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.
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.