Hello, dear friends! I hope you had a great seventh-week at our beloved university and you’ve already started your assignments which are due by the end of the term. I know we are all responsible students here and we never procrastinate. Anyway, today is Sunday which means it’s time for a new Weekly Playlist. Yay! And speaking of procrastination, don’t you dare read this article instead of doing that reading for tomorrow’s seminar. But, if you feel like a rebel tonight or you just want to read about and listen to new music, then welcome to our party!
I have prepared for you three terrific songs, three tremendous music videos and three marvellous albums from the past 12 days of November. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why did she feel the need to use three adjectives that basically mean the same thing when she could’ve easily written a shorter sentence? Why does she want to emphasise that unneeded usage of words by asking that question? What’s up with these questions anyway? WHY AM I STILL READING THIS? If these were your thoughts then it’s confirmed. I can read minds *sassy hair flip*. Ok, this intro is turning out to be too long and unnecessary so I will stop here. Hoping that my blabbing didn’t bore you to death, I will begin The Weekly Playlist now!
State of Sound – ‘High on You’
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, two friends made a plan to take over the world. Well, that time was back in 2016, so not that long ago, and the land, called Sweden, wasn’t really that far, more like 2 hours and a half by plane from the UK. I’m talking about the guys from State of Sound who started off last year and they released a new single at the beginning of this month. ‘High on You’ is a nice mix of tropical house and pop/dance that will make you feel good everytime you listen to it. But, there is a downside to this song: it makes you think of summer days, lying on a beach, sipping cocktails while birds are chirping in the sky. But that’s unfortunate because there’s no sign of summer an there won’t be for a very long time because “winter is coming”. I know you all got that reference.
Migos, Nicky Minaj, Cardi B – ‘MotorSport’
The next song on the list sounds like it belongs to the Fast and Furious series’ soundtrack. Ok, maybe I’m a bit influenced by its name, but still. ‘MotorSport’ is that kind of song that you play while you’re driving, with your sunglasses on and you just feel like you’re the king of the road. This song was actually released at the end of October, so I’m breaking the rules a bit, but just because I think it’s a really good one. Migos released ‘MotorSport’ as the first single from their upcoming album Culture II and I can’t wait to see what they will reveal next.
WALK THE MOON – ‘Can’t Sleep (Wolves)’
‘Can’t Sleep (Wolves)’ is one of the tracks from WALK THE MOON’s new album What If Nothing, released a few days ago. This song is energetic, fun and everything else you need when you want to dance the night away. If you liked their very popular song ‘Shut Up and Dance’, then you will probably enjoy ‘Can’t Sleep (Wolves)’ as well, so go ahead and give it a listen.
New Music Videos
Harry Styles – ‘Kiwi’
On to the music videos section. While I can’t say I was really keen on Harry Styles’ self-titled album, I did enjoy watching the music video for ‘Kiwi’, one of the tracks from the album. The video is entertaining, funny, very cute and I think it matches perfectly the vibe of the song. The action takes place in a school’s auditorium where a group of kids start a food fight and later on Harry Styles brings an army of puppies (yes, puppies!) and joins the “fight”. PS: Make sure you’re not hungry when you watch this video because you will see loads of food in it.
GOAT – ‘First Car’
Continuing in the same manner, here’s another funny music video. Now, if you’re wondering who GOAT are, then allow me to introduce you to them. GOAT consists of Jack and Conor Maynard who are both YouTubers. While Jack is a comedian on YouTube, Conor makes music content on his channel and he has released plenty of songs throughout the years, including collaborations with big names like Ty Dolla $ign and Ne-Yo. The Maynard brothers, under the name GOAT, create parody songs and music videos and ‘First Car’ is their second release. If you like this one, I recommend you watch their ‘Grenade’ as well.
Naughty Boy ft. Joe Jonas – ‘One Chance to Dance’
The last music video I have for you is the one for the catchy ‘One Chance to Dance’, a collaboration between Naughty Boy and DNCE’s Joe Jonas. The music video follows two young girls from the rural side of Vietnam who re-enact famous movie scenes and dance their heart out. I think it’s a really special video and it goes really well with the song.
Kygo – Kids in Love
In the albums section, the first on the list is Kygo’s new album Kids in Love. If you know Kygo and his music, then you know what to expect from this record. The 8 tracks from Kids in Love are pure EDM featuring artists like OneRepublic, John Newman and The Night Game. You can find all of the songs on Kygo’s YouTube channel and I added here my favourite one.
Petit Biscuit – Presence
Petit Biscuit’s debut album Presence was released on the 10th November and like Kygo’s album, it also fits into the electronic genre but it leans more towards deep house and synth. You can find most of the songs on Petit Biscuit’s official YouTube channel. Also, take a look at the cover of the album! It looks amazing and it’s so thoughtful.
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues
Maroon 5 end this Playlist with their sixth album Red Pill Blues, released on the 3rd November. The album consists of 10 new songs as well as some old ones and they feature artists like Future, SZA, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. This album is as poppy as it can get and it’s enjoyable as most of Maroon 5’s music. Unfortunately, you can’t find the entire album on YouTube, but you can listen to it on the music streaming platforms.