Songs of the Week 49: February 21 – February 27

masis#5. mAsis – Good Life

Some real chilled out electro starts this week off (and this just so happens to be the last of my backlog that I came across a few weeks ago but just haven’t gotten around to sharing). Another track to dump into the playlist “songs that make me anxious”.

illenium#4. Illenium Feat. Quin XCII – With You

More chill, and more goodness. Quinn XCII lays down some lovely vocals over a real soothing beat from Illenium. If the last track by mAsis got me on edge and uneasy, this one has may lazing as much as humanly possible.

pretty sister#3. Pretty Sister – Drive

Aight, that’s enough chill music for one week. Let’s up the tempo a bit. This one starts off a bit slow, but very quickly you’ll be feeling the summer vibes of Drive. We’re not yet there (summer – in real life), but give it a few months and this’ll be a great track to blast while screaming down the road to the nearest beach.

jarreau vandal#2. Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper – All My Friends (Jarreau Vandal Remix) //

Embarrassing admission of the day: I’ve had a remix by Snakehips on my playlist for a few years now (since 2013 to be exact, a remix of Bondax’s Gold). And yet, it wasn’t until All My Friends absolutely blew up did I realize that the band was SnakeHIPS, not SnakeSHIPS. Eyes be playing tricks on me all these years. Love what Jarreau Vandal does with this track to bring out the disgustingly catchy Tinashe vocals.

st lucia#1. St. Lucia – Love Somebody

St. Lucia is about to take over. I swear to god each one of this tracks on his latest album are just made for festivals and live performances. This track is my favourite from the new album. Every time I listen I’m incredibly jealous – I want so badly to be a musician with a great voice. It just seems like so much fun. This track (and you’ll really see it if you watch live videos) looks like one of his (St. Lucia’s) favourites… just in the way he sings and seems totally absorbed in the moment.. Also HARMONIES. YEA damn straight we got some layered vocals and it’s glorious.

Songs of the Week 37: November 22 – November 28

kilian and jo#5. Kilian & Jo Feat. Conrad Sewell – Little Love

Owners of the coolest header image I think I’ve used for any blog post, Kilian & Jo’s debut single is a uplifting indie pop song with some catchy warped vocals that will remain stuck with you well after you first listen.

prep#4. Snakeships Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper – All My Friends (PREP Remix) //

Seems to be me that Snakeships is remixed more than most artists. This one, by PREP, takes an already summer-ready track and adds some more summer. I’m not the biggest fan of Chance, but Tinashe sounds fantastic as usual.

louis mattrs#3. Louis Mattrs Feat. LK Faith – Messed Up

Wouldn’t be a weekly top 5 list without a good ol’ bedroom jam. Loving LK Faith’s sultry vocals and the line “So I… stay up late” is perpetually stuck in my head.

sunbathers#2. Sunbathers – Intimacy

Totally cheating this week. I actually considered this song for last week’s list, but decided it just couldn’t make the cut and beat out anyone else. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with Intimacy and the nostalgic feeling it gives me of 1990s angsty teen rock. Sometimes songs just need a little marinating.

hoodie allen#1. Hoodie Allen Feat. Blackbear and KYLE – Champagne and Pools

As with every Hoodie Allen song I have posted, I feel dirty. They all feel like guilty pleasure songs. I cannot, however, pretend that this chorus hasn’t been stuck in my head all week. Or that I haven’t been walking to work singing this for the entire way (it’s only a 5 minute walk). I am a huge fan of KYLE, and while I don’t know much about Blackbear I believe this is the second or third time he’s been featured in a song in one of my top 5 lists.