July’s PlaylistOn July 18, 2017 by Samantha Jean
Albert Einstein once said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
I don’t think I could ever say in enough words how much I love music. It’s my stress reliever, my inspiration, my favorite thing to put on while I’m working out or cooking in the kitchen. I can put my headphones in and just clock in hours listening to music. It’s almost a curse sometimes because it can take me only one night to get sick of a song if I listen to it 82 times on repeat (come on, we’ve all done it) because I love it so much, and I do it because I think to myself, “I won’t get sick of it!” but then I do. At least for a while. But when I find an amazing song it always happens. It’s a vicious cycle.
Did you also know that Shazam has an option to auto-Shazam now? That’s magical. Because I think I’d be dead without that app, and I am so big on music that if I hear a song that I fall in love with and don’t find out what it is, it will literally destroy my whole day. Even when I watch my favorite shows on TV, I have my phone ready because there are some super spectacular songs that play on them and I just have to have them.
So, I figured—if I love music this much, and maybe some of the beautiful souls reading my blog posts love music, too…I could share some of the songs I love and maybe they might share some of their favorites back! Because you can never have too much music, right? This month I’ve included a few songs that I am really into right now, if you feel like checking any of them out!
Touch by Little Mix
I don’t always admit this, but I like girl pop. And I really like this group. You’ll find they have a lot of really catchy songs if their vibe is your thing. I think I found this particular gem while I was cruising through some iTunes lists one day out of boredom, and I kind of love it. The chorus is so fun, and it’s a perfect song to crank up in the car when you are on your way out with some friends and you’re all dressed up for the night and feel awesome in those heels (yes, they might hurt, but seriously, don’t you feel sexy in them?) This is one of my favorite girly songs right now, so if that’s up your alley, have a listen.
Spirits by The Strumbellas
This song is most definitely on repeat for me right now. I first heard it on an episode of the Bold Type (which is playing on FreeForm, by the way) and I don’t know if it was just the placement in the episode or what, but I really fell for it. That being said, I truly like all kinds of music, so don’t be shocked when I say this is indie folk. It’s a really good song. It probably helped that the whole show itself is about strong, independent, young women, so I was already interested. But I am glad I could Shazam this song from it! This is another song to help make you feel a little bit more badass today.
Conqueror by Estelle and Jussie Smollett
If you read the title of this one and know whom these artists are, then that is awesome. You are my kind of person. I could have also just wrote that the cast of Empire sings this. Perhaps I am biased because I honestly love 99% of all the songs on that show, but this one is just so beautiful. I am particularly a fan of Jussie Smollett and all the songs he sings on the show. It has powerful lyrics and a beautiful melody. This is one of my favorite inspiring songs. And on this topic, the show is downright amazing, too. If you haven’t checked it out, I strongly recommend you add that to your Hulu binge list!
Finding new music is like Christmas in July for me! Have any good recommendations? Please share them below!!