If there was one good thing about 2016…it was the music. The year was filled with an overwhelming amount of great music that it was hard to narrow down some of my favorites!
So there was this one time over the summer where I got the opportunity to see the love of my life, Drake, two days before my birthday. This would be my third seeing Drake but the excitement was still very real. One of my best friends, Jasmine, surprised me with tickets as a gift for our birthday (hers is 4 days before mine). When I found out, I was in California for Coachella, and told all the people I was working with,
I’M GOING TO SEE DRAKE FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!
First, I’d like to thank Walk the Moon for inspiring this blog title.
A week ago I turned 23 (#JordanYear). Weird. Thinking back to last year around this time, I’ve definitely made some strides in continuing this goal of being “something” in the music industry. I’ve definitely improved on taking care of myself in a time, in a place, where it can be hard to wake up every morning.
I also made eye contact with Drake at his Atlanta show on August 26th from the fifth row and realized life can’t be that bad.
As summer winds down, I wanted to reflect on some awesome moments that have happened these past few months. Majority of them are…concerts. What else would you expect? I’ve had the chance to see some of my favorite bands perform this summer and just haven’t had a chance to recap on them until NOW. I’ve also done some traveling and am convincing myself I need to move to California. The summer is always a weird time for me, but I am grateful for the people I’ve surrounded myself with that keep things fun and always give the best advice.
I’m excited for fall because everyone is touring, I’m going back to California, my brother gets married, JIMMY EAT WORLD IS RELEASING A NEW ALBUM, and it won’t be 90 degrees outside anymore!
It would only be fitting to mention some of the new music I’ve been listening to.
- Frank Ocean- Blonde
- The long awaited album is finally out. I listened to part of this on my flight from CA to VA and let me tell you…it was an experience.
- Charlotte Day Wilson- CDW
- This EP is essential for listening to at night when you’re in your feels.
- Travi$ Scott- Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
- La Flame is back & this album is gold.
- Glass Animals- How To Be A Human Being
- My favorite Oxford boys released their 2nd album that builds upon those eccentric jams I feel in love with on Zaba.
Even though September just begun, a lot of music has already been released! Check out some of the tracks I’m listening to in the playlist below:
Posts on how Matty Healy is making me wear less black, everyone now knows who Twenty One Pilots is, and why Drake forever has my heart coming this week!
“Ooo I like this,” is a common phrase I’ve realized I say a lot. 9/10 it’s in regards to music. If you follow me on Spotify, you know I make playlists every month. More recently, I want to start curating “theme” specific ones. Now, this playlist is a bit all over the place BUT it has a common theme: I like all of these songs (ha).
A collection of new and older songs, these tracks are ones that I’ve either 1.) discovered recently or 2.) have been listening to a lot lately. Shoutout to Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists where I found majority of these songs.
Since it is now summer (and last year I made a summer playlist), I’ve listed down below some summery-tracks that have been on repeat for me!
- “yea, babe, no way” – LANY
- “Stuck”– The Aces
- “Not Coming Down”– Cleopold
- “Fiona Coyne”– Skylar Spence
- “Losing You”– Solange
- “Brazil”– Declan McKenna
Be sure to check out the full playlist too!
The anticipated fifth album from Panic! At The Disco starts the year off in a frenzy as it mixes Queen inspired vocals and…808 drum beats?
Click below for the (somewhat) full review!