the SONG list: october

Nothing but FALL vibes and songs to WORK too // the music in 2016 just keeps getting better and better. the SONG list: october is here.

Waste a Moment by Kings of Leon // Every track off their upcoming LP is on FIRE. Ha. Ha. Get it?! If not…I’m still holding out hope they’ll headline Coachella or Lolla next year.

Not Above Love by AlunaGeorge // Full blast. That down beat. It’s INFECTIOUS POP MUSIC at its finest. Party ready. TY AlunaGeorge. Keep doing you. It’s brilliant.

False Alarm by The Weeknd // Different than anything off Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weekend could easily top the charts with this one. Throw in a lot of “HEY HEY HEY’s” and you’ll be grooving right along.

Lemonade by Skylar Grey // There’s a new lemonade stand. Sorry Beyoncé. Grey is back and better than ever. While she’s made the charts writing lyrics for artists like Rihanna, Eminem, and Dr. Dre, this time she’s back on her own.

Digital Age by Daniela Andrade // Within the first 10 seconds, I fell in love with this song. Trust me, you will too. “I like this digital age.”

Trainwreck by Banks // THE WHOLE ALBUM IS SO BRILLIANT. Banks has truly outdone herself with her sophomore LP. Heavier beats and that smooth production. With the track’s thumping bass, try not to groove to this one. I dare you.

Wolf by Skott // Snap those fingers along to this one. Dinosaurs on the single cover. Crystal clear vocals.

What If by Bibi Bourelly // Ever since seeing Bibi at Made In America, I haven’t gotten this song out of my head. Full on soul. Simple production that just works. She’s still my favorite artist to watch right now and all pure talent.

715 – CRΣΣKS by Bon Iver // I just want to set this song to a deer running through the forest. Weird. But you can FEEL this song. Soaring arcs of harmonious production.

Trouble by Natalia Kills // Natalia Kills (now the lead singer in Cruel Youth) is definitely Trouble, just google her. However, this underrated album is filled with nostalgia, raspy belts and lyrics that stick with you forever. The title track has it all.

Hear the SONG list: october now on Apple Music.

 

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the SONG list: september

Feels on FEELS. the SONG list: september is here.

Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga // Gaga is BACK. Key CHANGES. COMPLETELY different from any other Gaga single dropped before. It’s ROCK meets POP meets Gaga’s insane vocals. THANK. YOU. LADY. GAGA. and Mark Ronson, and Bloodpop, and Kevin Parker.

Freedun (feat. Zayn) by M.I.A. // I’ve been a fan of M.I.A.’s work ever since “Paper Planes.” Her video for “Borders” was wrongfully skipped by the VMAs, but M.I.A. doesn’t let it get her down bringing in Malik for this “Swagger Man” song. You’ll be singing it all day long.

Influence (feat. Wiz Khalifa) by Tove Lo // Following her infectious, pulsating “Cool Girl,” Tove Lo sticks to the same format for this one. Giving a MAJOR upgrade to her lyrics and a verse from Wiz Khalifa, this song is SoulCycle tap-back ready.

Guidance by Travis Scott // The production feels like a Pablo track and Scott slides through the song every second of it. It begs to be blasted through your car speakers with the windows rolled all the way down. It’s a suave banger.

Show Me Love (feat. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, & Robin Hanibal) by Hundred Waters // Symphonic melodies and cool beats, all beach ready. A chorus full of air and atmosphere. Hundred Waters crafts a near perfect track.

The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Sia // I have nothing but good things to say about Sia. Her performance at Coachella back in April still blows my mind. Accompanied by another brilliant music video featuring Maddie Ziegler, Sia weaves together another hit.

Radio by Sylvan Esso // New singles seem to be sprouting up everywhere this September. Esso’s record makes you want to get ready to go out, do a little dance in your Stan Smiths, and bust out some disco hands on your jog.

Chained by The xx // I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this song. Also because Jamie XX rocked my socks at Made in America last weekend and I just want another album from The xx. Like THAT GUITAR IN THE BRIDGE?! pure magic.

Signal by SOHN // SOHN. SOHN. SO. SOHN. GOOD. His debut album still sits on my iPod with heavy rotation. As yet another lead single on the list, this track expands, minimizes and enchants all in 4 minutes and 26 seconds.

Ivy by Frank Ocean // Frank Ocean put out the best album of 2016 with “Blonde.” From the pensive voice mails to the tugging-on-your-heartstrings lyrics, I somehow only picked one track for this SONG list. My favorite track changes daily, but “I broke your heart last week, you’ll probably feel better by the weekend.”

Hear the SONG list: september on Apple Music.

the SONG list: august

It’s August 8th and the new Frank Ocean album is still nowhere to be found. YET, who even needs Boys Don’t Cry when you have me here to show you 10 new songs for August! Check it world:

Malibuu (feat. Lani Renaldo) by Matt DiMona // Thanks to one of my best friends, I stumbled upon this top-down cruiser. Perfect for those last few summer days.

Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) by MAC MILLER // Guaranteed to have your head bobbing and hips swaying from start to finish. PLUS, it features Anderson .Paak.

All We Ever Knew by The Head and the Heart // I was lucky enough to see these guys play this one in Kansas City. This gem fills a stadium and fills your heart with joy.

Make Me… (feat. G-Eazy) by Britney Spears // I still haven’t forgiven Ms. Spears for “Work B*tch,” but this lead single is pure pop perfection. I’m also ready for the original video to leak, because it looks insanely EPIC.

Gemini Feed by Banks // Bold. Infectious. And it has been blasting in my car for the past week. I am SO GLAD Banks is back with some new jams.

Like it Doesn’t Hurt (feat. Husser) by Charlotte Cardin // THE BEST SONG IN THE ENTIRE WORLD RIGHT NOW. SHE IS SO GOOD. AH. JUST AH. SO GOOD. SORRY NOT SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK.

Couldn’t Believe by Broods // There is always a special place in my heart for Broods’ first LP, Evergreen. The group’s latest sophomore release doesn’t disappoint. Especially with songs like this one.

All Night by Beyoncé // It’s Beyoncé. Therefore, no explanation needed.

Welcome to Your Life by Grouplove // One of my favorite bands to see live. Their new single takes everything that is freaking fantastic about their last two albums and squeezes it into one miraculous track.

Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul) by Sia // In the SONG list: july, I said MØ’s Final Song was the song of the summer. BUT, I’ve changed my mind. This is it. This is LIT. Why isn’t Sean Paul in every song?!

Hear the SONG list: august on Apple Music.

the SONG list: july

If you find my Apple Music profile, you’ll notice my playlists for running, for long plane flights and for the day I audition to be a SoulCycle instructor. This past weekend I took a last-minute trip to LA. On the flight home, I curated a new playlist. Filled with the songs I can’t stop listening to, check out the first of many song lists:

Best to You by Blood Orange // Blood Orange has me feeling all the feels. From the production to the layering, you can’t help but dance to this symphonic track.

Gosh by Jamie XX // If you know me, you know I love The XX. Jamie XX’s solo departure from the group has been a HUGE success and his brand new video for the song says so much with barely any words.

Wild (feat. Alessia Cara) by Troye Sivan // Back when I was a college rep with Universal Music Group, I helped promote both artists’ debut releases. Their recent collaboration on this remix begs to be sung in the shower.

Final Song by MØ // Hands down. My SONG OF THE SUMMER. You’ll definitely find me singing along to this one when MØ takes over Terminal 5 in December.

Face the Sun (feat. Lenny Kravitz) by Miguel // I love re-visiting a great album and I could listen to Miguel’s Wildheart everyday for the rest of my life. While it’s hard to pick just one track, you can’t go wrong with some Lenny Kravitz.

Weekend by Louis The Child & Icona Pop // Somehow the stars aligned and I was at Coachella when Louis The Child brought this pop duo on stage to debut their collaboration. A few months later with the final production complete, it’s a contagious summer JAM.

yea, babe, no way by LANY // Find a car. Find a street where you can see the sunset. And press play. Just don’t get arrested for dancing in your car. Please keep one hand on the wheel at all times.

Misery by Gwen Stefani // While a No Doubt reunion has been on my Christmas List for the past two years, Gwen’s latest single will do. Live Nation can keep sending me emails to buy tickets for her summer tour. Eventually I’ll cave and sing this song from the top of my lungs.

Take A Chance (feat. Little Dragon) by Flume // The song I’m using for the whole “climb the mountain, see your goals, love yourself, you can do anything you ROCKSTAR” section of the SoulCycle instructor audition I have yet to sign up for.

Same Drugs by Chance the Rapper // I gave this guy a water bottle, put ice on his tour bus, and he used my Apple TV back at SMU. Chance’s third release is a god dream. This soaring track stands out from the rest.

Hear the SONG list: july on Apple Music.