I’ve been downloading some great new music lately, and since it’s been awhile since I’ve put together a music post I thought I’d share a few of my latest finds.
Since I listen to music just about every waking hour, I’m always looking for new tunes to liven my playlists up. I find them from the radio, browsing Spotify or Amazon Music and from recommendations from friends, both online and in person. If I’m reading a book that has a playlist or even just mentions a song or artist, I’ll stop and look up the song, especially if it’s one I’m unfamiliar with. Since I enjoy several different genres, there is always a great song out there waiting to be found.
It’s been awhile since I’ve found anything Country that caught my attention, but there were some great covers out that I fell in love with and just had to have. A pop tune wore me down and found it’s way onto the playlist based on lyrics alone. Bishop Briggs has blown me away with her soulful voice, and of course, I found a couple rock songs to add to my collection. I’ve probably got 20+ more songs on my “maybe” list that I’ve yet to add, but I know several of them will soon be added to my playlists.
What music are you jamming to now? I could always use more.
The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning by Chris Stapleton
Released April 21, 2017
(Playlists: Reading, Favorites, Broken Hearts)
Willie Nelson music was a huge part of my upbringing. For me to buy a cover of a beloved song, I need to love it just as much or more than the original. Chris Stapleton’s voice is perfect for this. You can feel his emotions and his pain as he sings and it is powerful. This is one I purchased as soon as I heard it.
Against The Wall by Seether
Released May 12, 2017
(Playlists: Reading, Favorites, Fighting and Surviving)
Who hasn’t been against the wall, wondering if someone would catch you if you fall. It’s got a melancholy feel to it, but the refrain of “Can’t be broken” lets me know that this guy may be against the wall, but he’s not out by any stretch. I know this is going to end up on a book playlist of mine soon.
The Way I Do by Bishop Briggs
Released April 14, 2017
(Playlists: Reading, Favorites, Broken Hearts)
I’m loving just about everything I’ve heard from Bishop Briggs. This was the first one of hers I listened to and it was another immediate purchase. It’s dark and emotional and so full of soul it gives me chills.
Blood by Dropkick Murphys
Released November 3, 2016
(Playlists: Reading, Favorites, Bikers, Fighting and Surviving, On The Water)
This song could go with any MC series out there. It’s all about surviving and kicking ass if that’s what’s needed. It lets you know these guys aren’t going to back down. Dropkick Murphys is a band my son put on my radar which means I love their stuff all the more.
Hero by Cash Cash featuring Christina Perry
Released October 14, 2016
(Playlists: Reading, Revenge For A Broken Heart)
I’m not usually into Pop songs, but this one had me with the lyrics “Now I don’t need a hero to survive, Cause I already saved my life”. It’s a song that hung around on my Spotify song list for quite awhile before I broke down and bought it. The more I heard it, the more I liked it. This is for any girl who’s gotten out of a toxic relationship and learned she could stand on her own, no hero needed.
Gentle Giants – The Songs of Don Williams (the entire album)
Released May 26, 2017
I usually don’t download entire albums. If I’m going to go that route I buy the CD, but when I heard this, I wanted it right then. Like Willie Nelson, Don Williams was a huge part of my upbringing. Not only my parents but my Grandparents were musicians, and I can remember sitting on the porch listening to my Grandparents sing these songs, while my aunts, uncles, and cousins played guitars and accompanied them. With artists like Keb Mo, Dierks Bentley, Pistol Annies, and Garth Brooks you just can’t go wrong. I like them all but absolute Favorites are I Believe In You, Some Broken Hearts Never Mend, Amanda, and Lord I Hope This Day Is Good. For me, this album was a gold mine of happy memories.
I can’t say goodbye without mentioning you can now stream Bob Seger’s library from Spotify and other streaming services. He’s a favorite of mine, and although I own all the albums, I couldn’t add him to shared playlists like my Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Series or Colorado Mountain Series Playlists. I happily updated them with his songs.
If you want to see what songs I’m thinking of adding to my playlists, check out my “Songs to Buy Playlist” on Spotify.
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