OMG yes, Sarah Hyland – keep going with these covers! We love them.
OMG yes, Sarah Hyland – keep going with these covers! We love them.
We’ve always loved Sarah Hyland and now we think we love her even more with this cover of “Closer” originally by The Chainsmokers and Halsey. In this cover, Sarah performs alongside Boyce Avenue.
If I’m going to be working on a Sunday, then a good soundtrack is always necessary. I’m not sure how I decided to bring up Raphael Saadiq’s 2008 album, “The Way I See It,” again, but it’s perfection. Raphael was who I loved before we met Leon, but of course, not forgotten. I think I need this album on vinyl. It is SO smooth to listen to and I think I’ve just realized that I’ve had the album going for a number of occasions, chores, driving up to the city, working on a Sunday, late at night before bed. <3 I’m sure you’ll love it too!
Childish Gambino covering Tamia’s “So Into You.”
I’m not someone that pays money for a lot of big production shows. I’ve never had an interest in seeing Beyonce or Kanye live, but I did see Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande within the last couple of years. And when I was much younger, Britney Spears like twice!
After watching this trailer though, I’m a little interested in seeing this which features Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 Experience World tour. The main footage comes from his Vegas show, but will highlight from 134 shows and two years of being on the road for this tour. I’ve always had a soft spot for Timberlake anyways so I’m sure I’ll really enjoy this.
Ahh! Happy Saturday! We had a total lazy day today that consisted of sleeping in until 11:00 AM, running errands, watching our favorite movies (Definitely, Maybe, Dear John, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,) and WORKING! I got to have an entire week to myself at home and I was loving it. We’re also leaving for Boston on Wednesday on a ridiculous 6:00 AM flight so I needed all the sleep I could get today.
I don’t know how I got Rilo Kiley into my head this week, but I was craving this album today. I still remember being 17 and listening to this album over and over and over and over again on repeat after it came out. Every song is a jam and listening to this today made me miss this album so much! It’s really nothing like the music I listen to today and I’m not sure why that is because it’s such a gem. Enjoy! Start from the beginning – don’t shuffle – and listen to it all the way through.
We don’t have an album to share with you today, but instead it’s a mix from sosupersam. It is sometimes crucial for me to have a nice soundtrack as I’m working especially when I’m at home – yeah, we’ve been working all weekend! At work, it’s a little bit different because it’s so stop and go with meetings. I’ll put in my headphones for what feels like 5 minutes before I have to take them out again and be on my way to a meeting or a conference room or a call. At home though, I’m going to want something that I can listen to continuously, which is why I usually try to pick an album or a long track. If you’ve ever been with me when I’m choosing music, then you know I can’t just listen to any old playlist because I’m going to constantly skip over songs. This one is really good though; listen to it from start to finish and ENJOY!
I can’t imagine a world without Spotify. In fact, I want to know why Spotify wasn’t created earlier so that I didn’t have to spend much of my adolescence with iTunes. Every time someone asks me if they should switch from regular Spotify to Spotify, I am the biggest advocate. Just to be clear here – I’m on a family plan now, I think so I don’t know how much that costs, BUT when I was paying for premium on my own at just $10/month, it was completely worth it. You may think that you can live in a world where an ad plays after every 5 songs or so, but when you’ve lived in a world without it – you’ll never go back. Secondly, it’s important to me that I can download my playlists and be able to play my music without being on Wifi – one I’m saving data (I think – I’m not sure, but probably) but two – I can listen to these playlists wherever I want including when I’m flying, which is a basic necessity.
Today we’re going to spend some time talking about two features from Spotify that I have been obsessed with lately – Release Radar and Discover Weekly. When I was in college, I definitely had a lot of time to find new music because let’s be real – it’s not like we were doin’ much else. These days, it’s harder cause I work and stuff during the day. We don’t have time to find new music on blogs like we used to, but luckily Spotify is willing to do the work for me.
Release Radar pulls me a curated list of new songs every Friday that artists that I already listen to have recently released. This is great for a number of reasons. A lot of times, I become obsessed with one or two songs from an artist, but then I sort of forget about them over time and internally make them a one-hit wonder by accident. This playlist reminds me of those that I once loved even including bands from my scene days in case I’m feeling nostalgic. Also, it’s not like I have this internal timer that lets me know every time an artist or band I listen to releases a new song and unless I’m searching for it, I wouldn’t hear about it any other way.
Every Sunday, I got Discover Weekly working for me. At the beginning, this was like a godsend, but as the weeks went by… I started to wonder if Spotify really knew me. The purpose of this playlist is that it pulls songs that are similar to what you already listen to – totally made for introducing you to new material and using machine learning and all that. Sometimes they get it right and other times, I clench up my fist like that Arthur meme. Whatever the case, I realized I need to be more appreciative because at the end of the day, this is saving me so much time. It’s not a perfect system, but what is? For the most part, this functionality has introduced me to a lot of new artists that I’m really happy I know about now because of this.
I haven’t used Apple Music or Tidal so I can’t really compare across all platforms, but I’m very happy with Spotify.
It’s funny when you go into a song kind of thinking that you’re going to hate it, but then… you end up liking it. Is anyone else still confused about this Mac Miller / Ariana Grande relationship? How did this happen all of a sudden? I know I know, her first song was a collab with him, but I never saw this coming.
There are no words. How these students are keeping a straight face through this entire thing is just beyond me. One teacher parodies Top 40 songs to introduce new rules and guidelines in her class and the video has gone viral.
We’ll never have another President as cool as Barack Obama. Earlier this summer, President Obama shared with everyone his summer playlist and not only was it impressive and overlapping with songs that we also listen to – he is now announcing that he’ll be throwing a festival on Monday, October 3rd. The music festival, which will be held at the White House will be called “South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action” – collaborating with SXSW and the American Film Institute.
The festival will feature panel discussions, live musicial performances, and a student film festival. The panels will focus on influencers and community leaders who are doing good in the world.
A lineup for the music festival hasn’t been announced yet, but we have no doubts that this festival won’t include an all-star lineup. In fact, we’re pretty sure that he can get just about anyone to play this so…
Also, if you think that you belong at this event or no someone that should be present, you can actually nominate a guest here.