I have welcomed 2018 with open arms and it welcomed me with a baseball bat to the heart. Not literally but some serious changes just took place in my life and things will never be the same. My Grampy passed away last week and just hours after the funeral, my dad ended up in the hospital with chest pains. A surgery was scheduled for Monday (it went very smoothly). So with a heavy heart and a pair of headphones, I sit in waiting rooms and hotel rooms. Waiting.
A friend of mine has been sending me music, which has been helping my relax in the midst of this fucking shitstorm. I have no other words for it. This whole business royally sucks. So, here’s what I’m listening to January 2018:
I fell in love with this band in 2012 when I was on my way to London. I was trying to find a song that empathized with my recent heartbreak. The song I found was “Good Arms vs Bad Arms” and I’ve been dabbling in their music ever since.
Start with: Woke Up Hurting
I’m gonna be honest right now and say that I’m pretty much always listening to HAIM. Especially with heart ache, I love to fill my soul with pure, raw music.
Start with: Something To Tell You
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Judge me if you want but this movie is so feel-good that I can’t even believe it. If you don’t like musicals, you probably won’t like this soundtrack but definitely give it a go!
Start with: The Other Side (Zac Efron + Hugh Jackman)
- No Roots – Alice Merton
- Chasing Ella *review of their new single + interview with Jason coming this week!
- Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) by Crystal Castles
- Blue Foundation – Eyes on Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)
- Fiona Apple (always)
- Pretty Lights
- Jai Wolf
- Frank Sinatra
Let me know what you’ve been listening to in the comments.
Happy listening, ya’ll!