Slightly different post this week.. Now as we're starting to see the first signs of the 'Great British summer', everyones getting outside, enjoying the sun and gearing up for festival season. So I thought I would share some songs with you that I've particularly enjoying the past few months. Some of them you will have most definitely heard unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past month and some you may not heard of.
When it comes to music I have quite varied taste and If there is a song I really really love I will play it on repeat until I get sick of it, which a lot of people hate but I can't help it!
So without further a do in no particular order, these are some of the songs I've been loving recently....
Mr Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz remix).
Mr Probz is a Dutch hip hop artist that from what I can gather has been going since around 2005 (I am no expert so do not quote me on that). I've heard a few of his songs but I absolutely fell in love with his latest release Waves, particularly the Robin Schulz remix as I think It gives It a bit more of a summery upbeat vibe. I don't believe there is an official video for this remix of the song but if you would like to give it a listen click here
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft T.I and Pharrell
Shock horror, this song has come into my list. I first heard this track on iTunes when I was looking for some new songs to purchase and I played a little clip of the song and thought oh my god this is gonna be one of those songs you don't wanna love but you just do. It's definitely got a cheeky, sexy summer vibe and I'm listening to it alot alot recently. If you haven't already heard it, which would be mental because it's been everywhere, or fancy having a little dance in your room click here. I do believe this is the clean video as I didn't want to offend anyone, If you would however like to see semi naked girls with bits flying around, it is readily available on the internet.
Indiana - Bound
Indiana is a singer song writer from Nottingham in the UK, I tend to find she goes by Indiana the girl as typing Indiana into google or anywhere on the internet throws up loads of stuff about the American state. She is a relatively new artist on the scene although she did play at this years Glastonbury festival on the BBC stage. When I first heard Bound I was absolutely addicted. It's not really a what I'd say is an upbeat dance song but I guess I would still describe it as sexy as for some reason I associate the lyrics with the whole 50 shades of grey saga. Whether this was her intention or I just have a completely dirty mind, who knows! But her voice is as beautiful as her face and I would highly recommend downloading her new E.P Smoking Gun, If you would like to listen to Bound please do click here.
Paramore - Still Into You
Paramore released their fourth studio album earlier this year In April and I'm a huge fan! I've loved Paramore ever since I heard the track Misery Business and began listening to the older stuff and followed them ever since. This album is certainly different from their past material and is a little more pop but I think its always nice when artists change it up a little bit. I also managed to bag tickets for their tour this year which I'm super excited about! Still into you is one of my favourite tracks from the album, I just think its so catchy and the lyrics are really cute. You can check out Haley in all her glory by following this link here.
I first heard the 1975 at the end of last year when they released their EP Sex. If I'm completely honest I didn't get that into them straight away but after hearing this tune from the EP music for cars earlier this year I was hooked. This was definitely one of those tracks I had on repeat for a little while and I still love it. I'm super excited to be seeing them at Reading this year as I completely missed out on all their gigs and I'm looking forward to their album release in September. If you haven't already check out this track here
Kodaline - Love Like This
Kodaline seem to have really caught on since the release of their album in a perfect world at the end of last month. I first got into them after hearing 'All I Want' from their self titled EP. Since then they haven't disappointed, and released some amazing tracks. High Hopes was definitely my track on repeat for a little while but I've slowly moved on to Love Like This. Please do check out their album if you haven't already as It's one of my favourite album releases this year and to hear this track just click here.
Passenger - Let Her Go
This song is so beautiful, Mike Rosenberg just has the perfect folky voice! If I'm correct I think this song was actually released in July 2012 but for some crazy reason has only come into my life recently. His latest album also released last year All The Little Lights is one to get your hands on if like me you are slightly slow on the uptake with this one. To listen to this lovely track click here.
City and Colour - The Way It Used To Be
Dallas Green has to be one of my all time favourite artists. I was very into Alexisonfire in their hay day and was lucky enough to attend their farewell gig last year which was amazing. I then discovered City and Colour after someone introduced me to them In my first year of Uni. Since then I've just been utterly obsessed and have all their albums and seen them live twice. His voice is like non other and his songs are truely beautiful. Early last month they released their fourth studio album the Hurry and the Harm which I've been listening to non stop. Although probably not my favourite album, it's of course worth a listen. The Way It Used To Be is one of my favourites and you can listen to it here.
Bastille - Pompeii
Now I'm pretty sure you will have all heard of Bastille and if you haven't you need to get them In your life. I had Flaws on repeat for so long when it was released and eagerly anticipated the release of their album Bad Blood in March this year. Pompeii is certainly no exception from their catchy tunes and is my current fave. If you haven't already please please click here to listen and go out and buy their album because its pretty amazing.
Ellie Goulding - Only You
Now I'm pretty sure this song hasn't actually been released as a single yet but is my favourite on Ellie's latest album Halycon. When I first heard the album, I was really closed minded and was very much like this is no where near as good as Lights. On further listening I've completely changed my mind and I absolutely love it, in particular this track Only You. There is no official video released for this track yet, as I said I'm pretty confident It hasn't been released as a single yet and I'm not 100% sure if it will be but do give it a listen here.
So these are just some of my favourites from the past few months, I hope you've enjoyed reading what I've been listening to. I'd love to know about your favourite tracks at the moment so please leave me a comment below.