The Weekly Playlist (20th November – 26th November)
Hello, friends! It’s the beginning of a new week, which means it’s time for a new Weekly Playlist. I know Mondays can be difficult, and even if you had a good first day of the week or not, I think the best way to end it is by listening to some nice music *wink*.
What do I have for you this time, you wonder? In the “new songs” section you will hear music from G-Eazy, Unlike Pluto and Lost Frequencies. Then, for the next section, I shared music videos from Lo Moon, Post Malone and a collaboration between X Ambassadors, Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha. And for the final section, I featured new albums from Noel Gallagher, Broken Witt Rebels and Matt Terry. So, if one or more names on the list sparked your interest, then keep reading and let The Weekly Playlist begin!
G-Eazy – ‘Summer in December’
‘Summer in December’ sounds like a song you would hear in one of those cosy cafes. It’s laid-back, with nice piano accords, which really make this song resemble jazz music. What makes it particular, however, is G-Eazy’s rap. I mean, you would think jazz and rap don’t really go hand in hand, right? But, somehow, he made it work for this song and that’s why I’m talking about it here. ‘Summer in December’ is taken from G-Eazy’s upcoming double-disc album, The Beautiful & Damned, out on the 15th December, so stay tuned for that.
Unlike Pluto – ‘I Need A Win’
Unlike Pluto integrated into ‘I Need A Win’ elements from multiple genres like electronic, trap and dubstep. The song has a dark, mysterious edge to it which I really like. You can find out more about the message of this song on Unlike Pluto’s Facebook page where he also announced that there’s more music on the way. Hopefully, he will release more before the end of the year and more like this song.
Lost Frequencies & Zonderling – ‘Crazy’
‘Crazy’ was released to celebrate that Lost Frequencies reached 1 billion streams. Along with this song, he also announced he will have his own label called Found Frequencies. That’s a cool wordplay if you ask me. Give ‘Crazy’ a listen if you’re into EDM – the song is mildly upbeat but it has a “feel-good” kind of vibe.
New Music Videos
Lo Moon – ‘Thorns’
The music video for ‘Thorns’ is very simplistic in terms of visuals but still very beautiful, I think. The director of it explained in an article that he intended to represent through it a relationship from its very beginning. So, the video follows a man and a woman falling in love, but what I really like about it is that their feelings are expressed through their choreography and the colours of the lights. Take a look to find out what I’m talking about.
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – ‘rockstar’
While the first one was all calmness and peacefulness, the music video for ‘rockstar’ is completely the opposite. You have violence and blood (a lot of it, be warned). The only thing that’s missing is the sex, but even without it, the music video is quite graphic. When I was watching it, it made me think of Kill Bill especially because of the katanas. I should quickly mention that if you think there’s something wrong with your vision while watching the video, have no worries. It’s not your eyes, it’s the visual effects that make the video look blurry.
Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha – ‘Home’
‘Home’ is a song from the soundtrack of an upcoming Netflix original, Bright, starring Will Smith. The film is set in a world where humans and mystical creatures live side by side and the action is based on a human and an Orc working together to find this powerful weapon. Although the music video for ‘Home’ doesn’t have as much action as the film, it is set in the same world and you can see elements from it, such as the Orcs.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
Who Built the Moon? is Noel Gallagher’s third studio album, released on the 24th November, and it’s a great rock record that will remind you of the 90s in the UK. There are 12 tracks on the album, including a live version, and my favourite one is ‘The Man Who Built The Moon’ which I shared here. You can find some of the songs on Noel’s YouTube channel and the entire album on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming platforms.
Broken Witt Rebels – Broken Witt Rebels
Broken Witt Rebels is the self-titled debut album of the band, following three EPs released in the previous years. The tracklist includes 6 already known songs and 4 brand new ones and they are all pure rock. So, if you’re into that kind of music then this album will be perfect for you. You can’t find any of the tracks on YouTube, but I shared here the whole album from Spotify and, of course, if you’re using another music platform, you’ll probably find the album there too.
Matt Terry – Trouble
And the last one on the Playlist is Trouble, yet another debut album, but, this time, from the pop genre. In case you don’t know who Matt Terry is, he won the X Factor 2016 edition in the UK. I know what you’re thinking: “why does he look and sound like every young male pop singer in this world?”. To which I would answer: “ok, I admit he is quite generic, but, his music is very catchy”. So, if you’re into catchy pop music then Trouble will be your next favourite album.