This month was largely consumed with specific artists and not that many of them for a change. Also, none of which were influenced by edgyauthor? Gosh, it feels wrong to even say that since she is so musically inspirational to me, but this is the truth of June. My mind wanted to hear specific things and that’s pretty much all I let it have.
What exactly was that, you ask? So let’s go!
So, it started with a band that bled into June from May that I’ve definitely loved for a long time, but somehow lost track of all their latest albums (bad me, I know). After buying more than one of the ones I’ve missed, I just couldn’t get enough of them – even as new must-hear tunes poured into my ears in June and that band was Mindless Self Indulgence.
Most played by the end of June was: “3 S’”
A close second was: “Uncle”
Other tracks that lived on repeat (because there were tons and you should totally click all the links) include:
Written in Cold Blood
Next on the most played for the month was one of my all time favorite bands and the most influential band of my current WIP, Paramore. Sadly, two of their members left them a little while ago, but this latest track proves that they’re more than capable of moving on without them. The track is from the latest Transformers movie, but I have to say my current book wants to claim it as theirs! 😉
And lastly (but certainly not the least by any means): Arctic Monkeys. Hands down this is my favorite band. Anyone whose read my blog for long enough should know this (shoot, anyone who really knows me should know this and if you don’t, shame on you!). With the release of “Suck it and See” on June 7th they pretty much dominated the remainder of June’s music choices and I AM NOT COMPLAING! Obviously, from previous posts, you already know I loved Brick by Brick, Don’t Sit Down (Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair), and Library Pictures, but in addition to these tracks a few newbie’s made their way to the most played like:
“All My Own Stunts”
A close second was: “Reckless Serenade” (oh, Alex Turner’s voice in this one… *SWOON*)
Other MOST played tracks included:
In addition to all of these MOST played tracks/artists… Heath (my fiancé) got me into this artist, Aloe Black , and in particular this track:
”I Need a Dollar”
It has that great old school feel to it, the kind of sound you rarely hear anymore and that alone is refreshing.
Outside of these tracks on repeat I’ve been listening to a playlist that’s about 300+ tracks deep at this point in hopes of actually writing and… AND… it’s starting to work. While the words haven’t actually hit the paper yet, they are happening in my mind and I’m just hoping this 3 day weekend will be the much needed jump start in the third round of re-writes I need. Wish me luck!
Hope all of you are living in music-bliss like I am almost always. Feel free to share your faves, because I’m always looking for something new!
Peace – Sarah