The Weekly Playlist (25th September – 1st October)
Hello and welcome to a new Weekly Playlist! This one is for the last days of September/first day of October. And if September has ended, this means Freshers Week is over as well so I hope you had a great time for the last couple of days. This also means that today most courses have started and since we’re here I want to wish you all good luck in the new academic year.
Now, I think the best way to start this week is by listening to good music. And what I prepared for you today is just that. Well, at least that’s what I like to think. The list includes Demi Lovato, Wolf Alice, Maroon 5 and other less known artists but nonetheless very good. So, I hope you enjoy the Playlist!
BANKS – ‘Underdog’
Following her 2016 sophomore album The Altar, ‘Underdog’ is BANKS’ latest release and I think it’s a very good one. One thing I’m not sure I’m particularly keen on is the occasional bark that can be heard in the background, but I think it’s bold and that fits BANKS’ style perfectly. Give it a listen!
Little Dragon ft. Faith Evans – ‘Peace of Mind’
Little Dragon and Faith Evans teamed up and created the new song ‘Peace of Mind’ which was released last week. If you’re in the mood for some soul music vibes then this is definitely the right song for you.
MY – ‘Skeletons’
The Swedish pop artist MY released yet another song last week called ‘Skeletons’. It’s a fun catchy pop/rock track that you can listen to anytime you’re getting ready for a party or whenever you just want to feel good.
New Music Videos
MISSIO – ‘Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea’
‘Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea’ is one of the tracks from MISSIO’s first album Loner released at the end of last May. The album also happens to be one of my favourite albums of all time which is saying something considering I have listened to many albums in my life. I totally recommend this duo and all of their songs. They’re just very good. MISSIO revealed the music video for ‘Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea’ last week and it’s as mysterious and dark as the song is. If you like misty shadowy places and people in black hoods then you’ll enjoy this video for sure.
Maroon 5 ft. SZA – ‘What Lovers Do’
Next on the list is the music video for ‘What Lovers Do’, the collaboration between Maroon 5 and SZA. This video is very dynamic, colourful and funny, which is the main reason why I added it to the Playlist. I have to point out that it’s obvious in many scenes that they used a computer to create particular visual effects which I’m not sure if it was on purpose or because they had a limited budget. Anyway, the video is very entertaining so why not give it a try.
Dean Lewis – ‘Lose My Mind’
And another interesting music video from last week is the one for Dean Lewis’ ‘Lose My Mind’. The video follows a person in an old-fashioned atmospheric diving suit who has been wearing this suit his entire life. The video ends with him trying to take it off but the rest of his story remains untold because we don’t get to see who he really is under the suit. Such a cliffhanger!
Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
Demi Lovato is back with her sixth studio album Tell Me You Love Me. The entire record is packed with energy, power and greatness in general. You can find audio snippets of all the songs on her YouTube channel and you can listen to their full version on Spotify or Apple Music.
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
For all the rockers out there Wolf Alice released a brand new album called Visions of a Life. We also have a review of the album coming very soon so keep an eye open for that. A few of the songs can be found on their YouTube channel and the full album is on Spotify and Apple Music.
Echosmith – Inside a Dream EP
This must be my favourite one from the list. Inside a Dream is Echosmith’s latest release following their successful 2013 debut album Talking Dreams. Their new seven-track EP is so refreshing and nice to hear, I think, especially because it’s been a while since their last album. Another great thing about this EP is that you can find all the songs on Echosmith’s YouTube channel. I featured here my personal favourite.