At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s been a busy month: Putting out 2 podcast episodes into the world, seeing the boy play his first gig with his new band (and obviously planning embarrassing merch ideas), along with copious amounts of alcohol to ‘get my life together’ and catch up with all the muppets I’ve missed because I’ve been inside for too long. May has been good to me.
Admittedly, I’ll chuck loads of tracks on a playlist and filter them as I listen to see if they work with the mood, but somehow I just couldn’t filter this month. As the days rolled on the songs just worked. The playlist is eclectic.
Listen to M A Y here : Spotify
P . S . I’ve just watched Lucy Moon’s 168 Hours and something about it has really made me want to film more. Maybe it’s her nostalgic aesthetic (which literally makes me drool btw). And at the risk of sounding like a wannabe, I want to create things like that. It’s personal and still has distance and tells the story. Count this as your warning for more video based content. ek?
April saw a shift in what I was listening to. I went by the mantra of ‘if I can’t imagine driving in the sun on the way down to the beach listening to it, it’s not going on the playlist‘ – also in conjunction with my imaginary driving licence and imaginary car. As always, I’ve got my head in the clouds.
Regardless, I dug out these photos of B and I on a funfair ride from last year when we were burnt, giddy and windswept, and looking forward to summer. It’s sums up an optimistic April playlist.
Listen to sunny, silly songs here : Spotify
B can be found here : instagram
March makes me giddy, not just because it was my brother’s birthday and any excuse to dig out the Lucky Voice and belt out the Kinks in the living room makes me happy. But March feels lighter, like a candy floss softness. I notice colours more, and the blossom looks like clouds have perched on the trees.
This month has somehow transposed into #throwbackeveryday with Madonna, Chaka Khan, and songs that remind me of 2006 happy indie (but are actually waaaay more recent). Oh, and a banging Missy Elliot, that makes me think I’m in Step Up every time I hear it; I start throwing some interesting shapes. It’s a happy time.
Goodness knows what A P R I L is going to churn up….the scene days? *head in hands*
Listen to M A R C H here
February for me is somewhere between a swirling lilac sky, and the sweet spot of waking up with the sun coming through the blinds before you find that you’ve slept through all your 3 alarms, and all of the snooze alarms.
February is a deep breath before the panic….and then a little bit of that panic.
These songs are all of those things; calm and delicate, and baselines to shake off the the lethargy.
Listen to F E B R U A R Y here
PS . Prince‘s back catalogue is on Spotify. You’re welcome
Boy in the Picture : Alex
If January were a friend, it would be one of those friends you put off meeting until she corners you into a drink right before payday, then bulldozes the whole conversation with monotonous small talk. January is harmless, and yet you wonder if time is broken or you’re having the worst festive come down of your life and it’s somehow lasting 31 days.
This playlist is all about that soft nothing that January is. Songs to fail your resolutions too. Songs to warmly curl into after ice rain on your commute home.
Listen to J A N U A R Y here
PS. Not even apologizing for wild card Run The Jewels entry. It makes me want to parkour, when you hear it it makes sense.
Photos by Amy