30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 7

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Day 7: List 10 songs that you’re loving right now.

I’m not going to go in-depth as to why I like these songs or these artists, because I feel like music is such a personal thing. Some of these songs I just love because of how they sound and some of them are ones that I connect to on a super personal level. I don’t think that any two people can listen to a song and have the same thoughts and feelings about it. One person may hear a song about a relationship and only hear a song about a relationship, when the person sitting next to them hears the same song but connects to it in a different way and hears a song about the meaning of life. You never know if you’ll like something until you give it a try. My music taste changes constantly. Some days I’ll only want to listen to bubble gum pop music, other days I want nothing more than to drive down the street listening to hard rock. Currently, my music taste is all over the place. Its a little bit folksy, a little bit pop, and a little bit random, and I’m really happy with it. I hope that you are able to enjoy some of the stuff here, and if it’s just not what you’re into, I hope you can at least enjoy seeing and hearing some of the things that someone else likes!

1. Let It Go by James Bay
2. Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
3. Photograph by Ed Sheeran
4. Work Song by Hozier
5. City Of Angels by 30 Seconds To Mars
6. House Of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
7. Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford & Sons
8. Shut Up And Dance by Walk The Moon
9. Mess Is Mine by Vance Joy
10. Budapest by George Ezra (but also an extra one; Listen To The Man by George Ezra, because I love the video and I don’t play by the rules.)

Let It Go by James Bay

Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson

Photograph by Ed Sheeran

Work Song by Hozier
(I have a huge musical crush on Hozier at the moment.)

House Of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
(This video is a bit odd, lets just make that clear before you watch it, but I do love the song.)

Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford & Sons

Shut Up And Dance by Walk The Moon

Mess Is Mine by Vance Joy

Budapest by George Ezra
(His voice gets me every time. I’ve been listening to his stuff for around two years now, and I still never expect that voice to come out of him. Incredible.)

Listen To The Man by George Ezra

I hope you enjoyed seeing into my mind a bit, and hearing some of the things that I’ve been listening to lately! If you’d like, let me know some songs you’re into at the moment in the comments below! I love getting introduced to new stuff, and as I said before, my taste in music is constantly changing, so I’m always looking for different sounds and styles of music; whatever makes me happy to listen to at that particular moment is what I’m into.

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

21 thoughts on “30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 7

  1. Ed Sheeran and Jack Johnson…two TRUE musicians who can play impromptu with just their acoustic guitar. No post digital enhancement or editing. Rare to find these days. 😃 great great taste.

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    1. I love the fact that more and more musicians are coming up with more acoustic and relaxed stuff. It seemed like everything was just heading towards completely electronic music for a few years there, and I wasn’t excited about it. Thanks so much, it’s nice to see that someone shares my taste in music.

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      1. 🙂 I absolutely hate this digitally altered mess they call music. Also I have no full real respect for musicians who don’t write their own stuff. Anyone with a paid writer and auto-tune can call themselves a musician now a days :/

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  2. I started listening to Mumford and Sons recently. Although I had heard their songs on the radio, I didn’t follow them or seek out their music. But now I’ve listened to their songs and I’m hooked! I plan on buying their first two albums (Babel and Sigh No More). I’m not keen on their new sound though. I love Hopeless Wanderer and Little Lion Man. 🙂

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  3. P.S. If you want a music recommendation, have you heard The Civil Wars? Their music is amazing! Here’s one of my favourites: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MnkM_ebv9BI

    Unfortunately, the duo split in 2012 but one of the members, Joy Williams, has now branched out into a promising solo career once again:

    I also love this cover of The Sound of Silence. It’s so hauntingly beautiful: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SEi9Gk4PIfU

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  4. George Ezra still amazes me too – that voice just sounds like it should be coming from some whisky slugging 50s blues legend, not, well… him!!

    What I’m getting into more and more the older I get are songs in languages other than English. I think when you don’t understand the words you can appreciate the actual composition at another level plus still get a feeling for what’s being sung about; which highlights the beauty of music as an art form able to transcend traditional cultural boundaries.

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    1. Exactly! I love how unexpected and wonderful his sound is. I can’t get enough. That actually sounds really interesting. I’ll have to give it a try! Do you have any particular recommendations of songs to listen to?

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      1. Ooh, tough question! I like to listen to almost anything and everything so unsure what to recommend your way! You could try these as an appetiser – starting with something from my homeland of course:
        -Te Oranga by Little Bushman (New Zealand, Blues-Rock – side note: frontman Warren Maxwell also performs with Trinity Roots. Check out their track Home Land & Sea for one of my all time favourite local songs [it’s in English]);
        -Fel Del Av Gården by Movits! (Sweden, Swing-Hop);
        -On n’est pas comme ca by Silmarils (France, Funk-Rock – side note: search Youtube for “Wild Fly – Mirage 2000 Low Level in Morocco” for a pretty out of it homemade music vid to go with it);
        -Masengo by Malutu Astatke & The Heliocentrics (Ethiopia & UK, Jazz-Funk);
        -Seu Jorge (Portugal) does a cool bunch of acoustic guitar covers of David Bowie hits on The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions.

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  5. Some of the songs you’ve listed are my current favorites too. Love Hozier, Ezra and a bit of James Bay. Walk The Moon is super funky too. These days, I’m liking songs with a retro vibe – think Chromeo, Sam Sparro. And some old favourites – Scissor Sisters, Kings Of Leon (Mechanical Bull is a kickass album). Nice blog!

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