Hello everyone, and welcome to the end of another month. Today’s post is a monthly feature here on You Should Hear, and that’s my Monthly Tunes, where I share the songs I was listening to for the past month. I hope you find some new songs to listen to, here’s what I was loving in September.
My Hands – Running Touch: I couldn’t tell you what it is about this song, but it’s addictive. I don’t know if it’s the piano in the back that seems so simple but carries the entire song, the moody vocals or the mystery that surrounds Running Touch and who he is as an artist in general. This song’s currently at the top of my Visualify for this month.
Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1 – Stormzy: This song gives me chills every time I hear it. I’m a sucker for some clean Rhodes piano, a smooth harmonies and vocals and this song has all of that and more.
First Week – Vera Blue: Announcement. As much as I love listening to a few of Vera Blue’s music, I wasn’t aware of this song, until one of my best friends from university uploaded a cover of it on SoundCloud, which you can find HERE. I can guarantee that close to 50 of those plays are me and me alone, I’ve bee obsessed with the song ever since.
Meditate – Vanessa: If you missed my post about this song, check it out. Mia recommended me the song, and I’ve been loving it since I gave it a listen. It’s such a hard hitting song, and as harsh as it sounds, I rarely expect anything as good as Meditate from YouTubers.
WHY? – Amine: ONEPOINTFIVE dropped last month, but I’m still loving it. Heaps. The album is filled to the brim with catchy hooks and riffs, and this song is no different.
Ghost – Tentendo, Blasko: If I could talk about this song more, I would. Tentendo is quickly becoming one of my all time favourite producers, purely because of this song. I’ve already introduced his music to the rest of my friends and while I’m slightly aggressive in my approach, I’m super passionate about this song. I love it so much, especially this month.
TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME – The 1975: Mixed reviews about this one. My friend/drummer hates it, because ‘The 1975 don’t do dance-hall‘ but I for one love it. It may just be that I love a good dance-hall beat regardless of who does it, but I genuinely also enjoy this song, as well as the music video. I think it’s a really good tune, and I don’t really have too much of an issue with The 1975 branching out as far as they are with their new music.
Sleep On The Floor – The Lumineers: This. song. makes. me. weep. This song, has me either curled up in a ball, crying on the floor, screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs while home alone or wishing I was travelling for months on end. Why? Because Indy Blue set out to ruin my life with her travel video, which had this song in the background. The first time I heard this I was violently thrown back to June last year when my family and I were on a tour through the mid-west of the USA on a bus, finding ourselves in the middle of giant national parks, travelling in a bus for seven or eight hours a day. I loved it.
Warning – Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Kaiit: One of my friends introduced me to this song when we were trying to find inspo for songs to perform and write ourselves. This is a vibe. Kaiit, is a vibe. Cookin’ On 3 Burners, are a vibe. Listen to Warning.
Just A Stranger – Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy: I’ve continued to really, really like this song. Steve Lacy adds a little extra touch to the song, and makes it that much better for me. It’s a groover.
Blue Lights (RISE Recording) – Jorja Smith: We all know how much I love Jorja. Your grandmother knows how much I love Jorja. (Mia and I are seeing this gal live next year in February, together. Mia and I. Together. Mia, my friends and I. At a festival together. With Jorja.) I kinda like the RISE Recording a lil bit more than the original, and I’m not sure why. There are a couple more elements to this version of the song that I think just add a bit more. We know I love a funky drum kit, and they’ve added that to this song, which I think really makes it a lot stronger, and I can’t imagine how this would sound live.
Pine & Ginger – AMindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated, Valleyz: What a cool song. Kinda makes me want to go to Hawaii or some tropical island, just so I could bring my GoPro and make a video for it, and throw this song in the background.
Yellow – Amine, Nelly: This song is from Good For You, so relatively an old song on the scale of Amine’s releases, but I’ve rediscovered it and am loving it.
1999 WILDFIRE – BROCKHAMPTON: As much as I like the new album, while I wait till I have a minute to listen to the entire thing in one sitting, I’m thoroughly enjoying their other music, specifically this song. It kinda reminds me of some RnB music from the early 2000’s, like Outkast type stuff.
Alignments – Paige: If you haven’t checked out Paige yet, you’ve clearly ignored my past couple of times mentioning her and her music, so hopefully third times lucky and you give her a listen. This song is a mood. It’s catchy too so it’s been stuck in my head for a while. I was also able to send Paige some interview questions so you can bet I was listening to this song on repeat while writing that post up…
Soaked – Bene: BENE. Holy moly. This song. I have no words for this song. Actually, that’s a lie, I have an entire post, read that instead.
Worry Bout A Thing – Jakubi: It’s been a hot minute, but Jakubi finally released some new music, and I have to say, they did not disappoint. I’ve been waiting for new music from them and this song is incredible. It’s so groovy, and it was only released on the 21st of the month I believe, so only just made the cut for this playlist.
So that’s what I’ve been listening to this month. Let me know if you gave any of these songs a listen, and I’d love to know what you were listening to in September!