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Hi, I’m Kylie, and I love music.

This is a gif of me singing along to the Glee soundtrack in my room at 3AM:

Being a hardcore music enthusiast, and in an attempt to break out of my Top 40 lifestyle, I’ve started following a lot of my friends on Spotify and shuffling one of their playlists for the day, adding the songs I like from them to my own for the month.
This month’s playlist features newer music like “Honeybee” by The Head and the Heart (if you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly suggest you do), and all-time favourites that I’ve come across again (I’m looking at you, Kodaline). To preface the playlist, my tastes range from Arkells to The Lumineers, with a mixture of everything in between. I predominantly enjoy Folk/Alternative, but a lot of these songs have also made the Pop charts. I have a list of the entire playlist at the end of this article, but here are a few favourites from this month that will probably carry over into the next:

 

Mary” – Noah and the Whale

I cannot say enough good things about this song. The harmonies are incredible, the use of the banjo brings a fun folk vibe and the deepness of Charlie’s voice balances it all out. 

Sedona” – Houndmouth

This song is by no means new, having debuted in 2015, but it is a song for the ages. I first heard it in August at my friend’s house, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since. The lyrics are perfect for scream-singing in the car, making it an absolute staple in my life. 

Southern Star” – Gregory Alan Isakov

I don’t even know where I came across this song, but when I did, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The movement in the song shifts like a scene in a movie, and the medley of the violin with the guitar makes me wish I could ballroom dance so I could dance fittingly to this song. 

Two honourable mentions that are not available on Spotify but I will be playing intermixed:

Oh Cecelia” – Born Ruffians

This is almost always the first song that I play in the morning. It bops. It makes me want to dance. It’s the best. 

Dance Rascal Dance” – Baby Goya and the Nuclear Winters (Bleachers)

This song is from Hello, My Name is Doris, and I want it to be the soundtrack of my life. Just this song on repeat, always. A pseudonym for Jack Antonoff in the movie, Baby Goya and the Nuclear Winters (real band name Bleachers) has put out some of my favourite music of the decade. 

Check out the full playlist here!

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Kylie Sears

Western '20

Full-time student, part-time food enthusiast. Student at The University of Western Ontario, specializing in English Language and Literature.
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