Music To Get You Through The Week

Seeing as music is such a massive part of my life – it’s a little strange that i rarely write about it or share it here on my blog. As much as music is probably the biggest part of my life, it’s also a source of great frustration. There is so much judgment surrounding the music that people like to listen to and what it “means” about them. Trance fans are druggies, pop fans are prepubescent or vapid, metal fans are creepy and live with their parents, dubstep and trap fans are boets/boytjies, indie fans are hipsters, commercial rock fans are even more vapid than their closely related pop fan counterparts, etc.

I find the pigeonholing ridiculous – there are very few music genres that i dislike. No, i’m not indecisive. I have artists rather than genres that i am obsessed with, regardless of whether the artist is excessively popular or barely known. When i listen to a relatively unheard of artist i don’t feel like some musically superior special snowflake. No one should ever make you feel kak or like you’re less of a ‘real music fan’ if you’ve never heard of some crazy underground indie-trap-dreampop-grunge-core band. Whatever. Don’t pay them no mind.

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Music is intensely personal. Different kinds of music and a crazy mix of artists have gotten me through some pretty rough times, and also been the playlist to some pretty epic adventures! In that spirit – i thought i’d share some of my favourites that have been released over the last little while.

Click “continue reading” if you’re looking to maybe expand your playlist a little :) Music from: Purity Ring, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, The Wombats, Racing Glaciers, Zedd & Selena Gomez, PVRIS, Fences, Black Tiger Sex Machine & Haezer.

Purity Ring – Push Pull

Genre: Synthpop? Sort of pop with a bit of electronica. Dreamy. Similar to: CHVRCHES, FKA Twigs.

Racing Glaciers – Animals

Genre: Indie rock? Similar to: Coldplay, in a good way… but more “real” sounding.

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream

Genre: Ed’s typical sing songwriter vibe with Rudimental’s D&B beat.

PVRIS – My House

Genre: Rock. Similar to: Paramore

The Wombats – Greek Tragedy

Genre: Indie pop rock? Similar to: Bombay Bicycle Club, Walk The Moon, San Cisco.

Zedd & Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know

Genre: Electro Pop

Black Tiger Sex Machine & Haezer – The Future

Genre: AJHFGKJ*MBGVH%$AF Similar to: Sex

Fences – Sunburns

Genre: Indie rock. Similar to: Sheppard, Vance Joy.


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