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My Recent Favorite Songs from Four Different Genres 

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As I’m back on campus for this semester I find myself always with my headphones in. Walking from class to class, during study sessions, and on my travel days to visit my long distance partner, you wouldn’t catch me dead without my headphones in blasting some sort of song to get me through the moment. 

With that being said I find myself shuffling through all types of genres throughout my day. I’ve gathered my top four favorite songs of the moment from four different genres and artists. I hope this can be music inspo for those looking for new songs to add to their playlists! Let’s take a look. 


Over the summer I went to Outside Lands, a music festival hosted annually in San Francisco. I got to discover tons of new artists, one of them being my newly favorite rock band Inhaler based in Dublin. The band consists of four artists; bassist Bobby Keating, guitarists Josh Jenkinson , Drummer Ryan McMahon and lead singer Elijah Hewson. The band has a total of two albums with their recent album “Cuts & Bruises” debuting earlier this year in february. My recent favorite song of theirs would have to be “Just to Keep You Satisfied” from their latest album. The song features amazing guitar solos and beautiful lyrics. Inhaler is slowly starting to become one of my favorite rock bands as their songs perfectly amplify instrumentals. 


Now, I’m not the world’s biggest pop fan but I couldn’t help falling in love with Olivia Rodrigo’s newest album “Guts”. I personally think she’s grown so much as an artist since her last album “Sour” that contained her hit songs like “Drivers License” and “Deja Vu”. I think her new album has more variety in the flexibilities of her talents. One of my favorite songs from her newest album is the track “Making the Bed”. This song may be a little too relatable and has a soft melody that discusses the struggles we have with our inner selves. The song talks about self doubt, victimization, and overall has the theme that we make our own choices, and it’s our choice to be happy. Olivia’s voice is beautiful in this song and the lyrics definitely hit home. 


Recently after re-discovering my obsession with the Jazz artists Laufey I’ve been getting more into Jazz music. It’s definitely a classic style of genre when it comes to music and definitely one that gets underlooked by listeners. Laufey is an Icelandic-Chinese singer and songwriter who just released her latest album “Bewitched”. This is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year and she absolutely perfects the mix of pop and jazz within her tracks. My favorite song off her recent album that I can’t stop listening to is the track “Lovesick”. Laufey is definitely romantic and has the perfect music for lover girls, girls going through a breakup, and girls in situationships. The lyrics and melody of this song are an absolute perfect match and I highly recommend everyone go check out her new album. 


Concluding with my all time favorite music genre, the song I can’t stop listening to is the hit song “Not Strong Enough” by the incredible band Boy Genius. The band consists of popular artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus. All incredibly talented artists individually, but when the three women come together their voices and instrumentals harmonize exceptionally. If you listen to any of the band members I highly recommend checking out their trio band.

I hope these songs and genres can be inspiration for people searching for new tracks to add to their playlist. These songs can be all found on Apple music, Youtube, and as linked above Spotify. Happy listening!

Livia Williams

San Francisco '26

Hello! My name is Livia Williams I am currently a second year at SFSU majoring in journalism. I am a huge advocate for social justice issues and find pride in addressing the inequality that sadly still exists within our societies. I like to tell stories from women all over the world and captivate readers into understanding the obstacles they face on a day to day basis. I hope to provide women with a sense of peace when they read my work and gift them with the realization that they are not alone, and we are all in this together.