22/07/2017

PLAYLIST | SPRING 2017

Here are the tunes I played most the last three months. Imma start with the heavy stuff so no one notices at first that I am a fucking Directioner.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid


The older I'm getting the more I listen to old school rock music like Black Sabbath. I wish I was alive and kickin' in the 70s !

Papa Roach - Born For Greatness


But I can always count on Spotify to put bands on my way that remind me of my good ol' emo days. And what band could do a better job at it than Papa Roach ? They just came out with new music and that song is per-fect for that emo revival spirit. They also did a song with Machine Gun Kelly which is so 2007 it hurts.

Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff


Am I ashamed of listening to Limp Bizkit in 2017 ? Yes, I am.

Puddle Of Mudd - Psycho


I'm still in my teen angst phase and the sound of Puddle of Mudd is perfect, especially in "She Hates Me". What I like about "Psycho" is how it sounds like music at the crossroads of Nirvana, Seether and KoRn. Do you agree ?

Don Broco - Pretty


I'm dying to see Don Broco live bloody hell ! I even considered for a while travelling to the Main Square Festival just to see them. But I'll finally see them perform at Lollapalooza and I am BEYOND excited !

Enter Shikari - Supercharge ft. Big Narstie


People have not been pretty nice to Enter Shikari for that song but me?... Damn, this loop at the beginning got me effffffed up. This is too good. I can see moshpits and people slamming to that song. Gosh, I really wish I'll be able one day to see 'em live.

Enter Shikari - Radiate


I don't know if it is pure coincidence or if the perspective of going back to London got me in a Shikari mood, but here I am, playing that song on repeat.

Rammstein - Sonne


I always had a soft spot for Rammstein as it was kind of my pride to have heard about 'em before anybody else I knew back then did. My sister and I were in Egypt and MTV was on most of the time when we were in our hotel bedroom. That's how we heard Rammstein's "Amerika" before everyone else as well as The White Stripes' "7 Nation Army". We also discovered Alice Cooper's "Poison" that very same summer. Back to school, I felt like the queen of darkness. And then kind of forgot about Rammstein... until recently. I had one of their songs stuck in my head and looked it up: it was "Sonne". Then in Bolivia, our driver through the Uyuni desert kept playing live versions of "MEIN HERZ BRENNT" and "Spielt mit mir" so here we are.

Daddy Yankee - Perros Salvajes


Speaking of Bolivia... When you're stuck for hours with a Bolivian driver in the desert, you kind of get used to his music. I love the instrumental of that song and I totally forgot about Daddy Yankee wow ! I also liked Yandel "Hasta Abajo" song which is kind of surprising when you know that I absolutely despise Spanish. And then I found myself back home adding songs like Papi Sanchez "Enamorame" to my Spotify playlist...

R.E.M. - Losing My Religion


Our Bolivian driver also played this song in the car and it made me so nostalgic of my teenage years... even though that song came out before I was even born !

Scorpions - Still Loving You


Our Bolivian driver + my new appetite for old school rock music got me falling for Scorpions. He played "Holiday" in the car and back home I was like "I'm still loving youuuuuuu" in my bed room. Especially as I went through a tough love-involved phase when I came back from Bolivia...

Spooks - Things I've Seen


But my Spring has not only been about old school rock music but also old school hip hop r'n'b jams. I don't even recall I found this song back. I can remember it playing on the radio when I was a kid, sitting in the back of my father's van on the way back home from the swimming pool. This is what the early 00s did best in terms of hip hop r'n'b music. It was the same era than Coolio's "Gangster Paradise" and The Fugees. Ô the memories...

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times


Ok now that I proved my musical knowledge and I earned my stripes: let's talk about Harry Styles. So... I'm a Directioner. Let that sink in. Now, I woke up super early to catch Hazza's interview on BBC 1 and listen to this track for the first time. I did not expect that. I expected something more upbeat but jeez, I love the Queen and Bowie vibe here (do not hate me for comparing him with them). It's a perfect song to yell when you drunk.

Niall Horan - Slow Hands


Boy... He grew up so fast ! I had mixed feeling about "This Town" (until I heard this amazing remix) but that one got me at the very first notes. Enjoy the sexy vibe !

ZAYN feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR - Still Got Time


I absolutely HATED that song the first times I listened to it, probably as much as I hate ZAYN. But I had to admit at some point the instrumental made my hips move. Bloody hell.

Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean, Migos


The reason I hated so much "Still Got Time" is because I felt it was a bad copy of ma baby Calvin Harris' song. The way ZAYN sings seems to copy Frank Ocean... Anyway, I am SO HAPPY that Calvin Harris is ditching this EDM phase and went back to his funky disco-ish vibes. Love him so much !

Alt-J - In Cold Blood


Since we're discussing babies coming back, I was so surprised when Alt-J tweeted their new track ! And of course it was amazing ! Can't wait to see them again at Lollapalooza !

Lady Gaga - The cure


Another baby - well it's Mother Monster but still - who came back is Lady Gaga. I'm not a huge fan of the small bits I heard from Joanne but "The Cure" is a really really good song.

Kygo feat. Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me


I literally played this song on repeat for an entire month. Selena Gomez' voice is so random it's easy to sing. And my love for Kygo has already been proved here.

Tinashe - Party Favors


Speaking of random voices... I have to admit I rooted for Tinashe for a long time but I think she could do way better than these sexy catchy songs. She has potential if she would just stop winning and put herself at work.

Rita Ora - Your Song


Can we please stop and talk about Rita Ora ? I get that Tinashe is underrated, she deserves it for now but ma baby Rita ? Poor thing, life has not been easy on her. Ed Sheeran is on her side. Be like Ed. Be on her side.

The Cardigans - Lovefool


Let's keep going down the girly music slide... Who remembers that song from the 90s? How do I even remember it, I was like... 2 !

Julia Michaels - Issues


This the girliest song I heard since Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe". And it's so catchy I immediately loved it. Bloody hell.

Mura Masa feat. Charli XCX - 1 Night


I already talked about Mura Masa in a previous playlist post. And I already discussed my love for Charli XCX on my blog. I looooove her from the attitude to the outfits to the Londoner accent. And of course her music ! She just released a new album and it is pure bomb ! I played it on repeat which did not happen since Grimes' last album. It feels good to know that Charli ditched the classic pop star sound to return to her underground-ish roots. I absolutely love the whole album and I am looking forward to see her perform at Lollapalooza !

Little Mix - Touch


This song I heard when Harry Styleswas in charge of the playlist on Grimshaw's show on BBC 1. It was my spring catchy singing-in-the-shower song. Did you listen to Ed Sheeran's cover though ?

Jax Jones feat. RAYE - You Don't Know Me


I shazamed this song on a girls' night because it was playing on my friend's who has the most terrible taste in music phone and I was too ashamed to ask. Sozz

Nina Sky - Move Ya Body


My sister and I also discovered that song in Egypt on MTV before it became a huge hit in France. Karma wanted us to be hipsters. Well after Bolivia, I was in this "do you remember everything you discovered in Egypt" phase and Nina Sky popped up in my mind. Gosh there were so beautiful, it was annoying and I started hating them for it. But this song was something !

Kaaris - Nador


Let's close this playlist with some French rap songs. Well I guess it was a bad idea to listen too many times to "Tchoin" on Spotify. It then suggested me to listen to "Nador" and I was screwed. Sometimes, Kaaris lyrics are really violent, misogynistic and rough but I don't know, I understand why he uses such language.


What did you listen to last season ?

Armelle De Oliveira