Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 23

Part 23??? Really??? If this specific post doesn’t highlight how lazy I truly do get sometimes, I don’t know what does. I’m currently the emoji of the chick putting her hands up and shrugging her shoulders.

Once again, in celebration of me not having the slightest iota of energy left in me to draft a complete blog post, here’s a dump of songs you probably don’t know and definitely should.

Enjoy.

 

Best Interests – Carmanah
Phone Number – Tom Bailey
Keke Boy – Duggy Dupe
War Outside- Churh & AP
Dreams – grentperez
Radio Song – Simpson
Lonely in Love – Abigail Barlow
Little Things – TRQS
The Link – Jordan Dennis, JUJO
PSYCHO HOLE – ASHWARYA
Stuck in the Middle – Tai Verdes
Funny Thing – Thundercat

 

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Priya

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Some Film & Some Tunes

I’ve been waiting to share this post for some time. I’ve already done one of these before, you can find it HERE, but for some reason I decided to sit on four completed rolls of film for a little while, and then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and I was unable to get into the city to have them developed. Finally, I have them developed, and I love these rolls so much.

Absolutely cherish every single photo – all 146 of them.

I don’t know if it’s because the photos are that cute, or just because I had to wait so long to have them done, like I’m talking months, but I love them and that’s all that matters.

Here’s some film photos, and some tunes to go along with them.

 


Priya shared a sketch with you 3

 

Hands – Brandt Orange
nursery – bbno$, Lentra
Glimmer – Mako Road
Switch Off – Milan Ring
Broken – Lund
Searching For A Feeling – Thirdstory

 

Priya shared a sketch with you 2

 


Bridges – Johnnyswim
The Land – Hoodzy
Be Like You – Whethan, Broods
Doing Better – Jamie Isaac
Your Favourite Song – Eighty Ninety
Philospher – Iris Temple
By Myself – Christian French, Triegy
Thirteen Sad Farewells – Stu Larsen

 

 

Priya shared a sketch with you

 


Ms Understood – Vintage Slims
Alladat – Church & AP
things change – Arno Faraji
Junk Food Forever – The Amazons
Brighter Than the Sun – Reuben Stone

 


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Priya

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Visualify // It’s Back!

Hello ladies and gentlemen!

Hope you’re all well, today I have a fun post for you all!

Its no secret that I love Spotify. Heck, quite a few of my recent posts have been dedicated to my Spotify, my playlists and the changes I’ve been making to them, especially during the last few months of isolation.

It’s also no secret that I’m a sucker for some good Spotify statistics. Anything that can give me a reflection of my listening habits, what I’m spending my time on, who I’m spending it with, I love it. Of course, you have the annual Spotify Wrapped, which I’ve blogged about every year since it’s inception. Then you also have Festify, a lesser known one that collates your listening habits over a variety of time periods, and creates your very own personalised ‘festival lineup’. That one is definitely fun.

However, one of my favourites has and always will be, Visualify. It was one of the first alternatives to the Spotify Wrapped-style statistic provider, in that, as the name suggest, it’s entirely visual. It crunched down your listening habits and showed you your most listened to artists and songs over a period of time and presented it to you in a way that was just … *chef’s kiss*.

And then the site crashed, and we lost access to it for a little while, until today I discovered – it’s back!

So, what better way to celebrate it’s return than with another Visualify Update? I don’t think I’ve ever seen my listening habits over a period of time, so accurately depicted. I’ve been listening to some tasty, tasty tunes my friends.

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 22

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW!!

I’m so very aware that my last SYDKBS post was only a few posts back and I have no business sharing another one so soon, but I promise I’m actually just scheduling a couple of super tasty posts for you right now. 

I’ll also have a bunch more time to schedule and write some new posts for you all now, considering Melbourne is going back into lockdown for 6 weeks following a string of days with an alarming number of new cases. 

To make up for it, the songs I’m sharing, are immaculate. I love all of these, hence why I’m so keen to share them with you. I’ll also have a bunch more time to schedule and write some new posts for you all now, considering Melbourne is going back into lockdown for 6 weeks following a string of days with an alarming number of new cases. 

That said, I’ve been discovering a bunch of new songs. I’ve had a great amount of genuinely incredible songs sent to my inbox, plus my friends have also introduced me to some new tunes since my last post, so strap yourselves in.

I’d love to know if you give any of these a listen – let me know in the comments below!

 

Lonely In Love – Abigail Barlow
Used – Joe Hertz, Dom McAllister, YonYon
Circus Animal – Molly Millington
I Can’t Breathe – Jerome Farah
Sunday Night – Hurricane, AirBorn Gav
If It Glitters It’s Gold – Dallas Woods
Free WiFi – Zeek Power
Hellboy – Herizen
SHALLOW – Saya Gray
Let You Know – a2k, Noah Vernon, Kobe White
Here For It All – Mike Nasa, Noah Slee
Waste My Time – Langston Francis
Bedsheets – Olivia Lunny
TAKE YOUR TIME – BOY SODA
Home for the Summertime – Solomon Fox 
12:55 – Nitecaller
Player 1 – Antzz
Drive – Ironess

 

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should Pt. 21

Hello friends!

Just popping in for a quick second to share some music I think you should hear! Don’t mind me.

Boy – Gymnastics in the Seventies
These Nights – Slip-On Stereo
Sweet Jane – Garrett Kato
Stay Tru – Mereba
My Lover – Not3s, Mabel
Goldchains – Tyde Levi
Locket – Kilo Kish
Catch Me – Yellow Claw, Flux Pavilion, Naaz, Candlelight
Ohio – Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr.
I Better Love You – Will Heard
Bad Guy – Niykee Heaton
California Sun – Corey Harper
Knowledge of Selfie – Jay Daniel
Honest – Jay Wile
Hanging Tree – Elijah Blake 
On My Mind – SODA, Jesse Ravlen
Manufactured Love – Michael Blue 

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Priya

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My Top 5 Most Listened To Playlists

Hello boys and girls!

You know the drill, I hope you’re all well and thriving!

For today’s post I just wanted to be annoying again and plug my own Spotify – but more specifically, my most listened to playlists, my favourite curations, the Top 5 playlists that get a real good rinse.

I have way too many playlists at this point, and I’ve given up on the idea of deleting playlists, because sooner or later, I find myself in a scenario where I know I used to have a playlist that was relevant for the moment, but because of my self-consciousness, I don’t. I know, it’s a total first world problem, but the point is – I’m a playlist snob, a playlist hoarder, and I’m not afraid of it anymore.

That said, like I mentioned, I have several playlists that just get a real good rinse. Just a few that I’m constantly returning to time and time again, whether with a purpose or just to have in the background. I present them to you below.

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356 // 2020

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I think I listen to this playlist the most because it’s the most accurate representation of all the songs I’m loving at the moment in one place. It’s currently the fourth installment in my collection of 365 playlists. For those of you who’ve just joined us, my 365 playlists are my annual playlists that I create right at the start of the new year, where I add a song every single day of the year. Usually the song I add is a song I’ve heard during the day,  a song a friend has shown me while we’re hanging out, a new discovery or a song that’s relevant to whatever happened on that day. Listen to 365 // 2020 HERE.

DUCK DIVE

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If you missed the post where I first referenced this playlist while talking about one of my favourite Netflix original shows, Outer Banks, you can read that HERE, but otherwise, you can listen to DUCK DIVE HERE. DUCK DIVE serves as my little mix-up of blues, roots, some psychedelic jazz and a good dose of reggae, building on the structure provided by the exquisite Outer Banks soundtrack. It’s been one of my favourite playlists ever since I made it, it’s got a handful of followers too, even my Dad has been spinning this one.

VIBE OR DIE

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VIBE OR DIE is my ride or die. It’s immaculate, if I do say so myself. It’s an essential part of my nightly vibe routine, which I’ve had the time to perfect since isolation started. I’m one of those people who bought LED strip lights for their room, and I finally got new globes for my salt rock lamps when I realised how much time I was spending in my room. With all those on, and the main lights off, my room is the definition of ‘vibe or die’ and this playlist is perfect for it. It’s find it really fitting for relaxing car rides when I don’t necessarily feel like singing (yelling) along and just driving. It’s also currently what I’m listening to while writing now. You can listen to VIBE OR DIE HERE.

WRAP

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My love for old school rap has never left since growing up and expanding my music taste, but it’s resurfaces a ton more now than ever, and it’s my go to music when I’m doing anything like drawing or making collages and wallpapers. If I know that I’m going for a longer drive, I’ll sometimes throw this on as well, and it’s another playlist that gets a good spin when I’m just hanging out in my room. As well as some of the old rap that I grew up hearing, it’s also highly influenced by shows like The Evolution of Hip Hop and The Last Dance, both of which are incredible Netflix shows if you ever want something to watch. Check out my WRAP playlist HERE.

BETTER YOURSELF

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This is a playlist that was desperately needed, and I was super happy with myself for recognising that and getting it done. This playlist is one of my most played playlists, especially for when I’m either a) at work or b) in my feels. It’s perfect to throw on at work because I just need something that’s good to have in the background, but I also love having it play because all the songs are so beautiful and impressive theoretically, technically or vocally, that it makes it such a treat to listen to. Plus, working in a shop that serves musicians, it’s always great to have people appreciating some YEBBA, Eloise or Bruno Major. It’s got a bunch of my favourite artists featured and it genuinely sounds like a warm hug. If you wanna literally transcend, you can check out the BETTER YOURSELF playlist HERE.

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Priya

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Songs You Don’t Know But Should // A #BLM Edit Pt. 20

Hello friends.

Hope you’re all well.

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I feel like it’s a bit redundant to say because as we are aware, and if you’re not, I’m thoroughly disappointed in you, the world has gone to shit. Personally, it would go against everything I believe in to not mention this on my little platform that I have here. The brutal, senseless and completely unjustifiable murder of George Floyd has sadly been the huge catalyst that’s completely ripped the hands off the ticking time bomb that was the current climate in the USA, and I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the protests, whether you’re being bombarded with images of the protests and riots, or you’re getting to see the beautiful peaceful sit-ins and protests that are not being shared by the media quite as frequently. We’re all seeing them. The problem lies within the systems and foundations that have lay in place for centuries, that have led to their eruption in 2020.

Police brutality, and the disenfranchisement of the African American community in the United States is barbaric and disgusting, and the fact that year after year, innocent black lives are lost at the hands of the law, sickens me and I hope it sickens you too. Dismantling the systems put in place to allow these murders, because that is what they are, to take place, as frequently as they have, has to be a priority for everyone. The entire foundation of the USA, as well as countries like my own, Australia (which has it’s own disgusting history of disenfranchising and incarcerating our Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders) the United Kingdom, and to be quite brutally honest, any country that’s been plagued by colonisation throughout it’s history, are built on the foundations of a racism and white privilege. It’s not enough anymore to just let racism and all that it encompasses, simply make you uncomfortable. We need to be calling it out, in all of it’s forms, whether that’s protesting about police brutality, or calling out your friends when they make a racist joke. There is so much to be done. Your priority should be being on the right side of history. Simply not being racist is not enough. You have to be anti-racist. You have to be committed to fight against racism, wherever you see it.

 

Read, the fuck up. Educate yourself. It is not the role of the black community to put their plight on pause to educate us when Google is free. Even better, Google Scholar. There are so many resources out there, it reaches a point of choosing to be ignorant, by not searching them out. If you’d like an easy place to start – watch the This Is America music video, and allow Childish Gambino to give you a rough warm up. You can read my post dissecting that video HERE if you’d like as well. That video was released in 2018, two whole years ago, and even in 2020, it’s become an anthem for the current situation the world is facing.

Listen. Great, you’re an ally, you’ve educated yourself, you’re constantly reading and learning more. The most important tool when it comes to research? I don’t know about you but when I was in English class, the most important source, was the primary source. You can repost and re-share as much as you want, but if you aren’t shutting the hell up and listening when the black community wants to talk, it means null. It’s one thing to speak with and speak for the black community, it’s an entirely different thing, to speak over them.

Call out racism in all it’s forms. Don’t sit and wait around for another innocent life to be taken before speaking up. Racism is a learnt trait, it is not something we’re born with, and we should be doing everything in our power to stop it from manifesting itself even further than it already has. Understand that things like user racial slurs and hate crimes are just the pinnacle and most overt forms of racism. Educate yourself on all the ways it’s present in our lives literally every day. OTHER POC: acknowledge anti-black sentiments in your own culture because we all know they damn-well exist. Be the change within your own community.

If your country has a history of an indigenous peoples like the Aboriginal community here in Australia, learn the history and learn about the foundations of which your country was built on. Learn how those foundations influence literally every aspect of your life.

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Make people uncomfortable. I’ve had countless and countless discussions with people, who I never thought I’d have to, since the protests started. People who are uncomfortable with constantly having to see my Instagram stories, who are uncomfortable each time I share a post highlighting the hypocrisy in calling out racism in America while living in Australia and refusing to acknowledge our own racist history, people who aren’t comfortable with seeing images from the protests and seeing info-graphs like the one I shared above, that purely highlight the ways in which they are complicit in their own racism. And to that I say, good. Be uncomfortable. It’s literally the absolute bare minimum you can do.

I know I’ve taken up a huge chunk of this blog post already, and I will share some music, however I do wanna leave some resources for those of you who want to further educate yourself, contribute to bail funds, sign petitions and support the BLM movement. I implore you to do so. Complacency and refusing to take action, is taking the wrong side. Simply calling it a political fight, purely acknowledges that the fight is systematic, and we we know this. It’s not a political fight anymore, it’s a fight for human rights.

Justice for George Floyd Petition:https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

Master GoogleDoc to link for Freedom Funds and BLM Support – assisting with posting bail for protesters and activists, as well as fundraisers, support for local businesses, and resources for protestors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-WreRnjy5zMXI1n2FUnf1e5p6lAvm-G5HF-2lVnj4RM/edit

Black Lives Matter Card – Rundown of the most recent events that have fuelled the protests, as well as links to where you can help out and additional resources: https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/

BLM Donation Card – resources of where to donate and what you can contribute to: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

Intelligencer Article – one of the best, most detailed and thorough article I’ve read about the protest, their context, especially in regard to their eruption in Minneapolis, the impact of police violence and presence, and the justification of protests in the context of the current climate: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2020/05/george-floyd-minneapolis-and-lies.html

 

Here’s the music.

If I Could – Voli K
Do You? – TroyBoi
Everytime – Paul Mccall, Wbu
Fix It to Break It – Clinton Kane
Motion – Emotional Oranges
Don’t Try – Otis Kane
Wishful Thinking – MOR
1 4 2 – Inner Wave
Thursday – Leven Kali
Settle (Daju Remix) – BAYNK, Sinead Harnett, Daju
PREACHER MAN – SWIDT
Lemonworld – Ocean Alley
Bitter End – SIX60
Friends – E^ST
Red Wine – IIIBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA, HIGH HOOPS
Good To Know – Ciscero, Masego, Ambriia, KP
Flex – Knox Brown
Natural Selection – Drax Project
Live Well – Palace
The World Is Outs – True Vibenation
Skin – Dijon

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Priya

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Black Lightning // A Soundtrack

Hello friends!

Alas, another Netflix original has fallen prey to my stream of isolation binging, this time being Black Lightningbased on the DC comics. Once again, I’m thoroughly impressed by whoever it is at Netflix, managing the music direction, and picking the soundtrack for these shows, because nearly every single episode of the three seasons that are currently up, had incredible music in it.

The show, although primarily an action, super-hero series, is literally filled with genres of race, systematic oppression, socioeconomic status, drug addiction and gang violence, all tied up together with the ‘super’ genre in a manner that is so relevant and contextually current, watching it today.

The music in the show is a great mix of old school funk tracks, some jazz, blues, soul, and then a bunch of newer artists, hip hop, rap and RnB tracks, and it all went perfectly with each scene.

Here’s a break down of some of my favourite songs from each season!

SEASON 1

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SEASON 2

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SEASON 3

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Let me know if you end up watching Black Lightning as well – I’d love to hear what you think, not just of the music but of the show as a whole!!

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Priya

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Tunes For Social-Distancing

Hello everyone.

I feel like it would be weird to not make a post during the current world-changing events we’re living through at the moment at least mentioning it.

It’s weird isn’t it? Scary, definitely, very eye-opening. It felt like a slow burn but COVID-19 truly happened so quickly, I think everyone’s struggling to keep up.

Of course, there’s isolation, quarantine’s, and the big one, social distancing, a phrase no-one would have considered anything serious a couple of months ago. Seriously, it sounds like something people say when they claim to take some time off social media but are back a few days later. Instead, it’s become a very real part of our day-to-day lives, and so many people have had to alter the way they live.

We’ve got distancing rules, limits on venues and social places like bars and restaurants, capped capacity, AFL games that are being played to empty stadiums and plenty of people working from home or waiting to hear about the future of their careers.

Personally, social-distancing hasn’t hugely impacted me, other than a trip to New Zealand that’s looking more and more like it’s not happening. I’m no longer a student, so I don’t have to catch public transport into the city every day, and I don’t work full-time or part-time yet, so I don’t have that to stress over. I am a casual worker and my hours have taken a bit of a hit as local and small businesses are obviously struggling as they are all over the world.

It kinda feels like the time between Christmas and New Year where everyone’s home, but there’s things to be done, and no-one’s really sure what day it is. There’s also a sense of urgency that something’s coming (???) but there’s so little that we can actually do, if that makes sense.

I don’t know, it’s just a super weird time and I think the fact that it’s a global pandemic makes it all the more scarier and serious.

What has come out of social distancing however, is a lot of time spent inside. Time spent at home, with family,  hours and hours on end available to binge Netflix shows, start new projects, complete old ones etc. I’ve cleaned out a huge majority of my wardrobe, a task I was putting off for months, and my sister’s baked four cakes and trays of brownies already. I’m up to my eyeballs in scheduled posts for this blog and I’ve been writing and recording so much music it’s making up for the huge lack of inspiration I’ve been feeling since the start of 2020. And as expected, or given away by the title of this post, I’ve also been listening to a ton of music on repeat, which is what I’m here to share with you.

Hope you enjoy, and I hope you and yours are well and looking after each other.

YOU SHOULD HEAR

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Priya

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