Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Five: Songs I'm Obsessed with Right Now

I wanted to do this post as a Friday Five, but there were too many songs. Then I figured, hey, this can be like a Friday Five x2...that counts right?
Here are ten songs I am just totally feeling right now. Some of them give me some catharsis for the anger I'm feeling over my calves right now (my pressure test is scheduled for Monday the 17th so hopefully things will be resolved soonish) and some of them are just so pretty and poignant and catchy that I can't help but listen to them on repeat.

K. Flay - Blood in the Cut. This song resonates with the part of me that craves punishment or physical violence when I'm angry. We all have that inside, I think, even if most of us don't act on it!
Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution. I had no idea DM was still making music, but I'm glad they are! I love this song. This one is so beautifully political and relevant.
Portugal. The Man - Feel it Still. This song is so catchy, fun and reminiscent of the funky, psychedelic sounds of the 60s.
Sylvan Esso - Radio. Another upbeat, catchy song, but this one is full of sharp, scathing lyrics directed at the music industry and capitalism in general. Sylvan Esso is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
The National - Graceless. The National has been one of my favorite bands for a long time, and their latest is no exception. Their music sounds almost emotionless when you first hear it, but it's actually so beautiful and poignant.
If you've never listened to them before, I also recommend "Don't Swallow the Cap" and "I Need My Girl".

Highly Suspect - My Name is Human. This song brings me back to the days when I really liked Stone Sour, Brand New, Breaking Benjamin...You know, those bands we all kind of feel embarrassed about now. Still, there's always going to be a part of me that a little angry and fighty and loves music like this!
Bastille - Good Grief. I love this song because of how it talks about grief and letting go of people as they leave our lives. Grief is hard, but there are beautiful moments in it, too.
Bastille - Blame. First of all, this video is so, so weird. Bastille has the oddest videos ever, but they're really intriguing and fun to watch. Anyway, I love the sound and feel of this song, and the imagery in the lyrics is jarring and visceral. Love it.

1975 - Somebody Else. (Song starts at 3:00) Poignant and pretty, this is one of those songs that I don't feel really applies to my life these days but still connects with memories.
Lumineers - Cleopatra. This song feels like a reminder to grab hold of life and the people who matter and enjoy them now, because we don't want to look back on our lives with regret.
What are you listening to right now?



  1. Just by looking at the titles I can say I don't know any of these songs but I bet when I listen to them I may recognize them. I definitely need to give my playlist an update for spring running!

  2. In music class we have been jamming out to Mika and ABBA! I let the kids pick what we listen to, which is funny because they have no clue who Mika and ABBA are, so it's kind of a surprise.

  3. These were great! I didn't know any of them. But I'll be getting my hands on more K. Flay, and the Lumineers one made me cry.

    I mostly listen to hip-hop, Latin, and jazz, a little electronica, and then there's always lots of rock around the house thanks to my musician husband (I recognize some of the band names here from him). Right now I've got Jesse & Joy's newest album on repeat - a random Amazon purchase - I can't stop listening to it. I tried to find a video to share but most of their videos are for their slower songs (beautiful as well) and I wanted to share one more upbeat. So here's a duet with Alejandro Sanz:

  4. I must be living under a rock...all of these sound foreign to me (just from looking at the name of the artists) LOL I tend to listen to mainly classic rock (totally dating myself on that), but I like a little bit of everything now and then. I'll give these a listen and see if I recognize any ;-)

  5. I also didn't know Depeche Mode was still making music either! I went to see them when I was in like, 7th grade or something. It was amazing!! My older cousin took me and I thought I was the coolest girl in the world. <3

  6. Well I clearly need to update my music collection because I'm not familiar with most of these groups! My playlists are always all over the place from the week to week! You should link your music posts with Tunes Tuesday - it's a new linkup I have with KookyRunner and Run Steff Run and we have a different theme each week :)