Everything I've been listening to in April...I seem to be having a bit of an affinity with everything 70s and 80s at the moment (at least inspired), from fashion to music. There's a touch of that in here, plus a couple of new singles I can't get out of my head.
Lana Del Rey x The Weeknd
I haven't stopped hitting play on this song since it came out. I will listen to anything that Lana releases and there's nothing more to say than I can't wait for her new album - there's rumours she's collaborating with Stevie Nicks. Um, yeah, please.
When I want to listen to something calm or have it as background music while I work, I turn to Tom Rosenthal. His music equally deserves to be listened to with full attention, but also put on shuffle as you while away an afternoon. His new album is coming up soon so be prepared for more loveliness..
Tears For Fears
Sometimes I just need an 80s power song to get me going okay? Like The Power of Love by Huey Lewis (cue Back to the Future marathons), or in this case, Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. All the best discoveries come from my Dad's record collection.
I listened to his single once and I was like 'this is okay', but now I can't stop listening. I listened to an radio interview where he talks about moving into his solo career (probably while I was procrastinating uni work, let's face it) and I like how he said he wanted this single to not be as 'sellable' - if you could say that. It's a longer song and has a flavour of Bowie to it, you could say..
Tom Odell used to be one of my favourites a couple years ago but I kind of stopped listening to him. In the same way that Tom Rosenthal is just relaxing to listen to, his Long Way Down album is my perfect 'sad music' go-to, but there are still some more up-beat songs of his I like.
Nothing much needs to be said about Fleetwood Mac, they're in their own category of all things legendary and amazing. Similar to Tears for Fears, I like the bout I nostalgia I get from listening to them. Now please let that collaboration with Lana be real..
And finally, something that's not on the playlist because it's a live version, but it's bloody amazing. I love Haim so, so much and cannot wait for their new album coming out soon. Even though some people have mixed reactions to their new song, Right Now, I really, really like it and I need more of it in my life. It's been far too long Haim.
And as usual I have a few songs here there
that I've chucked in but haven't mentioned...
What have you been listening to?