Well, well, well… I am finally back and a little surprised I still know how to do this blogging thing, if I’m being honest!
To cut the story short, my last term of college before Summer break came a calling, and in that time assignments had to come first. My creativity level went way down and thus the lack of blogging! I guess you could say life has been a bit of a whirlwind since I last posted, but isn’t that the way it’s been for us all?
With that being said, all I wanted to do was get back to my blog, and with my monthly playlists being put on temporary hold, I knew I was going to have to play catch up. That’s where the idea of doubling up both my March & April playlists into one post came to light!
I think this is a good albeit lengthy – you might want to grab yourself a cuppa – playlist post so I hope you enjoy 😊
March Playlist 2020
Heartbreak Weather – Niall Horan
Unfortunately, for a lot of artists, releasing new music this month proved to be rather difficult and while we won’t get a tour dedicated to Niall’s newest album, we can still enjoy it from the comfort of our own homes.
There might have been criticism for the title of the album in the beginning but there’s no denying that this album is tightly packed with some proper tunes. The up tempo singles like ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ & ‘No Judgement’ are there but so too are the slower and more meaningful ballads such as ‘Put A Little Love on Me’ and ‘Still’ because as Niall said himself it wouldn’t be his album if it didn’t include a “sad, sad, ballad”
To me, it’s a good pop album to switch on and get lost in and isn’t that something we all need?
My favourites from the album – excluding the singles – are: New Angel, Still & San Francisco.
Confession – Aimée
Aimée is one of my favourite pop artists right now, she has the style, the voice, but also an authenticity that shines through her songs. With lyrics focused on topics such as breakups and grief, she has always been so honest & open, and that’s something I really admire in an artist.
This EP has a real late 90s/early 00’s vibes about it, which is fun, and before long you’ll find yourself singing and bopping along to Aimée’s beat!
Artist of the Month
This is a new section I have decided to add to my playlists because I had to give this girl a paragraph of her own! I discovered Kelsea recently thanks to my blogging pal, Kellie, over at kelliemariee and in March, I really dived into Kelsea’s back catalogue of songs. My favourite songs of her’s so far are ‘I Hate Love Songs’, ‘homecoming queen?’ and ‘Hole In the Bottle’ – not to mention her latest album Kelsea. If, like me, you have heard of Kelsea Ballerini but haven’t really listened to her music then get on it! You won’t be sorry 😊
This is March…
April Playlist 2020
Personally, I found April to be a little slow for new music. I don’t know if that was down to me sticking to a schedule of completing this year’s college studies (where I relied heavily on old favourites to get me through) or a result of the world’s current situation which is completely understandable.
For this reason, I have included just two new singles for April and let the main playlist do the talking!
Picture This – Troublemaker
In Troublemaker, the attitude filled lyrics explore a love/hate relationship that’s just too good to let go. The punky/pop tune may be a little different to the sound we usually expect from the Picture This boys, but it certainly packs a powerful punch! It’s a delightfully fun single that will have you grooving and singing along to from the time you hit play!
The 1975 – Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
Although this isn’t totally a new track – it was previously teased on Matty Healy’s Instagram a few years back & performed live in 2019 – it was officially released as a single in April and I fell for it, big time. With stripped back acoustics and lyrics so intimate, there is a vulnerability to it that makes this single so special. Not to mention the velvet like vocals from both Matty and guest vocalist Phoebe Bridgers, that is a treat to the ears.
This is April…
So that’s it for the months of March & April! Did I mention some of your current favourites? Do you think there is an artist or song that I should be listening to and adding to my next playlists? Let me know in the comments below. 😊