Welcome to another edition of The Lion’s Tunes.
At the suggestion of a close friend, I decided to put my love of music to good use.
She pointed out to me that since I love music and listen to so much of it, I should share what songs I’m currently jamming to at the moment.
I usually tweet or Facebook about what music has got me all caught up and catching feelings, but putting it into one space really allows me to savour the music.
I’m by no means a music expert and I won’t pretend to be. Most of what will be written here is information I’ve learned on the net and just my personal opinions on the songs.
Since it has been a while since I have updated this will be quite long… There is a playlist for this edition that can be found of the end of this post.
· Song: Grigio Girls
Artist: Lady Gaga
This came off of Joanne, and I really really enjoyed it. It was from the deluxe addition, but it’s just such a great fun jam, while still being country.
· Song: Rooting For You
Artist: London Grammar
There is something so beautiful and haunting about this song.
Lead singer Hannah Reid’s voice is so achingly beatiful with depth and emotion.
It was a great decision to leave the first verse half of the song as only her vocals.
· Song: 1000x
Artist: Jarryd James ft Broods
· Song: Stranglehold
Artist: Kevin Garret
There is something intriguing about the lyrics that this man writes. He just taps into the deep emotion and I’m able to resonate with him.
Something I recently discovered was that he actually wrote Pray You Catch Me which is a great ballad on Beyonce’s Lemonade album
· Song: Issues
Artist: Julia Michaels
When I first heard this song, I became so enchanted with it, and it just stayed with me.
There was just something so truthful about the lyrics and vulnerable, which I completely find brave because writing something so revealing can be so daunting.
This was echoed when I heard her perform the song live, because this version of it, it is something that gave me goosebumps
· Song: So High
Artist: Doja Cat
It’s a vibe
· Song: Say Something Loving
Artist: The xx
· Song: Sleepover
Artist: Hayley Kiyoko
I am in love with this song and vibe. Especially after watching the video. This song made me want to be lesbian. Women are really beautiful creatures.
· Song: Phases
I discovered Howling when I came across him/she/them after watching a Taken movie. Yes, the ones with Liam Neeson. There is just soemthing so cool about the atmospheric music that they create.
· Song: Crowded Places
· Song: Stoned On You
Artist: Jaymes Young
I just really love the song and it’s so hypnotic. It really is.
I heard of Jaymes young before, but this was something different that really made me take note of him.
Also this other song of his is not too bad either.
· Song: Quit
Artist: Cashmere Cat ft Ariana Grande
What I love about this song is how Ariana Grande’s vocals sounds on this track. It also doesn’t hurt that Sia wrote the lyrics, and that if you listen closely enough you can also her here background vocals.
This is honestly such a smooth jam though
· Song: Lust For Life
Artist: Lana Del Rey ft The Weekend
This is the second time that the weekend has collaborated with Lana Del Rey, but the first time I have heard a song of theirs. This is so wonderful and their voices really complement each other so impressively.
· Song: Whatever It Takes
Artist: Imagine Dragons
This newly released song from Imagine Dragons is quite catchy actually. I thoroughly enjoy it. It is really quite a dope ass track. They’re a bad slowly settling into being under the radar, but that seems to be okay for them because they get to make the music they want and still have a loyal fan base.
If it means they keep putting out tracks like this then that is something that I’m okay with
· Song: There’s Nothing Holding Me Back
Artist: Shawn Mendes
I am so here for this new Mendes track. If this is what his next album is going to be like, then I am definitely excited. I really love this vibe.
· Song: Young and Menace
Artist: Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is back with an new single, and it is quite the unexpected sound from the band.
It might not be for everyone, but there is definitely something here that has my attention, and is keeping it.
· Song: Reminding Me
Artist: Shawn Hook ft Vanessa Hudgens
I came across this because of Vanessa, it had been a while since she released music following her High School Musical Days and now to hear something new, it made me interested to hear what music she was lending her talented voice to.
Also the male artist she is singing with, has a nice voice that contrasts hers.
· Song: Amsterdam
Artist: Nothing But Thieves
· Song: Regret in your tears
Artist: Nicki Minaj
As much hate as Nicki Minaj gets, she is really talented.
Playlist for all this edition of “The Lion’s Tunes”