I go through phases.

Like at the very beginning of when I started listening to a bunch of music, in middle school? That was definitely an Ariana Grande phase. There were a lot of other phases with different artists and music styles, and I still love all those songs, but whatever phase I’m in, I listen to the most of that music and pretty much online-stalk those artists.

(There is never going to be a Justin Bieber phase, promise me you’ll kill me before that happens. His music is fine but he’s just a really rude person in general.)

Right now it’s a Shawn Mendes phase, because I’m hearing his voice all over the radio and I’ve been listening to his songs on Spotify and watching his interviews. His voice gives me shivers.

  • Air, by Shawn Mendes ft. Astrid S
  • Never Be Alone
  • Life of the Party
  • A Little Too Much
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer, by Shawn Mendes ft. Camila Cabello
  • Something Big
  • The Weight
  • Show You
  • One of Those Nights

 

 

 

1/7- Sia

Sia’s been releasing a bunch of cool new music lately! The most recent song came out today and it’s called Reaper and it’s SO GOOD. Apparently it was originally written for Rihanna but I love it the way it is, and I can’t wait for Sia’s new album, This is Acting.

She’s got a really original voice and image, with the hiding her face thing (but if you look her up, you can still see pics online.) I just looked her up, she’s classified as pop, but it’s definitely a different kind of pop, if you know what I mean. Her voice isn’t super smooth like basically everyone else’s, the natural tone of her voice is kind of raw.

Here are my favorite songs of hers, both old and new:

  • The most recent, Reaper-

  • Breathe Me
  • Elastic Heart
  • She Wolf, by David Guetta ft. Sia
  • Golden, by Travie McCoy ft. Sia
  • Alive
  • Chandelier
  • Bang My Head, by David Guetta ft. Sia and Fetty Wap
  • Titanium, by David Guetta ft. Sia (this partnership is the best.)

~the short awkward one

12/4- blue neighborhood

TROYE SIVAN’S ALBUM BLUE NEIGHBORHOOD IS OUT NOW AND I’M DYING

  • LOST BOY, by Troye Sivan. The title of this one instantly drew me in and it’s perfect- it totally fits his style. I’m just a lost boy/Not ready to be found.
  • BLUE, by Troye Sivan ft. Alex Hope. I want you/I’ll colour me blue/Anything it takes to make you stay. Amazing lyrics, and their voices together sound so good.
  • HEAVEN, by Troye Sivan ft. Betty Who. Without losing a piece of me/how do I get to heaven? Again, their voices sound fantastic together. I mean, it’s Troye Sivan, so obviously it’s going to be great but her voice is really nice too.

  • SUBURBIA, by Troye Sivan. I have no words for how perfect this is.

Since it just came out, there’s no music/lyrics videos yet, but I highly recommend listening to the whole album, or if not, at least these songs. I’ll put in a few teaser videos though.

~the short awkward one