Hey there everyone!
We’re just a bit more than halfway through 2017, but already, we’ve gotten a lot of good music that’s come out! I just wanted to share my 5 2017 favorites so far. Enjoy!
1. “Half a Million”-The Shins
(This music video is crazy awesome. And I mean CRAZY awesome.)
I downloaded Heartworms (the new Shins album) the day it came out, and didn’t get to listening to this one for a while. Thus, I didn’t really care for it for a few months. Then, I actually got to listening to it, and man, I was SO happy! Super fun and upbeat, and with the classic, weird lyrics to match!
2. “New York”-St. Vincent
(Now THIS music video is just weird…but in the best way possible.😂)
I also got this the day it came out, being the first single from St. Vincent’s upcoming album (which I’ve been waiting something like 3 years for). Though it’s nowhere near as good as some of the content off of her last album, St. Vincent, it’s still a wonderful song. Squee!
3. “Put Your Money On Me”-Arcade Fire
(This one’s just a lyric video, but prepare to be blown away by the song!)
I discovered this one when my mom, brother and I were in the car listening to Everything Now (the new Arcade Fire album) on CD in the car. I was hooked the second it came on, with the opening melody that reminded me of spiders crawling up a wall, and beautiful lyrics. It reminded me a little of David Bowie, like something he might have produced on one of his later albums. Be-yoo-tee-ful!
4. “War Is Coming (If You Want It)”-Car Seat Headrest
(This one’s just a Bandcamp link, but you can still listen to the song, of course.)
Alrighty, I suppose there’s not much to say other than that….*ahem* Great song.
5. “Oh! You Pretty Things”-Lisa Hannigan
(This one’s just the album cover with the song in the background. Still, beautiful.)
As you may have noticed, this is, in fact, a David Bowie cover. One of my personal favorites! Lisa Hannigan did an AMAZING job covering it, making it simultaneously haunting and soothing. I’m currently listening to it on repeat, as that’s what I normally do when I download new songs. Also, according to my parents, it was in a show called Legion, which I haven’t seen, but I know it has something to do with the X-Men, which makes it even more perfect and fitting!
”Let me make it plain, gotta make way for the Homo superior…”
I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my musical taste, and enjoyed the songs as well! See you later! 😉