Music Mondays #22

Well, we’re racing through February aren’t we? I’m currently trying to stay positive (which is easier said than done sometimes), trying to efficiently work from home and trying to get down on the books on my February TBR. As well as this, obviously, I’m making sure I still update my Music Mondays playlist (as well as others) with the 5 tracks I listen to each week.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

Sorcha Richardson, Ruin your Night

I included one of Richardson’s more recent songs in last weeks post but – when I listened to this one – I knew I had to include this one, as well.

Acoustic and twinkly guitars weave effortlessly around Richardson’s voice, it’s the kind of song that you find yourself coming back to time after time.

© Swim Out Records, 2018

Sharon Van Etten, Comeback Kid

I’d only really heard of – and got into – Van Etten’s music after I heard Marika Hackman’s cover of Jupiter 4 but I loved the sound of this one and have listened to it (and her other songs) a lot since I first heard it.

The song is full of thumping drums and jangly electronic elements, plus raspy vocals. It’s definitely a song that’ll get you out of your lockdown-induced funk and up dancing.

© Jagjaguwar, 2019.

Julian Casablancas, 11th Dimension

You only have to read my post about my favourite albums of last year to figure out how much I love Julian Casablancas’s voice and this definitely extends to his non-Strokes songs, too.

This one is a fun, rocky offering which is ideal for getting you up off your feet.

© Cult Records, Rough Trade Records Ltd, 2009.

The Fratellis, Action Replay

This was another recommendation from my equally music loving brother and, as per usual, he delivered a great tune.

This calm, kind-of-acoustic track is a more stripped back song for the band – who are responsible for songs like Chelsea Dagger, which is one of the best indie dance floor hits – but it just makes me excited to see what direction they’re going in.

© Cooking Vinyl Limited, 2021.

Taylor Swift (featuring HAIM), no body, no crime

In a massive 360 turn, I’m ending this weeks playlist with a pop/folk/song from one of the artists I loved when I was younger, Taylor Swift, and a band I found in more recently. It’s an unexpected pairing but it very much works.

It’s a departure from the Taylor Swift I’m used to but it’s very easy to listen to, that’s for sure, and the mingling of Swift’s voice with the HAIM sisters is a pairing I didn’t know I needed.

© Taylor Swift, 2020.

What have you been listening to at the moment? I’d love to chat in the comments 😊.

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