It’s that time of the month where I share my favourite songs from August with you all! Here’s what I’ve been listening to:
New Rules – Dua Lipa: We already know that I was loving this song. If you haven’t already, check out my blog post all about Dua’s new song, New Rules. It’s at the top of my list this month, just because I’ve listened to it non-stop since I first heard it completely. Plus the music video is killer.
Don’t Forget Your Roots – Six60: If you know nothing about this song, or this band, fear not. I have a blog post for Six60 as well. If you’re a fan of reggae, definitely check them out, it’s one of my favourite songs on the list.
Back To You – Louis Tomlinson ft Bebe Rexha: This is such a tune. Definitely the best song Louis has released, and it’s made me all the more keen to hear whatever he puts out next. Bebe is also phenomenal in this song. Her voice is crazy.
Just For You – Deach ft Ria and Ezra James: This is another reggae song that I love so much. The vocals from Ria and Ezra are amazing, and it’s such a good blend of rnb, hip hop and reggae. If you’ve been keeping up, you’ll remember this song was also included in my July Tunes.
Get You – Daniel Caesar: This is forever one of my favourite RnB songs ever. Daniel’s vocals are just wicked in this tune, I had to include it.
Greedy – Ariana Grande: Not a new song at all, but it’s one of my favourites from Grande. I’ve been listening to it a ton, maybe singing along and dancing as well. It’s a solid performance tune.
Isombard – Declan McKenna: Ah Declan. This song has one of the best choruses I’ve ever heard and even if I’m not listening to it, I find myself singing the chorus in my head any time of the day. So good.
Keep On – Kehlani: This is purely because of how close my Kehlani concert is. Ten days. I’m so excited. This is probably my favourite song she’s done off the new album. It’s such a tune, and I’m so excited to see it live.Ten days!!!!
Faking It – Calvin Harris ft Kehlani: My dude and my gal. Such an amazing song. Though I have to admit, it wasn’t my favourite on Calvin’s new album, it’s definitely one of my favourite songs. It gets so hype in the pre chorus – such a good song to run to. It doesn’t seem like it, but I swear it is.
Let Go – Dean Lewis: This is one of the songs I was listening to constantly before I saw Dean live. If you missed it, I wrote a blog post all about my experience, which you can read here. Dean sang this song beautifully, and I was waiting for him to perform it, he did not disappoint.
Touch The Sky – Kanye ft Lupe Fiasco: I heard this song while in a shoe shop in Las Vegas and I immediately added it to one of my playlists as the biggest throwback ever. Over the month of August it has progressed to several playlists on my Spotify account, and I love listening to it after university.
Joker and The Thief – Wolfmother: My dad initially got me into Wolfmother, but this song has remained my jam. I promise you I could probably, maybe, try, attempt to do the lead guitar that demolishes this song entirely. It’s such a good song. I wish I could see them live.
Shangri-La – Caitlyn Scarlet: This is a song you have to listen to. Like pause what you’re doing and listen to this song right now. I am. I switched from La La Land to this song and I probably won’t change until it finishes. Caitlyn Scarlet is a genius.
Rigamortus – Kendrick Lamar: I just set this to play next. It’s something about the trumpet sample in the back and how hard this rap is that makes me listen to it really really intently every time it comes on. I love this song. Kendrick goes in.
Japanese Denim – Daniel Caesar: This is another song from Caesar that kills me. His vocals are so magical. I love his voice, it’s one of my favourite RnB voices at the moment, and this song is definitely up there with Get You.
Finally – James Arthur: James Arthur’s new album did not get the respect it deserved. This song is so underrated and it’s so sad. I love this song, especially singing along to it. James has another voice that I’ve always loved, ever since Impossible came on the radio and shit went crazy.
In Time – Dom Mcallister: Be warned, there will be a post about Dom coming soon. This dude is smooth as heck, and this song is tribute to that. You have to listen and appreciate. He’s so under appreciated.
Orbit (hazey eyes remix) – SŸDE: Hopefully you read my post about these dudes. They’re from Melbourne and they’re killing it, especially on Spotify. While their original version of Orbit is amazing, this remix is on another level.
Dead – Madison Beer: I never listen to any of this girls music. Never. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about her. I could tell you, that this song – holy moly. Her voice, the words, everything about this song, the production, literally everything. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.
Regular Touch – Vera Blue: I’m kinda upset I didn’t get tickets to see Vera when I had the opportunity, because seeing this song live would have been amazing. She’s such a talented singer and songwriter, this song is such a tune. Give it a listen.
Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William: I can’t decide if I like this song more than Despacito and it’s driving me crazy. It’s obvious a Spanish song. But it’s a lot more RnB than Despacito, which we know I love. It’s such a tune, I can only hope they play it at nightclubs here. I’m in love with it. Though there is some Pitbull hollering that I could definitely do without.
Caught Up – Usher: A throwback. Such a tune. Such an anthem. I will always sing along to this song. Every time it comes on, this song should never be skipped, ever.
Dream You Up – PLGRMS: I saw these guys live when they supported Dean Lewis at the start of the month, and they were incredible. I’d buy tickets for their show. The next time they come to Melbourne I’ll probably be there. I hope they have a headliner. Their music is ridiculous, really different, but so enchanting. Give it a listen.
Instruction – Jax Jones, Demi Lovato: This song is probably in my top five songs I listened to in the month of August. It’s such a sick song, and Jax Jones is quickly becoming one of my favourite artists. This one features a lot of Latin influence, and topped with Demi’s A-grade vocals, it makes for a killer dance track, which made me very angry to not hear it when I went out with my friends for my birthday. Would have completed the night perfectly.
So those were the songs I was listening to this month! Let me know if you gave any of these tunes a listen, and if so, which ones you enjoyed!