Happy Music Monday. Hope you’ve had a fab weekend enjoying the great weather, it’s a little cool than we’ve experienced throughout the summer so far but it’s been a welcome break from the non-stop uncomfortable heat. I enjoyed going to a fun maritime festival and looking at lots of home wear and baby things as we’re moving in the next few weeks and also have an imminent arrival soon. It’s all go!
I’ve been listening to plenty of music, especially enjoying it on the way to work. This weeks Music Monday has been played on the radio non stop for the last few months since it’s release in mid May. It’s a summery track from English DJ and music producer Jonas Blue. His song Rise features American pop-rap guys Jack & Jack.
He heard Jack & Jack on an American radio and knew he had to work with them. So he called and they accepted and they make a great addition to the song. It’s a little flirty, a little cheeky and a great track that you’ll still have in your head days later. It’s already hit the charts at number 3 in the UK and I can see it doing well elsewhere too. The video was filmed in Lisbon, Portugal and is super fun and colourful. Have a listen and let me know your thoughts.
This weeks Music Monday is slightly later than normal, It’s been a crazy week already although the weather seems to have cooled down which is always fine by me. Back to Music Monday and today I’ve chosen Sigrid, a Norwegian singer, song-writer and her track high five that was released in early May.
After her break through and success with tracks ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and ‘Strangers’ in 2017, she actually won the BBC Music Sound of 2018, a fab achievement.
I love this track, Hive Five, as it has such a upbeat feel to the song and it’s one that I really love to sing along too. The track is strangely addictive but really refreshing. It’s sure to be one that we’ll hear often in the summer season too.
Sigrid is also due to go on tour starting with the Leeds Festival at the end of the month and I’d recommend seeing this sassy chick and her fun loving music.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of her vibe in the comments below or over on Twitter. i’d love to hear your thoughts.
Happy Music Monday! It’s been positively scotching lately, and after returning from a festival in London this weekend I still found myself trying to find the kind of summer anthem the hasn’t quite come across my path yet this year.
While checking out some new tracks this evening, I think I have just found what I was looking for. The tune in question is a collaboration between American producer Zhu and one of my favourite bands Tame Impala, whose vocalist Kevin Parker lends his vocals to this absolutely storming track My Life.
It’s a bouncing, synthy tune that weaves between breaks, drops and the kind of syncopated loops that Tame Impala have been associated with over the years. It’s a combination of two heavyweight artists at their peak, showcasing their creativity that seems to come with such ease.
The video to the track features Willow Smith and tells a short story of a summer of love which appears to be more of a lookbook of effortless cool than a music video, but it’s a great watch nonetheless.
Check out the track below and hop on Twitter and let me know what you think.
After a bit of a crazy weekend of enjoying the fabulous heat, I have a fab song for you from Maroon 5. They always seem to have music with fab lyrics or videos. This song Girls Like You is a rock pop song written and sung by Maroon 5 and American rapper Cardi B. It’s the ninth track on their current album Red Pill Blues and has always done fantastically in charts around the world. It has the undeniable Maroon 5 pop sound, simple lyrics but has a cool edge with rapping from Cardi B.
The track will have you humming and tapping your feet but the video which features the likes of J Lo, Ellen Degeneras, Cardi B, singer Cmilla Capello, Millie Bobbi Brown and finishes with lead singer Adam Levine’s leading lady herself Behati Prinsloo and his child. Super cute!
Let me know what you think of the track and the fab video n the comments below.
The weather is amazing if not a little too hot over in Essex, and I had a fab weekend visiting friends and family over the weekend. I listened to some new music and came across Solo by Clean Bandit Lovato. It’s a real a feel good yet fast pop song that’s based on Clean Bandit lead singer Grace Chatto’s own recent break up experience. It’s quite simple but it’s oh so catchy. From it’s release in May 2018, it’s been well loved and has reached Number 1 in a large collection of places including UK, Ireland, Austria plus so many others.
It’s said that the song was recorded via FaceTime as they could make time with both band and Demi Lavato in the studio work. Even after being recorded on a bad connection the song turned out pretty good I think. An amazing feat!
Let me know if you’re loving the latest release from Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lavato as much as me, and what other songs you’ve been enjoying this week in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Hope you’ve had a great Monday. I’ve had a pretty busy one today but I saw this video the other week and thought that I should share it today. I’m a big fan of The Beatles so when James Corden invited along Paul McCartney to do Carpool Karaoke I knew I just had to have it as Music Monday.
Paul McCartney is on tour towards the end of the year so it comes at a great time. He includes some of his ( The Beatles, Wings etc) best hits along with Let It Be, my favourite Blackbird, When I’m 64, She Loves You, some of his newer songs and so much more. He’s also got some fabulous stories of when he was growing up , as well as visiting his old house in Liverpool and showing Corden around Liverpool. He shares some of the stories about how the band were first started out and he even went back to one of the pubs The Beatles played at many moons ago and plays a small gig. It warms the heart and it’s a great watch.
They’re such a part of music history that there’s no way you can’t love Paul McCartney and The Beatles in some way so enjoy the video, and let me know your favourite song in the comments below.
Happy Music Monday. While my weekend has been a busy and fun one with a family event and a baby shower, I’ve been glued to playing the new James Bay album Electric Light and I’ve really been enjoying it. There’s not a bad song on the album and there’s a bit of everything on there. Blues, upbeat pop, things with influences from Bowie to Prince, Dire Straights to Eric Clapton and maybe even some Police thrown in there too. I’ve been tapping my toe and dancing along to it.
I just had to choose another track so this weeks music Monday is called Pink Lemonade. It feels like it has a bit of a Bowie/Prince vibe to it. From the outfit he’s wearing in the video to the style of guitar and the female backing voices he uses. It’s a interesting and clever combination from Bay without being too obvious.
To have a first album that’s catchy, and stand out in such a crowded music world is quite an achievement but this second album feels like it’s on it’s way to big things too. If you haven’t, go have a listen especially to WonderLust and let me know your thoughts.
Hope you’ve been enjoying the crazy hot heat wave we’ve had this last week as much as I have. Although it’s a bit more difficult to handle with pregnancy I’ve loved the sunshine and the positive vibe that it brings.
This weeks Music Monday is a track that comes from Norwegian DJ, producer Kygo and American Rock Pop band Imagine Dragons. Born to Be Yours has so many mellow vibes. It might be seen as a strange pairing but Kygo has been known to love the band for many years, and the song cleverly has the perfect mix of the unmistakable sounds of both artists in this song.
The track was released really recently in early June and has already reached top 10 in several countries. It’s refreshing sound comes from a fusion of chilled beats, Kygo’s Tropic House Music and melodic vocals laid over the top. It’s one that you’ll want to keep listening to this summer and will remind you of summer time adventures for many years to come.
Let me know what tracks you’ve been listening to this week in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Happy Music Monday! It’s been a crazy weekend but I’ve had a fab birthday going to performances, exploring London and spending time with family.
I love a good track that makes you want to get up and dance and Canadian based band Magic! are one that I keep coming back to as they always make you want to do just that with the reggae influenced pop blend. They’re music is carefree and infectious in equal measures. They’ve been away recently but they’re back with a new track called Kiss me. In this song you can hear that they’re inspired and influenced by Police and Bob Marley with the trumpets and backing vocals.
I also love the video, and the way that the lead singer Nasri grooves to the uplifting beat and melody without a care in the world. It’s also filled with some fab editing and artistic filming. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the music that they’ve been working on. Hopefully they’ll be another album to follow soon.
Have a listen and let me know what you think in the comments below or over on twitter.
Happy Music Monday! I’ve had an action packed weekend and feel ready to drop and the week’s only just started! I needed a serious pickup today after running around town baby clothes shopping, fathers day shopping and heading out for family dinners.
Luckily the pickup arrived in my Spotify discover weekly playlist, a track from Surfer Blood. The band are a 4-piece from Florida who originally formed under the name Jabroni Sandwich, eventually forming the band they are today after a lineup shuffle and renaming after the singer’s favourite high school backpack!
The track I picked is called Other Desert Cities, from their 2015 album 1000 Palms, their 3rd LP and most successful to date. It’s short but sweet, and I love the guitar loops and the upbeat summer vibe. I haven’t heard much from this band before, so I’m ready to dive into their back catalogue and explore what they’ve got to offer!
Take a listen to the tune below, and hop on Twitter and let me know music you’ve been enjoying lately.