the SONG list: 2017

Dude, I love these songs. THIS is also the longest SONG list yet, so get ready.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please listen to this list with headphones, in order from start-to-finish. Available on both Apple Music and Spotify because 2017 is almost over.

Delicate by Taylor Swift // It’s genius. It’s pop perfection. TRY not to love that mini-drop.

I Dare You by The xx // As I turned 23, I danced to this one as the sun set on a perfect New York night at Forest Hills Stadium.

Don’t Delete the Kisses by Wolf Alice // Too good to play in an Urban Outfitters.

Prom by SZA // Off one of my favorite albums of the year, this song is just so. damn. good.

Right Now by HAIM // Happy Haimukkah. These sisters better be at Coachella 2018.

Wallowa Lake Monster by Sufjan Stevens // ugh! the MAGIC of this track.

New Rules by Dua Lipa // Such a jam and it had the BEST music video of the year.

Palace by Sam Smith // *insert me dancing at 1:00AM through Central Park to this one*

Heroin by Lana Del Rey // Gloomy, mood, and rad.

May I Have This Dance [feat. Chance the Rapper] by Francis and the Lights // MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?!

New York by St. Vincent // Tear-filled cab rides and over-priced lattes.

9th of october by Tove Lo // Always caught singing along to this song…on the treadmill…at the gym.

Shot Down by Khalid // Really, any track off Khalid’s entire debut album would make this list, but I wanted to keep it vibe-y.

Bored by Billie Eilish // ugh!! part two. I could totally paint watercolors and listen to this one all day long.

House of the Rising Sun by alt-J // The soundtrack to my life as a senior citizen, waking up on a beach in Hawaii every day.

Turn Out the Lights by Julien Baker // That electric guitar and THAT CHORUS.

Hopeless (feat. Cashmere Cat) by Halsey // The end of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (her sophomore debut) soars away from any inclination of a sophomore slump.

Supercut by Lorde // The heart and soul of why Melodrama is my favorite album of the year.

The Cure by Lady Gaga // The happiest song known to mankind.

Une barque sur l’océan from Miroirs by Andre Laplante // The 7-minute track from Call Me By Your Name takes you away to the Northern Italian countryside.

Listen to the SONG list: 2017 on Apple Music and Spotify.

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the SONG list: april

SPRING is in the AIR. Summer is right around the corner. And ripped jeans are always in style. the SONG list: april is officially here.

Heading Home (feat. Josef Salvat) by GRYFFIN // Is it my favorite song right now?! 100% yes. It’s basically a “driving down the PCH” dream.

You Got Me (feat. Cara Frew) by SNBRN & BLU J // I discovered SNBRN at coachella this year and they are SUPER. Easy EDM, forget the trap. But you’ll be ready for this thing people talk about in New York called “Rooftop SZN.”

Plot Twist by Sigrid // From Island Records, Sigrid is one chart-topper in the works. You’ll belt “SHOTS FIRED” right before that chorus and it has warm weather written all over it.

Lifetimes by Oh Wonder // Yes. Just. Yes. If the spring breeze had a theme song, Oh Wonder has it set.

Don’t Take The Money by Bleachers // One of my favorite bands is gearing up for their upcoming summer LP. The record builds off the greatness that was their last album and explodes into a stadium anthem.

The Cure by Lady Gaga // Casually the most brilliant song of 2017. Can we talk about that HOOK?!?

HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar // See you later Drake. Kendrick just broke the record for most albums sold in a week with DAMN.  Easily his best album since his debut and the lead single is going viral.

Get It Together (feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith) by Drake // If you listened to the SONG list: december, you heard Jorja Smith croon away on her EP. Drake recruits her for one groovy track.

Wild Horses by Bishop Briggs // The BEST vocalist I’ve seen in a very, very long time. It’s dance, punk, r&B with some EDM. She’s one to watch.

Sign of the Times by Harry Styles // Not David Bowie, but Mr. Styles. The lead single off his solo effort deserves a Gold Medal. And ROCKS that SoulCycle studio.

Listen to the SONG list: april on Apple Music here. AND now on Spotify here.

the BUCKET list

New Year? New Lists. And I’m kicking off 2017 with the BUCKET list. Basically, a TO DO list of life. Yes, I have lists of what coffee spots I still need to try, what movies I need to watch before the Oscars, what albums I need to hear, etc., etc., etc. YET, this is more of a list of the BIG things I want to do…Like getting my face turned into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Just kidding. That would be terrifying.

  1. Climb Machu Picchu – Because my head is normally in the clouds.
  2. Attend the GRAMMYs – Sitting next to Lady Gaga and Kanye West of course.
  3. Drink a cup of coffee and read outside of a café in Paris – Probably going to dress up in a suit with aviators just to feel like James Bond undercover at the same time.
  4. Hang out with elephants on a South African SAFARI– Sorry Animal Kingdom, I want the real thing.
  5. Find a secret beach in Hawaii – 🌊🌞🌴🐠🏄
  6. Learn to SURF – Only wearing a Stitch onesie from Lilo & Stitch singing IZ.
  7. Start an Arts Education Foundation – We’re 100% doing A Chorus Line as the first show and installing two dark rooms.
  8. Open my own coffee shop – Probably when I’m 64. I need about 42 more years of coffee drinking experience first.
  9. Rock overalls to Coachella – Why Not?!
  10. Become a Spin Class Instructor – TAP IT BACK WORLD. Waking up at 5:00 AM to blast pop music while shouting out inspirational phrases couldn’t be any closer to my personal brand.