Every month I make a new playlist, a mixture of old music and new music, something to help me through classes, essays, and day to day life. Some of the songs have reasons: emotional meaning, beautiful lyrics, or an awesome bass drop. Whatever the reason, here are some of the highlights of my playlist this month: check them out!
The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke – Queen
One of Queen’s lesser known songs, this song was released in 1973, and has an enticing intro. Follow the beat, and jam with Freddie and the band – It’s an excellent song to do cardio to, or to write your essay. The fairly quick tempo will keep you up, and motivated… Not to mention, the song was inspired by a famous painting Richard Dadd.
“The ostler stares with hands on his knees
Come on mr. feller, crack it open if you please.”
Fired – Ben Folds
A little jazzier, Ben Folds adds a little swing to your step on the way to class. Ben Folds is an amazing artist, who often likes to incorporate more of a big band sound, recording with the Nashville Symphony in his latest album, So There, released at the end of 2015. Definitely a good listen for the music fan inside of us all.
“I’m just an ordinary guy
And all I want is to be loved – is that so wrong?”
Paper Hearts – Silver Trees
A smaller, lesser known band, founded in 2013 and from Nashville, the band emits an indie acoustic soundscape. The song is slow, and meaningful, and simply wonderful. Also featured on March’s playlist are there other songs Lighthouse, One Less Bird, and Oh My Love. I only recently came across this band, so I’m trying to listen to them as much as possible!
“We try to tell a story, we write each other into our lives,
but after all it’s all just as thin as paper hearts.”
Stressed Out – 21 Pilots
21 Pilots takes us back to our childhood in their music video for Stressed Out, there’s just something about this song that connects with you. it talks about the struggles of growing up, and realizing that playtime isn’t a thing anymore, and that we need to work, and usually be stressed out. The music video includings bikes, Capri Suns, and the monster of the modern adult.
“Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days,
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.”
Everything Must Go – Artist Vs. Poet
Artist Vs. Poet is always on my playlists, I’ll admit they’re one of my favorite bands. Everything must go comes off of their most recent album, Medicine. Also off of the album on this playlist are Leavin’, and Kids Again. Artist Vs. Poet always has beautiful harmony in their harmonies, and my favorite – their lyrics. Fun fact: Joe Kirkland, lead singer of the band, was on season 3 of The Voice!
“Nothing can last forever
But we’re all on the same road.”
Full Track List for March:
Leavin’ – Artist Vs Poet Bad Girls Cry, Bleachers Remix – Sia
Kids Again – Artist Vs Poet The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke – Queen
Everything Must Go – Artist Vs Poet Revolution Rock – The Clash
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness Son of Your Father – Elton John
All Over – Cruisr World Is Ending – Matt and Kim
Time of Our Lives – Hopeland Throw Shade – Cruisr
OctaHate – Ryn Weaver Fired – Ben Folds
Here – Alessia Cara Shoot Your Gun – 22-20s
Stay Away From My Friends – Pierce the Veil Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
Stressed Out – 21 Pilots Paper Hearts – Silver Tree Feat. Bailey Jehl
One Less Bird – Silver Tree Oh My Love – Silver Tree
Lighthouse – Silver Tree Work Song – Hozier