Hi there. Here’s another list of songs for this week. There’s no particular theme or anything, but it’s all good music for sure. Enjoy! 😁
Mura Masa – Miss You
Artist(s): Mura Masa
Album: Soundtrack to a Death
Genre(s): Rap, Hip-hop (It really escapes me how this song is any of these genres)
Thoughts: This kind of music is quite laidback, and Mura Masa is one of my favourite artists when it comes to songs like these. For me, I prefer to listen to his music when I need to get something done, or when I need to get nothing done. Basically, all the time. It’s just really amazing how the melodies can soothe a person this way. Certainly, this artist is a good choice for those who prefer a sort of chill and minimal(ish) sound.
The Lumineers – Ophelia
Artist(s): The Lumineers
Genre(s): Alternative Rock
Thoughts: Every time I listen to Ophelia, I always admire how this song is so simple, both musically and lyrically, but it still is quite pleasant to listen to. The lyrics are about a certain someone’s brush with fame, and how one is in the spotlight feeling all new and bright, but all that shines is not gold; people are attracted to you, applauding you, and then you’re lost into a whirlpool of trying to get into the centre again. The song goes on to say that one should really look around themselves for those who actually care. Typically, I’d listen to the Lumineers while travelling or doing something that makes me space out, think a little, ponder, relax, and just sit back. Now this song in itself isn’t all that chill or anything, but it does get one in that sort of mood.
Panic! At The Disco – Golden Days
Artist(s): Panic! At The Disco
Album: Death Of A Bachelor
Genre(s): Alternative Rock
Thoughts: BRENDON. URIE. AND. HIS. GOD. GIFTED. VOICE. I mean, his vocal range is really wide, like he can go from sounding as deep as a bass guitar to having a voice like a squealing mouse. Okay maybe not that low or high, but this band’s music never fails to impress, since it’s always got a unique flavour to it, especially when Urie’s belting the lyrics in his beautiful voice. This song in particular almost never fails to get me up and about, it’s simply energetic. I’ve been talking about Brendon the whole time because I don’t even know the others in the band. Not at all. Okay then. On to the next song.
DA Endorphine – ได้ยินไหม (Dai Yin Mai)
Artist(s): DA Endorphine
Album: Sound About
Genre(s): Pop (Thai)
Thoughts: This song’s one of the limited numbers of Thai tracks that I actually know well and for good reason. IT’S PLAYED EVERYWHERE (especially if there are people under 30). If you understand the lyrics, it’s really quite touching, being all about love and misunderstandings and stuff. But talking about the music, that’s really catchy too. Like if there’s a karaoke happening with me in it, I’ll be the first one to blast this song on the speakers (and I don’t know why, but this song sounds the best when it’s played at the karaoke. Is it just me or…?).
Artist(s): Foster the People
Album: Sacred Hearts Club
Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock (seriously there should be more genres under Alternative Rock)
Thoughts: Okay so this one is something different. SHC makes me feel unbelievably carefree and perfectly untroubled, and I love it how it has that feel-good vibe. Honestly, I find it extremely difficult to describe how much I am into this track, what with all those unique beats, AMAZING chords, hard to forget voice, and of course, interesting lyrics. It’s my current bop, and it probably is going to stay on my favourite playlist forever, that’s how much I love it.
Liked that? Stay tuned for the next one, and if you have any song suggestions for future articles (you’ll be mentioned unless you don’t want to be) or just general feedback, feel free to let me know.