Listen To This is a series where I introduce you to some of my favourite songs at the moment. These are some of the songs that blew my mind, surprised me in some way or are just plainly awesome. I listen to these songs on repeat so often that I wonder how it’s even possible that I’m still not tired of hearing them. As I listen to music every single day and it’s a big part of my life, I feel like it’s important to let other people know some of these songs so they don’t miss out on greatness. This part is almost entirely comprised of winners or contenders of the BBC Sound-poll which was totally accidental and that could indicate that these are awesome artists.
The images contain a link to the corresponding Spotify-page of that song, so you can just go ahead and listen to these right away and I highly encourage you to do so.
Up & Up – Coldplay
I’m really liking the new sound of Coldplay. Since their previous album, they’ve gone for a bit of a calmer tone and it’s been working so far. This song is a great example of that new tone.
Though what’s probably the best thing about this song is its videoclip. That clip is done in such a good way with stunning visuals and is very amusing to watch. I also recommend Hymn For The Weekend, their song with Beyoncé, because it’s another great single from their latest album A Head Full of Dreams.
Weathered – Jack Garratt
One of my friends introduced me to this song and I’m glad that she did. I didn’t know him before that and I must admit that I haven’t listened to any of his other songs, though I should get to that as this song is really great. He apparently won the BBC Sound of 2016, so that should say something, right?
What’s so great about this song is that it starts out slow and builds up momentum towards the middle where it gets more energetic.
Here I Am – Tom Odell
This song is already the fifth single released from Tom Odell’s upcoming album Wrong Crowd. I was already quite a fan of the songs on his previous album Long Way Down, but this new one has definitely become my favourite.
The new album comes out June 10th and I’m definitely looking forward to that. Another great song from that album is Magnetised and you should give that one a listen as well.
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Should there even be a reason as to why one of Adele’s song is on this list? She’s been getting a lot of praise for her latest album 25 and she really earns it. Everyone loved her song Hello and When We Were Young was very popular as well. Though for me Send My Love (To Your New Lover) is equally as good as those two. It sounds a bit different and I really like it.
This song is accompanied by a trippy, yet great videoclip. It’s a very simplistic one, but it shows her confidence and fierceness.
Best Fake Smile – James Bay
This song is a bit more up-tempo compared to some of the other songs on debut album Chaos and the Calm. James Bay almost became the BBC Sound of 2015, but Years & Years took home the grand title (they’re next). I’ve been really liking James Bay’s music as Hold Back The River was an amazing song and Let It Go was great as well. Though with this song I feel like I’ve found my favourite song of his entire album.
Desire – Years & Years ft. Tove Lo
Years & Years has quickly become one of my favourite bands and they deservingly were the BBC Sound of 2015, as I mentioned before.
Their album Communion has given them a lot of very successful singles and it just keeps on giving. After King, Shine, Take Shelter and Eyes Shut, they’ve got themselves another hit with Desire. In collaboration with Tove Lo, they’ve created another catchy song that’ll get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
That’s it for this part. I’m really enjoying all of these songs and I hope you will like these as much as I do. Let me know what you think about them and be sure to recommend me some other songs I definitely should listen to.
I’ll see you later!