I really enjoyed writing ‘groove is the heart‘ and sharing what I’m listening to at the moment. I’ve found that many people have a similar music taste as me and there was a lot of love for the previous playlist.
This one isn’t exactly a summer playlist, but just songs I think are absolute ‘choons’ and it happens to be Summer. I think I’ll call it tunes to listen to while it happens to be summer!
- Howl – Biffy Clyro
My favourite band ever and they haven’t disappointed with their seventh studio album, Ellipsis. Me and Matt saw them at Beni and they were genuinely the band of the festival for us both.
- Ain’t Giving Up – Craig David & Sigala
This song has the cheeky rhymes of Craig David combined with the summer sounds of Sigala’s steel drums. An absolute belter.
- Still Falling For You – Ellie Goulding
I find I’m a bit hit and miss with Ellie Goulding but this song has so many levels that I’d challenge anyone not to like it.
- Morning – Marc E. Bassy (I can’t find the link, it is on spottily though)
If you like Sunday morning, easy listening with a little bit of soul, then this is definitely something you’d like. Marc E. Bassy’s voice is just so chilled it makes me want to be on a beach sipping a cocktail.
- Latchmere – The Maccabees
One of my all time favourite bands, The Maccabees, announced they were splitting up the other week. This song is one of my favourite Maccabees song and if you haven’t listened to them yet, it’s not too late. They’re simply brilliant.
- Where Are You Now? – Lady Leshurr Ft. Wiley
Through my year in the West Mids, I did become a bit entranced by the brummy accent and I can’t help but love this song. It’s a bit of a grower so give it a chance and not my usual cup of tea, but now I can’t help but keep repeating ‘where are ya? I can’t see ya’ in my best brum accent.
- Just Dropped In (To See What Condition I Was In) – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Next week, me, Matt and some of my best friends from uni are going to a festival in Paris called Rock En Seine. I stumbled across this on the ReS official playlist and now I can’t wait to go see them and boogie to them. Motown meets funk threaded soul – just so good.
- Glory, Glory, Hallelujah – London Community Gospel Choir
If you love gospel choirs, you’ll love this. Not many are quite as incredible as LCGC.
- Magnolia Melancholia – Jamie T
The only reason Jamie T isn’t my all time favourite artist ever is because he has such long breaks between albums that I always think he’s gone into early retirement. The lads still got it, and this is a great example of why I still love him!
- Perpetuum Mobile – The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
You will have heard this song. Everyone has heard this song and it’s just so beautiful and amazing. If you ever just want to sit and listen to something – listen to The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. They’re amazing.
Positive of the day: I went to Ikea and made it back in one piece. Me and Matt put up the Ikea things and we made it through in one piece!