Thursday, August 15, 2013

What I’m Listening To

Here's what I've been jamming to lately.

1. Avicii - Wake Me Up
Although the official (and josh's) song of summer is probably Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" or Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," this is mine. I've always been a big Avicii fan, but I think this song appeals to even those that aren't huge house/EDM fans because of its more folk-like vocals from soul singer Aloe Blacc. Ever since my sister introduced me to it in early June, I've been hooked. If only it were released a couple of years ago (when I saw the fairly unknown Swedish DJ for $15 at ocean club!) and I could dance to it live without being in a sold out stadium.

2. Jukebox the Ghost - Everybody Knows
I've been really into this Brooklyn-based band lately, especially this song. When you're in the car for hours most Friday's of the summer (like me), you need a few good feel-good songs that you can blast with all the windows down. This is one of those. While you're listening, check out the their hit "Somebody" -  the music video is just as fun as the song!

3. Emeli Sande - Next To Me
Fun fact about Emeli: her real name is Adele but she went with her middle name as her stage name! (I wonder why?)  I started listening to Emeli's music about a year ago after I saw her perform on the X Factor because she has the coolest, most beautiful voice. This song is no different. And I love this song's message of that even when "the skies are gray and all the doors are closing" or "when the end has come and buildings are falling down fast" or "the pressure rises and makes it hard to breathe," the right guy will be right by your side.

4. Zac Brown Band - Jump Right In
I love that I can be sitting in my office on a rainy day and listen to this and immediately feel like I am on a tropical island with a cool drink in hand. And with lyrics that pretty much sum up anyone's ideal summer, I've made this another one of my unofficial anthems of summer 2013. "You can find me where the music meets the ocean..."

5. Dante - Won't Go
Has anyone heard Adele's song "He Won't Go"? It's that really awesome song by Adele that no one really knows about. So when Dante took her chorus and used it in an even more awesome song, it was a match made in heaven. My roommate Claire introduced me to this song a few months ago and I'm still not sick of it!

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