What I’m Listening To: Erin’s April 2018 Playlist

Hello, all! Last time I had a lot of fun making my first playlist post and talking about music I like. I’m almost literally always listening to music or thinking about music, so I wanted to make a part two of the series! Because I am honestly sharing what songs I’m into these days, not all of them may be of the same style and genre, but that’s part of the fun, right? So here we go:

  1. Tant Pis- Joyce Jonathan

 

For the first song, we’re starting off right off the bat with a bit of a throwback. Joyce Jonathan has a very clear and fresh voice, and tends to be an acoustic-style pop singer. This is a song that I heard actually  few years back on Spotify, and it’s a great song for spring. It kind of reminds me of a song I might listen to while sitting in the park, on a nice spring day on a picnic.  The lyrics also caught my attention right off the bat, my favorite lines of the song are from the chorus being:

“Il y a d’autres histoires d’amour qui n’attendent que moi
Mais tant pis

C’est avec toi que je me sens
C’est avec toi que je me sens…. moi”

  1. Feelings- Hayley Kiyoko

 

So there was also a Hayley Kiyoko song on the last playlist, but I can’t help but add another one. She recently released her full album, and I’d honestly recommend just listening to the entire thing, because it’s fantastic. This is another kind of synthy, upbeat but also chill type of song that she is great at, and it’s one of my favorite songs off of the album.  There’s an iconic line in the song that I love, that goes:

“I over-communicate and feel too much
I just complicate it when I say too much”

  1. Comes and Goes- Hyukoh

 

I’m back on my Korean music schtick, everyone. I can’t help it honestly, good music is good music.  Hyukoh is a really interesting band in the k-pop industry. They have managed to become very popular with their indy/indy-pop sound and hold their place among artists with more of a mainstream sound. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs, and generally gives a good example of their style and why they’re popular. (Yes, the English in the song is far from perfect. Oh Hyuk tried. Please give him a break.)

  1. Timeflies- Once in a While

 

This is another song that came on my daily playlist on Spotify. I had honestly never heard of them before, but they’re a band that seems to include elements of electronic, pop, and rap in their music. This song has a really nice mix and singing and rap, with a nice beat. It’s a song I’ve been listening in the mornings on my way to work, to wake me up and feel a bit better about being up before the sun.

  1.  BTS- Let Go

Will I ever make one of these playlists without including some BTS in here somewhere? Maybe. Is that day today? Absolutely not. I just love these boys, and I want everyone else to, too.  Sue me.  Anyway, this is a song off of their new Japanese album, so it’s not in Korean despite them being a Korean group. Let go has all of my favorite parts of BTS in it, and most importantly, it gives me the emotions and feels that Spring Day does (my all time favorite song by the band). Between the actual song, the melody, and the lyrics, this is my favorite song on the album.

  1. Marshmello & Anne-Marie- Friends

This one is a fairly recent and also quite popular song, it being Marshmello and all. Also called “The Friendzone Anthem” this song is quite fun and relatable, about a guy who just can’t take a hint. It’s pretty upbeat and fun to sing along to, and is definitely becoming one of my favorite songs at the moment.

  1. J-Hope- Airplane

Okay, I promise. 1.5 BTS songs will be the limit on this playlist. But J-Hope is my favorite member of the group, and he fairly recently released his very own mixtape online. He is a fantastic dancer and rapper. His lyrics, even when dissing someone, somehow manage to be optimistic, a contrast to the his fierce and savage counterpart, Suga. Airplane, one of my favorites from the album,  is a song he wrote likening his journey in his music and career to an airplane, once on the ground, that has taken off.  The entire mixtape is great, so if you like this song, I highly recommending taking a listen to the entire thing.

  1. Fairplay- Kiani Lede

This is a song that was recommended to me on YouTube.  It is a song that makes me want to instantly sing along. I have a weakness for girl power-y revenge songs, I admit, so this song is great in that respect. I have never heard of Kiani Lede’s music before, but she has a great singing voice, so I will definitely be checking out her other music as well.

  1. Lo Siento- Super Junior ft. Leslie Grace

This is a song that is pretty brand new. And by that, I mean that it came out literally the day before I put together this playlist. This song is a collaboration between Latin and Korean music, and the way it’s put together makes it a fantastic song for the spring and beginning of summer. The Latin beat and combination of the Spanish and Korean lyrics takes this song to another level, in my humble opinion.

  1. Truthfully- DNCE

DNCE is a band I quite like, although I haven’t gotten the chance to check them out as much as I’d like.  Every song I hear by them seems to make me want to sing along and/or hit replay. Truthfully is more of calm song, and the lyrics in the chorus, for some reason, just get to me:

“Speaking truthfully, I’m not sure why we keep fighting

You just go blame the bad timing, admit it to me

Speaking truthfully, I love you more than you love me”

  1. Girlfriend At the Time- Emily Burns

Last, but not least, this is a song that I’ve had on repeat this week.  The song is about wanting a relationship to last, saying in the chorus,

“I don’t ever wanna be your girlfiend at the Time.

I don’t ever want to be the girl you left behind.”

It is one of those songs I can easily jam to and that just about anyone can relate to, at least at one point in their lives.  It’s another one of those songs, that makes me wish I learned to play the guitar, so I could cover it. (I’ve been feeling that a lot lately- I miss singing so much. Why is it so hard to find a way to keep it as a hobby outside of my car as an adult?)

 

So there we have it. There’s my playlist for the month. I tried to be as honest as possible and put the songs I am actually listening to the most on this without holding back- which explains why there is so much K-pop on the playlist.  (Honestly, I could fill an entire post with my favorite K-pop songs.) I tried to keep them to songs that didn’t clash too much with each other, as well. I hope you all found song songs you liked on this playlist! If you’d like to subscribe to the playlist that I made for this series, the click here to get to the playlist on Spotify.

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