It’s that time again. That time where I share with you some of my current music favourites, in the hope that it might provide you with a new shower playlist or that it might remind you of a song from the good old days.
This first choice is down to Greg Davies. I saw him live at the end of last year for his “You Magnificent Beast” tour, and his walk on music was this song. Ever since this moment, it has been looping around my head, not that I’m complaining, it’s a classic after all. Despite months passing since I saw Greg (which was one of the best gigs I have EVER been to) Ignition by R. Kelly is still the first song I listen to in the shower every single day. Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the incredible lyrics in this song, such as “you must be a football coach, the way you got me playing the field.” Poetry.
The next song is one of my recent discoveries, thanks to hearing it on Radio 1 on Clara’s show. If we forget that the video below is just some advertising, the song is so upbeat it’s impossible to be sad when listening to it. I love how much piano is in this song, I feel like you don’t get enough pianos in music these days. Big Boi was in Outkast as well, so if that doesn’t convince you to listen to All Night, I don’t know what will.
The next song is another old one, but one I have been loving ever since I heard one of my colleagues singing it at work a few weeks ago. It’s one of those songs that you know, but you don’t really remember the title or most of the lyrics. If you don’t recognise the title, listen to the song, I guarantee you’ll recognise the chorus.
The next song is one of my favourite songs from 2017. Sigrid recently won the BBC “Sound Of 2018” thanks to her catchy and beautifully produced music. This song is such a good synthy pop song, it really stands out amongst all the other new music out there today. She’s the same age as me, which is both weird and wonderful at the same time. I can’t imagine being successful at this age, but I am so glad she is out there representing us 21 year olds.
Finally, a song that is current, but slightly different to “Strangers.” I first heard Tip Toe about a month ago, and loved it immediately. When I say loved, I mean the melody and the music, not the lyrics- the words themselves are problematic. Don’t even get me started on the music video (which I saw for the first time a few weeks ago and I was quite taken aback, I won’t include it in this post, but you’re more than welcome to YouTube it) But I digress. If you need something that you can tap your feet to, or nod your head to, or sway to, this is the song for you.