Guess who’s back…back again…
It’s been a very, very long time since I have posted anything on this blog, so first and foremost I will apologise for the absence, whether I have readers who noticed or not.
The past few months have been crazy, to say the least. I lost a lot of motivation to write, simply because I have been so exhausted and caught up trying to gain control of other areas of my life. The writing/blog took a seat on the back burner.
But here we are…a little burst of excitement and motivation has returned, so I’m taking advantage of it while it lasts!
This is always a stressful time of year, it is also one of my favourite times of the year. My birthday is in a couple of weeks, the weather is slowly getting warmer and more importantly, many of my favourite artists are dropping new singles in the build up to the much anticipated release of new albums!
The one thing that is always, and will always be consistent in my life is music. Therefore, I think it is very appropriate for this “guess who’s back” post to be one of the good old “Tuesday Tunes” blog posts.
I always love sharing new music that I can’t get enough of and because it has been a while, instead of one track review today, here’s a little collection of some great tunes that have been firm favourites in my playlists and that you all need to add to yours! Seriously, you won’t regret it.
1. Drag Me Down – One Direction
I could write about this song for a whole post, really. I probably will at a later date that’s how much I love it. It dropped OUT OF NOWHERE just over a week ago and let me tell you, One Direction have still got it. For anyone who thought Zayn leaving would negatively influence the boys music in the future, think again. Drag Me Down is one of the band’s best songs to date, proven as the track reached #1 in Australia last week, marking One Direction’s first number 1 in Australia, EVER! Drag Me Down has a far more classic, rock and roll sound with a subtle mix of modern pop, proving to be a killer combination and a more mature sound for the band. The boys voices work better together than I could have imagined. Not once do you think, WHERE’S ZAYN? Seriously though, Harry’s vocals…killer. It’s so good, on repeat, incredible. Buy it. Stream it. Whatever. But let me tell you, I am beyond excited for what 1D have up their sleeves. The new music is going to be epic.
2. Do It Again – Pia Mia/Chris Brown/Tyga
Honestly, Do It Again is just ridiculously catchy and always puts me in a great mood! There was no avoiding this one, once it was stuck in my head there was no going back.
3. Body On Me – Rita Ora/Chris Brown
Released over the weekend, I was curious to see how this collaboration would go down. Wasn’t disappointed. Body On Me gave me that “Take Me Down/Chris Brown”
kind of vibe – sensual, sexy, smooooooth. It’s super catchy and has a lot of different layers in the song which keeps it interesting. Thumbs up from me! I’m impressed!
4. Can’t Feel My Face + The Hills – The Weeknd
Had to put both of these songs on the list cause I love them both equally. Can’t Feel My Face just hit number 1 in the US this week, marking The Weeknd’s first number one in the country, a perfect build up for his album release later this month. (Which comes out a day after my birthday, thanks for the present!)
Between Can’t Feel My Face and The Hills, it looks like the album is going to have the perfection combination of tracks that range between sultry slow jams and feel good pop/rnb dance jams. And really, who can resist that voice? It’s like honey.
5. Growing Up (Sloane’s Song) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/Ed Sheeran
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Everything about this song is raw, emotional, pure. It’s just everything music should be. The collaboration between these guys is something I have waited to see for a long time and just works flawlessly. The lyrics, the passion, it comes across effortlessly. Still leaves me speechless, but also makes me want to get up and go live life to the fullest. Beautiful.
6. Black Magic – Little Mix
I AM STILL SO OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG! It’s so catchy and fun, the perfect pop 90s jam that makes you just want to drive with your girls, flipping your hair and singing at the top of your lungs. So much fun. Really, really love Black Magic.
7. Good For You – Selena Gomez
Ok before we start, the original is the only way to go…this song needs the bass that is missing in the music video which was a little disappointing (Selena looks amazing, but cmon, I want the bass!) That being said, I absolutely love the more mature, rnb sound Selena has gone for. It’s sexy, it’s easy to listen to, it’s goooood. I was a huge fan of her last album, so seeing her grow as an artist has been more impressive than I imagined and I can’t wait to see what she releases next.
8. Wings – Delta Goodrem
Currently #1 on Aussie iTunes (thanks to promo on The Voice) but let me tell you, it deserves that spot because I succumbed to the catchy tune and bought it myself. Wings is so catchy, so so catchy, it should probably come with a warning. I definitely think its one of the best songs Delta has released. Her voice is strong, the layers on the song are magical and the beat makes you want to get up, dance, and fly.
9. Battle Cry – DJ Havana Brown
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG! Heard it on the radio the other day and instantly downloaded it – amazing. The lyrics and vocal are strong and the beat is infectious. Honestly, this is one of those songs that I am DYING to hear in a club, it has that euphoric feeling, perfect for ensuring you’re in a good mood.
10. Ghost – Halsey
I only recently discovered Halsey and boy am I glad I did…WHAT A VOICE! Honestly she is so talented, her voice just hits you, makes you stop and listen.
I love the lyrics of Ghost, the way the song builds up to the chorus fast then kind of mellows out…it’s just brilliant.
As much as I love Ghost, I also have to mention the cover of Birthday – Katy Perry that Halsey recently. It was beautiful, so so good. Huge fan!
So there we have it! Back into it, a huge blog post to celebrate good tunes, good vibes.
Let’s hope the next post won’t be too far away!